The Enthronement of the Sacred Heart of Jesus began with sophomore Morgan Briggs, who gave a presentation on the significance of the Enthronement. Father John Appiah then celebrated Mass and after the homily he blessed the images of the Sacred Heart of Jesus that were to be displayed throughout the school building.
After Mass, student representatives carried an image of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and a candle as they processed with their teachers and classmates to the classrooms. They were then led in a short commitment prayer to the Sacred Heart, and then they prayed the Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory be prayers together, followed by three short intercessor prayers. The office staff also gathered and displayed an image of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and prayed the prayers in the front office.
“Now every classroom, the office and common work spaces have an image of the Sacred Heart of Jesus displayed. It was a powerful time,” said Sister Mary Marta Abbott, RSM, superintendent of schools for the Diocese of Knoxville. “Notre Dame High School held a ceremony of the Enthronement of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in December 2010, so now both of our diocesan high schools have given the Sacred Heart of Jesus a special place in our schools.”