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Thanksgiving Day Mass
A special Thanksgiving Day Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, November 27th, 2014 at 9AM. We invite you to come and prayerfully give thanks to God for all the great gifts we have received over the past year. As part of our giving thanks, each family is asked to bring items for our parish Food Pantry. They are in particular need this year of canned fruit and cereal. As part of the Offertory we will invite you to bring forward your food items and place them on the sides and front of the altar.
Celebrating Advent With Children
We will be offering a fun and simple project for you to do with your children to help them better understand Advent and to look forward to the celebration of the birth of Jesus. Beginning the first week of Advent, and each week until the Feast of the Epiphany, children will receive a sheet of pictures to color, cut out, and assemble their own Nativity Set. It may be accomplished by instructions, a portion of the Nativity story, or topics of discussion for you and your child.
They will be distributed at the Children’s Liturgy, Religious Ed. Classes, and by the Greeters as you leave Mass on the weekends of Advent. Each week’s handout is different and builds on the previous ones. Hopefully, they will eagerly anticipate what the next week’s portion will be. If you should miss a week, don’t worry. Extras will be available in the Vestibule or at either Religious Ed, or Children’s Liturgies.
And we have a special portion planned for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Masses. The first week has them assembling a manger with pieces of straw being added during Advent. If they bring the manger with the straw to Mass for Christmas, we will put them with our Nativity Set by the Altar, as an offering to Jesus, and when they leave to go home, they will be given a “Baby Jesus” to take home in their manger.
Light Up For Christ
It’s that time again… Sacred Heart Knights of Columbus Council 11818 will host our annual “Light Up for Christ” ceremony on Sunday, December 7th, 2014 at 6PM.This year’s festivities will start, as always, with prayer, song, and the lighting of the tree and parish Nativity Scene. Following this brief ceremony, all are invited to the auditorium for food and fellowship. The food will consist of chili, nachos/cheese, desserts and a variety of refreshments. This year there will again be door prizes for the families along with treats and a number of prizes for the children. Come and enjoy the evening with us. This celebration is not solely for Sacred Heart Parishioners, so please feel free to bring along your family and friends.
Set aside the hustle and bustle of the holiday to remember that “Christ is the Reason for the Season.”
Sacred Heart Library News
Looking for something good to read during the winter months? Advent is a great time to delve into an inspirational or thought provoking book to help keep life in perspective. Thanks to our generous donors, we have many great books and movies for you to check out of YOUR Library! And there’s even a selection of Christmas titles. The Library is located in the Sacristy. Please do not hesitate to come after Mass and check it out! It is there for YOU! Also, we are looking for 1 or 2 new, or good condition,(6 ft) bookshelves. If you can help, please let Fr. Mark know. Happy reading!
Yes, it is that time of the year again! The Angels will arrive at Sacred Heart Church on Friday, November 28th, 2014 and post their Christmas Gift Tags for you to select.
Please, please only take a gift tag if you plan to purchase the gift.
A Pre-Baptismal Class for parents anticipating the birth or baptism of their child will be offered on Thursday, December 4th, 2014 at 7PM in the Rectory. All parents are expected to attend this class before their child is baptized. Sponsors may also attend. Please call Mary Ann at the parish office at 456-6256 to make your reservation.
Don’t Forget Your Gift Certificates!
he Holidays are quickly approaching… why not give a gift card as a gift? You can use them for food, gas, or to pick up other gift cards… how great is that!!! Get the cards after Mass on the weekends, or stop by the Parish office during the week and purchase a few.
If you are moving or changing your phone number or email address, please let the parish office know. You can do this by mailing a note, phoning, emailing or dropping a note in the collection basket. To our “snow birds” you too need to let us know when you are leaving and when you are returning so that we can hold your mailings. If you are going to a nursing home or assisted living center or are in the hospital, call so we can keep our records updated and we can visit. We depend on our parishioners to help keep our records current. Thank you for your help. Any questions, call Mary Ann at 456-6256.