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.

ACTS Retreat

*Our Men’s ACTS Retreat scheduled for June 11 -14, 2020 has been postponed. 

CLICK HERE to download a registration form! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 

Meet Our New Transitional Deacon…

My name is Casey Rene Dugas and I am the transitional deacon who has been assigned to your parish for a period of pastoral internship. In order to introduce myself here is some information about myself.  I am 25 years of age and am originally from the New Iberia area, specifically growing up between Loureaville and St. Martinville, though I study for Sacred Heart in Baldwin, La. I am a 2013 graduate from Catholic High School. I have one younger brother, named Kelly, and come from a family rooted in providing service work in the oilfield through the family business of natural gas compressor repair. Upon graduating from high school I entered seminary formation and proceeded to graduate from St. Joseph Seminary College in 2017 and am now entering my final year of seminary studies at Notre Dame Seminary in New Orleans. Some interesting facts about myself.  I am an avid outdoorsman enjoying hunting, fishing, and camping. I was also an amateur forester during my time in college seminary. I possess some proficiency in three languages (English, Spanish, and Latin), unfortunately, French is not one of them though I am very willing to learn. I also really love to cook almost as much as I enjoy eating a good meal. I look forward to getting to know you, the parishioners of Sacred Heart and pray that my time in your parish will be one of many mutual blessings for all. I hope to start in the parish June 1 though you may see me around earlier and I urge all of you not to hesitate to pull me aside to talk or even invite me to your homes. I enjoy a good cup of coffee and conversation and would be delighted to be invited to your homes to enjoy both. I am being sent to your parish to serve you in my role as a deacon and hopefully through the internship round out my final year of formation to make me the best candidate for the priesthood before I am ordained next year. In this way, I see this upcoming time in your parish as one that is exceedingly special and important. This is why I am so excited to be assigned to your parish. I hope to get to know all of you during my time of internship in your parish.

Sincerely,

Dcn. Casey Rene Dugas

 

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** 

FINALLY we are able to return to our regular schedule of Masses! Thank you Jesus! The obligation to attend is still not there, but we hope everyone that is healthy does come to worship. You can go any day of the week to sanctify the week. This will help to keep our numbers down on Saturday and Sunday.

We are limited to 25% of our capacity. People in a single household may sit together. The only door for entrance will be the double doors on the cemetery side. Please obey the ushers especially when we have reached the capacity. You will then be asked to go to the next Mass or to watch it on various media. Everyone is strongly encouraged to bring a mask. We also ask that everyone please receive Holy Communion in the hand during this time. We are also asked to limit our time in the building so please stay in your cars until 30 mins before Mass starts. If a line develops at the door, please stand on the taped marks which are 6 feet apart.  Obviously if you are ill, please stay home. If you are vulnerable, please stay home.

All doors will be used for exiting. Please follow the ushers directions for which pews will exit first, namely those closest to the doors so we have as few people as possible passing in front of each other.

Confessions will take place in the cry room so it will no longer be used as a cry room for the time being.

Children’s liturgies are discontinued for the time being.

The Church will be sanitized after all Masses. If you would like to volunteer to help after Mass, please contact the rectory.

The gifts of bread and wine will not be brought up until further notice. The sign of peace is omitted until further notice. For communion, please follow the ushers’ directions as we alternate sides of the pews to come forward for communion. Please stand in the squares that are in the mosaic floor which are already 6 feet apart. A piece of red tape will help to further distinguish them. Please lower your mask before receiving Holy Communion. Please try not to touch the hand of the minister as you receive our Lord in your hand.

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

(1) We will pass the collection baskets as usual on weekend Masses. For those of you who will be going to a weekday Mass in order to sanctify the week, there will be one basket centrally located for you to drop your donation in. It will be picked up after Mass.

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

(3) 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!

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

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

(6) 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

It is with great joy that we announce that Fr. Blake Dubroc has been appointed by the Bishop as the Vocations Director for the Diocese of Lafayette. This appointment will be effective on Monday, April 27, 2020.

With this appointment, also comes the sad news that Fr. Dubroc will be re-assigned to another parochial position more centrally located in the Diocese. This means he will be leaving Sacred Heart and St. Joseph parishes this summer.

I want to take this opportunity to thank Fr. Dubroc for his wonderful ministry in our parishes of Sacred Heart and St. Joseph and in our school. He has touched many lives with his prayerful spirit, inspired preaching and wise counseling. His many gifts and talents have been shared generously. We will miss him here dearly, but the Diocese will benefit greatly.

Blessings upon you and prayers for you, Fr. Dubroc!

 

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