Welcome to our Parish Website – Come and visit regularly for updates on Parish Events and information.Upcoming Parish Lenten Dates to Remember
- Ash Wednesday: February 10th, masses at 7AM & 7PM
- Lenten Soup & Bread Suppers: Monday nights 2/15, 2/22, 2/29, 3/7 and 3/14 is the Seder Meal all at 6:15PM in the Auditorium. Presentation at 7PM.
- Stations of the Cross: Friday’s during Lent at 7PM starting on 2/12 in the Church.
Operation Rice Bowl
Operation Rice Bowl is Catholic Relief Services Lenten program, and calls Catholics in the United States to promote human dignity and foster solidarity with the poor around the world through prayer, fasting, learning, and giving. Sacred Heart Parish will again be participating in this program as part of our Lenten observance. To be a Catholic means to be linked not just to our local communities, but also to our global community.
For over 30 years, Operation Rice Bowl has inspired Catholics to pray, fast, learn, and give as we increase our understanding of our global community throughout our Lenten journey. We encourage you to participate in Operation Rice Bowl at home with your family and loved ones. Rice Bowls will be located throughout the church near the entrances, and will be distributed to the children in our religious education program.Monday Night Soup & Bread Lenten Suppers
If you would be willing to make a crockpot of soup for one of the Mondays during Lent, please contact Sister Ricarda (456-6256) or email@example.com
2015 Contribution Statements will be sent out only upon request. Please call the rectory office to request yours. Statements can be emailed or mailed to you. Please make sure we have your current email address. Call the finance office at 456-6256, ext. 24 to request one.Prayer Shawl Ministry
On Saturday, February 6th and Sunday, February 7th, Prayer Shawls will be available for anyone interested in receiving one themselves or for giving one to someone else.
The Prayer Shawl is a garment made here at Sacred Heart in a prayerful manner to be given away… Sometimes the person who receives a shawl isn’t well or is suffering a loss; sometimes a prayer shawl is given at a time of a happy event: an engagement, marriage, a pregnancy or the birth of a child. It is a wonderful way to make visible God’s care for us.
Prayer Shawls will be available in the sacristy after 4:30PM Mass on February 6th and in the auditorium at coffee and doughnuts on Sunday February 7th after 8AM and 10AM Mass.Special Wedding Anniversaries
Are you celebrating a significant wedding anniversary in 2016 (25, 40, 50, 60+…)? If so, please let us know when it is! Also, you are invited to a special celebration on Sunday, February 21st at the 10:00Mass. There will be a special blessing during the Liturgy, and a Reception to follow for you and your family in the Findlay Room (behind the choir area) after Mass. Call Rebecca Flynn at the rectory (456-6256). Even if you are unable to come to the Mass, we would still like to hear from you and know when you will be celebrating that special occasion.
A Family Perspective
In Sunday’s gospel, Jesus asked Simon to start by “going a short distance.” Later he asked Simon to “go into deeper water.” The first step toward reconciliation is usually a “short distance” which gives us the courage to further “into deeper water.” Reconciliation starts with the first short step!
Fr. Mark’s Homilies
Do you remember what you heard in last Sunday’s homily? Did you even get to hear the whole thing? Maybe your mind wandered. Maybe you were worrying about something. Maybe you were praying about something.
Now you have the chance to listen again — on your own schedule — by visiting Fr. Mark’s homilies page.
Don’t Forget Your Gift Certificates
With all the hustle and bustle of this season please don’t forget our gift cards. 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.
Click here for more information on our Gift Certificate Program!Please…
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.