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Join us in Person* or Online for
Our Annual Novena to the Sacred Heart
and Pilgrimage Afternoon
at the Shrine of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Thursday 3rd June - Friday 11th June 2020
& Sunday 13th June


Registration* is essential, as attendance in person is strictly limited


Annual Novena and Pilgrimage flyer


Join us in person* or online for our annual Novena to the Sacred Heart at the Shrine of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Live stream Mass, Sermon and Novena each evening at 8.00 pm, Thursday 3rd June to Friday 10th June 2020 and for Mass at 3.00 pm on Sunday 13th June.

*To attend in person, registration is essential as places are limited:

  • Novena Mass and Feast of the Sacred Heart, Maryvale Chapel, 3rd - 11th June, 8.00 pm: 12 maximum.
  • Pilgrimage afternoon, outdoor Mass, 13th June, 3.00 pm: 30 maximum.
To attend in person, book your place now. Registration is on a first come, first served basis and will be confirmed by Mother Jaya once you have contacted her either by phone (0121 3252414) or through the contact button below. In the contact form, please state which event/s and date/s that you'd like to attend:

Date and Time

Celebrant

Live Stream Link

Thursday 3rd June
8.00pm
Fr Stephen Pimlott Link to follow
Maximum of 12 attendance. Registration in advance essential.
Friday 12th June
8.00pm
Fr Austin Hughes Link to follow
Maximum of 12 attendance. Registration in advance essential.
Saturday 5th June
8.00pm
Fr Joseph Thé Quang Link to follow
Maximum of 12 attendance. Registration in advance essential.
Sunday 6th June
8.00pm
Mgr Danny McHugh Link to follow
Maximum of 12 attendance. Registration in advance essential.
Monday 7th June
8.00pm
Rt Rev Bp David Evans Link to follow
Maximum of 12 attendance. Registration in advance essential.
Tuesday 8th June
8.00pm
Fr Ryan Service Link to follow
Maximum of 12 attendance. Registration in advance essential.
Wednesday 9th June
8.00pm
Fr Julius Simomia Link to follow
Maximum of 12 attendance. Registration in advance essential.
Thursday 10th June
8.00pm
Cn Jonathan Veasey Link to follow
Maximum of 12 attendance. Registration in advance essential.
Friday 11th June
8.00pm
Solemnity of the Sacred Heart
Very Rev Cn Richard Walker Link to follow
Maximum of 12 attendance. Registration in advance essential.
Sunday 13th June
3.00pm
Pilgrimage Day: Open Air Mass
Very Rt Rev Bishop David Evans Link to follow
Maximum of 30 attendance. Registration in advance essential.

Sacred Heart Novena leaflet download

Maryvale Sacred Heart Novena

Maryvale House is a place of pilgrimage and devotion as well as an educational centre, and the focus of that devotion is the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

The story of Maryvale’s link with the Sacred Heart begins with Bishop John Milner who became Vicar Apostolic of the Midland District in 1803. He had a deep devotion to the Sacred Heart and when he enlarged the main chapel of the seminary/school, he built above the sacristy a small chapel in the Gothic style which became the first public shrine of the Sacred Heart in the British Isles. In 1814 Bishop Milner brought back from Rome a small panel of painted glass showing the Sacred Heart of Jesus as described by St. Gertrude; he set the panel in a window of the shrine and from that time onwards devotion to the Sacred Heart has been a key part of Maryvale’s life of faith and prayer.

Sacred Heart window

St John Henry Newman, who founded the Oratory at Maryvale in 1848 said “In the Eucharist, the Heart of Jesus beats for us still.”

The Sisters of Mercy kept Devotion to the Sacred Heart going when they came to live at Maryvale in 1851 and started the practice of keeping a “Perpetual Lamp” burning in the Chapel.

The link between Maryvale (Old Seminary) has continued over the years with students and staff coming to Maryvale Institute and visiting the Chapel and the Shrine of Sacred Heart.

Sacred Heart Chapel

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