Are you envious because I am generous?
Thus, the last will be first, and the first will be last.
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 July 1st, Bishop Callahan has given permission to resume weekday Masses at 25% capacity.
On July 31st, Bishop Callahan issued the following in response to the statewide mask mandate which is effective August 1st.
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.
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 have resumed. 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.
Our office is now open to limited public visits. If possible, please continue to use telephone, e-mail, and the dropbox for nonessential items. If you need to come to the office, please call to schedule an appointment. 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.
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!
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CURRENT PARISH NEWS & EVENTS
RCIA: The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
RCIA is the process that is used to assist people on their journey into full communion with the Catholic Church. Who is RCIA for? RCIA is for those who have never been baptized, those who have been baptized in a faith other than Catholic, and those adult Catholics who desire to complete the Sacraments of Initiation. OR....perhaps you just want to learn more about the Catholic faith. You are most welcome to attend as well! RCIA classed will begin this fall. Registration will be necessary. Please contact the parish office to register or for more information.
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.