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Paray-le-Monial, France October 6 - 11, 2011>>>

For details download our World Congress brochure pdf file   (Brochure en francais)pdf file


We Are Callled to Build a Civilization of Love. 
We can enthrone the Sacred Heart of Jesus in our lives, homes, parishes, and marketplaces. By living under the Lordship of Jesus Christ is to live under the influence of His HEART. By making Jesus, Lord and King of our homes, we begin to build a civilizationof love...

You are invited to the First Sacred Heart World Congress to be held in Paray-le-Monial, France. The dates are October 6 - 11, 2011. Paray is where Jesus revealed His heart to St. Margaret Mary, a Visitation Nun, calling us to respond to His love. We will bring forth the Remedy for fighting apathy in our daily lives. We are creating a civilization of love through the Enthronement.


First Sacred Heart World Congress
October 6 - 11, 2011 

Day 1: Wednesday, October 5, 2011 
Travel day - Depart on overnight flights to Lyon. Your actual departure date will be either on October 5th or 6th, depending on your home country. Those departing from North and South America depart on October 5. Contact Corporate Travel Service for details for your specific flight arrangements.

Day 2: Thursday, October 6, 2011 
Lyon/ Paray (D)
Upon arrival in Lyon, transfer from airport, at three designated pick-up times, to Paray-le-Monial & vicinity. Transfers will be at approximately 10 am, noon and 2 pm. Exact timing to be announced with your final travel documents. Check into hotels. Welcome Dinner for all participants. Opening ceremonies, Mass, Holy Hour of Reparation, multi-lingual Rosary, and a renewal of Pope John Paul II’s entrustment of the world to the Blessed Mother. Overnight Paray & vicinity. 

Day 3: Friday, October 7, 2011 
Paray-le-Monial / World Congress (CB, L, D) 
Breakfast at hotels. Morning World Congress sessions and Mass. Lunch for all participants. Afternoon sessions. Dinner for all participants. Tonight, a healing service: ” Inner Healing Through the Sacred Heart of Jesus.” Overnight Paray & vicinity. 

Day 4: Saturday, October 8, 2011 
Paray-le-Monial / World Congress (CB, L, D) 
Breakfast at hotels. Morning World Congress sessions, followed by break-out sessions (“tracks”) for Religious, Laity and Youth. Lunch for all participants. Afternoon sessions and Mass. Banquet this evening for all participants with guest speaker Cardinal Raymond Burke. Overnight Paray & vicinity. 

Day 5: Sunday. October 9, 2011 
Paray-le-Monial / World Congress (CB, L, D) 
Breakfast at hotels. Morning World Congress sessions. Lunch for all participants. Afternoon sessions followed by Mass and a commissioning service for those who feel called to create a “Civilization of Love” through the Enthronement of the Sacred Heart. After, recognition of those who have been commissioned. Farewell Dinner. Overnight Paray & vicinity. 

Day 6: Monday, October 10, 2011 
Paray-le-Monial/ World Congress (CB, L) 
Breakfast at hotels. Paray: Enthronement of the Sacred Heart, Catechesis &Training to create a “Civilization of Love,” including lunch. Individuals participating in the Catechesis Training will have several options for Independent Dinner in Paray. Congress participants not involved in the Catechesis & Training may select one of two Full Day Optional Excursions, which will be offered for individual purchase. Excursions will include lunch and time for Independent Dinner. Overnight Paray & vicinity. 

Day 7: Tuesday, October 11, 2011
This morning, say “adieu” to France and transfer to Lyon airport, at three designated drop-offtimes, for return flights home. These times will be specified in your final travel documents. Or motorcoach transfer for Post Congress extension to Lourdes.

