Sacred Heart Eldon

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Holy Week & Easter Mass Schedules

Palm Sunday: Mass 9am

Holy Thursday: Mass of the Lord’s Supper 7pm

Good Friday: Stations of the Cross 12pm; The Lord’s Passion 7p 

Holy Saturday: Confession 4pm; Mass in the Holy Night of Easter 8:30p 

With Palm Sunday, we are entering into the Passion Week or Holy Week. The Church commemorates the solemn entry of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem, and then enters into His Passion, Death and Resurrection called the Pascal Mystery. Mother church invites all her faithful to take part in Holy Week services so as to relive the pascal mystery of Jesus Christ.

On Holy Thursday, we begin the Mass at 7pm to remember the institution of two Sacraments by Jesus at the last supper. One is Eucharist and the other is Priesthood with the service command. It has a special rite of washing the feet as Jesus did. We will have six men and six women to participate in it. At the end of the Mass, the Blessed Sacrament will be taken in procession and placed in a separate altar for common Eucharistic Adoration to relive the agony of Jesus in the garden of Gethsemane. During this time, as a parish family, we will recite the Sorrowful Mystery of the Rosary followed by the Divine Mercy Chaplet.

On Good Friday, we remember the Passion and Death of Jesus Christ, and it is very special day of prayer, fasting and abstinence. On this day, Holy Mass will be not offered but Holy Communion will be distributed. The service will start at 7pm to commemorate the Passion and Death of Jesus Christ. The Passion reading and the Veneration of the Cross are important parts of the service. We also will have Stations of the Cross at 12pm—both commemorating when Jesus began his three hours on the cross and hopefully allowing you to come over on your lunch hour to participate. It is a meaningful mediation on the passion and death of Jesus Christ walking and praying along the path of Calvary pausing at each station. On this day, we start the Novena to Divine Mercy in preparation for the Feast of Divine Mercy to be celebrated on April 8, the Sunday after Easter. It is the time of special grace promised by Jesus to St. Faustina.

At Easter Vigil, we celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus. It is the greatest event in the salvation history that God had done. By this event, we have been redeemed from the bondage of evil and sin to be able to call ourselves children of God and to call God Abba and be worthy to enter into eternal home. We begin the celebration at 8:30pm. Blessings of new fire and Easter Candle, Easter proclamation (Exsultet) blessing of Holy water, renewal of baptismal promises and sprinkling of Holy water are different parts of the celebration. At this time, two new members, Presley and Melissa will join the church by receiving the necessary sacraments. Renewal of baptismal promises and sprinkling rite will take place at the morning Mass as well.

Parish Lenten Activities

LIVE STATIONS OF THE CROSS - MARCH 23
Friday, March 23 at 7pm there will be a Live Stations of the Cross. There will be costumes, youth participation and more. It should be a great way for your family to pray the stations. It is being performed by the Szumigala family of St. Peter’s Parish. All are invited to fill the church and especially PSR families and children.    

STATIONS OF THE CROSS
The Stations of the Cross will be prayed at Sacred Heart every Friday of Lent at 7pm. It is a meaningful way of walking with the Lord and meditating on His passion and death. The Church encourages everyone to participate. 

CRS RICE BOWL

CRS Rice Bowls are available in the Church vestibule, giving Sacred Heart parish the opportunity to join Catholics throughout the country to help those in need around the world. Funds collected in the rice bowls, which are turned in at the end of Lent, are distributed both around the world and in local communities to combat hunger—75 percent of every donation goes to CRS programming in targeted countries worldwide while 25 percent remains in the local diocese from which the donation came, supporting initiatives that help alleviate poverty. Please take a CRS Rice Bowl home for your Lenten almsgiving!


KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS FISH FRYS
Plan to attend and invite your neighbors and friends for these evenings of delicious food and warm fellowship. Fish frys are all Fridays in Lent from 5-7pm (the final one is March 23). We appreciate any Knights who can help at the events to make these fundraisers great successes!

