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



ASKS Parishes to Offer Special Prayer

on August 17 for Peace in Iraq  


WASHINGTON— Bishop Richard E. Pates, the chairman of the Committee of International Justice and Peace of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) asked the U.S. bishops to invite the people of their dioceses to pray for peace in Iraq on Sunday, August 17.


Bishop Pates recounted the struggles of Christians and others in Iraq who have faced the destruction, burning and looting of churches, homes and businesses and, under threat of the Islamic State (ISIS) to join their extremist brand of Islam, have fled for their lives.


Accordingly, he urged Catholics to let their elected representatives know of their concern that humanitarian assistance reach Christian and other religious minorities who are suffering in Iraq, Syria and other countries.



2014 Candidate Questionnaire Project:

2014 Candidate Questionnaire Project: Let your conscience be your guide. 

Catholic faithful are called to political engagement shaped by the moral convictions of well-formed consciences and focused on the dignity of every human being, the pursuit of the common good, and the protection of the weak and the vulnerable. To help parishioners become informed on where candidates stand on key issues, the Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops has polled those running for U.S. Congress, the Florida Legislature, and Florida Governor. To see how candidates appearing on the August 26 Primary Election / November 4 General Election ballot responded to the questionnaire, visit


(Copies available on table in the Gathering Area of the Church)

Primary Election:  August 10 - August 24

General Election:  October 19 - November 2


Proyecto del Cuestionario de los Candidatos 2014: Que su conciencia sea su guía. 

Los fieles católicos somos llamados a la participación política. Esta participación debe ser influida por las convicciones morales de conciencias bien formadas y enfocada en la dignidad de cada ser humano, la búsqueda del bien común, y las protección de los débiles y vulnerables. La Conferencia de Obispos Católicos de la Florida, para asistir a los feligreses que quieren conocer la posición de candidatos políticos sobre temas claves, ha encuestado aquellos postulándose para el congreso, la legislatura estatal, y el puesto gubernativo.

Para ver como los candidatos, que aparecerán en la papeleta de la Elección Primaria de agosto 26/Elección General de noviembre 4, respondieron al cuestionario, visite


(Tenemos copias disponibles en la mesa que está en el área

de recepción a la entrada de la Iglesia.)

Elecciones Primarias:  Agosto 10 - Aagosto 24

Elecciones Generales:  Octubre 19 - Noviembre 2




Sunday, August 17th - We are the invited guests of St. Matthew's youth group for a fun filled scavenger hunt in the Riverside / Monument Park area. 

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.

Sunday, August 31st - No meeting due to Labor Day Weekend.  Enjoy your time with family and friends and be safe.  For more information or questions, call Cindy Lynskey at 874-5338 or email at




  Religion Education Classes will be beginning:

·          Wednesday, September 3rd, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm, or

·          Saturday, September 6 th, 9:00 am - 10:00 am.


Registration - After all Masses

NEXT weekend, August 23 and 24


To register your child/children you will need:  A copy of their baptism certificate, completed registration form and registration fee.

Fees are:   $30 for one student, $45 each for two, and $55 for three or more. A child seeking Sacraments must be registered by the end of September with all paperwork turned in. 

If you are interested in teaching or for any questions regarding the CCD program, please contact Santa Cochran at 772-6353 or via her

 e-mail at




Are you or do you know someone who it thinking about becoming Catholic?  Want factual information? 

There will be an informational meeting this Sunday, August 17th, in the Catechumen room after the 9:30 Mass (around 10:30 am).

We will answer your questions about the Catholic Church and about the Rite of Christian Initiation process.  Please call Deacon Jeff Burgess at 278-7153 with any questions.




On Friday, August 29, at  7:30 P.M., we have the Assembly of Prayer here at Sacred Heart.  It will be sponsored by the Hispanic Charismatic Prayer Group “Hermanos Unidos en Cristo.

Noche de Oracion Y Alabanza. 

“María, primera discí de Jesús.” 

Conferencista Invitado:  Rev. IváCarrillo, Actualmente ofrece sus

Servicious en San Agustín, FL.  

Ministerio de Música:  “Luz y Esperanza” , Jacksonville, FL.  

Fecha:  Agosto 29 del 2014     Hora: 7:30 P.M.

Para más información:  904-699-9188, 904-708-4504.





(Don’t tell anyone)

The date for Fall Beautification Day

                           Is now available.                             




BEAUTIFICATION DAY - October 25, 2014


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-

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.


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



North Florida Catholic Cemeteries – Planning Ahead:  Pre-planning your burial arrangements can bring peace of mind to you and your family. It ensures that your wishes are known and that your survivors will be spared making last-minute decisions under stress. For more information or an appointment to discuss burial options, contact Sister Nicole Cayer, SSJ, Director of Family Services, (904) 824-6680.


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!


Families Following Christ -- Family Night:  Please join FFC – Families Following Christ on Wednesday September 3rd 7pm at the St. Joseph’s Cody Center as we continue our 2014 Series: A Year of Prayer.  We are excited to welcome guest speaker, Joe Helow, who is a parishioner of Holy Family and very active in the Catholic community.  Joe’s talk will be on “Integrating Prayer into Daily Life”.  Children’s ministry and nursery are available for ages 6 months to 11 years old.  Please RSVP for the children’s ministry to   Please contact Jeff Mall at 904.349.5155 with any questions.




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United States Conference

of Catholic Bishops   

Daily Reflections


Communion Guidelines

Catholic Prayers      


The Vatican Website


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Altar Server Schedule


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