Efficacious Novena to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

I. O my Jesus, you have said: "Truly I say to you, ask and you will receive, seek and you will find, knock and it will be opened to you." Behold I knock, I seek and ask for the grace of...... (here name your request)
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.......(here name your request) 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.....(here name your request) 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 miserable sinners and grant us the grace which we ask of you, through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, your tender Mother and ours. 
Say the Hail, Holy Queen and add: St. Joseph, foster father of Jesus, pray for us.


St. Margaret Mary Alacoque


SMM’s next Adult Formation Series, “Fulfilled: Drawn into the Divine Mystery,” beings May 14th. This video series will explore how the Sanctuary in the Old Testament connects to the Catholic Church’s teachings on the Eucharist, Mary, and more. Adults of all backgrounds and stages welcome.

Groups will meet for seven consecutive weeks on Tuesday evenings (7:00-8:30 pm) or Thursday mornings (9:15-10:45 am). Register for Fulfilled HERE 

Contact China Weil with questions (402)558-9119.


Have you ever wondered if there were something you, or you and your family or friends, could do to help out? We have a wide variety of people in need and a wide variety of skills and resources to meet those needs. Let us help you find a way to help that taps your best interests and skills.

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., member of the St Margaret Mary Adult Faith Formation Committee, has volunteered to be our parish Service Opportunity Coordinator. She will love to connect you with volunteer opportunities throughout the year and for any other projects or needs of the parish and its groups or ministries.

Here are some areas she’s exploring:

  • Getting ready for winter: helping the parish and our neighbors with winterizing. Could involve raking, planting, weatherizing, whatever is needed.
  • Game Night: to help the refugee families our parish has sponsored meet other parishioners.
  • Helping a local shelter: serving a meal, clean-up, reading to kids at the shelter, whatever is needed.

Sheila will be posting opportunities in the Bulletin and on the parish website, but PLEASE CONTACT HER with any good ideas you have as well! This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 Click here to find out how you can get involved with the Parish Pastoral Plan to create or expand Adult Faith Formation activities.

Adult faith formation provides a number of processes through which people may consciously grow in the life of Christ through experience, reflection, prayer and study. This must be the central task of the catechetical enterprise “becoming the axis around which revolves the catechesis of childhood and adolescence as well as that of old age”. (General Directory for Catechesis, #275)

“Every disciple of the Lord shares in his mission. … To grow in discipleship throughout life, all believers need and are called to build vibrant parish and diocesan communities of faith and service…. Pope John Paul II …envision[s] a laity who are living witnesses to Christ: well-formed in faith, enthusiastic, capable of leadership in the Church and in society, filled with compassion, and working for justice.” (Our Hearts Were Burning Within Us, USCCB, 1999, pp. pp.1-2, 11)

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