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
















Pastoral Plan 2009-2010


Sacred Heart Catholic Church


December 25, 2011




We wish all of you a happy and merry Christmas.


Christmas always affects us deeply.  It puts us

In touch with our human feelings and even when

the feeling is sadness, Christmas gives a meaning

and a beauty to the sadness.


Whatever be your Predominant feeling, we hope

you find yourselves touched by God in a way that

will make your Christmas be a memorable one.

Msgr. Patrick  M. Madden, December 22, 1985






December 24th  -   Christmas Eve Vigil 

 5:00 PM, 7:00 PM, and Midnight


December 25th  -   Christmas Day

  9:30 AM and 11:30 AM



The Mass schedule next weekend,

(New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day

                      Masses follow the normal, non-holiday, schedule





Thank you to everyone who participated in the Giving Tree project sponsored by the Youth of our parish.


You have brought the love of Christ and Christmas cheer to many during this Holy Season and demonstrated the love we share at Sacred Heart.  Thank you




Fr. Kiran leads us in weekly discussions on the upcoming Sunday readings, Tuesday evenings, beginning at 7:00 pm. Sessions are held in the Catechumenon Room in the church.   The next session is on January 3rd. 

You are encouraged to read the scriptures prior to the sessions. (They are listed in the bulletin.  See the right column on  page 3.).  Bring your Bible.  It is recommended that all lectors attend.  All are welcome!!




The Adult Education class usually meets weekly on Wednesday evenings in the school library from 6:30 to 7:30 pm and we follows the children's CCD schedule. The class will NOT meet for the rest of December and will resume in January.  For more information call Deacon Jeff Burgess at 278-7153.




The Ministry Of Mothers Sharing will be starting a session to welcome new members in January on Tuesday evenings.

If you are interested in joining the MOMS groups, please contact Corrina Ferguson at corrina@picnicknits.com or 629-3752 to reserve a spot..




We have a nice selection of Baptism Outfits on sale at a price you can afford.  Also, remember us when you do your gift shopping.  We have several items to select from such as statues, crucifixes, bracelets, bibles, rosaries, and so on.  Please stop by before and after masses on Saturday and Sunday.  Your purchases help our church.


Simbang Gabi 


Filipino Catholic Community Advent Novena of Masses


This year the Filipino Catholic Community will be holding the traditional Advent novena of Masses at the following parishes at 7:00 pm on the dates indicated.    All are invited: 


The remaining Masses are as follows:


Dec. 18, Sun - Mary Queen of Heaven Parish -

Dec. 19, Mon - Sacred Heart Parish (Blanding Blvd) - 

Dec. 20, Tue - St. John the Baptist Parish (Atlantic Beach) -

Dec. 21, Wed - Holy Family Parish (Jacksonville) -

Dec. 22, Thru. - St. Joseph Parish -

Dec. 23, Fri - Holy Spirit Parish -


In addition to the above Filipino Community Simbang Gabi novena of Masses, Christ the King Parish will have their own parish-based Simbang Gabi Mass novena from Dec. 15 to Dec. 23 at 7 pm each day.




Please take a moment to enjoy the Crèche in front of the Alter.  It was purchased in Bethlehem by parishioners and others  who felt blessed to be able to participate in the pilgrimage to the Holy Land last month with Fr. Victor. 

The beautiful display was hand carved from Olive Tree wood and was donated to our church for the Christmas season.


Thank you to all those who donated out of their love for our parish


HAPPY ANNIVERSARY _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Virginia and Joe Ferranti - 69 Years

Maxine and Bob Shanks - 55 Years                    

Karen and Steve O’Brien - - 36 Years


New Prospective Altar Servers


The meeting for the New Prospective Altar Servers and their parents meeting originally scheduled for  December 5th,  has been rescheduled for Monday, Jan 9, 2012.  We will meet in the catechumen room at 7 PM.   This meeting is for all parishioners in Grades 4 - 9 who would like to become Altar Servers.  We will be talking about what becoming an Altar Server means and what will be expected of  you during your service.  I will also be setting training times and days at that time.  I look forward to seeing and meeting all of you and your parents.  If you have any questions, you may contact Dan Casperson at 613-6761.


YOUTH NEWS  _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Sunday, December 25th - No meeting due to our holy day.  Merry Christmas to all.

