As we observe the Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children on January 22, please join the Walking With Moms in Need Ministry at 11AM on January 22 in the Church for a special Rosary for Life. See attached flyer.
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!
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.
Please see attached links to information from the USCCB to educate yourselves on what you can do to learn more about these very important social issues:
Please see the following video regarding some of the impacts of the generosity in the Diocesan Capital Campaign.
DO YOU WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE ANNULMENT PROCESS?
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.
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