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+

 

+ SHS Radio Show

The weekly radio show on KVPI will begin on Monday, August 21st. It will air at 4:30p.m.

+ Meet the Faculty & Trojans

Thursday, August 24th at 5:30pm

 + Service Hours Available

Volunteers Needed … You will receive service hours!

If you are interested in working in the concession stand for high school football home games, please contact Mrs. Toni Fontenot at (337)336-1416.

If you are interested in collecting at the visitor’s gate for home games, please contact Nick Lebas at (337)831-5635.

+ Elementary Individual Student Pictures

Monday, August 28th

+ Trojan Football

Football Jamboree- Trojans vs Bluejays

At Eunice – August 25th

T-Cotton Bowl – Trojans vs Bulldogs

At Ville Platte High School- September 1st

 

Parishioners For Life

Parishioners For Life—Motivating Members to Help End Abortion

 The Pope and the Abortionist 

On the morning of April 11, 2014, the Holy Father Pope Francis spoke to the Italian Movement for Life. Here is an excerpt of his address: “Human life is sacred and inviolable…. Every civil right is based on the recognition of the first, fundamental right, the right to life, which is not subject to any condition, of a qualitative, economic and certainly not of an ideological nature. … Therefore it is necessary to reaffirm our solid opposition to any direct offence against life, especially when innocent and defenseless, and the unborn child in its mother’s womb is the quintessence of innocence. Let us remember the words of Vatican Council II: ‘Therefore from the moment of its conception life must be guarded with the greatest care while abortion and infanticide are unspeakable crimes’. …I remember once, a long time ago, I participated in a conference with doctors. After the conference I greeted them and while I spoke to them, one of them called me to one side. He had a package and he said to me, ‘Father, I want to leave this with you. These are the instruments I have used to carry out abortions. I have encountered the Lord and repented, and now I fight for life’. He gave me all those instruments. Let us pray for this good man”.

Religious Education Program

Religious Education Program

Both Our Lady Queen of All Saints and Sacred Heart church parishes will be combining together for the Religious Education Program.

The Director of Religious Education for both programs is Tiffany Tate Alfred.  She can be reached at the Family Life Center (363.5167; olqasdre@centurytel.net) during normal office hours.

Registration for 2017-2018 CCD is due NO LATER THAN August 1st.

Forms for returning students were mailed out already. If you didn’t receive/lost a form – or if you are registering a new student – click the links below to download and fill out the appropriate forms. Registration forms are also available inside the Sacred Heart rectory. If you have any questions, please contact Tiffany.

 

Dates for the CCD Classes:

Classes are held at the Family Life Center

  • 1st-8th Grades (including 2nd Grade) – Tuesday evenings

Sept. 5; Oct. 10; Nov. 14; Dec. 5; Jan. 9; Feb. 6; Mar. 6; & Apr. 3

  • High School: Wednesday evenings

Aug. 23; Sept. 13 & 27; Oct. 11 & 25; Nov. 15 & 29; Dec. 13; Jan. 10 & 24; Feb 13 (Tuesday) & 28

Mark Your Calendars!

8WeekLessonJoin 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, starting September 18th, 5:30-6:30pm in the Family Life Center. If you would like, you will be able to order an $8 lecture guide at the first meeting, but it is not necessary. Please join us and bring a friend!

Parish Announcements

Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish Announcements

+ 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.

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.

What’s Happening Around the Diocese?

 

+Permanent Diaconate: 

Are you an adult Catholic male who feels a calling to serve your Church and your parish?  Do you have the “heart of a servant?”  If so, you may be hearing a call to the Permanent Diaconate of the Diocese of LafayetteInquiry sessions will begin September 9th for those interested in exploring that calling.  Go  to www.diolaf.org and click on the “Offices” tab to locate the Diaconate Inquiry form, or call the Office of Permanent Diaconate at 337-261-5609.

+ Remembrance Service:

The Diocese Office of Marriage, Family Life and Pro Life will sponsor an Infant Mortality Awareness and Remembrance Service on Tuesday, September 5, 2017.  The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. at Lafayette City Hall, then participants will process to St. John Cemetery Plaza, and then to the cemetery’s Baby Land.  The event is co-sponsored by the Acadiana Family Tree Healthy Start Program, United Health Care and Maddie’s Foot Prints.  For more information, call 337-261-5598.

+ Catholic Charismatic Renewal Conference- Renew 2017

August 18-20,2017 at the Wyndam Garden Inn (1801 Pinhook, Lafayette). All registration fees are waived in honor of 50th Jubilee year of CCR. We trust in the Lord to provide for the Renewal through your heartfelt love offerings during the conference. Please be generous in the love offerings. On-site registration is always available. For more information, contact (337)265-3773 or visit the website www.diolaf.org/Catholic-Charismatic-Renewal.

+ Pilgrimage to Italy: Celebrating the Diaconate Ordination of Ben Pitre

September 22- October 1, 2017 with Fr. Gary Schexnayder as the spiritual director. For more information, please contact Magnificat Travel at (337)291-1933 or visit www.holytravels.org.  Registration forms are available at the church office.

 

 

+ Survivor of Suicide Support Group

The death of a loved one is never easy and grief is experienced differently for everyone.  The Jacob Crouch Suicide Prevention Services and the Office of Marriage and Family Life are forming a support group especially tailored for survivors of suicide. This group will provide 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 will be facilitated by a licensed counselor and is open to all survivors of suicide over the age of 18. The group will meet on two evenings a month.  Please call Kelley Chapman at 337 261 5653 for more information or to register.

+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.

+ 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.