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.

+School News+

+ High School Mass: Friday, October 11th

+ Noon Dismissal: Friday, October 11th ~ Cotton Festival

+ Fall Fest: Friday, October 25th

 

ACTS Retreat

“Stand up and go; your faith has saved  you.” Lk 17:19

Men’s ACTS Retreat: October 10th – 13th 

Please sign up near the baptismal font at Sacred Heart Church or near the doors at Belaire Cove Chapel to make an hour of prayer during the Men’s ACTS Retreat which takes place at Maryhill October 10th -13th. This is an essential component for a successful retreat. The holy hour can be made anywhere.

 

 

 

 

 

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

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 

Franciscan Catechetical Institute

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).

The Office of Catechetics has a short 3 minute video on their webpage that will direct you on how to create an account. Click Here to watch the video and begin to create your 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.

What’s Happening Around the Diocese?

+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.

+ “Come to the Well” Grief Retreat (A Day of Hope for Those Suffering the Loss of a Loved One)

Save the Date! Retreat will be held on November 9, 2019. For more information, visit our website at www.diolaf.org/pro-life or call (337)261-5598.

+ Mass of Remembrance (for those who lost their lives to suicide):

In honor of the International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day on November 23rd, the Office of Marriage and Family Life will host a special Mass of remembrance of those who lost their lives to suicide. Join us at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist Church on Sunday, November 23rd at 10:00am. All those who attend are invited to bring a tabletop framed photo of their loved one to the Mass so it can be displayed near the altar. For more information and to register the name of your loved one that died by suicide for the Mass, please call the Office of Marriage and Family Life at (337)261-5653 or visit our webpage www.diolaf.org/suicide-survivors.

+ Project Rachel:  A post-abortion healing and reconciliation program for those suffering the negative effects of an abortion experience. The individual sessions are held weekly where they receive the healing grace of God through a nine-step healing program. For more information, please contact Trista at (337)261-5598.

+ 2020 Diocesan Pro-Life Rally/March/Prayer Service:

SAVE THE DATE!  January 18, 2020 at Parc International, downtown Lafayette and Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist.

Parish Announcements

Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish Announcements

+ R.C.I.A: Are you interested in becoming Catholic? Do you know someone who is interested in becoming Catholic? R.C.I.A. classes have begun, but it’s not too late to sign up! Classes are held on Sundays after 5:00pm Mass in the Fr. Verbis Lafleur Meeting Room.  Catholics who need 1st Communion or Confirmation and Catholics who just want to learn more about their faith should all call the rectory to sign up!

+ Rosary Crusade: Join us in praying the rosary for peace in our country and for the men who will be on the ACTS Retreat.
When: Saturday, October 12th at 12:00noon   Where: in front of Sacred Heart Church

+ 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