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

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

Click Here for Bulletins

Religious Education

Coordinator of Religious Education: Tiffany Tate    (To send an e-mail, click her name.)

 

The Formation and Catechesis of all Catholics is a very important and serious duty. We strive to help all of our parishioners in increasing their knowledge of the Catholic Faith in order to more fully live it. We assist especially in the preparation of all who will receive the Sacraments of Baptism, First Holy Communion, Confirmation and Marriage. Opportunities are provided for on-going catechesis and education within the life of the parish through Parish Missions, Adult Education Classes, etc.  

The Religious Education Program (CCD) for our youth at both Sacred Heart of Jesus and Our Lady, Queen of All Saints Parishes is comprised of two sections: 1) the elementary program for grades First to Eight and 2) and the Confirmation program for grades Nine to Eleven.

 

FORMS AND DOWNLOADS

2016-2017 Registration Form for Grades 1-8

2016-2017 Registration Form for 2nd Grade (First Holy Communion Program)

2016-2017 Registration Form for Grades 9-11 (Confirmation Program)

Note: Registration for grades 9-11 (Confirmation Program) must include copy of Baptismal certificate


2016-2017 SCHEDULE:

CCD Elem Schedule (Grades 1-8)

CCD HS Schedule (Grades 9-11)

 

ELEMENTARY PROGRAM 

Our elementary program strives to incorporate the concept of the value of parents being the first and most important teachers of the faith in the lives of their children. Our program is essentially an “at home” program where parents (or another family member) teach children at home using textbooks and study guides provided by the Parish, and the children are interviewed monthly on their knowledge of the material.

Over the course of approximately 8 months [from September through April], the CCD students and their parents meet once per month with our CCD team in the Hall at the Family Life Center of Our Lady, Queen of All Saints, where the parents listen to a speaker. At the same time, the CCD team tests the students on their progress in the learning of the material. The sessions begin at 6:00 pm and end around 7:00 pm.

ELEMENTARY CURRICULUM

Our program uses the Faith and Life series in grades One through Eight. http://www.ignatius.com/promotions/faithandlife/index.htm

Starting with First Grade, the children are taught about how special they are to God, their families and themselves.

Grade 1: Our Heavenly Father

Theme
Introduction to the Holy Trinity through presentations on God the Father, the life of Jesus, the Holy Spirit, God’s plan of salvation and our part in that plan. Acquaints children with Mary, angels, and the saints. Children learn basic prayers.

Sequence
• Ch. 1-8: The Old Testament, God our Creator; our home in Heaven lost through original sin; the world prepares for the Savior.
• Ch. 9-21: The Incarnation, life, death, and Resurrection of Jesus.
• Ch. 22-28: The Holy Spirit, the Church, and Mary our mother.

Aim
To introduce first-grade students to the Church’s faith regarding the Triune God, the life of Jesus, the work of the Holy Spirit, and the life of prayer, with a special emphasis on growing to know, love, and trust God.

Grade 2: Jesus Our Life

Theme
Preparation for the first reception of the sacraments of Penance and Holy Communion, with the law of God and salvation history as background. The lesson emphasizes God’s mercy and love. Covers Creation, the Covenant with Moses, the Ten Commandments, Redemption, Forgiveness of Sins, and the Mass.

Sequence
• Ch. 1-16: God teaches us through his law; we obey through love
• Ch. 17-23: We find forgiveness of sins through Jesus’ sacrifice.
• Ch. 24-34: We prepare for life in Heaven by reception of Jesus in the Eucharist and our life in the Church.

Aim
To prepare second-grade students for the sacraments of Confession and Holy Communion, and to help them appreciate God’s love for them shown in these two sacraments. Students will learn how to receive the Sacrament of Confession, the order of the Mass, and the basics of prayer.

Grade 3: Our Life with Jesus

Theme
God’s plan of salvation, from creation to the Incarnation and Redemption to the birth of the Church at Pentecost and our life in the Church. Special emphasis on the importance of Confession, Communion and the Mass.

