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Volunteer Appreciation Dinner

The annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner is scheduled for Thursday, February 24 from 5:30 -8PM in the school gym. Volunteers in any Sacred Heart ministry are welcome to attend. Spouses may attend if the spouse is also a volunteer. If both spouses volunteer, the spouses are welcome to bring their children. RSVP is required no later than February 4th. Please call the Parish office at 928-445-3141 by February 4th. We will need to have your name, contact phone number, number of people attending and the ministry in which you volunteer.

Thank you and God bless all of our wonderful volunteers!

2022-01-12T18:37:43+00:00January 12th, 2022|

Gospel of Life Collection

The Gospel of Life Appeal is January 22 and 23 this year. In our Parish, the envelopes for the Gospel of Life collection will be available on the weekends of January 15-16 and January 22-23.

With the Dobbs v Jackson case argued and pending for this year, and the real possibility of overturning Roe v Wade and turning the issue back to the states, it has never been more important for us as Catholics to share the good news of the Gospel of Life.

Please see the attached video from Bishop Olmsted, available in English and Spanish.

To better encourage and assist parish efforts to be actively involved in promoting the
Gospel of Life and Walking with Moms in Need, the resulting funds of the collection will
be distributed as follows:
a. 33% of the funds collected at the parish remain with the parish to fund its
own Respect Life efforts at the discretion of the pastor.
b. 67% of the funds are retained by the Office of Marriage and Respect Life
Parish Leadership Support to fund our Diocesan-level pro-life evangelistic and
educational efforts, this includes our ongoing cooperation with Virtue Media in
the remarkable February and March cell phone ads to women potentially seeking
abortion or in crisis pregnancy.
c. In sum, all funds are to be collected and deposited at the parish: 33% of the
funds generated remain with the parish while 67% are sent to the Office of
Marriage and Respect Life for the purposes mentioned in b. All checks
should be payable to the individual parish, deposited, and then the remaining

We are a Gospel of Life diocese, one and all.

2022-01-10T17:57:25+00:00January 10th, 2022|

Learning More About the Annulment Process


Are you or someone you know divorced? Do you want to learn more about annulments and how to apply? At Sacred Heart Parish, we have three certified nullity ministers: Father Raj, Deacon Joe Bueti and Muriel Rabideau and any of them can help answer your questions. Whether or not you are Catholic, we are happy to help you to navigate this often misunderstood process. If you would like more information, please call the Parish office at 928-445-3141 and ask to speak to one of the people listed above. You can also find information on the Diocese of Phoenix’s Tribunal website at
2021-11-03T21:26:43+00:00November 3rd, 2021|

Synod Opened by Pope Francis

On October 10, Pope Francis formally opened a synod on journeying together as a Church. The official theme of the synod is “For a Synodal Church: communion, participation and mission.” In this synod, Pope Francis invites the People of God to listen to the Holy Spirit and the Word of God and discern how to participate more deeply in the mission of the church and the communion into which Christ desires to draw us.  The first phase of the synod is the diocesan phase which was officially began in the Diocese of Phoenix on October 17. This phase will end  in April of 2022 with the submission of a diocesan report to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

The three dimensions of the synod are as follows:
Communion: By His gracious will, God gathers us together as diverse peoples of one faith through the covenant that He offers to His people. The communion we share finds its deepest roots in the love and unity of the Trinity. It is Christ who reconciles us to the Father and unites us with each other in the Holy Spirit. Together, we are inspired by listening to the Word of God, through the living Tradition of the  Church. We all have a role to play in discerning and living out God’s call for His people.
Participation: A call for the involvement of all who belong to the People of God – laity, consecrated and ordained – to engage in the exercise of deep and respectful listening to one another. This listening creates space for us to hear the Holy Spirit together, and guides our aspirations for the Church of the Third Millennium. Participation is based on the fact that all the faithful are qualified and are called to serve one another through the gifts they have each received from the Holy Spirit.
Mission: The Church exists to evangelize. We can never be centered on ourselves. Our mission is to witness the love of God in the midst of the whole human family. This Synodal Process is intended to enable the Church to better witness to the Gospel, especially with those who live on the spiritual, social, economic, political, geographical and existential peripheries of our world.
More information will be shared in the future about our Parish’s participation in the synodal process. Please visit the Diocesan website for more information.
Following is the text of Pope Francis’ homily from the Mass in which the synod was formally opened:
2021-11-24T15:18:34+00:00October 27th, 2021|

Fraudulent texts/emails

Just a reminder that a popular current scam all over the country is to send a text or email that purportedly comes from a priest (usually the pastor) asking for monetary help (usually purchase and donation of gift cards for a specified “cause”).  Please be assured that no priest from Sacred Heart would ever contact you in that way asking for financial support. The best thing to do is not respond at all, and block the phone number or email. Parish staff has reported this to the authorities several times, but these people are almost impossible to catch. Please share this information with friends and relatives. The best way to foil these scams is to not even respond.  Thank you


2021-09-14T16:16:52+00:00September 13th, 2021|
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