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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.
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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

10/6/2016 - 11/10/2016
 

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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.

People are Essentially Equal

Because God created each of us with an identical human nature endowed with fundamental dignity and a common destiny, all people are essentially equal. Our human equality comes in our dignity as persons made in God’s image and likeness with certain inalienable rights. Therefore, every form of discrimination, whether based on sex, race, color, socioeconomic condition, language, national origin, or religion is immoral and contrary to God’s love for each of us.

Though we are equal in our humanity and dignity, we do have different talents and abilities. These differences are part of God’s plan, something we can never fully understand, especially if we have been especially gifted. Our duty is to share our gifts generously with others and work in a special way to fight against sinful inequalities. Gross social and economic inequalities militate against social justice, human dignity, fairness, and peace.

Recently Moved into the Parish?

If You Have Recently Moved Into Sacred Heart Parish We encourage you to register with the parish office if you are new to the parish. You will receive parish mailings such as offertory envelopes, Christmas and Easter schedules, and yearly statement of donations to be used for tax purposes. For families with pre-school age children, it is also important to be registered in the parish because parishioners have priority in registration over non-parishioners.

Children’s Church

Children’s Church, held during the 9:30 Mass Sunday mornings for kids 6 mos. to six years old, has ended for the summer. We thank Christie Montelongo and the weekend leaders, who have planned and facilitated the activities for the children. We also thank the parents who volunteer to help these little ones learn about Jesus in a fun and caring environment.

Children’s Church will officially resume in the fall. We are interested in exploring interest in having Children’s Church during the summer months. If you are interested in helping to offer this program, please contact Father Walton to let him know of your willingness to help.

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

The RCIA is designed for adults who have never before been baptized, adults who have been baptized in a nonCatholic church, and adults who have been baptized as Catholics as an infant/child yet never received or received limited religious instruction in the Faith.

Classes held once a week start in September and end a few weeks after Easter. If you know anyone (a family member, a friend, a neighbor, and a co-worker) interested in joining the RCIA process, please share this information. They are encouraged to call Rita Spillane at the Ministry Office (452-4830) and leave a message or email Rita at ritaspillane@gmail.com.

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.

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

The RCIA is designed for adults who have never before been baptized, adults who have been baptized in a nonCatholic church, and adults who have been baptized as Catholics as an infant/child yet never received or received limited religious instruction in the Faith.

Classes held once a week start in September and end a few weeks after Easter. If you know anyone (a family member, a friend, a neighbor, and a co-worker) interested in joining the RCIA process, please share this information. They are encouraged to call Rita Spillane at the Ministry Office (452-4830) and leave a message or email Rita at ritaspillane@gmail.com.

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 that God will continue to bless us with his compassion and love. Father, let the gift of your life continue to grow in us, drawing us from death to faith, hope, and love. Keep us alive in Christ Jesus. Keep us watchful in prayer and true to his teaching till your glory is revealed in us. Grant 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.
 


"Blessed are they who have kept the word with a generous heart and yield a harvest through perseverance." cf. Luke 8:15












 

 

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