Thursday of week 7 of the year
Mass (Garden Room, Lake Shore Inn Nursing Home) • 9:15am - 9:45am
Friday, May 24th
Friday of week 7 of the year
Mass • 8:30am - 9:00am
Saturday, May 25th
Saturday of week 7 of the year, or Saint Gregory VII, Pope, or Saint Mary Magdalen of Pazzi, Virgin, or Saint Bede the Venerable, Priest, Doctor, or Saturday memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Reconciliation • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Mass • 5:15pm - 6:15pm
Sunday, May 26th
The Most Holy Trinity
Reconciliation • 7:30am - 8:00am
Mass • 8:00am - 9:00am
Reconciliation • 9:30am - 10:00am
Mass • 10:00am - 11:00am
Reconciliation • 11:00am - 11:30am
Misa en Español • 11:30am - 12:30pm
Order of Franciscan Seculars • 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Monday, May 27th
Monday of week 8 of the year, or Saint Augustine of Canterbury, Bishop
Founding Sisters to Visit and Celebrate at Sacred Heart
2013 Memorial Day
Memorial Day was first observed on May 30, 1868, when flowers were placed at the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers. On this day we honor all who have died in service of our nation.
Dear Heavenly Father,
With a sober heart we come before You this Memorial Day. We pause for a moment and call to mind all the men and women who have died in the service of our nation since 1776.
Dear God, please look with mercy on our brave and selfless brothers and sisters, who did not shirk from their task but gave themselves completely to the cause of defending and protecting us all. Bless all who have given their lives for the sake of liberty, and grant them eternal rest with You.
We remember also our brave men and women now serving in our Armed Forces, both at home and abroad. Dear God, send out Your angels to protect them all. Help them discharge their duties honorably and well. Please bring them safely home to their families and loved ones. Please bring Your peace and mercy to our troubled world.
We ask this, Father, in the name of Jesus, Your Son, our Savior and Lord. Amen.
The Truth About Marriage
DIOCESE OF WINONA
Statement on Redefinition of Marriage in Minnesota
from Bishop John M. Quinn
The Governor of Minnesota, on May 14, 2013 signed into law legislation, that redefined the legal definition of marriage. It is very disappointing, that Minnesota law will now put the desires of adults ahead of the best interests of children, and ignore the importance of families that are founded on the marriage of one man and one woman, as the foundation of society. The Diocese of Winona remains grateful for the elected officials, who demonstrated great courage in defending marriage and voted against this legislation.
In our parishes, Catholic schools and in all catechetical programs, every effort will be made to promote the true meaning of marriage. Marriage is the union of one man and one woman, and is a natural institution found in every culture throughout human history. It is also a gift from our Creator.
To our brothers and sisters with same sex attraction, the Church extends its love and pastoral support and also to their families. God loves you, and you are invited to join us in a life of conversion and communion with Him.
While there are many cultural challenges to living the Gospel and to embracing the life-giving teachings of the Church, the victory is already won for us in Jesus Christ. We live in hope, because “the Advocate, the Holy Spirit whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything and remind you of all that I told you.” John 14:26.
Pentecost is the completion of the Easter celebration of the Passion, Death, Resurrection and Ascension of Jesus Christ, and the movement of the Church out into the world, to proclaim the Gospel to every land and culture. Jesus Christ breathed the Holy Spirit upon the Church to give His people courage to preach and teach the truth of the Gospel with love and compassion. Come, Holy Spirit, Come!
Sincerely in Christ,
Most Rev. John M. Quinn Bishop of Winona, Minnesota
Joel Hennessy, Director of Mission Advancement
office 507.858.1249 cell 507.254.3948
2013 Kingdom Rock Vacation Bible School
2013 Sacred Heart School Golf Outing
Catholic Daughter's Spring Salad Luncheon
Catholic Daughter’s Spring Salad Luncheon Friday, June 7, 2013 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm Nativity Hall of Sacred Heart Church Come and enjoy the best the ladies have to offer. Yummy salads and dessert too! (Lunch will begin following the 10:00 am Anointing Mass)
Spring Mass of Annointing of the Sick
Spring Mass of Annointing of the Sick
Friday, June 7, 2013 at 10:00 AM
Become a Pilgrim
to the Holy Places
in Our Backyard
Year of Faith!
