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.
This weekend is Trinity Sunday, where we celebrate that our experience of God is the loving relationship of the Father, with the Son, in the Spirit. The relationship expressed in the Trinity is one of harmony and peace. This interrelatedness can encompass us. When we trust in this gift of peace we can begin to live with greater and greater hope. Let us take time often throughout these days to allow this gift of peace to encompass us and manifest peace in all our words and actions.
Also this weekend is "Father's Day" where we honor the men in our lives who have been that "Trinitarian Love" for us: unconditional, wise, and loyal. This day was made a national holiday by President Nixon although the roots of Father's Day is found in Catholic Europe in the Middle Ages. On this Father’s Day weekend, I am so honored and humbled to carry the title “Father.” I so respect all of you Fathers who totally are witness of unconditional love for your children. You live out the Gospel mandate of serving rather than be served. On this weekend, I extend my hand in blessing on all of you men for the wisdom, the courage, and the love to be the best Fathers you can possibly be.
I'm sure you all remember that June is the month of the Sacred Heart. Did you know that 12 promises were revealed to St. Margaret Mary Alocoque by Jesus, he promised to those who practice devotion to His Sacred Heart. I encourage you to look them up on the internet. It is amazing what Jesus promises us. Just have faith in Him. Also, one of my favorite, short prayers I say many times a day: "Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in you." Join me.
This coming weekend we're going to ask you to consider volunteering for one or more of our Community, Fellowship or Hospitality Ministries. A couple of weeks ago a bulletin attachment explained all the various ministries where you could help. It's on the website if you didn't get one. We are expecting increased attendance at all Parish events due to the spacious new hall. We need more help. Now your commitment can be a full time commitment to a ministry or a commitment to be called upon for any event needing help. Pray about it this week and please let the Spirit guide you to help our Community continue to serve.
Thank you for all your generosity to Daphnie and Clayton, Catholic Relief Services (nearly $900), Sr. Kathleen, and all those items related to the Hall. You're so GOOD! I'm so blessed by you.
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. Download your ministry schedule now.
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