Pre-Trip to Paris - Additional cost
Day 1: Saturday, October 1, 2011 - Depart for Paris
Depart on overnight flights for Pre-World Congress extension in Paris.
Day 2: Sunday, October 2, 2011 - Paris
Upon arrival in Paris, transfer to hotel via taxi. Check in to hotel. Dinner on your own and overnight Paris.
Day 3: Monday, October 3, 2011 - Paris (CB, D)
Today, 1/2-day Paris City Tour with views of the Eiffel Tower, Arc De Triomphe, Church of St. Vincent de Paul, and Rue De Bac. Celebrate Mass at the Church at Rue De Bac. Also inside visit to Notre Dame Cathedral.  Late afternoon at leisure to visit Louvre or shop. Welcome Dinner. Overnight Paris.
Day 4: Tuesday, October 4, 2011 - Paris/Versailles (CB)
Another 1/2-day tour including Ste. Chappelle. Celebrate Mass at Sacre Coeur and more touring of Paris.  Afternoon visit to Versailles (admission included.) Dinner on your own. Overnight Paris.
Day 5: Wednesday, October 5, 2011 - Paris/Orleans/Nevers (CB, D)
Depart Paris for Orleans to visit the house of Joan D’Arc.  After, depart for Nevers for a half day guided city tour, including visit to the convent of St. Gildard (convent dedicated to St. Bernadette).  Celebrate Mass at St. Gildard Convent. After, check in to hotel. Remainder of day at leisure. Dinner and overnight in Nevers.
Day 6: Thursday, October 6, 2011 - Nevers/Paray-le-Monial
Continental breakfast and depart Nevers for the First Sacred Heart World Congress, Paray-le-Monial.  Arrive in Paray-le-Monial.

Post-Trip options - October 11-13, 2011
Day 11: Tuesday, October 11, 2011 - Paray/Lourdes (CB, D)
This morning, early motorcoach departure from Paray for Lourdes. Check in to hotel. Dinner at hotel. Overnight Lourdes.
Day 12: Wednesday, October 12, 2011 - Lourdes (CB)
Full day tour of Lourdes. Celebrate Mass, then walk in the footsteps of St. Bernadette. See Boly Mill where St. Bernadette was born and the Cachot, an abandoned prison where Bernadette’s impoverished family lived. Join your prayers with those of pilgrims from around the world as you pray for the sick and drink water from the miraculous spring. Experience Christ’s love as you walk the life-sized Stations of the Cross overlooking the holy Grotto. Kneel in the chapel built on the very rock of the Grotto, in obedience of the request of the Immaculate Conception. Attend the blessing of the sick and participate in the nightly candlelight procession requested by Our Lady. Independent lunch. Dinner on your own. Overnight Lourdes.
Day 13: Thursday, October 13, 2011 - Lourdes (CB, D)
Celebrate Mass, then take a guided tour of Lourdes. Visit the Sanctuary, the Basilica of St. Pius X and the baths where hundreds of miraculous cures have taken place. Free time is provided for private devotions. This evening, Special Farewell Dinner after which you may join the candlelight procession.  Overnight in Lourdes. 
Day 14: Friday, October 14, 2011 - Departure
This morning, say “adieu” to France and early transfer to Toulouse airport for your return flight back home.
1) Minimum of 42 passengers is required to operate the Pre- and Post-Trips.
2) Tours include: Ground transportation; 3 or 4 star hotels; meals as designated; Englishspeaking guides for local tours; taxes.

Options for Monday, October 10, 2011 - Additional cost
A) Paray-le-Monial World Congress Event: Enthronement of the Sacred Heart, Catechesis &Training to create a “Civilization of Love,” including lunch. Individuals participating in the Catechesis Training will have several options for Independent Dinner and overnight in Paray-le-Monial area.
B) Ars/Cluny day trip: Depart to Ars, the home of the simple curate of Ars, St. Jean Marie Vianney. Visit the house and shrine of St. John Vianney, the Patron Saint of Priests and enjoy an audio presentation on his life. Time for prayer and Reconciliation in Ars. Lunch included, then continue on to Cluny, the hub of Christendom in Medieval Europe. Visit the Abbey at Cluny, the center of the Benedictine monastic reform movement that spread throughout Europe. Celebrate Mass. Independent dinner. Return to Paray-le-Monial area for overnight.
C) Lyon day trip: Depart for Lyon, the third largest city in France. Upon arrival in Lyon, city tour will take you to Old Lyon, the Place des Terreaux, St. Pierre Palace, and Place Bellecour, one of Europe’s largest squares. See Église St-Bruno des Chartreux, a Carthusian monastery church and Église Saint Irénée, an ancient church built on the site of the tomb of St. Irenaeus. Lunch included, then, take the funicular, to see Notre-Dame de Fourvière Basilica for a spectacular view of the city in all its glory. Celebrate Mass. Next, visit the Cathédrale St-Jean (St. John's Cathedral), the cathedral of the Archbishop of Lyon. Independent dinner. Return to Paray-le-Monial area for overnight.http://www.sacredheartapostolate.com/images/spacer_02.gif

