The weather couldn’t have been more perfect! The Ladies of the CCW prepared and the Knights of Columbus cooked a picnic meal of hamburgers, hot dogs, baked beans, potato & macaroni salad, plus the children dressed in costumes from Ghosts & Goblins to Power Rangers and Princesses, as they gobbled up goodies at Trunk or Treat. Even Stevie the Goat was in his glory dressed a the Pope. Gino Conte performed and provided some great music for an appreciative crowd. Fr. Tom and his wet suit graciously volunteered as target in the Dunk Tank as a reward he got Dunked10 – 15 times (we lost count). To be sure, a great time was had by all!! Looking forward to the next one in the Spring, Summer or Fall.
It was so awesome to see Sacred Heart and St. Gerard parishioners united in prayer like one big family headed by Fr. Tom and Fr. Aldrin. The Knights of Columbus members standing there like our big brothers providing strength and security, while CCW and St. Vincent de Paul members like our sisters & brothers always around to serve. The Legionaries, Marian Prayer Group, and other Liturgical Ministries leading us spiritually in song and prayers. The children with their parents and teachers as they present our petitions at the foot of the statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary was a touching sight to behold. The Sacred Heart Choir provided a moving atmosphere with their beautiful rendition of “Ave Maria” as everyone offered a rose to Mother Mary. So heartwarming to see older parishioners who can hardly walk being there to inspire us with their faith and true devotion. Thanks to all for making the 100th year Fatima Anniversary Rosary Rally become a great “parish family” prayerful event!
Blessing of the Animals—All kinds of animals from the typical—dogs, cats and fish to hamsters and even a goat were brought to Sacred Heart Friday October 6th to celebrate Blessing of the Animals. All animals are very much a part of someone’s family, and they want to be a part of the church, just like we all are. The Love we give to a pet, and receive from a pet, can draw us more deeply into the larger circle of life, into the wonder of our common relationship to our Creator. We look forward to seeing all of you next year!
BLUE MASS at Sacred Heart was a huge success! Thanks to all our men and women in uniform who came and gave us the opportunity to thank them. Refreshment were provided by the 8th grade class. God bless you all!
Last weekend Sacred Heart Church & St. Gerard Mission launched our own app for iPhone and Android smart phones. This will allow us to better communicate with you through-out the week and keep you updated with relevant parish news or updates. The app is very well designed and very intuitive. It will be a great resource for parishioners by providing daily Mass readings, Catholic news and prayers, convenient prayer and Confession re-minders, our bulletins and more.
We hope for our new app to be a tool for fostering stronger parish life at Sacred Heart Church & St. Gerard Mission and better engaging the New Evangelization.