Mark your calendar for these 2012 events.

Saturday, January 7th - January 8th - Winter Lock in on our campus - Youth drop off at the Gym at 4 pm on Saturday the 7th - we attend 5pm Mass and then have a night full of fun.  Pick up is at 9am on Sunday, Jan. 8th.  We will need help from parents for chaperones and for our evening meal.  This activity is ranked high each year with our youth.

Friday, February 3rd - Sunday, February 5th - Dude Ranch Retreat at Lake Wales, FL.  More information to follow.  For questions, contact Cindy or Brian Lynskey at 876-5338 or email at Lynskey@sacredheartjax.com.


ST. VINCENT de PAUL _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

This is the organization that is your outreach to the needy.  We are again in need of non-perishable food products.  They can be placed in the locker box at the back of the church.  Please be generous.  To volunteer for this charitable and prayerful group, please contact our president, Debbie Kirkland, at 771-2949.


THE TIME IS NOW -  Excited about the new Parish Center

                        Remember to contribute to the Building Fund.  

            We can do this together,  THE TIME IS NOW!




CCW - The Council of Catholic Women is open to all ladies affiliated with the parish and school.  We meet September through May in the Family Life Center.  We invite you to come and join us. Our projects support the parish and school and other ministries of the parish.  For more info, please call Susan Pritchett@ 388-6252. 

This month, CCW WILL NOT be having a general meeting.


GOLDEN HEARTS - We invite any parishioners 50 years or older to join us the 3rd Monday of each month  at 11:30 AM in the Family Life Building for lunch and a program.  Lunch will be served and the cost is only $3.00 per person.  Please bring non-perishable goods to donate to St. Vincent  DePaul.    The next meeting is Monday, Dec. 19th.  Call Barbara Koger at 778-2677 for questions. 

NOTE:  Beginning in January, Golden Hearts will meet on the 2nd Monday each month. 


LEGION OF MARY - At Sacred Heart Parish, meetings are  every Thursday from 6:00 to 7:30 PM in the Family Life Center.  Please call Ada Maldonado @ 524-8665 for questions.  The Legion of Mary is extending an invitation to those who are in the hospital or at home who would like a rosary said for them.  Please call Ada Maldonado to set up a  date and a time.  God Bless.


Ministry of Consolation - GRIEF / SUPPORT GROUP  -   

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 every Thursday, 9:30 to 11:30AM.  Being Catholic is NOT a requirement.  If they hurt, we want them.  You need not walk this path alone.


Rosary Making Volunteers Needed

Please join us on the third Saturday of each month.  Our next meeting will be on Sat., Jan. 21st, in the Family Life Center, from 9-11 a.m.  Supplies and instructions will be provided. If interested, or you have questions, please contact Ginger Peters at 771-8805.   [Note]  Service Hours for students are offered.


Sacred HEART Red HATTERS  - All Ladies over the age of  50, (no ID required), who are  members of Sacred Heart  are welcome to come and be a “Red Hatter”.   Meetings are the  2nd Wednesday of each  month at 6:30 pm in the Family Life Center.  The  next  meeting is January 11th.  Come and have some fun.


Single Adults, 40 yrs+   (aims)  - Adults In Ministry that 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.


Around The Diocese


Bishop John J. Snyder High School cordially invites you to join us for our Open House on Thursday, January 19th at 7:00 pm.   You and your family will have the opportunity to:

·          Meet our administration and faculty

·          Tour our beautiful 52-acre campus

·          Learn about financial aid

·          Register for the 2012-2013 school year

See how your student can benefit from a college preparatory, Catholic educa-

tion centered on our values of competence, conscience and compassion

All incoming freshmen must take the EXPLORE Test on January 21st from

8:30 am – 11:30 am.  Go to www.bishopsnyder.org or call the Office of Ad

missions at 908-8964 for more information.  


2012 Catholic Days at the Capitol will be held on Feb. 7-8 in Tallahassee. Join hundreds of Catholics from across the state to learn about pending legislation, visit legislators and attend the Red Mass. The registration form is located at www.dcfl.org or call the Diocesan Center for Family Life at (904) 308-7474. Registration deadline is Jan. 25.


 Information for the Bulletin should be sent to  Fileger@sacredheartjax.com

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