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:

August 2019 

Evangelization: That families, through their life of prayer and love, become ever more clearly “schools of true human growth.”

PARISH BULLETIN

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Devotion of the Month

AUGUST:  THE IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY

The Church dedicates the month of August to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. It is a dogma of the Catholic faith that Mary is the Immaculate Conception; that is, in preparation for the Incarnation of the Second Person of the Holy Trinity in her womb, she was conceived without the corruption of sin through the infinite merits of her Son, Jesus Christ. Over the centuries, as saints and theologians reflected on how Mary pondered and treasured the sacred events from the life of Christ in her holy heart, as attested in Scripture, her pure heart was recognized as something to be imitated. Devotion to Our Lady’s purity of heart began to flower, so much so that in the 17th century St. John Eudes promoted it alongside the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The devotion rose to a new level after the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima, when Mary revealed an image of her Immaculate Heart to Lucia, Jacinta, and Francisco.

+School News+

Sacred Heart School would like to welcome back all our students, new and returning!

+ Whole School Mass on Thursday, August 15th for the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

+ Elementary Football Jamboree~ Saturday, August 24th at Opelousas Catholic

+ Senior Rosary~ Tuesday, August 27th at 6:30pm

+ High School Meet the Trojans ~ Thursday, August 29th

Meet the Trojan Faculty at 5:30 P.M.

Meet the Trojans Pep-Rally at 6:00 P.M.

+ High School Football Jamboree ~ Friday, August 30th at Basile

+ NO SCHOOL ~ Monday, September 2nd (Labor Day)

 

 

ACTS Retreat

The next Women’s ACTS Retreat will be August 22nd – 25th, 2019.

 

 

 

 

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

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

Religious Education Program

+ Religious Education Program +

Director of Religious Education: Tiffany Tate Alfred

Phone: 363.5167  Email: olqasdre@centurytel.net

The Diocese of Lafayette has partnered with Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio, to give everyone in the diocese access to workshops that can help in their religious formation. Although some of the workshops are geared towards teachers, many simply give information on topics that many of us want to know more about (i.e. the Eucharist, Mary, New Testament, Old Testament). All you have to do is go to www.franciscanathome.com/diolaf to begin to create your account. The Office of Catechetics has a short 3 minute video on their webpage that will direct you on how to create an account. Our parish has already been placed in the system, so all you have to do is create your personal account. We believe this is a wonderful opportunity for us to grow in our faith.

CCD Registration forms for the 2019-2020 school year have been mailed out. Please return the registration form to  OLQAS Family Life Center and pick up your book from Tiffany Alfred by August 1st. There will be a $5.00 late fee for any registration forms turned in after August 1st. 

Click on the link below to download the 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?

+ Eucharistic Procession Along Bayou Teche: 

Thursday, August 15th ~ In honor of the 254th anniversary of the arrival of the Catholic faith to Acadiana and the 202nd anniversary of St. Martinville. Begins at 8:00am with a French Mass celebrated by Bishop Deshotel at St. Leo’s in Leonville.

+ St. Ann’s Youth Retreat: 

St. Ann’s Catholic Church invites you to a Youth Retreat for High School Teenagers grades 8th – 12th.

Registration is $130 per teen which covers food and lodging.

August 16th -18th at the Acadian Baptist Center in Richard.

Activities include: Live Music & Games, Confession, Daily Mass, Adoration, Guest Speakers and much more!

Call 337-468-3159 for more information!

+ Follow Me: A Grieving Dad’s Retreat:

Join us for a weekend of fun, fishing and fellowship! Two options: (1) September 20th at 6:00pm – September 22nd 9:00am …(2) September 27th at 6:00pm – September 29th at 9:00am. 

Location: Toledo Bend

To properly plan this retreat, RSVP’s for sleeping arrangements and pricing are needed. We will work to secure sponsorships for families who are in need, but we cannot guarantee that a retreatant will receive a sponsorship. For more information, please contact Kelly@redbird.love or 337-223-2019.

+ARISE- A Grieving Mother’s Retreat:  October 18-19, 2019

Red Bird Ministries is offering an overnight weekend retreat at Our Lady of the Bayou Retreat House for grieving mothers to experience hope, healing and fellowship. “Arise” is a great opportunity to connect with other grieving mothers in our community and walk together towards healing.

Early bird registration: $125.00– Ends on September 15th, the Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows.

After this date, registration increases to $150.00. Registration closes on October 1st. Red Bird Ministries will work with your parish if you need a sponsorship. Please contact kelly@redbird.love for more information.

*Volunteers Needed: Red Bird Ministries is looking for help to make this event even better and would greatly appreciate your assistance. If interested in volunteering, please contact kelly@redbird.love.

+ Theology of the Body:

The Desormeaux Foundation, 1334 Jefferson Street, will be offering the 4-part series for Theology of the Body I on the following dates.

Wednesdays- July 10, 17, 24, 31

Mondays- September 9, 16, 23, 20

Mondays- November 4, 11, 18, 25

To register for one of the above series, please call 337-289-9366. All sessions will be held at the Desormeaux Foundation from 6:00-8:00pm. 18 years and older are invited to attend.

Parish Announcements

Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish Announcements

+ Mass Schedule for the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Holy Day of Obligation)

Wednesday, August 14th (Anticipated Mass)

4:00pm at Sacred Heart Church and 4:00pm at Belaire Cove Chapel

Thursday, August 15th 

6:30am, 12:10pm & 5:30pm at Sacred Heart Church

6:00pm at St. Joseph Church

 

+ NEW Radio Station!  Tune in to 99.5 FM to listen to Catholic Radio for Acadiana!

+Family Fun Day! SAVE THE DATE! 

We will have a family fun day for ALL parishioners of St. Joseph, Our Lady Queen of All Saints, Sacred Heart & Belaire Cove church parishes. It will be held on Saturday, September 28th from 10:00am to 3:00pm at St. Francis Farms, located at 1187 AT&T Tower Road, St. Landry, LA 71367 – best route via Lone Pine Hwy (HWY 115). Lunch will be provided. Bring your beverages. No Alcohol please! There will be games, etc. for adults and children. Children may want to bring swimwear. RSVP to Dennis Fontenot by text or call (337) 962-4122. Please RSVP by Monday, September 16th. Hope you & your family will join us for this fun Community activity!

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