Dear Sacred Heart Family,
The Third Sunday of Easter readings challenges us to examine our Faith in the living presence of the Risen Lord. That Faith should strengthen our Hope in His promises, call us to true repentance for our sins and lead us to bearing witness to Christ by our works of Charity. Does our Faith do that for us? The readings also remind us that the purpose of Jesus’ death and Resurrection was to save us from our sins. Hence, they invite us to make our bearing witness to the risen Lord more effective by repenting of our sins, renewing our lives, and meeting Jesus in the Word of God and at the Eucharistic Table. Today’s Gospel leads us to reflect on Faith, doubts and crises. It shows us how Jesus convinced his disciples of his Resurrection and how he commissioned them to be his witnesses throughout the
Jesus needs Spirit-filled followers to be his eyes, ears, hands and feet so that we may bear witness to his love, mercy and forgiveness. The Church badly needs dedicated witnesses: priests, Deacons, Brothers, Sisters, parents, teachers, doctors, and nurses, – all of us. The essence of bearing witness is to testify by our lives that the power of the risen Jesus has touched and transformed us. In other words, Jesus is to speak to other people through us. In Calcutta, a dying old woman with her head in the lap of St. Teresa of Calcutta (Mother Teresa), looked at her for a long time, and, in a feeble voice, asked: “Are you the God Jesus who loves the poor and the sick?”
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