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.
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
Thanksgiving Day Mass
Thanksgiving Day Mass will be at 9:00am at Sacred Heart Parish. There will be no adoration or confessions that day. Please note there is no Mass on Friday at St. Mary’s or Sacred Heart.
Wishing you all blessings of health and happiness on Thanksgiving and always!
In addition to the regularly scheduled times for the Sacrament of Confession, Sacred Heart Parish will have Advent Confessions on December 9th and 16th from 6:00pm to 7:15pm.
All are encouraged to make a good confession in preparation of Christ's birth at Christmas.
The parish will have available traditional Polish Christmas Wafers, opłatki. There is no need to search out your own supply as we have both white and pink versions in order to celebrate Christmas Eve (wigilia) with this nearly one-thousand-year-old Polish tradition.
Sacred Heart will be continuing the beautiful practice of remembering our loved ones who have passed with our 'Remembrance Tree'. The Remembrance Tree will be decorated with ornaments having the names of those we want to remember in a special way this Christmas. This will be an inside tree located at the church entrance which will be lit on Christmas Eve. The suggested donation is $3 per ornament. Please no more than 2 names per ornament. Please drop your donation, along with the name of your loved one(s) in the collection basket (or mail it to the parish office). Due to Covid -19 the parish staff will take care of placing the ornaments on the tree this year.
Weekly Adoration has Resumed
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.
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. 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.