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.
May 6, 2020
What's been rattling around in my head that the Holy Spirit keeps stirring up? The word, "Courage,". It's been so wonderful hearing it being used to honor all the women and men who are working on the front lines in this pandemic, those that are essential workers, and all those that are continually showing up to help us out in varied ways. Yes, they are "courageous." And so many segments on the news that tell us story of courageous things happening to help out each other in our neighborhoods and our towns.
Well, I definitely am not meaning to take away from any of these well-deserved applause and raves, but I would like to suggest that we are a "courageous" people. Each and every one of us -- not only as we walk, stumble, run through this pandemic, but each and every day we show courage. And this goes for all ages.
Recently, I received a text of a little over a one year old trying to climb up to get in his high chair. He saw his "sippy" cup, and he wanted it. Maybe when you're that young, you don't need to rev up your courage, but it still took courage. Or how about the other end. The elderly person, living in assisted living who wakes up, feels the aches and pains and knows he/she is alive, and then puts one foot after another on the floor, grabs the walker and pulls himself/herself. And there are countless examples in between.
Think about your day, today. How many courageous acts and steps did you take to move through the day. Just taking your medications you are reminded of your vulnerability to life. All the students everywhere that are adapting to new ways of learning and learning the independence of being on their own more than they would have planned. Couples who are thinking about trying to bring a child into the world, or new parents with their little tiny ones and the massive responsibility that takes courage. And on and on and on.
Our Lord had courage to take a risk on us. Thank the Lord. Jesus had tremendous courage to stay the fight. For 3 years he faced all sorts of obstacles and bullying, including 12 followers who didn't really get him. Jesus is our model of courage that comes to us through each and every person around us -- those in the news and those next door.
Take a moment and list the various courageous acts you did and words you said. I'm sure they are countless. Every step we take, every breath we take is an act of courage because it moves us on the pathway of life -- to heaven. Talk about a courageous act! To seek, to want, to desire heaven constantly.
I'd like to say, "You're a hero!" All those around you are blessed by your heroism. And all those around you bless you with theirs.
God Bless You.
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3910 SE 11th Ave, Portland, Oregon 97202
Phone: (503) 231-9636
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