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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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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

CLOSED—DO NOT USE

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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Men’s Basement Bathroom CLOSED—DO NOT USE

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.

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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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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Men’s Basement Bathroom

CLOSED—DO NOT USE

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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Thank You from HELP Pregnancy Crisis Aid

Dear Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish Community,

Advent is about bringing Jesus to others, thank you for the generosity shown to the many HELP families that attended the Christmas Market day for gifts for their children. They are so thankful and share with us how they enjoy spending their time with you. This partnership for the Advent season has an amazing impact and strengthens our outreach into the community.

Thank you and may the blessings you bestow on us return to you a hundredfold.

Paula Veneklase, Director HELP Pregnancy Crisis Aid

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

CLOSED—DO NOT USE

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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Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

f you are interested in learning the Catholic Faith or in joining the Catholic Church, then consider our RCIA program. For further information, contact Michael Tober, Director of Religious Education, at dre@sacredheartgr.org 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

CLOSED—DO NOT USE

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Meals for Moms “How do I support Life?”

If you have asked yourself this question I have an answer for you right here in your own parish! For several years now, Sacred Heart of Jesus has had a very special outreach called Meals for Moms. A dedicated group of meal providers stand at the ready to provide a meal when a parish family welcomes home a new child. This seemingly small act, multiplied by many, helps parish families feel loved and supported as they bring a new child into their home. We have provided hundreds of meals to parishioners over the years. It is no secret that Sacred Heart is growing, and Praise God!

We greatly need more meal providers. Please consider joining our ranks. All you need is an active email address and a willingness to prepare and deliver a meal when you are able. It is a really easy way to support LIFE in your own parish, and get to know your fellow parishioners! Please contact Cheri Phelps at (616) 258-0306 to be added to the list of meal providers.

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

CLOSED—DO NOT USE

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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Reporting Sexual Abuse

The Catholic Diocese of Grand Rapids has a policy regarding reporting and dealing with sexual abuse. Any person having reasonable cause to suspect past or present sexual abuse by a religious member (bishop, priest, deacon, nun, brother, etc.) or by any person acting under the authority or apparent authority of the church, is urged to contact the Victim Assistance Coordinator: Diocese of Grand Rapids 360 Division Avenue S Grand Rapids, MI 49503 616-243-0491 Alternatively, you may contact the Michigan Attorney General either through its toll-free hotline at 844-324-3374 (Mon. through Fri., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) or by email aginvestigations@michigan.gov To read letters from Bishop Walkowiak to the faithful or to learn more about safe environment efforts in the Diocese of Grand Rapids, visit Diocese of Grand Rapids

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 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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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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