O Most Holy Virgin Mother, we listen with grief to the complaints of your most Immaculate Heart surrounded with the thorns placed therein at every moment by the blasphemies and ingratitude of ungrateful humanity. We are moved by the ardent desire of loving you as Our Mother and of promoting a true devotion to your Immaculate Heart.
We therefore kneel before you to manifest the sorrow we feel for the grievances that people cause you, and to atone by our prayers and sacrifices for the offenses with which they return return your love. Obtain for them and for us the pardon of so many sins. Hasten the conversion of sinners that they may love Jesus and cease to offend the Lord, already so much offended. Turn your eyes of mercy toward us, that we may love God with all our heart on earth and enjoy Him forever in heaven. Amen.
Speaking of reparation, today is First Friday, when we offer reparation and adoration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. As custom in our parish, the Blessed Sacrament is exposed all day for us parishioners to spend some time with the Lord in prayer. Sadly, very few stayed to offer reparation as the pix below shows.