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.

Year of St. Joseph

The Year of St. Joseph in the Diocese of Lafayette has begun and will continue through May 1st. We are celebrating the 150th anniversary of St. Joseph being declared the Patron of the Universal Church.  Our own St. Joseph Church in Ville Platte is one of the pilgrimage sites where the plenary indulgence can be obtained by visiting and praying at the church. The plenary indulgence requires Holy Communion that day, prayers for the Pope and confession within 20 days for venial sins, for mortal sins confession must be done before.

When is the best time to visit St. Joseph Church?

  1. On the 1st Saturday of each month and/or the 19th of each month. (For this reason, our 8:00am first Saturday Masses will be done at St. Joseph Church.)
  2. Every Sunday morning at the 8:30am Mass
  3. Every Wednesday evening at 6:00pm for the St. Joseph devotion (prayers to St. Joseph, rosary, Litany, etc. will be recited).
  4. Schedule an appointment by calling our office!

St. Joseph, pray for us!

 

What’s Happening Around the Diocese?

+ Reconnect With Your Spouse: Leave the chaos behind for a weekend and get away with your spouse! Our Marriage Retreat weekends are full of inspiration, encouragement, and reconnection. Upcoming Marriage Retreat Weekend Reserved for Parishioners in the Ville Platte area! August 28th & 29th, 2021  *Limited to 17 couples due to COVID19
For more information and to register for the August retreat, please visit faithandmarriage.org/retreat/

+ Divorce Recovery – Are you or someone you know suffering or has suffered from the breakdown of their marriage and family? Our Lady of Fatima Church will provide a 12 week series of the Catholic Divorce Support program. Topics that will be discussed are shock, denial, anger, grief, forgiveness, money, dating, remarriage, and so much more. For more information, please contact our facilitator Greg Broussard at 337-412-0349.

+ Natural Family Planning classes: Please contact Leslie Johnson to sign up at Jljohnson786@gmail.com or (337)331-5598.

+ New Life Pregnancy Center: Support the Center, buy a yard sign and help advertise the Center! Signs are $10.00 each — 100% goes to support the Center
Your generous donation will help the most helpless in our society, the unborn. Help us lighten the burden of an unexpected pregnancy.
(337) 468-2312
P.O. Box 194, Mamou, LA 70554

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 

Catechism with Fr. Tom & Fr. Killeen

Join us on Tuesday nights for an adult catechism class with Fr. Tom & Fr. Killeen! 

When: Tuesdays at 7:00pm

Where: Sacred Heart Church

Click below to listen to the class! 

Class #3- April 6, 2021

Class #2 – March 23, 2021

Class #1- March 16, 2021

Parish Announcements

Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish Announcements

1st Communion: Sunday, April 11th at 2:00pm

Confirmation Practice: Tuesday, April 13th at 6:00pm

Confirmation: Wednesday, April 14th at 6:00pm

 

+ Church Office Hours:

8:00am -4:00pm Monday – Thursday

8:00am – 12:00 noon on Fridays

(closed 12:00-1:00pm for lunch)  

 

 

 

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