Background to the Enthronement of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
The Enthronement of your home to the Sacred Heart of Jesus is based on Our Lord’s statement to St Margaret Mary Alacoque, to whom he revealed his Sacred Heart, “I will reign through my Heart.” It is an organised campaign to restore Christ to the family and the family to Christ, to save the family.
This ceremony is the beginning of a new life, a life of love, of loving obedience to all the commandments of Christ and the Church. This new life is also one of prayer, especially family prayers before the image of the Enthroned King. In particular, it involves a commitment to praying the Holy Rosary daily. It also includes a Eucharistic life of frequent (daily, if possible) Holy Mass and Communion worthily through regular and contrite Confession. Finally, it is a new life of Christian penance, especially by refusing to give into pagan customs and ideas, which are slowly destroying Christian homes, and by making reparation for the terrible crimes of abortion, divorce, birth control and sensuality.
By putting our Lord and his interests first, the Sacred Heart takes over the interests of the family. Our Lord promised St Margaret that he would bless and sanctify those families who Enthrone him as King and allow him to reign over their homes. In addition to the countless conversions of individuals and families where the Sacred Heart has been Enthroned, four popes of the twentieth century blessed and praised Father Mateo, its founder, for his work.
Promises to those who devote themselves to the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Our Lord Jesus Christ made the following promises through St Margaret Mary in the late 1600s to those who devote themselves to the Sacred Heart of Jesus:
“I will give them all the graces necessary in their state of life. I will establish peace in their homes. I will comfort them in all their afflictions. I will be their secure refuge during life, and above all, in death. I will bestow abundant blessings upon all their undertakings. Sinners will find in my heart the source of an infinite ocean of mercy. Lukewarm souls shall become fervent. Fervent souls shall quickly mount to high perfection. I will bless every place in which an image of my heart is exposed and honoured. I will give to priests the gift of touching the most hardened hearts. Those who shall promote this devotion shall have their names written in my heart. I promise you in the excessive mercy of my heart that my all-powerful love will grant to all those who receive Holy Communion on the First Fridays for nine consecutive months the grace of final penitence; they shall not die in my disgrace, nor without receiving their Sacraments. My Divine Heart shall be their safe refuge in this last moment.”
Jesus also confirmed to St Margaret Mary that those who work for the salvation of souls will have a gift of touching the most hardened hearts and will labour with marvellous success if they themselves are penetrated with a tender devotion to his Divine Heart. He confirmed that his Divine Heart will reign, in spite of those who would oppose it, and that he will spread the sweet unction of his burning charity over all those communities that honour it and place themselves under its special protection. He will turn away from them all the strokes of divine justice in order to restore them to grace when they have fallen from it.
Enthronement Ceremony preparatory steps
It is preferable for a priest to attend and conduct the ceremony but if this is not possible, the father of the family, as the spiritual head of the home , can perform the ceremony as outlined in this document. Ideally, Mass should be attended by the entire family on the day of the Enthronement, noting that Communion must be received in a state of worthiness through the Sacrament of Confession .
An image or statue of the Sacred Heart of Jesus should be acquired and a place of honour (or throne), is to be prepared, preferably in the most prominent place of your home, decorated with flowers and candles. Ideally, a picture or statue of the Immaculate Heart of Mary should be positioned together with the Sacred Heart of Jesus, so that the home can also be consecrated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary at the Enthronement ceremony.
A ceremonial leaflet for this occasion should be made available for reading at the ceremony.
Begin your apostolate to the Sacred Heart of Jesus by inviting your relatives and friends to be present. Have a family celebration after the ceremony, with a special treat for the children, who should also be present at the ceremony. Make this day one of the outstanding events of the family life – one long to be remembered. The greater the solemnity, the better.
The Enthronement Ceremony
All gather around the throne of the Sacred Heart together with the Immaculate Heart of Mary, with the family (father, mother and any children) nearest to the priest. The priest, in surplice and white stole, blesses the image(s) or statue(s), sprinkling them with holy water , then recites the following prayer:
[Priest] Our help is in the name of the Lord.