June 23, 2013 11: 00 am – 3:00 pm
Plans are being made for our Sacred Heart Family to go on a Pilgrimage journey stopping at many of the Holy Places in our South Central Minnesota backyard, and end at the beautiful Schoenstatt Shrine in Sleepy Eye, MN with Benediction and a meal.
Plenary indulgence is available for this pilgrimage.
Save the date and watch the website and bulletin for more information!
Welcome to the Church of the Sacred Heart's website. As a Roman Catholic Parish we seek to live our Catholic Christian faith by sharing our love for Jesus with others through prayer, service and evangelization. You will see that there are many opportunities to be actively engaged in parish life. We desire for people to do what they do best in service of our parish mission. As the body of Christ we strive to live out the mission of Jesus announcing the forgiveness of sins and the coming of the kingdom. Together we are disciples of Jesus who is our way, our truth and our life.
Let us keep all of those in service to our country in prayer. It is because of men and women like that we have the freedoms we have. Let us take time to pray for their safety.
Jackson Von Somers
If you have a family member in the active military and would like their name added to this list, please call the office at (507) 835-1222.
Year of Faith
Pope Benedict XVI has proclaimed a Year of Faith beginning October 11, 2012, and concluding on November 24, 2013, the feast of Christ the King.
The start of this Year of Faith coincides with the anniversaries of two great events that have marked the life of our Church: the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council, the 20th anniversary of the Catechism of the Catholic Church.
This special year will be a time to reflect on the gift of faith, and to deepen our knowledge and understanding of the teachings of the church. It will be a time to reflect and pray with the scriptures, and a time to strengthen our faith through the Holy
Eucharist.Because our faith is the foundation of who we are as Catholic Christians, it is important for us to focus on God’s gift of faith amid a contemporary world that continues to pull us away from our relationship with God. This Year of Faith will be a time for us to renew our personal relationship with Jesus and recommit ourselves more fully to the Church.
In the Gospels, Jesus rebukes his apostles for having “little faith.” “Why are you afraid, O you of little faith? Then he rose and rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was a great calm” (Mt 8:26). Jesus also links faith to his healing miracles. In Mark’s Gospel we meet Bartimaeus, a blind man who has heard about Jesus’ miracles and hopes that Jesus might help him recover his eyesight. “And Jesus said to him, ‘Go your way; your faith has made you well.’ And immediately he received his sight and followed him on the way” (Mk 10:52). In the letter to the Hebrews, faith is defined as “the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen”(Heb 11:1). And so like the apostles in Luke’s Gospel, the Year of Faith will be a time for us to cry out to Jesus, “Increase our Faith!”
A variety of learning opportunities and spiritual activities will be offered during the Year of Faith around the diocese and in our parish. My hope is that we will grow in our Commitment to God and others. We do this when we reach out in compassion and mercy to help a neighbor in need, share our faith with others, receive the sacrament of reconciliation, and receive Holy Communion daily or weekly. Through the Eucharist, we will be transformed into the Body of Christ. Filled with this real presence we will be able to go forth to live more fully as his disciples.
“Faith grows when it is lived as an experience of love received and when it is communicated as an experience of grace and joy. It makes us fruitful, because it expands our hearts in hope and enables us to bear life-giving witness: indeed, it opens the hearts and minds of those who respond to the Lord’s invitation to adhere to his word and become his disciples.”
(Pope Benedict XVI, Porta Fidei Apostolic Letter, 2011, 7.)
Pray one Hail Mary daily that the Lord will increase your faith, as we journey together during this special Year of Faith becoming a people of faith on fire with the love of Jesus Christ.