Sacred Heart Parish
Catholics Come Home
If you or someone you know is considering returning to the Church or has recently returned, these sessions are an opportunity to learn more about the Church, the Sacraments, the Mass and more in an adult education roundtable setting. Also open to any Catholic that wants to learn more about their Catholic faith.
2-Mar-2017 - 6-Apr-2017
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Please join us for Morning Prayer. We meet by the statue of St. Joseph. Start your day with praise and blessing. Come join us before work!
Mon-Fri at 7:30 a.m.
Sat at 8:30 a.m.
During the school year, we offer nursery care for toddlers and a Sunday School program for children three to six. The children meet each week in the Parish Hall during 9:30 a.m. Mass. New families are always welcome. For more information please call Christie Montelongo at 916 502-7590.
The mission of Sacred Heart Church is to call people to develop a personal relationship with God, to build a community of faith and worship, to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ by serving the needs of all people through the guidance of the Holiy Spirit.
Stewardship is a way of life that is deeply rooted in the life of Jesus Christ. A good steward imitates the Lord Jesus and his generous self-giving. Our Lord came to serve and not to be served. Holding back nothing for himself, our Lord gave everything he had to give so that we might have a full life. The practice of good stewardship is an imitation of the Lord in his generous self-giving. Stewardship is not merely the part or portion or percentage that we give to the Lord through the Church. Stewardship is about our giving our all in response to the Lord’s call to follow him. Stewardship is a disciple’s response.
Bequests to the Church
For parishioners who are able to, remembering the parish in your will or trust is a way to help keep our parish vital and strong for future generations. Bequests can be used as the donor designates. For example, one could donate for stained glass window maintenance, for church maintenance, for school scholarships, or for anything that supports parish ministries.
If you are interested in making a bequest, please contact to Fr. Walton.
Automatic Giving to the Church
Most banks and credit unions provide their customers with the service of paying many of their recurring bills automatically, e.g. utilities, communication services, etc. Many parishioners may not realize that this service is also a convenient way to make their regular donation to the church. A few parishioners, who are using this banking service, have been very pleased with it. We encourage parishioners to consider using this manner of giving. It surely makes for a more convenient way of giving for parishioners and for tracking donations to the parish. Although we understand there is no service fee to the customers or to the parish, we encourage parishioners to consult with their financial insti-tution to understand fully the recurring payment program. This is not similar to the electronic funds transfer (EFT), which does incur a fee to the parish.
Pastoral Assistance for Victims of Sexual Abuse
The Diocese of Sacramento provides pastoral care to persons who have suffered sexual abuse by members of the Catholic clergy or other Catholic Church workers. Please call toll-free: 866-777-9133 if you are seeking assistance in coping with this tragic situation. Assistance is available in English and Spanish.
Support Our Bulletin Advertisers
The cost of producing our weekly bulletin is defrayed by the businesses that advertise on the back page. Please support these businesses, and tell them you saw their ad in the bulletin.
Online Sites for Catholics
Since so many people get most of their news online, the Catholic community has an active presence in cyber space.
Jesuit seminarians maintain a website entitled The Jesuit Post (https://thejesuitpost.org) with blogs, articles, and reviews, aimed at Catholics in their 20s and 30s.
The Jesuit Post is also on Facebook.
All Catholics are the target audience for Crux (http://www.cruxnow.com), a place where general news about the Church is found.
Of course, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has a very good website (www.usccb.org) filled with a variety of information.
Interested in Becoming Catholic?
Please contact the Ministry Office at 916-452-4830 and leave your name and telephone number and someone will call you back. Classes begin in September and meet on Tuesday evenings.
The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (R.C.I.A.) is designed for adults who have never been baptized, adults who have been baptized in a non-Catholic church, and adults who were baptized as Catholics as an infant/child yet never received or received limited religious instruction in the Faith
Please share this information with family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers who may have expressed interest in learning more about the Catholic Faith.
Sacred Heart Parish Bulletin
If you missed something in the weekly bulletin and forgot to bring one home, it is posted here. We also post the ads from the back page of the bulletin and encourage you to support our advertisers.
In baptism we come to Christ. And there with Him we become spiritually alive as God's People called to share in His mission to proclaim God's glorious presence and works among us. The key to understanding Baptism, the first of the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist), and indeed all of the sacraments, is found in the simple word: "Christ in us and we in Him. Through baptism (and the subsequent gift of faith) we are called, from the darkness of not knowing God to the marvelous light of dwelling with and in Him. At the font of baptism, we are reborn and become new creations, clothed with a Christian dignity and called to witness, in word and example, to the Gospel of Life.
More . . .
If you are new to Sacred Heart Parish, we encourage you to register by calling the Parish Office at 452-4136 ext. 2. Registration will help us notify you of various parish and diocesan events, and will make it possible for your tax-deductible donations to be properly credited to you.
Holy Communion to the Homebound
If you, a member of your family, or a neighbor in the parish are confined to home and wish to receive Holy Communion during the week, please call the rectory at 452-4136, ext. 2. We are happy to make arrangements to bring the Sacrament to any homebound living in the parish at a convenient time. Before calling on behalf of a family member or neighbor, please check with that person to make sure they want to receive the Sacrament.
Prayer for the Week
Let us pray aware of the dignity to which we are called by the love of Christ. Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, our glory is to stand before the world as your own sons and daughters. May the simple beauty of Jesus’ birth summon us always to love what is most deeply human, and to see your Word made flesh reflected in those whose lives we touch. We ask this through Christ our Lord
Sacramento Food Bank
On the last Sunday of every month, we collect non-perishable foods to help the less fortunate through the Sacramento Food Bank Services. Donations items are placed in the sanctuary, inside the altar rail and are taken to the Food Bank on Monday morning for immediate distribution. We encourage all parishioners to participate in this special outreach program to those in need in our community.
“And the Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us, and we saw his glory, the glory as of the Father’s only Son.” -- John 1:14