The new deacon appointed to Sacred Heart Parish, Deacon Mark Weber, will be formally installed as a Deacon at Sacred Heart at the 9AM Mass on July 11. The head of the Diaconate, Deacon James Trant, will be present at the Mass also. There will be a small gathering after Mass in the Gathering Place with cake and cookies. Please stop by to welcome Deacon Mark to Sacred Heart.
By Jim Wren|2021-06-22T19:05:20+00:00June 22nd, 2021|
Because Independence Day falls on Sunday this year, the Parish Office will observe the holiday on Monday, July 5. The office will be closed that day. Mass will still be celebrated at 7AM on July 5 and the Church will be closed after the Mass. There will be no Confessions on July 5. Have a blessed holiday.
By Jim Wren|2021-06-18T16:30:23+00:00June 18th, 2021|
The Kino Catechetical Institute is now accepting applications for our fall cohorts. One of our target demographics, so to speak, for formation has always been parish staff and ministry leaders, and that is even more important in the wake of this very challenging past year, with its significant staff turnover and reshuffling.
I am very happy to announce that Kino is able to offer assistance to parish staff and ministry leaders, as well as any of your parishioners wanting to learn more about their Catholic faith. Please see the video below for details:
Based on revised recommendations from the Diocese of Phoenix and the CDC, effective May 22, face coverings are optional at Masses at Sacred Heart Parish. Pews currently blocked off will remain blocked off to accommodate those who are still uncomfortable sitting close with others. All other safety protocols announced on May 1 will remain in place at this time. Please make the best decision for you and your family and continue to show compassion toward all fellow parishioners. The Bishop’s dispensation from attending Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation remains in effect UNTIL JULY 1, 2021.for those not comfortable attending Mass at this time. If you are not feeling well, you are able to stay at home and watch livestream Mass. After July 1, Sunday and Holy Day of Obligation Mass requirement will be restored.
Beginning the weekend of June 12-13. There will be more ribbons taken down. Gradually, each week, the church will reopen more pews so that by July 1, the entire church will be open. Along with this effort, most of the chairs have been removed from the Gathering Place since there is more room in the church now. We will continue to keep you informed as we take more steps to proceed back to normal Mass procedures. Thank you for all of your support.
By Jim Wren|2021-06-10T16:36:57+00:00May 23rd, 2021|
Effective with 9AM Mass on Sunday, April 18, we will be live streaming Sunday Mass directly from the website rather than through Facebook. This is due to several issues we have had with the Facebook stream and is an effort to make it easier for parishioners to view the Mass. The steps to follow are very similar to the previous process and are as follows:
1.) Go to the parish website: sacredheartprescott.com.
2.) Look under “Watch Mass On Line” on the main page (same location as previous process).
3.) The first link is now labeled “Click Here for Live Stream”. Select this link a few minutes before the Mass start time. This link will take you directly to the streaming video. You will click the green arrow to start the video.
4.) If you go to the site too early (i.e. before the video starts streaming), you will see a message “Video Not Yet Streaming”. Wait a little longer and then select “Click here to retry” and the video should come up.
Please note that weekday 7AM Mass will still stream to Facebook as before. If you have a Facebook account, you can just go to the Sacred Heart Catholic Parish Prescott Facebook page to watch the Mass. If you do not have a Facebook account, for the weekday Masses, follow steps 1 and 2 above. When you get to the Live Stream screen, select “Click here to watch previous videos on Facebook.” This will take you to the Facebook page.
Although we have tested this new system and it seems to work fine, it is new and, therefore, we may expect that there could be some issues initially. Please be patient with us as we continue to try to bring you the best experience possible. Thank you.
By Jim Wren|2021-04-16T22:09:19+00:00April 16th, 2021|
The 2021 Charity and Development Appeal kicks off the weekend of February 13-14. Pledge cards are available to be picked up at both entrances to the Church starting on February. In addition to mailing the pledge cards to the Diocese, there are many ways to give electronically this year. Please see the following videos for instructions. Thank you for your generosity.
Also, the Carlisi Family, longtime members of Sacred Heart Parish, have provided the following video to show support for CDA. Please take a moment to watch this beautiful video. Please note: After you click on the link, please select “Download” to download and open the video.
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)
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.
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.
In this major new document, Bishop Olmsted urges fathers and mothers to commit themselves and their families to a deeper relationship with Christ.