[All] Who made heaven and earth.
[Priest] The Lord be with you.
[All] And with your spirit.
[Priest] Let us pray. Almighty and everlasting God, who approves the painting and sculpturing of images of your saints so that as often as we gaze upon them, we are reminded to imitate their deeds and sanctity; vouchsafe, we implore you, to bless and sanctify this statue made in honour and in memory of the Most Sacred Heart of your Only Begotten Son, our Lord Jesus Christ; and grant, that whoever, in its presence, humbly worships and honours the Most Sacred Heart of your Only Begotten Son, will obtain through his merits and intercession, grace in this life and everlasting glory in the world to come. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
All recite the Apostles Creed:
I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord. He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended to the dead. On the third day, he rose again. He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.
All kneel while the head of the home and the priest (if present) recite the official Act of Consecration in front of the image or statue of Jesus:
O Sacred Heart of Jesus, who made known to St Margaret Mary your ardent desire to reign over Christian families, behold us, assembled here today, to proclaim your absolute dominion over our home.
Henceforth, we purpose to lead a life like yours so that amongst us, may flourish the virtues for which you promised peace on earth, and for this end, we will banish from our midst the spirit of the world which you abhor so much.
You will reign over our understanding by the simplicity of our faith. You will reign over our hearts by an ardent love for you; and may the flame of this love burn forever in our hearts by the frequent reception of the Holy Eucharist.
Deign, O Divine Heart, to preside over our meetings, to bless our undertakings, both spiritual and temporal, to banish all worry, and care to sanctify our joys and soothe our sorrows. If any of us should ever have the misfortune to grieve your Sacred Heart, remind him or her of your goodness and mercy towards the repentant sinner.
Lastly, when the hour of separation will sound, and death will plunge our home into mourning, then shall we all, and every one of us, be resigned to your eternal decrees, and seek consolation in the thought that we shall one day be reunited in heaven, where we will sing the praises and blessings of your Sacred Heart for all eternity.
May the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the glorious patriarch, St Joseph, offer you this, our Consecration, and remind us of it all the days of our life.
Glory to the Divine Heart of Jesus, our King and our Father.
The priest asks those present to say with him one Our Father and Hail Mary for all the absent family members, both living and dead, so that all may share in the graces of the Enthronement:
Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us, and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.
Hail Mary full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death. Amen.
All who are present then recite the Prayer of Thanksgiving:
Glory be to thee, O Sacred Heart of Jesus, for the infinite mercy you have bestowed upon the privileged members of this family. You have chosen this family from thousands of others, as a recipient of your love and a sanctuary of reparation wherein your most loving Heart shall find consolation for the ingratitude of men. How great, O Lord Jesus, is the confusion of this portion of your faithful flock as we accept the unmerited honour of seeing you preside over our family! Silently we adore you, overjoyed to see you sharing under the same roof the toils, cares and joys of your children! It is true, we are not worthy that you should enter our humble abode, but you have already reassured us, when you revealed your Sacred Heart to us, teaching us to find in the wound of your Sacred Side the source of grace and life everlasting. In this loving and trusting spirit we give ourselves to you, you who are unchanging life. Remain with us, most Sacred Heart, for we feel an irresistible desire to love you and make you loved.
May our home be for you a haven as sweet as that of Bethany, where you can find rest in the midst of loving friends, who like Mary have chosen the better part in the loving intimacy of your heart! May this home be for you, O Beloved Saviour, a humble but hospitable refuge during the exile imposed on you by your enemies.
Come, then, Lord Jesus, come, for here as at Nazareth, we have a tender love for the Virgin Mary, your sweet Mother whom you have given us to be our Mother. Come to fill with your sweet presence the vacancies which misfortune and death have wrought in our midst.
O most faithful friend, had you been here in the midst of our sorrow, our tears would have been less bitter; the comforting balm of peace would then have soothed these hidden wounds, which are known to you alone. Come, for even now perhaps, there is drawing near for us the twilight of tribulation, and the decline of the passing days of our youth and our illusions. Stay with us, for already it is late, and a perverted world seeks to envelop us in the darkness of its denials while we wish to adhere to you who alone are the way, the truth and the life. Repeat for us those words you did utter of old: “This day I must abide in this home.”
