Today is the Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. It is also a first Friday. I hope many of you go to confession, attend Mass, and go out of your way to help someone in need, even by only making a financial contribution.
Our Friday traditio is Jars of Clay with the hymn "God Be Merciful to Me."
Wash me, make me pure within/Cleanse, oh, cleanse me from my sin/My transgressions I confess/Grief and guilt my soul oppress
O God, who in the Heart of your Son,
wounded by our sins,
bestow on us in mercy
the boundless treasure of your love,
grant, we pray,
that, in paying him the homage of our devotion,
we may also offer worthy reparation.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. Amen