• For details download our World Congress brochure pdf file or visit www.ctscentral.net   (Brochure en francais)

Congress Speakers extend an invitation to create a “Civilization of Love”
"Only a humanity in which there reigns the ‘civilization of love' will we be able to enjoy authentic and lasting peace.” - Pope John Paul II
The First Sacred Heart World Congress team has invited an assembly of prestigious clergy, religious and laity to deliver a compelling message of love from the Heart of Our Heavenly Father to all who attend this historic Catholic Congress; the love of the Sacred Heart of Jesus!
Congress Speakers
Cardinal Raymond L. Burke, Prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of Apostolic Court
Most Rev. Robert J. Herman, Bishop of St. Louis, Missouri
Fr. Richard McNally, ss.cc., Vicar General of the Congregations of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary
Msgr. John Esseff
Fr. Mitch Pacwa, SJ.
Fr. John Ahern
Fr. William Petrie, ss.cc.
Fr. Gabriel, ss.cc
Rev. William Gaffney, CsSR
Dr. Timothy O’Donnell
Carmina Magnusen Chapp, Ph.D.
Gloria Anson, President of the Sacred Heart Apostolate, Inc.
Raymond de Sousa

Track Speakers
Danny Abramowicz, TV host, author and former NFL All-Pro Player
Kathleen McCarthy, President of In His Sign Radio Network, Philadelphia, PA
Mother Paul Marie Santa Lucia, Foundress of the Daughters of Mary Healing Love
Bob and Anna Iatesta, Co-Founders of Living Bridges International, Inc.
Robert Longo, Catholic Stewardship Mission
Anne McGlone, President of Agnus Dei Communications, Ltd.
Marty Rotella, three-time Grammy nominee
Shannon Guy, Sacred Heart Promoter

Catechesis of the Sacred Heart Team
These individuals will be responsible for teaching participants how to be promoters through the Enthronement of the Sacred Heart in their country. A workshop will be hosted on Monday, October 10, 2011 for those who are interested.
Gloria Anson
Rev. William Gaffney, CSsR
Lisa Morris
Pat Leo
Msgr. John Esseff
Fr. William Petrie, ss.cc.
Thomas Mueller

Music at the World Congress
Psalm 150 exhorts us to ‘praise Him with blasts of the trumpet, lyre and harp, drums and dancing, strings and reeds, clashing cymbals and clanging cymbals.”  Music is an important part of this historical Catholic Congress and the professional artists will create a global symphony for all who attend.
Marty Rotella is a three-time Grammy nominee who will be sharing the theme song, “We Live in His Love” with the pilgrims.  He has written over 2,000 songs and recorded dozens of CD’s and docu-drama’s.  He is most noted for his song, “I Am Your Mother,” which he has shared in Spanish at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico and LaCrosse, Wisconsin.   He travels throughout the world bringing glory to God and honoring the Blessed Mother through song and his personal testimony.  A native of New Jersey, Rotella is a Catholic singer, songwriter, producer and speaker.  He has made frequent appearances on The Eternal Word Television Network – EWTN and the FamilyLand Network; he has also been a frequent guest on Catholic radio programs in the United States. When he isn’t on the road ministering with his gifts of music, Rotella dedicates his time to singing and preaching to prison inmates in New Jersey bringing the love of the Sacred Heart without compromise.
Raymond de Sousa Singers
Raymond de Sousa and his family are known throughout the world for their extraordinary gifts of music and preaching.  Having lived all over the world, this Catholic family has been involved in most of the major forms of media, print, radio and television.  De Sousa, his wife and 8 children have actively lived their Catholic faith publicly on several continents from Australia, the United States and France.
Wherever de Sousa has lived, he has produced articles and newsletters to expound and clarify the Catholic faith and its social issues.  A major part of his initial outreach was radio programs.  He has been featured on the Eternal World Television Network - EWTN.  He continues to travel throughout the world sparking invitations for television and radio.  Specifically, he has been interviewed on apologetics, pro-life and socio-political issue.
He, his wife and 8 children will be participating in the Sacred Heart World Congress.  He will also be speaking on “The Twelve Promises” of the Sacred Heart.

