ASH WEDNESDAY AND LENT
This year, Ash
Wednesday, the beginning of Lent, falls on March 5, 2014.
You are reminded of the Church's laws for fast
and abstinence during Lent.
days (of penance), the faithful are in a special manner to devote themselves
to prayer, to engage in works of piety and charity, to deny themselves by
fulfilling their obligations more faithfully ..”
The New Code of Canon Law
the beginning of Lent,
Mar. 5, 2014, is not a Holy day of Obligation. Masses are at 8:15AM
and 7:00 PM. Ashes are distributed during Mass.
Wednesday and Good Friday
are days of
fasting. Catholics between the ages of 18 and 59 are permitted one full
meal and two lesser meals per day (which together should not equal one full
meal), with no eating between meals.
Wednesday and all Fridays of Lent
are days of
abstinence. Catholics who are 14 years or older should abstain from meat
entirely. Soups and gravies made from meat are permitted.
Bishop’s Annual Stewardship Appeal
Annual Stewardship Appeal has been underway. Many of you have received a
mailing asking for your support. Please make a pledge to the 2014 Bishop’s
Annual Stewardship Appeal using the response card in the mailing or by
completing a Commitment Envelope at Mass this weekend, March 1-2.
Please respond to our request and make a generous pledge. Thank you in
advance for your support.
OF THE CROSS
of the Cross, will be
offered each Friday during the season of Lent. Each week, the devotion
will be led by different ministries from our parish. The first Stations of
this Lenten Season is March 7th and will be led by the Holy
Name Society and Mosh. Everyone is encouraged
to come and follow in the Way of the Cross beginning at 6:30 pm on First
Fridays & 7:00 pm on all other Fridays.
Carnival News - March 14-16, 2014
Ye Hear Ye... Renaissance Faire
main raffle tickets
Please don't forget to pick up your envelope on the bulletin stand and an
extra book for your family. This is a fantastic way to support the
church. Almost all proceeds from this main raffle is profit.
in the hall is in need of raffle items. (Baskets, Afghans, Basket of cheer?)
Restaurant certificates, New or nearly new items.
Dawn and team working behind the scenes for bigger and better, if that is
A gourmet’s delight.
Fun for all and don’t forget the cotton candy.
Toss Tournament -
Saturday, 3/15 at 1pm. Finals to be held on Sunday, 3/16 at 2pm. $10 per
team. 1st and 2nd place team awards. Forms are available and you may contact
Melady Dean at 904-710-5423 for a form and/or additional information.
Pie Baking Contest
- Please take your entry to the School Gym by Saturday, 3/15 at 12
noon. Prizes awarded to 1st and 2nd place. For more
information, please contact Irene Spencer at
To Win It - Would
you like to participate in "Minute To Win It" games for some great prizes?
Please be at Center Stage on Sunday, 3/16 at 1pm. We are looking for
folks from all age groups - 5 to 9 years old, 10 to 13 years old and 14 to
Adult. For more information, please contact Melady Dean at
Bakers Needed for Carnival cake
walk/ bake sale:
( Inside parish Center) needs
your help!! Please put your hands and your talent to work to support this
time honored event at our carnival. Items that can be donated are: Any
bake sale items including single layer cakes, cookies, brownies, sweet
treats individually wrapped . Donations can be brought to hall either
Saturday or Sunday mornings on carnival weekend. For more questions or to
donate baked goods or donate some time to help the cake walk, please call
Pat Johnson @ 771-6577.
Crafting for the
are working hard to make beautiful hand crafted articles to be sold at our
Spring Carnival on March 14-16. Crafters meet each week on Thursday
from 9 am - 12pm in the Family Life Center. We can work together in
the FLC or, if you prefer to work at home, you may come and pick up
supplies. For information, please call Faye Sieracki at 778-0050.
New or nearly new items, Homemade jellies and jams. Also requesting
Carnival - Midway Rides
The purpose of using “Armbands” is
to be able to pay once and then ride midway rides the entire session using
the band as a pass. You may purchase one session, two sessions, ect. (see
below) for $20 each. Once again this year we are offering The “Weekender”
an armband for
all four sessions
of the Carnival Midway Rides at a
total cost of $60!
- Friday, 3/14, 6-10 pm Session 2 - Saturday,
3/15, 11 am-5 pm
- Saturday, 3/15, 6-10 pm Session 4 - Sunday. 3/16, 12 noon-6 pm
will be available by “Pre Sale” only . Deadline for purchase is
contact the School Office during school hours @ 771-5800.
Your time or
talent, and/or to donate treasures, please call Melady Dean @ 710-5423 or
February 28th - Sunday, March 2nd
- Dude Ranch Retreat in Lake Wales, Florida. 18 youth and 4 chaperones
attended this year.
March 9th - Meeting
6pm - 8pm in FLC.
questions, contact Cindy Lynskey at 874-5338 or by email at Lynskey@sacredheartjax.com.
28-29, Prime Osborn Convention Center
On behalf of
Bishop Felipe Estévez, you are cordially invited to the 2014 Eucharistic
Congress to be held in Jacksonville, Florida on March 28th and 29th of
2014. The theme this year is "In Him We Are One" with a focus on
"Following Christ!" Please mark your calendars now, and invite your friends
and family. All are welcome.
