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

Daily Mass
Mon 5:30 PM
Wed. 12:10 and 5:30 PM
Tues,Thur,Fri: 7:30 AM
Sat. 8:15 am

SATURDAY Vigil: 5pm
SUNDAY: 7:30am, 9:30am, 11:30am


CONFESSIONS
Mon. 5:00pm, Tues 7:00am, Wed. 5:00pm
Thur., & Fri. 7:00am

Sat. 7:30-8:00am & 3:30-4:30pm

Parish Directory

Please schedule an appointment with Bremer Photography for the new parish directory (see below link). You will receive 1 free 8.5x10 portrait as well as a Church directory if you participate. Thank you!

https://bremerphoto.as.me/SacredHeart

Beginning November 4th for Catholic Women

What: A Biblical Walk Through the Mass Study Program, book by Edward Sri Why: To help Catholic Women of our Parishes to Explore the Mysteries, Discover the Meaning, and Experience the Riches of the Mass Where: Sacred Heart Parish Hall When: 6 Sundays (11/4, 11/10, 11/17, 12/2, 12/9, 12/16) Time: 2-3:30pm, brief introduction, 30 minute video, 45-60 minute small group discussion Audience: Women of Sacred Heart and St. Mary's, high school age through great-grandmothers Cost: ~$20.00, A Biblical Walk Through the Mass book by Edward Sri, Student Workbook and refreshments Hosted by Dr. Michael Knapp  -  Please PreRegister:  Contact Michael at 226-7066 or sidebentright@yahoo.com to register by Mon., Oct 29.  In this study, you will come to know and understand the Mass like never before.  You will discover the rich meanings behind what we say and do during the Liturgy.  The words and gestures of the Mass will be seen in a new light, leading you to a richer more fruitful worship experience.
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Interested in becoming Catholic?

The normal process for adults interested in becoming Catholic, or adults seeking full sacramental initiation into the church, is through the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) process. Classes are being held Sundays from 2-3:30pm here at the parish. All those even interested in the possibility of becoming Catholic are encouraged to attend. 
 

Blog Summary

Church Cleaning

Church cleaning for Christmas will be Nov. 17, 8:45AM—after Mass. 

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Light of the World Rekindle Workshop November 10th

Rekindle Workshop

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Publications


  • Sun, Nov 11th

  • Sun, Nov 4th

Sunday Reflection

 

Give freely

Have you checked the news? What else has arrived in your inbox this morning or late last night? The networks will be abuzz with election results and forecasts they portend. By the time you read this, we’ll have a sense of our country’s political trajectory for the next couple years.

How easy to focus our concerns on the mighty and the games they play. How easy, too, for those in power to have inflated senses of their identity and role. Jesus warns against these tendencies in the beginning of today’s Gospel. “Beware of the scribes,” he tells us, “who like to go around … and accept greetings … places of honor.” Elsewhere in the Gospel, Jesus cheekily notes that these proud players have “already received their reward.” Our eyes, our Lord recommends, ought to fall elsewhere.

This is not to say that we ought not to be concerned with politics or culture or the metaphorical hand baskets that seem to be dancing down the wide way, or those who blithely carry them. Our faith demands that we are deeply, intimately concerned with the people around us and with transforming the world in which we live. But Jesus is about flipping the paradigm. He inverts the hierarchy of values that gives bluster and might pride of place. He turns his disciples’ attention to the poor widow.

The Gospel continues with a scene at the temple treasury. It must have been pay day because there is quite a bit of traffic for the group to observe. “Many rich people put in large sums,” we learn. Jesus is silent at their material generosity. Then we have another comer. This woman has lost her husband. In that historical time period, it meant she’d lost her livelihood. A second marriage or the generosity of neighbors or her children were the only options for additional subsistence. If she had hoarded what had remained, it would be understandable. With the future uncertain, ought we not be practical? Don’t we have the right to cling to what we possess, to fortify our high ground, come what may? “Clink clink.” The widow hears the sound of two small coins knocking against all the rest. Her livelihood is in the temple treasury, not her surplus. In a world where there is little to be had, she trusts. She gives.

