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.
Oh, my Goodness. You people, as I told you this weekend, are amazing. I am so blessed by your witness and your generosity. The amount of "goods" donated during our drive-by last Friday was huge and definitely took care of our 3 families as well as some other things able to be given at random to families in Estacada. Check out our website for photos (www.sacredheartportland.org). For me, it was wonderful to see you. Since we don't see each other on a weekly basis because of the "quarantine", my heart is warmed by seeing you face to face (behind the masks). I surely miss you!!! We will be back together one day, I pray. "See" you on the live stream. (Thank you, Scott and John.)
Also, Fr. Bruce covered for me while I broke away for a few days, and he shared with you about our newest "Blessed". This means the next step is sainthood once a verifiable miracle can happen. His name: Blessed Carlo Acutis. Please check him out. He is amazing and inspiring. He died at 15 years old of leukemia, and was a typical teenage boy: loved soccer, computers, video games and Jesus. His love of the Eucharist -- receiving as often as he could -- Mary and the Rosary-- praying it daily -- and taking care of the poor. Amazing story and what he packed into his short 15 years. His body was exhumed and it is incorruptible -- perfect and a sign that he went directly into heaven. When you see the pictures, notice his shoes. Carlo's an inspiration to me and, I hope to all younger Catholics. Tell his story.
In his letter to the Ephesians, the Apostle Paul urges us to let no corrupt talk come out of our mouths. We must say only the good things that will build people up. He reminds us that misusing language is one of the most serious ways we pervert the God-like image in which we originally were made. Please be really careful as we move towards November 3rd. I've had to bite my tongue a couple of times. It actually made me feel better when I realized I had stopped myself. Similarly, St. Benedict teaches us to esteem silence so that, when we speak, we do so out of the space where we have heard God’s true word. Formed in silence, we pray that we and our words may echo God’s truths. If we're not sure of the truth, we pray, study, conversation, study and listen. We want to make sure we recognize the human dignity of all especially those whom we disagree. Rise above the bait and always treat others with respect. As "The Prayer of St. Francis" says: Seek to understand rather than to be understood. Our citizenship is in heaven.
Once again, let me know anyone you would like me to extend an invitation to "Come and See" about our Catholic Faith. I've sent out a couple of invitations. Please pray about it and let their names surface in your heart, and I would be honored to invite them to learn about us.
Here's a challenge I was offered by something I read. In Biblical times, people read the signs of the times through their image of God. Today we read the sign of the times politically, medically, environmentally, sociologically and other ways, too. But let's look at our current signs of the times and ask ourselves, "What is God trying to show me? What is God trying to teach me?" Allow your reflection to be very personal: God is speaking to each of us. What am I to learn.
Never forget we're blessed and we're loved.
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!
Sacred Heart Facebook Page
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