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


Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

July 20, 2014

The Big Day is Here


This Sunday, July 20, 2014


On this day Sacred Heart Parish celebrates

With our Pastor, Rev. Victor Z. Narivelil, CMI,

As he returns to his home in India.


A special Mass will honor our beloved Pastor

At the 11:30 Sunday Mass


Reception follows in the Parish Center.

All parishioners are cordially invited to attend

As we wish Fr. Victor “God’s Speed”






After 17 years of service in the Diocese of St. Augustine, Rev. Fr. Victor Narivelil, C.M.I., is returning to India.  As Fr. Victor and the Diocese have announced, Rev. James Kaniparampil, C.M.I., has been appointed as  the Administrator here at Sacred Heart Parish beginning on August 1st. 

Fr. James is currently a Parochial Vicar at the Cathedral-Basilica in St. Augustine, and prior to the Cathedral he was at St. Paul’s at the Beaches. Before coming to our diocese, Fr. James was in Wales.  Although we will certainly miss Fr. Victor, Sacred Heart will warmly welcome Fr. James.




Looking for voices and young musicians for the 11:30 am Liturgy!  Does your child like to sing or play an instrument?  We’d love to have them participate with the music liturgy at the 11:30 am Sunday Mass.   We rehearse at 11:00 in the choir room – immediately before Mass.  We’d love to have your children (1st grade and up!) participate in this vital ministry!  





Sunday, July 20 - No meeting this week or next, July 27th.

Friday, August 1st – We are feeding the campers, buddies and staff for Camp I Am Special at Marywood / Camp St. Johns on this Friday.

Sunday, August 3rd – The youth group helps set up the book day for Sacred Heart School each year in the gym.  This year we will be setting up after the 11:30am mass on Sunday, August 3rd.

Saturday, August 9th – We will attend the Florida Gets Talent from the NCYC’s Top Talent Contest from the prior few years and one of our group is performing.

Friday, August 22nd –  Sunday, August 24th  - We have our Back to School Retreat in Leesburg, Florida (Warren Willis Camp ) with our friends from the EYC at the Cathedral of St. Luke from Orlando.  This is a great retreat and we join youth and chaperones from several churches we partner with in Orlando. 

For more information or questions, call Cindy Lynskey at 874-5338 or email at




Holy Name has cancelled parish breakfasts during the month of July. Many of the volunteers will be on vacation this month and will not be able to assist.  The vacations are well deserved. Breakfast will resume in August and we will be looking to serve all our parishioners then. 




Celine and Carl Williams  -  63 Years                             

Mary and Bill Bigley  -  58 Years


Parish Meetings


CCW -  The Council of Catholic Women welcomes all ladies affiliated with the parish and school.  Our meetings are the 3rd Tuesday each month, September through May, at 7:00 pm in the Family Life Building.   For  information, please call Lynn Freel  at 771-2788.   


CRAFT DAY FOR CARNIVAL - We’re getting a head start and are again putting our hands to work making craft items for the next carnival.  We will meet at 10:30 am - 12:30 pm in the Family Life Center on the last Thursday of each month.  We welcome everyone and all new ideas. For questions or suggestions, please call Fay Sieracki at 778-0050. 


GOLDEN HEARTS - We are currently on summer break and will resume our meetings on Sept. 8th.  At that time, we will 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 September through May.   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 are now on summer break.  We will resume on September 20th and will meet the 3rd Saturday of the month  in the Family Life Center, 9 am -11 am For questions, contact Ginger Peters at 771-8805.


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.  We’re playing Bunco, raising cash to craft, and having fun.  Only $5 to play.


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


Catholic Gator Alumni   - Join fellow Catholic Gators in the Jacksonville area for a Cocktail Hour at the Brick in Avondale, 3585 St. John’s Avenue.  Come on down Wednesday, July 23rd, 6:30 - 9 pm.  Meet old friends and make new Gator friends at the Avondale Brick.  There will be food and drink specials available, so come and join in the fun. 


Host families are needed for International Students attending St Joseph Academy and Bishop Snyder High School for the upcoming 2014-2015 school year. We have more than 40 students from Germany, Spain, Brazil, South Korea, Italy, Russia and China. Host families are given a stipend of $550.00 per month for hosting. Busing is available in some areas. For more

information, call Serena Arbuthnot at (904) 806-2355 or email:


FAMILY FUN  for all - Save the date:  Dance on Saturday, July 26th for feast of Sts. Joachim and Anne, the Virgin Mary’s mom and dad, from 7:00pm to 11:00pm, St. Catherine’s in OP, Haut Hall.  Bring moms, dads, kids,  grands, and great-grands to celebrate the Gift of Family and to help pregnant moms and their unborn babies.  A charity, fundraiser where the whole family can celebrate.  Tickets will be pre-sold beginning July 13 and will be available at the door.  Supporting the gift of Life.  Questions? 264-1904.


The 1st Annual Diocesan Young Adult Kickball Tournament will be held on Saturday, August 2, at Treaty Park in St. Augustine. Any and all young adults (18 yrs.+) are invited to put together a team and join us for a day of fellowship, food, fun and friendly competition! Be the first Young Adult group to win the coveted DOSA Kickball Championship and then make the quick trip to the beach for a celebratory swim…or if you don’t win the championship drown your sorrows in the Atlantic! For more information, call (904) 262-3200, ext. 189 or email:


Marriage Preparation: To schedule a wedding, an engaged couple must meet with their parish priest or deacon at least eight months before their proposed wedding date. Preparation for the sacrament includes attending a diocesan program such as Engaged Encounter or Pre Cana, and completing the PREPARE/ENRICH or FOCCUS inventory. Also, couples of child-bearing age will need to take a full course of Natural Family Planning. Pre-registration for each of these programs is mandatory. The next Engaged Encounter program will be August 8-10 at Marywood Retreat Center. The next Pre Cana program will July 12, in Jacksonville. For more information about the diocesan requirements or to register for any of the diocesan programs, please visit or call (904) 551-2619.


 The Diocesan Marriage Renewal weekend is an opportunity to spend time with each other to rekindle and renew your love. The weekend consists of talks given by a priest and married couples, time for reflection alone with your spouse, and plenty of privacy to foster the growth of your sacramental union in Christ. There is no forced sharing. The next weekend is August 8-10. For more information, contact Jerry and Ann Webster (904) 268-3758 or


TV and Online Mass for the Homebound: Is someone you love unable to get to church? “My Sunday Mass” will bring spiritual comfort and joy for the homebound. For the Sunday time and channel guide, visit: Please Note: For those who can get to church, the TV/online liturgy will not meet the Sunday Mass obligation. Thank you for spreading the word about Mass for the homebound!  


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