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News & Events
On Sunday, November 27th, Advent, the adventure begins, with the New Year of our Church, Our Church blesses us with so many new beginnings, and this one is key as it slows us down to prepare to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ worldwide. We dress out Church in the royal purple. We light an Advent wreath which holds four candles that mark out journey to Christmas. We are constantly are reminded that this is a time of "now, but not yet." We're living in the Kingdom; we are part of the Kingdom; but Jesus will come again to bring us into the eternal Kingdom of joy, peace and love. It is a Season of Hope that reminds us that in spite of the world calling us to pick up the pace and be frenzied, our Hope lies not in Black Fridays but in Easter Sunday.
During this season I will post a daily message that maybe will help you focus on the "Reason for the Season: Jesus."
Please join us for a Communal Reconciliation on Saturday, December 3rd, at 10:00 am.
Let the Adventure begin!
Join us for a Sacrament of Healing during Advent
The Anointing Mass will be offered on December 11th at 1:00 pm - All are Welcome!
Please download the flyer for more information
The Advent Adventure - daily reflection messages from Fr. Bob
Now featuring, "Center of the Heart" with our very own, Fr. Bob. Visit the Growing Your Faith page for more information and to view Fr. Bob's daily Advent message!
Thank you for your support of St. Vincent Mission. You can view photos, listen to Sr. Kathleen's talk from August 2016 and see the support in action for St. Vincent Mission.
Sacred Heart Advent Happenings
Please download the calendar
Thanksgiving Day November 24th was a high holy day at Sacred Heart. You can view photos, listen to the homily and view our message of thanks.
Advent Event for Families
View the photos from our Advent Event
Mark your calendars for this year’s Quiet Joy an evening of scripture, stories and song, Friday December 2 at 7:30pm hosted by the Sacred Heart Church Choir. Invite your friends, neighbors and family. No admission charge, freewill offering accepted.
Youth Choir Practice Schedule for the Christmas Eve 4:30 Family Mass at Sacred Heart
We would like to welcome all young people to participate in the Youth Choir for the Christmas Eve 4:30 Family Mass at Sacred Heart. Any young person who likes to sing Christmas songs is welcome but we ask that everyone please participate in the four practices listed below if at all possible. Also, if anyone plays an instrument well and can play along with the songs feel free to bring that and we will see where we might fit it in with some of the songs.
Sunday, December 4 – after 10:00 Mass has ended for about ½ hour
Sunday, December 11 – after 10:00 Mass has ended for about ½ hour
Sunday, December 18 – after 10:00 Mass has ended for about ½ hour
Saturday, December 24 - 3:15 p.m. prior to 4:30 Mass for about ¾ hour
If you have any questions about the Youth choir please contact Denny Stucke by email or at (503)-544-3075.
Raphael House Project
The students of our Sacred Heart Religious Education Class are collecting new or very gently used toys and clothing for the Raphael House this year and extend this project to our parish family to help them with this ministry. We will begin collecting items on November 25th thru December 4th at noon. A drop off box will be located in the back of church or items can be brought to the parish office during office hours. For questions or comments please contact Priscilla Holman or 503-698-7820.
Attention registered parishioners we have printed an update to our Parish Directory, it includes new members, and any changes that have been made since the directory was made. The updated page will be available to pick up in the back of church. Please add this to your directory at home. If you are a registered parishioner and did not get a directory, please notify the office.
Dear Families and Friends,
Our religious education class has been very busy. Early in October we had so much fun baking wafers. We want to send a special thank you to the helpers for this project Kathleen, Claire, Lisa and Shelley. We aren't sure which group had the most fun, the children or the adults. Next, we visited St. Mary's Cathedral. Sister Connie, our docent, was fabulous with the children. We learned about the Cathedral artwork, music, and terms used by the early church. Ask your child about an ambo, nave, and cathedra. We also discussed the symbolism of water, light, and the shape of the cathedral. During one of our classes our children created designs for notecards. The cards are at the printer as I write this message. These cards will be available to parish members free, for a donation to our classroom kitty. Finally, we ended the month of October with a good old fashioned pizza party. We have created our costumes for Advent. We have Mary, Joseph, baby Jesus, angels, and more. These costumes will be available for all children to try on at our Advent Event. Bring your cameras! This week we will begin working on a special Christmas project for our parents. I won't post the project pictures until January. (Surprise)! We will visit the Blue Nuns at the end of November. Photos have been posted to tell the story of our exciting religious education classes. Thank you for your continued support and thoughtful suggestions.
Peace and Blessings,
Check out the newest photos of the kids in action! Visit the Children's Liturgy page.
If you visit our Church grounds and take a tour, you will see our beautiful Church, our office building (the former rectory built in 1917), and here you may go downstairs to see our St. Vincent de Paul Society food pantry and our "Social Hall." Now, please contain your laughter. Yes, that basement space that we share with SVDP, our Religious Education Program, coffee and donuts and other social events is all we have. When numbers allow us, we will have funeral receptions, parish social gatherings and dinners. This area seats about 60 people somewhat comfortably. So in 2014, after a Master Plan was worked through with all the parishioners, it was unequivocally decided the Parish needed a hall. The aging original hall/gym had been torn down in 2005. It was time! So, in typical Sacred Heart fashion many minds and hands and hearts began to design, budget, and raise money. You can read the history in the other documents posted. Just know, it's a work in progress, and we welcome any and all support. God Bless You!