Weekly Updates – Information regarding National Marriage Week 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!

Annual Diocesan Appeal
Scripture can sometimes be confusing. We know that God created everything and called it all “good.” But in today’s Gospel reading, Jesus seems to suggest that partaking in this good creation—having enough to eat, being able to provide for our material needs, and enjoying ourselves and the earth—is somehow bad, even a curse. What’s going on?

None of these things—wealth, good food, laughter, or praise—are bad in their own right. The problem is when we are satisfied by these earthly things—when we’re so filled up with them that we lose the desire for God.

In contrast to this, Jesus praises those who are empty—the poor, the hungry, the sorrowful, and the excluded—again, not because poverty or hunger or any of these things are good in their own right, but because when we find ourselves in these conditions, we’re more open to God. We know that nothing here will ultimately satisfy us, and so we turn to Him.

The Church calls this the virtue of spiritual poverty—and it can transform the way we think about wealth. Instead of wealth becoming a kind of ball and chain, that holds us down and holds us back, spiritual poverty allows us to see that whatever we have is a gift—a gift God has entrusted to us and asks us to use prudently as His stewards. Let’s keep the virtue of spiritual poverty in mind as we discern—as a community and as families—how we can support our Annual Diocesan Appeal.

National Marriage Week
The observances of National Marriage Week (Feb. 7-14) and World Marriage Day (Sunday, Feb. 13) are an opportunity to focus on building a culture of life and love that begins with supporting and promoting marriage and the family. We invite all married couples to come join us at any of the 3 Masses this weekend to receive a special blessing.

DYC 2022
This weekend, we will have 5 youth and 3 adult volunteers traveling to the Diocesan Youth Conference in Richmond, VA. We ask that you keep them in your prayers.

Wednesday Night Bible Study
In February 16th, the Wednesday Night Bible Study will change topic to Lectio: Prayer. The Bible Study Group meets on Wednesdays from 6 p.m.- 7 p.m. If you would be interested in joining the group, please click the Sign Up button.

Confirmation & First Holy Communion
Sundays 10:15 am – 11:45 am
This Sunday, February 13th, 1st Communion students will have class at 10:15 a.m. 
Confirmation candidates must schedule an appointment with Fr. Anthony by the end of January. Confirmation candidates who have not turned in their sponsor form must turn it in as soon as possible.

Confirmation Mass will be held on Thursday, March 3rd at 7 p.m. We encourage all parishioners to attend.

Family Faith Formation
Most Wednesdays, 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Faith Formation is Catholic religious education for children in Pre-K3 through 12th grade. 
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
February 5th, 2022
Weekly Offertory Received: $7,617.80
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

Catholic Schools Week
Thank you for your dedication to Catholic education and our school! We hope you enjoyed the Catholic Schools Week festivities and traditions. We are grateful for the role of families in Catholic education and celebrate their contributions to the success of our school. 
SHCS Testimonials
If you have any testimonials about SHCS please email them to Delaney Sullivan, Development and Enrollment Specialist, at dsullivan@sheartschool.com 
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, $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
-Wednesday, Feb. 9th – 8:25 a.m.
Repose of the soul of Cora Reynolds, requested by Terrie Dziedziak
-Friday, Feb. 11th – 12:10 p.m.
Repose of the soul of David Bretl, requested by Cathy Kotrba
-Saturday, Feb. 12th – 5:00 p.m.
In thanksgiving, requested by Vu Thuy Duong
-Sunday, Feb. 13th – 9:00 a.m.
Repose of the souls of Joan & George Goertz, requested by Linda & Don Wintrode
-Sunday, Feb. 13th – 12:00 p.m.
Pro Populo
-Monday, Feb. 14th – 12:10 p.m.
Special intentions

*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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