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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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 Delafosse, 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   Pitchy Tuminaro, Coordinator

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.

Devotion of the Month

FEBRUARY – THE PASSION OF OUR LORD

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.

+School News+

+ 2019-2020 SHS REGISTRATION

CLICK HERE for more information
The dates for the 2019-2020 Sacred Heart School Registration have been set for February 4 – 15, 2019. Registration packets will be loaded as we get closer to February 4th on Renweb, Parent square and www.shsvp.com.

+ SHS FOUNDATION DANCE, BUFFET AND AUCTION
“Cheer, Cheer for Ol’ Sacred Heart!”
When: February 23rd
Where: Sacred Heart High School
The 2019 SHS Foundation Dance, Buffet and Auction tickets are now available for purchase from the Development office. The invitation was sent out by parent square and is on the shsvp.com website.

 

 

 

ACTS Retreat

Registration for the next Men’s ACTS Retreat is still open!!

Forms are available at the doors of the church and at the church office (Sacred Heart and Queen of All Saints).

**PLEASE return all forms to Sacred Heart Church. 

The retreat is March 14th-17th  at Mary Hill Retreat Center in Pineville, LA.

CLICK HERE to download the registration form.

 

 

Religious Education Program

+ Religious Education Program +

Director of Religious Education: Tiffany Tate Alfred

Phone: 363.5167  Email: olqasdre@centurytel.net

CCD Classes:

6:00pm- 7:00pm at the Family Life Center

Click Here for the Elementary class schedule. 

Click Here for the High school class schedule.

 

What’s Happening Around the Diocese?

Celebrating 50 years of Come, Lord Jesus! And 60 years of Fr. Conley Bertrand’s Priesthood: 

When: Saturday, March 30th

Where: Annual Conference 8:30-12:00 at St. Pius X Church in Lafayette, LA

Mass will be at 10:30a.m.

Registration forms are available at the church office

Invite family and friends to come and celebrate!

 

+ Lenten Day of Recollection:

St. Edmond Ladies Altar Society Lenten Day of Recollection will be Thursday, March 7th 8:00am-3:00pm (the day after Ash Wednesday). Retreat master: Fr. Andrew Schumacher, Parochial Vicar of the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, Lafayette.

Coffee & donuts in the Atrium at 8:00am; Rosary at 9:00am; then Fr. Schumacher will begin the conference. Mass will be celebrated at 12:10pm. Confessions will be heard before Mass and the conference will end with the Way of the Cross and Benediction.

Tickets are $12.00 (including lunch) and must be purchased in advance! For tickets, please contact Ranelle Simon (337)232-2849 or Betty Robinson (337)258-6372. Tickets may also be purchased at the St. Edmond Church Office.

 

+The Conversation: A Catholic Perspective on End-of-Life Issues

When: February 23, 2019 from 9:00 a.m.-noon

Where: Diocese of Lafayette- Immaculata Center- John XXIII Meeting Room (1408 Carmel Dr. Lafayette, LA)

Conversations about illness, dying and death itself are never easy. Whether death comes suddenly or after a prolonged illness, we are often uncomfortable discussing our medical wishes or our hopes surrounding the end of life. This seminar is for people over 18 years of age and in various life situations: single parents of young families, those caring for aging parents and those facing illness or death. The seminar will conclude with a Prayer Service reflecting on Christ and the Paschal Mystery. For more information, please contact Trista Littell, Pro-Life Coordinator, Office of Marriage, Family and Pro-life Activities, Diocese of Lafayette: (337)261-5598.

 

+Steps to Heaven

Steps to Heaven is a non-profit organization which provides families with burial remembrances (burial gowns, pocket blankets, keepsake pillows, and stone angels) free of charge to those who have experienced the loss of an infant through miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant death. Although they are not in need of any more gowns at this time, please see the brochure for more information on the ministry. Please call 337-654-1781 for more information.

 

+ The Choice Wine

The Choice Wine is a pathway to authentic marital happiness. Couples will learn how to virtually divorce-proof their marriages, experience the superabundant love and mercy of God and realize a foretaste of Paradise in their marriages and families. For a complete list of parishes participating in The Choice Wine or for more information, please visit http://thechoicewine.org 

 

+ Retrouvaille Weekend

Retrouvaille is 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.

 

+ Aquinas Institute

The Aquinas Institute now has registration available for Spring 2019 classes.

Please visit www.aquinaslafayette.org or call for more information 337-394-6550.

 

Bishop’s Services Appeal

The BSA is a primary source of funding for sustaining and expanding the nearly 40 ministries of the Diocese. Gifts to the appeal enhance diocesan efforts to provide hope, dignity and compassionate care in the lives of others. It is a reminder that as faithful Catholics, we are compelled to be part of a Church, a communion of believers, which is greater than ourselves and not limited to our local church parishes.  Pledge cards will be available in pews if you have not already received something in the mail. Last year we went over our goal and received some $1,300 back for our parish. So let’s surpass our goal again.

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Parish Announcements

Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish Announcements

Mark Your Calendars!!!  Our Pre-Lenten mission starts Monday, February 25th at 6:00pm in Church.

Fr. Kevin McDonald will be leading the mission. He did our Lenten mission 2 years ago.

 

+ Pro-Life Rosary:

A pro-life rosary will be prayed every 1st Saturday of the month after 8:00 a.m. Mass in front of Church.

Next Rosary: Saturday, March 2nd 

 

+ Handmade of the Lord – Anniversary Mass

One of Ville Platte’s Come, Lord Jesus! groups will be celebrating their 25th anniversary with a Mass on February 28th at 11:00am

Everyone is invited to attend!  

 

+ Benefit Dance and Meal: For Ville Platte Christian Mission

When: February 16th ~ 5:00pm to 8:00pm                Where: Ville Platte Civic Center

Live Music                  Cajun Foods                Face Painting              Silent Auction

FAMILY FRIENDLY EVENT!!!               FREE ADMISSION!!!

Donations accepted with all proceeds benefitting the Honduras Mission

To volunteer or to make a donation to the auction, contact Winston Lafleur at (337)230-5811.

 

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.

Back-to-Basics

 

Parishioners For Life

Parishioners For Life—Motivating Members to Help End Abortion

From Sinners to Apostles

Saint John Paul II wrote the following words to all women who have had abortions: “The Father of mercies is ready to give you his forgiveness and his peace in the Sacrament of Reconciliation. To the same Father and to his mercy you can with sure hope entrust your child. With the friendly and expert help and advice of other people, and as a result of your own painful experience, you can be among the most eloquent defenders of everyone’s right to life. Through your commitment to life, whether by accepting the birth of other children or by welcoming and caring for those most in need of someone to be close to them, you will become promoters of a new way of looking at human life.” (The Gospel of Life, n.99)