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 would like to talk Synod for a minute. A Synod as called by Pope Francis means the Church is "journeying together’ and we were to look at what is happening in our local Church. Remember, some of you took part in the round table discussion we had in preparing the document to be submitted with all the other parishes. You can find the Archdiocesan link in the bulletin where you can go to read the summary.
However, I'd like us to continue the dialogue among ourselves. What areas do we want to address, review, and improve in our parish? The Archdiocesan summary offers some suggestions entitled: "Wounds that need attention and healing." Now we may not be able to impact the greater Church, but we can start right here with our community. So what ones of these areas would you like to discuss?
Clergy sex abuse scandal.
Divisions in the Church.
Divorce, Remarriage, and the Annulment process.
The pandemic and the Church's response.
Youth not practicing their faith.
Role of women in the Church.
Unfriendly attitudes of some clergy.
I'd like to have a round table discussion once a month beginning in October. We'd meet on a Wednesday after Mass and that evening at 6:30. This would be about an hour discussion. We could pick the topic out of this list ahead of time. So that's your first assignment. What would be the top four you'd like to talk about more? Send them to me or let me know at Church. I want these discussions to be of interest and value to us as a Parish.
I've been wonderfully busy celebrating weddings this last month, and if you've been at one of them, I stress the idea that a marriage is a "covenant" between two people and God. It's unbreakable and forever. And God made those with Noah, Abraham, Moses, all the prophets and on and on. All of these covenants had signs: rainbow, a couple of stone tablets, multiple stars in the sky. But at a wedding our sign is the humble act of Jesus Christ who gives his body and blood to us every time we gather at this table. A wedding is a crucial event especially when set within the context of Communion because we enter into this meal like the Last Supper and Jesus seals the deal with us. And every time the married couple comes to the table God renews his covenant with us -- an unbreakable bond given to us through, in and with Jesus Christ.
A wedding is fun but is also serious. I joke, "I'm tying the knot tight," but really, no joke. I pray regularly for all the couples I've witnessed their vows.
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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