Weekly Updates – September 21

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:
  • Wednesday, September 23 at 7:00 p.m. (Spanish)
  • Thursday, September 24 at 12:10 p.m.
  • Friday, September 25 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!

Community Needs Weekend
September 26-27, 2020

Every year, the Community Needs Weekend gives us a wonderful opportunity to reach out to our friends and neighbors in the wider Danville community and ask how we can lift them up in prayer. 

This year, instead of writing your needs on a paper and dropping them off in a box at the church, we are asking that you submit your prayer requests and needs using this Google form. Please click on the button below, fill out the form, and share it with others who would like to submit a request.

We will incorporate all of the community needs in the Prayers of the Faithful for the Masses on September 26th and 27th. We hope you'll be able to join us in praying for our community!
For additional information about the Community Needs Weekend, please contact information@sheartchurch.org.

Diocesan Octave of Service
Sunday, September 27 – Sunday, October 4

To commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Diocese of Richmond, the diocese has invited parishes, schools and campus ministries to participate in the Octave of Service from September 27th, the feast day of Saint Vincent de Paul, to October 4th. An Octave of Service is a week-long opportunity for parishes, schools and campus ministries to carry out various forms of outreach in their communities while living out the Gospel values of encounter and accompaniment.

Our primary service project will be 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 – not just during the Octave.

A Google form will be sent out soon for you and your families to sign up to help! If you would like to help now, we are in need of these supplies for the bags:
  • Paper bags (7x4x13in)
  • Christmas cards
  • Construction paper
  • Pretzel/chips
  • Mints (round, dissolvable type, color: red and white)
  • Lined notebook paper
  • Envelopes
  • Postcard/mailing card
  • Ramen noodle packs
  • Hot chocolate packs
  • Prayer cards/holy cards
Please drop off your donations at the church. We appreciate your generosity!

Bicentennial Regional Mass
Saturday, September 26 | 10:30 a.m.
via Livestream

Mark your calendars for the Bicentennial Regional Mass in the Western Vicariate on Sept. 26! Bishop Knestout will celebrate Mass at St. Andrew's Catholic Church in Roanoke, Virginia. The Mass will commemorate the Feast of St. Vincent de Paul, the patron of the Diocese of Richmond. The faithful are invited to join via livestream! 
Access the livestream by clicking here.

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

Order Some Mums!
The School and Home Connection (updated platform of PTO) is taking orders for Mums again this year. The different colored mums are from Raywood Landscaping and are 9″ pots for $7.50 each. All orders need to be turned in with payment by September 25th. Delivery will be October 1st. Please fill out the form below and return it to the school. If you have any questions, please email Donna Waymouth at dwaymouth@sheartschool.com.
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. Keep an eye out on how you can help this year!
Box Tops
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.
We Need Substitute Teachers!
If you would like to become a substitute teacher for Sacred Heart Catholic School, please email Principal Kira Kania at kskania@sheartschool.com.

Other Announcements

Second Collection
The second collection for this upcoming weekend is for Share in the Care, a retirement fund for our religious. Please consider making a contribution for the care of our elderly Catholic sisters, brothers, and order priests by giving online or through the GivePlus app. You can also drop off your envelopes at the church! 

Monthly Financial Summary

Please click on the attachment below to view our parish's monthly financial summary for August 2020.

Invalid Marriage: Do you have a case?
Zoom webinar with Diocese of Richmond Tribunal

These presentations will be directed to persons seeking so-called Church annulments. The presenters will explain the essential parts of the process and the basic information needed to present a case. Others seeking a better understanding of “annulments” are welcome to sign up, too. Presentations will be offered on the following dates and times. 

Tuesday, September 29th at 7:00 p.m.
Register for this session by clicking here.

Thursday, October 1st at 1:00 p.m.
Register for this session by clicking here.

Please register by Friday, September 25, 2020.

After registering for a webinar, you will receive a confirmation email containing additional information about joining the webinar.

Virtual Cooking Class
Friday, September 25, 2020 | 6:00 p.m.
via Zoom
All young adults are invited to register for a virtual cooking class with Father Joe Goldsmith, Friday, September 25th at 6pm. This month’s dish is Fish & Crispy Brussel SproutsOnce you register, you will get an email with the ingredient list.





First Sacraments Class with Parents at 2:00 p.m.

We will go over Chapter 1 with parents and their children. Please contact Joyce Bustamante (joyceb@sheartchurch.org) for access to the Zoom link.

Are you going?






Reminder: Support the Knights of Columbus Coat Drive! All coats must be new with the price tag still attached. Please drop off your coats in the large red box in the church commons. The box will remain in the commons until Monday, October 12th. Any monetary donations can be given to Elaine Taylor in the parish office. Thank you for your generosity!

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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