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"And when I am lifted up from the earth, I will draw everyone to myself." John 12:32

 

Pastoral Plan 2013-2014

 Dear Parishioners,

 

This week we celebrate National Catholic School week, the annual  celebration of Catholic education in the United States.  It starts the last Sunday in January and runs all week, which in 2015 is January 25 - 31.

 

A Catholic Education is more than an investment in an education; it is an investment in a way of life.  Studies show that Catholic school students are more likely to pray daily, attend church more often, and retain a Catholic identity as an adult.  Furthermore, approximately 99% of Catholic school students nationwide will graduate high school and attend colleges and universities.

 

Sacred Heart was founded in 1960 under the direction of the Irish order of the Sisters of Mercy.  Beginning with two portables and 200 students, in fifty-five years the school has grown to over 400 students with a sprawling campus facility.  The growth of Sacred Heart has been in large part to the dedication of the Sisters of Mercy, the pastors and priests who have called Sacred Heart home, and the teachers and administrators who have helped to guide generations of students to their futures. 

The future of Sacred Heart is now brighter than ever.  As we look toward the horizon Sacred Heart is undergoing a Renaissance.  The dynamic and creative leadership of our principal Mr. Jason Acosta and committed teachers actively foster the Catholic identity of the school and strive to improve upon an already established history of academic excellence while incorporating the use of new and cutting-edge technology in the classroom. 

 

By August of 2015 Sacred Heart will be opening a Little Hearts program for three-year olds and we look forward to adding a Daycare for children in the following years. 

 

I am blessed to spend at least three hours in the school every Wednesday to interact with our students, the future leaders of our church and nation. Please join us on our journey into a brave new world while making memories with your children that will last a lifetime.

 

With prayers,

Fr.James Kaniparampil CMI

 

Sacred Heart Catholic School
   Catholic School’s Week Activities

 

 

 

Monday, January 26th                Student Day and Pep Rally

 

 

Tuesday, January 27th                Parent Appreciation Day

                                                Living   History Museum Open House                                                          from 9:00am-10:30am

 

 

Wednesday, January 28th           Faith Day and Christian Buddies Time
                                                Author of Pajama Monsters

                                                Book reading for K-2 at 9:00am

 

Thursday, January 29th              School Pride Day

 

 

Friday, January 30th                   Grandparent’s Day and Teacher                                                             Luncheon

 

 

**All week students will be collecting canned spaghetti or ravioli for   Catholic Charities**   

 

2015 EUCHARISTIC CONGRESS - March 13 - 14

 

Please mark your calendars for the 2015 Eucharistic Congress to be held at the Prime Osborn Convention Center the weekend of March 13-14, 2015.  This is a free spiritual event you will not want to miss. There will be special breakout tracks for children, young adults and Spanish.  Thousands of people from around the diocese will come together to worship the Lord. 

This is a powerful faith filled experience so please take   note and plan to attend.  Volunteers are needed

 

2015 Respect Life Collection

 Donations are collected during the month of January for the Respect Life Collection. This collection benefits the local pregnancy resource centers and maternity homes.  It also helps support Respect Life ministry in the parish and diocese. Last year in our diocese, over 11,000 women were served in the pregnancy centers and 120 women received housing. There are extra envelopes on the bulletin cart . Also, if you would like to hear from someone who was directly supported by this collection, there is a personal testimony of someone helped by a pregnancy center on the back of the postcards we have available on the cart as well.  You are highly encouraged to consider supporting women in the community and local pro-life work by giving to this collection.

 

Join us in restoring the culture of  life, one heart at a time, by supporting the 2015 Respect Life Collection.  The proceeds directly benefit your parish Respect Life ministry, 25 Pregnancy Resource Centers & 4 Maternity Homes, and the diocesan Respect Life office. 

 

To donate, use the envelope in your church envelope packet or one from the cart or online at   www.dcfl.org/collection.

 

YOUTH NEWS:  Sunday, Jan. 25th – Tonight we will meet from 6-8pm in the Family Life Center.  It is movie night with the theme of Respect Life.  Dinner will be served while youth are watching the movie.

Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 31st and Feb. 1stSouper Bowling of Caring collection at all masses.  Each year our youth group collects money to support the St. Francis Soup Kitchen in downtown Jacksonville.  Your support of our collection is greatly appreciated.

