Welcome to Sacred Heart Parish
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
UPDATED PARISH RESPONSE TO THE COVID-19 VIRUS
The dispensation from the obligation of attending Sunday and Holy Day Masses remains in effect for those who are vulnerable and have concerns returning to a public Mass. While the obligation remains dispensed, the commandment to keep holy the Sabbath remains. If you are unable to attend Mass or join the Mass on radio, TV, or via the Internet, then please keep the day holy through the reading of scripture, recitation of the Rosary, or other spiritual activities.
Know that Fr. Guanalla is praying for you daily.
Wash your hands, stay healthy, and may God bless you!
At Sacred Heart Parish:
We have limited 50% seating during weekend Masses. Mass times are 4:00pm on Saturday evening and 8:00am on Sunday morning. There is no need to call for reservations for normal weekend Masses.
Weekday Masses. Weekday Mass times at Sacred Heart are Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings at 8:15am. (Wednesday and Friday weekday Masses are held at St. Mary's Immaculate Conception church in Custer.)
Our church is 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.
The Sacrament of Reconciliation is offered Saturdays 2:45-3:45pm and on Thursday mornings from 7:30-8:00am. Due to the pandemic, penitents must confess behind the screen, although you may kneel, sit, or stand.
All parishioners are encouraged to pray especially for the end of the coronavirus outbreak, for those suffering from the virus, for the deceased, for our leaders and healthcare workers.
CURRENT PARISH NEWS & EVENTS
Pastoral Announcement (5/1/2021)
Father Guanella has been appointed Pastor of Our Lady Queen of Heaven Parish in Wisconsin Rapids, with residence at the parish rectory, effective July 6, 2021. Father Mark A. Miller, Pastor of St. Bridget Parish in Ettrick and St. Ansgar Parish in Blair has been appointed Pastor of Sacred Heart Parish in Polonia and Immaculate Conception Parish in Custer, with residence at Sacred Heart Parish rectory in Polonia, effective July 6, 2021. You will find more information in Fr. Guanella's bulletin article.
Please keep both Fr. Guanella and Fr. Miller in your prayers during this transitional period.
Celebrate Ascension Thursday
Thursday, May 13th at Sacred Heart Parish at 6:00pm. The diocesan Vicar General, Msgr. Joseph Diermeier, will celebrate a Missa Cantata in the Extraordinary Form (Traditional Latin Mass).
While the Ordinary Form moves Ascension to the next Sunday, the Extraordinary Form keeps the feast on Thursday.
St. Isidore Blessing
Saturday, May 15th, is the feast day of St. Isidore, the patron saint of farmers. After the 8:15am Mass, Father will bless seeds, plants, machinery, etc. outside the front of the church at approximately 9:00am. If you have farm machinery, please drive up to the front. Holy cards of St. Isidore will be available at the entrances of church next weekend.
Please join your Lord in Eucharistic Adoration on Thursday mornings from 7:00-8:00am - even if for a few minutes! He is waiting for you!
His Church is still here, His Church is you and me, and His Church still provides the great work of uplifting and inspiring those around us and leading each other to the Kingdom of Heaven.
If you have not received your letter and pledge card for this year's Annual Appeal please contact the parish office. If you would like, you may watch the annual appeal video. If you are interested in helping Sacred Heart Parish reach its goal, in addition to mailing or dropping off your contribution, you can conveniently donate online. IMPORTANT: When donating online, please be sure to designate your contribution to parish #532 Sacred Heart Parish-Polonia. Make an online donation.
Year of St Joseph
May 1, 2020 – December 8, 2021. During this year, the diocese will offer prayers for God’s blessings upon our families (Patron Saint of Husbands, Fathers, and Families), our beloved dead (Patron Saint of a Happy Death), and the special needs of our Diocese (Patron Saint of the Universal Church). Several events, prayers, and novenas will be available. Follow the Diocesan website at diolc.org for further information and future events.