Weekly Updates – Information about the Lenten Retreat and more!

 
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 Dear…
Sacred Heart Catholic Church Sacred Heart Catholic Church

  • 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

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

Lenten Retreat
Saturday, March 26th, 2022
10:00 a.m.
We invite you to join us on Saturday, March 26th for our Lenten Retreat titled Divine Mercy 101! There will be presentations, talks, lunch, discussions, a Divine Mercy Holy Hour, and time for confessions! If you are interested, please sign up in the commons or click “Sign Up” below.

Easter Vigil
Saturday, April 16th, 2022 
8:00 p.m.
Please join us in supporting the spiritual journey of all our community and especially: -Dianna Salas 
-Hayden Ehrhardt -Xavier Ehrhardt 
-Forest Crumpton -Courtney Pritchett 
-Diego Mendoza – Juan Mendoza 
-Gustavo Mendoza -Carol Moore
as they continue to prepare for reception into the church this Easter.

Easter Lilies
We will be decorating the church with lilies for Easter. If you would like to purchase a Lily In Honor of, or In Memory of, someone, please fill out the form below and submit a check payable to Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Place the check, along with your form in an envelope in the offertory basket or bring it by the parish office. The deadline to order is Monday, April 11th.

Book Club
Please join us this week for our book discussion on “Life is Messy” with Matthew Kelly. This book is about putting our lives back together, and allowing ourselves to be put back together, when life doesn’t turn out as we expected it to. Based on his own heart-wrenching personal journals, Matthew Kelly shares how the worst three years of his life affected him, by exploring this question: Can someone who has been broken be healed and become more beautiful and more lovable than ever before?

We have copies of the book available at our office.
Sessions: In- Person (11:30 am) Virtual (7:00 pm)

1              Fri, March 4                  Thurs, March 10
2              Thurs, March 10           Thurs, March 17
3              Thurs, March 24           Thurs, March 24
4              Thurs, March 31           Thurs, March 31
5              Thurs, April 7                Thurs, April 7

For more information about the book or to watch the video series, visit this website.
 

CRS Rice Bowl
During Lent, we are called to give special attention to our relationship with God. Through opportunities to deepen our prayer, practice fasting and give alms, we meet our Lord and encounter our sisters and brothers around the world.
Make a donation to CRS Rice Bowl to help communities in Guatemala, Bangladesh, Rwanda and other countries overcome hunger and malnutrition. Your almsgiving will make a difference for families trying to escape poverty and thrive.

There is a table in the commons with more information about the CRS Rice Bowl and Lenten activities!

Calling All Volunteers
We are looking for volunteers to join together and make get well cards for our homebound parishioners. We will gather in the Mary Room on Wednesday, March 16th at 1pm.

Annual Diocesan Appeal
In Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus calls out an uncomfortable truth about our fallen human nature: we like to locate fault and blame outside ourselves. Jesus corrects this tendency, which is too often an excuse for ignoring our own need for conversion — our own need to produce good fruit.

Lent is a season dedicated to overcoming this “blame-shifting” tendency. It’s a season of self-reflection, repentance, and growth in our relationship with God. Our Lenten disciplines and practices give us a concrete opportunity to stop focusing on the perceived shortcomings of others, and to focus on making concrete acts of love and producing good fruit.

One discipline we’ve been focusing on this Lent is the practice of almsgiving. Being challenged to give to others doesn’t allow us to point fingers and highlight their shortcomings. It forces us to reflect on our own generosity and trust in the Lord. Rather than something scary, this should be a welcomed opportunity to be more fully converted to Christ. We have many concrete opportunities for almsgiving, including giving to our Annual Diocesan Appeal. Reread Christ’s parable about the fig tree and see what kind of good fruit he might be asking you to produce.

September Pilgrimage to St. John Paul II sites and Central Europe
Save the dates – Sept 18-30, 2022 
Come and join a wonderful spiritual journey to Pope John Paul’s places in Poland’s Krakow and then to other inspiring places in Prague and Vienna. Our spiritual journey also includes places of St. Faustina, the saint of Divine Mercy. Our spiritual leaders include Fr. Danny Cogut, pastor of Salem’s Our Lady of Perpetual Help, and Fr. John David, pastor of Richmond’s St. Benedict.
Reservations are due now on March 31st with $500 deposit per person. Total cost per person for airfare, lodging and meals is $4,399 for double occupancy.
Especially for people from southern Virginia, we have an option to travel via the Charlotte airport, instead of Dulles.
For a detailed information including registration form, please pick up a brochure in the church literature rack or contact Vicki and Larry Cogut at email LCOGUT@GMAIL.COM or phone 703-635-9243.

First Holy Communion
This Sunday, March 20th, First Communion students will have class at 10:15 a.m.
The First Holy Communion retreat will be held on Saturday, April 23rd.

