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Sacred Heart Parish is a Catholic Parish located in Polonia, Wisconsin
Our parish family warmly welcomes you to join us at any time!
We pray that God will keep you safe and in the protective care of Mary our Mother during these trying times.
Jesus I Trust in You
PARISH RESPONSE TO THE COVID-19 VIRUS
Father Guanella will be celebrating the Triduum privately. As such, Sacred Heart church will be closed to the public on Friday afternoon from 2:30-4:30pm. The church will be open on Friday for private prayer from 7:00am-2:30pm, and then again from 4:30-7:00pm.
A reminder that you can participate in the entire Triduum with Bishop Callahan via live Mass streams. Enter here for more information.
Blessed palms are available at the handicap entrance to church. You may also bring in your old palms to have them properly cared for.
Fr. Guanella has put together a PDF of the Mass Readings & Prayers for Holy Week. You may view and/or download it from this link. Enter here for information regarding live Mass streams during Holy Week with Bishop Callahan.
As is usual for Holy Saturday, just a reminder that the Sacrament of Reconciliation will not be offered on Holy Saturday (Apr 11th). You may still go to confession at Sacred Heart this upcoming Wednesday (Apr 8th).
First Communions have been postponed until the health crisis has passed. We will let you know as soon as we are able to reschedule.
The parish office is now closed to the public. Please mail, e-mail, or telephone the office for any needs or concerns.
Location change for the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Confessions will now be heard through the screen door of the east rectory porch. Please look for a sign.
As you are aware, due to the coronavirus situation, all parish events, including daily and weekend Masses, have been canceled until further notice. Below you will find direct links to various online resources which you are invited to use to help you spiritually during this difficult time.
Please note that our church will remain open daily, Monday through Sunday, from 7:00am-5:00pm for private prayer. Please use either the handicap or the front east side door for entry.
While all public Masses are suspended, Fr. Guanella will still personally say private Masses each day for the scheduled Mass intentions and for the people of the parish. Father encourages all to practice a spiritual communion with the Lord. A short Spiritual Communion prayer can be found below.
The Sacrament of Reconciliation will continue to be offered on Wednesdays from 3:30-5:30pm and on Saturdays from 2:30-4:00pm
Regularly scheduled and Lenten home visits and communion calls are suspended. If there is an emergency situation (that is, end of life), please do not hesitate to contact the parish or Father Guanella’s emergency line in order for the sacraments to be administered. Special procedures are currently in place.
The parish bulletin will continue to be published weekly. It will be available at the church entrances and online.
Weekly offerings may be mailed or dropped off at the parish office (use the drop box located on the parish porch) or placed in the receptacles located in church. Consider signing up for ACH withdrawl. The form and instructions can be downloaded from our site. As a third alternative you may make an electronic donation by using this link: (You will receive full credit for your donation, however, please know there is a 3% bank processing fee charged to the parish for use of this service.)
Know that Fr. Guanalla is praying for you daily, especially during his private Masses.
Wash your hands, stay healthy, and may God bless you!
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Current Parish News & Events
Via Lucis (Way of the Light)
In this weekend's bulletin article, Father Guanella recommends we pray a devotion known as the Stations of the Resurrection or the Via Lucis. These stations complement the Stations of the Cross or the Via Crucis. These stations meditate on the various appearances of Jesus—from his Resurrection to his Ascension—in which he showed his glory to the disciples who awaited the coming of the Holy Spirit, strengthened their faith, brought to completion his teaching on the Kingdom and more closely defined the sacramental and hierarchical structure of the Church. https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/resources/liturgy/easter-season/via-lucis-way-of-the-light
Seal the Doorposts
The Marian Fathers at the National Shrine of the Divine Mercy are encouraging families to seal their doorposts with the image of the Merciful Jesus (the Divine Mercy Image). Copies of the image are available at the entrances to the church. View this brief video explaining this call. https://www.thedivinemercy.org/articles/seal-doorposts
COVID At Home Resources
The Diocese has created a new webpage to provide a wealth of resources for families during this time of quarantine: https://diolc.org/marriage/at-homefamily-faith-building-resources/ A specific resource is being created with activities & ideas for families to celebrate Holy Week at home.
FORMED – The Catholic Faith. On Demand
FORMED – which some people call “Catholic Netflix” – is offering your family free access for 40 days to all of their resources, and you can stream all of their content 24 hours a day!
Daily Mass and Readings Resources
The Cathedral Live Stream Schedule is available at diolc.org/live
Live Holy Thursday with Bishop Callahan – 5:00 pm
Live Good Friday with Bishop Callahan – Noon
Live Holy Saturday with Bishop Callahan – 7:00 pm
Live Easter Sunday with Bishop Callahan – 9:30 am
You may view/download Fr. Guanella's Mass Readings & Prayers for Holy Week here.
Live Daily Mass (Monday-Saturday) from the Cathedral at diolc.org/live
Mass in English – 8 am Mass in Spanish – 8:30am
EWTN offers the daily readings to enable viewers to accompany the Mass of the day as it is televised. https://www.ewtn.com/catholicism/daily-readings
Magnificat is honored to provide complimentary access to their online version to help people pray from home during this pandemic. https://us.magnificat.net/free
Give Us This Day offers similar access to their publication.
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops provides online access to the daily readings and other information. http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/
Word on Fire with Bishop Robert Barron. Stream Daily Mass online at:
Relevant Radio broadcasts Mass at 7:30am every day and also at 9:00am on Sundays.
FM 92.9 | 93.9 | 94.5 https://relevantradio.com/
Stations of the Cross
There is a beautiful TV version of the Stations of the Cross available on YouTube for your participation at home. As you pray each Station, enjoy the beautiful images and living performances provided that really encourage your thoughts and presence into the actual events of our Lord’s death and crucifixion as you pray each Station.
When we are unable to receive Jesus in the Holy Eucharist the Church encourages us to make an act of “spiritual communion,” where we unite ourselves to God through prayer. It is a beautiful way to express to God our desire to be united with him when we are unable to complete that union in the reception of Holy Communion. Spiritual Communion Prayer