Sacred Heart of Jesus

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Saturday 7/21 5:00pm: Fr. Delcambre
Sunday 7/22 7:00am, 9:00am, 11:00am: Fr. White
Sunday 7/22 5:00pm:  Fr. Delcambre
Saturday 8/11 5:00pm: Fr. White
Sunday 8/12 7:00am, 5:00pm: Fr. White
 Sunday 8/12 9:00am 11:00pm:  Fr. Delcambre

Offertory Information
June 29 $16,958.73

Donut Sunday
Please join this weekend for donuts, coffee, and juice in PLC after 7:00am and 9:00am Masses. You can also have your blood pressure checked.

Blood Drive
United Blood services will have a blood drive from 7:30am until 1:00pm. The bus will be parked near St. Cecilia gym on August 5.

New Mass Addition
8:30am Monday Mass will be offered starting this Monday, August 6. Join us in the celebration of the Eucharist.

Adult Choir
The Parish of Sacred Heart Community is extending an invitation to parishioners interested in joining the Adult Choir which sings each Sunday at the 9:00am Mass with rehearsal on Wednesdays from 7:00pm to 8:30 p.m. in the church choir loft.  The first choir practice will begin on Wednesday, August 29 at 7:00pm Music is an integral part of Catholic liturgy as well as a form of prayer, so if you are interested in joining the choir or have any questions, please call Margaret Montz, Choir Director @ 337-365-2600 or email @ margaretmontz@att.net.

Liturgical Minister Training
A mandatory training and appreciation social for all current and interested Eucharist ministers, lector/commentators, and sacristans, hosted by Fr. White, will take place on August 21 at 6:00pm in the Church and Parish Life Center.

Ladies’ Altar Society
Group Mass at 9:00am on August 12.
A meeting and luncheon on August 16 at noon in the Parish Life Center. Food will be provided!! Come join us and bring a friend!

Holy Day of Obligation: Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
August 15
Mass Times: 6:30am, 8:30am, 6:00pm

The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
The graces of Jesus’ redemption are outside of time and space. Mary is conceived without original sin. In the feast of the Assumption, we celebrate the result of that reality! Mary’s soul and body are not separated at the moment of death, nor does her body decay. She is brought up, body and soul, into Heaven. Even in apostolic times, no religious site has claimed the actual body of Mary. Considering the Church’s enthusiasm for relics, this is a startling fact! After Christianity became legal in the Roman Empire, the site of her empty tomb became a place of local pilgrimage. On this feast, we remember that just as Jesus has taken care of His mother, He will take care of us!

This feast is a very old solemnity in the church. It has been celebrated throughout the church from the sixth century on. Originally celebrated in the East, the ancient title is the Dormition of Mary, or the Falling Asleep of Mary. The earliest writing we find of this feast is from the fourth century, and it is written in the voice of St. John, to whom Jesus entrusted Mary’s to the care of as He hung upon the cross.

The teaching is that Mary was assumed into heaven after her “falling asleep in the Lord” before her body suffered any decay. This doctrine of the church--even though the church has been celebrating this belief for centuries--was not declared a dogma until November 1, 1950, by Pope Pius XII. While the Eastern Orthodox call this event the “dormition,” the Roman Catholic Church calls it the Assumption.

Roman Catholicism is silent on the details of the Assumption. Therefore, Roman Catholics legitimately can believe that Mary did not die before the Assumption. The holy day has always been celebrated in the church on August 15.

Wedding Coordinator Ministry Training

Individuals interested in joining our wedding coordinator ministry team
 are invited to join us for an orientation and training of wedding coordinators
August 23, 2018 at 5:30 PM
Ministry leaders will provide training for all coordinators, with a social to follow. The role of a wedding coordinator is to assist couples in final preparations for their wedding, as well as to assist at the rehearsal and the day of the wedding ceremony. To RSVP or if you are interested in learning more about this ministry, please contact Katelyn at weddings@shbroussard.org or 337-254-6493.

Faith Formation First Grade
We are excited to introduce our new 1st grade Faith Formation program, Catechesis of the Good Shepherd. This Montessori influenced method brings a beautiful new way for our 1st graders to have a hands-on encounter with Jesus. One of the essential components of this program is the space, called the Atrium. Due to the size and elements of the Atrium, our class has a maximum capacity of 18 students. At this time our campus only has one Atrium, and we have reached our 1st-grade class limit for the 2018-2019 school year.  We hope to continue to grow this program. Thank you for your patience and support as we do so. We apologize to any families that are unable to register your 1st grader for this year but look forward to having your child join us next year in our First Reconciliation and First Communion sacrament prep program.

THEOLOGY OF THE BODY RETREAT FOR ENGAGED COUPLES
SEPTEMBER 8, 9:30AM-2:30PM
Parish Life Center- Sacred Heart of Jesus, Broussard, LA
Theology of the Body Retreat is designed as an introduction to St. John Paul II’s Theology of the Body. We explore what it means to be human and the gift of our creation as men and women. “The human body includes right from the beginning... the capacity of expressing love, that love in which the person becomes a gift – and by means of this gift – fulfills the meaning of his being and existence.” St. John Paul II Engaged couples getting married at Sacred Heart Church: Theology of the Body day retreat is included in your wedding fees. Visitors: $60.00 The cost covers facilities, food, and registration for the day. To register for this retreat call Mona Tramonte 337/837-1864 x223