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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

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GROUP PICTURES will be taken at the following dates after 10:30 Mass:

August 10 August 17
Lectors Liturgy Committee
Commentators Flowerbed Maintenance
Ushers Respect Life
Extraordinary Ministers
of Holy Communion
Hot Meals to Homes
Cantors

Building Commission

Accompanists Grounds Keeping
Nurse Ministry Funeral Dinner Committee
PSR Teachers
Sacristans
Altar Flowers
Lord's Diner

Communion to the Homebound


Bereavement Ministry

*Please meet in the Gathering Space

RCIA Information

We would like to invite any persons, especially non-Catholic spouses of members who might have a desire to learn more about he Catholic faith with a possibility of becoming a member, to give consideration to becoming part of the RCIA process this Fall. Those parishioners who wish to become part of the RCIA team or are sponsors for the candidates receive a wonderful renewal of their spiritual life.

If you know somebody who is interested in becoming Catholic and would like Fr. Ken to contact them or if you are interested in helping with the RCIA process, please call Fr. Ken at 796-0759.

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.