St. Thomas Aquinas Church celebrates Sacred Heart Enthronement
CHARLOTTE — Parishioners and clergy from St. Thomas Aquinas Church in north Charlotte gathered on June 15, the Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, for a special event at the parish: the Enthronement of the Sacred Heart.
More than 200 people attended the ceremony, observing the blessing of the image of the Sacred Heart in the church, praying the consecration prayers, asking for the intercession of the Sacred Heart in their parish family and giving thanks to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary for their love and protection.
Pictured: The core team responsible for the Enthronement of the Sacred of Jesus Ministry and special Liturgy at St. Thomas Aquinas Church pose after the Enthronement on June 15. (From left) Sister Edava, Michelle Hollis (Director of the Faith Formation), Mary A. Morales (Liturgy and Worship Commission Chairperson), Sussy Borrego (Hispanic Ministry Coordinator), Father di Salvatore (Pastor), Ginny Lieto (Evangelization and Communication Commission Chairperson), Geri King (Enthronement of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Ministry Coordinator) and Kathy Johnson (Education and Faith Formation Commission Chairperson). (Pictured: Photos provided by Mary A. Morales)
Geri King, the new ministry head for the Enthronement of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, is looking forward to serving families at the parish who wish to have an Enthronement in their homes.
"When I heard about the Enthronement of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and experienced one in the home of my sister and brother-in-law, I knew this was the answer to so many things that are desperately needed in families today," King said.
"I believe that this lay apostolate will help to build a civilization of love in families by revitalizing faith and love in the home, reconnecting families to the parish, leading families to evangelize to other families, and once again providing the seed-bed for vocations to the priesthood and consecrated life."
"When the family says yes to having the Sacred Heart Enthroned in their home, He honors that covenant with His many promises of grace, mercy and love for the family. I expect great things for our St. Thomas Aquinas Parish family that has embraced this ministry with open hearts."
To learn more about the Enthronement, go to www.stacharlotte.com/Main/Ministry_Detail.aspx?MinistriesAndOrganizations=70 or call Geri King at 704-455-6819.
— SueAnn Howell, staff writer
FROM THE PASTORS
Read and listen to homilies posted regularly by pastors at parishes within the Diocese of Charlotte:
- Fr. Frank Cancro at Queen of the Apostles
- Fr. Patrick Earl at St. Peter in Charlotte
- Fr. John Eckert at St. John the Baptist in Tryon
- Fr. Timothy Reid at St. Ann in Charlotte
- Fr. Benjamin Roberts at Our Lady of Lourdes in Monroe
- Fr. Patrick Winslow at St. Thomas Aquinas in Charlotte
- Watch full Masses live and on demand, listen to homilies and reflections from Sacred Heart Church in Salisbury
- Listen to homilies from St. William Catholic Church in Murphy