+ ACCOUNT SETUP TO BENEFIT MRS. HENRIETTA DESHOTELS
An account has been set up at Evangeline Bank for donations to benefit Henrietta Deshotels who has recently been diagnosed with cancer. To defray expenses, you can bring donations to Wendy Veillon Fontenot or Lorraine Fontenot at Evangeline Bank or mail donations to Amy Poche at 402 North Coreil St., Ville Platte, LA 70586. If donation is in the form of a check, please make payable to Henrietta Deshotels. Thank you for your generosity and please continue to keep her in your prayers.
+ 2017-2018 SHS REGISTRATION
The 2017-2018 Sacred Heart School Registration will begin on February 1-20, 2017. Applications will be available as a document download from our website shsvp.com, Renweb or may be picked-up in the elementary or high school office.
+ EDUCATORS AND SUPPORTERS OF THE YEAR
Congratulations to our Educators of the Year, Mrs. Lacey Guillory, Elementary, and Mrs. Dorie Ardoin, High School. Congratulations to our Supporters of the Year, Dr. Jake and Ashley Lafleur
+ SHS FOUNDATION DANCE, BUFFET AND AUCTION
The 2017 Sacred Heart School Foundation Dance, Buffet and Auction tickets are now available for purchase. The event will take place on February 18th. The deadline to purchase tickets is January 27th. Anyone who would like to help volunteer, sponsor or donate towards the auction can call 337-363-8050.
Parishioners For Life
Parishioners For Life—Motivating Members to Help End Abortion
Linda is a woman who had an abortion. She writes, “My breaking point with …[my former] Church was when I was feeling truly guilty because of what I had done, I knew it was wrong, but people were trying to justify it to me. I didn’t need justification, I needed to know how to reconcile an already fragmented relationship with the Lord I desired… but I was too weighed down and no one seemed to see the need of forgiveness and reconciliation, at least until I came into contact with the Catholic Church. The funny thing is, so many people seem to see the Church as uncompassionate and uncaring, it was where I found love, acceptance, and forgiveness…”
Pro-Life Walk 2017
Ville Platte’s Annual
Sunday, January 22nd at 11:30 a.m.
Start: Our Lady Queen of All Saints
End: Sacred Heart of Jesus Church
January 22nd marks the 44th anniversary of Roe v. Wade.
Since this tragic decision, over 56 million unborn children have been destroyed in the womb. Ville Platte Christians will commemorate this infamous anniversary with our annual Pro-Life Walk from Queen of All Saints to Sacred Heart.
You and your children are invited and encouraged to attend!
The walk will begin immediately following OLQAS 10:30am Mass.
We will pray the pro-life rosary for an end to abortion in our world.
Following the walk we will have a guest speaker, Senator Elbert Guillory, an outspoken defender of life who has received awards from the Louisiana Family Forum and multiple awards from the Louisiana Right to Life.
There will be transportation from Sacred Heart to bring people back to their vehicles in the OLQAS parking lot.
Back-to-Basics Lecture Series
The 2016-17 season will focus on Marian Apparitions. In May 2017, the Church will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima. In order to prepare for that event, we’ll take a look at what constitutes an authentic apparition; and look more closely at the apparitions of Guadalupe and Lourdes.
Please be sure to join us every second Monday of the month from 5:30-6:30pm at the Family Life Center. Everyone is invited to attend!
*UPDATE* Fr. Glodd’s talk originally scheduled for tonight, January 9th has been rescheduled to Monday, March 13th.
NINE MONTH UPDATE:
IT’S MY BIRTHDAY!
Thank you so much for all of your prayers. Because of them, you gave me the best gift ever…
THE GIFT OF LIFE!!!
Happy Birthday Spiritually Adopted Baby!
Your spiritually adopted baby was born this month – nine months after his mother conceived him.
The only change at birth is a change in the external life support system of the baby. He is no different now than he was before birth, except that he breathes and eats differently.
He is truly a miracle. He began as a 46 chromosome cell and has developed over the past nine months into this unique human baby. Never before in history, nor ever again, will anyone exist who is just like your spiritually adopted baby.
YOUR PRAYERS SAVED HIS LIFE! Thank you for your prayers for him and his mother. Please continue your prayers that he will grow into an adopted child of our Heavenly Father.
** Join us on Sunday, January 22nd for the Pro-Life Walk to celebrate the birth of your spiritually adopted baby!**
Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish Announcements
+ Join us on Sunday for Ville Platte’s annual Pro-Life Walk!
