The Novena of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (May 29th -June 6th at 6:30 PM) The Solemn Procession (4:30PM) and Mass of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (June 7th at 5:30 PM)

Sunday May 19th, 2024
Message From Our Pastor & News

Dear Friends,

This Pastor’s Message is focused on extending the invitation to attend the Holy Mass of the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart on Friday, June 7th at Sacred Heart Church and celebrating the 350th Anniversary of Apparitions of the Sacred Heart of Jesus to Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque. As mentioned previously, will have several events to help promote this Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus: 

1.The Novena of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (May 29th -June 6th at 6:30 PM) 

2.The Solemn Procession (4:30PM) and Mass of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (June 7th at 5:30 PM)

3.And the Narration of the Apparitions of the Sacred Heart of Jesus to Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque (July 2 and 5th)

The Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus is a very popular devotion, not merely by popular devotion because of popular interest but a popular devotion by means of recognizing its fruitful effects in the soul of those who practice it. Those who recognize its effects they themselves become promoters of the devotion. What a beautiful occasion that God is giving us now to discover and deepen this devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Therefore, I encourage you to make an extra effort to attend some of these devotional days, especially if you are a member of Sacred Heart Church.

His Excellency, Bishop Daniel Miehm has also decreed that there be a plenary indulgence for those who; (1) Attend Holy Mass and Receive Communion at one of the Sacred Heart Church on the Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus (either on June 7th 2024 or June 27th 2025), (2) make a sacramental confession with seven days of the Solemnity Mass (we have confessions on June 7th from 9AM-4:30 PM), (3) and pray for the intentions of the Holy Father. Reminder: A plenary indulgence is a grace granted by the Catholic Church through the merits of Jesus Christ to remove the temporal punishment due to sin. This Indulgence can either be applied to ourselves or to a deceased loved one.

Save the Date, mark your Calendar, and Hope to see you there!

Together in Prayer

WEEKLY NEWS

Confirmations
Dear Parishioners we ask your prayers for the youth who are receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation next weekend on Saturday May 25th at the 4PM Mass at St. John the Baptist.

Corpus Christi Eucharistic Procession
We will have a Eucharistic Procession from Sacred Heart Church to Saint John the Baptist Church on Sunday, June 2nd immediately after the Sacred Heart Mass (9 AM) making our way to Saint John the Baptist Church for the 10:30 AM Mass and First Communions. Please join us for the Procession! It is a great moment to give witness of our Faith and of our Love for the Eucharist. Just as we hear in the Gospels crowds of people followed Jesus throughout Jerusalem, let us follow their example with this Eucharistic Procession.

Corpus Christi carpets
Dear families and parishioners, we are offering the opportunity to help prepare the sand and stone carpets for the Corpus Christi procession. We will offer the design, material and help to create them. Donations are always welcomed. We will create as many carpets as families and individuals sign up. Please contact Sr. Krolowa at 705 977 6279 for more information or to sign up.

 Sacred Heart Novena & Consecration of the Parish to the Sacred Heart of Jesus! Save the Date!
We are inviting everyone to participate in the Novena of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (May 29th -June 6th at 6:30 PM) in order to prepare ourselves for the feast and consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Also, everyone is invited to attend the Holy Mass of the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus on Friday, June 7th at 5:30 PM at Sacred Heart Church – it is the 350th Anniversary of the Apparition of the Sacred Heart of Jesus to Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque. His Excellency Bishop Daniel Miehm will preside the Holy Mass and the Parish will be Consecrated to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. Adoration and confessions will be from 9AM-4:30 PM. Then Eucharistic Procession at 4:30 PM and Holy Mass at 5:30 PM. Followed by Reception after Mass.

Garden Angels Group
Please join us to work in the Garden at Sacred Heart Church on Saturday, May 25th from 9 AM -12 PM with a Coffee Break at 10:30 AM. It is a great opportunity to beautify the exterior of the Church to make it more welcoming!

Sacred Heart Choir
Christine Helferty has taken direction of the choir for the 9AM Holy Mass at Sacred Heart Parish. All voices (including children aged 10+) are invited to join! No previous experience necessary. Please contact Christine by call or text at 343-369-8739 to learn more or to sign up.

D IOCESAN &O THER NEWS:
Diocese of Peterborough Ordinations
Rev. Mr. Edmund Munroe Scott will be ordained to the priesthood on Friday, May 31st, at 7:00 PM, at the Cathedral of St. Peter-in-Chains (411 Reid Street, Peterborough, ON, K9H 2M4). Reception to follow.

Mr. Peter Bissonnette will be ordained to the Transitional Diaconate on Saturday, June 15th, at 1:00 PM, at St. Michael’s Parish (379 Division Street, Cobourg, ON, K9A 3R7). Reception to follow.

All are welcome to attend these joyous occasions for our diocese!

 St. Mary’s Lindsay—Pro-Life Lunch and Learn
Join us at St. Mary’s Church, Lindsay, on May 19th for a Pro-Life lunch and learn. Mass at 11AM, lunch at 12 noon in Parish Hall, Speakers from 1PM to 3:00PM. Divine Mercy Chaplet at 3:00PM. Divine Mercy Chaplet at 3:00 p.m. in the Church. Please RSVP with the parish office: 705-324-4828, or office@stmaryslindsay.ca and let us know how many guests.

Fr. Tom Ordination Anniversary Fr. Tom’s 40th Anniversary of Ordination will be celebrated on Sunday May 26th at St. Peter in Chains Cathedral. Mass 10:30AM reception to follow at Bishop Doyle Hall across from the Cathedral. All are welcome.