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



Please pray for the young people

who received the Body and Blood 

of Our Lord  Jesus Christ for the first time .

May the Blessings of God remain with them

as they grow in their Faith.









Dear Parishioners,


 The fourth Sunday of Easter is known as Good Shepherd Sunday and the World Day of Prayer for Vocations. The celebration of Good Shepherd Sunday is an opportunity to pray that the Lord will raise up more people to inspire the Church as priests and consecrated women and men. This is a moment to invite everyone to be involved in the process of changing lives through their prayer for vocations. Coupled with the nurturing atmosphere in their homes, parishes and schools this will enable those who are called to respond to such a vocation. In 1963 Pope Paul VI designated Good Shepherd Sunday as “World Day of Prayer for Vocations”. Jesus, the Good Shepherd, protects us as his flock and promises us the gift of eternal life.

 When a person accepts the call of Christ to be a priest or a religious, their life is changed. But so are the lives of thousands of people who will be touched through their ministry. Lives are changed through the pastoral care of a priest, through the care of a religious sister or brother, through the prayers offered by enclosed nuns and monks. In these ways, a life changed in turn changes many lives. Completing this virtuous circle is the prayer of lay people for vocations to the priesthood and religious life, combined with the encouragement of those they know who are considering such a vocation. This too can change a life.

“My sheep hear my voice,” said Jesus, “and they follow me…”

How are we to follow him if we do not hear his voice and where better to hear his voice, even in these times, than in the company of those who follow him and in the tradition of those who have followed him for some 2,000 years. There is no place where Jesus speaks his faithful love for us more clearly than at the table of the Holy Eucharist. As the Shepherd and the Father are one, so does the Shepherd make himself one with us in the sacrament of the Holy Communion

Let nothing, let no one separate us from the love of Christ and the Holy Eucharist we celebrate, in and through the flock of his body, the Church.


With prayers,

Fr.James Kaniparampil CMI





Sunday, April 26th -Whacky Olympics at Most Holy Redeemer from 2:00 pm until 5:30 pm.  This is a fun event - we play geat games like pie throwing, body “farkeling”, Jell-O relay and the swamp fig and close with dinner.! 

For any questions, contact Cindy Lynskey at 874-5338 or by email at





CONFIRMATION is May 2.  We have a large assortment of items that your children may need for this important occasion:  Rosaries, bracelets and special gifts at a reasonable price. 

You can find us in the Gathering Area at the front of the Church and we are open before and after Mass on Saturday and Sunday.  See also our Baptism outfits and adorable baby items.  Please stop by and visit with us.





The Filipino Community invites you to its festive event, in honor of Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage, beginning with a nine-day novena from May 1, at 6:00 P.M. to May 9 at  Sacred Heart Church. The celebration concludes after the 5:00 P.M. Mass and “Pot-Luck” reception in the Parish Center.  Sponsored by past Hermanos/Hermanas Mayores.




Sacred Heart Parish Picnic, Sunday, May 17th

after the 11:30am Mass.   Share an afternoon with your Church family as we kick off the start of the summer. No charge!  We will have food, fun &

fellowship.  Additional details to follow. 

Sponsored by MOSH


School News


Sacred Heart Catholic School is holding our

first ever Casino Night Fundraiser

Friday,  May 8, 2015, at 6:30 P.M.


Funds from this event will be used to furnish and decorate our newly established Early Childhood Development 3 Year Old Pre-Kindergarten classroom. Tickets are $30 & include: Casino style gaming, heavy hors d’oeuvres, desserts and $1000 gaming money. We appreciate your support of this new parish endeavor! Tickets are available after masses & in the school office.  Sponsorship opportunities are available.   Please contact the school office (904)771-5800 or @ for more information.



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