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
On September 18th, Bishop Callahan has decided "after a great deal of consultation among the leadership of the priests and inquiry among a number of God’s people" to NOT reimpose the obligation to attend Mass throughout the Diocese at this time. Please read Bishop Callahan's letter regarding his decision in its entirety here. 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.
At Sacred Heart Parish:
We have limited seating weekend Masses. Mass times are 4:00pm on Saturday evening and 8:00am on Sunday morning. Please call the parish office by 3:00pm on Fridays to ensure your seat and to help all who plan and assist at each Mass. Please use either the handicap or the front center doors for entry.
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.) There is no need to register/ signup to attend a weekday Mass.
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.
Our office is open to limited public visits. If possible, please continue to use telephone, e-mail, and the dropbox for nonessential items. Since our office does not lend itself to social distancing, please understand that we may ask to meet in another area of the church or ask for you to wear a mask.
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.
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.
Know that Fr. Guanalla is praying for you daily.
Wash your hands, stay healthy, and may God bless you!
Click to enlarge Prayer for Protection
A Roman Catholic priest of the Diocese of Fall River, Massachusetts, Fr. Tad has degrees in philosophy, biochemistry, molecular cell biology, and chemistry. He also earned a PhD in neuroscience from Yale University. During this radio interview, Fr. Tad answers various call-in questions regarding the COVID-19 vaccines.
CURRENT PARISH NEWS & EVENTS
Inclement Weather Policy
If either the Stevens Point or Rosholt School Districts cancel school due to weather, the daily Mass that day, whether it be at Sacred Heart or St. Mary’s, will also be cancelled. Any scheduled evening events in the parish will also be cancelled. If Mass is cancelled, Fr. Guanella will say Mass privately for the intention
Follow Jesus Along The Way of the Cross
The Stations of the Cross are an ancient tradition in the Catholic Church going back to the fourth century when Christians went on pilgrimage to the Holy Land.
Stations of the Cross will be held at 6:15pm Wednesday evenings beginning February 24th.
In addition, Sacred Heart School students will be praying the Stations of the Cross at 2:00pm Friday afternoons beginning February 26th.
During this Lenten season, please set some time aside to follow Jesus on either Wednesday evenings or Friday afternoons - or both! All are welcome!
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.