The Sacred Heart of Jesus Christ is a symbol of a Catholic's devotion to reciprocating Christ's love for mankind. It is returning love for love by embracing the gift of His promise of Salvation through devotion, atonement and reparation. The Feast of the Sacred Heart is celebrated on the Friday 19 days after Pentecost. It will next be celebrated by Catholics on June 15, 2012.
Along with The Litany of all Saints, the Litany of Loreto, the Litany of the Holy Name, and the Litany of St. Joseph, the Litany of the Sacred Heart is one of five litanies approved by the Holy See to be recited at public celebration.