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.
Volunteers Needed For Boxing of Thanksgiving Food
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is asking for volunteers to help put together Thanksgiving food baskets for referred families on Sunday, Nov. 23rd after the 9:00 am Mass. If you wish to assist our brothers and sisters in Christ please come to the Parish Hall. Also, the referred families will be picking up their food baskets and turkeys on Tuesday, Nov. 25th from 4-5:30pm. Volunteers would also be appreciated at this time.
The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe
Sheep and Goats The earliest animals to be domesticated were sheep and goats. They are very common in the Middle East, and the Hebrew language is particularly rich in vocabulary that distinguishes sheep according to sex and age.
Our ancestors in the faith were impressed that sheep suffer in silence. They compared men to sheep and considered suffering in silence to be the sign of a real man. Sheep came to symbolize honor, virility, and strength and goats were considered lascivious animals. Unlike rams (male sheep), goats allow other males access to their females. A man whose wife was ravished by another man was (and in the Middle East still is) considered like a goat. Goats symbolize shame and shameful behavior.What is the basis for this final, definite determination of sheep and goats?
Hospitality! In the Middle East, hospitality is extended mainly by men and solely to complete strangers. (Kindness extended to relatives is not hospitality but steadfast love, a very frequent term in the Old Testament describing what God offers to Israel.) The “sheep” extended hospitality to strangers (“Lord, when was it that we saw you hungry, etc. while the “goats” neglected that opportunity.. Ultimately, in the Middle Eastern view, it boils down to a matter of honor. Any Middle Easterner—Israelite, Christian, pagan—is expected to treat strangers hospitably. Whoever does so has treated Jesus hospitably and will enjoy companionship with God in the kingdom.
Ezekiel portrays a shepherd God who looks after and cares for the lost, the strayed, the injured, the sick. As God cares for us, so are we to care for others in need. Those in need are actually very near us; wherever there is human need, there is Christ and we are called to respond.
For all those that did not make it to the Eucharistic Ministers Meeting yesterday, Saturday. We will have the same meeting this Monday at 6pm-7:30 with soup at the Parish Center at Sacred Heart.
We have new missalettes coming out for Advent and we have new covers. We need people to assist putting them together after our masses this weekend in the room behind the altar.
Thursday is Thanksgiving Day and we will have mass at 9am. We will have a table decorated in the sanctuary area to bring food from your meal to bless. Please remember to take it home afterwards. We will have a special collection taken up as announced last week for the Betty Chinn Homeless Foundation.
The girl knelt in the confessional and said, "Bless me, Father, for I have sinned." "What is it, child?" "Father, I have committed the sin of vanity. Eight times a day I gaze at myself in the mirror and tell myself how beautiful I am. " The priest turned, took a good look at the girl and said, "My dear, I have good news. That isn't a sin - it's only a mistake."
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