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 Pro-Life Rosary is prayed on the first Saturday of each month after 8:00 a.m. Mass. 
  • 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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Sacred Heart Chapel, Belaire Cove

 

Address: 2003 Belaire Cove Road, Ville Platte, LA

On March 3, 1940, the Most Rev. Jules B. Jeanmard, Bishop of Lafayette, officiated at the dedication and blessing of the new chapel in Belaire Cove, named after the church parish to which it remains attached, Sacred Heart Chapel. According to an article in the Ville Platte Gazette of February 29, 1940, Monsignor J. M. Bourgeois, pastor of Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish in Ville Platte, reported that the chapel was built at a cost of $3,000. Of that amount, $2,000 was a gift from the Catholic Church Extension Society of Chicago, and the remainder was raised by donations.

Records in the Evangeline Parish Clerk of Court’s office indicate that the land for the chapel was purchased from Mrs. Marie B. Fontenot, widow of Octave P. Vidrine, Sr., on May 30, 1938. The price of the two acres was $150. Later, on April 2, 1941, another acre of land was purchased from Mrs. Vidrine for the sum of $75.

Sacred Heart Church records indicate the names of the committee “elected by the people of Belaire Cove to direct the activities in construction of their community church.” They were: Aldes Soileau, chairman, Atale Fontenot, Onile Lafleur, Horace B. Fontenot, Joseph P. Vidrine, Angelas Deville, Albert Soileau, Olin Fontenot, Dallas Fontenot, and Tanzy G. Fontenot.

To the present day, the Belaire Cove Chapel continues to serve the little country community of Belaire Cove and in April hosts an annual “crawfish cook-off” fundraiser that draws hundreds of people from the greater Ville Platte area for a day of music, food, and family fun. Over the last several years, the fundraiser has made it possible to build a church hall and pavilion and to pave the entire parking area.

Holy Mass is celebrated at Belaire Cove every Saturday at 4 p.m. Confessions are heard about one half hour before Mass. For holydays of obligation, please consult a recent schedule posted elsewhere.

Belaire Cove 50th Anniversary PDF

Christmas Masses 2018

+ Christmas Mass Schedule+ 

Monday, December 24th Christmas Eve:

4:00 p.m. at Belaire Cove Chapel

4:00 p.m. & 6:00 p.m. at Sacred Heart Church

Tuesday, December 25th Christmas Day:

7:00 a.m. & 10:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church

8:30 a.m. at St. Joseph Church

Devotion of the Month

December- Immaculate Conception 

The month of December is dedicated to the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Chosen before time to be the Mother of God Incarnate, Jesus Christ, God created Mary perfect and full of grace, preserving her from the stain of Original Sin. Mary Immaculate is the most beautiful fruit of the work of redemption accomplished by her Son, thereby making her the perfect model of holiness for all Christians.

+School News+

+ Elementary Advent Program: Tuesday, December 18th at 8:30am

+ Christmas Break: Thursday, December 20- Wednesday, January 2nd

(12:00noon dismissal on Wednesday, December 19th and students return to school on Thursday, January 3rd) 

 

 

 

 

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?

+ 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

+ Christmas Flowers: The deadline to submit your list of names & donation for the Christmas Flower offerings is Friday morning, December 14th. 

 

+Christmas Toy Drive: The Catholic Daughters are collecting new toys to give to the needy children of Ville Platte. Please gift wrap and label the toy with the appropriate age and gender.  

 

+Light Is On For You Confessions: Wednesday ( December 19th) 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m. in church.

 

+ Pro-Life Rosary+

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

Next Rosary: Saturday, January 5th

 

+ WINE Advent Book Study +

Gaze Upon Jesus book study will be on Mondays at 6:00 p.m. in the Fr. Verbis Lafleur Meeting Room

 

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

Mercy Triumphs 

The Church opposes abortion, but embraces with mercy those who have made this mistake. Let’s all take encouragement from these words of Pope John Paul II: “I would now like to say a special word to women who have had an abortion. The Church is aware of the many factors which may have influenced your decision, and she does not doubt that in many cases it was a painful and even shattering decision. The wound in your heart may not yet have healed. Certainly what happened was and remains terribly wrong. But do not give in to discouragement and do not lose hope. Try rather to understand what happened and face it honestly. If you have not already done so, give yourselves over with humility and trust to repentance. The Father of mercies is ready to give you his forgiveness and his peace in the Sacrament of Reconciliation. To the same Father and to his mercy you can with sure hope entrust your child.” (The Gospel of Life, #99