Weekly Updates – A special event for catechists 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 joyceb@sheartchurch.org for catechist or volunteer opportunities
Heralds of Faith
Catechists are invited to a special event with His Excellency, Bishop Barry Knestout, to honor their ministry as a catechist.
The event will feature talks by catechists, a Mass with a “Blessing of the Catechists”, and a lunch with catechists from across the Western Vicariate! The event will be held on September 18th, 2021 at Our Lady of Nazareth Church in Roanoke, Virginia, from 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
The event is FREE, but registration is required to attend. Please register by clicking here by September 9th. 
Please click here for more information.
Family Faith Formation
Most Wednesday, 6:00 – 7:30 pm, beginning on September 8th, 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. If you feel that you are called to help with Wednesday night Faith Formation for either PK3-5th grade or 9th-12th grade, please contact Joyce Bustamante at joyceb@sheartchurch.org. We currently need 5 volunteers for PK3-5th grade and 2 volunteers for 9th-12th grade.
 
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.  
Confirmation Preparation
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. 
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. 
Retrouvaille Program
Matrimony: A calling to forgive!  
“Mercy is the force that reawakens us to new life and instills in us the courage to look to the future with hope.” 
 Retrouvaille offers a welcoming and loving space to couples who have been living with the misery of a failing marriage. Retrouvaille offers hope: hope that it is not too late, hope of a different and better marriage. Retrouvaille helps couples to show each other mercy through the opportunities it provides to listen, to forgive, to be reconciled and to move into their futures believing that God loves them and with His help and their efforts, their marriages can be healed and restored. Retrouvaille provides help for marriage problems/difficulties/crises. For more information about an upcoming Retrouvaille Weekend program for couples on October 22-24, email retrouvaillenc@msn.com or visit our website:  www.HelpOurMarriage.com   

VIRTUS Class
We will have a VIRTUS class this Tuesday, September 7th for all volunteers starting at 6:00 p.m. Please contact Joyce Bustamante at joyceb@sheartchurch.org or 
(434) 792-9456 for more information.
Employment Opportunity
The Office of the Bishop seeks a full-time Coordinator, Bishop’s Visitations and Office Support to provide the Office with scheduling and travel coordination support and general administrative support. The Coordinator will coordinate Bishop’s Visitations and Pastor Installations, to include parish or school staff surveys, preparing location support materials, arranging follow-up visits, and attending Visitations, Installations, or other diocesan liturgies as requested.  The Coordinator assists with Confirmation schedules and coordinates on-going calendar and travel requests.  The Coordinator also provides various office administrative support assistance.

Minimum of three to five years’ administrative and coordination support experience, preferably working and collaborating with multiple offices and staff in a parish or diocesan environment.  An associate degree is desired.  Requirements include initiative, strong interpersonal skills, strong professional writing skills, customer service orientation, confidentiality, strong planning and organizational abilities, detail orientation, and proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook).
A practicing Catholic with working knowledge of Church hierarchy and Catholic Church Teaching is required.

Interested candidates should please send a cover letter, resume, and completed Diocese of Richmond Employment Application to jobs@richmonddiocese.org
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
Mum fundraiser
Our annual Mum fundraiser will take place in a few weeks! Be on the lookout for order forms!

#iGiveCatholic and #GivingTuesday returns!
#iGiveCatholic and #GivingTuesday will be on November 30th this year! We have been participating in this giving event for the past two years and we are grateful for every single donation that keeps us open to catholic and noncatholic families. Keep an eye out on how you can help this year!

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, $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. 
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, Sept. 7th – 12:10 p.m.
Repose of the soul of Esther Goins, requested by the Blue Ridge Cursillo group
-Wednesday, Sept. 8th – 8:25 a.m.
Repose of the soul of Alberto Manzano, requested by Jorge & Amalia Pineda
-Friday, Sept. 10th – 12:10 p.m.
Repose of the soul of Fr. Richard A. Drake, requested by Fr. Jonathan Goertz
-Saturday, Sept. 11th – 5:00 p.m.
Repose of the soul of Margaret Amati, requested by Denise Whittle Derham
-Sunday, Sept. 12th – 9:00 a.m.
Repose of the soul of Esther Goins, requested by Cindy & Charlie Jefferson
-Sunday, Sept. 12th – 12:00 p.m. (Spanish)
Pro Populo
-Monday, Sept. 13th – 12:10 p.m.
Repose of the soul of Agapito Balmori, requested by Evangelina Balmori
*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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