Starting at OLQAS after the 10:30am Mass and ending at Sacred Heart Church.
+ Our men’s ACTS Retreat is March 16-19. There are registration forms available in the church office and at the doors of the church. Please make checks out to Sacred Heart Church.
+ From now on our monthly Holy Hour will be on the first Thursday of the month from 5:30pm – 6:30pm. Next Holy Hour: February 2.
+ In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Catholic Charismatic movement we will start a Charismatic meeting on the first Thursday of the month starting in February right after the Holy Hour in the meeting room. All are welcome to attend. It should begin around 6:30pm.
+ The Perpetual (24 hours) Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is available to us at Mercy Regional Hospital Chapel. If you are interested in becoming a regularly scheduled adorer or a substitute adorer, please phone 337-363-4533 for more information.
Adorers needed for the following times:
+ Sundays at 1:00a.m. , 2:00a.m., 8:00a.m., and 10:00a.m.
+ Mondays at 7:00a.m.
+ Thursdays at 8:00a.m.
Fr. Tom’s Homily (2015-2016)
- Homily for 15th Sunday Ordinary Time — 12 July 2015
- Homily for The Nativity of the Lord — 25 December 2015
- Homily for The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph — 27 December 2015
- Homily for The Solemnity of Mary, The Holy Mother of God — 1 January 2016
- Homily for The Epiphany of the Lord— 3 January 2016
- Homily for The Baptism of the Lord— 10 January 2016
- Homily for Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord — 20 March 2016
- Homily for Divine Mercy Sunday – 3 April 2016
- Homily for The Ascension of the Lord – 8 May 2016
- Homily for Pentecost Sunday – 15 May 2016
- Homily for The Most Holy Trinity – 22 May 2016
- Homily for The Most Holy Body & Blood of Christ – 29 May 2016
- Homily for Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe- 20 November 2016
- Homily for 4th Sunday of Advent- 18 December 2016
- Homily for The Nativity of the Lord – 25 December 2016
Upcoming Retreats in Diocese
+ Sacred Heart of Jesus Men’s ACTS Retreat – March 16- 19, 2017
“Give me Living Water, that I may never thirst again.” ACTS is an acronym for Adoration, Community, Theology and Service. The retreat’s goals are to strengthen our faith and its application in our daily life, to renew ourselves spiritually and to build strong lasting friendships.
+ Marriage Enrichment with Jim Schellman
Marriage Enrichment with Jim Schellman has been rescheduled to February 4, 2017. Join Jim Schellman for a day of formation for married couples to deepen their marriage covenant in Jesus Christ. Inspired by the Catechumenal Model of adult formation, couples will have the opportunity to focus their hopes, dreams, worries and sufferings on Christ. The full day of workshop will be held at the Imaculatta Center; Saturday, February 4, 2017 from 9:00am-4:30pm. The cost of the retreat is $75 which will include your lunch and all supplies. Please pre-register through our website, www.diolaf.org/marriage-enrichment. Deadline to register is January 20th.
+ Divorce Recovery Program:
The Office of Marriage and Family Life offers a 6-week divorce recovery program for those who have suffered from divorce/separation. Please visit our website, www.diolaf.org/divorcerecovery to register or to find out more information.
+ CoDependents Anonymous (CODA) Meetings – (Sponsored by Pro-Life Apostolate)
The Respect Life CODA meetings are for men and woman whose common purpose is to develop healthy relationships.
When: Each Thursday (Except Diocesan Holidays)
Time: 12:00 — 1:00 PM
Where: Levasseur Room #221 – Immaculata Center – 1408 Carmel Dr. – Lafayette, LA 70501
Contact: Trista Littell 337-261-5607
Upcoming Diocesan Events
- Teurlings Catholic High School hosts pro-life rally
- Pope: Catholics, Lutherans must continue to seek common ground
- Though snubbed by Women's March, pro-life groups will still participate
- The ecology of burial: Choices reflect beliefs about life after death
- Bishops visiting Holy Land: Christians must oppose Israeli settlements
- Cardinal Dolan Invites Nationwide Participation In ‘9 Days For Life’ Prayer, Action Campaign
- Prayer brings light of hope in dark times, pope says at audience
- On eve of Trump inauguration, Catholic communities will pray for immigrants
- Congress urged to keep health care gains, protect life, conscience rights
- Notice of death: Mr. Jerome Lee Herpin