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+School News+

+ Trojan Football 

Friday, September 15: Trojans vs Basile 

Pep-Rally at 2:30pm

Home Game at 7:00pm

+ Parent Meeting for First Communion & Confirmation 

Parents of the Sacred Heart students making their First Communion & Confirmation this year will have a mandatory meeting on Thursday, September 14th at the high school commons.

Confirmation meeting starts at 6:00pm and the First Communion meeting starts at 6:30pm. 

+ BOX TOPS/CC UPC COLLECTION

The 1st Box Tops/CC UPC collection competition to kick-off the start of the new school year will begin on Monday, September 11th and end on Friday, September 22nd. PTC will recognize the class with the top collection in the Boxtop category and in the CC UPC category.

+ VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR SERVICE HOURS

~ Concession Stand for High School Football Games: If you are interested in working in the concession stand for home games, please contact Mrs. Toni Fontenot at (337)336-1416.

~ Visitor’s Gate for High School Football Games: If you are interested in collecting at the visitor’s gate for home games, please contact Nick Lebas at (337)831-5635.

~ Pep Squad Chaperones: Pep squad chaperones are needed for all of the football games. Please contact Mrs. Rita Deville at 337-363-1475.

+ SCHOOL CALENDARS

Sacred Heart School calendars are back! You can purchase yours at the high school or elementary office for $10.00. Thank you for supporting FBLA!

+ SERVICE HOURS AVAILABLE

Service hours are available for paper products, food items and hostesses for the Homecoming Alumni Brunch on October 20th. Please contact the Development Office at 363-8050 or kimberly.lejeune@shsvp.com.

That Man is You!

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THE UNVEILING OF LOVE

That Man is You! is an interactive men’s program combining the best research from science with the teachings of the Catholic faith and the wisdom of the saints to develop the vision of a man fully alive. By honestly addressing the pressures and temptations that men face in our modern culture, the nationwide program called That Man is You! seeks to form men who will be capable of transforming homes and society.

When: Tuesday Mornings, starting September 12, 2017

Where: OLQAS Family Life Center

Schedule:
5:30 a.m. – Breakfast/Fellowship
5:50 a.m. – Announcements/Presentation
6:30 a.m. – Small Group Discussions
7:00 a.m. – Conclusion

Register for this free program by calling (337) 831-1278 or in person at the Family Life Center prior to any TMIY session.

Religious Education Program

+ Religious Education Program +

Director of Religious Education: Tiffany Tate Alfred

Phone: 363.5167  Email: olqasdre@centurytel.net

Registration Forms: 

CCD Classes:

6:00pm- 7:00pm at the Family Life Center

  • Elementary (1st -8th Grades): Tuesday evenings 

October 10th; November 14th; December 5th; January 9th; February 6th; March 6th;  April 3rd

  • High School: Wednesday evenings 

September 27; October 11th & 25th; November 15th & 29th; December 13th; January 10th & 24th; February 13th (Tuesday) & 28th

Important Dates: 

+ 1st Confession: Tuesday, March 13th at 6:00pm

+ 1st Communion 

Retreat: Saturday, March 24th from 8:00am-11:00am

 Practice: Tuesday, March 27th at 6:00pm

 Mass: Sunday, April 8th at 2:00pm

+ Confirmation

Practice: Tuesday, May 1st at 6:00pm

Mass: Wednesday, May 2nd at 6:00

What’s Happening Around the Diocese?

+Permanent Diaconate: 

Are you an adult Catholic male who feels a calling to serve your Church and your parish?  Do you have the “heart of a servant?”  If so, you may be hearing a call to the Permanent Diaconate of the Diocese of LafayetteInquiry sessions will begin September 9th for those interested in exploring that calling.  Go  to www.diolaf.org and click on the “Offices” tab to locate the Diaconate Inquiry form, or call the Office of Permanent Diaconate at 337-261-5609.

+ Remembrance Service:

The Diocese Office of Marriage, Family Life and Pro Life will sponsor an Infant Mortality Awareness and Remembrance Service on Tuesday, September 5, 2017.  The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. at Lafayette City Hall, then participants will process to St. John Cemetery Plaza, and then to the cemetery’s Baby Land.  The event is co-sponsored by the Acadiana Family Tree Healthy Start Program, United Health Care and Maddie’s Foot Prints.  For more information, call 337-261-5598.

+ Pilgrimage to Italy: Celebrating the Diaconate Ordination of Ben Pitre

September 22- October 1, 2017 with Fr. Gary Schexnayder as the spiritual director. For more information, please contact Magnificat Travel at (337)291-1933 or visit www.holytravels.org.  Registration forms are available at the church office

+ Survivor of Suicide Support Group

The death of a loved one is never easy and grief is experienced differently for everyone.  The Jacob Crouch Suicide Prevention Services and the Office of Marriage and Family Life are forming a support group especially tailored for survivors of suicide. This group will provide a safe place for those who have lost a loved one to suicide to share their struggles, experiences, and pain as they struggle to regain hope and strength.  The group will be facilitated by a licensed counselor and is open to all survivors of suicide over the age of 18. The group will meet on two evenings a month.  Please call Kelley Chapman at 337 261 5653 for more information or to register.

