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2019 Diocesan Women’s Conference

Women of the diocese, make plans to join us for the 2019 Diocesan Women’s Conference on March 16 at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church in Belmont. The cost is $30 pp. which includes morning hospitality and lunch. The conference will feature author, speaker and missionary Colleen C. Mitchell.

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN: Visit https://community.dioceseofgrandrapids.org/DWC2019 to register.

Questions may be directed to Marianne Verner, mverner@dioceseofgrandrapids.org, or Tammy Graves, tgraves@dioceseofgrandrapids.org, in the Office of Faith Formation.

Visit the Franciscan Media website to hear from conference speaker Colleen Mitchell on “Reflecting the Love of Christ”: https://blog.franciscanmedia.org/franciscan-spirit/we-reflect-the-love-of-christ

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Sacred Heart of Jesus

Please pray for our March for Life participants!Sacred Heart high schoolers spent last Saturday making fleece baby blankets for the moms at HELP Crisis Pregnancy Center.

This Wednesday, the same group leaves for the March for Life in Washington DC. Please pray for this group as they protest for the right to life and pray for the conversion of doctors, workers, and parents involved in abortions. Our Lady of Guadalupe, pray for us!
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Sacred Heart of Jesus

Academy Open House coming up!!Please join us as we kick off Catholic Schools Week with an Open House at Sacred Heart Academy!

All school faculty will be taking or renewing the Oath of Fidelity to the Magisterium at the 10:30 am Mass on Sunday, January 27th.

The Open House will follow in the Academy from noon to 3:00 pm. Everyone is welcome to come tour the school, speak to faculty and families, and learn more about how we strive to assist families, form Catholics, and cultivate culture. This is a great opportunity to invite grandparents, neighbors, friends, fellow parishioners, and more to tour our school and learn more about what we do! We hope to see you there!
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“Abide In Me” – Small Prayer Group

Are you looking to go a bit deeper in your prayer life? Or maybe you would like to discern God’s voice in your daily life. God speaks to us each day, but hearing Him in the business of the world is quite a challenge. If you desire growth in this area please consider one of the following: Now forming small groups, called “Abide In Me”. This group will be meeting weekly. Each week we will pray on a certain grace, with specific scriptures to pray with. It is approximately a 15 min, to half an hour commitment of daily prayer time. You will also need a journal. If this weekly group setting does not work for you, I am also available for monthly Spiritual Direction, with the same EightThemes. Any questions, please call Annie Connette 616-970-5802.

2 days ago

Sacred Heart of Jesus

Please pray for our March for Life participants!Sacred Heart high schoolers spent last Saturday making fleece baby blankets for the moms at HELP Crisis Pregnancy Center.

This Wednesday, the same group leaves for the March for Life in Washington DC. Please pray for this group as they protest for the right to life and pray for the conversion of doctors, workers, and parents involved in abortions. Our Lady of Guadalupe, pray for us!
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Sacred Heart of Jesus

Academy Open House coming up!!Please join us as we kick off Catholic Schools Week with an Open House at Sacred Heart Academy!

All school faculty will be taking or renewing the Oath of Fidelity to the Magisterium at the 10:30 am Mass on Sunday, January 27th.

The Open House will follow in the Academy from noon to 3:00 pm. Everyone is welcome to come tour the school, speak to faculty and families, and learn more about how we strive to assist families, form Catholics, and cultivate culture. This is a great opportunity to invite grandparents, neighbors, friends, fellow parishioners, and more to tour our school and learn more about what we do! We hope to see you there!
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A New Convent – Help Needed

The Sisters are moving a few doors down to their new home! We need help moving their belongings to the new convent. PLEASE consider spending a few hours to help as they need to be moved out of their current location by the end of the month. We need movers and cleaners alike and will be working on the following days:

  • Saturday January 19 from 12-4pm
  • Saturday January 26 from 9-2pm

Please go to:  Sign Up Genius

or call the parish office to register, so we know how many people to expect. Thank you!

2 days ago

Sacred Heart of Jesus

Please pray for our March for Life participants!Sacred Heart high schoolers spent last Saturday making fleece baby blankets for the moms at HELP Crisis Pregnancy Center.

This Wednesday, the same group leaves for the March for Life in Washington DC. Please pray for this group as they protest for the right to life and pray for the conversion of doctors, workers, and parents involved in abortions. Our Lady of Guadalupe, pray for us!
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Sacred Heart of Jesus

Academy Open House coming up!!Please join us as we kick off Catholic Schools Week with an Open House at Sacred Heart Academy!

All school faculty will be taking or renewing the Oath of Fidelity to the Magisterium at the 10:30 am Mass on Sunday, January 27th.

