Totus Tuus Summer Program, June 26 to July 1
Totus Tuus (Totally Yours) is a fun and energetic parish based summer catechetical program for grade school age children, junior high and high school youth. Totus Tuus gathers together college students and seminarians onto teams of four and sends them out to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ in various parishes throughout the diocese. It will be hosted at Sacred Heart this summer, Sunday, June 26 through Friday, July 1. Click to learn more about the program and for a registration form!
VIRTUS Protecting God's Children Sessions
The Diocese of Jefferson City will hold a VIRTUS® Protecting God’s Children class on Thursday, June 2, 2016 at 9am at St. Anthony Church, Camdenton. This program is one component of the overall effort to protect God’s children and vulnerable adults. All employees and volunteers with ongoing and unsupervised contact with children and youth are required to attend a Protecting God’s Children session. All parents, grandparents and other adults in the parish community are encouraged to attend. To register for this session or to view other times/locations in the Diocese go to www.virtus.org.
Father Dandi's Connections
The Diocese of Jefferson City has been working with Fr. Dandi to establish some regular communication with those who have been supportive of his work in the Philippines. They have created a newsletter, “Fr. Dandi’s Connections” in an attempt to do that. Click here to read the newsletter.
50th Anniversary of Ordination, Thank You
Congratulations First Communicants
Confirmed in the Holy Spirit
Summer Mass Times
From the Pastor's Pen, March 20, 2016: I've reached the time in my life when three Masses on a weekend are quite a load, especially when it’s my turn to preach. I ought to limit it to two, if possible. Last summer, we had two Sunday Morning Masses from Mother’s Day through Labor Day weekend. The deacons and I carefully watched attendance and concluded that last summer two Sunday morning Masses were not needed for everyone to have a seat at Mass. Even on holiday weekends, we did not have a Mass with all pews filled. After thorough discussion with the Pastoral Council, I have decided to stay with two Masses each weekend (5:30 pm on Saturday and 9am on Sunday) throughout the summer this year. This will also be somewhat better for our music and other liturgical ministries. We realize this will be less convenient for the people who come, with only two options instead of three. We will carefully monitor how it works and invite you to do the same. Thank you for your cooperation and your faith, hope and love.
Ice Cream Social Confirmation Service Raises Funds
Thanks to everyone who supported the Confirmation Class service project - An Ice Cream Social - that benefited the Eldon Food Pantry. A total of 110 cans of food and $380 ($125 in donations and $225 from the silent auction of bowls) will be given to the Food Pantry. Let us continue to pray for these candidates as they journey toward the Sacrament of Confirmation on Wednesday, April 6.
Jubilee Year of Mercy
How can we show others the mercy of God? We say that God is compassionate, but we ignore the poor. We say that God loves us and has mercy on us, but we hold grudges against our friends. Our actions need to authentically reflect God's mercy. Click here for the Jubilee of Mercy calendar for the Diocese of Jefferson City and to explore ideas on the different ways that you can live out this mercy every day.
Resources for Catholic Men
More than ever, the Church needs men. Sadly, many Catholic men have believed the lie that being holy isn’t manly, and that the faith is boring. They leave religion to women and children and simply tune out. But holiness is for men. There is nothing more difficult, rewarding, or manly than becoming a saint. These links provide resources for Catholic men.
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.
Sunday Mass Transportation Needs
Do you know someone who would come to Sunday Mass if they had transportation? There are a number of people who do not have transportation or who have a disability that prevents them from driving. Please help us by contacting the Parish office with the names and phone numbers of any persons you know in this situation who we may be able to provide transportation for.
Sunday Mass 9am
Weekday Mass 8am (Mon to Fri)
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.