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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Sacred Heart Chapel, Belaire Cove

 

Address: 2003 Belaire Cove Road, Ville Platte, LA

On March 3, 1940, the Most Rev. Jules B. Jeanmard, Bishop of Lafayette, officiated at the dedication and blessing of the new chapel in Belaire Cove, named after the church parish to which it remains attached, Sacred Heart Chapel. According to an article in the Ville Platte Gazette of February 29, 1940, Monsignor J. M. Bourgeois, pastor of Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish in Ville Platte, reported that the chapel was built at a cost of $3,000. Of that amount, $2,000 was a gift from the Catholic Church Extension Society of Chicago, and the remainder was raised by donations.

Records in the Evangeline Parish Clerk of Court’s office indicate that the land for the chapel was purchased from Mrs. Marie B. Fontenot, widow of Octave P. Vidrine, Sr., on May 30, 1938. The price of the two acres was $150. Later, on April 2, 1941, another acre of land was purchased from Mrs. Vidrine for the sum of $75.

Sacred Heart Church records indicate the names of the committee “elected by the people of Belaire Cove to direct the activities in construction of their community church.” They were: Aldes Soileau, chairman, Atale Fontenot, Onile Lafleur, Horace B. Fontenot, Joseph P. Vidrine, Angelas Deville, Albert Soileau, Olin Fontenot, Dallas Fontenot, and Tanzy G. Fontenot.

To the present day, the Belaire Cove Chapel continues to serve the little country community of Belaire Cove and in April hosts an annual “crawfish cook-off” fundraiser that draws hundreds of people from the greater Ville Platte area for a day of music, food, and family fun. Over the last several years, the fundraiser has made it possible to build a church hall and pavilion and to pave the entire parking area.

Holy Mass is celebrated at Belaire Cove every Saturday at 4 p.m. Confessions are heard about one half hour before Mass. For holydays of obligation, please consult a recent schedule posted elsewhere.

Belaire Cove 50th Anniversary PDF

Devotion of the Month

April- Month of the Holy Eucharist

The month of April is traditionally dedicated to devotion to Jesus in the sacrament of the Holy Eucharist. The Catholic Church teaches that the Blessed Sacrament is the real and living presence of Christ—His Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity—received into our souls with every reception of Holy Communion. Our Eucharistic Lord is the source and summit of our Christian life, the ultimate proof of His infinite love for us.

+School News+

 

 

 

ACTS Retreat

The next Women’s ACTS Retreat will be August 22nd – 25th, 2019.

The next Men’s ACTS Retreat will be October 10th – 13th, 2019.

 

 

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!

 

+ Seek – Annual Women’s Lenten Morning of Prayer and Reflection:

Hosted by the Living Spirit of Acadiana District Theresians.

When: Saturday, March 23rd from 8:00a.m. – 12:00 noon

Where: St. Pius X Elementary School Auditorium.

Presentations by Fr. Andrew Schumacher and Deidre Montgomery.

~ Breakfast ~ Confession ~ Soul Core ~ Prayer ~ Fellowship ~

Online registration preferred. www.acadianatheresians.com Deadline is Wednesday, March 20th.

 

+ Flame of Love Prayer Cenacle:

Where: St. Joseph Catholic Church (2250 Cecillia Sr H South Hwy; Breaux Bridge, LA 70517)

Contact: Michelle Guidry (337) 654-1003; laflameoflove@gmail.com

When: Every 3rd Friday of the month at 10:00a.m. in St. Joseph Church

 

+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

Parish Announcements

Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish Announcements

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. 

**Perpetual Adoration in the Chapel at Mercy Regional Hospital will be suspended starting at 3:00pm on Holy Thursday until 6:00pm on Easter Sunday.

 

Holy Week Schedule: 

Holy Thursday: NO 6:30am morning Mass.

Mass of the Lord’s Supper will be at 7:00pm.

Good Friday: Walk WIth Christ will begin at 1:00pm at St. Joseph Church. It will end at Our Lady Queen of All Saints Church around 3:00pm for our Good Friday Service.

Holy Saturday: NO morning Mass.

Easter Vigil Mass will be at 8:00pm in the evening.

Easter Sunday: 

Masses at Sacred Heart Church- 7:00am and 10:00am

Mass at Belaire Cove Chapel- 8:30am

 

+ 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

Lent and Life

“By our gracious gift each year, your faithful await the sacred paschal feasts with the joy of minds made pure” (Preface of Lent 1).  The purpose of Lent is succinctly expressed by this preface.  Catechumens prepare for baptism into the paschal mystery.  The faithful are reminded of their baptism and will renew their baptismal vows at the Easter liturgy. Baptism initiates us into the eternal life Christ gives us.  The baptized are sons and daughters of God and are members of the Church, the People of Life.

The choices of the baptized are therefore to be shaped by their new identity (see Rom 6:6; Eph. 4:17-24).  Christ calls the Samaritan woman to repent as she accepts the waters of new life (see John 4:15-24).  Lenten repentance is necessary so that God’s people may more deeply become who they are.  They are called to see their sins more clearly.  Hence baptism is known as “illumination.”

Anyone who makes the Lenten journey is called to be more alert to the attacks on human life and dignity around them.  The people of life are called to reject sin and all the devil’s works and empty promises (Renewal of Baptismal Promises, Easter Liturgy).  The “pro-choice” and “right to die” mentalities are two of those “empty promises” which are firmly rejected by the baptized.  A firm rejection of these positions is integral to repentance.  Lent is the perfect time for us to call our congregations to a clearer understanding of why this is true, and to lead them to a deeper affirmation of life, both natural and eternal, in the celebration of the Paschal Mystery.