FATIMA CELL PROGRAM FOR JUNE
DEVOTION TO THE MOST SACRED HEART OF JESUS. The Fatima Children were told that the Sacred Heart of Jesus desires to be venerated with the Immaculate Heart of Mary; the Fatima Prayers exhort us to pray for the conversion of poor sinners through the infinite merits of the Divine Heart. Seriously reflect upon: the need for devotion and reparation to the Sacred Heart of Jesus; the great promises Our Lord made to those who faithfully fulfill the Nine First Fridays; Enthronement of the home to the Sacred Heart of Jesus; the infinite love of His Most Sacred Heart – that love which keeps Him a Prisoner on our altars; holy hours of adoration and reparation, especially nocturnal holy hours. Is it too much to give 15, 30 or 60 minutes a night to the Heart of your Savior and King, Lord and God?
OPENING PRAYERS: * Come Holy Ghost * The Rosary with meditation on each mystery
* The Litany of Our Lady of Loreto * Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel
* Prayer to Our Mother of Perpetual Help * Hymn: Mother Dearest, Mother Fairest (or another)
* Prayer of Pope Leo XIII to St. Joseph to be recited after the Rosary
MEDITATION: * from "My Imitation of Christ"; or "The Path of Mary"
STUDY & DISCUSS: * Officer's reports; Cell Memos; reading of the Salve Maria Regina Bulletin.
- THE TRADITIONAL CATHOLIC LITURGY: Review the liturgy for the Feast of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, June 12 (10 min. report; 5 min. discussion). Reference: See link above.
- THE MOST SACRED HEART OF JESUS: Our Holy Mother Church encourages us to venerate the Sacred Heart of Jesus with the Immaculate Heart of Mary; the Fatima Prayers, short though they be, are a beautiful exhortation to pray for the conversion of poor sinners through the infinite merits of the Sacred Heart. Review the article of St. Alphonsus Maria Liguori on Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Discuss means of making reparation to His Most Sacred Heart; the great promises of the Nine First Fridays; Enthronement of the home and family to the Sacred Heart of Jesus; nocturnal hours of adoration and reparation (10 min. report; 5 min. discussion). Reference: Love, Peace, and Joy by St. Gertrude the Great; Notice on Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus by St. Alphonsus Maria Liguori.
- THE COURT OF OUR HEAVENLY QUEEN: Discuss the life and trials of St. William of York (10 min. report and discussion). Reference: See link above.
- DEVOTION TO THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS: Discuss the origin of the Devotion as well as the teaching of Pope Pius XII in His Encyclical on devotion to the Sacred Heart entitled Haurietis Aquas (10 min. report and discussion). Reference: Article – Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus: Historical Origin; excerpt from the Encyclical Haurietis Aquas in Salve Maria Regina No. 123.
- MARY IN DOCTRINE AND DEVOTION: Discuss these feasts: Our Lady of Fatima – June 13th Apparition; Our Lady of the Sacred Heart (June 20); Our Mother of Perpetual Help (June 27) (10 min. report; 5 min. discussion). Reference: See links above.
- THE COURT OF OUR HEAVENLY QUEEN: Discuss how meditating upon the lives of the saints inspires and encourages us to a more perfect living of our consecration to our Heavenly Queen and Loving Mother. Read the following list of feasts, and choose 2-3 saints to reflect upon during this meeting: St. Medard; St. Margaret of Scotland; St. Anthony of Padua; St. Basil the Great; St. Vitus, one of the Fourteen Holy Helpers; St. John Francis Regis (10 min. report and discussion). Reference: The Fourteen Holy Helpers; see links above.
- THE TRADITIONAL CATHOLIC LITURGY: Review the Liturgical Feast of St. John the Baptist, June 24 (10-15 min. report; 5 min. discussion).
Reference: (See link above).
- MARIAN SHRINES AND APPARITIONS: Review the Shrines of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart and the June 25th Apparition of Our Lady at Marienfried (10 min. report; 5 min. discussion). Reference: See links above.
