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Enrollment into the Brown Scapular-Our Lady of Mt. Carmel

The Feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel is Thursday, July 16th.  An opportunity for Enrollment into the Brown Scapular for any parishioner who would like to is being offered after the morning Mass on Thursday, July 16th.

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Parish Prayer List – Updated as of July 5, 2020

Sacred Heart of Jesus is keeping in contact with all parishioners during this time of Covid-19 quarantine.  Most of our parishioners are doing ok at this time and many have engaged in the effort to meet temporal needs expressed.  Some of our parishioners have expressed prayer needs. In our efforts to remain united and supportive to each other in our parish we will be keeping a list of prayer needs.  We are calling on all in our parish community to begin praying for these needs. Let’s support each other and be united in our prayer. If you have a specific request please either contact the person who left their contact information with you when the parish made its most recent round of calls or contact the parish office.   If your prayer has been answered on the list let us know. We want to give God the Glory!  

Specific prayers have been requested for:

• Families going through trials
• Unborn babies with health issues
• Repose of the souls of those who have passed
• Those with health issues
• Thanksgiving for the safe and healthy arrival of new babies
• Tom and Hope Novakoski joined in holy matrimony on June 13th
• Patrice and Rick Mitchell joined in holy matrimony on June 20th
• Success in a new treatment for parishioner’s son
• Richard Karminski
• Parishioner’s daughter in law for her physical recovery. She is a candidate in
their Denver parish.
• Repose of the soul of parishioner’s family member who died last week of
pneumonia and COVID-19
• parishioner’s miscarriage and subsequent trouble conceiving
• Salvation of parishioner’s son who has been away from church, struggling with
alcohol addiction and in trouble with law.
• Parishioner who is a single mother
• Parishioner’s spouse who is in Italy
• Parishioner’s family
• Parishioner’s sister who died on Christmas Eve
• Strength and trust in God
• Parishioner’s friends with financial strain
• Father Sirico’s relations in Italy
• Parishioner’s infant with a severe medical condition
• For recently deceased and those who mourn them
• New baby
• Parishioner’s small business
• Parishioner’s daughter who works for local hospital
• Elderly parents who live far away
• Friend who is pregnant who is a nurse and for family’s conversion
• Parishioner being laid off.
• Parishioner’s recovery from vertigo and headaches
• Parishioner who just turned 89
• Parishioner’s daughter who is a pulmonary nurse
• Parishioners who are homeschooling
• Parishioner’s health problems and healing of relationships
• Parishioner’s healing from triple bypass heart surgery

 

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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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CALLED TO THE PERMANENT DIACONATE

The process of forming the next cohort of permanent deacons will begin soon. To be considered, an applicant must be a Roman Catholic man at least 35 years of age, an active member of his parish, and live within the diocese. He must be in good health, of sound moral character, mature faith, regular practice in the sacramental life of the Church, and have a sense of vocation to service. If married, he must be in a strong, valid, Catholic marriage for a minimum of five years and have the support of his wife and family. If unmarried, he must be willing and able to commit to celibacy. Applicants should be no older than in their early sixties. Those admitted should be prepared to commit themselves to the formation process for at least the next four years, beginning in the fall of 2021. Applicants should have a substantial history of active service to their parish, have the written approval of their pastor, and meet various other admission requirements. There are no special educational requirements.

The deadline for inquiries to the Diocesan Aspirancy Process is November 15, 2020. All men who are interested in more information and/or applying are asked to contact Pattie Reynolds, Vocations Administrative Assistant, Diocese of Grand Rapids, for an appointment: preynolds@dioceseofgrandrapids.org or 616-288- 0910.

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Catholic Biblical School of Michigan

Ever wonder about the Biblical roots of our Catholic faith? Wish you could deeply read and understand Scripture? Starting this September, the Catholic Biblical School of Michigan is partnering with Sacred Heart of Jesus parish to start a new class-cohort Wednesdays 7-9 pm in Cebelak Hall. CBSM exists to grow disciples in and through God’s Word with an in-depth study of the entire Bible led by seminary professors, so that our faith as Catholics is vibrant and more deeply rooted in Christ. Through donations, CBSM is accessible to all with 100% of requests for financial aid granted. Learn more by visiting cbsmich.org/new or call 586-438-3085 for more information.

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Appointed in June by Pope Francis, he is currently serving as apostolic administrator of the Diocese of Gaylord.

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Daily Reflections and Prayer – Sacred Heart Parish GR

Fr. Robert Sirico and Fr. Ron Floyd deliver Scripture reflections and prayer beginning in Lent continuing through the COVID-19 pandemic via video as they lead their flock through this COVID-19 health crisis.