DIOCESE LENTEN REGULATIONS

As another Lenten journey of conversion begins on Ash Wednesday, February 14, and ends with the Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday, March 29, Holy Mother Church calls all Catholics to a deeper spirit of penance, fasting, almsgiving, prayer and worship, “which express conversion in relation to oneself, to God, and to others” (Catechism of the Catholic Church #1434 & 1969). In order to foster a greater spirit of penance, of reparation for sin, to encourage self-denial, Catholics are reminded of the following obligations of fasting and abstinence that are part the proper observance of Lent. Read the the full regulations.

Sign Up For Daily Scripture Devotions/Reflections

There are many great websites, phone apps and email subscriptions that offer devotions and reflections based on the Church's daily Scripture readings, the Saint of the Day or a particular Feast or Memorial. Here are a few to check into for your daily walk with the Lord.

Word on Fire, features daily Gospel reflections from the popular Bishop Robert Barron, sent to your email. Check out his weekly Sunday sermon podcast and YouTube Channel

Blessed Is She is a online community of women: single, married, mamas and grandmamas too. Receive the daily devotions straight to your inbox, written for your woman's heart.

The Word Among Us is offered by Sacred Heart in booklet form each month, however you can visit their website to get the same daily Mass readings and Meditations.

Support Eldon Community Food Pantry

Supporting the Eldon Community Food Pantry has never been easier—just shop at Gerbes and scan your Plus Shopper’s Card! Here’s how to enroll:

1. Visit www.gerbes.com/communityrewards

2. Click “Enroll Now”

3. Sign in to your online account, or create an account

4. Find and select our organization with our NPO (Non-Profit Organization) number 45197 and click “Save”. You’ll start earning rewards for the Eldon Community Food Pantry right away on qualifying purchases made using your Plus Shopper’s Card. 

Mass Times

Mass Times Are Year Round
Saturday Vigil 5:30pm
Sunday Mass 9am 
Weekday Mass 8am (Mon-Fri)
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Saturday 4-5pm & By Appointment
Rosary Before Sunday/Weekday Mass
PSR Classes After Sunday Mass, Sept to April, 10am-11:15am 
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Parish Bulletin

Click to access the most recent weekly Parish Bulletin online, new each Thursday morning.

Church Location 

Sacred Heart Catholic Church 
540 North Mill Street
Eldon, Missouri 65026
Parish Office 573-392-5334
Sacred Heart is a Parish of the  
Jefferson City Diocese

Parish Calendar

Want to know what's happening at Sacred Heart? Visit the Sacred Heart CalendarMake sure to follow Sacred Heart on Facebook for updates and info. Find daily Mass readings on the USCCB website.

Catholic Missourian

The Catholic Missourian is the publication of the Diocese of Jefferson City. It serves to inform people about diocesan events, programs, news, announcements and personalities. National columnists and news articles provide information and commentary on the issues of the day in light of the Gospel and the Church’s reflection on it, as well as definitive teaching from official leaders. Read the Catholic Missourian online.

Reconciliation

The Sacrament of Reconciliation is offered every Saturday from 4-5pm (in the Chapel Confessional in the front of Church) and by appointment (contact the Parish). 
Resources include: An Examination of Conscience for Children and Adults Using the 10 Commandments. The Light is On for You provides excellent resources, including Examinations of Conscience for all ages. Good Confession has excellent information and resources. The Knights of Columbus publishe a Guide to Confession brochure that often is provided at Sacred Heart. 

Eucharistic Adoration

Sacred Heart has Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament the first full weekend of each month, from 9am Friday to 5pm on Saturday. A sign-up board is available the week in advance to ensure each hour is covered by an attendee to sit with the Blessed Sacrament; however, you do not have to sign up to attend at any time during Adoration weekend. To learn more or to become involved contact Sacred Heart at 392-5334. Learn More

Sacred Heart parish is pleased to participate in the Dynamic Catholic Parish Champion program, the objective which is to make Dynamic Catholic’s world-class resources available to parishes to inspire parishioners to rediscover the genius of Catholicism.