Sacred Heart Catholic Church
5752 Blanding Boulevard · Jacksonville, FL 32244 · 904-771-2152·

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"And when I am lifted up from the earth, I will draw everyone to myself." John 12:32


Pastoral Plan 2013-2014




We will again celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday with a service at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 27th.  The service includes an hour of Eucharistic adoration.



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Many Thanks to the ministries who gave their time and their many talents to the people of Sacred Heart Parish by leading the Stations of the Cross the seven Fridays of the Lenten Season. 

You each bring precious gifts to be shared.  May you be granted a glorious, blessed Easter.



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 Thank you, Holy Name Society, for again cooking up our fish dinners on the Fridays of Lent.  Job well done. 


Sunday, April 20  -  No meeting .  Have a safe and blessed Easter.  Our next meeting will be Sunday, April 27th in the Family Life Center from 6 to 8 pm.  For any questions, contact Cindy Lynskey at 874-5338 or by email at




1st Holy Communion - The children of Sacred Heart Parish will receive their 1st Holy Communion at the 11:30 Mass on Sunday, April 27.  We will again have a combined choir for this event.  If you are interested in helping we will have a rehearsal at 7:00 pm. on Thursday, April 24th.  All brothers, sisters, cousins, aunts, uncles, etc. (you get the idea!!) are invited to help sing at this important liturgy.  If you have any questions, contact Kathy Lynch @ 613-8157 or e-mail:


THRIFT STORE reopened - Workers needed


The Thrift Store is open on Wednesday and Saturday from 9 am - 12 noon. Help is Needed!  If you can assist even for an hour or so please call Vickey Turner at 772-8788.  It’s a vital ministry and needs some willing hands.




First Communion and Confirmation are just around the corner.  We have a large assortment of items that your children may need for this important occasion.  Girl’s veils, boy’s white ties, rosaries, bracelets and special gifts at a reasonable price are available.  We are open before and after Mass on Saturday and Sunday.  See also…our baptismal outfits and adorable baby items.  Please stop by and visit with us soon.



CCW - Change in meeting day for April


Instead of our usual schedule, we will meet on Tuesday, April 22, at 7 pm in the Family Life Center.  We resume our normal schedule in May and again meet the 3rd Tuesday each month.   Call Lynn Freel at 771-2788 for more information.


Save the Date - Sisters of Mercy!!


Sisters of Mercy Farewell Celebration will be Sunday, June 8, 2014, at the 11:30 Mass followed by the farewell celebration.  Additional details to be announced soon.


Happy Anniversary

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Elena and John Griffith - 59 Years   

Edie & Dick Dumm - 58 Years (Belated)  

Linda and Mike Cavallo - 31 Years


Save the Date - Golf Classic!!

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The 3rd Annual Sr. Josephine O’Leary Golf Classic to benefit Sacred Heart School will be on Friday, May 2nd at Eagle Landing Golf Club. Cost is $125 per golfer and includes box lunch, golf fees & buffet dinner.  The tournament is “Best Ball” so any level of golfer from novice to expert is welcome!  A very generous benefactor has offered to cover ½ of the tournament fee for 2 teams of golfers who have never played in our tournament!  This means that for each of the 2 teams of 4, the cost would only be $62.50 per golfer. This will be on a first come, first served basis and must be a confirmed reservation. Please call the school office, 771-5800 Mon.- Fri. 7:30 – 3 pm for additional details.



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On Saturday, May 10 at 7:00 P.M., the Spanish Mass will be in Honor of Our Lady and Her Advocations. A reception will be held immediately after the Mass in the Parish Hall. We welcome donations of snacks, refreshments, etc. For more information, please contact Chiqui Maldonado at 772-0870, or Elizabeth Buchheit at 237-2418. All are welcome.


Parish Meetings


CCW -  The Council of Catholic Women is open to all ladies affiliated with the parish and school.  Our April meeting will be on Tuesday, April 22, at 7 pm in the Family Life Center.   In May we will return to our usual schedule, the 3rd Tuesday each month.  For  information, call Lynn Freel  at 771-2788.   


GOLDEN HEARTS - Our next meeting, May 12th, is “Potluck” and will be the last meeting until September.  We  will resume our meetings on Sept. 8th and continue monthly on  the 2nd Monday each month at  11:30 am in the Family Life CenterAny parishioners 50 years or older is welcome to join us for lunch and a program.  Questions?  Call Barbara Koger at 778-2677 or Penny Szot at 771-5824.