For detailed information go to
www.floridaeucharist.org. You will find the daily schedule, forms for
registrations, and to volunteer to work at the Congress
We have to remember to change our clocks next Sunday.
Daylight savings time begins on
SUNDAY BREAKFAST - NEXT SUNDAY
invited to Sunday Breakfast sponsored by the Sacred Heart Parish HOLY
NAME SOCIETY on Sunday, March 9th, 2014.
your friends and family to The Parish Center after the 7:30 am Mass and 9:30
am Mass and enjoy the fellowship and delicious meal. Donations are $3.00
per person and $7.00 per family and all proceeds benefit the New Parish
Center. Come join us!
is that time of the year. It is Lent and Sacred Heart Parish HOLY NAME
SOCIETY is sponsoring a fish fry every Friday during the Lenten season,
including carnival Friday. Bring your friends and family by the New Parish
Center and, not only, enjoy the meal, but also the fellowship. The Fish Fry
will be held every Friday from 4:30 pm until 7:00 pm or until all fish is
gone. Start date is March 7th, 2014 and we end April 11th,
2014. Good Friday, April 18th, 2014 is a day of fasting. We are asking a
Donation of $7.00 per person. All proceeds benefit the New Parish Center.
Come join us.
Days for Life - Begins
We will kick
off our 40 Days for Life campaign per our Lenten tradition with a
Rosary Procession on Ash Wednesday. Mass will be celebrated at
Prince of Peace Church at 8:20 a.m. Won’t you join us as we
process in song from Prince of Peace Church parking lot to A Woman’s
Choice of Jacksonville, 4131 University Blvd. S. Once there, we will
pray the Rosary and entrust our campaign to Our Lady!
parish is in the process of forming a Ministry to benefit Filipinos in our
church community. Bishop Estévez has recently authorized the formation of a
Filipino Ministry in the Diocese of St Augustine. With the blessing of our
Pastor, Fr. Victor, our first meeting with be Wednesday, March 12, 2014,
in the catechumen room in the church. Fr. Rafael Lavilla will explain
details and its importance to our church community. Please contact Rose Go @
904-772-8661 and leave your name and number if you plan to attend.
WHERE ARE MY OVERALLS?
did I put them?
The next Beautification day is
and I can’t find my overalls.
Mary and John Rosa - 67 Years
Nenita and Miguel Montealegre -
- The Council of Catholic Women
is open to all ladies affiliated with the parish and school. We meet on
the 3rd Tuesday each month at 7 pm in the Family Life Center.
For information, call Lynn Freel @ 771-2788.
- We meet the 2nd Monday each month
at 11:30 am in the Family Life Center and invite any
parishioners 50 years or older to join us for lunch and a program. Come and
enjoy the company and the food. For information, call Barbara Koger at 778-2677 or Penny Szot at
GRIEF / SUPPORT GROUP
- Ministry of Consolation
If you are
newly widowed, this is a program designed to help you deal with your
loss. For questions, please call Vickey Turner @ 772-8788 or Pat Watson @
388-0925. We meet in the Family Life Center every Thursday, 10
-12 am. Being Catholic is not required. You need not
walk this way alone.
"Hermanos Unidos en Cristo" -
Meets weekly on Wednesday evenings,
from 7:30 to 9:30 pm, in the Cry Room in
the church. For more information, call Tingo Maldonado at 904-772-0870.
- Membership is open to all men of Sacred Heart Parish who are over the age
of 18. We meet the second Tuesday of each month throughout the
Ken Cochran at 772-6353.
LEGION OF MARY
The Legion of Mary spiritual prayer group would like to invite everyone to
join us as we pray the Rosary in the Family Life Center at Sacred
Heart, every Thursday from 6 - 7:30 pm. For
info, contact Nora Shepard at (904)329-1091 or email
- The Men Of Sacred Heart invites all
men of Sacred Heart Parish, young or old or in between, to become a member
of our vibrant group. . For more information, our e-mail address is
email@example.com or find “Men of Sacred Heart” on Facebook.
We are also on Twitter, as @MenSacredHeart. We meet on the first
Monday of each Month in the Parish Center.
The Respect Life Group meets in September and December on the
2nd Saturday of those two months in the Family Life
Center at 9:30 am. Please make plans to attend.
Rosemary Danforth at 200-6926 or email
at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our Prayer Group meets in
Our Lady's Chapel on the First Saturday of each month from
2:40 pm to 4:40 pm.
Due to our Carnival, in March we will meet on the 2nd Saturday, March 8,
instead of our usual 3rd Saturday of the month.
We meet in the Family Life Center, 9 am -11 am. In April we
return to our 3rd week format. For questions, please contact Ginger Peters
at 771-8805. Join us as we put our hands to work for our Blessed Mother.
Sacred HEART Red HATTERS
- All Ladies over the age of 50, who
are members of Sacred Heart are welcome to come and be a “Red Hatter”.
Meetings are on the 2nd
Wednesday monthly at 6:30 pm in
the Family Life Center. Come, and have some
Single Adults, 40 yrs+
Ministry and are Single. Meetings are on
the 1st & 3rd Sundays after the 9:30 AM Mass in the
Catechumen Room. Contact: Kathy Beck at
772-0790 for questions or @MenSacredHeart.