Category Archives: Recent Events

Traveling Mother of Divine Mercy Home Visitation

The statue of Our Lady of Fatima together with the image of the Divine Mercy started its travel during the first week of January this new year to the home of Jay and Merly Andre. The Andre family, joined by their close friends, prayed the rosary together and sang beautiful hymns. The hymns were led by Zena Schimizi and Emma Lombardo, accompanied by Jun Mina on guitar. The Andres had the image of the Divine Mercy blessed and enthroned as King of their Home and Family by Fr. Aldrin Nunes.

If you want to schedule a Pilgrim Virgin home visitation and a Divine Mercy enthronement at your home, please call 386-848-1787.


Breakfast with Santa— There were many smiles in the Social Hall this past Sunday as over seventy five children got to visit with Santa. The annual event sponsored by the Knights of Columbus was a resounding success. Parish families were treated to breakfast as the children made their wishes known to Jolly Old St. Nick. Many thanks to
Art Klobucar and the whole Breakfast crew who provided the meal!!!


Ministry to the Sick Workshop

-is led by Fr. Francis Nelson, C.Ss.R., and coordinated by Loretta Wells and Art Fandel, with the assistance of Melanie Barnickle. The Ministers to the Sick had a successful meeting Saturday, Dec. 2nd, at the newly renovated Sacred Heart Social Hall. Fr. Nelson provided an inspirational talk, and the volunteers of Sacred Heart Catholic Church who were called to minister with the sick and the homebound shared touching experiences during their visits, plus other things on their agenda.


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.


100th Year Fatima Anniversary Rosary Rally

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

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!


New Parish App is Here!!!

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.