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 we hear the same Gospel that we will hear in about six weeks on Thanksgiving Day. It is good for us to hear this Gospel twice, to pause and ask ourselves about how we express our gratefulness to God, to our loved ones, to our neighbors, to the stranger. When we take the time to list our gratefulness, we only flood with gratitude and it “sings” forth in all of our interactions with others. Look at the leper who is healed. He goes forth singing and praising God. Let’s start building up to a really loud crescendo by Thanksgiving.
I follow the website, "Busted Halo", and came across this interesting article about "7 Simple Lessons in Humility for Your Everyday Life." I believe Humility is the primary virtue of Jesus. Try one of these this coming week: 1-Deliberately get behind someone walking or driving slow. 2-Clean up someone else's mess. 3-Next time something isn't done your way, leave it if it works. 4-Spend a whole day not correcting anyone. 5-Let a bug live. 6-Arrive for Mass 20 minutes early. 7-Next time someone annoys you, don't tell anyone. That is some great wisdom here.
Also next weekend is our Kentucky Mission Baked Food Sale. Please come and participate in any way: bake, purchase, enjoy. The profits from this fundraising go to the Benedictine Sisters in Kentucky (Remember Sr. Kathy) to help the poor mining families for Christmas.
That Sunday, October 20th, your Pastoral Council is going to try something new. With our new Fellowship Hall, they have discussed the need to do some simple outreach to our neighborhood and our Villa neighbors and others served by our local SVDP conferences. So the Pastoral Council (with some added help) is going to host a very simple Soup and Sandwich lunch with coffee and lemonade from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. on that Sunday. Nothing fancy – some food and Fellowship -- and hopefully an opportunity to know our neighbors better. Please come and join us for food and/or Fellowship. The Pastoral Council knows we are so blessed with our Fellowship Hall that we need to share it with others.
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