The Stained Glass Windows of Sacred Heart Church

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The History of Sacred Heart Parish

The History of Sacred Heart Parish

The History of Sacred Heart Parish
Sacred Heart Chapel, Belaire Cove

Sacred Heart Chapel, Belaire Cove

Sacred Heart Chapel, Belaire Cove
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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 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.
  • The litany of the Sacred Heart is prayed each First Friday after Holy Mass at 6:30am.

Our Holy Father, Pope Francis has asked that we remember his intentions in prayer this month:

 February 2020

Listen to the Migrants’ Cries: We pray that the cries of our migrant brothers & sisters, victims of criminal trafficking, may be heard and considered.

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

Red Bird Ministries: Loving Through Loss

The death of a child is never easy and grief is experienced differently by everyone. Red Bird Ministries is a Catholic grief support ministry that focuses on couples who have experienced the loss of a child of any age by loving them through their loss. Core team members of Red Bird Ministries are parents of loss and know all too well what it is to live through such a horrific experience. Our goal is to help couples living this nightmare to not just survive their loss, but to love them through it by sharing our own experiences and healings, in hopes of helping them to survive and thrive in their marriages and in life. Please contact Kelly Breaux at (337) 223-2019 or at kelly@redbird.love for more information. Visit our website at www.redbird.love.

Pre-Lenten Mission

Fr.Tom’s brother, Msgr. Bennett J. Voorhies will be doing our Pre-Lenten Mission

Monday, February 17th – Wednesday, February 19th at 6:00pm in church

This year’s theme is The Temple Within.

ACTS Retreat

Next Women’s Retreat: March 5 -8

Next Men’s Retreat: June 11-14

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you have any questions about ACTS, please email the CORE team at core@holyfamilyacts.org

or email Fr. Tom at frtom@sacredheartvp.com.

Sacred Heart School Registration

Sacred Heart School Registration for 2020-2021 school year

February 3-14, 2020

Applications are available as a document download from our website at shsvp.com or in the elementary and high school offices.

Elementary Office: (337)363-3445

High School Office: (337)363-1475

For more information visit www.shsvp.com or email kimberly.lejeune@shsvp.com

Religious Education Program

If you have any questions or concerns regarding CCD, please contact the Director of Religious Education: Tiffany Tate Alfred  Phone: 363.5167  Email: olqasdre@centurytel.net

Click on the link below to download the CCD registration form:

+ Grades 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

+ 2nd Grade/First Communion

+ Grades 9, 10, 11/Confirmation

 

Click here for the Elementary CCD schedule of classes

Click here for the High school CCD schedule of classes 

What’s Happening Around the Diocese?

+ Religious Ramblers:

For Christians, a pilgrimage to the Holy Land is like going home.  And just before Advent 2020 is the perfect time for a life-changing faith trip!  Nazareth, Bethlehem, Cana, Mt. Tabor, Jerusalem, the Dead Sea and much more.  Don’t just see it — experience it.  Scriptures and the Mass will become far more meaningful.  It’s a trip you’ll treasure the rest of your life!  (November 2nd – November 11, 2020)  Save $300-1200 over similar trips that offer less!  Space is limited, so act now.  Discounts for those who sign-up soon.  For more info, contact Mark Wyble at religiousramblers@gmail.com or 816-233-8427.

 

+ Jubilee of the Word  Marathon:

100 Hours for 100 Years and 300 Lectors for 300 years!

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of Holy Ghost Catholic Church and the 300th anniversary of Opelousas, the Bible will be read non-stop for 100 hours by 300 readers in front of Holy Ghost Church. Mark your calendar now and bring family and friends to marinate in the Word!

Holy Ghost Catholic Church- 747 N. Union St. Opelousas.

Beginning: February 26th at 12:30pm  Ending: March 1st at 4:30pm.

For more information or to sign up as a reader, please call the Holy Ghost parish rectory at (337)942-2732 or email fetedieuduteche@gmail.com.  

Learn more about your Catholic faith by taking an Aquinas Institute Course! Spring 2020 Courses are now open for registration! Do you desire happiness?  Then you want to take Fr. Ben Pitre’s course on living the virtues.  THE 280 Catholic Moral Principles will address what it means to live life in Christ. The class will meet at Our Lady of Wisdom Catholic Student center in Lafayette on Monday evenings from 6-8:45pm beginning January 13th and ending May 4th.  Fr. Randy Moreau will teach THE 370 The New Testament on Thursday evenings at John Paul the Great Academy from 6-8:45pm beginning January 16th and ending May 7th.  Saint Jerome said that Ignorance of Scripture is ignorance of Christ.  Register to audit or take his class for credit to learn of Christ in the New Testament.  For more information on these course offerings or to register, contact Fr. Michael Champagne, CJC at (337) 395-6550, email at frchampagne@yahoo.com or visit us at www.aquinaslafayette.org

Devotion of the Month

In the month of February we meditate on the Sacred Passion.

