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 Jim Wren|2020-08-04T15:04:59+00:00August 4th, 2020|
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 Jim Wren|2020-08-03T20:46:50+00:00August 3rd, 2020|
Just a reminder about the matching gift for new or increased on-line giving up until August 31. Please see the attached flyer, which will also be distributed at Masses this weekend. Thanks to all who have already participated. Your generosity is so appreciated!
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 Jim Wren|2020-06-24T21:46:38+00:00June 24th, 2020|
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.
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.
In this major new document, Bishop Olmsted urges fathers and mothers to commit themselves and their families to a deeper relationship with Christ.
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.