Dear Sacred Heart Family,
Birthdays deserve to be celebrated. They are occasions when we can be thankful for the gift of life, and for the love we have received. They provide the opportunity for families to get together and recall good memories from the past and also a chance to look to the future, aware of how far we have come. So it is with Pentecost. Today is the birthday of the church, a time for us to celebrate who we are and to rediscover what it means to be the people of God. Down through the centuries the Holy Spirit has guided the church, despite the weaknesses of its members, both clerical and lay. We have the witness of many generous and heroic people who have been ‘led by the Spirit’ and whose lives have given eloquent testimony to the power of God at work in them. Today, then, let’s take heart and invoke the Spirit of God that we may be filled with a joyful appreciation of who we are and what we have to give.
At Pentecost, where there had been division and alienation, unity and understanding were born. Sacred Heart is blessed with many different cultural, ethnically diverse families. We celebrate the uniqueness of Sacred Heart at the Pentecost. Let us celebrate the birthday of the church with unity in diversity.
I also invite all graduating High School Seniors and Senior Altar Servers to be recognized on Sunday, June 7th at 9:30 am Mass.
In Risen Christ,
Fr. James Kaniparampil CMI
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Public Mass has resumed in the Main Church
Vigil Mass Saturday English 5:00pm, Spanish 7:00pm
Sunday Mass 7:30am, 9:30 am, 11:30am, 5:00pm
Eucharistic Holy Hour
Wednesday 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Divine Mercy Chaplet
Friday 3:00pm– 4:00pm
Church will remain open after daily Mass until 3:00pm and until 5:00pm on Sunday.
Mass, adoration and Divine Mercy Chaplet will continue to be live streamed on Facebook at Sacred Heart Catholic ChurchJax.
For those faithful who are unable to attend Mass due to the dispensation or other limitations we will be in the Church on Sundays from 2:00 to 3:00pm to give Holy Communion.