Weekly Updates – August 24

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 going on this week!

Daily Mass
We will have Daily Mass on:
  • Tuesday, August 25 at 12:10 p.m.
  • Wednesday, August 26 at 7:00 p.m. (Spanish)
  • Thursday, August 27 at 12:10 p.m.
  • Friday, August 28 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 of Atonement
Friday, August 28, 2020 at 12:10 p.m.

Please join us for a special Mass this Friday at our regular Mass time. Fr. Jonathan will celebrate a Mass of Atonement for sins committed by Danville city leaders and residents over the past centuries, especially for its active role in supporting Confederate forces during the Civil War and the violence perpetrated against demonstrators during the civil rights movement. 

The date of this Mass of Atonement is significant for multiple reasons. On the evening of August 28, an important “Unity Matters” rally will be held in Danville to mark the 57th anniversary of the March on Washington and the “I Have a Dream” speech by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Also, August 28 is the Feast of St. Augustine, one of the most important writers and theologians in Christian history. A native of North Africa, he is one of our most important saints “of color.” 

The Mass will also be live-streamed on the parish Facebook page. At the conclusion of Mass, Fr. Jonathan will sprinkle those present with holy water, reminding them of their baptismal mandate to work for justice, unity, and respect for all people, which are constitutive elements of the Kingdom of God.

For more information about the Mass of Atonement, please contact the parish office. For additional information about the “Unity Matters” rally that will take place Friday evening, please see the flyers below.

The Scoop – Sacred Heart Catholic School

We are bringing back the “The Scoop”! The Scoop was originally part of our bulletin and features the latest news and updates related to Sacred Heart Catholic School.

Happy First Day of School!
Welcome back to a brand new school year! Sacred Heart Catholic School has implemented several precautions and safety measures in place to make sure this year kicked off to a 'socially distant' start. They have 152 students including 21 new students and 28 virtual students!
We wish all of the students, faculty and staff at Sacred Heart a wonderful first day of classes and an extraordinary year of learning and growing together! #SHCStogether

Support Catholic School Education
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.

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to see what we're up to in our virtual and in-person classrooms!

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. For more information, visit https://sheartschool.com/.

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 Give Plus mobile app. You can also drop off your envelopes at the church!

Rev. Charles L. Breindel

Have Yarn?
Former pastor of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Fr. Charles Breindel is in need of some yarn! He has been busy crocheting items for people in nursing homes, those undergoing dialysis, and neonates. Currently, he is working on a blanket for an elderly couple! 

Crocheting has also helped Fr. Charles improve movement in his hands and fingers. If you have some spare yarn in your homes, please consider sending them to him!

The VBS Giveaway Live Drawing is this Friday, August 28 at 3 p.m. on the youth's Facebook page – @shcyouth. Fr. Jonathan will draw the lucky winners! If you have not submitted your child in the drawing, please do so NOW by contacting Joyce!

Have you registered your child for First Sacraments and/or Confirmation yet?
If you have not, please fill out the form below and return it to Joyce Bustamante (joyceb@sheartchurch.org). 
Reminder: The first Confirmation class is this Sunday, August 30!

Faith Formation Opportunities
We are starting a weekly online newsletter that specifically highlights adult, young adult and/or youth faith formation opportunities in our parish! This newsletter will be sent out every Wednesday and contain links to webinars, videos, resources and additional information about our ministries and events. Despite the circumstances, there are still so many ways to get and stay involved in the life of the church! 
If you are interested in receiving our Faith Formation newsletter, please reply back to this email or contact information@sheartchurch.org. Please include your name and email address. Thank you!

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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