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.

Safe Environment

The Gospels of Mark and Luke include the story where Jesus reprimands his disciples for not allowing little children to come to Him. Jesus asserts that His Father’s Kingdom belongs to little children.

Our Lord was emphasizing the openness, trust, and sheer wide-eyed wonder with which children approach life. He wanted his followers to contemplate the possibilities of God’s Kingdom for them with the same childlike wonder.

It is extremely sad, therefore, to contemplate the terrible effects that the crime of child sexual abuse has on children and young people and their families, and sadder still to consider that this has occurred within our Church.

The mission of the Diocese of Lafayette’s program, “A Safe Environment for the Protection of Children and Young People” is to insure the safety of children and young people who have been entrusted to our care in our parishes, schools, religious education classes, and other programs.

This mission is pursued in three ways:

  1. By thoroughly screening and supervising all members of the clergy (Priests and Deacons), as well as all employees and volunteers who work with children and young people as part of their ministry.
  2. By providing appropriate training in recognizing and reporting child abuse to appropriate civil and Church authorities.
  3. By holding all members of the clergy, employees and volunteers who work with children and young people to Christ-centered and professional codes of conduct.

The Diocese of Lafayette gives interested person an opportunity to explore its programs further or just get in touch with them. The Safe Environment staff is also pleased to offer you whatever assistance or information you may need. Please feel free to contact them:

Carmer Falgout

Victim Assistance Coordinator

337-237-003

Lisa Frederick

337.735.9434

lfrederick@diolaf.org

 

Safe Environment Training

The VIRTUS Protecting God’s Children Online Awareness Training may be used to complete required yearly Continuing Education for Safe Environment.

This is for volunteers who are in need of Continuing Education. Initial Trainings must still be attended in a live session. Live sessions are held periodically at St. Peter Church and are announced.

For step by step instructions on how to access the 2010 online recertification training print from the link below:

Step by step instructions on how to access VIRTUS

Click the button below to begin the VIRTUS Online Training Session.

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Parish Events

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+School News+

 

+ ELEMENTARY RED MASS

Sacred Heart School will be having its annual Red Mass on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 8:10 A.M. The Red Mass is celebrated to honor judges, attorneys, law school professors, students, and government officials. We invite you to join us for coffee and pastries immediately following Mass in the Elementary library

+ VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR SERVICE HOURS

~ Concession Stand for High School Football Games: If you are interested in working in the concession stand for home games, please contact Mrs. Toni Fontenot at (337)336-1416.

~ Visitor’s Gate for High School Football Games: If you are interested in collecting at the visitor’s gate for home games, please contact Nick Lebas at (337)831-5635.

~ Pep Squad Chaperones: Pep squad chaperones are needed for all of the football games. Please contact Mrs. Rita Deville at 337-363-1475.

+ SCHOOL CALENDARS

Sacred Heart School calendars are back! You can purchase yours at the high school or elementary office for $10.00. Thank you for supporting FBLA!

+ SERVICE HOURS AVAILABLE

Service hours are available for paper products, food items and hostesses for the Homecoming Alumni Brunch on October 20th. Please contact the Development Office at 363-8050 or kimberly.lejeune@shsvp.com.

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.

Religious Education Program

+ Religious Education Program +

Director of Religious Education: Tiffany Tate Alfred

Phone: 363.5167  Email: olqasdre@centurytel.net

Registration Forms: 

CCD Classes:

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

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

October 10th; November 14th; December 5th; January 9th; February 6th; March 6th;  April 3rd

  • High School: Wednesday evenings 

September 27; October 11th & 25th; November 15th & 29th; December 13th; January 10th & 24th; February 13th (Tuesday) & 28th

Important Dates: 

+ 1st Confession: Tuesday, March 13th at 6:00pm

+ 1st Communion 

Retreat: Saturday, March 24th from 8:00am-11:00am

 Practice: Tuesday, March 27th at 6:00pm

 Mass: Sunday, April 8th at 2:00pm

+ Confirmation

Practice: Tuesday, May 1st at 6:00pm

Mass: Wednesday, May 2nd at 6:00

What’s Happening Around the Diocese?

+ 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.

+ Singles Enrichment:

Fr. Jude Halphen will be giving the talk: “Tips for Marrying the Right Person: Helping Singles Find Each Other, Contemplate Marriage, and Say I Do.” The talk will take place on October 17th from 6:00pm-8:00pm at Our Lady of Wisdom. This is a free event but pre-registration is required. Please go to www.diolaf.org/marriage-enrichment to register

+ 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

 

 

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 are in need of adorers for the following times:

Every other Saturday morning at 1:00am

 

+ 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.

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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!

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!

Fill the empty baby bottle with your donation: loose change, cash or checks.

This weekend: return the filled baby bottle to Church.

WILL YOU HELP SAVE LIVES?

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 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

 From Saint Teresa of Calcutta

“But I feel a great destroyer of peace today is abortion because it is a direct war, a direct killing, direct murder by the mother herself. And we read in the scripture, for God says very clearly. “Even if a mother could forget her child, I will not forget you. I have carved you in the palm of My Hand.” We are carved in the palm of His Hand; so close to Him, that unborn child has been carved in the Hand of God. And that is what strikes me most, the beginning of that sentence, that even a mother could forget something impossible—but even if she could forget — “I will not forget you.” And today the greatest destroyer of peace is abortion. And we who are standing here—our parents wanted us. We would not be here if our parents would do that to us.” – Lecture upon receiving the Nobel Peace Prize, Oslo, Norway, Dec. 11, 1979.