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Sunday School 9:05 - 9:50 or 10:35 - 11:20 (Year-round)

for Adults 25 and Better in Activities Bldg.

Babysitting provided in Youth Bldg.

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Mass & Confession Schedules Are in the Bulletins Below

DISCOVERING OR REDISCOVERING THE CATHOLIC FAITH

Welcome. Have you been away from church? Are you thinking about coming back? Do you know someone who wants to come home to the Catholic Church, but is struggling with their faith? Maybe you or someone you know has experienced one of these thoughts:

I grew up Catholic, but for some reason I just sort of stopped going to Church…

I just moved to this area, I tried going to a couple different parishes, but I never really felt welcomed...

After my marriage ended, I felt uncomfortable around my family, friends and parish…

I just don't understand why the Church teaches what it does! Some teachings seem so outdated…

If you have experienced one of these situations or thoughts, you are not alone. This loving parish family wants you to know that you are a child of God, called by name, precious in his eyes and loved by him (Is. 43:1,4). Remember what God has to say to you through the Prophet Jeremiah: For I know well the plans I have in mind for you … plans for your welfare and not for woe, so as to give you a future of hope (Jer. 29:11).

This church also wants you to know that you are missed. When one member of the Body of Christ suffers, this parish family suffers.

Bulletins and Latest News

July 23, 2017

July 16, 2017

 

A.C.T.S. RETREATS REGISTRATION FORM

NEXT SACRED HEART MEN'S A.C.T.S. RETREAT − Come join us for a spirit filled week-end at Maryhill Renewal Center in Pineville for the next Sacred Heart ACTS Men's Retreat. This is an opportunity for spiritual renewal and fellowship beginning Thursday evening and concluding with Sunday Mass at Sacred Heart church. See schedule below.

NEXT SACRED HEART LADIES' A.C.T.S. RETREAT − Come join us for a spirit filled week-end at Maryhill Renewal Center in Pineville for the next Sacred Heart Ladies' ACTS Retreat.  This is an opportunity for spiritual renewal and fellowship beginning Thursday evening and concluding with Sunday Mass at Sacred Heart church. See schedule below.

SCHEDULE:

Men's ACTS Thu 8/24/2017 to Sun 8/27/2017

Ladies' ACTS Thu 11/16/2017 to Sun 11/19/2017

Men's ACTS Thu 2/22/2018 to Sun 2/25/2018 

Ladies' ACTS Thu 4/5/2018 to Sun 4/8/2018

Men's ACTS Thu 8/9/2018 to Sun 8/12/2018  

Ladies' ACTS Thu 11/15/2018 to Sun 11/18/2018

 

DOMESTIC CHURCH FAMILIES provides long-term support and formation for sacramentally married couples who want to grow in holiness together as a couple. What began in Poland over forty years ago with the guidance and support of St. John Paul II is now available for English speaking couples here in the U.S. Although we know that true holiness is supposedly possible within the midst of the daily demands of marriage and parenthood, it can be very difficult to know how to access it and take advantage of the fact that marriage is a sacrament. Domestic Church gives couples and families real, concrete help for tapping into what God has in store for us in the blessed vocation of marriage.

For more details and to register for the retreat, checkout domesticchurchfamilies.com. – Father Miller

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LEARN ABOUT THE CATHOLIC FAITH

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THE BIBLE

Understanding the Bible

FAQ'S about the Bible

Daily and Sunday Bible Readings

Has Sunday and daily readings just as they appear in the Lectionary or Missalette.

Reflecting on Sunday's Readings

Choose the file name with NAB (New American Bible). This translation is the one that is read in church. (There is no St. Joseph or St. Jerome Bible translation. These names are titles given by the publishers for their styles. The NRSV is a good translation as well, but is not the one you will hear at Mass.

The Complete Bible and Resources

Biblical Pronunciation Guide

APPS for Smart Phones:

Laudate is the #1 Catholic App and has absolutely every prayer and just about anything else that anyone can imagine.

iBreviary TS has the exact Breviary or Office as it is prayed in the USA (Laudate has the British version); it has a few rituals Laudate lacks. 

At DivineOffice.org you will find the text of the entire Breviary or Office on the Internet. You will find that you can pray it with a small group recording that will lead you through the varioius parts at anytime day or night. This is one of the best ways to learn to pray the Breviary. You can also purchase this material as an app so that you can pray it in your vehicle as you drive. It is ideal for anyone who has impaired sight or a reading disability. If you like the rosary, you will love the Breviary. Remeber, the rosary was created in part for those who could not read the Breviary well enough each day!

For More App Information Click Here

The Second Vatican Council in Review - From Fr. Miller's Teaching Mission to Argentina in 2016

Intro

Vatican II Part I

Vatican II Part II

Fr. Miller's Trip to Rome with the Canon Law Society of America in 2017

These are highly technical reports, but I wanted to share them with you so that you might know to some extent what has taken me away from my parish family. Please come back to see additional reports as they are made available. The following are from the CLSA website:

 Reports from Rome

The first five reports from the 2017 biennial trip to Rome, conducted by Rev. Bruce Miller (President), Msgr. John J.M. Foster (Vice President/President-Elect), and Rev. Roger Keeler (Executive Coordinator), are now available. 

