Mass for the Preborn Child
January 24 @ 9 a.m., Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral
This Sunday, join Bishop Olmsted at Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral or online! Marking the 48th year since the tragic Roe v. Wade decision, Bishop Olmsted will be celebrant and homilist, leading us in prayer for a culture of life. Bishop Olmsted will give a special blessing for expectant mothers and their little ones at the end of Mass.
To our dear Parishioners:
We are so sorry for the inconvenience but we are having some issues posting livestream Sunday Masses to Facebook. The livestream Masses from the IPhone work ok, but those through the sound system (which are much more complicated) have been problematic. As you know, the sound quality is much better through the sound system so we try to use that on Sunday for better quality. We will have to do some work on this with our IT consultant to get the problem fixed. We know how important that it is for you to watch Mass at your own Parish and so we will work to get this problem resolved. We appreciate your prayers and support. Thank you.
The Gospel of Life collection this year has some changes. This collection will be taken up as the second collection the weekend of January 16-17 at Sacred Heart.
Also, this year, the Diocese of Phoenix is offering the opportunity to give on-line for the Gospel of Life. Please click on the links below if you would like to watch Bishop Olmsted’s videos regarding the Gospel of Life and/or if you wish to give to the Gospel of Life collection directly through the Diocese’s website.
As always, thank you for your generosity.
See attached link to the Diocese of Phoenix website where you may download the flip book in English or Spanish. The flip book is almost 100 pages so we do not recommend printing it all.
The following Advent videos were offered by Evango. Patrick Sullivan, who performed our Lenten Mission in March offers these videos as additional resources useful during Advent. Note that a “Donate” button to Evango comes up; a donation is NOT required to view the videos.
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.
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.