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.
Sacred Heart Easter Holy Week Schedule
Sat. April 12 - Masses 5:00 p.m. (English) & 7:00p.m. (Spanish)
Sun. April 13 – Masses 9:30 (English) & 12:30 (Spanish)
Mon. April 14 – 8:30 Mass
Tues. April 15 – 8:30 Mass ( Confessions at St. Mary’s, Arcata at 5:30p.m.)
Wed. April 16 – 8:30 Mass
Thurs. April 17 – Holy Thursday - 7p.m. Bilingual Mass
Fri. April 18 – Good Friday – Passion of The Lord Masses: 2p.m. (English) and 7p.m. (Spanish)
Sat. April 19 - Easter Vigil Bilingual Mass at 8:00 p.m.
Sun. April 20 – Easter Sunday Masses: 9:30a.m. (English) and 12:30 p.m. (Spanish)
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.
The Easter Vigil is the "Mother of All Vigils."Easter Sunday, then, is the greatest of all Sundays, and Easter Time is the most important of all liturgical times.Easter is the celebration of the Lord's resurrection from the dead, culminating in his Ascension to the Father and sending of the Holy Spirit upon the Church.There are 50 days of Easter from the first Sunday to Pentecost.It is characterized, above all, by the joy of glorified life and the victory over death, expressed most fully in the great resounding cry of the Christian: Alleluia!
The Easter resource page is here.
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