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.
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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Stay informed on how our Parish is managing its ministry during this health crisis. Father Robert talks to us about what is open, what is closed and how we can continue to be in community together.
Click here to view: Video Message #1 Coronavirus – Father Sirico
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Roch was born in France and at the age of 20 Following the death of his parents, he traveled to Rome where he dedicated himself to caring for victims of plague Many cures were attributed to his care and prayers Roch himself contracted the plague and never recovered One legend tells us that Roch wandered into the forest, planning to die there alone He was befriended by a dog who kept him alive by bringing him food taken from his master’s table When Roch returned to France, he was imprisoned by an uncle who didn’t recognize him He died in prison at the age of 30 His identity was discovered only after his death Roch became one of the most popular saints in Western Europe and is honored as a miracle worker He has often been invoked during times of plague Saint Roch is often depicted dressed as a pilgrim, with a walking staff, broad brimmed hat, and a pilgrim’s shell (a symbol of the pilgrimage to the great shrine of Saint James in Compostela, Spain) Roch’s dog is also a common element in images of the saint from The Roman Missal – Common of Holy Men and Women – For One Saint S
The Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat for healing after abortion will help those who have been through abortion with forgiveness, experience the mercy of God, and grieve the loss of your unborn child or children. Retreats are open to women, men, and couples. For more information or to register contact Maggie Walsh at email@example.com. All inquiries are confidential. Financial aid is also available. Our desire is to have you there with us.
Confession is available every Saturday from 3 until 4:30pm. When school is in session Confession is also available for parents Thursdays from 2:45 until 3:20pm and for students in grades 8-12 on Monday mornings at 7:30am. Our priests will always try to be available a half hour before our principal Sunday Masses at 10am and noon, however please note that this is only possible when we have extra priests available who are not offering Mass. When available confession will conclude at the Our Father so that the priest can assist with Holy Communion.
Confession is always available by appointment or upon request if the priest has the time available both for individuals or groups (prayer group, apostolate, sports team) that would like the sacrament to be made available. St. Paul warns us against receiving Holy Communion unworthily. If you are aware of grave sin please make every effort to get to confession as soon as possible. Finally, while we encourage devotional confessions, in charity consider those who may need confession particularly once Mass begins.