Weekly Updates – September 7

The church is closed today for Labor Day. We hope you have a great day! 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…


The church is closed today for Labor Day. We hope you have a great day!
  • 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.

Good news! Fr. Jonathan has tested negative for COVID-19. Praise be to God! He is feeling better and just needed some rest. Thank you for all your supportive messages and well wishes. Father plans to celebrate all daily and weekend Masses this week. Please contact the parish office with any questions or concerns.

Dear parishioner,
Here's what's going on this week!

Daily Mass
We will have Daily Mass on:
  • Tuesday, September 8 at 12:10 p.m.
  • Wednesday, September 9 at 7:00 p.m. (Spanish)
  • Thursday, September 10 at 12:10 p.m.
  • Friday, September 11 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!

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

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

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.

Other Announcements

Sunday, September 13th is Grandparents' Day! Please offer this prayer written by Pope Benedict XVI for all the nanas, papas, grandpas, or grandmas in your lives. May God continue to watch over them and their families!

Lord Jesus,
you were born in the Virgin Mary, the daughter of Saints Joachim and Anne. Look with love on grandparents the world over. Protect them! They are a source of enrichment for families, for the Church and for all of society. Support them!  As they grow older, may they continue to be for their families strong pillars of Gospel faith, guardians of noble domestic ideals, living treasuries of sound religious traditions. Make them teachers of wisdom and courage, that they may pass on to future generations the fruits of their mature human and spiritual experience.

Lord Jesus,
help families and society to value the presence and role of grandparents. May they never be ignored or excluded, but always encounter respect and love. Help them to live serenely and to feel welcomed in all the years of life which you give them. Mary, Mother of all the living, keep grandparents constantly in your care, accompany them on their earthly pilgrimage, and by your prayers, grant that all families may one day be reunited in our heavenly homeland, where you await all humanity for the great embrace of life without end. 

If you have questions, please contact Don Gauthier (goach46@yahoo.com).

Knights of Columbus Coat Drive
The Knights of Columbus is seeking donations of new coats! Due to COVID-19, they have not been able to stand in front of their usual places and collect donations and funds for Coats for Kids.

This year, they have set up a large red box in our church commons for you to drop off your donations. The coats MUST be new and have the price tag still attached to them. Boys sizes 8-18 and girls sizes 8-16. If possible, please place your coats in a plastic bag. We will have the box in the commons until Monday, October 12th.

Monetary donations can be given to Elaine Taylor in the parish office. She will deliver your donations to members of our Knights of Columbus. Thank you for your generosity and supporting this great cause! 

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.

Alpha Youth Series
Virtual Youth Program
9th – 12th Graders (High School)
Tuesday, September 15 | 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

We have opened registration for Alpha! The Alpha program is a 9-week series including a retreat weekend that involves brief videos, discussion, and time for fellowship and games. For this first fall session, we are offering Alpha only to high school students. 

The first meeting will be on Tuesday, September 15 at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom. If your child is interested in this program or you know someone who would like to become involved in Alpha, please have them register by clicking the button below.
For additional information about Alpha, check out the video below and/or contact Cecilia Yeager (cyeager@sheartchurch.org).

Family Faith Formation Registration is Now Open!
Family Faith Formation on Wednesday evenings will start on October 7th at 5:30 p.m. via Zoom or in-person! You can view the full schedule by clicking one of the forms or visiting our website.

Family Faith Formation will meet every Wednesday from 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. online or in-person. 

Each month will have its own theme! The first Wednesday of the month is formatted for the entire family with family discussion groups. The second Wednesday is for elementary-aged children, the third Wednesday is for middle school and the fourth Wednesday is for high school. If a month has less than 4 weeks, middle school and high school will be combined.

Please fill out the form to register your child. If you prefer to join us online, please let Joyce or Homero know and they will send you a link to the meetings. 

If you would like to become a catechist or youth volunteer with Family Faith Formation classes, please contact joyceb@sheartchurch.org.

To view the full First Sacraments and Confirmation schedule, please click here.

Register for First Sacraments and Confirmation
Please fill out these forms (registration + covenant) and return them to Joyce Bustamante either by email, fax, or in-person. Everyone who registers must make an appointment with Fr. Jonathan. Please call the church office (434) 792-9456 to schedule a time.

The first meeting for First Sacraments will take place THIS Sunday, September 13th at 2:00 p.m. You will have the option to meet in-person in the church sanctuary or virtually via Zoom. Please inform Joyce Bustamante or Homero Ramirez Leon of your preference.

The first Confirmation class is THIS Sunday, September 13th at 4:00 p.m via Zoom.

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


Sent by Cecilia Yeager


Direct replies to this email can only be seen by admins. Click the blue Reply button above to leave a public comment.

Email me when people reply to this note




538 Central Boulevard, Danville, VA 24541   •   sheartchurch.org