Reports are currently available for visits and engagements at the following dicasteries and universities (click on these links):

  1. Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith
  2. Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors
  3. Pontifical Gregorian University
  4. Pontifical University Antonianum
  5. Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum)

 Catechism of the Catholic Church Online and Fully Searchable

 THE BIBLICAL AND TRADITIONAL FAITH OF THE CHURCH

The Symbol (Creed)

Morality

Social Teaching

Blessed Mary and the Saints

Biblical Foundation for the Person of the Holy Spirit

PRAYER 

Common Catholic Prayers

Prayers and Devotions

How to Pray the Rosary

THE SACRAMENTS

Baptism

Becoming Catholic as an Adult

Confirmation

Eucharist

The Mass

The Body and Blood of Christ Really? Really!

Penance / Reconciliation / Confession

What the Bible says about confessing your sins to a priest

Ten Reasons to go to the Sacrament of Reconciliation

Ten Commandments Examination of Conscience

Anointing of the Sick

Marriage

Marriage Link to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops


Choose one of these:

Catholic Marriage Prep Online

http://www.catholicmarriageprep.com/online-pre-cana-info/online-course-content

One-on-one Catholic, interactive, mentor-led Pre-Cana program

Engaged Encounter

http://www.engagedencounter.org/index.php/district-3

Spend a weekend with your future spouse in private dialogue in a couple-guided program.

 


and also this with one of the above:

Symptopro Fertility Education

http://www.symptopro.org/

Even medical doctors say they did not know what this on-line, mentor-led course teaches


 

Diocese of Alexandria Greetings

Wedding During Mass Planning Form

Wedding Outside of Mass Planning Form 

Nip Marital Problems in the Bud:

If you are having MARITAL TROUBLE; are contemplating separation or divorce; have already separated or divorced; or are even contemplating re-marriage, marriage counselors are rarely successful. The majority see themselves as preparing couples for an amicable divorce. Counselors might be helpful when mental illness or addictions are the root cause. www.Retrouvaille.org has an 80% success rate; it is a weekend program with six follow-up sessions. It is not counseling but is similar to a 12 step program. It is thoroughly Catholic and is private for the couple. Couples are not required to self-reveal in any group interaction although they may engage in some group events at their discretion. 

Pope Francis Annulments


Holy Orders


 Funerals

Bereavement and Funerals

Funeral Planning Form 

Universal Prayers for Funerals 

A STATEMENT OF CATHOLIC FAITH ABOUT THE BIBLICAL VISION OF DEATH
Instruction Ad resurgendum cum Christo

1. To rise with Christ, we must die with Christ: we must “be away from the body and at home with the Lord” (2 Cor 5:8)….

2. The resurrection of Jesus is the culminating truth of the Christian faith, preached as an essential part of the Paschal Mystery from the very beginnings of Christianity: “For I handed on to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the scriptures; that he was buried; that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the scriptures; that he appeared to Cephas, then to the Twelve” (1 Cor 15:3-5).

Through his death and resurrection, Christ freed us from sin and gave us access to a new life, “so that as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life” (Rm 6:4). Furthermore, the risen Christ is the principle and source of our future resurrection: “Christ has been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep […] For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive” (1 Cor 15:20-22). 

It is true that Christ will raise us up on the last day; but it is also true that, in a certain way, we have already risen with Christ. In Baptism, actually, we are immersed in the death and resurrection of Christ and sacramentally assimilated to him: “You were buried with him in baptism, in which you were also raised with him through faith in the power of God, who raised him from the dead” (Col 2:12). United with Christ by Baptism, we already truly participate in the life of the risen Christ (cf. Eph 2:6). 

Because of Christ, Christian death has a positive meaning. The Christian vision of death receives privileged expression in the liturgy of the Church: “Indeed for your faithful, Lord, life is changed not ended, and, when this earthly dwelling turns to dust, an eternal dwelling is made ready for them in heaven”.[2] By death the soul is separated from the body, but in the resurrection God will give incorruptible life to our body, transformed by reunion with our soul. In our own day also, the Church is called to proclaim her faith in the resurrection: “The confidence of Christians is the resurrection of the dead; believing this we live”.[3]

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The Sovereign Pontiff Francis, in the Audience granted to the undersigned Cardinal Prefect on 18 March 2016, approved the present Instruction, adopted in the Ordinary Session of this Congregation on 2 March 2016, and ordered its publication. 

Rome, from the Offices of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, 15 August 2016, the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

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[2] Roman Missal, Preface I for the Dead. 

[3] Tertullian, De Resurrectione carnis, 1,1: CCL 2, 921.

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