The Bishop has not changed any of the guidelines for Mass attendance. Therefore, we are still limited to 25% capacity in the church and all existing precautions will continue to be taken. The dispensation from attending Mass remains in place at this time.
Tables after Mass can only be outside, not in the Gathering Place.
No events involving food are currently allowed.
Other events (prayer groups, study groups, meetings, etc.) are limited to 50 people (previously 10), providing that Covid precautions can be taken (masks, distancing, etc.). All groups other than those run by a Sacred Heart employee must sign a facility agreement at the Parish office when they book a room. Each group is responsible for wiping down tables and chairs used after their group meets. Thank you for your cooperation in allowing us to start to have meetings at the Church again.
Larger groups or groups that cannot maintain distancing requirements, may meet in the Church if it is available, but these meetings, like any other, need to be booked through the Parish office.
Many of the second collections from earlier in the year had to be rescheduled because of Covid. Attached is the revised schedule. When we have a second collection, envelopes will be available in the pews and on the Information Table.
Please print the form, fill it out and return it to the Parish Office. Thank you
Heartfelt thanks to all who participated in helping us to meet the $43,230 goal for the matching contribution. As you recall, this contribution was offered to a select few parishes by a generous donor from within the Diocese. After experiencing the effects of the pandemic, the donor’s wish was to increase online giving. Any new online gift (one-time or recurring) and any increased online gift counted toward the match. Between June 1 and August 31, through your beautiful generosity, we achieved 129% of our goal!!
Therefore, in October, Sacred Heart will receive a check for $43,230. One hundred percent of these funds will be restricted for evangelization purposes, including offering free retreats, bringing in strong Catholic speakers and much more.
Thank you as always for your continued generosity!
God bless you all!
Effective September 8, the hours that the church is open during the week will go back to the original hours 6AM-9PM, Monday through Friday. Saturday and Sunday hours will remain 6AM to 6PM.
Many of you are familiar with Dynamic Catholic and its founder, Matthew Kelly. Dynamic Catholic is offering the opportunity for a virtual conference and question and answer session with Matthew Kelly on November 5. This conference is based on Matthew’s new book “Amazing Possibilities.” There is a $39 charge for attending, but you do receive a free copy of the book for registering. This is not a Sacred Heart Parish program, so you have to register directly with Dynamic Catholic by following the link below.