Draw Near to His Heart


 The morning of June 27th 2014 at St. Peter’s Cathedral, we celebrated the feast of Sacred Heart of Jesus with Mar Sarhad Y. Jammo and all sodality members. The church was filled with enthusiastic people who prayed reverently during mass.

    During the celebration of mass, there was a ceremony of new members entering into the Sacred Heart of Jesus Sodality. They made their pledges publicly and have promised to have a deeper devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

   After the ceremony, Mar Sarhad Y. Jammo gave a beautiful homily describing the biblical event of this feast. He says, “the Sacred Heart of Jesus does not come from a some person who wants to be close to Jesus but rather at the moment Thomas was told to put his hand into the side of Jesus. Thomas drew near to Jesus’ heart”

   After Mass, there was a benediction of the Eucharist and a procession around the church as the sodality members carried their flag of the Sacred Heart of Jesus with honor.

   This, then, led to a small gathering in the hall of St. Peter’s Cathedral. Everyone was enjoying themselves with the new members and participated in the feast in dedication to Our Lord Jesus Christ.