Fall Cleanup – Saturdays in November

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Fall Cleanup – Saturdays in November

We will not be raking Saturday, November 16 due to the snow on the ground.

Every Saturday during the month of November, rain or shine, you are invited to bring your rake and help prepare the grounds of Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish and Academy for winter. Scott, our director of Building and Grounds, will be working from 9-1pm each of those Saturdays and we ask that you help too! Snacks will be provided.

Youth Night for 9th – 12th Graders – Thurs. Nov. 14th

The High School Youth Group will meet on Thursday, November 14th in the Cebelak Hall from 7-9pm. The theme of the night is “Gratitude,” with parishioner Brenda Bargenquast offering some insights on the virtue. Small groups, games, snacks, and prayer will round out the night. Come and bring a friend!

Attention Men of the Parish –

Have you been out hunting? Do you plan to hunt this season? Have you been catching Fish? We are accepting wild meat, game, and fish donations for the Men’s Wild Game Night Dinner being held on February 8th. Please consider donating a portion of your fresh catch or wild game for the event (venison, elk, moose, bear, squirrel, porcupine, wild boar, rabbit, wild turkey, duck, quail, pheasant, beaver, and fresh caught fish of all sorts, etc. will be accepted). Please contact the Parish Office at 616.459.8362 or email Michael Tober at dre@sacredheartgr.org

Need a great Christmas Gift?

Promotional CD for new Catholic, Professional Choral Ensemble

Gaudete Grand Rapids is a brand new, professional choral ensemble devoted to singing the venerable music of the Roman Rite in the context for which it was written: the Traditional Latin Mass. Gaudete will serve as Artist-in-Residence at Sacred Heart in 2020, though they also hope to bring the TLM to parishes not yet familiar with the Extraordinary Form. Their first album, “Woman, Behold Thy Son,” can be purchased at gaudetegr.bandcamp.com. Digital copy: $15; CD: $20. Sacred Heart parishioners can use the promo code “sacredheart” to receive 20% off their order. Proceeds go to funding their first season.

2019 Christmas Market

Our 7th annual Christmas Market for designated families is December 14. Our iconic chimney collection boxes can be found in the back of church. Please consider donating a new, unwrapped toy or sports item for a child in need. Not sure what to buy? Simply donate a gift card to Meijer, Kohls, Target or Walmart and we will do the shopping for you!

High Ropes Outing for 6th – 8th Graders – Sat. Nov. 23rd

We are excited to kick off our SHJ Middle School Youth Group on Saturday, November 23rd!  Our group will be following the example of Bl. Pier Giorgio Frassiti by embracing the outdoors, making lasting friendships, living out the Beatitudes, and most importantly adoring our Lord!  Our first adventure we will be heading to Camp Henry in Newaygo to tackle the ropes course and set the stage for an amazing year.  We will be taking a bus that will leave from SHJ at 11:00am.  The cost is $20/participant (parents are welcome to join)!  Please contact Kristy Rogavich for more information or to sign up.

Spectrum Health – Volunteer Eucharistic Minister Announcement

Wanted: Volunteer Eucharistic Ministers

  • Where: Spectrum Health Hospital in Grand Rapids, MI
  • When: Two days a month that fits your schedule
  • Why: To offer the gift of Holy Communion to patients coping with a hospital stay

Thank you: For prayerfully considering this privileged opportunity!

Contact: Lenore Nowicki

Coordinator, Volunteer Eucharistic Ministry Program

Spectrum Health Hospitals in Grand Rapids, MI

Phone: 616-391-1957

Email: Lnore.nowicki@spectrumhealth.org

Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Petition

Michigan’s Constitution allows the people to initiate legislation through a petition drive. Currently, the Catholic Church, Right to Life of Michigan, and other pro-life individuals are collecting petition signatures for legislation to amend the state’s partial-birth abortion ban to include a ban on dismemberment abortion. This approach is needed as the language cannot be vetoed by the governor. Learn how you can get involved at www.micatholic.org/MichiganValuesLife/. Petitions will be available in the back of the church to sign. And, please consider collecting signatures in your neighborhood, or at least, your street.

Advent by Candlelight – Dec. 1st

All ladies of the parish are welcome to join us on Sunday, December 1st at 6pm in Cebelek Hall for our 7th Annual Advent by Candlelight! This year’s theme is “Faith & Family” and our guest speaker will be Shannon Leidel. Please consider hosting a table and invite your friends! Hostesses are responsible for decorating their table with an Advent or Christmas theme and providing a place setting and desserts for their guests.

To host a table or come as a guest, please see the sign up table in the back of the church or contact Amber Hiske at ahiske@sacredheartgr.org or Marijo Forrester at lmjforjmj@aol.com.

This is a beautiful and special evening for the women of our parish!

Would You Like to Know More About the Catholic Faith?

Are you or someone you know interested in learning more about the Catholic Christian faith in a group setting? Meetings are held on Mondays at 7pm. For further information, please contact Mike Tober at dre@sacredheartgr.org or 616.459.8362.