Sacred Heart Eldon

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New Pastoral Appointments Take Effective January 28

At the Masses the weekend of January 4-5, Father Alex announced he would be leaving Sacred Heart. On January 6, Bishop McKnight of the Diocese of Jefferson City announced the following official appointments, effective January 28. Reverend Alexander Gabriel from pastor of Sacred Heart Parish in Eldon and Our Lady of Snows Parish in Mary’s Home, to pastor of St. Andrew Parish in Tipton and Annunciation Parish in California. Reverend Callistus Okoroji from pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish in Loose Creek and St. Louis of France Parish in Bonnots Mill to pastor of Sacred Heart Parish in Eldon and Our Lady of Snows Parish in Mary’s Home. Although the new assignments begin at the end of January, Father Callistus will be on vacation until February 24. Father James Finder, who has been a visiting pastor to Sacred Heart in recent months, will be the visiting pastor until this time. Click here for information/images of all Diocesan priests. Sacred Heart wishes Father Alex well in his new assignment and welcomes Father Callistus to the Parish.

Women's Bible Study, Wednesday evenings in January 

The Sacred Heart Women's January bible study will be Saved: A Bible Study Guide for Catholics by Fr. Mitch Pacwa, which can be purchased online through various sellers. Dates will be Wednesdays, January 8, 15, 22, 29 from 6-7 pm in the Catholic Center basement classroom. This Bible study on salvation by Fr. Mitch Pacwa, S.J. presents a wide variety of key teachings about salvation in the New Testament, with references to the Old. It offers various passages for meditation on the role of grace and the interaction with human free will; repentance and faith interrelating in one's own conversion; the saving role of Baptism, the Eucharist and other Sacraments; the necessity of good works with faith and the call to perseverance and growth in faith until the end of life. This study pulls together some key elements for every Christian's relationship with God. Paperback, 176 pages.

Donuts & Coffee Over Conversation, Sundays 8:45-9:45am

In an effort to build our parish relationships, please join us before Mass each Sunday morning that PSR is in session from 8:45-9:45am in the Catholic Center. All in the parish are welcome, not just parents of PSR children. No RSVP needed, just attend when you can! PSR begins at 8:45; join us and hang around until PSR ends at 9:45 to head over to 10am Mass. Held on Sundays when PSR is in session and sponsored by parents of youth in PSR.

Midwest March for Life, February 1, Jefferson City

Abortion takes the lives of millions of unborn children every year in the United States. Join with us as we March for Life in Jefferson City. The Midwest march for Life is Saturday, February 1, 2020 in Jefferson City. 

Christ Our Life Catholic Regional Conference, September

It has been announced that Sacred Heart and other parishes in the Midwest are being invited to attend the 2020 Christ Our Life Conference in Iowa, September 28-29. Plans for charter buses are underway from the Lake area, and Sacred Heart would like to see a group attend. Follow the Christ Our Life Facebook page to learn more, save the date and look for more details to be coming soon! Christ Our Life Catholic Regional Conference is a non-profit event held at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, Iowa. It is a grassroots effort of faith springing up out of the heart of Iowa. Now in its sixth event, the biennial conference is focused on bringing Catholics together, inspiring, celebrating and exploring their faith and bringing souls to Christ. Please join us for a weekend of faith sharing, faith-building and praise, as we listen and learn from world-class speakers, renowned Catholic exhibitors and most importantly, share the sacraments of the Eucharist and Reconciliation. We're calling on all Catholics to: Believe, Live, Celebrate Our Faith!

Totus Tuus, July 12-17, 2020 at Sacred Heart

Once again, Sacred Heart parish will host the Totus Tuus program this coming summer, July 12-17. Save the date and plan for your children to attend. The day program (M-F) is for incoming grades 1-6 and the evening teen program (Su-Th) is for incoming grades 7-12. We know there are many competing summer events, including family vacations, but we ask you to prayerfully consider scheduling that will allow your children to attend this program, which always is popular among parish youth of all ages. A pool party is tentatively planned for Friday, July 17.

Mass Times

Saturday Evening 4:30pm
Sunday Morning 10am 
Weekday Mass 8am Tuesday & First Friday in the Chapel (Other Fridays, Mass is at a local nursing/care facility)
First Saturday 8am
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Saturday 3:30-4pm/By Appointment
Rosary Before Sunday/Weekday Mass
PSR Classes Before Sunday Morning Mass, September through April
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Church Information

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

Parish Bulletin

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Reconciliation Info

The Sacrament of Reconciliation is offered Saturdays, 3:30-4pm (Chapel Confessional, front of Church) or by appointment. Resources include:

Readings & Devotions

Eucharistic Adoration

Sacred Heart has Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament the first full weekend of each month, from 8:30am Friday to 3:30pm Saturday. A sign-up board is available in advance to ensure each hour is covered by an attendee; however, you do not have to sign up to attend at any time during Adoration weekend. For questions call 573-392-5334. More Information

Sacred Heart participates in the Dynamic Catholic Parish Champion program, which provides free resources to inspire parishioners to rediscover the genius of Catholicism.