Yes, dear Lord, take up your abode with us, so that we may live in your love and in your presence, we who proclaim you as our King and wish no other! May your Triumphant Heart, O Jesus, be forever loved, blessed, and glorified in this home! Thy Kingdom come! Amen!
To thank the Immaculate Heart of Mary for the grace of the Enthronement, and to proclaim Blessed Mother Mary as the Queen of the home, all recite the Hail Holy Queen:
Hail, holy Queen, Mother of Mercy, hail, our life, our sweetness and our hope. To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve. To thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this vale of tears. Turn then, most gracious Advocate, thine eyes of mercy towards us, and after this our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus, O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God, that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ. Amen.
The father of the home and priest recite the Act of Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary:
O Immaculate Heart of Mary, Mother of the Heart of Jesus, Mother and Queen of our household, that we may fulfil your ardent desire, we consecrate ourselves to you, and we beseech you to reign over our family. Reign over each one of us and teach us how to make the Sacred Heart of your Divine Son reign and triumph in us and about us, as he has reigned and triumphed in you.
Reign over us, O Beloved Mother, so that we may be yours both in prosperity and in adversity, in joy and in sorrow, in health and in sickness, in life and in death. O most compassionate heart of Mary, Queen of Virgins, watch over our souls and our hearts and preserve them from the flood of pride, impurity, and paganism of which you have complained of so bitterly. We desire to do reparation for the numerous crimes committed against Jesus and you. We call upon our home, upon the homes of this country and upon those of the entire world, the peace of Christ in justice and charity.
Wherefore we promise to imitate your virtues, by a practical Christian life and by frequent and fervent Holy Communion, regardless of human opinion. We come with confidence to you, O Throne of Grace and Mother of Fair Love; inflame us with the same divine fire which has inflamed your own Immaculate Heart. Kindle in our hearts and homes, the love of purity, an ardent zeal for souls, and desire for the holiness of family life. We accept now, all the sacrifices that the Christian life will impose on us and we offer them to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, by your Immaculate Heart, in a spirit of reparation and of penance.
To the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Immaculate Heart of Mary be love, honour, and glory forever and ever! Amen.
Standing, recite the final prayer:
[Priest] Most Sacred Heart of Jesus...
[All] Have mercy on us!
[Priest] Most Sacred Heart of Jesus...
[All] Have mercy on us!
[Priest] Most Sacred Heart of Jesus...
[All] Have mercy on us!
[Priest] Immaculate Heart of Mary...
[All] Pray for us.
[Priest] St Joseph...
[All] Pray for us.
[Priest] St Margaret Mary...
[All] Pray for us.
[All] Glory to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus forever and ever! Amen.
The priest gives his final blessing:
May the blessing of Almighty God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, descend upon you and remain forever. Amen.
Conclude with the family signing of the Enthronement Certificate .
Living the Enthronement
The main obligations of the Enthronement are to strive to love the Sacred Heart more and more and to realise that true love is unselfish, forgiving and involves sacrifice. The following practices are suggested for families to grow in their love for the Sacred Heart and to keep the Enthronement alive:
- Frequent and even daily attendance at Mass by at least one member of the family, and Communion of Reparation.
- By turning to the Sacred Heart frequently during the day and whispering little ejaculatory prayers, especially when you pass by the Sacred Heart picture. You may, for example, say this prayer mentally or say it with another member of the family:
Sacred Heart of Jesus, I love you.
Sacred Heart of Jesus, I trust in you.
Sacred Heart of Jesus, help me to love you ever more and more.
Sacred Heart, I believe in your love for me and my family.
Sacred Heart, protect my family.
- Observance of the First Friday of each month, which includes Communion of Reparation at Holy Mass and a renewal of the Act of Consecration before the enthroned image.
