We will be having a volunteer appreciation dinner on Thursday, February 6 from 5:30-8PM in the school gym. Dinner will be served at 5:45. This dinner is to honor all of our wonderful Sacred Heart volunteers that make all of our ministries possible. Dinner, non-alcoholic beverages and dessert will be served. Spouses may attend as long as they are also a volunteer in some capacity (since the purpose of this dinner is to honor volunteers). As we need a specific count to order food, please RSVP to the Parish Office no later than Friday, January 24th. Please give the receptionist your name, the capacity in which you volunteer, how many will be attending and any dietary restrictions. Hope to see you there and God bless you for all you do.
Gentlemen of the Parish:
It is our time to give it up for our Church and the best way to jump start that effort will be to attend the 2020 Men’s Conference aptly titled “MEN OF CHRIST”.
Many of you may play poker and have felt you had been dealt the hand of a lifetime and went all in with your pile of poker chips. Why not do that for Jesus Christ? All you have to lose is yourself!
What better act of love to show your family than an effort to get closer to Jesus Christ.
The event will be at Xavier Prep on February 1st. You will come back a different man.
Go to www.cmfp.org and buy your ticket today! The website has more information on the program and the speakers. This event has sold out quickly the past several years. Please see the attached flyer.
If you wish to carpool, please call the parish office at 928-445-3141 to get your name on the list and indicate whether you are willing to drive or prefer a ride.
On December 2, 2019, the Diocese of Phoenix celebrated its Golden Jubilee at the Comerica Theatre in Phoenix. Sacred Heart Parish sent 37 people and all of our priests and most of our deacons participated in the Mass. Sacred Heart was one of the best represented parishes in Northern Arizona. Please see attached links for more information and photos.
Sacred Heart Parish is participating in the Diocesan Capital Campaign. Information has been provided in the bulletin and discussed at Masses by Father Raj. Attached is a video from Bishop Olmsted with important information about the Capital Campaign.
Promulgated December 30, 2018, on Holy Family Sunday.
Marking the 50th Anniversary of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix, Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted has issued “Complete My Joy,” a new Apostolic Exhortation to the husbands and wives, mothers and fathers of the Diocese.
Keeping our Eyes Fixed on Jesus, our Savior and Lord
The main problem we face in the Church today is the cover-up by members of the hierarchy of sexual misconduct by members of the clergy. We have, in addition, not had an adequate system of accountability in place for bishops who have offended, i.e. for those bishops who have sexually abused children and/or sexually harassed adults.
The ability to adequately correct misconduct by bishops and cardinals is aggravated by the lack of anything in place at the present time to address this grave scandal in an effective and thorough way. Effective ways are needed to face squarely the years of cover-up of these atrocities by bishops and members of the Holy See in Rome. To put these in place, we bishops need to do what we can in our own dioceses, and then at the level of each national conference; we also need the leadership and close collaboration of the Holy Father.
As efforts are made to address the cover-up scandal, it is important not to forget the suffering of the many victims of sexual abuse in society. For this reason, “Healing Masses” are still badly needed. For the past 15 years, we have had Healing Masses each Advent and each Lenten season for those who have been abused by members of the Church or by the others in society. Of course, these Healing Masses do not address the cover-up but they do help the victims and their families and friends. This need not and must not be a distraction from the need to focus on the corruption within the hierarchy.
Stay In: The Church needs you. It is not an accident or a coincidence that we are here at this point in history. Be confident that Christ is leading us as His disciples, and that He is asking for us to give of ourselves. More
Open Up: Your experiences matter. We encourage you to talk with one another to share your stories of faith and pain — whether it is with a trusted confidant, your parish priest, through social media, or through the opportunities on this website.
Kneel Down: Pray. We get nowhere without it. Pray for your own holiness, for the mission of the Church, and for everyone who has been wounded by a member of the Church. More
Speak Out: Your leadership in your parish community and the wider Church is needed now more than ever. You can be a leader by working to make a positive difference in the life of the Church. We are listening, and we invite you to take advantage of the opportunities on this website to make your voices heard. Share Your Thoughts
Let us keep our eyes fixed on Jesus, our Savior and Lord.
Together we must continue to go forth in our mission as disciples of Christ and faithful witnesses of His Gospel — always keeping our eyes fixed on Him.
United in faith and prayer,
Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted
June 30, 2018 – At 4:40pm today, the newly repaired bells of Sacred Heart Church rang 19 times—honoring Prescott’s 19 Hot Shots who died tragically in 2013, on this day and hour. Click on the audio file to hear it: