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The month of June is dedicated to The Sacred Heart of Jesus. This month falls within the liturgical season of Ordinary Time, which is represented by the liturgical colour green. This symbol of hope is the colour of the sprouting seed and arouses in the faithful the hope of reaping the eternal harvest of heaven, especially the hope of a glorious resurrection. It is used in the offices and Masses of Ordinary Time.

The Holy Father’s Intentions for the Month of June 2021 The Beauty of Marriage —Let us pray for young people who are preparing for marriage with the support of a Christian community: may they grow in love, with generosity, faithfulness and patience.

As we begin to feel the warmth of summer, we can reflect that we celebrate the feasts of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (June 11) and the Immaculate Heart of Mary ( June 12). God is Love and the Sacred Heart of Jesus present on earth in the Blessed Sacrament is the human manifestation of God’s Love for men. Appropriately June is considered the month for weddings where human hearts join and cooperate with the Creator in bringing forth new life. The family they create is a human reflection of the Blessed Trinity. Also on June 1 we celebrate the Memorial of Mary, Mother of the Church. This feast is to be celebrated on the Monday following pentecost.


Other principle feasts of this month are St. Justin (June 1), Sts. Marcellinus and Peter (June 2),

St. Boniface (June 5),St. Ephrem (June 9),

St. Romuald (June 19), Sts. John Fisher and Thomas More (June 22), the Birth of St. John the Baptist (June 24), St. Josemaria Escriva (June 26), the Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul (June 29) and the First Martyrs of the Church of Rome (June 30).


The feast of St. Barnabas (June 11) is superseded by the feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The feasts of St. Norbert (June 6), St.Anthony of Padua (June 13) and St. Cyril of Alexandria (June 27), are superseded by the Sunday liturgy.