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

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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

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

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+School News+

 

+ SHS FOUNDATION DANCE, BUFFET AND AUCTION:

The 2018 Sacred Heart School Foundation Dance, Buffet and Auction tickets are now available for purchase. The event theme is KREWE DE TROJANS and will take place on Saturday, January 27th. The deadline to purchase tickets will be on January 5th. Anyone who would like to help volunteer, sponsor or donate towards the auction can call 337-363-8050.

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.

The Christ: A Faithful Picture of Jesus from the Gospels

Next Class: Monday, November 20th 

Join us for a monthly, 8-part Bible Study on Jesus Christ‘s nature, personality, and mission.

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

The FREE series will be the 3rd Monday of every month 5:30-6:30pm in the Family Life Center.

Please join us and bring a friend!

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What’s Happening Around the Diocese?

+ Suicide Survivor Mass: In honor of the International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day, the Office of Marriage and Family Life will offer a Mass to remember loved ones lost to suicide. Join us at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist Church on Saturday, November 11th at 10:00am. For more information and to register the name of your loved one that died by suicide to be read during the Mass, please call the Office of Marriage and Family Life at (337)261-5653.

+ Divorce Recovery Program:

A 6 week divorce recovery program for those who have suffered from divorce/separation. Please visit the website www.diolaf.org/divorce/separation to register or to find out more information.

+ Retrouvaille Weekend:

This 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.

+ 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

+ Mass Times for the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary    Holy Day of Obligation

Thursday, December 7th: 4:00pm at Belaire Cove Chapel & 4:00pm at Sacred Heart High School gym

Friday, December 8th: 6:30am & 6:00pm at Sacred Heart High School gym

 

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.

There are 12 reasons from the teachings of the Church for wanting to spend one hour with                                                       Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament…

#9. Just as you can be exposed to the sun without receiving its ray, neither can you come to Jesus exposed in the Blessed Sacrament without receiving the Divine Rays of His Grace, His Love, His Peace. “Christ is truly the Emmanuel, that is, God with us, day and night, He is in our midst. He dwells with us full of grace and truth. He restores morality, nourishes virtue, consoles the afflicted, and strengthens the weak.” (Pope PaulVI, Mysterium Fidei)                                         #10. If Jesus were actually visible in church, everyone would run to welcome Him, but He remains hidden in the Sacred Host under the appearance of Bread, because He is calling us to faith, that we may come to Him in humility. “The Blessed Sacrament is the Living Heart of each of our churches and it is out very sweet duty to honor and adore the Blessed Host, which our eyes see, the Incarnate Word, Whom they cannot see.” (Pope Paul VI, Credo of the People of God)

We are in need of adorers for the following times:

Saturday morning at 1:00am

Saturday evening at 8:00pm

Friday evening at 6:00pm

 

+ 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.

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YOU can help end abortion in our community! 

YOU can give hope to a woman facing an unexpected pregnancy!

YOU can give life to an unborn child!

Way to go Sacred Heart parishioners!!! We collected OVER $1,441.00 for this years baby bottle campaign. Thank you all for your generous donations!

For more information, contact the DesOrmeaux Foundation: (337) 289-9366; 1331 Jefferson St., Lafayette, LA. 70501

http://desormeauxfoundation.com/outreaches/baby-bottle

Fr. Tom’s Homily 2017

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

Our participation at Mass is meant to spur us on to create a better world, in which all life, including the unborn, is protected. In his encyclical letter on the Eucharist, Pope John Paul II wrote the following: “Certainly the Christian vision leads to the expectation of “new heavens” and “a new earth” (Rev 21:1), but this increases, rather than lessens, our sense of responsibility for the world today. I wish to reaffirm this forcefully at the beginning of the new millennium so that Christians will feel more obliged than ever not to neglect their duties as citizens in this world. Theirs is the task of contributing with the light of the Gospel to the building of a more human world, a world fully in harmony with God’s plan” (n.20).