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Sign Ups Available for 11am & 12:30pm Sunday Masses through October 18

To sign up for Mass, click here: SUNDAY 11am & 12:30pm SIGN-UP

We are asking parishioners to sign up once again for the 11:00am and 12:30pm Sunday Masses from now through October 18. You do not need to sign up for any other Mass except the 11 and 12:30 Sunday Masses.

Please be considerate and do not sign up for the every single weekend at that time, but rather try to attend a different Mass time to allows others a chance to attend the highly desired Masses.

Don’t forget to bring your masks!


If you typically attend 11am or 12:30pm and the sign-up is full, PLEASE be considerate and try out another Mass time. Remember, the Saturday 4:30pm (OF) and Sunday 9:30am (EF) Masses, that while designed for the vulnerable, anyone is allowed to attend but masks are strictly enforced.

Review our Parishioner Guidelines

 

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Cajetani Apostolate being formed at Sacred Heart

Are you seeking assistance professionally or vocationally? In the spirit of community support, Sacred Heart is launching a new apostolate to provide mentorship to professionals, entrepreneurs, and those seeking vocation in our parish; it is named “Cajetani” after St. Cajetan, patron Saint of job seekers.

Why? Aware that there has been some general job uncertainty we want to have a sound community network in place should anyone in our community find themselves out of work. We also know that 80% of all job seekers will likely have the help of someone in their network in landing that next job. Our goal is to let people know that they are supported by the Catholic community in their time of need. 

How? Our goal is simply to support job seekers/mentees by giving them access to volunteer mentors.  We anticipate that the specific needs will vary, and the structure of the program is meant to be flexible to allow the Holy Spirit to have room to work in both mentor and mentee.

 

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Sacrament of Baptism Preparation Classes

Families who are expecting the birth of a new child please remember to contact the parish office regarding preparation for the Sacrament of Baptism.  The following dates are reserved in the parish for this sacramental preparation.  Please register in advance either by contacting the parish office at 616-459-8362 or by emailing Michael Tober the Director of Religious Education at dre@sacredheartgr.org:
Thursday, September 24th
6pm-7pm
Cebelak Hall
Thursday, January 21st
6pm-7pm
Cebelak Hall
Thursday, April 29th
6pm-7pm
Cebelak Hall

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Update from our Bishop – as of July 23, 2020

The Bishop has extended the dispensation for all Catholics within the territory of the Diocese of Grand Rapids from their obligation of attending Sunday Mass through September 7, 2020. – Bishop Walkowiak

Read the latest communication from our Bishop here:

While there is an exemption for parishioners who “remove a mask while engaging in religious worship at a house of religious worship,” diocesan guidelines require parishioners wear a mask when participating in the celebration of Mass or a sacrament.  Please come to church with your mask and wear it unless you are medically unable to do so!
Bishop Walkowiak has extended the dispensation for all Catholics within the territory of the Diocese of Grand Rapids from their obligation of attending Sunday Mass through Labor Day, September 7

Bishop-Walkowiak-Letter-Parishioners-COVID-19-June-23-2020


Bishop Walkowiak has announced that beginning Friday, May 29, 2020 parishes in the Diocese of Grand Rapids may resume public Masses and liturgies if they are prepared. Reopening will take place carefully and in phases. Please see the Bishop’s letter below, along with the directives, from which Sacred Heart has based their own reopening SH Parishioner Guidelines for Returning Masses:

Bishop-Walkowiak-Letter-Parishioners-COVID-19-May-19-2020

Covid-19-Guidelines-for-Returning-to-Public-Mass-flyer-5-19-20


The Diocese of Grand Rapids has extended its suspension of ALL public Masses and other liturgical and devotional services through May 28, 2020. The dispensation from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass remains through June 30.

Bishop-Walkowiak-Letter-Parishioners-COVID-19-May-8-2020

Bishop-Walkowiak-Letter-Parishioners-COVID-19-May-8-2020-Spanish


Previous letters from the Bishop:

The Diocese of Grand Rapids has extended its cancellation of all public Masses and all other liturgical and devotional services, effective immediately, through May 17, 2020.

Bishop-Walkowiak-Letter-Parishioners-COVID-19-April-24-2020

In Spanish:

La Diócesis de Grand Rapids ha extendido su cancelación de todas las Misas públicas y de todos los demás servicios litúrgicos y devocionales, con efecto inmediato, hasta el 17 de mayo de 2020.