Sequence
• Ch. 1-7: The Old Testament Covenant with God.
• Ch. 8-14: Obedience through love of God and his laws. In Confession we meet Jesus in his mercy.
• Ch. 15-25: The life of Jesus and the Sacrifice of the Mass.
• Ch. 26-30: Our part in the Church born of the Holy Spirit; our relationship with Mary and the Communion of Saints.

Aim
To show third-grade students that they belong to God’s chosen people and that the child’s family is an important part of God’s family, the Church. Also, to encourage prayer and love for God’s law.

Grade 4: Jesus Our Guide

Theme God’s plan to save his people from sin (Salvation History), how we participate in that plan, and the many ways God helps us in our pilgrimage on earth to Heaven through his word, his law, and his Church.

Sequence
B.C. Before Christ
Ch. 1-14: The fall and the first murder. The sin and suffering of mankind. God chooses his people and their leaders
A.D. In the Year of Our Lord
Ch. 15-30: History changes when Jesus the King comes. Through grace, especially in the sacraments, we receive the strength to do good.

Aim
To help fourth-grade students understand their purpose and goal in life, and to see God’s plan in history and society to lead us all to Heaven, our true, eternal home.

Grade 5: Credo: I Believe

Theme
A thorough study of the articles of the Creed as the basic belief of our Catholic faith, with a special emphasis on careful understanding of definitions through the words of the Gospels, and the prophets, and the prayers of the Church.

Sequence
Unit 1: God the Father of All. The Old Testament and mankind’s participation in and loss of God’s life
Unit 2: God the Son, the Redeemer. The fulfillment of God’s plan in Christ, God and Man.
Unit 3: God, the Holy Spirit, the Sanctifier. Our call to holiness and witness in the Church.

Aim
To help fifth-grade students acquire a solid knowledge of God and his Church through the understanding of the Creed we profess, and the distinguished truths of our faith from errors that lead away from the love of God.

Grade 6: Following Christ

Theme
The blueprint for a life of love: the law of God, especially in the Ten Commandments, and the presence of Jesus in the Holy Mass. The interaction of the challenges of God’s law and his gifts of grace that help us fulfill his law.

Sequence
Part 1: The Ten Commandments. Forming the conscience and increasing closeness to God
Part 2: The Holy Mass. An emphasis on the Real Presence and Christ’s sacrifice and explanation of the parts of the Mass
Part 3: The Last Things. Death and God’s judgment of us, with an emphasis on the great happiness of Heaven.

Aim
To help sixth-grade students learn to love the moral law as Christ did and to cherish and love the Mass as our best prayer to God, and especially to revere and adore Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament.

Grade 7: The Life of Grace

Theme
Grace as our link with God, his gift to us to bring us to Himself and his eternal life, with an emphasis on transmission of grace through the seven sacraments and on God’s loving gifts of revelation, of himself through the prophets, the Incarnation, and the Church. The role of grace in developing the virtues.

Sequence
Part 1: God Reveals Himself. The revelation of God through creation, the prophets, and to the chosen people.
Part 2: God becomes Man. Jesus, true God and true Man, Priest and Sacrifice.
Part 3:God Shares His Life. The operation of grace in our lives, in developing the virtues especially through each sacrament.

Aim
To help seventh-grade students treasure the sacraments as indispensable to a full Christian life of love and truth. To understand how grace works and its relation to practicing the virtues, and to appreciate our gifts of reason and faith.

Grade 8: Our Life in the Church

Theme
The history of the Church — its founding by Christ, its birth in the Holy Spirit, the marks of the one, true Church, the Fathers and Doctors of the Church, the saints and the role of the religious and laity up to the present. The structure of the Church Jesus planned, the role of the Magisterium, the clergy, the religious and the laity and our own vocations.

Sequence
Part 1: The Church. Christ’s plan for the Church’s structure and its necessary attributes; the Church’s teaching authority. The early Church: Martyrs, Fathers, Saints and Mary.
Part 2: The Christian in the World. Religious and laity, Holy Orders, Marriage, and family life; call to holiness.
Part 3: The Last Things. Death, Judgment, the end of the world.

Aim
To help eighth-grade students know and love the Church as Christ’s Body, and respond to the teaching of the Magisterium as the sure voice of Jesus, so that young people may be strengthened through their lives in the Church to face the confusion and secularism of modern-day society.

