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 May 14th Bishop Callahan announced that, if prepared, parishes in the Diocese of La Crosse may resume the celebration of Sunday public Masses beginning on May 31st. All faithful are still dispensed from the obligation of attending Sunday Mass and Holy Days of Obligation. We encourage all those who are vulnerable or sick to refrain from attending Mass to ensure everyone’s safety.
On July 1st, Bishop Callahan has given permission to resume weekday Masses at 25% capacity.
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. Please read Fr. Guanella's May 22nd Returning to Mass letter to our parishioners to help answer any questions or concerns you may have.
Weekday Masses will be resuming. On Tuesday, July 7th we will be resuming our weekday Masses at Sacred Heart. Weekday Mass times at Sacred Heart are Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings at 8:15am. (Wednesday and Friday weekday Masses will be held at St. Mary's Immaculate Conception church in Custer.) The pews will continue to be sanitized, and to minimize the cleaning we ask that during the weekday Masses that people sit in the front section pews before the walkthrough. Also, 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 through the screen door of the east rectory porch. Please look for a sign.
You may reach out to the Parish Office for essential services by phone or by email M-F between the hours of 9am and 3pm, but the office remains closed to the public.
Regularly scheduled home visits and communion calls are still 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 is published weekly. It is 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.
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
CURRENT PARISH NEWS & EVENTS
A Brown Scapular Investiture and Green Scapular Blessing
A Brown Scapular Investiture and Green Scapular Blessing will be held on the memorial of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Thursday, July 16th at 6:30pm at Sacred Heart Church in Polonia. A limited number of Brown and Green Scapulars will be available. Attendees may also bring their own. Registration is not necessary, however, if those being invested in the Brown Scapular want a certificate of their enrollment in the Confraternity, they should contact the parish office so that certificates may be printed. If you have never been invested—or if you are not sure that you were invested in the past—consider attending and being invested.
You can read a very brief history of the Brown and the Green Scapulars here.
Sacred Heart 2020 Picnic News
Please read Father Guanella's letter regarding the status of Sacred Heart's 2020 Parish Picnic.
Blessed Brother James Miller
Blessed Brother James Miller holy cards are available at the entrances to the church. Please take and distribute them widely.
Year of St Joseph
May 1, 2020 – May 1, 2021. In the year ahead, 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.
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
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. https://offers.giveusthisday.org/free-resources
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: www.wordonfire.org/daily-mass/
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/
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