Dude Ranch Retreat, Feb. 27th – March 1st – This retreat is an all-time favorite of our group.  We head to Lake Wales, FL to the Westgate River Ranch for a weekend of spirit filled speakers and music and great experiences with our friends. This will be our 12th Dude Ranch Retreat and it continues to provide our youth with ways to strengthen their faith and learn how to help each other in the busy world we live in today.  The speakers and musicians will touch your heart. Forms are available and were given out tto the youth at the Jan. 11th meeting.  Forms are due by January 22nd.

 

SOUPER BOWL OF CARINGNext weekend, January 31 - February 1, the Youth Group will be collecting money to support the St. Francis Soup Kitchen.  The youth of Sacred Heart Parish have given of their time and energy cleaning, serving and being present to the needy of Jacksonville over many years. 

Please help the young people of our parish to continue in the work they have begun by donating to them next week.  God Bless. 

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                                                Picture taken at St. Francis Soup Kitchen 2014

 

 

 

Looking for voices and

young musicians

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For the 11:30 am liturgy! Does your child like to sing or play an instrument? If so – we’d love to have them participate with the music liturgy at the 11:30 am Sunday mass. We rehearse at 11:00 in the choir room – immediately before mass.  We’d love to have your children (1st grade and up!) participate in this vital ministry!

 

PRESENTATION OF THE GIFTS

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If you are interested in bringing forward the gifts of bread and wine to the presider during the Mass, please get in touch with an usher at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the service.  In this way, one  may express gratitude, special occasions, and love of the Lord. 

 

WANT TO HELP?

 

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MEALS ON WHEELS:   If you would like to help others in a meaningful way,  please consider Meals on Wheels.  Edie Dumm needs a volunteer driver for 1 hour per week, on Thursdays.  If you are interested in bringing compassion and nourishment to an elderly or disabled person, please call 771-0365 and speak to Mrs. Dumm for more information.

 

THRIFT STORE:   The thrift store needs your help. Volunteers are needed at the thrift store on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. To 12 noon.

If you can volunteer to help, please call Vickey Turner at 772- 8788.   

 

 Is it Cold Enough for You?

 

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Did you say “Yes”?  Then come on by the Thrift Shop and check out our supply of nice, cozy, warm coats, jackets, sweaters, etc.  The prices are low and the items are sure to include yummy fashions to keep you nice and warm as we all await the Spring.  We are open on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 9 to noon.  You may also donate your gently used but no longer needed items.  So come,  stay warm, save money and support this ministry which is a part of the CCW at Sacred Heart.

  
 

CARNIVAL NEWS

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Finally!! It's Carnival Time again!

Please Save the Dates...March 6-8            

This year’s theme is "Super Heroes".

 

The carnival committee is doing everything possible to make this a successful event but as always, we need your help more than ever.  Please be a super hero and pick up your raffle tickets as soon as possible.  They should be easy to sell, donate or purchase @ $1.00 each. 

Your participation will insure success. Remember the more you sell the more profit we make. Why not increase your participation by a couple books this year!!! Tickets may be picked up this weekend on the cart in the Gathering Area.

 

Sacred Heart Presents  “Super Heroes”

 

· Sr. Josephine’s Raffle- donations needed. Suggestions:   afghans, baby basket, favorite sport team basket, basket of cheer

· Silent Auction-Restaurant certificates, new or nearly new items only. Do you have a business or work for a company willing to donate.  Why not ask now !

· Shhh!  Re-gift that unwanted Christmas gift.

· Sr. Regina’s Tea Room - awesome !!. Join us for gourmet sandwiches and desserts.

· Fresh from your grandma’s kitchen: Baked goods in the Parish Center.  Enjoy your lunch and dessert !

· New Food Item: Pulled pork sandwiches

· International Food Court-Filipino, Hispanic & American. All are delicious.

· Amusement Rides- funnel cakes and cotton candy

· Sr. Patricia’s Irish Coffee ( AIMS)

· Sr. Mercy’s “Feed the Flock” cake contest on Saturday, March 7.  More details to follow

· Minute to Win It

· Boy Scouts Boiled Peanuts and Girl Scout cookies

· Country Store- all handmade craft items

· BINGO

· Bars and Bells

 

 

 

Sacred heart

Hispanic / Spanish news

 

                                                    Hispanic Charismatic Prayer  Group

“Hermanos Unidos en Cristo” -

Meets weekly on Wednesday evening, 7:30- 9:30 p.m.

