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Masses will be streamed online from our Facebook page for the foreseeable future.

On-line giving match program – THANK YOU

As you recall, a generous donor from the Diocese chose several parishes, including Sacred Heart, to receive a matching contribution for new and increased on-line giving. The match period is June 1- August 31 and applies to anyone who switches to on-line giving or who increases current on-line giving. The maximum for Sacred Heart is $43,230. We are so grateful for your generosity! After the first 2 months of the match period, we have achieved 76% of our goal! This includes 13 new givers as well as 252 families who increased their on-line giving.

We are so very grateful for your generosity! All of the matching funds will go strictly to evangelization programs.

If you have not had a chance to be part of this yet, please prayerfully consider doing so before August 31. Every dollar counts. One-time on-line giving also counts toward the match.

May God continue to bless you abundantly for your unceasing generosity.

 

By |August 4th, 2020|

Feast of the Assumption – August 15

This year, the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, August 15, falls on Saturday. It is therefore not a Holy Day of Obligation this year. The only Mass celebrated for the Feast Day will be August 15 at 7AM. Please note that the 5PM Mass on August 15 observes the Vigil of the 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time.

By |August 3rd, 2020|

Opening and Closing of the Church

As of August 1, 2020, the hours that the Church will be open are as follows:

Monday-Friday – 6AM-7PM

Saturday & Sunday – 6AM-6PM

Thank you for  your understanding.

 

By |July 28th, 2020|

Mass of Consecration to the Ordo Virginum

The Diocese of Phoenix Office of Consecrated Life
invites you to be a witness to history
as Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted consecrates
Kimberly Zeeman and Claire Halbur
to the Ordo Virginum,
as Consecrated Virgins Living in the World.
The first ever Mass of Consecration in our diocese
will be streamed live on the diocesan Facebook and YouTube pages
at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 22, the Feast of the Queenship of Mary.
Our Lady, Queen of Virgins, pray for us. 
By |July 20th, 2020|

Bishop Olmsted Message June 24, 2020 – Little Things Make a Difference

Little things can make a big difference. Servant of God Dorothy Day wrote, “Most of our life is unimportant, filled with trivial things from morning till night. But when it is transformed by love, it is of interest even to the angels.”

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have been working diligently with our pastors and their volunteers and staff to promote a healthy, smart, and holy approach to caring for the spiritual and physical well-being of one another. Much of what we do are “little things” but they make a real difference.

‘Detalles pequeños’ que hacen una gran diferencia – Un mensaje del Obispo Olmsted

Los detalles pequeños pueden hacer una gran diferencia. Dorothy Day, una Servidora de Dios, escribió: “La mayor parte de nuestra vida carece de importancia, está llena de cosas triviales desde la mañana hasta la noche. Pero cuando la vida es transformada por el amor de Dios, reviste interés incluso para los ángeles”.

Desde que dio inicio la pandemia de COVID-19, hemos estado trabajando diligentemente con nuestros párrocos, los miembros de su personal y los voluntarios para promover un enfoque saludable, inteligente y santo para cuidar del bienestar espiritual y físico de cada uno. Mucho de lo que hacemos son “detalles pequeños” pero que hacen una gran diferencia.

By |June 24th, 2020|

Resources to Assist Parishioners during the COVID-19 Pandemic

The following resources were provided during the City of Prescott COVID-19 meeting for faith-based communities on April 17. You may find these of use to you or someone you know. Where  possible, a link to the organization’s website is provided.

1.) Meals on Wheels is doing meal delivery one day a week (Wednesdays). This includes a hot meal and frozen meals that can be used on other days. Costco has partnered with Meals on Wheels to hold some important items and provide to Meals on Wheels before the items get sold out.  You can call Meals on Wheels at 928-445-7630. They have also expanded their services to do wellness checks.

2.) There is a lot of assistance for veterans as follows:

Main phone number for questions: 1-866-4AZ-VETS (429-8387)

Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255

Transportation for Veterans:  https://web.prescott.org/TRANSPORTATION/Yavapai-Regional-Transit,-Inc-897

Shelter for Veterans 928-583-7201

Veterans’ Resource Center – 928-227-3590

Catholic Charities Community Services: 928-708-7200

3. For assistance with mortgage or rent payments: https://housing.az.gov/save-our-home

Also refer to the following information from NACOG:

4. The Coalition for Compassion and Justice (CCJ) is also available to assist with homelessness issues, providing a 24 hour emergency shelter and meals.  Their website is http://yavapaiccj.org/

5. Finally, here are some sources of reliable information regarding COVID-19 in our community:

http://www.prescott-az.gov/city-management/communications/covid-19/

https://arizonatogether.org/

http://www.yavapai.us/chs

 

We hope these resources may be helpful to you. If there is something that the parish can help with please call the office at 928-445-3141, Monday-Friday 8-5. God bless you all.

 

By |April 21st, 2020|

Consecration to St. Joseph

Husbands and wives, mothers and fathers of the Diocese of Phoenix
Bishop Olmsted invites you to join him and the priests and deacons of the Diocese to pray the Consecration to St. Joseph, beginning Monday, March 30, and ending on the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker, May 1.
Please carefully read the attached letter.
May St. Joseph’s intercession bring healing, protection, unity and strength of witness to all families in our Diocese.
By |March 20th, 2020|

Golden Jubilee – Diocese of Phoenix

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.

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By |December 16th, 2019|

Bishop Olmsted issues new Apostolic Exhortation

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.

In this major new document, Bishop Olmsted urges fathers and mothers to commit themselves and their families to a deeper relationship with Christ.
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Click here to watch Bishop Olmsted’s video introduction to “Complete My Joy”

Click here to read Bishop Olmsted’s Apostolic Exhortation “Complete My Joy”

Click here to read more about the 50th Anniversary of the Diocese of Phoenix

By |December 31st, 2018|

Bishop Olmsted’s Statement on the Church Crisis

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

By |October 19th, 2018|

Welcome to our New Website.

Thank you for visiting our new site, and for your patience as we continue to improve and update it. Please contact us if you have any recommendations.

By |January 5th, 2017|
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