The Open House will follow in the Academy from noon to 3:00 pm. Everyone is welcome to come tour the school, speak to faculty and families, and learn more about how we strive to assist families, form Catholics, and cultivate culture. This is a great opportunity to invite grandparents, neighbors, friends, fellow parishioners, and more to tour our school and learn more about what we do! We hope to see you there!
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Cherish 2019

Mark your calendars! Cherish 2019  will take place on Saturday, February 2nd at the Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park! Register Here

 

2 days ago

Sacred Heart of Jesus

Please pray for our March for Life participants!Sacred Heart high schoolers spent last Saturday making fleece baby blankets for the moms at HELP Crisis Pregnancy Center.

This Wednesday, the same group leaves for the March for Life in Washington DC. Please pray for this group as they protest for the right to life and pray for the conversion of doctors, workers, and parents involved in abortions. Our Lady of Guadalupe, pray for us!
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2 days ago

Sacred Heart of Jesus

Academy Open House coming up!!Please join us as we kick off Catholic Schools Week with an Open House at Sacred Heart Academy!

All school faculty will be taking or renewing the Oath of Fidelity to the Magisterium at the 10:30 am Mass on Sunday, January 27th.

The Open House will follow in the Academy from noon to 3:00 pm. Everyone is welcome to come tour the school, speak to faculty and families, and learn more about how we strive to assist families, form Catholics, and cultivate culture. This is a great opportunity to invite grandparents, neighbors, friends, fellow parishioners, and more to tour our school and learn more about what we do! We hope to see you there!
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THE 5th ANNUAL CHRISTMAS MARKET WRAPS UP

As we look to the feast of Christmas this week, we look back on another successful year for our Christmas Market. This “success” was measured by the smiling faces of the 35+ families and over 125 children of our community who were nominated and given the opportunity to shop for new toys for their children at substantially reduced rates. Our Christmas Market allowed the adults to select and buy these gifts for themselves, offering them the gift of dignity to be able to provide for their children with the assistance of a caring community.

As always, this Christmas Market would NOT have been possible without your very generous support. We thank you for your gracious donations of toys and money. Please know that ALL of your donations played a role in making some very special moments for our families. The parents were able to walk through a winter wonderland provided by Alyssa VanderHyde, filled with joyful songs from The Crossroad Fiddlers, Mary Black and Jonathan Bading and singers as they selected an average of 3 toys per child with assistance of Regan LaMothe and his Knights of Columbus who were present from check-in through check-out and transported those who were in need! Kelly Nachtegal and her wrapping crew did a wonderful job as did Patti Wiktorowski with the tree decoration with further added to the atmosphere. Thanks to Marijo Forrester, Barb Menardie and Thea Walsh, the children were treated to an area of fun, crafts, shopping for their siblings and even pictures with our very own St. Nicholas. Thanks Deacon Bob! All our volunteers, of which there were so many helpful hands, were well fed by the St. Vincent dePaul society.

A special THANK YOU to our corporate sponsors as well. Please show your support and frequent these businesses! Joey’s Tavern, Lake Michigan Mechanical, Mapes Insurance, Meijer, Rylee’s Ace Hardware, MSSFA, Micron Manufacturing, Builder’s Buddy and the Polish Falcons. This event is truly an example of loving our Heavenly Father through kindness and love for our neighbor!

2 days ago

Sacred Heart of Jesus

Please pray for our March for Life participants!Sacred Heart high schoolers spent last Saturday making fleece baby blankets for the moms at HELP Crisis Pregnancy Center.

This Wednesday, the same group leaves for the March for Life in Washington DC. Please pray for this group as they protest for the right to life and pray for the conversion of doctors, workers, and parents involved in abortions. Our Lady of Guadalupe, pray for us!
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2 days ago

Sacred Heart of Jesus

Academy Open House coming up!!Please join us as we kick off Catholic Schools Week with an Open House at Sacred Heart Academy!

All school faculty will be taking or renewing the Oath of Fidelity to the Magisterium at the 10:30 am Mass on Sunday, January 27th.

The Open House will follow in the Academy from noon to 3:00 pm. Everyone is welcome to come tour the school, speak to faculty and families, and learn more about how we strive to assist families, form Catholics, and cultivate culture. This is a great opportunity to invite grandparents, neighbors, friends, fellow parishioners, and more to tour our school and learn more about what we do! We hope to see you there!
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Sacred Heart makes Catholic Schools-DOGR Most Visited Blog List

We’ve enjoyed many blessings this year in our school and parish. Find out which blessing was the most-visited blog post mentioned in Catholic Schools 4 U Article.

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Sacred Heart of Jesus

Please pray for our March for Life participants!Sacred Heart high schoolers spent last Saturday making fleece baby blankets for the moms at HELP Crisis Pregnancy Center.

