Dear Sacred Heart Family,
Easter brings so many promises of God to us; life is stronger than death, love can overcome hate, goodness ultimately triumphs over evil and eternity and glory with God in Heaven are our destiny. Easter revives our faith. By His Cross, we have been saved. By His Cross, we have been redeemed. By His Cross, we have been healed and embraced so that nothing and no one can separate us from His redeeming love. Our faith in the resurrection fills us with joy, wonder, gives us the strength to purify our
hearts, to come out of our confinement, our anxieties, and our fears, and to live painful situations with hope, serenity, and peace. Let us remember what Jesus said: “Do not be afraid!” He does not leave us alone; the light of His Easter will chase away the darkness and expand our horizons through new people we meet and unexpected events that will arise. Knowing how to welcome them requires great spiritual maturity on our part.
Thank you for your prayers, your faithfulness, and your support. It has not been easy for all of us, and many of you have made many incredible sacrifices to keep our parish and school alive during this difficult time. I know many of you have made enormous efforts and sacrifices to keep your giving to Sacred Heart, but your effort is what keeps our Sacred Heart family strong. On behalf of Fr. Alex Carandang, Fr. Robert Trujillo, Deacon Jeff Burgess, Deacon Scott Conway, and all the Sacred Heart staff, I wish you a blessed Easter.
In Risen Christ,
Fr. James Kaniparampil CMI
Faith Direct enables parishioners to make your Church contributions through either direct debit from your checking/savings account or through your credit/debit card. Please join me in enrolling by visiting www.faithdirect.net to enroll securely online. Our parish code is FL766.
There are five ways you can help:
1.Work – Landscaping and Maintenance
2.Bring a dish for lunch, entree, side dish salad, dessert.
3.Set-up and serve lunch or help with clean-up
4.Contribute to the cost: Cash or check
We will be scheduling sign-ups soon. Please watch the bulletin for updates!
Sidewalk Sponsor signs– Susan Pritchett at 534-9940
If you have a business or would like to sponsor carnival with your family name, please pick up a sponsor form on the bulletin table or call church or school office. $50.00 will allow you to advertise on a sidewalk sign on the overhang for 2 months.
Virtual Silent Auction
The online auction will be held from April 18 through May 7, 2021. We are requesting donations and would like to ask for your help. Do you
own, work for, or know of a company or small business that might be willing to donate a gift card or voucher for service for our auction? We especially need “already prepared” gift baskets. We cannot accept items that need any preparation. Since we are still following Diocesan guidelines for distancing, we do not have space or storage for donations unless they are auction ready. Please bring basket donations by April 12th. Thank you for your consideration, and helping to make this a successful event! For more info or to donate, please contact the school office 771-5800.
Knights of Columbus Meatball Sub & Salad
Pick up date: Sunday April 11, 10am-1pm – Parish Center
Hispanic Ministry rsvp 514-5131 Pick Up Date: Saturday, April 23rd
Tamales, Empanadas (both kinds)/Pre-sales dates are April 10/11, & Saturday April 17
Sr. Regina Tearoomtext rsvp to 707-0716 Pick-up: Sunday, May 2nd
Dessert Menu available/Pre-sale dates after Masses April 18 & April 24/25
Sacred Heart Parish Booth rsvp to 502-1186 Pick-up: Sunday, May 16th
Steak in a sack, Italian sausage and chicken nuggets/Pre-sale dates after Mass are May 1/2 and 8/9
For more carnival information see the Church Bulletin or contact
Melady Dean: 710-5423 Susan Pritchett: 534-9940
Erin Kellogg: (312) 626-1551 Sayra Pratts: (787) 718-9703