Weekly Updates – December 21st

The church remains open for personal prayer: Mon. – Fri., 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Reconciliation: Saturdays, 4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. OR by appointment Masses on Sunday at 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. will still be live-streamed Bishop…

 

  • The church remains open for personal prayer: Mon. – Fri., 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Reconciliation: Saturdays, 4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. OR by appointment
  • Masses on Sunday at 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. will still be live-streamed

Bishop Knestout has dispensed all the faithful in the Diocese of Richmond from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass until further notice. However, if you choose to attend a public Mass during the weekday or weekend, it is absolutely imperative that you adhere to the various guidelines and requirements. Please take the time to watch our video on how to safely return to Mass and participate in the liturgy. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the parish office.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to COVID-19, Mass is still being live-streamed for use on various Diocesan digital media accounts of the Catholic Diocese of Richmond, including, but not limited to, the websites of the Catholic Diocese of Richmond and the Catholic Virginian, and the social media platforms of the Catholic Diocese of Richmond. Photography and/or screenshot images from the live-stream may be used for the Catholic Virginian print edition. If you do not wish to be captured by live streaming, please refrain from attending that particular Mass time.

Dear parishioner,
Here’s what’s happening this week!

Daily Mass
We will have Daily Mass on:
  • Tuesday, Dec. 22nd at 12:10 p.m.
  • Thursday, Dec. 24th (Christmas Eve) at 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. (Spanish)
  • Friday, Dec. 25th (Christmas Day) at 10:00 a.m.
*In order to attend the Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Masses in person, please sign up on Flocknote via our website or contact us at the parish office for assistance.

*All daily Masses are live-streamed on our Facebook pages – @sheartchurch and @IglSagradoCorazon.

Eucharistic Adoration
Wednesdays | 7:45 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Come spend some time with our Lord! Jesus is waiting for you!

Mass Intentions
December 22nd – Repose of the soul of Pedrita Garcia, requested by the Garcia Family
December 24th – Repose of the soul of Jo Wasiluk, requested by Debbie Smith and L. Gravely / Special intentions of Samantha Garcia, requested by Juan Garcia
December 25th – Repose of the soul of Santiago Estevez, requested by Edna & Vic Falgui
December 26th – Pro Populo
December 27th – Repose of the soul of William Kinton, requested by Joe Miller / Pro Populo

The Scoop – Sacred Heart Catholic School

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to see what we’re up to in our virtual and in-person classrooms!

For more information:

Sacred Heart Catholic School
(434) 793-2656

Christmas Break
SHCS office will be closed December 21st-January 4th for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Monthly Newsletter
Instead of the annual Report Card, we are sending out a monthly e-mail newsletter with information about our current students, alumni, and the state of the school. You can sign up for the newsletter by emailing Casey Scarce at cscarce@sheartschool.com or heading to our website at sheartschool.com and clicking “Alumni Newsletter” at the bottom of the homepage. 

Amazon Smile
You can support SHCS when you make purchases on Amazon! The Amazon Smile Program contributes to nonprofits so every time you make a purchase the school receives .5% of the amount purchased. While doing your online Christmas shopping, remember SHCS!

Teaching Opportunity
Sacred Heart Catholic School (Danville, VA) seeks a motivated and enthusiastic Middle School Math teacher to join our team in January 2021. The ideal candidate will hold a current Virginia Teacher License with an endorsement in Algebra. The candidate should have experience in differentiating instruction, be comfortable with technology, and familiar with the Google Classroom (or similar) Platform. Interested applicants should contact Kira Kania at 434-793-2656 or email a cover letter and resume to kskania@sheartschool.com.   

Box Tops for Education
We are still taking Box Tops! Box Tops for Education has a new app for attaining Box Top points. You can also go to BTFE.COM. They are still accepting clipped Box Tops and will continue to do so until products no longer have them on the packages. Labels may be left in the church or school office. These labels provide the school with free educational supplies.

Giving Opportunity
Thank you to our donors who helped us raise $1,950 on #GivingTuesday and #iGiveCatholic Day! You can still donate at our website sheartschool.com and clicking on the “Giving” button at the top of the page.

Help SHCS, Help You!
Would you like to direct your Virginia State Taxes to Sacred Heart Catholic School? You can through the Virginia Education Improvement Scholarships Tax Credits program. Individuals or businesses making contributions of $500 or more can receive a Virginia TAX CREDIT equal to 65% of the donation. The monies are used for tuition assistance for students from families whose household income is less than 300% of the poverty level (for example, $72,900 for a family of 4), or 400% if the child is disabled. In addition, donors who itemize will also receive deductions for charitable contributions on state and federal taxes. Participants should consult their tax advisors to determine their specific tax savings.  Individuals and businesses can receive substantial tax benefits by contributing through the EISTC program. Contact Donna Comper at 793-2656 for more information.

Our Mission
Sacred Heart Catholic School’s mission is to establish a strong foundation for lifelong learning and provide an educational environment in which the basic tenets of Christian morals and ethics are visibly present. Recognizing the unique needs of each student, the faculty and staff will endeavor to nurture, challenge and guide all students toward their maximum academic, spiritual, physical, social, and emotional potential. As a Catholic school, we will emphasize God’s word and celebrate His presence through prayer, liturgy, and service to others. 

Other Announcements

Commonwealth Catholic Charities
This Christmas, when you give to Second Collection on Friday, December 25th, you will be supporting @cccofva and the many life-changing services that they provide on behalf of the Diocese of Richmond around the state. Thank you for your financial support and generosity! 

You can make your contributions by giving online or through the GivePlus mobile app. You can also drop off your envelopes at the church!  

Las Posadas
Sacred Heart Catholic Church invites you to join us in this Christmas time tradition! Las Posadas is a Mexican novena-style celebration that represents Mary and Joseph looking for lodging during their journey to Bethlehem. This year, Las Posadas will be broadcast through Facebook, starting on Tuesday, December 15th and will be daily until they end on Wednesday, December 23rd. Las Posadas will begin at 7 p.m. each night. 

Prayer List
Please continue to pray for the spiritual and physical health of these brothers and sisters in Christ.

Watch our live-streams on Facebook! 
To view our previous recordings and/or watch our upcoming live-streams, please check out the links below!

 

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