Sacred Heart Parish
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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.
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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 Rachelle Cook at 453-1966.
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.
Support Our School
This weekend is the first weekend of the month.
Please consider making a donation to the Sacred Heart School Foundation in the pink envelope along with your regular, weekly envelope.
Pink envelopes have been used for many, many years (even before the Foundation was established) to provide support for the School. The endowed funds of the Foundation allow us to provide this support on a continuing basis.
Advent is the most countercultural season of all for Christians. The whole secular world is bent on buying-and-selling, partying, rushing around and worrying. Psychiatrists say this time of year is the most stressful of all. People worry about what kind of decorations to put up. They are afraid of feeling guilty if the gifts they give are not as good as the ones they receive. Or if they invite some people but not others. Isn’t it ironic? We have so much fear and guilt over the birth of the One who came to take away our fear and guilt!
So the Church offers us a whole other way to move through this season. What are the great symbols of Advent?
- Quiet - as opposed to noise.
- Light - as opposed to darkness.
- Fasting as opposed to stuffing.
- Waiting - as opposed to rushing around.
After all, the Lord we are waiting for is already present in the people we are waiting with. And the whole purpose of his coming is to make us more peaceful and loving.
Sacred Heart Giving Tree
Please consider giving a gift to a less fortunate member of our community through our Giving Tree, located by the altar of Mary. Place your donated items with its tag by the Giving Tree no later than December 15th. Gift cards may also be dropped in the parish office mail slot.
First Saturday Adoration has been discontinued until further notice. The church has been heavily booked on Saturdays with weddings, funerals, and concert rehearsals. We are exploring other alternatives, and will keep parishioners posted on future opportunities for Adoration. Please watch the bulletin for updates.
Adoration on the First Fridays will continue to be from 8:30am until noon Mass.
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.
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.
Interested in Becoming Catholic?
If you have an interest in learning more about becoming Catholic, please contact the Ministry office at (916) 452-4830 and leave your name and phone number. The classes will begin in September and meet on Tuesday evenings.
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.
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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.
Prayer for the Week
Father, in the wilderness of the Jordan you sent a messenger to prepare people’s hearts for the coming of your Son. Help us to hear his words and repent of our sins, so that we may clearly see the way to walk, the truth to speak, and the life to live for Him, our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.
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.
“Show us, Lord, your love; and grant us your salvation.” --cf. Psalm 85:8