The celebration of the Centennial of the Diocese of Lafayette will occur in 2018, and to ensure the continued practice of our faith in generations to come, Bishop Deshotel & the Diocese of Lafayette are conducting the Centennial Campaign: Building Our Future Together.
Please click on one of the links below to learn more about this historic campaign!
CLICK HERE to watch an informational video.
CLICK HERE to learn more about the campaign and it’s fivefold purpose(how the funds will be used).
CLICK HERE to read frequently asked questions.
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Thanks to you, our parishioners, Sacred Heart Parish is off to a great start!!!
Sacred Heart of Jesus Church has already reached 33% of it’s goal.
St. Joseph Church is almost half way there, with 40% of it’s goal.
Belaire Cove Chapel is in the lead, with 82% of it’s goal.
Heavenly Father, give us the grace to build your Kingdom in our Diocese. We can only accomplish this noble task by allowing You to expand our hearts.
Grant us compassionate hearts for the poor and suffering among us, hopeful hearts for the men now in seminary, grateful hearts to provide care for the well-being of our retired priests, and zealous hearts for the formation of our Catholic college students.
As we look to the future and the celebration of the Centennial of our Diocese, we want to give You our faithful hearts. It is only with faithful hearts that our Diocesan campaign will bear fruit and assist You in the building up of Your Kingdom.
With Mary our Mother, and moved by the Holy Spirit, we make this prayer through Your Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ. We entrust our humble efforts to You, with plea for success, as we reach out to those who need us.
+ Mardi Gras Holiday
No School – February 27th & 28th
+ Ash Wednesday- March 1st
Whole School Mass – No Bus Transportation
+ PTC Meeting
Tuesday, March 7th at 5:30pm
+ 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.
Parishioners For Life
Parishioners For Life—Motivating Members to Help End Abortion
Pope Benedict XVI’s encyclical “God is Love” teaches that “agape, which [is]…the typical expression for the biblical notion of love….expresses the experience of a love which involves a real discovery of the other, moving beyond the selfish character that prevailed earlier. Love now becomes concern and care for the other. No longer is it self-seeking, a sinking in the intoxication of happiness; instead it seeks the good of the beloved: it becomes renunciation and it is ready, and even willing, for sacrifice” (n. 6).
This kind of love is seen in a particular way when we care for the weak and defenseless, both born and unborn. May the Pope’s encyclical encourage us to build a culture of life!
Back-to-Basics Lecture Series
Next Class: Monday, March 13th
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!
Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish Announcements
+ Sacred Heart’s Lenten Mission:
With Fr. Kevin McDonald, a Redemptorist priest
Monday, March 6th – Thursday, March 9th
Starting at 7:00p.m. in 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 Thursday before the 1st Friday of the month from 5:30pm – 6:30pm. Next Holy Hour: March 2nd
+ 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.
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
- #Ashtags: When posting Ash Wednesday photos, use your head
- Trump administration announces wide-ranging immigration guidelines
- If the shoe fits: Papal remarks on immigration apply to U.S., too
- Pope appeals for aid as famine grips South Sudan
- Populism fueling self-centered rejection of migrants, pope says
- Bayou Teche Right to Life Organization recognizes KC Council #1208
- Pope's tip for becoming a saint: Pray for someone who doesn't like you
- God will ask an account for blood spilled in today's wars, pope says
- Bishop, advocates oppose Mississippi bill to outlaw sanctuary cities
- Diocese celebrates rededication of Holy Family Apartments