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Mass Times

Weekday Mass:
7:45 AM (Mon/Tue/Thu/Fri)
8:30 AM (Wed)

Saturday Vigil Mass:
5:30 PM
Sunday Mass: 8:00 AM, 10:30 AM

 

Confessions

M, T, Th, F 7:15-7:35 AM
Wed 8:00-8:20 AM
Sat 4:00-5:00 PM
And by Appointment

Thanksgiving Day Mass

Our special Thanksgiving Day Mass is at 9:00 AM Thursday, Nov. 27. Everyone attending is invited to bring the bread that will be served at their Thanksgiving Day meal to be blessed. Please place your bread on the table in the sanctuary before Mass. You are also invited to bring cans of food or other nonperishable food items that will be taken to God’s Pantry. If you will be out of town that day, you could bring your food before you leave. Baskets are provided in the vestibule for your food donations.

FAITH & FELLOWSHIP

In preparation for the World Meeting of Families, a catechesis (Love is our Mission-The Family Fully Alive) has been prepared to help people dialogue on the basic beliefs of the Catholic Faith regarding marriage and family life.

Our parish Faith & Fellowship group will present this catechesis over the next ten months beginning this Sunday, Nov. 16, from 6:00-8:00 PM in Sacred Heart Hall. Jake Samour, Director of our Diocesan Office of Marriage and Family Life will be present at this first meeting. The night begins with a Potluck Dinner—please bring a covered dish.

COMMITMENT WEEKEND - STEWARDSHIP RENEWAL FORMS DUE

Next weekend, November 22/23, 2014, is Stewardship Commitment Weekend.

Please bring your stewardship renewal forms to Mass that weekend and place them in one of the baskets at one of the entrances to the church. During each Mass, the forms will be gathered together and brought to the altar during the Procession of Gifts. If you are not going to be at Sacred Heart next weekend, you may mail the forms to the office, Sacred Heart Church, P.O. Box 578, Colwich, Kansas 67030.

Stewardship Renewal 2014/2015 – A Renewal of Joy and Love!

Every year the Office of Stewardship in the Diocese of Wichita comes up with a new poster and theme for the Fall stewardship renewal. Every year, we renew our commitment to the Stewardship Way of Life. We repeat this each year because we can tend to forget. “So watch yourselves, that you do not forget the covenant of the Lord your God which He made with you”…..Deut. 4:23. Our stewardship commitment needs renewal just like we renew our baptismal promises every Easter.

Stewardship is: gratitude, recognizing, receiving and sharing. When we do not stop and be thankful on a regular basis for what we have, we become ill-tempered and insistent on wanting more. When we fail to recognize and receive all we have as a gift from our Lord, we fail to share anything except unhappiness.

“The Joy of the Gospel fills the hearts and lives of all who encounter Jesus”…Pope Francis (Evangelii Gaudium 2). We encounter Jesus through the love we share with others. We actually live our faith by this loving giving.

The theme for this year’s stewardship renewal is, “Stewardship the Joy of the Gospel—Faith Working Through Love.” Please begin prayerfully contemplating how you will live your Faith and make it a very active faith by working through love and sharing your Time, Talent and Treasure in Sacred Heart Parish. Renewal packets will be sent out at the end of October. May we all work together to make our renewal one of both joy and love!

Finance Council Update

FIRST SATURDAY ROSARY FOR AN END TO ABORTION

Parishes are asked to participate in the First Saturday Rosary at the South Wind Women’s Center (previously-Tiller’s abortion clinic) at 5107 E. Kellogg. The new clinic has said it will provide abortions up to the 14th week of pregnancy.

The Rosary will be prayed at 9:00 AM each first Saturday (chosen because of the First Saturday devotions to the Immaculate Heart of Mary asked for by Our Lady of Fatima) at the clinic. You are invited to attend and pray on any First Saturday.

Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration

"How did we spend the the time God gave us? Did we use it above all, for ourselves, for our self interests or did we know to spend it also for others? How much time did we set aside to be with God, in prayer, in silence and in adoration?" --- Pope Francis (reflecting on the previous year)

 

On Sunday October 7, 2012 Sacred Heart Parish began Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration in the Chapel of Divine Mercy.  We invite you to join us in Adoration of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament one hour per week. Adoration begins each Sunday at Noon through Saturday at 4:00pm. If you are willing to make a commitment to Eucharistic Adoration or would like any more information, please call Margaret Eck at 796-0566.

 

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Preservation of Life, Marriage, and Religious Freedom

In November, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), in light of the election results, decided a need for on-going initiatives to preserve life, marriage, and religious liberty. We must continue to inform ourselves and others about the ramifications of the Health and Human Services (HHS) Mandate, the attempts to re-define marriage, and human life issues. It is necessary for us to continue to communicate with our elected representatives to act correctly on these issues or be prepared to lose their jobs in the next election.

The USCCB has decided that the best way to preserve what is just and true is to pray. They are promoting a five-point Call to Prayer for use in dioceses and parishes throughout our nation during this Year of Faith which will beg the Lord for the preservation of life, marriage, and religious liberty. Those five points are:

1) Eucharistic Holy Hour for the defense of life, marriage, and religious liberty, to be held on the last Sunday of each month, starting this month through November, 2013, the end of the Year of Faith (Times TBA in bulletin). These intentions can also be offered during one’s regular weekly holy hour at our Chapel of Divine Mercy. However, participate in the extra holy hour on the last Sunday of the month. We need to increase our prayer time and make additional sacrifices, not maintain the status quo.

2) The Holy Rosary prayed by families and individuals for the above intentions. Praying is what is necessary. As Bishop Jackels is fond of saying, “Pray, and pray more.”

3) Petitions included for the defense of life, marriage, and religious liberty during the Universal Prayer (Prayer of the Faithful) at Holy Mass. This began last Sun-day.

4) Fasting and abstinence from meat on every Friday, even when there is no obligation in precept, for the same three intentions. For those who are older this will mean nearly a year of Fridays like it used to be before the law changed. Personally, I think that will be the hardest to do, thus it will be even more important for me to do it.

5) Prayer Rallies similar to this past summer’s Fortnight for Freedom rallies held in dioceses throughout the nation and the Religious Freedom Rally held in Topeka. Participation will be especially important at the end of June and the beginning of July, 2013, in light of potential Supreme Court decisions at that time and of the August 1, 2013, deadline for some non-exempt religious organizations to comply with the HHS mandate. Remember, the Office of Respect Life and Social Justice sponsors on the fourth Friday, at Noon, at the Federal Courthouse, 401 North Market Street, a prayer rally. The rally includes the praying of the rosary, song, other prayer, and sometimes short speeches.

More information and resources for this national Call to Prayer can be found on the USCCB website: www.usccb.org/life-marriage-liberty. We must not stand on the sidelines but be leaders in this Call to Pray by our bishops, the good shepherds of our Church.