Please pray for the young people
received the Body and Blood
Our Lord Jesus Christ for the first time .
the Blessings of God remain with them
they grow in their Faith.
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.
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.
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 Lynskey@sacredheartjax.com.
SACRED HEART GIFT SHOP
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
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
SAVE THE DATE!
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 &
details to follow.
Sponsored by MOSH
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.