This Wednesday, the same group leaves for the March for Life in Washington DC. Please pray for this group as they protest for the right to life and pray for the conversion of doctors, workers, and parents involved in abortions. Our Lady of Guadalupe, pray for us!
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2 days ago

Sacred Heart of Jesus

Academy Open House coming up!!Please join us as we kick off Catholic Schools Week with an Open House at Sacred Heart Academy!

All school faculty will be taking or renewing the Oath of Fidelity to the Magisterium at the 10:30 am Mass on Sunday, January 27th.

The Open House will follow in the Academy from noon to 3:00 pm. Everyone is welcome to come tour the school, speak to faculty and families, and learn more about how we strive to assist families, form Catholics, and cultivate culture. This is a great opportunity to invite grandparents, neighbors, friends, fellow parishioners, and more to tour our school and learn more about what we do! We hope to see you there!
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Men’s Basement Bathroom

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Follow Me: Bible Study-Begins Jan. 29

What does your relationship with Christ look like? Do you see Jesus as simply a great teacher? A prophet? A man of great wisdom? Or do you see him as more? Jesus calls us to be more than simply believers—he calls us to be his disciples and his friends. Do you consider yourself a disciple and friend of Christ? The Gospel of John shows us that God became like us; he became a man so that we could become like him and grow closer to him. Follow Me: Meeting Jesus in the Gospel of John is your guide to a personal encounter with Christ. We will begin Follow Me on Tuesday, January 29 at 7:00 pm. For more information or to register, contact Bettie McClintic @ bambushka@ameritech.net or call the Parish Office at 616-459-8362.

2 days ago

Sacred Heart of Jesus

Please pray for our March for Life participants!Sacred Heart high schoolers spent last Saturday making fleece baby blankets for the moms at HELP Crisis Pregnancy Center.

This Wednesday, the same group leaves for the March for Life in Washington DC. Please pray for this group as they protest for the right to life and pray for the conversion of doctors, workers, and parents involved in abortions. Our Lady of Guadalupe, pray for us!
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2 days ago

Sacred Heart of Jesus

Academy Open House coming up!!Please join us as we kick off Catholic Schools Week with an Open House at Sacred Heart Academy!

All school faculty will be taking or renewing the Oath of Fidelity to the Magisterium at the 10:30 am Mass on Sunday, January 27th.

The Open House will follow in the Academy from noon to 3:00 pm. Everyone is welcome to come tour the school, speak to faculty and families, and learn more about how we strive to assist families, form Catholics, and cultivate culture. This is a great opportunity to invite grandparents, neighbors, friends, fellow parishioners, and more to tour our school and learn more about what we do! We hope to see you there!
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Men’s Basement Bathroom

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The Men’s bathroom in the basement of the Church is CLOSED until further notice. Please DO NOT USE IT. Thank you for your cooperation.
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Ember Days – Dates of Observation

For those who have misplaced their reparation booklet or weren’t able to get one, below is an excerpt outlining the tradition of the Ember Days and how the parishioners of Sacred Heart are encouraged to observe it.

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Fasting & Abstinence will be a powerful means of reparation during our Nine Month Novena. Accordingly, Sacred Heart will observe communal days of fasting & abstinence known as the Ember Days of the Liturgical cycle. Please make note of the dates and encourage others to take up this practice for the sanctification and good of the Church.

  • December 19, 21, 22 (Advent III)
  • March 13, 15, 16 (Lent I)
  • June 12, 14, 15 (Octave of Pentecost)

What are the Ember Days?

“At the beginning of the four seasons of the Ecclesiastical Year, the Ember Days have been instituted by the Church to thank God for blessings obtained during the past year and to implore further graces for the new season. Their importance in the Church was formerly very great. They are fixed on the Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday: after the First Sunday of Lent for Spring, after Whitsunday for Summer, after the Feast of the Exultation of the Holy Cross (14th of September) for Autumn, and after the Third Sunday of Advent for Winter. They are intended also to consecrate to God the various seasons in nature, and traditionally to prepare by penance those who are about to be ordained. Traditionally ordinations would generally take place on Ember Days. The faithful ought to pray on these days for good Priests. The Ember Days were once fast-days of obligation.” (Roman Missal)

“The days of fasting and abstinence of Ember Days, made allowance of one full meal, with meat at the principal meal only, except on Fridays where complete abstinence was required. The Code of Canon Law of 1983 no longer requires the observance of these fasting and abstinence rules for Ember Days. The Ember Days also are no longer universally marked on the General Roman Calendar. In the 1969 Calendar the observance of Ember Days was left to the discretion of the conference of bishops, and can be adjusted and expanded. In the USA most bishops have chosen to not officially observe Ember Days, but in other countries they are observed. While Ember Days are not part of the whole community worship, personal observance at home or small communities is not discouraged.” (Jennifer Gregory Miller – www.catholicculture.org)

2 days ago

Sacred Heart of Jesus

Please pray for our March for Life participants!Sacred Heart high schoolers spent last Saturday making fleece baby blankets for the moms at HELP Crisis Pregnancy Center.