- THE COURT OF OUR HEAVENLY QUEEN: Choose 2-3 Saints to reflect upon during this meeting: St. Ephrem the Deacon; St. Juliana Falconieri; St. Silverius; St. Aloysius Gonzaga; Ss. Processus and Martinianus; St. Leo II (10 min. report and reflection.) Reference: See links above.
- THE TRADITIONAL CATHOLIC LITURGY: Review the Liturgical Feasts of the Precious Blood of Jesus (July 1) and the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary (July 2; 10 min. report; 5 min. reflection.) Reference: See links above.
- MORE SOULS GO TO HELL FOR SINS OF THE FLESH...: "CERTAIN FASHIONS ARE BEING INTRODUCED WHICH GRAVELY OFFEND MY DIVINE SON." In light of these words of Our Lady to Jacinta, discuss the current moral decay in our society and the flagrant immodesty in the media and in summer fashions; how vanity and comfort are more important to the world than obeying God, imitating His Mother and striving at all times to grow in grace and holiness. Discuss the necessity of imitating Our Lady's virtues, especially Her modesty, if we are to faithfully live our Scapular consecration (10 min. report; 5 min. discussion). Reference: Article – Our Lady's Words to Jacinta; article – The Marylike Standards of Modesty; article – Long, Hot Summer Leads to Long, Hot Eternity.
- THE COURT OF OUR HEAVENLY QUEEN: Review the Liturgical Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul, June 29, and the Liturgical Feast of the Commemoration of St. Paul, June 30 (10 min. report and reflection.) Reference: See links above.
The Litany of Humility
The Fatima Prayers
Act of Reparation to the Sacred Heart
Cell Plan of Apostolic Action for June
* Make an act of love and reparation to the Sacred Heart of Jesus at every hour.
* Adoration of and reparation to the Sacred Heart of Jesus in the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar
* Total consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus through the Immaculate Heart of Mary
- Eucharistic all-night Vigil on First Friday-First Saturday of June, especially for a grace-filled retreat for both Religious and laity.
- Special observance of the important Feasts of June: The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Our Mother of Divine Grace, St. Anthony of Padua, St. John the Baptist, Our Mother of Perpetual Help, Sts. Peter & Paul, etc. (consult Catholic Calendar).
- Pray with gratitude and devotion the daily devotions and Litany of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus during June, the month of the Sacred Heart.
- Family practice:In the home, each member of the family should take turns adoring Our Lord and making reparation to His Most Sacred Heart – preferably during the night, at least for 15-30 minutes. Remember to celebrate in a special way the day on which your family’s home was enthroned. If your family and home have not been enthroned to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, June would be the most appropriate month for this important consecration. Obviously the enthronement needs to be preceded by a suitable period of preparation, so that the Sacred Heart of Jesus may truly reign as the King and Center of the home and family.
- Twenty-four hour Vigil of Reparation on June 13, the anniversary of Our Lady's second apparition at Fatima; pray for the strengthening of Catholic family life; the spread of the Fatima Crusade and the growth of the Fatima Cell Movement; and for the perseverance of the remnant faithful ever determined to remain humbly faithful to the doctrines and traditions of the One, Holy, Catholic, Apostolic Church.
- Pope Pius XII decreed the annual renewal of our consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus on His Feast, the Friday after the Octave of Corpus Christi (this year – June 12). Distribute copies of the Promises of the Sacred Heart. Adorn Our Lord's altar with flowers and candles. Participate in the procession and ceremonies in honor of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. If this is not possible, then do so in your own home or neighborhood as a family or with all the families of the Cell together.
- Personal Resolve:To make reparation to the Sacred Heart of Jesus this month, and to participate in nocturnal Vigils of Reparation, especially before the Blessed Sacrament. Out of love, respect, and true devotion to Our Divine Lord, to fervently imitate the virtues of the Sacred Heart, especially the virtues of humility, meekness, obedience, fervent charity and burning zeal.
- Make visits to hospitals and homes for the elderly. Let the Sacred Heart speak and act through you. Show compassion for, and encourage, the sick and infirm by distributing Fatima pledges, Brown Scapulars, Miraculous Medals, Sacred Heart badges, and leaflets to those open to receiving and piously using these spiritual aids. Explain to them the great value of offering their sufferings for the conversion of sinners and the salvation of souls.