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
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.
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
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.
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
Scouts are 1st grade to 5th grade
Scouts are 6th grade to High School. Joining Fee is $12.
additional information please contact Bill Kendrick at 778-4945.
CARLOS ALBERTO IBAY CONCERT
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
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
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: email@example.com
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:
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.