Weekly Updates – February 8th

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:
  • Wednesday, Feb. 10th at 7:00 p.m. (Spanish)
  • Thursday, Feb. 11th at 12:10 p.m.
  • Friday, Feb 12th at 12:10 p.m.

*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
Feb. 10th- Repose of the souls of Atanacio Carachure Mendoza, Genaro Palacios Garcia, and Maria Javier Benitez Hernandez, requested by Mayra Carachure
Feb. 11th- Repose of the souls of Joan and George Goetz, requested by Sacred Heart Catholic Church and SHCS / 
Repose of the soul of Inez Steelman, requested by Shelly & Mike Calabrisi
Feb. 12th- Special intentions of Mimma Brooks, requested by Evangelina Balmori
Feb. 13th- Repose of the soul of John Ward, requested by Dolly & Don Supernault
Feb 14th- Repose of the soul of Jo Wasiluk, requested by Kathy Gauthier / 
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

Spelling Bee Winners! 
Congratulations to Stephanie Velez and Miley Murphy who came in first and second place respectively in the school-wide spelling bee held during Catholic Schools Week last week! Both will be moving on to the Script Spelling Bee for the City of Danville in the Spring.  
Going For The Gold Virtual 5K
Our “Going for the Gold” Virtual 5k is March 13th-21st! Be on the lookout for the registration form and more information. 
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. 

Enrollment Applications Open! 
Our application for the 2021-2022 school year is open! If you or someone you know is interested in enrolling for our next school year, please fill out an application on our website or by clicking here. You can also contact Casey Scarce at cscarce@sheartschool.com with any questions about enrollment. 
Opportunity-Principal
Sacred Heart Catholic School (grades PreK-8) located in Danville, Virginia, seeks dynamic and highly qualified candidates for the position of principal beginning with the 2021-2022 school year. Please click here for more information.
Teaching Opportunity-Math
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.   

Teaching Opportunity-Media Specialist
Sacred Heart Catholic School (Danville, VA) seeks a motivated and enthusiastic part-time media specialist for student JK-8th grade to join our team in January 2021. The position involves planning and conducting weekly library lessons for students in grades JK-8th. managing the library inventory, overseeing student check-out, planning and running an annual book fair to assist with building the library’s resources, and fostering a love of reading through the implementation of incentive programs.   The ideal candidate will hold a current Virginia Teacher License with an endorsement as a library media specialist. The candidate should have classroom experience, 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.

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

Ash Wednesday
Ash Wednesday will be celebrated on Wednesday, February 17th. The following are the scheduled Masses for the day:
-12:10 p.m. English
-5:30 p.m. English
-7:00 p.m. Spanish
The 7:00 p.m. service will be followed by Adoration

Shrove Tuesday with Fr. Jonathan!
Join us on Tuesday, February 16th for Shrove Tuesday with Fr. Jonathan! There will be time to ask Fr. Jonathan questions, history and information regarding Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday, and an opportunity to gather in fellowship online. The English session will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and the Spanish session will be from 7 p.m to 9 p.m. 

National Marriage Week Novena 
The observances of National Marriage Week (Feb. 7-14) and World Marriage Day (Sunday, Feb. 14) are an opportunity to focus on building a culture of life and love that begins with supporting and promoting marriage and the family. Our theme for 2021 is “To Have, To Hold, To Honor.” The Legion of Mary is hosting a novena every night at 7 p.m. in English and 8 p.m. in Spanish on our FaceBook pages.

Annual Diocesan Appeal
As we prepare to celebrate “Presidents’ Day” holiday, it is important to remember the deep faith of our founding fathers. On October 3, 1789, George Washington gave a Presidential Proclamation to acknowledge God and offer “thanksgiving” to him. The proclamation stated, in part, “…it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his

will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor” — and “to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God…”

And, we are all familiar with the greatness of Abraham Lincoln, whose purpose was to free the slaves and heal a nation. In his second inaugural address on March 4, 1865, he stated, “With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to
finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation’s wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan…”.

These are examples of their faith in and reverence for God. This week, as we celebrate them and celebrate LOVE through St. Valentine’s Day, let’s remember the work of charity, kindness and love that is accomplished through the Annual Diocesan Appeal, as well. Please make your pledge today.

The Search
Sometimes we get so caught up in the depth of our faith that we forget what it was like to first wrestle with the big questions – Who am I? What am I searching for? What’s our shared story? Who is Jesus? Why do we need a Church? Is there a God? We all need to get back to the basics to make sure the foundation is strong.
We are excited to introduce The Search, a new 7 part Augustine Institute Original Series with the goal of lighting that first fire in those who don’t yet know the faith or reigniting the fire in those who need a primer on the foundational questions. This program will be for 18-25 year olds -including college students- which will begin on Monday, February 1st, at 7 p.m.

ALPHA
The ALPHA program is a 9-week series including a retreat weekend that involves brief videos, discussion, and time for fellowship and games. We will be offering the ALPHA program to high school teens. If your child is interested in this program or you know someone who would like to become involved in Alpha, please sign up or contact Homero Ramirez Leon at hramirezleon@sheartchurch.org

Empty Bowls 2021
Empty Bowls is an international grassroots effort to fight hunger. Artisans at the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History and George Washington High School art teachers have created handcrafted ceramic bowls for the event which will be held at God’s Storehouse on Memorial Drive. Each ticket will have a specific time allotted to pick up your bowl and participate in a chance auction. No soup will be served. Vouchers from area restaurants will be available for ticket holders. Guests can purchase tickets for $20/person ($25/person after February 21) at God’s Storehouse, Karen’s Hallmark in Danville Mall, and online at Eventbrite. 

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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