SACRED HEART OF JESUS C Lectionary #172

The Solemnity of the Sacred Heart is a celebration of divine love expressed in the incarnate person of Jesus. That divine love in human form is a call to each of us to be touched and transformed by this love. Devotion to the Sacred Heat developed in the Middle Ages and became so strong that it evoked several papal encyclicals in support and explanation of this devotion. Beginning as a special devotion in a French seminary, a liturgical celebration of the Sacred Heart spread in the eighteenth century through France and other European nations, and it became a feast in the universal calendar in 1856.

 

Ezekiel 34:11–16. Evoking imagery from Psalm 23 and the promise of an ideal shepherd-king, the prophet presents God as the one who will replace the wicked shepherds and will rule the people directly, bringing them together from exile and leading them to good pasture.

 

Psalm of the Day: Ps. (22) 23

The familiar “good shepherd” psalm proclaims faith in God, who shepherds us through all of life's trials.

 

El Señor Es Mi Pastor (Florián) Cantos 55

El Señor Es Mi Pastor (Rosas) FYC 185/GP 181

El Señor Es Mi Pastor (Rubalcava) Cantos 54

El Señor Es Mi Pastor (Taulé) FYC 184

El Señor Es Mi Pastor (Terry) FYC 183

My Shepherd Is the Lord (Gelineau) WOR 32/WOR4 37/CBW 606/GC 30/GC2 24/G3 34/WC 421/RS 45/WS 354/GP3 128

Nada Me Falta (Peña) Cantos 57/GC 33/RS 46

Shepherd Me, O God (Haugen) GC 31/GC2 23/G3 35/MI-BB 464/PCY2 9/WC 423/RS 756/WS 355/WOR4 36/GP3 642

The Lord Is My Shepherd (Alstott) JS 128

The Lord Is My Shepherd (Blakesley) SPS 59

The Lord is My Shepherd (Crandal) SPS 60/GP3 127

The Lord Is My Shepherd (Colopy) WC 422

The Lord Is My Shepherd (Cooney) GP 179/GP3 125/SP3 18

The Lord Is My Shepherd (della Picca) PC2 28/WC 218

The Lord Is My Shepherd (Foley) PCY7 8

The Lord Is My Shepherd (Gustafson) GP 178

The Lord Is My Shepherd (Harris) SMM3 42

The Lord Is My Shepherd (Janco) PRM A51/WS 356

The Lord Is My Shepherd (Kreutz) PSC 36

The Lord Is My Shepherd (Marshall) SO 58

The Lord Is My Shepherd (Murray) WOR4 37

The Lord Is My Shepherd (Proulx/Black) CBW 53, 211

The Lord Is My Shepherd (Proulx/Gelineau) WOR 842/WOR4 37

The Lord is My Shepherd (Reza) GP3 126

The Lord Is My Shepherd (Roberts) LMGM 544

The Lord Is My Shepherd (Sensmeier) GC 32/RS 44

The Lord Is My Shepherd (Smith) GP 180/SP4 6

The Lord Is My Shepherd (Somerville) CBW 607

The Lord Is My Shepherd (Wood/Black) CBW 158

You Are My Shepherd, Lord (Krisman) PAS 12

 

Romans 5:5b–11. Paul connects the outpouring of divine life with the blood of Christ shed on the cross, bringing reconciliation.

 

Luke 15:3–7. Luke uses the image of the shepherd finding lost sheep to illustrate God's intense love for sinners who repent.

 

Songs for the Liturgy

A Spendthrift Lover Is the Lord WOR 597

All You Who Seek a Comfort Sure (G) CH 503/WOR 490*

Beautiful Savior GP 669/JS 859/WC 1019/GP3 696

God Is Love (Haas) GC 629/GC2 608/G3 699/RS 744

God is Love (Joncas) GP3 655

God Is Love (Rees/Abbot's Leigh) JS 749

God’s Love is Everlasting SPS 96,300

God of Love (Schutte) GP 647/GP3 661

He Came Down GC 370/GC2 364/G3 429/RS 519

Heart of Christ WC 1020

Heart of Jesus JS 476

I Cannot Tell It All GP 390

Jesu, Joy of Our Desiring JS 669/LMGM 269/MI-BB 408/GP3 567

Jesus, the Very Thought of You JS 474/WC 1025

Joyfully Singing GC 548/RS 682

Love Divine, All Loves Excelling (2) CH 454/GC 622/GC2 613/G3 641/GP 640/GP3 662/JS 746/RS 743/WC 857/WOR 588/WOR4 642MI-BB 474/WS 721

Love Is His Word RS 750/WC 660

Near to the Heart of God LMGM 151

No Greater Love GC 628/GC2 607/GP 362/GP3 290/G3 701/RS 753

O Sacred Heart All Holy CH 511

Our God Is Rich in Love (1) GC 652/GC2 620

Rock of Ages (G) LMGM 51

Tell Jesus All LMGM 176

There's a Wideness in God's Mercy CH 535/GC 626/GC2 603/G3 644/GP 639/GP3 670/JS 748/RS 742/WC 709/WOR 596/WOR4 645/MI-BB 488/WS 607

To Christ the Prince of Peace (G) CH 526/WOR 491*

What Wondrous Love Is This CH 530/GC 627/GC2 614/G3 642/GP 642/GP3 668/JS 755/RS 749/WC 757/WOR 600/WOR4 641/MI-BB 479/WS 704/SPS 364

 

* This hymn is an English translation of a traditional hymn for the liturgy of the hours on this solemnity.