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

Here you will find the most recent bulletin as well as bulletin archives. All bulletins are published in Adobe Reader Format.

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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

June- Sacred Heart of Jesus

Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus is one of the most popular Catholic devotions. Although it was beloved in previous centuries, Jesus appeared to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque in 1673, showing her a vision of the now-famous image of His Sacred Heart, surrounded by flames. He said to her: “My Heart is so full of love for men that It can no longer contain the flames of Its burning love. I must discover to men the treasures of My Heart and save them from perdition.” She was given the special mission to spread devotion to His Sacred Heart throughout the Church. Jesus gave St. Margaret Mary many promises associated with this devotion, and requested that a feast day in honor of His Sacred Heart be instituted on the Friday after the Octave of Corpus Christi. In 1856, the Feast of the Sacred Heart was spread to the Universal Church, and in 1899 Pope Leo XIII solemnly consecrated all mankind to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, calling it “the great act” of his pontificate.

+School News+

+ Required Documents & Spirit Items Day: June 12 & 13 from 8:00am-3:00pm. Volunteers will be needed.

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.

 

 

 

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

+ 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?

+ NFP Workshop with Fr. Dubroc:

Natural Family Planning (NFP) and its relationship to St. John Paul the Great’s Theology of the Body/Theology of the Family will be the theme of the workshop presented by Fr. Blake Dubroc.

Join us as we end NFP awareness week on Saturday, July 27, 2019 from 9:00am-12:00pm at Immaculata Center, 1408 Carmel Drive, Lafayette.

Fr. Dubroc will help participants receive a better understanding of the theology behind NFP; the teachings of the church, and an explanation of the different natural family planning methods. After the presentation, you will have a better understanding on “What is NFP?” as well as how to promote NFP within your parish. The morning is open to all individuals/couples that are interested in becoming an instructor for NFP, DRE in the parish, marriage prep coordinator, Religious Curriculum Administrators, mentor couples, etc. The morning is free however we ask that you register through the following link: https://www.diolaf.org/theology-of-the-body-for-nfp or email Kelley Chapman at kchapman@diolaf.org, as space is limited.

+ Religious Freedom Week:

In the face of our country’s challenges, and challenges within the Church herself, Catholics find strength in the hope of Jesus Christ. We want to share that hope with everyone.

Religious freedom gives us the space to carry out the mission that Jesus has entrusted to the Church. Religious freedom means that Catholics, and all people of goodwill, are free to seek the truth and to live in accordance with that truth, and so to strengthen our common life as a nation.

Beginning June 22, the Feast of Saints Thomas More and John Fisher, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops celebrates Religious Freedom Week. In the midst of our current challenges, join us as we seek the kingdom and find Strength in Hope. Learn more at www.usccb.org/ReligiousFreedomWeek

+ 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.

+ Beginning Experience:

The Beginning Experience Weekend on September 27-29, 2019 is a wonderful healing
experience for those suffering a loss of a spouse either through death or
separation/divorce. The weekend will take place at Rosaryville Spirit Life center in
Pontchatoula, Louisiana
. Those who have attended this weekend attest to the new
hope they have received and the powerful safe and loving environment they found in
the experience. Under the sponsorship of the Archdiocese of New Orleans Family Life
Apostolate this international program has helped thousands navigate the road through
grief.
Call, text or email Renell (985) 290-7348 (renelld1@yahoo.com) for more information.

+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.

+National Pro-Life Women’s Conference Coming to Kenner!

When: Friday, June 21 through Sunday, June 23

Where: Pontchartrain Civic and Convention Center

Registration is $114 until June 16th, when the price goes up. Student registration is $75.

Keynote Speakers: Abby Johnson, Michele Sterlace-Accorsi, Heather Burner and Sister John Mary with Sisters of Life. For more information, visit the conference website at www.prolifewomen.com

+ Louisiana Right to Life – Pulse Weekend:

PULSE Leadership Institute

Timothy Retreat Center, Baker

July 8-12, 2019

PULSE Leadership Institute will be an exciting week for high school and college students to give into the pro-life cause. Sessions go beyond abortion into adoption, euthanasia, physician assisted suicide, human trafficking awareness, bioethics, third party reproduction, disability discrimination and more.

Early Bird Fee ($199) available until Friday, June 21

To register or get more information, visit ProLifePulseLa.com

+ 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

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

Parish Announcements

Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish Announcements

+ Mission Honduras:  Fill-a-Bucket Fundraiser & T-Shirt Sale

THIS WEEKEND! June 15th & 16th after all Masses

Let’s help Christian Missions by filling a bucket with monetary donations! This will be used to purchase food and school supplies for a needy community in Honduras.

The mission team will also have t-shirts available to purchase for $12.00.

 

+ Holy Hour: We will have a Eucharistic Holy Hour with Exposition and Solemn Benediction in Church on Thursday, June 27th at 5:00pm for the Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus.

 

+ Upcoming Baptism Class: Sunday, July 14th at 3:30pm in the Sacred Heart Church Meeting Room. Please call our office to sign up for the class. 

 

 

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.

Summer Vacation Bible School

Queen of All Saints & Sacred Heart Church

Summer Vacation Bible School!

June 10 -14, 2019

Monday – Friday         9:00am – 12:00noon each day

At the Family Life Center

**Parents and Grandparents~ Please join us on Friday at 11:30am at the Family Life Center to watch the children perform the songs they learned this week. 

Parishioners For Life

Parishioners For Life—Motivating Members to Help End Abortion

Divine Mercy and Pro-life

St. Pope John Paul II declared the Sunday after Easter to be Divine Mercy Sunday. Many of the faithful pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy regularly. There is a link between this devotion and the pro-life movement. Fr. Seraphim Michalenko, MIC, who was a principal translator of St. Faustina’s diary, and the postulator of her cause of canonization, writes the following: “On at least three occasions, from 8:00-11:00 in the evening, she felt like her insides were being torn apart. She suffered so much that she thought she was going to die. The doctors couldn’t figure out what was ailing her, and no medication was able to alleviate her sufferings. Later, she was given to understand that she was undergoing those pains for mothers who were aborting their children (Diary, 1276).

“On another occasion, she had a vision of an angel coming with thunderbolts to destroy one of the most beautiful cities of her country. And she felt powerless to do anything about it (Diary, 474). What antidote did the Lord give her? The Chaplet of Divine Mercy. [She explained] that the city was to be chastised for its sins, primarily the sin of abortion. (“Wombs of Mercy,” Marian Helpers Bulletin, Summer 1995, p.13).