Weekly Updates – Information regarding Sacraments 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…
 

  • 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!

Volunteers and catechists needed!
If you feel called by God to share your talents and walk with others in their faith journey, please contact Joyce Bustamante at (434) 792-9456 or  joyceb@sheartchurch.org for catechist or volunteer opportunities

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults

Have you or someone you know…
  • Expressed an interest in becoming Catholic?
  • Been baptized Catholic, but have not celebrated the Sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist?
  • Been Catholic or not Catholic, looking to learn more about the Christian Faith?
This gathering is a great way to obtain the answers you are looking for and meeting new like-minded individuals who enjoy sharing their faith.

Bring the completed, attached form and join us for our next class, August 22nd at 10:30 am.

Rite of Christian 
Initiation for Children
Begins on August 24th at 4:30 p.m. and will start on a virtual meeting place
RCIC (Rite of Christian Initiation for Children) in English is taking place on Tuesday afternoons. These meetings are for any persons baptized (of another Christian faith) or unbaptized children, between the ages of 8 and 17, who are preparing to receive sacraments they have missed since Baptism or to join the Catholic Church through the sacraments of initiation. Please complete the attached form to start your childs preparation.

First Holy Communion Preparation
Sunday, September 12, 2021 
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m
If your child is at least seven years old and you feel they are ready to join the faithful community at the Eucharist table for the first time, now is the time to register them for preparation.  Preparations will begin in September.  Please register by filling out the form below.  Please contact Joyce with any questions or concerns. 
All First Holy Communion candidates will need to make an appointment with Fr. Anthony to review and sign the covenant. You can call the parish office (434-792-9456) or stop by the church to schedule your appointment. 

Confirmation Preparation
Sunday, August 29, 2021 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m
The first Confirmation meeting is Sunday, August 29th. If your child is in the 10th grade and will be 15 years old by Feb 2022, they are encouraged to register this year for the sacrament of Confirmation. Please fill out the registration form below and return it as soon as possible. Parents and their children who are preparing to receive the sacrament of Confirmation must attend this initial meeting. Please contact Joyce Bustamante with any questions or concerns. 
All Confirmation candidates will need to make an appointment with Fr. Anthony to review and sign the covenant. You can call the parish office (434-792-9456) or stop by the church to schedule your appointment. 

Family Faith Formation
Most Wednesday, 6:00 – 7:30 pm, beginning on September 1st, 2021
Faith Formation is Catholic religious education for Pre-K (4) through 12th grade. You do not need to be Catholic to attend, but must be interested in learning more about the faith and engaged in building traditions and community. When Jesus was here, he gathered in community with others, often around a table. When we gather during Mass at banquet of the Eucharist, it makes a difference when we know the other people in the pews. Participating in Faith Formation allows us to grow together as one strong, caring community.
 
This year we will have adult bible study from 6:00pm-7:00 pm discussing the Gospel of Mark.  

To register your children, complete the attached form. To join us for adult bible study, click the “signup” button.  

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

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

School Office Hours
The school office will be open Monday-Friday from 8:30am-4:00pm.
2021-2022 School Year
SHCS’s first day of the 2021-2022 school year will be Monday, August 23rd!
Enrollment Applications Open! 
Classes are filling up fast! Fill out our online application at sheartschool.com to join our SHCS community this school year! 

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, Aug. 17th – 12:10 p.m.
Repose of the soul of John Dziedziak, requested by Terry Dziedziak
-Saturday, Aug. 21st – 5:00 p.m.
Special intentions of Mary & Andrew Pugsley and family, requested by Joan Kahwajy-Anderson
-Sunday, August 22nd – 9:00 a.m.
Repose of the souls of Benjamin Guanzon & Caidad Guanzon, requested by Pat & Cesar Guanzon
-Sunday, August 22nd – 12:00 p.m. (Spanish)
Pro Populo
-Monday, August 23rd – 12:10 p.m.
In honor of David Magdaleno’s 3rd birthday, requested by Marina Salinas

*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! 

Watch our live-streams on Facebook! 
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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