Mass and Chant Propers of The Sacred Heart of Jesus

Incipit
Sacerdos paratus cum ingreditur ad Altare, facta illi debita reverentia, signat se signo crucis a fronte ad pectus, et clara voce dicit:
In nómine Patris, ☩ et Fílii, et Spíritus Sancti. Amen.
Beginning 

The priest, bowing down at the foot of the altar, makes the Sign of the Cross, from his forehead to his breast, and says: 
In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, ☩ and of the Holy Ghost. Amen.

Deinde, iunctis manibus ante pectus, incipit Antiphonam:
S. Introíbo ad altáre Dei.
M. Ad Deum, qui lætíficat iuventútem meam.
Postea alternatim cum Ministris dicit sequentem:
Ps. 42, 1-5. 
S. Iúdica me, Deus, et discérne causam meam de gente non sancta: ab hómine iníquo et dolóso érue me.
M. Quia tu es, Deus, fortitudo mea: quare me reppulísti, et quare tristis incédo, dum afflígit me inimícus?
S. Emítte lucem tuam et veritátem tuam: ipsa me deduxérunt, et adduxérunt in montem sanctum tuum et in tabernácula tua.
M. Et introíbo ad altáre Dei: ad Deum, qui lætíficat iuventútem meam.
S. Confitébor tibi in cíthara, Deus, Deus meus: quare tristis es, ánima mea, et quare contúrbas me?
M. Spera in Deo, quóniam adhuc confitébor illi: salutáre vultus mei, et Deus meus.
S. Glória Patri, et Fílio, et Spirítui Sancto.
M. Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc, et semper: et in saecula sæculórum. Amen.
Sacerdos repetit Antiphonam:
S. Introíbo ad altáre Dei.
M. Ad Deum, qui lætíficat iuventútem meam.

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Then joining his hands before his breast, he begins the Anthem:
P. I will go in unto the altar of God.
S. To God who giveth joy to my youth.
The priest alternates with the server in reciting this psalm to express his desire, joy and confidence in going to the altar of the Sacrifice.
Ps. 42, 1-5. 
P. Judge me, O God, and distinguish my cause from the nation which is not holy: deliver me from the unjust and deceitful man.
S. For Thou, O God, art my strength: why hast Thou cast me off? and why go I sorrowful whilst the enemy afflicteth me?
P. Send forth Thy light and Thy truth: they have conducted me and brought me unto Thy holy mount, and into Thy tabernacles.
S. And I will go into the altar of God: to God who giveth joy to my youth.
P. To Thee, O God, my God, I will give praise upon the harp; why art thou sad, O my soul, and why dost thou disquiet me?
S. Hope in God, for I will still give praise to Him: the salvation of my countenance and my God.
P. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost.
S. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
The priest repeats the Anthem:
P. I will go in unto the altar of God.
S. To God who giveth joy to my youth. 

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Devotions to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

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Devotions to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Promises of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
by Rev. Irenaeus Schoenherr, O.F.M.

God has always dealt with men in a way consonant with their nature–by drawing them to His Holy Will by promises of reward. It was so with His dealings with the chosen people under the Old Dispensation. It was the way of Christ in the New, promising even a hundredfold return for compliance with His desires. And so it is in the history of the revelation and propagation of the devotion to the Sacred Heart.

“That men might more readily respond to that wonderful and overflowing desire of love,” wrote Leo XIII in his Encyclical Annum Sacrum (1899) on the devotion, “Jesus, by the promise of rich rewards, called and drew all men to Him.” St. Margaret Mary in her writings insists again and again on the ardent desire of Christ to pour out blessings with a royal generosity on those who would honor His Divine Heart and return Him love for love.

These Promises of the Sacred Heart, in the form in which they are now popularly known and approved by the Church, far surpass in variety, universality and importance those attached to any other exercises of devotion in the Church.
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