MASS & CONFESSION SCHEDULE

Saturday (Anticipated)

Belaire Cove Chapel – 4 p.m.
Sacred Heart – 4 p.m.

Sunday

Sacred Heart – 7 a.m.

10 a.m. (Solemn)

5 p.m.

Weekdays

Sacred Heart
Monday-Friday – 6:30 a.m.
Saturday – 8 a.m.

Confessions:

Sundays & Weekdays

30 minutes before Masses

*New Saturday Confession time*

Saturdays 2:30-3:45 p.m.
30 minutes before all weekday Masses

Devotions at Sacred Heart

Sacred Heart Parish has several devotions that take place each week in church.

  • The Holy Rosary is prayed every Saturday morning at 7:30 a.m. for the intentions of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and for peace in our world & families.
  • The Holy Rosary is prayed each Tuesday morning at 9 a.m.
  • The Pro-Life Rosary is prayed each Wednesday morning at 6 a.m.
  • The Divine Mercy Chaplet is prayed each Thursday morning at 6:10 a.m.
  • Thursday before the first Friday of each month a Eucharistic Holy Hour with Exposition of Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
  • The litany of the Sacred Heart is prayed each First Friday after Holy Mass at 6:30am.

PARISH BULLETIN

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Liturgical Ministries

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If you discern that God is calling you to serve Him in the Sacred Liturgy and would like to assist Sacred Heart Church in one of the following liturgical ministries, please contact the parish office.

Readers

Readers are commissioned to proclaim the various readings from Sacred Scripture and the Prayers of the Faithful during Mass. Readers must have a strong personal faith and good voice skills.

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion are commissioned to assist the Priest-celebrant in the distribution of Holy Communion as needed. Those who are interested in serving in this ministry should be confirmed Catholics in good standing, with a strong Eucharistic faith, who are willing to be trained in this important service. All Extraordinary Ministers are also commissioned to bring the Holy Eucharist to the sick and the homebound as needed.

Altar Servers

The practice of having young men assisting Priests when they celebrated the sacraments is centuries old. Originally, young men studied for the Holy Priesthood under the tutelage of an experienced Priest and learned how to offer the Holy Mass and celebrate the other sacraments by assisting him. Later, when seminaries were established and young men seeking Holy Orders were sent away for studies, other young men of the parish took the seminarians’ places in serving at the altar. Many of them would go on into the seminary and become Priests themselves. Sacred Heart has had altar boys from the start; today, young men continue to be invited to become part of this noble tradition. We also accept young women as altar servers. 

Parish Choir

Those with musical talent who contribute to the Sacred Music of the Liturgy exercise a very important role of helping the People of God assembled for Mass to sing the praises of God.

Ushers

Ushers serve Mass by helping to take the collection and prepare the gifts of bread and wine to be brought forward for the Offertory procession.

 

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Devotion of the Month

July ~ The Most Precious Blood of Jesus 

The month of July traditionally honors the Most Precious Blood of Jesus. It is the blood of Christ, the Lamb of God, which cleanses from sin, therefore the Church developed a devotion to Jesus’ physical blood and its mystical power, just as it did for his Sacred Heart from which his blood poured out on the Cross. The Precious Blood of Jesus courses through the Church spiritually, giving eternal life to the Body of Christ through the sacraments. Many saints had a devotion to the Precious Blood of Jesus, most notably St. Catherine of Siena. Devotion to the Precious Blood spread greatly through the preaching of Saint Gaspar del Bufalo, a 19th-century priest and founder of the Missionaries of the Precious Blood, and was later approved and recommended by the Holy See. The feast day of the Most Precious Blood of Jesus is July 1st.

+School News+

+ PTC Meeting – Thursday, August 2nd at 5:30pm in the Elementary Library

 

+ Elementary Open House: Tuesday, August 7th 

*Kindergarten -5:30 pm 

*Grades 1-8- 6:30pm

 

+ First Day of School – Wednesday, August 15th (whole school Mass) 

 

+ TROJAN DAY ANNOUNCEMENT:  

The date of our 2018 Trojan Day has been scheduled for Saturday, August 18th. We are extremely fortunate to have the opportunity to continue to share our love and Trojan pride by hosting this event. As many of you are aware, it takes a joint effort from the members of our Trojan family to make this a special day for our students and families. With that being said, Jamie Vidrine has graciously volunteered to be the Chairman and is need of additional volunteers to help plan this amazing event. Please contact Jamie @ 337-849-5448 if you would like to help. We appreciate our Trojan families’ continued support and dedication!

 

 

Religious Education Program

+ Religious Education Program +

Director of Religious Education: Tiffany Tate Alfred

Phone: 363.5167  Email: olqasdre@centurytel.net

Registration forms are due by August 1st!

*Please drop off registration form & payment at the Family Life Center at which time you will pick up your book from Tiffany Alfred.

CCD Registration Fees: 1 child ~ $15; 2 children ~ $30; 3 or more children ~ $45

There will be a $5.00 late fee for any registration forms turned in after August 1st. 

