Heart of Christ


    This fall, our diocesan family of faith has the opportunity to learn more about the Heart of Christ. Bishop Loverde released a pastoral letter entitled "Fountain of Life, Fire of Love." Then, on the Feast of Christ the King, as a diocese, we will consecrate ourselves to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

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    Consecration to the sacred heart 

    On the Feast of Christ the King, Bishop Loverde will consecrate the diocese to the Sacred Heart at the Cathedral of St. Thomas More. Individual parishes will also have the opportunity to consecrate themselves.

    Papal encyclicals on the sacred heart 

    Devotion to the Sacred Heart is a rich part of our Catholic tradition. Read more on what the popes have written:


    Sacred Heart of Jesus

    Pastoral Letter

    Bishop Loverde's pastoral letter focusing on the Heart of Christ, particularly in the devotions to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Divine Mercy, is available here.  

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