June 12, 2015
Text (Gospel Story) John 19:31-37
Since it was the preparation day, in order that the bodies might not remain on the cross on the Sabbath, for the Sabbath of that week was a solemn one, the Jews asked Pilate that their legs be broken and they be taken down. So the soldiers came and broke the legs of the first and then of the other one who was crucified with Jesus. But when they came to Jesus and saw that he was already dead, they did not break his legs, but one soldier thrust his lance into his side, and immediately blood and water flowed out. An eyewitness has testified, and his testimony is true; he knows that he is speaking the truth, so that you also may come to believe. For this happened so that the Scripture passage might be fulfilled: Not a bone of it will be broken. And again another passage says: They will look upon him whom they have pierced.
O Sacred Heart of Jesus,
Give us the grace to be compassionate servants of the poor. O Sacred Heart of Jesus,
Give us the grace to be abodes of justice and love. O Sacred Heart of Jesus,
Give us the grace to be patient and merciful. Amen