The public call was explicitly made for institution of the Solemnity of the Divine Paternal Heart of God the Father, in the liturgical calendar of the universal Church. This call was made by Thomas W. Petrisko, President of The Father of All Mankind Apostolate and former president of the Pittsburgh Center for Peace. In The Divine Paternal Heart of God Our Father, Petrisko (2012) said:
“The Father’s pain for His children now pierces His Paternal Heart. The Lord of Heaven and earth (more…)
Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa O.F.M. Cap., the Preacher to the Papal Household and noted theologian, on the lack of and need for the Feast Day of God the Father, in the liturgical calendar of the universal Church
“It’s sad that in the whole liturgical year there isn’t a feast dedicated to the Father, that in the whole Missal there isn’t even a votive Mass in His honor. Come to think of it, it’s very strange; there (more…)
The Votive Mass of the Divine Heart of God the Father: Texts and Lectionary is now available and comprises selections from the Roman Missal, 3rd Typical Edition and Mass Lectionaries (Vols. I & II), 2nd Typical Edition, for use in the Dioceses of the United States of America. This Votive Mass, with its accompanying Lectionary, is offered as a convenience to those private persons who wish to celebrate this temporary Votive Mass with suggested readings. The publication of this specific Texts and Lectionary of the Divine Heart of the Father constitutes a first in the history of the universal Church.
The Mass of the Divine Heart is composed of authorized Mass texts, with several options for each text and the Consecration (Seal) Prayer to the Father, all of which have been selected specifically to express the love of God the Father for humanity. It is hoped that through this Votive Mass, which was ultimately the work of the Father, His Divine Heart and universal Fatherhood will be celebrated everywhere in the world, in accordance with the deepest desire of His Divine Heart.