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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

7-Mar-2019
 

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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.

Christmas 2018

The darkness that covered the earth
has given way to the bright dawn of
your Word made flesh.

Make us a people of this light.
Make us faithful to your Word,
that we may bring your life to the waiting world.

Merry Christmas

Sacred Heart Parish & School Staff

Schola Cantorum Christmas Concerts
Saturday, December 15 at 8:00 pm
Sunday, December 16 at 2:00 pm

Sacrament of Penance
Penance Service:  Tue, Dec. 11 at 7:00 pm
Wed, Dec. 19 at 8:30 am
Thu, Dec. 20 at 8:30 am
Fri, Dec. 21 at 8:30 am
Sat, Dec. 22 at 9:30 am – 10:30 am
and 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Christmas Eve
Monday, Dec. 24
Christmas carols at 3:30 pm
Family Mass at 4:00 pm
Christmas carols at 6:00 pm
Family Mass at 6:30 pm
Christmas carols at 9:30 pm
Christmas Mass at Night at 10:00 pm
(No Midnight Mass)

Christmas Day
Tuesday, Dec. 25
Masses at 8:00 am and 10:00 am

New Year Masses
Mon, Dec. 31 at 5:30 pm
Tue, Jan. 1 at 9:00 am
 

Fire in Paradise

The tremendous loss from the Camp Fire in Butte County and the nearby areas is heartbreaking. Parishioners wishing to donate money to assist those in need may do so in the following ways:

Donate by mail

Send checks to
Diocese of Sacramento Fire Assistance Fund
2110 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95818

Donate by phone

Call The Catholic Foundation at 916-733-0266

Donate online

Visit www.scd.org/donate and choose the Fire Assistance Fund

(You also may place your donation marked “Fire Assistance Fund” in the Sunday offertory basket. We will forward it to the diocese.)

Advent Giving Tree

Giving TreeOur parish Giving Tree will be placed next to the Our Lady of Grace Chapel, near the piano. Tags hanging on the Tree will benefit the children at St. Francis Terrace, those served by the Sacramento Catholic Diocesan HIV/AIDS Ministry, low-income seniors at Arden Villa Senior Citizens’ Center, and people served by the Human Trafficking Medi-cal Home. Your generosity will be greatly appreciated.

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.

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.

Baptism Preparation Class for Parents and Godparents

A baptism preparation class is offered the third Monday of every month at 6:30pm in the Parish Hall located directly behind the rectory.  To attend you must sign up by calling the church office at 452-4236 ext. 2.  At the class, the necessity and importance of baptism are explained since this Sacrament initiates our entrance into the Church.  Obligations and duties of parents and godparents are also covered.  The Church recommends an infant be baptized soon after birth.  Older children who have reached the age of reason (age 7) need to be instructed in the basics of the Father through the religious education program before being baptism.  Baptisms take place on the second and fourth Sundays of the month after the 11;00 am  Mass (around 12:15 pm).  Parents are required to attend the class; godparents are encouraged to do so.  For more details, please call the church office. 

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.

Traveling? Don’t Skip Mass!

When you are on the road, it is very easy to find a Catholic church and Mass times wherever you are.

Just consult https://masstimes.org/ for times and places all across the United States.

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 this Advent for joy and hope in the coming Lord. Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, ever faithful to your promises and ever close to your Church: the earth rejoices in hope of the Savior’s coming and looks forward with long-ing to his return at the end of time. Prepare our hearts and remove the sadness that hinders us from feeling the joy and hope which his presence will bestow, for he is Lord who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. 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.
 


Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Blessed is the kingdom of our father David that is to come. John 18:33b-37