Welcome To Sacred Heart Parish!
We encourage all members of Sacred Heart to be involved in the mission of Jesus Christ: to share His message of salvation, to build up the Body of Christ, the Church, and to encounter Christ through regular reception of His sacraments, that we would all know, love and live for our Lord Jesus. Please join us in our service to the Lord!
Sacred Heart Parish Mass Times
Wed. 12:10pm (School Mass)
Sat. 8:15 am
SATURDAY Vigil: 5pm
SUNDAY: 7:30am, 9:30am, 11:30am
Mon. Tues. Thur. Fri. 7:00am
Saturday 7:45am & 3:30pm
Parish Registration Form
- Fr. Barry Reuwsaat, Parochial Vicar
- Rev. Mark Lichter, Pastor
- Mrs. Lori Hofer, Parish Secretary
- Mrs. Paulette Hay, Financial Secretary
- Carissa Baustian, Director of Music and Organist
- Mrs. Michele Coughlin, Director of Parish Faith Formation
- Mrs. Dawn Wanttie, Asst. Coordinator of Faith Formation Grades 1-5
- Mrs. Marge Guhin, Housekeeping
- Mr. Jeff Swank, Buildings/Grounds/Maintenance/Cemetery
Cardinal Dolan's Respect Life Statement
Cardinal Dolans message can be accessed by clicking the link below.
Bishop Barron on Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Video
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We Need Sunday Mass!
The following comes from the May 21st daily inspiration email that you can receive by visiting LiveMercy.org to obtain a daily text or email.
"In a Catholic New York column, I mentioned that I received a Christmas card from an old friend a few months back, with the usual annual update of family news. The year previous, in 2008, his card had brought good news: he had landed a very prestigious and high-paying job as a geologist — the profession he cherished — at a mining exploration company in Montana. I was so happy for him, a friend since high school. He had explained in his card that the job was three weeks at a time, in a very isolated area of the mountains, then a week back home in Illinois with his wife and three children. He regretted being away, but he and his wife had agreed this career opportunity was well worth it.
Then came this year’s Christmas card with the news he had quit that job! Was it the money? Hardly, the card explained, since the salary was exceptional. Lack of challenge? Just the opposite, the news went on, as he really enjoyed the work. Why, then, had he quit?
Listen to this: 'I missed my wife and kids, and I missed Sunday Mass. Up in the mountains, at the site, we were over a hundred miles from the nearest Catholic church, so I could only go to Mass one Sunday a month, when I was home. The job – as much as I loved it – was ruining my marriage, my family, and my faith. It had to go!'"
This is an excerpt an article by Cardinal Dolan. For the full text go to
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Friday: 8:30am -12:30pm
MONTH OF THE ROSARY
MONTH OF THE ROSARY
On behalf of the Family Rosary Group that meets Tuesdays at 7:00 pm, feel free to sign up for a traveling holy family statue and wall rosary, which you can bring to your home for one week. The sign up sheet and information are in the east entrance of the church.
October Is Respect Life Month
Serene Attentiveness to God’s Creation
Consider parents holding their first newborn son or daughter. While there is no instruction manual for all the possible circumstances they may encounter, their guiding framework is the loving, parental relationship with their child. With his encyclical Laudato si', Pope Francis invites us to understand more deeply our relationships with God, one another, and the rest of creation, and to live accordingly. "Everything is connected," he reminds us (LS 91).
God uses creation to bring us into loving relationship with himself, most notably through the sacraments. We experience this most powerfully in the Eucharist, the true body and blood of Christ, received under the appearance of bread and wine, where "all that has been created finds its greatest exaltation" (LS 236). God invites us to embrace creation on this deeper level through our worship of himself (LS 235). Our relationship with Christ—strengthened by receiving him worthily in Holy Communion—helps us understand our relationships with one another and with creation.
Pope Francis warns against placing ourselves "at the center," thinking we don't need God and lacking concern for other creatures (LS 122, 68-69). But he also rejects the view that "the presence of human beings on the planet should be reduced and all forms of intervention prohibited" (LS 60). The Holy Father affirms, instead, that human beings possess "a particular dignity above other creatures" and share a distinct responsibility for the world entrusted to us (LS 119, 242). When any of our relationships are out of balance—with God, one another, or the rest of creation—all our relationships suffer.
We see evidence of this imbalance on a large scale today. Building upon the teaching of his predecessors, the Holy Father discusses in great detail the disrepair apparent in creation. Our distorted relationship with God has infected our relationship with the earth, evidenced by pollution, lack of clean water, toxic waste, and immense material waste. For example, "approximately a third of all food produced is discarded, and 'whenever food is thrown out it is as if it were stolen from the table of the poor'" (LS 50).
