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Mass in Memory of Deceased Parishioners
On Monday evening, November 3rd at 7:00PM, a Mass will be celebrated commemorating those who have died from our Sacred Heart Parish family since All Souls Day last year. All are invited to join the families and friends of our deceased in remembering those loved ones who have been called home to God this past year.
Interested in becoming a Catholic?… Or know someone who is?
The RCIA process is for any adult who has never been baptized, or has been baptized in another Christian community and wishes to become a member of the Roman Catholic Church. It is also for those who have been baptized Catholic but have had no (or very little religious education) and have not celebrated Eucharist or Confirmation and desire to celebrate those Sacraments.
For further information, call either Fr. O’Hern or Rebecca Flynn at the rectory, 456-6256.
Annual Catholic Charities “Diaper Drive”
This year Sacred Heart is again supporting the Catholic Charities Counseling and Adoption Services annual “ Diaper Drive ” to collect much-needed baby supplies. This year they need our help more than ever. This drive will continue through the month of October, “Respect Life Month.” Infant items needed include: diapers, blankets, wipes, formula, infant clothing, new bottles and pacifiers, baby lotion shampoo and a variety of other baby accessories.
In addition to baby items, they will also accept gently used maternity clothes. The need to replenish their supplies is great because of the ongoing demand for these items. Catholic Charities offers free counseling and material assistance to pregnant women, or parents of very young children and other programs and services that promote the sacredness of human life. Please be generous! There will be a specially marked box located in the vestibule of the church. If you have any questions, please call Rebecca Flynn at the rectory, 456-6256.
Save the date – Sunday December 14th as that is the day that Sacred Heart has committed to assist 1st Presbyterian Church of the Covenant on West 7th Street with their ministry of providing a meal on Sunday from 4-5:30 pm to the homeless and food insecure of our community.
Free meals are offered in the community Monday through Saturday but no free meals have been available on Sunday until the Sunday Supper program began this summer. We have been asked to join the many churches from 6 faith traditions currently participating in this program to prepare and serve food for up to 160 men, women, and children at 1st Presbyterian. We will need multiple volunteers to fulfill this ministry such as greeters, people to purchase the food, people to prepare the meal, people to make desserts, people to serve the meal, people to clear and reset the tables, people to help with clean up. At this time we are going to be observing a couple of Sunday Suppers to see how the program works and to learn how we can most efficiently and compassionately feed up to 160 men, women, and children.
In the weeks ahead more information will be forthcoming, a planning committee will be formed, and in early November there will be an opportunity to sign up as a volunteer after the Saturday/Sunday liturgies. Please heed Christ’s call to feed the hungry. If you would like further information contact Tom Hudson at 864-1615.
ATTENTION: Parents of student in Grades 5 and up who are interested in being an ALTAR SERVER
Soon we will begin the process of training new altar servers. These new servers will begin their ministry to the parish in late fall.
If your son/daughter is interested and you would like more information regarding what the training entails or what might be involved in being an altar server, you or your parent are invited to call Mrs. Flynn at the rectory, 456 – 6256.
Worldwide Marriage Encounter
In today’s reading, is “repay to Caesar what belongs to Caesar and to God what belongs to God.”
Is your marriage of God or is it of the world? Come and learn God’s Plan for your marriage. Attend Worldwide Marriage Encounter, November 14-16, Greensburg, Pa. For further dates, go to YourMarriageIsWorthIt.Org or call 814 -823-4600 or 412-635-7775.
Don’t Forget Your Gift Certificates!
Pick them up after Mass on the weekends, or stop by the Parish office during the week and purchase a few. The more you buy the more you help our Parish.
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.