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.

Light Is On For You

“The Church must be a place of mercy freely given, where everyone can feel welcomed, loved, forgiven and encouraged to live the good life of the Gospel.”   –Pope Francis, (The Joy of the Gospel, 114)

In addition to our normal confession times, Sacred Heart will be open on Advent Wednesdays, December 4th, 11th, and 18th from 6:30pm-8:00pm. Please take advantage of this opportunity to make a good Advent confession.  Please also reach out to Catholics you know who have been away from the regular practice of our faith and invite them to seize this chance to begin again.

Exposition of Sacred Relics

Sacred Relics of the Saints: Treasures of the Church

Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish presents a teaching and exposition of Sacred Relics on Friday, December 6th at 6:30pm in Church.  Father Carlos Martins of the Companions of the Cross will be here with a very special Vatican collection of over 150 relics, some as old as 2000 years.  Among the treasures will be relics of St. Maria Goretti, St. Therese of Lisieux (the “Little Flower”), St. Francis of Assisi, St. Anthony of Padua, St. Thomas Aquinas, and St. Faustina Kowalska.  In addition, there will also be present a portion of the veil of Our Lady, as well as one of the largest remaining pieces of the True Cross in the world.

Those in attendance will be able to examine and venerate each relic.  In the Church’s history, many miracles and healings have been worked in the presence of relics, and many have been healed through this ministry.  Please do not miss this opportunity!  You are encouraged to bring your articles of devotion (such as rosaries, holy cards, etc.) and pictures of ill friends/family members which you will be able to touch to the reliquaries as a means of intercession.

*The presentation begins at 6:30pm in Church. The relics will remain locked up until the presentation is over.

+School News+

+ Elementary Advent Program: Thursday, December 19th

+ Noon Dismissal: Friday, December 20th

+ Christmas Break: Monday, December 23- Friday, January 3rd

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?

+ 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.

Devotion of the Month

December: Month of the Immaculate Conception 

The month of December is dedicated to the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Chosen before time to be the Mother of God Incarnate, Jesus Christ, God created Mary perfect and full of grace, preserving her from the stain of Original Sin. Mary Immaculate is the most beautiful fruit of the work of redemption accomplished by her Son, thereby making her the perfect model of holiness for all Christians.

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.

Parish Announcements

Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish Announcements

+ Holy Hour– Thursday, December 5th at 5:00pm in church.

+ Let’s put Christ back into Christmas: Join us in praying the rosary on Saturday, December 14th at 12:00 noon in front of church.

**Attention Parents! When children need to use the restroom while at Mass, please accompany them! Sometimes there are people walking off the streets, hanging around which could be a danger to your children. Please be safe, rather than sorry!

+ Children’s Liturgy (Sundays at 10:00am Mass): The children’s liturgy teachers have requested that we limit it to 4 year olds through 1st graders. So 2nd graders and older should stay in church.

+ We have Sacred Heart prayer books available at the rectory for $5.00.

+ A.A. Meetings: 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