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The 2nd Sacred Heart World Congress

God is Calling You...To Build a Civilization of Love
October 2-5, 2014
Irvine, California

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Are you called to bring the fire of God’s love to your family, workplace, parish or country?

We are ALL called to build a civilization of love. Are you hearing God’s whisper in your heart?

The First Sacred Heart World Congress was held in Paray-le-Monial, France. Paray is where Jesus revealed His heart to St. Margaret Mary, a Visitation Nun, calling us to respond to His love.

The Second Sacred Heart World Congress will be hosted in the beautiful city of Irvine, California. Bishop Kevin D. Vann, JCD, DDD, Bishop of Orange County will be welcoming all participants for this once-in-a-lifetime weekend for spiritual formation, healing and catechesis.

After the Second Sacred Heart World Congress is complete, the Sacred Heart Global Team will discern and pray for the location of the Third Sacred Heart World Congress.

Everyone will leave with a new sense of hope. All are welcome to attend!

Some images from the 1st World Conference in France:

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World Congress Registration fee:

Congress pricing: All tickets include three meals - Friday dinner, Saturday dinner, Sunday lunch
Adult Early Bird (through April 27, 2013) - $249
Adult regular (after April 27, 2013) - $279
Teen - $90
Under 12 - $65
Clergy and Consecrated Religious - $139

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Questions regarding the Second Sacred Heart World Congress may also be addressed on this telephone number.


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17900 Jamboree Road
Irvine, CA 92614, USA
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2nd Sacred Heart World Congress

Currently being developed

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 Second Sacred Heart World Congress team has invited an assembly of prestigious clergy, religious, laity and musicians to deliver a compelling message of love from the Heart of Our Heavenly Father to all who attend this historic Catholic Congress in the United States. Whether you are single, married, a religious or cleric, this Sacred Heart Congress will mark a life-changing moment for your life.

Congress Speakers

Bishop Kevin W. Vann, JCD, DD

Bishop Robert Hermann, Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus, Archdiocese of St. Louis

Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC

Fr. William Petrie, ss.cc

Fr. Richard McNally, ss.cc

Dr. Timothy O'Donnell

Msgr. John Esseff

Fr. William Gaffney, CSsR

Fr. Tariq Mehmood

Mr. Daniel Lynch

Mr. Thomas Mueller

Mrs. Gloria Anson

Mrs. Lisa Morris

Mr. Patsy Leo

Mr. Marty Rotella

Ms. Donna Lee

Track Speakers

Robert and Anna Iatesta, Founders of Living Bridges International, Inc.

Kathleen McCarthy, President of In His Sign Radio Network

Thomas Mueller, Chairman of the Sacred Heart Apostolate

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 home, parish, workplace and native country. Please check the schedule for the appointed time.

Gloria Anson

Lisa Morris

Pat Leo

Music at the World Congress

marty rotella

Music is an integral part of this historical Second Sacred Heart World Congress. As stated in Psalm 150 the Lord exhorts us to ‘praise Him with blasts of the trumpet, lyre and harp, drums and dancing, strings and reeds, clashing cymbals and clanging cymbals.

Three-time Grammy nominee Marty Rotella recognizes the importance of music in bringing people to a new level of prayer during the Sacred Heart World Congress. He will be personally singing the original theme song written by him for the pilgrims.

He has written over 2,000 songs and recorded dozens of CD’s and docu-drama’s. Rotella 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.



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.


U.S. Advisors

Most Rev. Robert J. Cunningham

Most Rev. Jose H. Gomez

Most Rev. Robert J. Hermann

Most Rev. Joseph E. Kurtz

Rev. Francis Martin, S.T.D.

Mark Miravalle, S.T.D.

Timothy O’Donnell, S.T.D.

His Eminence Sean Cardinal O’Malley, OFM Cap

His Eminence Justin Cardinal Rigali

International Advisors

Most Rev. Timothy P. Broglio

Rev. James Kelleher, SOLT

Rev. Richard McNally, ss.cc.

Most Rev. Celestino 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



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