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Prayers

Prayers

Efficacious Novena To The Sacred Heart Of Jesus I. O my Jesus, You have said, ‘Truly I say to you, ask and it will be given you, seek and you will find, knock and it will be opened to you.’ Behold, I knock, I seek and ask for the grace of… Our Father… Hail Mary… Glory be to the Father… Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in you. II. O my Jesus, You have said, ‘Truly I say to you, if you ask anything of the Father in my name, He will give it to you.’ Behold, in Your name, I ask the Father for the grace of… Our Father… Hail Mary… Glory be to the Father… Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in you. III. O my Jesus, You have said, ‘Truly I say to you, heaven and earth will pass away but my words will not pass away.’ Encouraged by Your infallible words, I now ask for the grace of… Our Father… Hail Mary… Glory be to the Father… Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in you. O Sacred Heart of Jesus, for whom it is impossible not to have compassion on the afflicted, have pity on us poor sinners and grant us the grace which we ask of You, through the Sorrowful and Immaculate heart of Mary, Your tender mother and ours. Hail, Holy Queen… St. Joseph, foster father of Jesus, pray for us...
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Our Church

Our Church

In 1908 the Jesuit Order founded a mission in the upper room of a schoolhouse located at 158 Ontario Street. Jesuit priests from Hamilton travelled to guelph regularly to say Mass in Italian for the local community. From 1912 to 1930, Jesuits continued to serve the mission and chapel. The situation changed when four women, Rose Caroll, Martha Heffernan, Sarah Meagher and Maria Veroni, took a petition door-to-door seeking support for a parish in their Ward (St.Patrick). Their dedication and determination resulted in the granting of their request in 1930 by the Most Reverend John T.McNally, Bishop of Hamilton. Thus Sacred Heart Parish was founded, and Father P.L. O’Brien, P.P., was named as first pastor. Since that time, Sacred Heart Parish has played a significant role in the growth of the City of Guelph through the contributions of its individual citizens, its support of education through Sacred Heart School, and its works of charity and community building. When it celebrated its 75th anniversary in 2005, its service was lauded by many public officials as well as celebrated by church members and leaders. Sacred Heart’s pastor, Father Jacek Walkiewicz, s.Chr., said at that time that the parish “is the place where we grow in holiness, compassion and justice.” Over the years the parish has been led by devoted pastors and enriched by many parish organizations and groups, such as the Catholic Women’s League, Blessed Virgin Sodality, Holy Name Society, Holy Rosary Society, Legion of Mary, Altar Society and others. Parish volunteers contribute countless hours organizing events and serving in liturgical...