 At 7:30 in the Blessed  Sacrament Chapel, and at 8:00 p.m. in the Cry Room at the church. On January 28th, Singer-songwriter, Roberto Ramírez, from the Archdiocese of Miami, will be the special guest.

For more information,

Contact Tingo Maldonado at 904-699-9188.

                                                El Grupo de Oración Carismático -                                  

“Hermanos Unidos en Cristo”,

se reúne los miércoles de 7:30- 9:30 p.m.  Comienzan a las 7:30 en la Capilla donde  está el Santísimo, y a las 8:00 pm regre san al Salón asignado para los Niños. El  miércoles 28 de enero tendrán como invitado especial, al canta-autor Roberto Ramírez, de la Arquidiócesis de Miami. Para más información, puede contactar a Tingo Maldonado, al 904-699-9188.

 

Holy Rosary in Spanish, on Saturdays at 6:30 p.m. in the Chapel. For information, contact Elizabeth Bucheit at 904- 237-2418, or Tina Orande at 904-210-5969.

Santo Rosario en español, los sábados a las 6:30 p.m. en la Capilla. Para más información, contactar a Elizabeth Buchheit al 904-237-2418, o a Tina Orande al 904-210-5969.

 

Formation Classes for Ministers of the Holy Communion: Provided by Rev. Caesar Russo, once a month, from 1-4:00 p.m. at the Catechumenate Room. Next class is on February 22. Everybody is welcome, especially to those that are serving the Lord in other ministries. For more information, contact Oneida Sosa, at 904-388-0934, or Tingo Maldonado at 904-699-9188.

Clases de formación para Ministros de la Comunión: El Rev. Caesar Russo las facilita, una vez al mes, de 1-4:00 p.m., en el Salón de Catecumenado. La próxima clase será en febrero 22. Están abiertas a todos, de manera especial a los que le sirven al Señor en algún otro ministerio. Para más información, pueden comunicarse con Oneida Sosa

 

Holy Rosary in Spanish, on Saturdays at 6:30 p.m. in the Chapel. For information, contact Elizabeth Bucheit at 904- 237-2418, or Tina Orande at 904-210-5969.

Santo Rosario en español, los sábados a las 6:30 p.m. en la Capilla. Para más información, contactar a Elizabeth Buchheit al 904-237-2418, o a Tina Orande al 904-210-5969.

 

Formation Classes for Ministers of the Holy Communion: Provided by Rev. Caesar Russo, once a month, from 1-4:00 p.m. at the Catechumenate Room. Next class is on February 22. Everybody is welcome, especially to those that are serving the Lord in other ministries. For more information, contact Oneida Sosa, at 904-388-0934, or Tingo Maldonado at 904-699-9188.

Clases de formación para Ministros de la Comunión: El Rev. Caesar Russo las facilita, una vez al mes, de 1-4:00 p.m., en el Salón de Catecumenado. La próxima clase será en febrero 22. Están abiertas a todos, de manera especial a los que le sirven al Señor en algún otro ministerio. Para más información, pueden comunicarse con Oneida Sosa, al 904-388-0934, o Tingo Maldonado al 904-699-9188

 

The Multicultural Ministry at the Diocese of St. Augustine will hold Workshops in Spanish, as preparation for the 8th World Families Encounter, the last Saturday of each month, beginning on January 31, at Immaculate Conception Basilica, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Every month, at the facilities of different parishes. On March 28th, is at Sacred Heart Family Life Center. For more information, contact 904-353-3243, or Chiqui Maldonado at 904-708-4504.

 

El Ministerio Multicultural de la Diócesis de San Agustín facilitará Talleres de Formación en español, como preparación para el 8vo. Encuentro Mundial de las Familias, el último sábado de cada mes, comenzando en enero 31 en la Basílica Inmaculada Concepción, de 9:00 a.m. a 12:30 p.m. Cada mes usarán las facilidades de diferentes parroquias. En marzo 28 estarán en el “Family Life Center” de nuestra Parroquia Sacred Heart. Para más información, pueden contactar el 904-353-3243, o a Chiqui Maldonado al 904-708-4504.

 

MARK YOUR CALENDAR!

 

LENTEN

PARISH MISSION, 2015

 

With Fr. Robert S. Rivers, CSP

 

February 23-25, 2015

 

Come and prepare the way

of the Lord.

 

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