"THIS IS THE LORD'S PLACE AND THE WAY TO HEAVEN"
An appropriate paraphrase of the Psalm to describe SACRED HEART PARISH, which has so diligently served the immigrant Germans and their descendants in this community since 1870, and then to be joined by the immigrant Italians and their descendants since 1969, from the original site on 5th and Broadway. Spiritual service is now rendered to all who come to worship the Lord at Sacred Heart.
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This Sunday is the First Sunday of the Month. We will have a social following the 9, 10, and 11:30 Masses. The social is being sponsored by the Mezzo Mezzo Social Club. During that time, there will also be a Jewelry Sale; the Our Lady of Pompeii Society will team with Silpada Designs to raise funds for the parish from 9 am – 3 pm.
One Faith, One Hope, One Love Campaign The people and parishes of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati are in the midst of a historic capital campaign called One Faith, One Hope, One Love. This initiative, the first of its kind for our archdiocese in more than half a century, aims to raise $130 million over the next five years to strengthen and renew our parishes, Catholic schools, vocations, and charities, as well as to care for our retired diocesan priests.
Five Priorities: $65 million will go toward Catholic Education; our archdiocese is home to the sixth largest system of Catholic schools in the country. The campaign aims to raise $50 million to begin a tuition assistance source for students. Sacred Heart Parish: 20% of the monies collected will come back to the parish until we reach our goal, after which the parish will receive 60% of funds collected beyond the goal. The funds will be used to help restore the kitchen and the auditorium. Fostering Vocations: $16 million will be allocated toward the seminary. The number of seminarians has doubled in the past five years at The Athenaeum/Mount St. Mary’s Seminary of the West, the largest enrollment in over 25 years. These blessings have brought needs for additional support. Caring for Retired Diocesan Priests: At present, more than 85 priests receive benefits from an archdiocesan fund established almost 50 years ago, and the priests receiving benefits may grow to 140 within five years. The monies collected each December for the Retirement Fund for Religious do not go to the retired diocesan clergy, whose retirement is considerably under-funded. The campaign hopes to raise $13 million for those priests who have served so faithfully for many years. Catholic Charities and Social Services: Care for the poor and vulnerable is a vital expression of our faith. Through this campaign we can help even more people who need our love and support. Most of these funds ($10 million) will go to help provide direct, emergency food assistance to the hungry in our Archdiocese.
Our Parish Goal Each parish has been assigned a goal for the campaign. The goal for our parish is $185,000. Keep in mind that we’re asking families to consider a pledge over five years, so the goal is attainable. In the coming weeks, parish volunteers will be calling on families to ask for your support. When they call you, we hope you will welcome them with an open heart. Thank you!
For more information online, go to 1faith1hope1love.org
As reported last Sunday, the Campaign Team is pleased to announce that our campaign, as of July 22nd, has reached a total of $171,000 in pledges from a total of 18 gifts. This total represents 92% of our overall goal. The average gift is $9,500. I am absolutely astounded by your generosity and our success! We will certainly reach our campaign goal of $185,000. Remember that once we reach our goal 60% of funds come back to Sacred Heart.
In the course of the campaign, some parishioners have asked whether campaign gifts can be restricted. The answer is Yes, except that one may not designate the gift only to Sacred Heart. Thus, a donor could restrict the entire gift to the Athenaeum and it would count toward our parish total too. If you are making a gift, you might want to check with your employer to see if your employer offers a matching gift. That too would help with the campaign.Thank you again to our Campaign Executive Committee and to all those who volunteered for the Phone-A-Thon.
Confirmation If you have a child –age 7 to 17 – who has yet to receive the sacrament of Confirmation, please contact Father Fernandes. During the course of this past year, several families have approached about celebrating the sacrament at Sacred Heart. Ideally, we would like to have a large group of confirmandi and would want to have some catechetical classes.
Weddings. We have had a number of requests for weddings- in the Ordinary and Extra-Ordinary Forms of the Roman Rite- at Sacred Heart.We have had very few weddings here the past few years, but we are happy to welcome those wishing to be married in the Church here at Sacred Heart. Celebrating weddings here is a great way to connect people with the parish and to bring them to our beautiful church. If you know of someone looking to get married and or searching for a home in a parish, please have them send an email to Fr. Fernandes. The parish WEDDING GUIDELINES can be found here.
"THE GIFT OF THE PRIESTHOOD" VIDEOS …
The Vocation Office of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati has released a series of videos entitled "The Gift of the Priesthood." Filmed in conjunction with Mount St. Mary's Seminary of the West, they offer the opportunity to draw young men to consider a priestly vocation: http://www.cincinnativocations.org/category/video/
FR. MARIO'S and FR. VINCENT'S ADDRESS:
VILLA SCALABRINI RETIREMENT CENTER
10631 VINEDALE ST.
SUN VALLEY, CA 91352
Sacred Heart Bulletin:
Please click here for the most recent weekly bulletin.
Former students of Sacred Heart's school recently met at Big Boy. Click here for pictures from the reunion.
Click here for pictures from the Fall 2010 ravioli dinner
Historic Church Pictures:
Church Redecoration Pictures:
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