March 29, 2020 Father Sirico’s Welcome Back to Church

These links below take you to the same playlist on our YouTube Channel. We are limited in how many can be linked here, however, feel free to explore several playlists we have created on the Sacred Heart Parish & Academy GR YouTube channel and watch videos from our Homilies, Sisters, Daily Reflections and more. If you look through our “channels” tab, you will see links to Fr. Sirico’s personal channel, Fr. Ron’s personal channel, and the Academy as well as other channels we feel connected to in some way. They are also linked separately here:

Take me to the Parish YouTube Reflections Playlist

Take me to Father Ron Floyd’s YouTube Channel

Take me to Father Sirico’s YouTube Channel

 

To receive notifications, after clicking the reflection, subscribe to our Sacred Heart Parish & Academy  YouTube channel, and click on the bell icon.

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Videos of Virtual Town Hall Meetings

Round 2

Missed the second round? ? If you missed one or both of our First Town Hall Meetings in the second round, please enjoy them here! Content in the meetings was the same.

Thursday, May 21, 4:45 PM

Second Town Hall Meeting – Round 2

Chat Questions & Answers  Round 2, Mtg 2)

Monday, May 18, 4:45 PM

First Town Hall Meeting – Round 2

Chat Question & Answers  Round 2, Mtg 1

Dear Sacred Heart Parishioners,

May the resurrected Lord be with you all!  As we march through the Easter season toward Pentecost I would like us to “get together” once again, if for no other reason than that I miss you all! To that end I would like to initiate another round of virtual town hall meetings.  Even though the public Masses have been suspended and the parish office has been closed, rest assured my brother priests and I have been offering our Masses for you and that the staff and volunteers of Sacred Heart have been working diligently to see that all of you have been contacted and needs addressed.  I would like to update you on several things coming up in our parish and in the community and give you a glimpse of what our return might look like going forward.  The town halls will mirror the format as the first round where the content will be the same but that you have two opportunities to join. The only difference will be that on Thursday we will have a brief prayer time in honor of our Lord’s Ascension into Heaven.  That will be at the outset of the town hall, if for those attending on Monday, you may wish to us just for the beginning on Ascension Thursday.  So, the first is Monday May 18th at 4:45pm and the second is Thursday May 21st at 4:45pm.  The link is: https://meet.google.com/txn-rrsd-hro I look forward to seeing you all soon.

Yours in Christ,

Fr. Robert

 


Round 1

Missed the first one? ? If you missed one or both of our First Town Hall Meetings, please enjoy them here! Content in the meetings was the same.

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Second Town Hall Meeting Video

Chat Questions & Answers – Mtg 2

Thursday, April 16, 2020

First Town Hall Meeting

Chat Questions & Answers – Mtg 1

For those of you who joined in either of these meetings or both, it was so nice to see you and hear from you all. This is a great way to put new faces and names together, too!

 


First Letter from Father Sirico:

Dear Sacred Heart of Jesus Family:

I thought it would be a good idea for us to gather as a community for one of two Town Hall Meetings which I am planning to host following Easter. I wanted to share with you some thoughts that I hope will be encouraging, and frankly just wanted to get us to connect as a community. I miss being with you all personally, but thanks to technology we have at least a virtual opportunity to “get together”. You will be able to hear and see me, and we can also arrange for you to comment or ask questions. The first was Thursday April 16 at 4:45pm and the second is April 21 at 4:45pm via Google Meet: meet.google.com/rwg-kvrs-mxv

The platform holds 250 people so if you can’t get in, it’s because we’re at capacity so plan to join the second. Know of my love and prayers in these coming holy days. Fr. Robert

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Monthly Memorial Association

WHAT IS THE “SACRED HEART MONTHLY MEMORIAL AND INTENTIONS”? The SACRED HEART Monthly Memorial and Intentions is a special offering made by parishioners of SACRED HEART, through which your intentions are remembered at a special Mass to be celebrated each month throughout the entire year.

WHY START SUCH A MEMORIAL? This Monthly Memorial fulfills many of your requests for monthly prayer for your special intentions or for those loved ones who are deceased; your intentions will be listed each week on the back of the parish bulletin. Your offering of $75.00 per year will help to support the parish.

WHAT IS THE REQUESTED OFFERING? A yearly offering of $75.00 is asked for the intentions to be remembered at this Mass, to be celebrated each month. You are all welcome to attend this Mass. HOW

DO I LIST MY INTENTIONS? You may list your intentions one of two ways. As one individual name: Mary Jones or you may list family groupings: The Jones Family. Multiple names may be listed but require an additional offering of $75.00 for each name listed.

WHEN WILL THESE MASSES BEGIN? As the memorial begins to form, and intentions are submitted, we will begin the Masses in June of this year. The “intention year” will then be from June to June. And then we begin again. If you wish to continue having your intentions remembered at these Masses, you will be asked to renew your offering each year.

HOW DO I BECOME PART OF THE “SACRED HEART MONTHLY MEMORIAL AND INTENTIONS”? Complete the Parish Monthly Memorial Form and return it to the parish office as soon as possible, with your offering of $75.00.

WHAT IF I HAVE FURTHER QUESTIONS? Feel free to call the parish office at (616)459-8362, during business hours. We will be happy to answer your questions concerning the memorial. To Sign Up, Please Call the temporary parish number (616) 287-0256

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