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

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

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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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