- Daily family Rosary before the enthroned image of the Sacred Heart with a renewal of the Act of Consecration.
- Observe the month of June, the month of the Sacred Heart, by keeping flowers before the throne and attending Holy Mass and Communion as often as possible. Also, on the Feast of the Sacred Heart, Mass and a renewal of the Enthronement ceremony is also recommended.
- Night adoration in the home. Any hour between 9pm and 6am by any one or all the members of the family at least once a month.
- Celebrate the Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary on the 22 August, which includes Mass, Communion, and consecration of the family to the Immaculate Heart. For the first five Saturdays after 22 August: offer up a Mass and Rosary in reparation to the Immaculate Heart of Mary  and for the conversion of Russia (or any country of concern). Receive Communion worthily by being in a state of grace through Confession, plus as part of your Rosary for these petitions, dedicate an additional fifteen minutes of meditation on the twenty mysteries of the Rosary.
Renewal of Family Consecrations
Enthronement renewals are suggested for the following days:
- Anniversary date of the Enthronement.
- Feast of the Sacred Heart, which is 19 days after Pentecost Sunday, typically in the month of June.
- Feast of Christ the King, which is the Sunday before the first Sunday of Advent, typically near the end of November.
- Anniversary of parents’ marriage and children’s birthdays.
- At births. After Baptism in the Church, consecrate the children to the Sacred Heart before the throne in the home.
- At First Communion. Prepare the children before the image of the Sacred Heart in the home. When they return from Church, let the children renew the Act of Consecration made for them by parents at birth.
- Before a departure from home: to join army, convent, seminary, before marriage, etc.
- On the return of an absent member of family.
- On days of great family joys, in times of sorrow, sickness and death.
As outlined in this document, Consecration renewals should involve attendance at Mass and Communion, the Enthronement Ceremony and a family gathering at the home.
The following prayers are recommended for the renewal of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Hearts of Mary in our homes. Other variants are also acceptable:
Renewal of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Prayer
Dear Sacred Heart of Jesus, we renew our pledge of love and loyalty to you. Keep us always close to your loving heart, and to the most Immaculate Heart of your Mother. May we love one another more each day, forgiving each other’s faults as you forgive us our sins. Teach us to see you in the members of our family and those we meet outside the home, loving them as you love them, especially the poor and oppressed, that we may be instrumental in bringing about justice and peace.
Please help us to carry our cross daily out of love for you and help us to strengthen this love by frequent participation in the celebration of the Eucharist. Thank you, dear Jesus, for all the blessings of this day. Protect us and all families during this night. Help us to live that we might get to heaven.
Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, thy Kingdom come! Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for our family! St Joseph, friend of the Sacred Heart, pray for us! Our patron saints and guardian angels, pray for us! Amen.
Renewal of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Immaculate Heart of Mary Prayer
Sweet Saviour, kneeling humbly at your feet, we renew the consecration of our family to your Divine Heart. Be our King forever. In you we have full and complete confidence. May your Spirit fill our thoughts, our desires, our words and our works. Bless our undertakings, share in our joys, our trials and our labours. Grant to us to know you better, to love you more and to serve you without faltering. By the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Queen of Peace, set up your kingdom in our country. Enter closely into the midst of our families and make them your own through the solemn enthronement of your Sacred Heart, so that soon one cry may resound from home to home: “May the triumphant Heart of Jesus be everywhere loved, blessed and glorified forever!” Sacred Heart of Jesus, protect our families. Amen.
O Immaculate Heart of Mary, Mother of the Heart of Jesus, Mother and Queen of our household, that we may fulfil your ardent desire, we consecrate ourselves to you, and we beseech you to reign over our family. Reign over each one of us, and teach us how to make the Sacred Heart of your Divine Son reign and triumph in us and about us, as he has reigned and triumphed in you.
We come with confidence to you, O Throne of Grace and Mother of Fair Love; inflame us with the same divine fire which has inflamed your own Immaculate Heart. Kindle in our hearts and homes, the love of purity, an ardent zeal for souls, and desire for the holiness of family life. We accept now, all the sacrifices that the Christian life will impose on us and we offer them to the Heart of Jesus, by your Immaculate Heart, in a spirit of reparation and of penance.
