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.
PLEASE TAKE NOTE!
The Sacred Heart Big Event at Redwood Acres is being rescheduled for February 5, 2016.
The raffle drawing will take place after the 5pm mass on the 17th. So get your tickets in!
New Mass times beginning October 3rd
Saturday: Vigil 5:00 pm, 7:00 pm in Spanish
Sunday: 9:00 am no change, 12:15 p.m. in Spanish, no 7:00 pm at St Joseph’s
St. Vincent de Paul Dining Facility Volunteers Needed
Are you looking for an opportunity to join Pope Francis in responding to the great commission given by Jesus to serve our needy brothers and sisters in Christ? If so, St. Vincent de Paul’s Dining Hall is beginning to serve meals on the weekends once again. We are in need of volunteers to serve 1 1/2 -2 hours on the first Saturday of each month. This is an excellent opportunity for singles and families to put our faith into action serving the least of our brothers and sisters. If you can help please call the Sacred Heart Office @ 443-8349 or Linda Bareilles @443-0923. God bless you.
October 11, 2015, 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Inheriting Eternal Life…In the Gospel Reading, a rich young man asks Jesus, “What must I do to inherit eternal life?” In response, Jesus says to him, “You are lacking in one thing. Go, sell what you have, and give to the poor.” Selling what you own is a pretty radical thing to do. Just think what you own: a house, a car, a bed. And that’s just the beginning, isn’t it? There’s also the computer, the cell phone, the TV—and on and on.
Early in Christian history, people who sold everything they owned set up religious orders, so that they could live together and share what they needed. And so Jesus’ exhortation to sell what you have and give to the poor is usually taken as a call to religious life. Understood in that way, Jesus’ advice to the rich young man is one of the counsels of perfection. It explains what you have to do to be perfect in this life.
But here’s a puzzle worth noticing. You don’t have to be perfect to go to heaven. You don’t have to be a member of a religious order to go to heaven. But going to heaven is what the rich young man was asking Jesus about: “What must I do to inherit eternal life?” And so the answer Jesus gave the rich young man should have explained to him what you have to do to get to heaven. A counsel of perfection is by its nature not an answer to the rich young man’s question.
Whatever a person’s gifts are, they are meant to be given back in service to the Lord or put it this way. If selling all he has and giving it to the poor is what the rich young man needs to do to inherit eternal life, what about everybody else? Does everybody have to sell what he has in order to attain heaven? If you don’t sell everything you have, are you going to hell?
The solution to the puzzle is to think about the description of the man asking Jesus the question: he is the rich young man. In other words, his gifts lie in his wealth.
Now gifts are highly various. There are lots of gifts, gifts of learning, of music, of many other things. But whatever a person’s gifts are, they are meant to be given back in service to the Lord. You cannot bury your talent—your gifts—in the ground and hope to please the Lord
So here is what you need to do to inherit eternal life: You need to follow Jesus and use your gifts to the full when you do
- Eleonore Stump
Questions: 1. Think of people you know who spend their time giving. What are they like? Do they receive the hundredfold Jesus promised to those who follow him? What happens to you when you give things?
Now is the time to come forth as a Catholic Community of Eureka to invite people you know who want to have their Now is the time to come forth as a Catholic Community of Eureka to invite people you know who want to have their hearts stirred up to come to know the Lord through Sacred Scripture and Catholic tradition to join us in the Emmaus Journey as those two disciples had their hearts stirred in having Jesus walk with them and then recognized Him in the Breaking of the Bread.
This process of coming to know the Lord in our Catholic faith known as the RCIA, the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is for those not baptized, baptized in another faith tradition, and those not fully initiated, without Eucharist and or Confirmation.
We ask that you contact your parish offices, Dianne Luzzi at 442-6466 or Pat Thul at 616-7399 so that we can send an invitation to them.
We will have an informal gathering at the Rectory at Sacred Heart Rectory for both parishes with an Evening of Sharing along with appetizers on Wednesday, October 14th at 6pm. Friends and spouses are invited to share the evening with those invited.
A businessman needed a million dollars to close an important business transaction. He went to church to pray for the money. He knelt and started praying next to a man who was praying for a hundred dollars he needed to pay an urgent debt. The businessman took out his wallet and pressed the hundred dollars into the other man's hand. Overjoyed, the man got up and left the church. The businessman then closed his eyes and prayed, "And now, Lord, that I have your undivided attention...."
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