+ Capture the Romance!

Natural Family Planning (NFP) brings romance to married love! Couples naturally expand their repertoire of intimacy (in-to-me-see) while effectively planning the births of their children. Learn NFP to Capture the Romance! Call Leslie Johnson (337) 331-5598 to schedule a private class in the Billings Ovulation Method.

 

Parish Announcements

Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish Announcements

+ New Altar Servers Needed!

One of God’s important messages is to serve one another. By becoming an altar server, young people can begin to fulfill God’s request. We would like to invite 4th or higher grade boys & girls who would like to serve Mass at Sacred Heart Church or Belaire Cove Chapel.

**Training for NEW Altar Servers**  Wednesday, October 4th at 5:30pm in the high school chapel.
If you are interested in becoming an altar server, please contact the rectory prior to the training date.
Office Phone Number: (337) 363-2989 Email: secretary@sacredheartvp.com

 

+ Pick Your Pie Today! 

St. Joseph Church has started taking orders for their Annual Pie Sale!

Peach, Fig, Blackberry & Sweet Potato Pie…Yummy!!! $7.00 for a large ~ $2.00 for a small

Pick up your pie from St. Joseph Church Hall on Saturday, October 7th between 11:00am – 4:00pm. Call Mrs. Carrie Deville (337-831-7683) or Sr. Rita (337-506-2400) to place your order!

 

+ LOOKING FOR NEW DIVISIONAL LEADERS OF OUR PERPETUAL ADORATION MINISTRY: 

We are in need of two new Divisional Leaders – one for the afternoon segment (12:00 noon – 6:00pm) and one for the evening segment (6:00pm– 12:00 midnight).
The adorers are all in place, but you would be their “go to” person if they need help finding a replacement. You would be instructed in all you may have to do and know. In November we will be celebrating 28 years of Perpetual Adoration and you could be an important part of this!
For more information, please call Pitchy Tuminaro, coordinator, at 363-4533. Come Holy Spirit!

 

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. 

We are in need of adorers for the following times:

Every other Saturday morning at 4:00am

Every other Friday evening at 9:00pm

Wednesday morning at 3:00am

 

+ We would like to remind our parishioners that if you or a family member are sick or physically unable to attend Mass, please contact our office. We can connect you with one of our Homebound Ministers to bring you the Eucharist at home.

Fr. Tom’s Homily 2017

Homily for September 10, 2017 – 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Homily for September 3, 2017 – 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Homily for August 27, 2017- 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time

Homily for August 20, 2017- 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Homily for August 13, 2017- 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Homily for August 06, 2017- The Transfiguration of the Lord 

Homily for July 30, 2017- 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Homily for July 16, 2017 – 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Homily for July 2, 2017 – 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Homily for June 25, 2017 – 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Homily for June 18, 2017 – The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ 

Homily for May 28, 2017 – The Ascension of the Lord 

Homily for May 21, 2017- 6th Sunday of Easter

Homily for May 14, 2017 – 5th Sunday of Easter (Mother’s Day)

Homily for May 7, 2017- 4th Sunday of Easter

Homily for April 30, 2017 – 3rd Sunday of Easter 

Homily for April 16, 2017- Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord

Homily for April 2, 2017 – 5th Sunday of Lent 

Homily for March 19, 2017 – 3rd Sunday of Lent (Returning Mass for Men’s ACTS Retreat) 

Homily for March 12, 2017 – 2nd Sunday of Lent 

Homily for February 26, 2017 – 8th Sunday Ordinary Time 

Homily for February 12, 2017 – 6th Sunday Ordinary Time 

Homily for February 5, 2017 – 5th Sunday Ordinary Time

Homily for January 22, 2017 – 3rd Sunday Ordinary Time 

Homily for January 15, 2017 -2nd Sunday Ordinary Time

Homily for January 8, 2017 – The Epiphany of the Lord 

Homily for January 1, 2017 – Solemnity of Mary, The Holy Mother of God

Parishioners For Life

Parishioners For Life—Motivating Members to Help End Abortion

 From Saint Teresa of Calcutta

“But I feel a great destroyer of peace today is abortion because it is a direct war, a direct killing, direct murder by the mother herself. And we read in the scripture, for God says very clearly. “Even if a mother could forget her child, I will not forget you. I have carved you in the palm of My Hand.” We are carved in the palm of His Hand; so close to Him, that unborn child has been carved in the Hand of God. And that is what strikes me most, the beginning of that sentence, that even a mother could forget something impossible—but even if she could forget — “I will not forget you.” And today the greatest destroyer of peace is abortion. And we who are standing here—our parents wanted us. We would not be here if our parents would do that to us.” – Lecture upon receiving the Nobel Peace Prize, Oslo, Norway, Dec. 11, 1979.