Weekly Updates – October 19th

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, Oct. 20th at 12:10 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 21st at 7:00 p.m. (Spanish)
  • Thursday, Oct. 22nd at 12:10 p.m.
  • Friday, Oct. 23rd 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!

Join us in praying the Holy Rosary
Throughout the month of October, we will pray the rosary 20 minutes before Mass on Saturdays and Sundays. We invite you to come join your fellow parishioners in prayer. St. John Paul II described the Rosary as a prayer which “in the sobriety of its elements” concentrates “all the depth of the Gospel message in its entirety”, and through which “the faithful receive abundant grace, as though from the very hands of the Mother of the Redeemer”. 

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

Long Weekend!
SHCS will be closed this Friday, October 23rd for a special long weekend gifted by the Diocese!
SHCS Alumni, Donors and Sponsors!
Are you an Alumni of SHCS? Or an annual donor or sponsor? Keep up with what we're doing and where your former classmates are by signing up for our monthly e-newsletter! Email Casey Scarce at cscarce@sheartschool.com or call us at 434-793-2656 to get your name on the list. 
Giving Tuesday
#iGiveCatholic and #GivingTuesday will be on December 1st this year! Last year, our school and church community helped us so much in donations that we were able to purchase our new activity bus. This year our goal is to raise $7,500 for the school and $7,500 for the parish. You can find the school's #iGiveCatholic profile and more information at richmond.igivecatholic.org.

Virtual Silent Auction Oct. 24th-25th!
This Saturday, October 24th at 12pm until Sunday, October 25th at 6pm is our Virtual Silent Auction! Make your Christmas shopping a whole lot easier and bid from the comfort of your home through our website. You can find more information on our homepage at sheartschool.com when you scroll down to the Auction poster, the link to the lookbook will be posted there! If you have any questions, please contact Casey at cscarce@sheartschool.com.
Thank you to our generous donors and sponsors that committed back in the Spring. We could not be here without your support!
 

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 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

Second Collection
The second collection for this upcoming weekend is for Catholic Student Tuition Assistance. 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!

2020 Eucharistic Congress
As the culmination of our bicentennial celebration, the Diocese of Richmond will host its first Eucharistic Congress, which will take place on Saturday, November 7, 2020.

A Eucharistic Congress is a gathering of clergy, religious, and laity to bear witness to the Real Presence of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist. This event will bring together clergy, religious, and laity from parishes, schools, and campus ministries from across the Diocese of Richmond. Instead of gathering at the Greater Richmond Convention Center as planned, we will organize a series of synchronized events in parishes, and speakers will give online presentations. A special edition of the Catholic Virginian will also have more information regarding the kid tracts and activities. More details will be coming soon, so please continue to reserve this date.

Advent Bags
We are preparing advent/Christmas bags for inmates at Green Rock Correctional Center in Chatham, VA. It's likely we won't be able to gather as a large group to assemble the bags in December, so we've decided to start now and work on it throughout the fall. You can sign up for a date and time to come by and help prepare bags on the right side and click Volunteer!  Additionally, we are in need of these supplies for the bags:
  • Christmas cards
  • Construction paper
  • Pretzel/chips
  • Mini chocolate candy bars (Fun Size Hersheys, Milky Way, etc.)
  • Lined notebook paper
  • Envelopes (Letter sized)
  • Postcard/mailing card
  • Ramen noodle packs
  • Hot chocolate packs
Please drop off your donations at the church. We appreciate your generosity!  

Shred Out Hunger
Join God's Storehouse and Commonwealth Document Management on Saturday, November 7th to Shred Out Hunger! The event will be from 9am to 12pm at God's Storehouse, 750 Memorial Drive, Danville VA. Shred a box of personal documents in exchange for 5 or more canned goods! They will also accept monetary donations. For a safe, limited contact event, they ask for you to remain in your vehicle. For more information, please contact God's Storehouse at (434) 793-3663.

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!

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

 

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