The First Friday Club ~
You are cordially invited to participate each and every First Friday for the monthly devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
There is in the Sacred Heart the symbol and express image of the infinite love of Jesus Christ which moves us to love in return. – Pope Leo XIII
Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus is devotion to Jesus Christ Himself, but in the particular ways of meditating on His interior life and on His threefold love – His divine love, His burning love that fed His human will, and His sensible love that affects His interior life. Pope Pius XII of blessed memory writes on this topic in his 1956 encyclical, Haurietis Aquas (On Devotion To The Sacred Heart). here an excerpt which help explain the devotion:
54. …the Heart of the Incarnate Word is deservedly and rightly considered the chief sign and symbol of that threefold love with which the divine Redeemer unceasingly loves His eternal Father and all mankind.
55. It is a symbol of that divine love which He shares with the Father and the Holy Spirit but which He, the Word made flesh, alone manifests through a weak and perishable body, since “in Him dwells the fullness of the Godhead bodily.”
The First Friday Club enjoys the communal opportunity to join hearts and voices in prayer for Holy Mother Church and our parish needs. We provide helping hands for a parish based project each month as well as share lunch. We meet each first Friday of the month in the St. Thomas Aquinas Church Cebula Room after daily Mass.
“Inflame our hearts with Your Divine Love with which Thine own is all on fire.”