 

CCD Classes:

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

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

Click Here for the Elementary class schedule.

  • High School: Wednesday evenings 

Click Here for the High school class schedule.

 

What’s Happening Around the Diocese?

+ 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 have formed a support group especially tailored for survivors of suicide. This group provides 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 is facilitated by a licensed counselor and is open to all survivors of suicide over the age of 18 and meets on two evenings a month in Lafayette.  We are now offering a group in the Opelousas, Ville Platte, Eunice, Church Point and surrounding communities.  Please call Kelley Chapman at 337-261-5653 for more information or to register.

+ 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. To become a facilitator in your parish, please contact Kelley Chapman at 337-261-5653.

+ To the Heights: Young Adult Encounter

The encounter on July 28, 2018 will focus on forming Mission Driven Young Adult Disciples. Our goal is to walk with young adults in and throughout the Lafayette area letting them know that we welcome, honor, and empower them to succeed. Young Adults make huge decisions in their lives. These decisions can be frightening so our day will be centered on keynote speakers ranging from Fr. Howard Blessing, pastor of Holy Cross Catholic Church, Katie Austin formation director for Ragin Cajun Catholics, Dustin Bertrand with God Made Self Driven Ministries bringing his gifts and talents, Kyle Melancon Youth and Young Adult Discipleship Coordinator for Holy Cross, and Julien Dupuis. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram @HolyCrossYADA.

+ Abide Catholic Women’s Conference

Gather. Connect. Rest. Renew. Abide will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Lafayette on February 1-2, 2018. Tickets on sale now. Visit:  www.abidewomensconference.com for more information and to register.

+ The Choice Wine

The Choice Wine is a pathway to authentic marital happiness. Couples will learn how to virtually divorce-proof their marriages, experience the superabundant love and mercy of God and realize a foretaste of Paradise in their marriages and families. For a complete list of parishes participating in The Choice Wine or for more information, please visit http://thechoicewine.org.

+ Retrouvaille Weekend

Retrouvaille is a program for troubled marriages. The weekend provides a safe setting; encouraging couples to learn communication in marriage in a respectful manner. Visit the website for more information and to register www.helpourmarriage.com.

+ Register Now for an Aquinas Institute Course! 

Fall Courses:  THE 203 Jesus, Son of God by Fr. Michael Russo, STB, MA (Tuesdays 6:15 – 9:00 PM at Knight Hall at Our Lady of Fatima – Classes begin Aug. 21 and end Dec. 4) and PHI 101 Introduction to Philosophy 3 sem. hrs. by Fr. Brian Harrington, MA, PhL (Wednesdays 6-8:45 PM at ULL – Classes begin Aug. 22 and end Dec. 5).  The classes can be taken for college credit (accredited through University of Holy Cross) or for catechetical credit (audit).  For more info or to register call (337) 394-6550, email frchampagne@yahoo.com, or go to www.aquinaslafayette.org.

Parish Announcements

Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish Announcements

+ Holy Hour of Eucharistic Adoration with Benediction– Thursday, August 2nd at 5:30pm in Church.

 

+ Next Baptism Class- Monday, August 6th at 6:00pm at Our Lady Queen of All Saints Church. Please call their office to sign up for the class (363-5167).

 

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 call Theresa Attales (337)363-1852 or Julius Bischoff (337)290-1133. 

We are in need of adorers for the following times: 

Wednesday & Friday mornings from 3:00am- 4:00am 

 

+ 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 December 31, 2017 – The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph

Homily for December 17, 2017 – 3rd Sunday of Advent

Homily for December 10, 2017 – 2nd Sunday of Advent

Homily for December 3, 2017 – 1st Sunday of Advent

Homily for November 26, 2017 – Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

Homily for November 12, 2017 – 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Homily for November 5, 2017 – 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time 

Homily for October 29, 2017 – 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Homily for October 22, 2017 – 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Homily for October 8, 2017 – 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Homily for October 1, 2017 – 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time 

Homily for September 24, 2017- 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Homily for September 17, 2017- 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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

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Choosing Life

“This is the ultimate meaning of the Cross:  not to seek life for oneself, but to give one’s own life. …”I command you this day, by loving the Lord your God, by walking in his ways, and by keeping his commandments and his statutes and his ordinances, then you shall live” (Dt 30: 16). At first sight we may not like this, but it is the way:  the option for life and the option for God are identical. The Lord says so in St John’s Gospel:  “This is eternal life, that they know you” (Jn 17: 3).

“Human life is a relationship. It is only in a relationship, and not closed in on ourselves, that we can have life. And the fundamental relationship is the relationship with the Creator, or else other relations are fragile. Hence, it is essential to choose God. A world empty of God, a world that has forgotten God, loses life and relapses into a culture of death. Choosing life, taking the option for life, therefore, means first and foremost choosing the option of a relationship with God.” – Pope Benedict XVI, Meeting with Roman Clergy, March 2, 2006