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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).