Masses will be streamed online from our Facebook page for the foreseeable future.
This year, the Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus falls on Friday, June 19 and the Memorial for the Immaculate Heart of Mary falls on Saturday, June 20.
Since the Chrism Mass in Phoenix (attended by all priests) is also scheduled June 19, there will be just one Mass for the Sacred Heart of Jesus and this will be at 7AM Friday June 19 and will be live-streamed as well as open to the public following all necessary guidelines.
The Memorial of the Immaculate Heart of Mary will be celebrated 9AM Saturday June 20 and will be live-streamed as well as open to the public following all necessary guidelines.
This weekend, we will repeat what we did last weekend with Holy Communion offered on Sunday from 10:30-11:30 (following 9AM live-stream Mass) and 2:00-3:00 (following 1PM live-stream Spanish Mass). Starting Monday, May 18, daily Masses at 9AM are open to the public. The first Sunday Masses open to the public will be for the Feast of the Ascension May 23-24 (regular Mass times). There will be a lot of adaptations and changes to keep everyone safe. Detailed information will be posted via the website, Flocknotes and Facebook by the end of the day on May 15. Thank you for your patience.
Please note that Bishop Olmsted has extended the dispensation for attending Mass, so attendance is not required. Please make the best decision for you and your family.
Please click on the link for important information from the Bishop regarding the 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:
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.
Please see attached video commemorating Father Raj’s Silver Jubilee as a priest on April 18.
Starting on Friday March 27, we will live stream daily Mass on Facebook every day at 9AM. Please bear with us as this is something new and we are going to do our best to make sure that we get the picture and sound quality as good as we possibly can. Below is a direct link to the Parish Facebook page for those that do not have a Facebook account. God bless you all!
We are looking into other possible platforms for live streaming. Thank you for your patience.
Please note, there will be no Communion distributed and this is NOT a public Mass. Social distancing must be maintained.
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.
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:
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