What the Holy Father often calls a "culture of waste" or a "throwaway culture" even goes so far as to see and treat human life as disposable. The elderly are marginalized, and the lives of persons with disabilities are deemed less worth living (LS 123). The fundamental truth that "the inalienable worth of a human being transcends his or her degree of development" is forgotten—leading to the destruction of unwanted babies in the womb and experimentation on embryonic children in the lab (LS 136, 123). Sometimes, even efforts to alleviate the suffering of certain populations lead to offenses against human life. Pope Francis warns, for example, against international pressure which makes the promotion of contraception, abortion, and other harmful practices a condition for economic aid.
At times, efforts seeking to protect the environment and other creatures disregard or even attack the particular dignity of human beings. Although we are called to care for creation, the Holy Father makes clear that this approach is not only inconsistent, it "compromises the very meaning of our struggle for the sake of the environment" (LS 91). Quoting Pope Benedict XVI's encyclical Charity in Truth, Pope Francis explains further:
Since everything is interrelated, concern for the protection of nature is also incompatible with the justification of abortion. How can we genuinely teach the importance of concern for other vulnerable beings, however troublesome or inconvenient they may be, if we fail to protect a human embryo, even when its presence is uncomfortable and creates difficulties? "If personal and social sensitivity towards the acceptance of new life is lost, then other forms of acceptance that are valuable for society also wither away" (LS 120).
Pope Francis isn't endorsing a secular environmentalism—he has a broader idea in mind—one that echoes the sentiments of another predecessor, Pope St. John Paul II. In his 1990 World Day of Peace message, the great saint reminded us that "no peaceful society can afford to neglect either respect for life or the fact that there is an integrity to creation" (7). He later addressed Catholics directly, reminding us of our "serious obligation to care for all of creation" (16).
If we are filled with the love of God, a culture of encounter and solidarity will begin to bloom. Pope Francis stresses, "We are speaking of an attitude of the heart, one which approaches life with serene attentiveness, which is capable of being fully present to someone without thinking of what comes next" (LS 226). With this attitude of heart, we neither treat other humans as disposable, nor neglect to care for God's creation at any level. Through a conversion of heart, repairing our relationships with God, one another, and all of creation, we can combat the many pollutants that poison our hearts and our world.
Excerpts from Laudato si' (Care for Our Common Home) © 2015 and "Message of His Holiness Pope John Paul II for the Celebration of the World Day of Peace" © 1990, Libreria Editrice Vaticana, Vatican City. Used with permission. All rights reserved. Models used for illustrative purposes only. Copyright © 2016, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Washington, D.C. All rights reserved.
Prayer For Our Military
Prayer of the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA
Almighty God and Father,
look with love upon our men and women
in uniform and protect them in their time of need.
Give them health and stability and allow them to return
to their loved ones whole and unshaken.
Be with their families and sustain them in these uncertain times.
Grant strength and peace of mind to the Veterans
who have given their best for the country they love.
Support them in infirmity and in the fragility of old age.
Teach us to remember their sacrifices
and to express our gratitude.
Manifest your tender care to those in the
Military Academies who prepare for future service and
to those who serve our Nation far from home.
Teach us to remember the sacrifices of those
whose efforts contribute to ensuring our way of life.
Bless and multiply the priests who minister
to the faithful of the Archdiocese for the Military Services.
Reward their generosity and keep them faithful.
Hear us as we present our prayers to
You through Christ our Lord.
-Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio
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Readings for the Week
Readings for the Week of October 23, 2016
- Sunday: Sir 35:12-14, 16-18 / Ps 34:2-3, 17-19, 23 / 2 Tm 4:6-8, 16-18 / Lk 18:9-14
- Monday: Eph 4:32—5:8 / Ps 1:1-4, 6 / Lk 13:10-17
- Tuesday: Eph 5:21-33 or 5:2a, 25-32 / Ps 128:1-5 / Lk 13:18-21
- Wednesday: Eph 6:1-9 / Ps 145:10-14 / Lk 13:22-30
- Thursday: Eph 6:10-20 / Ps 144:1-2, 9-10 / Lk 13:31-35
- Friday: Eph 2:19-22 / Ps 19:2-5 / Lk 6:12-16
- Saturday: Phil 1:18b-26 / Ps 42:2-3, 5 / Lk 14:1, 7-11
- Next Sunday: Wis 11:22—12:2 / Ps 145: 1-2, 8-11, 13-14 / 2 Thes 1:11—2:2 / Lk 19:1-10