GRIEF / SUPPORT GROUP  -  Ministry of Consolation   

If you are  newly widowed, this is a program designed to help you deal with your loss.  For questions, please call Vickey Turner @ 772-8788 or Pat Watson @ 388-0925.   We meet in the Family Life Center every Thursday, 10 -12 am.   Being Catholic is not required.  You need not walk this way alone.


Hispanic Charismatic Prayer Group

"Hermanos Unidos en Cristo" - Meets weekly on Wednesday evenings, from 7:30 to 9:30 pm, in the Cry Room in the church.  For more information, call Tingo Maldonado at 904-772-0870.


HOLY NAME SOCIETY - Membership is open to all men of Sacred Heart Parish who are over the age of 18.  We meet the second Tuesday of each month throughout the year.   For information,  Ken Cochran at 772-6353.


LEGION OF MARY - The Legion of Mary spiritual prayer group would like to invite everyone to join us as we pray the Rosary in the Family Life Center at Sacred Heart, every Thursday  from 6 - 7:30 pmFor info, contact Nora Shepard at (904)329-1091 or email


M.O.S.H. - The Men OSacred Heart invites all men of Sacred Heart Parish, young or old or in between, to become a member of our vibrant group.  Our e-mail address is or find “Men of Sacred Heart” on Facebook. We are also on  Twitter, as @MenSacredHeart.  We meet on the first Monday of each Month at 7 pm in the Parish Center.


RESPECT LIFE - We meet in September and December on the 2nd Saturday of those two months in the Family Life Center at 9:30 am Please make plans to attend.  Questions?  Call Rosemary Danforth at  200-6926 or email at respectlife@sacredheartjax.comOur Prayer Group meets in Our Lady's Chapel on the First Saturday of each month from 2:40 pm to 4:40 pm.


Rosary Making  -  We meet the 3rd Saturday of the month  in the Family Life Center, 9 am -11 amFor questions, please contact Ginger Peters at 771-8805.  Join us as we put our hands to work for our Blessed Mother.


Sacred HEART Red HATTERS  -  All Ladies over the age of  50, who are  members of Sacred Heart  are welcome to come and be a “Red Hatter”.   Meetings are on the 2nd Wednesday monthly at 6:30 pm in the Family Life Center.  Come, and have some fun.


Single Adults, 40 yrs+   (aims)  - Adults In Ministry and are Single.  Meetings are on the 1st & 3rd Sundays after the 9:30 AM Mass in the Catechumen Room. Contact:  Kathy Beck at 772-0790 for questions.


Around The Diocese


Feast of San Pedro -We are cordially inviting everyone to join us in celebrating the feast of San Pedro the 2nd Filipino canonized into Sainthood to be held on April 26 at St Catherine of Sienna on Kingsley Road, Orange Park. Procession starts at 12:30 pm followed by mass to be celebrated by Father Rafael "Paeng". Lunch/ fellowship will immediately follow at the Haute Hall. For more information please contact: Mrs. Luz Mojica @ 904.571.8760 or Mrs. Rose Go @ 904.910.5471.


Lujan, Patroness of Argentina, on Sunday, May 8, at 7 p.m., at the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Jacksonville. Father Manuel Puga is the main celebrant. For more information about Our Lady of Lujan, Patroness of Argentina, visit:


Father Jerzy Popieluszko, The Messenger of Truth, will be shown on WJCT, Sunday, Apr. 20, at 3 p.m. Produced by Gary and Nancy Chartrand, this must-see documentary is based on a true-life story of Father Jerzy of Poland. For more information, visit:


Save the Date  - The Bishop John J. Snyder Cardinal Classic Golf Tournament, Monday,

May 5, at Timuquana Country Club. For more information, call (904) 771-1029.


Bishop Estévez prays the Angelus three times Monday through Friday at 6 a.m., noon and 6 p.m., on Queen of Peace Radio 1460-AM/1600-AM.Tune in for a daily dose of prayer.


Summer Camp at Bishop Kenny High School - Visit for a complete list of all Activity and Athletic Camps being offered at Bishop Kenny High School this summer.  The website offers links to request registration forms for each camp.  Space is limited.

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