In the Beginning… When Divine Providence Sets the Stage
The story of the origin of the First Sacred Heart World Congress transcends time and space; a story which continues to unfold week after week on a global level!
How did all of this begin?
Five people, Msgr. John Esseff, Very Rev. William Petrie, ss.cc., Rev. William Gaffney, CSsR, Gloria Anson and  Diane Cima met on June 12, 2007, at St. Paul’s Church in Scranton, PA to initiate a 10 year plan to create a civilization of love for the five major continents of the world through the Enthronement of the Sacred Heart. The date of the gathering was very close to the 100th anniversary of St. Pius X’s command to Father Mateo Crawley-Boevey, ss.cc.to bring the Enthronement of the Sacred Heart to the whole world:  “I command you, do you understand? Not only do I permit you, but I order you to give your life for this work of salvation. It is a wonderful work; consecrate your entire life to it.”
Unknown to the original five gathered, during this same period of time, bishops, priests and pilgrims had gathered in Paray-le-Monial, France to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the work of the Enthronement. It was at Paray-le-Monial in the Visitation chapel that Fr. Mateo was physically healed and illuminated with the understanding of "how to proceed." This is also the chapel where the Sacred Heart of Jesus appeared to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque in 1674.      
From this chapel in France, the crowds processed through the small streets where five altars had been erected each representing a continent. In this Eucharistic procession, Father Richard McNally, ss.cc. carried the Blessed Sacrament in the monstrance. At each altar the Blessed Sacrament was held high with the specific prayer that the Enthronement of the Sacred Heart would take place on all five continents.
This activity was the precise confirmation needed for the five gathered at St. Paul’s Church in Scranton, PA to begin the planning of the First Sacred Heart World Congress in Paray-le-Monial, France in 2011.
Cardinals and bishops from four continents are being invited by Cardinal Raymond L. Burke to participate in the First Sacred Heart World Congress in Paray-le-Monial, France.  After the First Congress in Paray-le-Monial, France, it is anticipated a Congress will be held on the four remaining continents bringing the Divine Fire of the Enthronement of the Sacred Heart to their native countries. From Paray-le-Monial, France to the world, the renewal of the Consecration of the world to the Sacred Heart of Jesus will be realized. This will mark the completion of this providential journey and the global mission of enthroning the world to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

U.S. Advisors
Most Rev. Robert J. Cunningham
Most Rev. Robert J. Hermann
Most Rev. Joseph E. Kurtz
Rev. Francis Martin, S.T.D.
Mark Miravelle, S.T.D.
Timothy O’Donnell, S.T.D.
His Eminence Cardinal Sean O’Malley, OFM. CAP
His Eminence Cardinal Justin Rigali

International Advisors
Most Rev. Timothy P. Broglio
His Eminence Cardinal Raymond L. Burke
Rev. James Kelleher, SOLT
Rev. Richard McNally, ss.cc
Most Rev. Celetino Migliore, Apostolic Nuncio, Poland

Advisory Team for Global Planning
The Advisory Team for the World Congress consists of members of the Board of Directors and individuals involved in the global planning for bringing the Enthronement of the Sacred Heart to the world.
Tom Mueller, Chairman
Steve Crowe, Vice-Chairman
Gloria Anson
Rev. William Gaffney, CSsR
Msgr. John Esseff
Very Rev. William Petrie, ss.cc
Janie Calvert
Peggy Crowe
Jim Gilboy


In 2002, the Catholic Church announced a special annual world priest day, a day of prayer for the sanctification of priests to be held on the feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

The 2009 to 2010 ''Year of The Priests'' was a tremendous success worldwide. We are most grateful to all who participated in making this year of prayer such a special gift to all priests.

We strongly encourage each and every one of the faithful to begin if not already doing so to pray for our priests, today, this day this very moment, in preparation through prayer, celebration of the Mass and Eucharistic Adoration, so that the 1st July 2011 will be an even greater celebration of the priesthood of Jesus Christ worldwide.