July: Month of the Most Precious Blood

In July, a special devotion to the Most Precious Blood of Jesus is encouraged.

Pope St. Clement I, who was Pope between Ad 88 to Ad 99 said, “Let us fix our gaze on the Blood of Christ and realize how truly precious it is, seeing that it was poured out for our salvation and brought the grace of conversion to the whole world.”. We are encouraged this month to meditate on the profound sacrifice of Jesus on the cross when he poured out his blood for all humanity.

On Fridays of this Month we will come together as a Parish at 7pm to pray a Litany of the Most Precious Blood of Jesus along with other prayers. The prayers will be online from tomorrow (Sun) as will paper copies, which can be picked up from the plastic pouch on the front door of the Church house. The prayer below is taken from the Opening Prayer of the Votive Mass of the Most Precious Blood of Jesus.

O God, who by the Precious Blood of your only Begotten son have redeemed the whole world, preserve in us the work of your mercy, so that, ever honouring the mystery of our salvation, we may merit to obtain its fruits. Admitted to your sacred table, O Lord, we have with joy drawn water from the fountains of the Saviour: O may his blood, we beseech thee, become within us a fountain of water springing up to eternal life. Through our lord Jesus Christ, your son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the holy spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

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