Welcome to the Catholic Community of Sacred Heart
...a people worshiping and growing in faith. We welcome you and your family to our parish and we hope that you will find a "home" with us --and that as we grow in God's Spirit we may help one another experience the presence of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Lent is a special time of prayer, penance, sacrifice and good works in preparation of the celebration of Easter. Since the earliest times of the Church, there is evidence of some kind of Lenten preparation for Easter. Although the practices may have evolved over the centuries, the focus remains the same: to repent of sin, to renew our faith and to prepare to celebrate joyfully the mysteries of our salvation. Moreover, an emphasis must be placed on performing spiritual works, like attending the Stations of the Cross, attending Mass, making a weekly holy hour before the Blessed Sacrament, taking time for personal prayer and spiritual reading and most especially making a good confession and receiving sacramental absolution.
The Lent page is here.
Lenten Fast and Abstinence
Abstinence from meat is observed on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, and all the Fridays of Lent by all Catholics 14 years and older. Fasting is observed on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday by all Catholics who are 18 years of age but not yet 59. Those bound by this rule may take only one full meal. Two smaller meals are permitted as necessary to maintain strength according to one’s needs, but eating solid foods between meals is not permitted. From its earliest days, the Church has urged the baptized and catechumens to observe the threefold discipline of fasting, almsgiving and prayer as a preparation for the celebration of Easter. Failure to observe individual days of penance is not considered serious, but failure to observe any penitential days at all or a substantial number of such days must be considered serious.
Lenten Soup Supper - Wednesday, March 26th at 6:00 p.m.
Please come to enjoy prayer, soup and fellowship with the community in the Parish Hall. For more information please call Linda Bareilles @ 443-0923.
Stations of The Cross - Fridays of Lent
Walk the Way of Christ at 6:00 p.m. in the Church
Renew & Restore Fiesta Event Raises $20,574.75
Profuse thanks to all parishioners and community members who prepared for and set up, worked at the fundraising event and demonstrated their support through attendance at the 4th Annual Renew and Restore Fiesta at Redwood Acres. Our parish made about $20,574.75! A breakdown of income and expenses is as follows on the news page.
Attention Parents of First Communion Candidates
Dates to remember:
Saturday, March 22 – First Reconciliation – 9:30 a.m. in the church. Reception following.
Sunday, April 27, 10:45 - 12 noon – Banners, Family project. Bring a good pair of scissors.
Saturday, May 10 – First Communion Rehearsal – 9 -11 a.m. in the church
Sunday, May 11 – First Communion at the 9:30 Mass. Be there at 9:00a.m. in the vestibule of the church. This is Mother’s Day. A reception will follow in the vestibule or outside the front entrance.
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Click on the News button at the top of the page to see news of the parish. Click on the Resources button for links to many informative features, or click on the Contact button to see maps, contact information, email addresses and phone numbers.
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