The month of June is dedicated to The Sacred Heart of Jesus. This month falls within the liturgical season of Ordinary Time, which is represented by the liturgical color green. This symbol of hope is the color of the sprouting seed and arouses in the faithful the hope of reaping the eternal harvest of heaven, especially the hope of a glorious resurrection. It is used in the offices and Masses of Ordinary Time. The last portion of the liturgical year represents the time of our pilgrimage to heaven during which we hope for reward
The Holy Father’s Intentions for the Month of June
National Leaders: That national leaders may firmly commit themselves to ending the arms trade, which victimizes so many innocent people.
Feasts for June
The feasts on the General Roman Calendar celebrated during the month of June are:
1. Justin, Memorial
2. Marcellinus and Peter, Opt. Mem.
3. Charles Lwanga and Companions, Memorial
4. Pentecost; Whitsunday, Sunday
5. Boniface, Memorial
6. Norbert, Opt. Mem.
9. Ephrem, Opt. Mem.
11. Trinity Sunday, Solemnity
13. Anthony of Padua, Memorial
18. Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, Solemnity
19. Romuald, Opt. Mem.
21. Aloysius Gonzaga, Memorial
22. Paulinus of Nola; John Fisher and Thomas More, Opt. Mem.
23. Sacred Heart of Jesus, Solemnity
25. Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Sunday
26. Josemaría Escrivá de Balaguer, Opt. Mem.
27. Cyril of Alexandria, Opt. Mem.
28. Irenaeus, Memorial
29. Peter and Paul, Solemnity
30. First Martyrs of the Church of Rome, Opt. Mem.