28 Apr
2017

2017 Bishops Appeal


This weekend, April 29-30 is Commitment Weekend! This is our 63rd year and this year’s campaign theme is “Being Ambassadors for Christ.”

When contemplating your pledge and/or making your gift, please reflect on the positive things that happen as a result of your mercy and generosity to the Bishop’s Appeal. Your gift, no matter the size, is a tangible act of love for the Lord and His Church. Pray that we have great success this year!

22 Apr
2017

Potluck Dinner

Immediately following the conclusion of Holy Thursday’s Liturgy of the Lord’s Supper a large group of parishioners, family & friends of Sacred Heart gathered in the school cafeteria for an evening of good food, drink and conversation.

A good time was had by all!  Special thanks to Mike & Marie Mangione and all the volunteers that made Sacred Heart’s 2nd Annual Potluck Dinner a success!

22 Apr
2017

2017 Bishop’s Appeal

Each year between Easter and Pentecost Sunday, we are asked by Bishop Scharfenberger to make our annual parish contribution to the Bishop’s Appeal. Commitment weekend is next weekend, April 29-30.

This is the 63rd year of the Appeal and this year’s campaign theme is “Being Ambassadors for Christ.” When making your gift, please reflect on the positive things that will happen as a result of your mercy and generosity to the Bishop’s Appeal.

Your gift, no matter the size, is a tangible act of love for the Lord and His Church. Pray that we have great success this year! – Alice Swertinski and Father Yanas

22 Apr
2017

Walk the Walk…

Today we conclude what once was a week long celebration of Easter. Today’s first reading recounts, perhaps idealistically, the characteristics of the first generation of believers: “They devoted themselves to the teaching of the Apostles and to the communal life, to the breaking of bread and to the prayers.”

Two thousand years later we can still relate to three of those four hallmarks. But in our recent eras of ingrained excessive individualism, it would appear that communal life is quite a reach for us. Yes, we continue to regularly hear that we should be alert to the needs of the poor and vulnerable. But, do we recognize that sharing our material goods is not enough. Is it enough to merely share what is external to ourselves without sharing what is interior (i.e. our faith) as well!

Many of us seem to smugly rely on the saying of St. Francis of Assisi who said: “Preach the Gospel; if necessary use words.” While at the same time forgetting that in St. Francis’ world everyone was already a Catholic. Saints Peter and Paul certainly did not traverse the Roman Empire with their lips zippered closed!

Perhaps it is time to examine our consciences as to what sharing in common requires of us in the Twenty-first Century?

21 Apr
2017

Thank You Volunteers!

We would like to thank all those who helped in any way to make our Easter liturgies so meaningful. Whether you decorated, cleaned or helped set up, we couldn’t have done it without YOU!! Also thanks to our Holy Week Flower Committee, Altar Rosary Cleaning Committee, Tony and Smitty for all your hard work.

21 Apr
2017

Read A Good Book Lately?

The Sacred Heart Community recently procured a collection of books featuring contemporary Christian literature. The books are available on the bookshelf located on the Choir Loft level. Please stop by, take a seat on our plush couches, and select a book that will broaden your understanding of the Catholic faith and yourself!

15 Apr
2017

Halleluiah!

As if it needs to be mentioned, Easter, the celebration of the Resurrection of Christ, is the greatest and most central of all Christian feasts, and for believers the focal point of the entire year.

Today we recall that moment in history which governs all events which preceded it and all which have followed since. Christ is risen! He has obliterated sin. He has conquered sin’s worse consequence, death. He has thrown open the gates of heaven for us. This is indeed wonderful and cause for shouting halleluiah!

We need to be careful, nevertheless to make sure that we don’t honor this as a merely abstract and non-personal idea. Rather we need to place ourselves in the middle of it. Our beating hearts need to be pounding with gratitude over the magnitude and loving generosity of this great gift – which is for each individually and personally, and not simply the human race in general.

“Let us give thanks to the Lord Our God. It is right and just.”

15 Apr
2017

Wishing You a Blessed Easter!

On behalf of the parish and school staff, we would like to wish all of our parishioners and visitors a Blessed Easter. May the Risen Christ fill you with every grace and blessing during this Easter Season. Father Yanas, Father Vaughan andFather Powhida
15 Apr
2017

Confirmation Class News

Parable Film Festival – Come join us on Sunday, April 30 for our first ever “Film Festival” at Sacred Heart. We will be viewing our Youth Ministry’s homemade movies from our “Parable Video Challenge”, there will be snacks, special guest judges and even a prize for the winning team!
Confirmation – Rehearsal on Monday, May 15 at 7pm in the Church. Confirmation sponsors should be in attendance. The sacrament of Confirmation will be celebrated on Thursday, May 18 at 7pm. Please arrive 15 minutes early.

15 Apr
2017

2017 Bishop’s Appeal

Each year between Easter and Pentecost Sunday, we are asked by our Bishop to make our annual parish contribution to the Bishop’s Appeal. Commitment weekend is April 29-30. This is our 63rd year and this year’s campaign theme is “Being Ambassadors for Christ.”

When making your gift, please reflect on the positive things that will happen as a result of your mercy and generosity to the 2017 Bishop’s Appeal. Your gift, no matter the size, is a tangible act of love for the Lord and His Church. Pray that we have great success this year! – Alice Swertinski and Father Yanas

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