"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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JUNE IS THE MONTH OF THE SACRED HEART
Fortnight for Freedom The Fortnight for Freedom continues. These past few years the US Bishops have asked Catholics to pray, fast, and be engaged in defending religious liberty, particularly the rights of the Catholic Church. Pray for the freedom of Catholics to practice the Faith publicly, both in church and in the workplace. It is not just a question of the Church being able to carry out her ministries in accordance with the dictates of her conscience, such as running her hospitals and schools in a way consistent with her beliefs, but it is also a question for individual Catholics- doctors, pharmacists, businessmen and women. No one should be compelled by the government to provide services that are contrary to the dictates of conscience and contrary to the law of God. As Independence Day approaches, we give thanks to God for our freedom and beseech the Almighty to preserve the Church in peace and tranquility.
Let us pray. O God, our refuge and our strength, look down with mercy upon the people who cry to Thee; and by the intercession of the glorious and immaculate Virgin Mary, Mother of God, of Saint Joseph her spouse, of the blessed Apostles Peter and Paul, and of all the saints, in Thy mercy and goodness hear our prayers for the conversion of sinners, and for the liberty and exaltation of our Holy Mother the Church. Through the same Christ Our Lord. Amen.
Peter’s Pence Collection This weekend a second collection will be taken up to support the charities of the Holy Father. It is called the “Peter’s Pence” collection. Please be generous and show your filial support for the Holy Father as the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul approaches. Please pray for the Holy Father and for Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI.
O God, the Shepherd and Ruler of all Your faithful people, mercifully look upon Your servant Francis, whom You have chosen as the chief Shepherd to preside over Your Church. We beg You to help him edify, both by word and example, those over whom he has charge, that he may reach everlasting life together with the flock entrusted to him. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Ad multos annos! After the 9:00 Mass this Sunday, the bronze plaque commissioned in honor of Fr. Mario Rauzi, c.s. will be unveiled. He served at Sacred Heart for nearly three decades. Monday marks the 70th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood. Please pray for him. Prayer cards to mark the occasion will be on the tables in church.
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.
If you wish to have a mass offered for the intentions of a person living or the repose of the soul of a beloved deceased, please call the office at 541-4654 Monday thru Thursday 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. or send your request to Sacred Heart Church, 2733 Massachusetts Ave., Cinti., OH 45225. The standard offering for the Mass remains $5.00.
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:
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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
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Church Redecoration Pictures:
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