When Is the Feast of the Sacred Heart?

Find the Date of the Feast of the Sacred Heart in This and Other Years

Sacred Heart Statue, Saint-Sulpice, Paris
Sacred Heart Statue, Saint-Sulpice, Paris. Philippe Lissac/Photononstop/Getty Images

The Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus is a moveable feast celebrating the love of Christ for all mankind.

How Is the Date of the Feast of the Sacred Heart Determined?

The date of the Feast of Corpus Christi was set at the request of Christ Himself, Who appeared to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque on June 16, 1675.

The Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus is celebrated on the Friday after the octave (eighth day) of the Feast of Corpus Christi.

The traditional date of Corpus Christi is the Thursday after Trinity Sunday, which falls one week after Pentecost Sunday. Thus, the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus falls 19 days after Pentecost, which is seven weeks after Easter.

In those countries, such as the United States, where the celebration of Corpus Christi is transferred to the following Sunday, the Feast of the Sacred Heart is still celebrated 19 days after Pentecost.

Since the date of Pentecost Sunday depends on the date of Easter, which changes every year, the Feast of the Sacred Heart falls on a different date each year as well. (See How Is the Date of Easter Calculated? for more details.)

When Is the Feast of the Sacred Heart This Year?

Here is the date of the Feast of the Sacred Heart this year:

  • The Feast of the Sacred Heart 2017: June 23, 2017

When Is the Feast of the Sacred Heart in Future Years?

Here are the dates of the Feast of the Sacred Heart next year and in future years:

  • The Feast of the Sacred Heart 2018: June 8, 2018
  • The Feast of the Sacred Heart 2019: June 28, 2019
  • The Feast of the Sacred Heart 2020: June 19, 2020
  • The Feast of the Sacred Heart 2021: June 11, 2021
  • The Feast of the Sacred Heart 2022: June 24, 2022
  • The Feast of the Sacred Heart 2023: June 16, 2023
  • The Feast of the Sacred Heart 2024: June 7, 2024
  • The Feast of the Sacred Heart 2025: June 27, 2025
  • The Feast of the Sacred Heart 2026: June 12, 2026
  • The Feast of the Sacred Heart 2027: June 4, 2027
  • The Feast of the Sacred Heart 2028: June 23, 2028
  • The Feast of the Sacred Heart 2029: June 8, 2029
  • The Feast of the Sacred Heart 2030: June 28, 2030

When Was the Feast of the Sacred Heart in Previous Years?

Here are the dates when the Feast of the Sacred Heart fell in previous years, going back to 2007:

  • The Feast of the Sacred Heart 2007: June 15, 2007
  • The Feast of the Sacred Heart 2008: May 30, 2008
  • The Feast of the Sacred Heart 2009: June 19, 2009
  • The Feast of the Sacred Heart 2010: June 11, 2010
  • The Feast of the Sacred Heart 2011: July 1, 2011
  • The Feast of the Sacred Heart 2012: June 15, 2012
  • The Feast of the Sacred Heart 2013: June 7, 2013
  • The Feast of the Sacred Heart 2014: June 27, 2014
  • The Feast of the Sacred Heart 2015: June 12, 2015
  • The Feast of the Sacred Heart 2016: June 3, 2016