Sacred Heart Catholic Church
5752 Blanding Boulevard · Jacksonville, FL 32244 · 904-771-2152·

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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


To The People of Sacred Heart


It is almost seventeen years since I came to Sacred Heart.  Sometimes I wonder where did all these years go?  Now it time for me to move on.  The Book of Proverbs tells us that there is a time for everything, a time to stay and a time to go.  I hope and pray that the good Lord will continue to bless all of us as we continue our journey in life.  As far as I am concerned, I tried to do the best I could in discharging my responsibilities here at Sacred Heart, first as a Parochial Vicar and then as the Pastor.  And I am extremely grateful to all of you for your friendship, kindness and cooperation all these years. 


I came to the Diocese of St. Augustine as part of my sabbatical program.  I thought It would be for a year or two.  It turned out to be 17 years.  So much for all the planning we may have.  One of the professors in philosophy used to remind us students of the saying, ‘Man proposes and God disposes’.  It is very true.  We may have great plans of our own and, yet, ultimately it is God’s plan that is going to prevail.


Parish work was an unchartered territory for me when I came to the diocese.  In my student days in this country, I used to stay in parishes and help, but didn’t have any responsibility.  But your friendships and cooperation made the transition quite easy.  I am immensely grateful to you for it.  I also had great relationship with the pastors and associates with whom I worked here.  The three bishops, under whom I worked, were always generous with their support and encouragement.  All in all it was a memorable period in my priestly life and service.


As Pastor, I tried to serve you as best I could.  You have been always kind and considerate towards me all these years.  Words cannot express fully my gratitude and thanks to all of you.


May God continue to bless Sacred Heart Parish and all of you.  


Thank you and goodbye! 


Fr. Victor Narivelil, CMI

Thank you!


    Sacred Heart Parish is so grateful to each person, group or organization which gifted our parish with your extraordinary talent and your time to make the celebration for Fr. Victor so warm and loving and filled with caring for each other.

    The flowers, the choir, the Mass, and the food were all done with such expertise and attention to detail as to fill our hearts with gratitude and excitement.  One could not deny the love expressed for our pastor, for our parish, and for each other.


Thank you and Thank God for the many blessings received


2014 Candidate Questionnaire Project:


. What’s a Catholic voter to do?  Catholic faithful are urged to choose their political leaders according to principle, not party affiliation or mere self-interest. To help parishioners become informed on where candidates stand on key issues, the Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops has polled those running for U.S. Congress, the Florida Legislature, and Florida Governor.


To see how candidates appearing on the August 26 Primary Election / November 4 General Election ballot responded to the questionnaire, visit


JOIN CUB/Boy scouts



Now is your opportunity to join the oldest and largest youth group in the country.  Boy Scouting is 103 years old and has been an active part of Sacred Heart Church Parish for 50 years. 

You can join Cub or Boy Scouting at Sacred Heart School Book Day, August 6, 2014, between 8:00 and 11:30 am or 6:00 to 7:00 pm in the Gym.  If you miss Book Day, you can come to the Scout Hut behind the Gym at 6:30 pm on August 15th, and join.. 

  *  Cub Scouts are 1st grade to 5th grade 

  *  Boy Scouts are 6th grade to High School.  Joining Fee is $12. 

For additional information please contact Bill Kendrick at 778-4945.





Join us and experience this amazing blind Piano Virtuoso and Tenor who, deprived of his eyesight since birth, has broken every obstacle in his life and has come to appreciate the gift that God has given him by sharing his talent with others. 

The performance will be Friday, August 8th,   at 6:00 pm at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 4600 Belle Terre Parkway, Palm Coast, FL  32164.  Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at Aimee’s Hallmark Shop, (386)445-0985 and SEAS Rectory, (386)445-2246.  Proceeds will go to establish the shrine of St. Lorenzo Rulz and St. Pedro Calungsod.


HELP!  HELP!  HELP!                


The Craft Day for Carnival group has been blessed with lots and lots of yarn.  HELP is sorely needed to put it to good use.  Come to the Family Life Center at 10:30 am next Thursday, July 31, to create items for sale at the Carnival. If you wish, You may take the yarn home and work on it there.  Either way, would be wonderful.  For questions, please call Fay Sieracki at 778-0050. 


Around The Diocese


The 1st Annual Diocesan Young Adult Kickball Tournament will be held on Saturday, August 2, at Treaty Park in St. Augustine. Any and all young adults (18 yrs.+) are invited to put together a team and join us for a day of fellowship, food, fun and friendly competition! Be the first Young Adult group to win the coveted DOSA Kickball Championship and then make the quick trip to the beach for a celebratory swim…or if you don’t win the championship drown your sorrows in the Atlantic! For more information, call (904) 262-3200, ext. 189 or email:


From the Tribunal: Do you have questions regarding divorce and annulments in the Catholic Church? If so, Sister Ann Kuhn, SSJ, is available on Thursdays from 1 to 4 p.m. to help. She can be reached at (904) 800-3293, email: or at the Tribunal Office, 2598 Forbes Street,  Jacksonville. 


Catholics in Recovery meets on the first Thursday of every month at 6 p.m. at Assumption Parish in Jacksonville. Enjoy fellowship with men and women who join to celebrate Mass, gather for a meal, and share the experience, strength and hope of their individual journeys. For more information, visit:


North Florida Catholic Cemeteries – Planning Ahead  - Pre-planning your burial arrangements can bring peace of mind to you and your family. It ensures that your wishes are known and that your survivors will be spared making last-minute decisions under stress. For more information or an appointment to discuss burial options, contact Sister Nicole Cayer, SSJ, Director of Family Services, (904) 824-6680.



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