To the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary, be love, honour, and glory forever and ever! Amen.
Jesus Christ’s Response to this Enthronement Ceremony
Jesus Christ to Fernanda de Sequeira on 03/02/2017
“Thank you for today, for the lovely Holy Mass that has been celebrated here, at our home, by my son priest Father Colin Bowes, and the beautiful Enthronement of my Sacred Heart of Jesus. This is a very powerful protection on all families, homes and all of their possessions upon them. This is a promise from me, your Jesus Christ.
Oh, St Margaret Mary, she was present there amongst you all, so was the Holy Trinity and Blessed Mother Mary: she is always accompanying her Son Jesus Christ. I, your Jesus, I was very pleased with this beautiful celebration. Oh, the heavens also rejoice on occasions like this. Yes, the angels and saints of heaven, they were all present at the Enthronement of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
I thank my son Charles Pritchard for this beautiful, amazing act of love in serving me, and for this beautiful Holy Mass, the Enthroning of his home. I desire that many more families would consecrate their homes, souls, bodies and minds, in unison of voice, to progress this devotion to many of my lost sheep. Oh, I am waiting for each one of them with my open arms. My daughter, Margaret Mary, she is a powerful saint. She was obedient to her call to serve me, her Jesus Christ.”
Jesus Christ to Fernanda de Sequeira on 06/02/2017
“Thank you for today, for the beautiful fruitful day, with the Holy Mass and the Enthronement of the Alpha and Omega foundation house in Buccleuch. This was very pleasing to my heart, and it was necessary to be done very urgently. Thank you for being obedient to the Holy Spirit, for the initiative to do this special Mass.
I was very joyous, so was my Blessed Mother, to consecrate this home to my Sacred Heart and my Mother’s Immaculate Heart. When a Mass is celebrated at any house, I will concede many graces and blessings to this family, especially the Enthronement – it is very powerful in my children’s homes. Tell my children they must celebrate Holy Mass at their homes and consecrate them to my Sacred Heart and to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. My children, they are ignorant of these special celebrations.
I thank my devoted son priest, Father Colin Bowes, for celebrating this Mass and the Consecration, for hearing my children’s Confessions – especially the ones who are astray from my heart. And these, my children, they are learning the Catechism and are praying the Rosary and my Divine Mercy Chaplet. Yes, even if they are not Catholic yet, it does please me when they come to Confession in front of my son priests. I am there, present with my son priests. I do understand the implications of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Yes, there is no harm in my children coming to confess their sins. It is more useful for their souls when they come to eternal life than not being in Confession all their lives. I am the one who absolves my children in Confessions. When I died on the cross, I did not choose any of my children, I had no exceptions or any kinds of differences: I am the truth and the light of the world. I am their salvation. All who are burdened must come to me and I will alleviate them. My love is sufficient to receive them in my heart if they open their hearts to me. What I want is for my children to come to me. I am waiting with my open arms.
Come, my lost sheep, my flock: I wait for each one of you, any time. I am a very patient Lord Jesus Christ. I am your salvation. You are all mine. Don’t run away or ignore this, your salvation. Thank you, my dear children.”
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 Through his End of Times messenger, Fernanda de Sequeira, who at the time was in prayer with Charles for his family.
 or the mother in the case of no father present
 If there is no priest present, have the statue or image blessed by a priest beforehand.
 Our Lord Jesus Christ explained to Fatima visionary, Sr Lucia on 29 May 1930 that the five Saturdays devotion is because of the five kinds of blasphemies against the Immaculate Heart of Mary. These are: blasphemies against the Immaculate Conception; blasphemies against her virginity; blasphemies against her divine maternity, in refusing at the same time to recognize her as the Mother of men; blasphemies of those who publicly seek to sow in the hearts of children, indifference or scorn or even hatred of this Immaculate Mother; and offenses of those who outrage her directly in her holy images.