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MASS SCHEDULE
Saturday Vigil 5:30 p.m.
Sunday 8:00, 9:30, & 11:00 a.m.
Weekdays 8:00 a.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m.
Holydays 8:00 a.m., 12 Noon, & 5:30 p.m.
 
SACRAMENT OF PENANCE AND RECONCILIATION
Saturday 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
   
SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM
Pre-Baptism class required; please call rectory.
Parish Directory

1040 - 39th Street
Sacramento, CA 95816
(916) 452-4136

Rev. Msgr. Robert P. Walton, Pastor
Father Glenn Jaron, In Residence
Gilbert Parra, Deacon
William Riehl, Deacon
Theresa Sparks, School Principal Parish School 456-1576
Tila Madrigal, Rel. Ed. Coordinator, 947-2683
Dr. Donald Kendrick, Music Director, 278-6805
Rita Spillane RCIA & Adult Faith Formation Director 452-4830
Paul Sunderman Youth Minister 456-1576

Sacred Heart Parish

Sacred Heart Parish

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 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.

Six-week program
Thursdays

2-Mar-2017 - 6-Apr-2017
 

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Morning Prayer

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.


Childrens' Church

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.


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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.

Sacred Heart Holiday Home Tour: Coming Soon!

The Home Tour returns

December 2 - 4

with six elegantly decorated homes in East Sacramento’s Fabulous Forties neighborhood. The homes showcase elaborate holiday design, stunning renovations, and creative holiday décor ideas. Please visit www.sacredhearthometour.com for tour and ticket information.

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.

Divine Mercy

A small group of Sacred Heart parishioners continue to meet the 2nd Saturday of each month immediately following the 9:00 a.m. Mass to recite the Rosary followed by the Divine Mercy prayer. Literature and instructions are available in the church vestibule. If you have any questions please contact Rita Fernandez at 451-4669, Teresa Harris at 736-1737 or Teresa Walters at 484-6567.

First Friday Adoration

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament follows 8:00 a.m. Mass and concludes with Benediction at 12(noon). Mass is celebrated immediately after Benediction.

Join us and spend some time in prayer before the Blessed Sacrament. On First Fridays, parishioners are encouraged to include in their prayers, a prayer for an increase in vocations to the priesthood and consecrated life. A special prayer for vocations is available in the church vestibule for your use.

Join us and spend some time in prayer before the Blessed Sacrament. On First Fridays, parishioners are encouraged to include in their prayers, a prayer for an increase in vocations to the priesthood and consecrated life. A special prayer for vocations is available in the church vestibule for your use.

Advent Season

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 the 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 gve 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 hear 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.

Advent Giving Tree

Please consider giving a gift to a less fortunate member of our community through our Giving Tree project. The tree is located near the Our Lady of Grace Chapel. Please place your donated items with its tag by the Giving Tree no later than Noon on Sunday, December 18. Gift cards may also be left in the Parish Office mail slot.

Thank you for helping others in need.

 

Consider Making an End of Year Gift

Many parishioners make a special end of year gift to the Parish. This is very much appreciated, enabling the Parish to meet the growing expenses of Parish operations. Such a gift has the added benefit of being tax deductible. Also, we are most grateful for our parishioners’ regular and special donations to second collections throughout the year.

If you are not contributing on a regular basis, please consider doing so. If you have not increased your weekly contribution in some time, and your financial circumstances allow you to do so, please consider increasing your weekly contribution. Like your household expenses, parish expenses continue to increase.

Thank you for considering this appeal.

DAF Donations

Do you contribute to a Donor Advised Fund (DAF)? A DAF is used by some people to lessen their tax liability while getting the maximum credit for charitable deductions. If you participate in a DAF and are considering what charitable organizations to donate to, we encourage you to consider an end-of-the-year gift to the Sacred Heart Parish School Foundation, which provides tuition assistance at our parish school, or to the Church Building Fund, which provides funding for improvements, repairs, and long-term maintenance of the church and parish hall.

Christian Stewardship

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.

Baptism Classes

Baptism classes are available. 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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Parish Registration

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 in Advent time for the coming Savior to teach us wisdom. Father in heaven, the day draws near when the glory of your Son will make radiant the night of the waiting world. May the lure of greed not impede us from the joy which moves the hearts of those who seek him. May the darkness not blind us to the vision of wisdom which fills the minds of those who find him. 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.
 


“Show us, Lord, your love; and grant us your salvation.” cf. Psalm 85:8












 

 

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