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.
I know I am saddened, sorrowful, and angry about what has happened in our country last week and all the previous weeks when our news leads with another shooting of people in very public places. I don't know what to do about it. I have been "yelling" at God for direction, for God's intervention, for God's peace to be in all our hearts especially mine. (Yes, you can yell at God. I call it prayer.) But as I said last Sunday at the beginning of Mass, prayer must continue to be sustaining us, but it is also time to ACT. Each of us must choose how we wish to ACT. I sent an email to both our U.S. Senators Sunday night. I will continue to send them one every day that they must enact laws that will curb the violence and protect us. That is what they are elected for! A sad comment, a friend invited me out to dinner this past week. I said sure, and then he asked, "Where do you think is the safest place to go to avoid a possible shooter?" And he wasn't kidding! A third leg of this stool might be Good Works. Many have donated already to these cities. Many have signed up to donate blood at the Red Cross (Please do this. I'm too old now to give blood!). Watch for avenues that offer us to be able to give help to others. You're so good!
Our Gospel this weekend makes the very serious statement that each of us again needs to take to heart and ponder: “Wherever your treasure lies, there your heart will be.” This is just another way to sum up last weekend's Gospel. Or as one very challenging speaker I heard said once, “Look at your checkbook or your credit card bill, and you will see where your heart is.” Jesus never sugar coats His message. Then he talks about being prepared for the Kingdom that is to come. Not to be surprised. This is a timely Gospel, in light of national and world events where calamities happen that are totally unexpected.
August 12this always a special day for me to remember. It was my Mom and Dad’s wedding anniversary. They were married in 1935 that began my eventual journey of learning about love. They have been so instrumental in shaping me with love and teaching me how to love. When I was ready to be ordained as a transitional deacon in 1993 (my last year and step before priesthood ordination), I chose August 12thin Astoria, Oregon, my home parish. It was a magical night for me that I remember so fondly. Truly a night out of all time and space, filled with love, and the power of the Holy Spirit. And the love and power continue.
Special note: If you are unable to serve for an assignment, please find a substitute in advance and notify the office as to who will take your assigned time and date. If you have a need to be removed from the ministry assignments, please contact Shelley in the office. Thank you!
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