The month of February is traditionally dedicated to the Passion of Our Lord in anticipation of the liturgical season of Lent. In this month, we begin to meditate on the mystery of Jesus’ sufferings which culminated in his death on the Cross for the redemption of mankind. Saints who had a special devotion to Christ’s passion include St. Francis of Assisi, who was the first known saint to receive the stigmata; St. John of the Cross; St. Bridget of Sweden; and St. Catherine of Siena.

Let us pray: Dear Lord Jesus, by Your Passion and Resurrection You brought life to the world. But the glory of the Resurrection came only after the sufferings of the Passion.

You laid down Your Life willingly and gave up everything for us.

Your body was broken and fastened to a Cross, Your clothing became the prize of soldiers, and Your Mother was entrusted to the beloved disciple.

Stretched out on the Cross, deprived of all earthly possessions and human aid, racked with pain and burning fever, You cried out to Your Father that the end had come.

You had accomplished the work given You, and You committed yourself into His hands.

Lord, teach me to accept all afflictions after the example You have given.

Let me place my death in Yours and my weakness in Your abandonment.

Take hold of me with your love, and let me offer myself to the Father with You so that I may rise with You to eternal life.

Amen!

Parish Announcements

Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish Announcements

**Attention Parents! When children need to use the restroom while at Mass, please accompany them! Sometimes there are people walking off the streets, hanging around which could be a danger to your children. Please be safe, rather than sorry!

+ Children’s Liturgy (Sundays at 10:00am Mass): The children’s liturgy teachers have requested that we limit it to 4 year olds through 1st graders. So 2nd graders and older should stay in church.

+ We have Sacred Heart prayer books available at the rectory for $5.00.

+ A.A. Meetings: Open A.A. Meeting every Monday at 12:00 noon in the Fr. Verbis Lafleur Meeting Room at Sacred Heart Church.

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.

Parishioners For Life

Parishioners For Life—Motivating Members to Help End Abortion

To Save The World ~ One Baby At A Time

Jesus, you gave us your mother as Our Mother.

Please send Our Mother to her daughter who is considering an abortion.

To tell her daughter, that she is greatly loved by:

• Her Mother in heaven
• Her baby
• And Jesus

Then ask her to CHOOSE LIFE for the sake of:

• Her baby
• Herself
• And the World

AMEN!

Resource Recommendations

The following are resource recommendations from the Diocese Office of Marriage & Family Life:

Divorce & Annulment:

+Catholic Divorce Survival Guide: diolaf.org/divorcerecovery

+Office of Tribunal: diolaf.org/tribunal

+Beginning Experience: beginningexperience.org

Grief/Bereavement:

+ A Catholic Journey Through Grief: diolaf.org/grief

+ Companions Along the Journey (support group, Scott area): (337)654-8917

+ Grief Share (support group, Broussard area): (337)837-1864

+ LA Grief Support Group (New Iberia area): (337)367-8003

+ St. Monica’s Society (support group for widowed women, Lafayette area): (337)235-0465

+ Healing House (Hope for Grieving Children): healing-house.org; (337)234-0443

+ Hospice of Acadiana (support group): (337)232-1234

Infertility/NFP:

+ diolaf.org/nfp

+ USCCB webpage on infertility: usccb.org/issues-and-action/marriage-and-family/natural-family-planning/resources/infertility

+ catholic-fertility@yahoogroups.com

Marriage Enrichment:

+ World Wide Marriage Encounter: wwwme.org

+ For Your Marriage: foryourmarriage.org

Mental Illness:

+ National Alliance for the Mentally Ill: name.org

Pregnancy & Infant Loss:

+ elizabethministry.com

+ aplacetoremember.com

+ nationalshare.org

+ maddiesfootprints.org

Struggling Marriages:

+ Retrouvaille Weekend: 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.

+ Codependents Anonymous (a fellowship of men and women whose common purpose is to develop health relationships: (337)261-5607

Suicide Survivors:

+ diolaf.org/suicide-survivors

+ Jacob Crouch Foundation: injacobsmemory.org

+ American Association of Suicidology: suicidology.org

+ American Foundation for Suicide Prevention: afsp.org

+ Suicide Awareness Voices of Education: save.org

+ Yellow Ribbon Program (Prevention of Teen Suicide): yellowribbon.org