Our goal is for our students to know the Word of God, the life of Christ Jesus, the Holy Catholic Church and and to grow in the understanding of how important prayer is in our life.

 

CONFIRMATION PROGRAM

The Confirmation Program is comprised of grades Nine through Eleven.

Over the course of approximately 8 months [from September through April], students in the Confirmation Program meet twice per month with our Confirmation team in the Hall at the Family Life Center of Our Lady, Queen of All Saints. The sessions begin at 6:00 pm and end at 7:30 pm.

The requirements for receiving the Confirmation in the 11th grade include (each year, 9-11):

1. Regular attendance at the weekend Masses of these parishes (or another Catholic Church).

2. Attendance at all scheduled classes, special events, retreats and ceremonies. Absences must be excused before the scheduled class or event by the Pastor or DRE.

3. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament four hours per year (two times as a class and two other times with a parent/guardian). All candidates must sign in or complete an Adoration form.

***Note: Confirmation Candidates who miss more than two classes, Sunday Masses, or do not complete the other requirements each year without a valid reason (serious illness) determined by the DRE WILL NOT REMAIN IN THE CONFIRMATION PROGRAM.

CONFIRMATION CURRICULUM

Our Confirmation Program uses the Chosen Program.

Chosen is a 24-lesson program to prepare students intellectually and spiritually to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. This program both catechizes and challenges teens to fully embrace a life in Christ. Chosen is a dynamic learning experience centered around fully integrated video and workbook lessons. Guides for leaders, parents, and sponsors have been seamlessly incorporated. Chosen takes your teen on a comprehensive journey through all of the richness and vitality of the Catholic Faith.

Chosen Lesson Titles:

Lesson 1: “Why am I here?” (An Introduction to Chosen)

Lesson 2: “What makes me happy?” (Discovering God as the Source)

Lesson 3: “What’s your story, God?” (A Look at Salvation History)

Lesson 4: “How do I know God is real?” (Understanding Divine Revelation)

Lesson 5: “Who is Jesus?” (The Person and Mission of Christ)

Lesson 6: “Why be Catholic?” (Discovering the Church Jesus Founded)

Lesson 7: “Where am I going?” (A Look at the Four Last Things)

Lesson 8: “How do I get there?” (The Power and Purpose of the Sacraments)

Lesson 9: “When did my journey begin?” (Baptism, Your Initiation into God’s Family)

Lesson 10: “Why tell my sins to a priest?” (The Healing Power of Confession)

Lesson 11: “How does God help when it hurts?” (Anointing of the Sick and Redemptive Suffering)

Lesson 12: “Who is the Holy Spirit?” (Meeting the Third Person of the Trinity)

Lesson 13: “What does the Holy Spirit do for me?” (Gifts for the Journey)

Lesson 14: “Why have I been Chosen?” (Sealed and Sent in Confirmation)

Lesson 15: “Why do I have to go to Mass?” (Encountering Jesus in the Eucharist)

Lesson 16: “What does it mean to say, ‘I do’?” (Marriage, a Sign of God’s Love)

Lesson 17: “Who’s calling?” (Holy Orders and Vocational Discernment)

Lesson 18: “Are you talking to me?” (Getting to Know God Through Prayer)

Lesson 19: “Who is Mary?” (Meeting the Mother of God – and Your Heavenly Family)

Lesson 20: “What would Jesus do?” (The Beatitudes as a Path to True Happiness)

Lesson 21: “Do I have what it takes?” (Building Virtue – Your Spiritual Workout)

Lesson 22: “Why wait?” (God’s Plan for Love and Sex)

Lesson 23: “How do I build the kingdom?” (Saying “Yes” to the Mission of Christ and His Church)

Lesson 24: “Where do I go from here?” (The Journey Continues)

Parish Events

    No events

Devotion of the Month

October – The Holy Rosary 

The Catholic Church designates October as the Month of the Holy Rosary.

The rosary—and, more specifically, Our Lady of the Rosary—is credited with victory in a number of the battles between Christianity and Islam. Chief among these is the Battle of Lepanto (October 7, 1571), in which a Christian fleet defeated a superior Ottoman Muslim fleet and stopped the westward expansion of Islam in the Mediterranean.

