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.

PARISH BULLETIN

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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.

Parish Organizations

Knights of Columbus Council 1754   Curt Saucier, Grand Knight

KCFounded in New Haven, Connecticut by Fr. Michael McGiveny in 1882, the Knights of Columbus is a fraternal organization of Catholic men. Begun as a benefit society formed to give aid to members and their families it also aims to promote social, intellectual, and spiritual fellowship among members and their families. Knights have been recognized nationally and internationally for their educational, charitable, religious, social welfare, war relief, and public relief works.

 

 

Catholic Daughters   Barbara Vidrine, Regent

cdaFormed in New York in 1903 as the “Daughters of Isabella”, the Catholic Daughers of the Americas is the largest national organization of Catholic women in the world. Under the motto “Unity and Charity” Catholic Daughters are dedicated to the service of God and those in need, to fellow citizens, and to future hope beginning in their own parishes, then throughout their nation, and then to the world. A Catholic Daughters Court was formed in Ville Platte June 29, 1919 but was disbanded in 1933, probably because members couldn’t afford the $1 membership dues collected at each meeting. Msgr. J.M. Bourgeois saw a need for a CDA organization in 1950, and the charter for CDA Court #1674 was granted March 4, 1954. For over 54 years, Court #1674 has followed its motto, “Unity and Charity,” through its many activities to help the community. These activities include helping those in need, such as the students, religious, elderly, bereaved and the unborn. The local CDA court holds a Golden Age retreat annually and has prayed the Rosary at funeral homes since 1964. The most notable accomplishment of Court #1674 was the procurement of a Gospel of Life theme statue as a pro-life symbol placed at Sacred Heart and Our Lady Queen of All Saints Catholic churches. Since its inception 54 years ago, Court #1674 has strived to improve the spiritual and physical lives of the people of Ville Platte and to draw others to Christ setting examples of Christian living. Any Catholic woman can join the court. For more information, contact Regent Mary Jenkins (363-5254) or any Catholic Daughters member.

 

Adoration Chapel Guardians  Theresa Attales & Julius Bischoff

MonstranceThe practice of daily Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament has taken place for many years in Ville Platte. A Holy Hour is one’s personal time with the Lord present in the Holy Eucharist; one may bring their own prayer books, rosaries, or Bibles or use those provided in the chapel. It is a time for the soul to rest and experience the sweet peace that comes from being in the presence of Our Lord Jesus. The adoration chapel (located in the Ville Platte Hospital chapel) is perpetual. Everyone is welcome to spend some time in the presence of Our Lord.

From the Pastor

Dear parishioners,

The coronavirus has drastically changed all of our lives. Sometimes we need this kind of thing to make us realize what is most important in life. We get so busy living that we forget what we’re living for. Let’s use this time to refocus on our spiritual destiny. We can do that by extra prayer and spiritual reading. Take advantage of all the things available online now. All public Masses have been suspended in order to arrest the spread of the coronavirus. In addition the governor has invoked a shelter in place policy so we are encouraging everyone to stay home except for the most essential things.

Funerals are limited to graveside only with 10 people are less so just the immediate family. Confessions will continue for those who really need it.

We are certainly here for you especially through phone ministry, but if you need a face to face we can make arrangements.

You can drop off donations to the church by going through the Meeting Room door and slipping it under the door that says “Private” or you can mail it in. The diocese is also coming up with an online giving program for each church parish. We will let you know when that is ready to go. KVPI is airing our daily Mass Monday- Friday at 11:30am on their AM station 1050. They also air Fr. Mitch Guidry’s Sunday Mass at 8:30am. I think our Bishop’s Mass will continue to be aired on Sundays at 11:00am. EWTN shows the Mass 3 times a day. Many priests are live streaming their Masses. Please stay tuned for any further developments.

Our collection last Sunday without a public Mass – Sacred Heart Church was $3,325.00, Maintenance-$290.00, Catholic Relief Services- $110.00, Catholic Charities – $5.00.

Thanks to my brother’s parish in Albuquerque for making a love offering for the mission I did there to St. Joseph Church which was just over $2,000.

Pretty much everything is postponed until further notice.

Sincerely in Christ,

Fr. Tom

Fr. Tom’s Lenten Mission in Albuquerque, N.M.

Click below to listen to Fr. Tom’s Lenten Mission!

+ Night 1 

+Night 2

+Night 3

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?

 

+ New Life Pregnancy Center:

If you would like to make a donation to the New Life Pregnancy Center, please send your donation to 1415 7th Street Suite H in Mamou, LA 70554

Devotion of the Month

The month of April is traditionally dedicated to devotion to Jesus in the sacrament of the Holy Eucharist. The Catholic Church teaches that the Blessed Sacrament is the real and living presence of Christ—His Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity—received into our souls with every reception of Holy Communion. Our Eucharistic Lord is the source and summit of our Christian life, the ultimate proof of His infinite love for us.

O Lord Jesus, in order that merits of Your sacrifice on the Cross might be applied to every soul of all time, You willed that it should be renewed upon the alter. 

At the Last Supper, You said: “Do this in remembrance of Me.” 

By these words You gave Your apostles and their successors the power to consecrate bread and wine into Your sacred body and blood, to do what You Yourself did.

We believe that the Mass is both a sacrifice and a memorial, reenacting Your Passion, Death, and Resurrection.

Help us to realize that the Mass is the greatest gift of God to us and our greatest gift to God.

Amen

Parish Announcements

Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish Announcements

Due to the recent health concerns:

**Church Office**

Our office will remain open from 8:30am-12:00noon Monday-Friday.

There are some restrictions:  Essential business only please!

If the business can be handled via phone,  we strongly encourage you not  to come to the office in person.

Requests for sacramental records and for Mass intentions may be requested over the phone or by mail/email.

The stipend should be submitted via the mail or placed in the drop-off box located outside the rectory during office hours.

The drop-off box should ONLY be used during our office hours 8:30am-12:00pm (noon)         Please call the office to notify us when using the drop-off box!

Sacred Heart Rectory: (337)363-2989

**Masses**

*As the Bishop has directed there will be no public mass until Monday, April 13th

KVPI will broadcast our daily Mass at 11:30am on their AM station 1050AM.

We will also post our daily Mass on our website and Facebook page.

The church is open for private prayer from 6:00am -6:00pm. Please stay 6 feet away from your neighbor.

Confessions will be heard from 6:15am-6:45am Monday thru Friday and on Saturdays 2:30-3:30pm.

The adoration chapel at the hospital is now closed.

**How to submit your weekend collection envelope?**

(1) You can mail your envelope to 708 E. Main St. Ville Platte, LA 70586

(2) During office hours: there is a drop off box located in front of the rectory. Please call the office to notify us when using the drop off box!

(3) Outside of office hours – You can go inside the Meeting Room and slide the envelope under the door that says “Private.”

(4) You can use bill payment through your bank, which mails us a check. Contact your bank for more information.

(5) The Diocese also provides online giving with your credit card through Parish Give 52 on their website (www.diolaf.org). Please make sure to click on the correct church:
589- Sacred Heart Church
590 – Sacred Heart Belaire Cove Chapel
597 – St. Joseph Church

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