We will be doing our best to keep you informed during this time of uncertainty. The Bishop’s directive is listed here as a separate post. The following is additional important information during this uncertain time.
1.) The Church will be locked at 7PM until further notice. All daily and Sunday Masses remain canceled until further notice. Bishop Olmsted has dispensed all of the faithful from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass until further notice. Masses by Sacred Heart priests are being live-streamed to Facebook daily at 9AM and there will also be a Spanish Mass live streamed at 1PM on Sundays. Please refer to the separate post regarding live-streaming of Masses on this website.
2.) The Parish Office is now closed to the public due to social distancing requirements. Staff remains in the Office to answer phones, attend meetings, update the website, answer emails and other tasks.
3.) The Adoration Chapel remains open 24 hours per day to adorers who have signed up and received a code. If you are ill, please try to get a replacement for your hour. The number of chairs has been reduced to allow for social distancing.
4.) Bulletins will still be produced with hard copies available on the information table and an electronic copy on the website.
5.) Mass intentions are still prayed for by the priests during their private daily Masses as well as in the live streamed Masses.
6.) Stations of the Cross and Twelve Hours for the Lord have been canceled. Refer to the post on this website which prevents you resources that you can use at home instead.
7.) There will be no Confessions in the Church until further notice. If you wish to have a private confession, you may schedule it by contacting the Parish Office. Private confessions will be available Monday through Friday between 8am-5pm; social distancing will be maintained at all times. Also, outdoor confessions will be offered Mondays 11:00AM-12:00PM; Wednesday evenings 6:00-7:00PM; and Saturday afternoons 3:00-4:00PM. Outdoor confessions will be held outside the main entrance. Due to social distancing requirements, please wait in your car until the priest is available; please do not form a line.
8.) No gatherings may occur on Church property until further notice, regardless of the number of people in the group. There will be no exceptions. The Bereavement Ministry has canceled all sessions until further notice.
9.) The Church’s mission continues! Regular operating expenses continue, but are being reduced as much as possible. Please consider continuing to make your regular tithe if you are able to. This is extremely critical in an effort to avoid future financial hardship. If you do not currently use on-line giving, you may sign up for on-line giving (even temporarily) by visiting sacredheartprescott.com and select “Online Giving” in the upper right section of the main screen. Alternatively, you can mail your contribution to the Parish Office at 150 Fleury Street or deposit it in the box under the votive candle stand. The Parish relies heavily on donations given at the collection during Mass. Thank you and God bless you for your consideration. You may also donate to the Parish from the Diocese of Phoenix website dphx.org; select “Donate to My Parish” and select Sacred Heart Prescott from the drop down list. This will bring you directly to the Parish Online Giving. We are praying for all of you who have suffered economic distress during this time.
10.) For everyone’s protection, the church has been “deep-cleaned” while not in use.
The Clergy and Staff of Sacred Heart Parish continue to work during this time to meet the needs of our parishioners.