Bishop-Walkowiak-Letter-Parishioners-COVID-19-April-24-2020-Spanish

Bishop-Walkowiak-Holy-Week-Easter-Letter-2020

Bishop-Walkowiak-Holy-Week-Easter-Letter-2020-Spanish

 

 

 

 

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Friday Holy Hour of Reparation

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Sacred Heart hosts first Web-a-Thon this Fall 2020

Need something fun to look forward to? So do we! How about a Fall Web-a-Thon Fundraiser that will be as much if not more fun than the auctions we are known for? Ditch the masquerade masks, fire-up your devices, stock up on your favorite wine and put Saturday, September 26 from 6pm-9pm on your calendar. You and your family will be entertained for three full hours with a virtual video variety show, hosted by our very own Father Sirico! Special performances are being put together right now along with guest appearances, musical showcases, prize giveaways and shout-outs….all tailored for our Sacred Heart community! No tickets, no fancy clothes and no limits on how many people can attend (you don’t even have to wear pants!) We have “virtually” been working behind the scenes to bring you this telethon-style giving event you will never forget! Find out how you can attend individually or with a watch party by visiting www.shwebathon.com

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Volunteers needed to help after morning Masses

We are seeking for individuals to serve on one of 3 crews for light housekeeping in the church. The times are from the end of the morning mass for approximately 90 minutes. This is ideal for younger ladies or retirees that do not have little ones to worry about. It is a volunteer position. If we get enough volunteers, it would only require 90 mins, once per month. Please contact Shannon Leidel shannonleidel@gmail.com at or contact the parish office at (616) 493-8362 or parishoffice@sacredheartgr.org.

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WestFest 2020 Canceled

We regret to announce that due to the current crisis with COVID-19 and the inability to meet the safety regulations required by the city in a timely manner, we must officially cancel our WestFest 2020 carnival and fundraiser events.
 
We will continue to work on this and if there is any way we are able to meet regulations and offer a summer 2020 date for WestFest, we will. We will keep you posted on this page as well as the WestFest Facebook page and on our websites for the parish and academy.

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Sunday, June 21 Bulletin

Happy Father’s Day! This week’s bulletin may not be available on DiscoverMass. Here is it!

Sacred Heart Bulletin – June 21 2020

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A note from Father Sirico – June 5

A Note From Father Sirico – June 5

This Sunday we celebrate the Feast of the Holy Trinity, and as we approach this second weekend of public Masses, please take a moment to read a note from Father Sirico. Back to Mass – Weekend 2


Sacred Heart of Jesus Gradual Parish Reopening
Phase One Pentecost through the month of June

May 24, 2020

Dear Parishioners of Sacred Heart,

Ad majorem Dei gloriam! For the greater glory of God! 

We are excited to welcome you back to church as we enter Phase One of the gradual reopening process – just in time to celebrate the Feast of Pentecost (weekend of May 29 – June 1). This week, the Diocese of Grand Rapids communicated their guidelines to begin celebrating public Masses. Sacred Heart has coordinated procedures within these guidelines in order for our parishioners to return to Mass. It is expected careful consideration be given to diocesan and parish protocols when choosing to attend Mass alone and/or with your families.  

Clergy, staff and parish apostolates have been working diligently and thoughtfully to put these diocesan protocols in place in an effort to provide the safest environment in which to gather again in our Lord’s presence. This is new territory, therefore we humbly ask for your patience and kindness going forward.

Diocesan guidelines call for limited seating (25%) of our capacity which works out to 150 people. We are adding extra Masses to our weekend schedule, asking that all healthy parishioners sign-up prior to attending, and requesting that attendees bring their own face coverings/masks for all family members, ages 2 and up. In addition, we are modifying the church to identify single entry and exit points, removing shared items, and implementing rigorous cleaning efforts. 

In addition to four general-population Masses available, we are offering two Masses dedicated to the vulnerable population. If someone in your household is an at-risk individual, you may choose to attend one of these Masses as well. Face coverings/masks will be strictly enforced. If you consider yourself to be a high-risk individual; one who has a suppressed immune system or vulnerable to illness, please know that you will be prayed for, and you will receive dispensation through June 30 should you choose to stay home and participate in a virtual Mass. We trust you to make the best decision for yourself and your family regarding the choice to attend Mass. 

Daily Masses resume as previously scheduled on Friday, May 29. The parish office remains closed in compliance with the governor’s stay at home order. If you have any questions regarding reopening, please email Amber in the parish office at ahiske@sacredheartgr.org or contact our temporary phone number at 616-287-0256. 

All parish reopening guidelines as they relate to attending Mass at Sacred Heart can be found by clicking Parishioner Guidelines. Please read them thoroughly prior to signing up for Mass at the link below.

May God continue to bless you and your family. We look forward to seeing you at Mass soon.  

Yours in Christ,

Fr. Robert

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