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.
Is everyone excited for March to be here? The snow and ice impacted so many and hopefully no more as March comes in like a lion (came early) and out like a lamb. Though those days took me back to the many times I volunteered in Mexico with the Salesian priests. I spent a couple of summers and Christmas vacations. What I had to go through for 7 days (no electricity), the Mexican families I worked with, live that every day. I spent time during my quiet "Silent Retreat" remembering the joy and love I was shown by those families whose homes often had cardboard walls or tarps for roofs and lots of candles. In remembering them, good memories came to mind and I thanked God for what I have and asked our God to bless them bountifully for their hospitality to me.
Since we can't gather for Stations of the Cross as a group, I don't want you to miss out on this most holy way to pray in Lent. On our website we have placed four links that you can participate in. One of them, as I said last week, was filmed at Sacred Heart. Take 30 minutes and go to Calvary with Jesus.
A few of you have commented positively on the Prayers of the Faithful at our weekend Masses. You like the way they are divided into our 3 calls of Jesus during Lent: to pray, to fast, and to give alms. One of you said it's a good way to divide up the prayer time during the day: in the morning to focus on giving alms -- time and talent to others -- then extra prayers during lunch, and in the evening to fast somewhat during dinner. Or you can switch it up however you want. Prayer is so essential to us. It's our conversation with God, our good friend who is always here.
Last weekend I encouraged you to reflect (in light of Abraham and Isaac story) on the hardest decision you ever had to make. Lots of feedback as you shared with me. Thank you. I heard in each of your stories how the Lord was working with you. Looks like we made it. Here's some ideas for more Lenten reflections. What is your image of God? Share your image with your family and/or your friends. What does holiness look like to you? Who in your lifetime has manifested holiness to you? (Are they still with us here -- let them know.) Who do you hope to manifest holiness to?
March is here and this is the month to really focus on our journey to Holy Week. We end March at the threshold of Holy Week. Be as prepared as possible to follow Jesus to the Last Supper, on to Calvary, the empty tomb and then Resurrection.
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