Times & Homilies
Saturday (Vigil) 4:30 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am
Thursday 11:00 am
Friday 11:00 am
Rosary: Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday 10:40 am
Adoration: Every first Friday of the month 11:30 am - 8 pm
Stations of the Cross: Fridays of Lent at 6:30 pm
Mass Intentions: Request a Mass Card
Reconciliation: Saturdays 4:00-4:15 pm, or by appointment
Accommodating the Faithful
Sacred Heart makes every effort to accommodate and normalize the experience of Communion for the faithful, including those suffering from celiac disease or gluten intolerance. Therefore, if you wish to receive a low gluten host, please seek direction from Fr. Bob. You will be responsible for adding your host to the ciborium attached to the gold bowl and then receiving Communion from the pastor. If you have questions, please let us know ahead of time in order to normalize the experience of Communion. During Holy Week there will be extra low gluten hosts which will be consecrated for consumption.
A Blessed Easter to all of you. Remember, it's 50 days of celebration! And what are we celebrating? Death has no sting on us. Eternal life is ours where there is no more sadness, suffering, and tears. We are loved by a God unconditionally that gave us the greatest gift of His Son. Celebrate each day with gratitude.
Speaking of gratitude I want to say a huge, "Thank You" to all those who give their time and kindness, getting us in the door, putting together the rosters that keep us safe, leading our singing , readings, live streaming, and all their assistance for me at the altar. A lot of hearts and hands go into making our wonderful celebrations so beautiful. A humble "Thank You" to all of you -- I couldn't do it without you!
And, all of you -- I wish I could give you a hug or at least a handshake and tell you how much I appreciate you and your continued support of our Church. You've kept us going over the past several months as the rules have shifted on us in order to follow the CDC and our Governor. Thank you for all you do for Sacred Heart. Hopefully we will be back to the "New Normal" in not too distant future.
Now it's the Easter Season so I'd like to recommend to you again, The Chosen, on You Tube or you can get the "app" for free on your phone or I-pad or computer. The episodes are free! Season One is complete -- 8 episodes and I've probably watched it 3 or 4 times. It's a unique perspective on the life of Jesus. The director has a plan for seven Seasons. The storytelling is excellent, the acting terrific, the sets so realistic, and it is completely "crowd funded." No big studio or television giant is behind it. It's all through people's generosity. And the director makes it very clear that the Holy Spirit is in charge and makes the funding happen. Please give it a watch. You will be inspired.
So what will we experience during these 50 days of Easter. We will revisit each weekend readings from the "Acts of the Apostles", St. Luke's documentation of the first days of our Church. Can you imagine? Jesus leaves these 12 disciples and their followers after 40 days with no agenda or business plan. Just with the words, "Go therefore and teach all nations baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit." And where are they? In little tiny Israel -- 60 miles wide and about as long. And Christianity begins to take root and grow. Unbelievable. And watch Peter and the struggles he has to let go of past rules and regulation in order to move forward. "Let go and move forward" is his motto it seems.
Then in the Gospels we re-visit many of the miracle stories of Jesus. We look at them through the lens of His Resurrection. Maybe we will have a different understanding now what Jesus meant by John 3:16. The Scriptures are the living Word of God -- we see that as we listen/read the Jesus stories again and again. Then the 2nd Reading most of the time is from St. John (the Letters of Love) or St. Paul with instructions for us to live out the Good News. It's an exciting time, and when we think about it, these Scriptures will continue to be proclaimed for years to come and have been proclaimed for over the past 2000 years. Jesus is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow.
Again a blessed Easter to all of you. Remember St. Augustine calls us "An Easter People." Let the joy flow from you. Now, I will be gone for a few days to rest my leg (a pulled hamstring) and reflect upon the incredible Lenten and Easter Season we are celebrating. Fr. Bruce will be here to help me out. He loves Sacred Heart and is looking forward to celebrating with you.
God Bless. He is Risen.
Due to COVID-19
Join us for daily Mass at 11:00 am, preceded by the Rosary at 10:40 am. We still offer Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday Mass on Facebook Live!
Join us for Saturday Mass at 4:30 pm and Sunday Mass at 10 am on Facebook Live!
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Attention Greeters and Ushers: We have new badges for you to wear; they are located in the back of church where the bulletins sit. Please remember to wear your badge and then return it back to the table after Mass. This is a great way for visitors to know who you are if they have any questions.
Parish Office Hours:
Monday - Thursday 8:00 am-12:00 pm
3910 SE 11th Ave, Portland, Oregon 97202
Phone: (503) 231-9636
Fax: (503) 231-1766