Dear Sacred Heart Family and Friends,

Homecoming is the central theme of the Scripture readings for the Second Sunday of Advent. All three readings focus on the absolute necessity of our getting ready for Christ’s “Homecoming” into our hearts and lives by true repentance, reparation, prayer, and the renewal of our lives. They also remind us that the past coming of Jesus 2000 years ago, the present daily coming of Jesus into our lives through the Eucharistic celebration, Sacrament of Reconciliation, through the Scriptures, and through the praying community, and his future coming (the Second Coming) are actually the fulfillment of God’s saving plan for us from all eternity.

The Gospel tells us through John the Baptist how we should prepare to receive Jesus our Savior’s “coming home” into our lives during the Advent season by repentance and the renewal of life. John preached that the appropriate behavior for those preparing “the way of the Lord” was to be baptized “as they confessed their sins.”

Our Advent Penance Service will be on Sunday, December 10 at 6:00pm. There will several priests available to hear confessions in English and Spanish. This Advent, I encourage you to make a yearend inventory of your life and make a good confession.

This week we celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Our Lady of Guadalupe appeared to Juan Diego and said to him, “Listen my little child, let nothing frighten you or disturb you. Am I not here, I, who am your Mother? Are you not under my shadow and protection? Am I not the source of your joy? … Let nothing else worry you, disturb you.”

Let us entrust all our preoccupations, concerns, and worries to our Blessed Mother. Let us focus in this time of Advent, to be ready to welcome Christ in our lives through our Blessed Mother, just like Christmas.

In Christ & Mary Immaculate,

Fr. James CMI

Sacred Heart Church Bulletin

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Christmas Mass Schedule

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13 Dec 2023

Christmas Mass Schedule

Sunday, December 24th  5:00PM Children’s Mass 7:00PM Spanish Mass (Misa De Navidad en Espanol) 11:300PM Christmas Carols followed by Midnight Mass Monday, December 25th 9:30AM, 11:30AM, 5:00PM Christmas Mass