In honor of the victory, Pope Pius V instituted the Feast of Our Lady of Victory, which is still celebrated today as the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary (October 7). And, in 1883, when Pope Leo XIII officially dedicated the month of October to the Holy Rosary, he made reference to the battle and the feast.

During this month the faithful venerate the Blessed Virgin Mary especially under her title of Our Lady of the Rosary, and make special effort to honor the Holy Rosary with group recitations and rosary processions. St. Dominic de Guzman, the founder of the Order of Preachers, is the saint to whom Our Lady famously appeared and gave the prayers of the Holy Rosary to assist him as a spiritual weapon in combating heresy and leading souls back to the one, true Catholic faith.

+School News+

 

+ TROJAN YARD SIGNS: Sacred Heart School is happy to announce that we now have yard signs available for purchase at the high school. They are $12 and are two-sided.

+ SHS CALENDARS: Help support the high school students attending the March for Life in January by purchasing a school calendar for $10. They will be sold in both the elementary and the high school offices. The calendars include all events, days off of school, etc. Thank you for all your support!

 

 

 

 

Religious Education Program

+ Religious Education Program +

Director of Religious Education: Tiffany Tate Alfred

Phone: 363.5167  Email: olqasdre@centurytel.net

CCD Classes:

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

Click Here for the Elementary class schedule. 

Click Here for the High school class schedule.

 

What’s Happening Around the Diocese?

*Centennial Youth Fest*

The Diocese of Lafayette invites you to a Centennial Celebration for the Youth of our Diocese!

When: October 20th from 3:00pm – 8:00pm

Where: Parc International in downtown Lafayette.

ALL youth, youth groups, families and young adults are invited and encouraged to attend!                                                                                                                                                                 Bands, food, speakers, confessions, Mass, concluding with candlelight Eucharistic Adoration with Bishop Deshotel.

Admission is FREE!

 

+ The 177 Project: ADORATION ACROSS THE NATION

Join the nation for an hour of adoration on Thursday, October 25th at Holy Cross Catholic Church! (415 Robley Dr. Lafayette, LA)

All 177 Dioceses in the United States are participating in an hour of adoration on this date. The designated parish for the Diocese of Lafayette is Holy Cross Catholic Church.

~ Rosary at 6:45pm                                                                                                                                                                 

~ Eucharistic Adoration at 7:00pm                                                                                                                        

~Concert at 8:15pm featuring Lee Roessler and Jon Martin

FREE TICKETS for the concert are available at Holy Cross Church office. Tickets are NOT needed for the rosary and adoration. Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend!

 

+ Survivor of Suicide Support Group

The death of a loved one is never easy and grief is experienced differently by 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.

+ 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.

 

Parish Announcements

Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish Announcements

There’s still time to sign up for the next Men’s ACTS Retreat – November 8th-11th

CLICK HERE to download a registration form! 

 

+ Pro-Life Rosary

A pro-life rosary will be prayed every 1st Saturday of the month after 8:00a.m. Mass in front of Church.

Next Rosary: Saturday, November 3rd 

 

+ Baby Bottle Campaign: 

Last weekend, empty baby bottles were handed out after each Mass. We ask that you take these bottles home, fill them with your donation (loose change, cash or check) and then return the baby bottle this weekend (October 13th & 14th) when you come to Mass.

The Baby Bottle Campaign helps women with an unplanned pregnancy by providing counseling, ultrasound exams, adoptions, parenting workshops, a maternity home and so much more! 

 

+ Rosary Rally- Saturday, October 13th

Join us on Saturday, October 13th at 12:00 noon in front of Church to pray the rosary for America & for peace in our world.

 

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 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

Back-to-Basics

 

Parishioners For Life

Parishioners For Life—Motivating Members to Help End Abortion

On Voting…

“In a democratic society citizens choose whom they vest with authority for the common good. A choice for one person over another for public office can significantly affect many lives, especially the lives of the most vulnerable persons in society, such as children in the womb and those who are terminally ill. Therefore, Catholic citizens have a serious moral obligation to exercise their right to vote, whether on the national, state or local level” (Bishops of Kansas, “Moral Principles for Catholic Voters,” August 15, 2006).