The first reading tells a similar story. The prophet Elijah arrives, tired and thirsty, at an ancient city’s gates. The widow he finds has little to offer. In fact, her resignation to poverty is so deep that she fully expects to die the next day, along with her young son. Elijah makes an outlandish prophecy. She ought to share the last of her water, use the last of her flour, to make a cake. She is safe to do so, for God will not fail her. Her resources will not run dry. If the widow had doubts or protests, history doesn’t record them. “She left and did as Elijah had said.” Perhaps she thought she had nothing to lose. In a world where her jars had run nearly dry, she trusts. She gives.

As I write this, I don’t know who won Tuesday night. But I do know that many people feel they’ve lost something. Perhaps there are little family values to be had, not enough money to go around, never quite the respect due to another as a fellow human being. Many of us reading this are not the scribes, the Pharisees, the playmakers in the halls of power. How easy it can be to let our eyes travel to their flowing robes, to hail and hope, or to disparage and despair … at least until the next election cycle.

The second reading from the letter to the Hebrews compares the priesthood of Jesus to the Levitical priesthood of the Jewish people. The priests of old offered repeated animal sacrifices on designated times and places or for particular life events. Over and over, around and around, this cycle went. Until Christ. “Once and for all he has appeared at the end of the ages to take away sin by his sacrifice.” Once and for all we have been saved. Our trust is not in vain. We are given real hope in the love and mercy of Jesus Christ.

No matter who won on Tuesday, I know some of us will feel like we’ve lost. In a world that isn’t quite as it should be, none of us have enough of something. We are the widow, one way or another. So will we cling, possessive and wild-eyed, to what we think remains? Or will we relax our grip on fear and control? Will we look our neighbor square in the eye? Will we open our hands in charity, mutual respect, and kindness? Will our eyes lift to heaven, to the One who promises to “bring salvation to those who eagerly await Him?” Will we trust? Will we give?

“Clink clink” go the coins.

Anna Carter

Parish Registration Form and Parish Office Hours

 
Parish Registration Form                                                                                                                                                                                   

PARISH OFFICE HOURS

 Monday-Thursday: 8:30am -4:30pm
 Friday: 8:30am -12:30pm

Phone #: 605-225-7065

 

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Readings for the Week

Keeping Jeff Updated

Something broken?  Needs attention?   “HEY Jeff” sheets are in each entry along with a pencil.  Please use them to let Jeff know if you find something that needs attention.   Completed sheets can be placed in the collection, given to Jeff, a priest or staff, or the office.    
 

Daily Reflections Video

Photo Albums

  • Celebrating Fathers Mark Lichter's and Bill Hamack's 25th ordination anniversaries.

Prayer For Our Country

Most Holy Trinity, we put the United States of America in to the hands of Mary Immaculate in order that she many present the country to you. Through her we wish to thank you for the great resources of this land and for the freedom which has been its heritage. Through the intercession of Mary, have mercy on the Catholic Church in America. Grant us peace. Have mercy on our President-elect and on all the officers of our government. Grant us a fruitful economy born of justice and charity. Have mercy on capital and industry and labor. Protect the family life of the nation. Guard the innocence of our children. Grant the precious gift of many religious vocations. Through the intercession of our Mother, have mercy on the sick, the poor, the tempted, sinners—on all who are in need.

Mary, Immaculate Virgin, Our Mother, Patroness of our land, we praise you and honor you and give ourselves to you. Protect us from every harm. Pray for us, that acting always according to your will and the Will of your Divine Son, we may live and die pleasing to God. Amen.

An Act of Consecration for the United States from Prayers for All Occasions: From the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C.

Office Hours

Monday-Thursday: 8:30am -4:30pm
Friday: 8:30am -12:30pm