Most Reverend José Gomez of Los Angeles, President of the USCCB, invites Catholics nationwide to join in prayer in the Litany of the Sacred Heart of Jesus at 12 noon Eastern time (11AM Central, 9AM Pacific) on Good Friday, April 10, 2020.  A plenary indulgence is also available to all who join in prayer for the end of the pandemic. To receive this indulgence, a member of the faithful should

  1. Pray the Litany of the Sacred Heart on Good Friday
  2. Be truly repentant of any sins they have committed and receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation (at the earliest opportunity)
  3. Pray for the Holy Father’s intentions

Click HERE for the Litany of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (opens a PDF file).


Litany of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Lord, have mercy
Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy
Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy
Lord, have mercy.

Christ, hear us.
Christ, hear us.
Christ, graciously hear us.
Christ, graciously hear us.

God our Father in heaven,
have mercy on us.*

(*Have mercy on us is repeated after each invocation.)

God the Son, Redeemer of the world,
God the Holy Spirit,
Holy Trinity, one God,

Heart of Jesus, Son of the eternal Father,
Heart of Jesus, formed by the Holy Spirit in the womb of the Virgin Mother,
Heart of Jesus, one with the eternal Word,
Heart of Jesus, infnite in majesty,
Heart of Jesus, holy temple of God,
Heart of Jesus, tabernacle of the Most High,
Heart of Jesus, house of God and gate of heaven,
Heart of Jesus, aflame with love for us,
Heart of Jesus, source of justice and love,
Heart of Jesus, full of goodness and love,
Heart of Jesus, well-spring of all virtue,
Heart of Jesus, worthy of all praise,
Heart of Jesus, king and center of all hearts,
Heart of Jesus, treasure-house of wisdom and knowledge,
Heart of Jesus, in whom there dwells the fullness of God,
Heart of Jesus, in whom the Father is Well pleased,
Heart of Jesus, from whose fullness we have all received,
Heart of Jesus, desire of the eternal hills,
Heart of Jesus, patient and full of mercy,
Heart of Jesus, generous to all who turn to you,
Heart of Jesus, fountain of life and holiness,
Heart of Jesus, atonement for our sins,
Heart of Jesus, overwhelmed with insults,
Heart of Jesus, broken for our sins,
Heart of Jesus, obedient even to death,
Heart of Jesus, pierced by a lance,
Heart of Jesus, source of all consolation,
Heart of Jesus, our life and resurrection,
Heart of Jesus, our peace and reconciliation,
Heart of Jesus, victim of our sins,
Heart of Jesus, salvation of all who trust in you,
Heart of Jesus, hope of all who die in you,
Heart of Jesus, delight of all the saints,

Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, you take away
the sins of the world, graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, you take away
the sins of the world, have mercy on us.
Jesus, gentle and humble of heart,
touch our hearts and make them like your own.

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