Family Faith Formation
Most Wednesdays, 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Faith Formation is Catholic religious education for children in Pre-K3 through 12th grade. 
There will not be Family Faith Formation this Wednesday, March 16th. We will see you next Wednesday, March 23rd!
If you would like to volunteer, please speak with Joyce Bustamante at 434-792-9456 or joyceb@sheartchurch.org

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

Offertory
March 12th, 2022
Weekly Offertory Received: $4,191.25
Amt. Needed for weekly budgeted expenses: $12,464.

Sacred Heart Catholic Church thanks you for your Sacrificial Gift!

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
540 Central Blvd.
Danville, VA 24541
(434) 793-2656

Geraniums
You asked, and we’re answering your call!  Nothing says “Spring is in the air” like gorgeous GERANIUMS from WINDY ACRES NURSERY!
Colors and prices are listed on the order form which is attached below. Payment is due with orders by Wednesday, March 23rd.  The delivery date is Thursday, April 7th, so orders WILL be here before our Easter break! Please contact the front office at 434-793-2656 or email Donna Waymouth at dwaymouth@sheartschool.com with any questions.

SHCS 2022-2023 School Year
SHCS has applications open for the 2022-2023 school year! If you’re interested in finding out more about our PK3-8th grade school, please reach out to Development & Enrollment Specialist Delaney Sullivan at dsullivan@sheartschool.com or by calling 434-793-2656.  

Amazon Smile Program
Want to support Sacred Heart Catholic School when you make purchases on Amazon? Participate in the Amazon Smile Program that contributes to non-profits. The program has the same products, prices and shopping features as Amazon.com, but the school will receive .5% of the amount purchased. We’ve currently received over $100 this quarter! The school’s direct link is: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/54-0851867.
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.
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, $83,250 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. 

Mass Times

Bishop Knestout and other bishops have decided to lift the dispensation of the Sunday and Holy Days Mass obligation in the Dioceses of Richmond, and will reinstate that obligation beginning on Saturday, June 26, 2021 and Sunday, June 27, 2021. We welcome and encourage the Faithful to return to full in-person participation of the Sunday Eucharist, the source and summit of our Catholic faith. If you would like to read the joint statement regarding Lifting the General Dispensation from the Obligation to Attend Mass , please click here.
This obligation does not apply to those who are ill; those who have reason to believe that they were recently exposed to the coronavirus, another serious or contagious illness; those who are confined to their home, a hospital, or nursing facility; or those with serious underlying health conditions. 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.

Mass Times & Intentions
-Tuesday, March 15th – 12:10 p.m.
Repose of the soul of Mary J Dowell & special intentions of her family, requested by Sandy & Rich Miller
-Wednesday, March 16th – 8:25 a.m.
Special intentions of the Tran family, requested by Loan Tran
-Friday, March 18th – 12:10 p.m.
Repose of the soul of James A. Rich & special intentions of his family, requested by Sandy & Rich Miller
-Saturday, March 19th – 5:00 p.m.
In thanksgiving, requested by M/M Abner J. Llana
-Sunday, March 20th – 9:00 a.m.
Repose of all souls in Purgatory, requested by Vu Thuy Duong
-Sunday, March 20th – 12:00 p.m.
Pro Populo
-Monday, March 21st – 12:10 p.m.
Repose of the soul of Sue Lea, requested by Denise Whittle Derham

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

Eucharistic Adoration
Wednesdays | 7:00 p.m.

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

Dear Sacred Heart Parishioners: 

This is just a friendly reminder as it has become more and more frequent that people are receiving fake emails requesting money, gift cards, etc. from someone pretending to be a person that you know. Unfortunately, many of these emails tend to come in the form of an email account pretending to be Fr. Anthony, other parish office personnel, or school personnel. While, the Diocesan I.T. Department has zero control over which email accounts are created, it’s important to identify these fake email accounts, and remember that Fr. Anthony (or any Diocesan employee for that matter) will not handle business through an email address that is not part of the Richmond Diocese domain (@richmonddiocese.org). This is also the case for any Sacred Heart Catholic Church and Sacred Heart Catholic School employee and our email domains (@sheartchurch.org and @sheartschool.com, respectively).   

These scams continue to be perpetuated because they continue to work. We ask that you do not reply to such emails, click on links within those emails or download content in them. If you receive help requests that you think are legitimate, verify that the person is legitimate by calling them directly on another known valid number. Don’t ask the emailer for information or a call. Find an offline method of correspondence that you and that person have used in the past to talk with each other.

In Christ,
Sacred Heart Catholic Church personnel 

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

538 Central Blvd., Danville, VA 24541 | (434) 792-9456

 

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