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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

4-Oct-2018
 

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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.

Catholics Come Home Fall Sessions start Thursday, October 4

If you or someone you know is considering returning to the Church, or has recently returned, these sessions are an oppor-tunity to learn more about the Church, the Sacraments, the Mass and more. Sessions are open to any Catholic who wants to learn more about our shared Faith.

Six weekly sessions held Thursday evenings, 7:00 – 8:30 pm, October 4 through November 8, in the Parish Hall.

Flyers with session details are in the vestibule. For more information, visit the Parish web site or call the Ministry Office at 916-452-4830.

2018 Fall Festival: Saturday, October 6

The 77th annual Sacred Heart Fall Festival is approaching and will be held on

Saturday, October 6

Please plan to join us for a fun-filled community event steeped in the tradition of the parish. The festival will open at 11:00 am. Come ear-ly for steak sandwiches and Bingo. Bring the kids and grandchildren for treats and games. Stay and enjoy time with your family and friends in a relaxed atmosphere.

More details to come, but for immediate questions, please contact SHPSFallFestival@gmail.com

Sacred Heart Lunch Assembly Program

We would love to have you join fellow parishioners who participate in our Sacred Heart Lunch Assembly Program. Participation options include donating dollars for the purchase of food supplies, assembling lunches, or donating designated lunch items. The next two sessions, held in the Parish Hall, are

During these sessions we gather together to decorate and assemble 100 lunches for the Mustard Seed School for homeless children. All ages are welcome!

Questions or interested in participating, please contact Kimberly Anderson.

Protection of Children:

Abuse Prevention Training

The Diocese of Sacramento requires training for all adults, both volunteer and employees (including clergy), in recognizing, preventing, and reporting abuse. This training is mandatory for anyone who has contact with children under the auspices of a church program (e.g. childcare during Mass, altar servers, the parish school, CFF classes, youth groups for young adults, etc.). The training must be renewed every three years. Along with the training, volunteers and employees must be fingerprinted and have the fingerprints submitted for a background check. Additionally, in the parochial schools, the Diocese also pro-vides training for children themselves in keeping safe. Geared to specific age groups, children are taught how to protect themselves, and what to do if they feel unsafe.

The specifics of the training programs can be found on the Diocesan website www.scd.org/safe-environment.

The Rosary

Have you ever prayed the Rosary? Have you wondered about the origins of the Rosary? If so, join us on

Saturday, September 22 at 9:00 am for Mass

followed by the recitation of the Rosary and a talk on the history of the Rosary.

For questions and information please contact Tila Madrigal at 916-947-2683 or email at tilamadrigal@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.

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

Father in heaven, Creator of all, look down upon your people in their moments of need, for you alone are the source of our peace. Bring us to the dignity which distinguishes the poor in spirit and show us how great is the call to serve, that we may may share in the peace of Christ who offered his life in the service of all. Through Christ our Lord, your Son, 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.
 


“Go and teach all nations, says the Lord; I am with you always, until the end of the world.” Matthew 28:19a, 20b