Saturday (Anticipated)

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


Sacred Heart – 7 a.m.

10 a.m. (Solemn)

5 p.m.


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


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.


Here you will find the most recent bulletin as well as bulletin archives. All bulletins are published in Adobe Reader Format.

Pastor’s Welcome

Dear Friends in Christ,

As the Pastor of Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish in Ville Platte, I welcome you to our website. I invite you to take the opportunity to browse around where you will get a great introduction into life of our parish. Our staff and many volunteers are the keys to the vibrant life of our parish. I am proud to have the privilege of serving the people of Sacred Heart Parish and shepherding them in their spiritual journey. Our parishioners are devout and generously share their time, talent, and treasure to make Sacred Heart Parish one of the jewels of the Diocese of Lafayette. I provide for you a small overview of what is happening in our parish and invite you to spend some time perusing our website to learn more. I also encourage our parishioners to frequently check the calendar for current events.

The spiritual life of our parish centers around the Holy Mass offered daily, Mondays through Saturdays and, of course, Sundays. Our program for preparing for the Sacrament of Marriage affords engaged couples a personalized Marriage preparation program. Parents are invited to be more engaged in the life of their children’s Sacramental journey as instructional seminars are offered for parents of children receiving Baptism, First Penance, First Holy Eucharist, and Confirmation. Our parish owns and operates Sacred Heart Elementary and High School, which provide an opportunity for an excellent Catholic education in this area. I invite you to utilize the link contained in this website to Sacred Heart School’s website.

Continuing to ask God’s blessing upon our parish of Sacred Heart and with prayerful best wishes to all those who visit this site, I remain,


Rev. Fr. Thomas Voorhies


Parish Events

    No events

+ Holy Thursday, March 29th  

Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7:00pm at Sacred Heart Church

+ Good Friday, March 30th 

The annual Walk With Christ will begin at 1:00pm at St. Joseph Church and end at Sacred Heart Church, with a service around 3:00pm. Buses will bring people from Sacred Heart church to St. Joseph Church starting at 12:00noon.

+ Holy Saturday, March 31st 

Easter Vigil Mass at 8:00pm at Sacred Heart Church & 8:00pm at St. Joseph Church

+ Easter Sunday, April 1st 

Masses at Sacred Heart Church – 7:00am & 10:00am

Mass at Belaire Cove Chapel – 8:30am


 Next Class: Monday, April 9th at 5:30pm

Speaker: Rev. Tom Voorhies

Topic: Jewish Festivals at the time of Jesus

Location: Family Life Center


+School News+

1st Communion Retreat: Saturday, March 24

1st Communion Practice: Tuesday, March 27

School Passion Play – Wednesday, March 28

Half Day of School– Thursday, March 29

1st Communion – April 8

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!



The Christ: A Faithful Picture of Jesus from the Gospels

This video series examines the Four Gospels to see how each one gives us an insight into Jesus as God, Man, Savior, and Friend.

The last session will be on Monday, April 16th from 5:30-6:30pm at the Family Life Center.

Please join us and bring a friend!


What’s Happening Around the Diocese?

+ 2018 Diocesan Marriage Anniversary Mass

The Diocesan Marriage Anniversary Masses will be held on Sunday, February 25, 2018 at Our Lady of Fatima for 2:00 PM, with Bishop Douglas Deshotel presiding. Those couples celebrating 25, 40, 50, 60, or more years of married life during the year of 2018 are asked to pre-register online at or call 337-261-5653 by February 15, 2018.

Parish Announcements

Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish Announcements

+Centennial North Deanery Mass will be at St. Landry Catholic Church, our 2nd oldest canonically established Church in the Diocese, on March 23rd at 6:30pm in Opelousas. All Clergy and Laity are invited to attend this Mass and reception with our Bishop Deshotel as we continue to honor and celebrate this Centennial Jubilee Year of our Diocese.  This is an exciting year and it is good for all of us from all parts of the Diocese of Lafayette to come together for the Centennial Events to reflect upon our past and recommit to the future that God is leading us into.  Please mark your calendars and plan to attend.There will be a reception following the Mass at Opelousas Catholic High School Cafeteria. All are invited and encouraged to attend!


+ Way of the Cross:This Friday, March 23rd we will pray the Way of Cross at 4:00pm in church. 


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 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

Parishioners For Life—Motivating Members to Help End Abortion

A Pro-life Lent

The traditional practice of “giving something up for Lent” is a practice of self-denial; our Lord said that to follow him, we must deny our very selves. It means we say No to ourselves and Yes to God and others. This reverses the pattern of sin, which says Yes to ourselves and No to God and others. In our culture, the most violent No to God and others is abortion. Over three thousand times every day in our nation, people say No to a little child so that they may say Yes to their fears or their plans. This Lent, as we practice self-denial, let’s think of these children. Let’s offer our sacrifices for them. May all say Yes to God and Yes to the unborn. For more ideas about how to foster respect for the unborn this Lent, visit