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.

Holy Week Schedule:

March 28: Saturday 5:30 pm

March 29: Palm Sunday 9am and 12 pm

April 1: 8:30 am Mass followed by confessions for 1 hour
              7 pm Misa con confesiones una hora antes del la misa

April 2: Holy Thursday 7pm Mass of the Lord’s Supper

April 3: Good Friday 2pm Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion
              7pm Liturgia de la Pasión del Señor

April 4: 8pm Easter Vigil Mass at St. Bernard (English)
            8pm Vigilia Pascual en la Iglesia del Sagrado Corazón

April 5: 9am Easter Sunday Mass
            12pm Misa Pascual

Pastor's Corner

Anyone wishing to assist: set-up, finger foods, clean-up for the Celebration after the English Vigil Paschal Mass at St Bernard’s to welcome our fully initiated members of Sacred Heart, Brian and Paula is asked to phone Marian Griffin at 298-8006.  

Anyone having calla lilies and would like to donate them for the Holy Thursday Mass in the evening …please bring them by on Wednesday. Anyone wishing to donate for the Easter lilies in memory of someone is asked to give us the name(s) by Wednesday with a donation of $7 but if you don’t have it still give us the name.   

The office will be closed on Holy Thursday at noon and will reopen the day after Easter.                                          

We are looking for a paid, part time secretary/office manager who is fluent in English and Spanish to work in the mornings or afternoons.  The person must be computer literate and have a warm smile. We thank Angelica Matias who continues to work in the evenings until we find someone to work during the weekdays.  

There will be Mass at Seaview Rehabilitation and Wellness Center on Tuesday at 2:30pm.  

Lenten Resources

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.

Click here to go to our Lent page.

Lent

March 22, 2015 - The Fifth Sunday of Lent

What They Wanted When Lazarus died, Martha and Mary must have felt sure they had lost the deepest desires of their heart, and lost them irretrievably. But what the story of the raising of Lazarus shows is that a person can feel sure about such things and still be altogether mistaken.

Mary and Martha weren't entirely wrong. Each sister had this much insight into herself: she was right in thinking that she wanted to have her brother, and that she wanted to be loved by Jesus.

But the sisters were mistaken about what the fulfillment of their desires would be. They thought they could have the desires of their hearts only if Jesus came to them to heal their brother before he died. Consequently, whenLazarus did die, the sisters thought that they had lost what they wanted most.

The story makes clear that the Lord can know better than a human person what she most wants. When Jesus raises Lazarus from the dead, Mary and Martha have their brother and are loved by Jesus in a way more deeply fulfilling to them than the healing of their brother would have been.

Jesus was in the process of giving the sisters what each of them wanted most, even as each of them was firmly persuaded that she had lost it forever.

This story illuminates the problem of suffering. It helps people see that the Lord can be trusted even with the deepest distress of those who are his own. As the Psalmist promises, the Lord will give the desires of their hearts to those who put their trust in him.

Humor

Delivering a speech at a banquet on the night of his arrival in a large city, a priest told several anecdotes he expected to repeat at church the next day. Because he wanted to use the jokes again, he requested the reporters to omit them from any accounts they might turn in to their newspapers.

A cub reporter, in commenting on the speech, ended his piece with the following: "The priest told a number of stories that cannot be published."

Fiesta Help Needed - May 8th

The Big Event, The Mexican Fiesta, is our major fundraiser during the year and it will be on Friday, May 8th.  I was hoping that more people would have attended the meeting to begin organizing it a few days back. I thank those that did show-up.  This year it is being headed up by Marci Campbell 599-2068 and assisting her,  Salvador Tejeda 407-7356, and Jose Luis Manzo 834-8744.

We need plenty of help to make this fundraiser successful. If you would like to volunteer please give one of them a call as there is plenty to do:

Prep Work: Decorations, Advertising , Advance tickets Sells, Treasurer, Silent auction item getters, Live auction item getters, Silent auction dessert pie auction chairperson,

During the Day: Set-up, Tickets and visa machine, Entertainment  chairperson , Auctioneer, Bar/Drinks, Servers , and  Extra Personnel to help.

Take Down/Clean-up Chairperson and workers. Let us have fun besides making $$$$ for our church to help in its renovating and paying our insurance bill for the year of over $30,000.  

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