Sacred Heart Eldon

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No Ifs, Ands or Buts, God Is With Us ... Now What? 
Parish Mission (Renewal), February 19-22 

Sacred Heart Parish in Eldon, will celebrate a four-day Parish Mission (Renewal) experience from Sunday, February 19 until Wednesday, February 22. The principal powerful message of the Mission will take place each evening in the parish church from 7 to 8:30pm, with additional sessions the following morning after the 8am Mass. See topics following.


The theme of the Parish Mission will be, "No Ifs, Ands, or Buts, God is with us … Now What?” What does God’s presence with us really mean for us? What is its purpose? How are we to respond? How might the Mystery of this presence unfold in the routine of our daily lives? In all of this is it okay just to be me, especially when what is at stake is eternity? The Preacher for the Mission will be Fr. John Mark Ettensohn, a member of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate from Belleville, Illinois, where the Oblates conduct the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows. Fr. John Mark has given parish missions or retreats in 20 states and Canada. The Missionary Oblates are a religious community of priests and brothers founded in 1816 by St. Eugene DeMazenod, who later became Bishop of Marseilles, France. The principal focus of their ministry is to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the poor, in every sense of that word. Today some 4,000 members carry on their mission in 68 countries and on every continent.


All interested persons are invited to attend this Parish Mission at Sacred Heart.

Social with refreshments following each service.

Childcare will be provided so that all parents can attend the Sessions. Please pre-register your child by calling the parish office. If you need transportation to sessions or need more information, call the parish office at 573-392-5334.

EVENING TOPICS

Sun: Coming to Know Who God Really Is

Mon: The Suffering & Death of Jesus on the Cross
Tues: God Never Stops Loving Us
Wed: Why Be a Catholic Christian

MORNING TOPICS

Mon: Faith & Mary - You Might Be Surprised

Tues: Good Grief - What Happens When A Loved One Dies

Wed:  The Final Things - Judgement, Heaven, Hell

Knights of Columbus Friday Fish Frys

The Sacred Heart Knights of Columbus will host several upcoming Fish Frys. A special Fish Fry will be Friday, Feb. 17, with proceeds benefiting the Eldon Special Olympics. Lenten Fish Frys will be on Fridays March 3, 10, 17, 24, & 31, and April 7 with proceeds benefitting local charities. All You Can Eat Fried Catfish, Baked & Fried Pollock, Potatoes, Baked Beans, Slaw, Corn Bread, Dessert and Drink. Adults $10; Children 6-12 $4; Children Under 6 - Free. Fried Shrimp Dinners (10 Jumbo Shrimp with all the sides) or Combo Dinner (5 Jumbo Shrimp/2 pieces of fish with all the sides). Adults & Children - $10 (No Seconds on either of these). Serving from 5-7pm. All are welcome! Eldon Catholic Center, 540 N Mill in Eldon. Come join us for some good food, good hospitality and good fun. Sponsored by the Eldon Knights of Columbus.

Santa's Workshop ... Thank You for a Great Event!

Thanks to everyone for another wonderful and very successful Santa's Workshop at Sacred Heart Catholic Church! We had the pleasure of having 163 kids from around Eldon and surrounding areas come and shop for gifts for their loved ones! The 21 wrappers were busy wrapping over 815 gifts. We had 25 elves who helped the children shop. Also Santa was very busy greeting, giving out goodies and taking pictures with the children and infants! We had close to 150 volunteers/participants who helped with the set up, make cookies, decorate, donate items, cash donations, registration, musicians/entertainment, elves, wrappers, extra help where needed, pass out milk and cookies to the children and clean up. Everyone who worked and shopped had a wonderful time!!! We had about a dozen of volunteers that were not from our parish who donated items, gave cash donations and came to help wrap. It was a very moving and heartfelt day! Click here to see a few of the photos from the day.

Knights of Columbus Provide Coats for Kids

Knights of Columbus Council 7133 from Sacred Heart Church partnered with schools in Tuscumbia and Eldon to distribute coats to kids with cold arms. Ensuring each kid would enjoy a new warm coat for the upcoming winter season. We are very proud to be able to help keep kids warm in our community. Tuscumbia (left image): L-R Paul Pendino Sr., Paul Pendino II, Randy Gum, Mark Gaines, Brittany Gaines, Bill Allen, Mara Wilkerson. Eldon (right image): L-R Cody Kliethermes, Paul Pendino Sr., Paul Pendino II, Jaunita both Jarrett, Mark Gaines, Matt Davis, Bill Allen.

Time & Talent Forms

If you have not completed the Time and Talent Form one of the last two years, please complete it this year. If you want to change your Time and Talent volunteering, please complete the Time and Talent Form. Return in offertory basket or to church office. Sacred Heart Parish is one faith family made up of about 275 households. Please participate in the life and ministries of the parish! 

Knights of Columbus Breakfasts Are Back

Knights of Columbus Breakfasts are back, serving from 8am to Noon! All proceeds benefit local charities. The final breakfast of the fall/winter season will be February 19.

2017 Catholic Stewardship Appeal

There still is time to give to the Catholic Stewardship Appeal. We extend a heartfelt thanks to all you our parishioners who have chosen to contribute. If you have not yet responded to your mailing from Bishop Gaydos, please take time to consider a gift to continue the many services the diocese provides in support of our parishes and schools. Our combined gifts signify our gratitude to God for all we've been given. Click here to give online. 

As of January 27, the diocese has raised $1,991,826.05 or 99.59% of the total goal of $2 Million. CONGRATULATIONS to Sacred Heart Parishioners; we've exceeded our $18,000 goal with a total of $20,225 contributed and 77 parishioners participating. Thank you to all who have donated!

Totus Tuus Dates for 2017

Sacred Heart is pleased to announce it has set the dates for the 2017 Totus Tuus Youth Program for July 8-14. Stay tuned for details and save the date! 

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. 

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

Church 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 May, 10am-11:15am 
See Schedule
Going to be out of town?

Weekly Bulletin

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

Church 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.

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. Additionally, the site The Light is On for You provides excellent resources for preparing for the Sacrament, including Examinations of Conscience for all ages. Another terrific site, brought to you by Catholics Come Home is called Good Confession with information and resources. Finally, the Knights of Columbus publishes a Guide to Confession brochure that often is provided at Sacred Heart. 

Eucharistic Adoration

Sacred Heart has Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament the first Friday of each month, beginning at 9 am on Friday and lasting through 5 pm on Saturday. There is a sign up board placed in the church vestibule the week in advance, to ensure each hour is covered by an attendee to sit with the Blessed Sacrament. However, you do no have to sign up to attend at any time during the Adoration weekend. To learn more or to become involved contact Sacred Heart at 392-5334. To gain a better understanding of Adoration, read this overview.

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.