This Wednesday, the same group leaves for the March for Life in Washington DC. Please pray for this group as they protest for the right to life and pray for the conversion of doctors, workers, and parents involved in abortions. Our Lady of Guadalupe, pray for us!
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2 days ago

Sacred Heart of Jesus

Academy Open House coming up!!Please join us as we kick off Catholic Schools Week with an Open House at Sacred Heart Academy!

All school faculty will be taking or renewing the Oath of Fidelity to the Magisterium at the 10:30 am Mass on Sunday, January 27th.

The Open House will follow in the Academy from noon to 3:00 pm. Everyone is welcome to come tour the school, speak to faculty and families, and learn more about how we strive to assist families, form Catholics, and cultivate culture. This is a great opportunity to invite grandparents, neighbors, friends, fellow parishioners, and more to tour our school and learn more about what we do! We hope to see you there!
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Men’s Basement Bathroom

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Women’s Study Group

Please consider joining the SHoJ Women’s Study Group, beginning on Thursday, January 17, 2019. We will meet at the home of Teresa Palasek, 1421 8th Street NW, GR 49504 in the Ridgewood neighborhood, just 1.5 miles from Sacred Heart. Please note this is a new location. We will be reading Elizabeth Scalia’s Little Sins Mean a Lot: Kicking Our Bad Habits before They Kick Us. This is the perfect book for Lenten preparation! Please call, text, or email Teresa to sign up and reserve your spot in this dynamic, multi-generational group! Contact teresap63@comcast.net We would love to have you join us!

2 days ago

Sacred Heart of Jesus

Please pray for our March for Life participants!Sacred Heart high schoolers spent last Saturday making fleece baby blankets for the moms at HELP Crisis Pregnancy Center.

This Wednesday, the same group leaves for the March for Life in Washington DC. Please pray for this group as they protest for the right to life and pray for the conversion of doctors, workers, and parents involved in abortions. Our Lady of Guadalupe, pray for us!
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2 days ago

Sacred Heart of Jesus

Academy Open House coming up!!Please join us as we kick off Catholic Schools Week with an Open House at Sacred Heart Academy!

All school faculty will be taking or renewing the Oath of Fidelity to the Magisterium at the 10:30 am Mass on Sunday, January 27th.

The Open House will follow in the Academy from noon to 3:00 pm. Everyone is welcome to come tour the school, speak to faculty and families, and learn more about how we strive to assist families, form Catholics, and cultivate culture. This is a great opportunity to invite grandparents, neighbors, friends, fellow parishioners, and more to tour our school and learn more about what we do! We hope to see you there!
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Men’s Basement Bathroom

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Upcoming Masses of Special Note

Christmas & Holiday Masses: Mark your calendars!

December 7: Vigil Mass (OF), 5:30pm

December 8: Low Mass (EF), 8:00 am

December 11: Rorate Mass (OF Sung), 7:45am

December 24: Vigil Mass (OF), 5:30pm

December 24/25: Midnight Mass (OF)

December 25: Mass (OF), 9:00am

December 25: High Mass (EF), 11:00am

January 1: Mass (OF), 9am

January 1: High Mass (EF), 11am

 

2 days ago

Sacred Heart of Jesus

Please pray for our March for Life participants!Sacred Heart high schoolers spent last Saturday making fleece baby blankets for the moms at HELP Crisis Pregnancy Center.

This Wednesday, the same group leaves for the March for Life in Washington DC. Please pray for this group as they protest for the right to life and pray for the conversion of doctors, workers, and parents involved in abortions. Our Lady of Guadalupe, pray for us!
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2 days ago

Sacred Heart of Jesus

Academy Open House coming up!!Please join us as we kick off Catholic Schools Week with an Open House at Sacred Heart Academy!

All school faculty will be taking or renewing the Oath of Fidelity to the Magisterium at the 10:30 am Mass on Sunday, January 27th.

The Open House will follow in the Academy from noon to 3:00 pm. Everyone is welcome to come tour the school, speak to faculty and families, and learn more about how we strive to assist families, form Catholics, and cultivate culture. This is a great opportunity to invite grandparents, neighbors, friends, fellow parishioners, and more to tour our school and learn more about what we do! We hope to see you there!
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Men’s Basement Bathroom

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The Men’s bathroom in the basement of the Church is CLOSED until further notice. Please DO NOT USE IT. Thank you for your cooperation.
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