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Sacred Heart & St. Gerard Holy Mass-Sunday September 26, 2021

Click here to view and join us for a livestream Celebration of Mass – September 25, at 4:00 pm. We can be in spiritual union with Our Lord.

The Mass will be live-streamed on the parish website and Facebook and myparishapp
Our Celebrant message is sure to be both comforting and inspirational during this trying time. 

Peace and blessings to all our Sisters and Brothers.




A Biblical Walk Through the Mass.

Registration ends on September 19 for the Group Study:

If you are interested in deepening your understanding of our Catholic Mass, this is an ideal experience for you.  In his video-based study  A Biblical Walk Through the Mass,  Dr. Edward Sri explores the roots of the words and gestures we  experience at Mass and explains their profound significance. This fascinating tour of the Mass will renew your faith and deepen your love for and devotion to the Holy Eucharist.

The study will be held at St. Gerard’s beginning Wednesday, October 6—November 10 from 10:00 am—11:30 pm.  Register after Mass at St. Gerard or register at the Sacred Heart Office. The cost is $20 per person.  We have scholarship funds available to pay for the materials if you would like to participate but cannot now afford to do so.

If you are interested in registering through the mail, please contact Ellen Graf at or call 386-689-7828.  We can send a Registration Form to you.

This program is a product of Ascension Press. If you are interested in the content but cannot attend in person, you can participate virtually by visiting The element of group discussion will be the component you will miss while going through the study online.



Lets spread the word!!! 
BINGO!!! WE ARE BACK! Get your dabbers ready Bingo  MONDAY NIGHT Doors open at 4pm, Early Birds at 6:00 and Reg Games at 6:30pm. 
Call the parish office for more info – 386-428-6426


Our Catholic Appeal

Our Catholic Appeal, an annual opportunity to support the ministries of our diocese. During this unprecedented time, when so much has been and remains uncertain, your unwavering faith has demonstrated your continuing dedication to your own journey of discipleship as well as our Holy Catholic Church. Thanks to your gifts, the Diocese of Orlando is able to provide resources and services to our parish and to every Catholic parish and school in Central Florida, even in the midst of these unprecedented times. Some examples include educating 22 Seminarians in Formation, enriching over 58,000 adults and children in faith formation and sacramental preparation and supporting more than 75,000 people with food, housing, healthcare, and adoption services.

I thank all of you who have given to Our Catholic Appeal in past years. I thank you for your faithful response. We understand that each of us has been affected by the circumstances of the past year so please know that we are praying for you, and we are here to support you however we can. I simply ask that you join us in prayer and unity.

Mass of Christian Burial for Grace Luby

View live stream  Mass of Christian Burial for Grace Luby  celebrated on Thursday, July 8, 2021 at 10:00 AM at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, New Smyrna Beach. Fl.32168

Grace Wheeler Luby, age 92, peacefully passed on January 4th, 2021 in DeBary, FL.  She was preceded in death by her beloved husband Joseph, her sister, Marie Wheeler, and her brother, Rev. William Wheeler.  Grace was born in Olyphant, PA to William and Mary Wheeler.  She graduated from St. Patrick’s High School, which was followed by graduation from Marywood College with her Bachelor’s degree in English, where she also received a Master’s degree in Education.  Grace was introduced to her husband, Joseph by her older brother William, who had become friends with Joe while both were serving in World War II.  Grace is survived by her sister, Ann Dougher, her 11 children, Thomas Luby (& Ginett), Paul Luby (& Carole), Mary Jule Kapacs (& Michael), William Luby (& Peggy), Brian Luby (& Nicolina), Theresa Luby, Loretta Luby, Kevin Luby (& Heidi), Robert Luby (& Sandy), Timothy Luby (& Amanda), Ann Morrone-Bluestein (& Marc), 23 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.  Grace taught English at St Thomas Aquinas High School, Ft. Lauderdale FL., Jones High School, Orlando FL., and Spruce Creek High School, Port Orange FL.  She was a published poet, a loving mother and a devoted spouse.  Her warm smile, intellect, keen Irish wit and her constant monitoring of her children’s proper grammar wrapped them in a blanket of love.

Our Lady of Perpetual Help


Come join in the celebration of the feast day of Our Lady of Perpetual Help with adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, payers and songs as we celebrate our faith together under patronage of Our Lady. Our own Redemptorist priest were appointed as both custodians and missionaries of this icon by Pope Pius IX in 1866. It is fitting that we celebrate her feast day.

Live Stream – Mass of Christian Burial – Judith Ann Weiss

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Funeral Mass will be 11 AM Saturday, May 29, 2021 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, New Smyrna Beach with Rev. Aldrin Nunes, C.Ss.R. as the celebrant. Memorial donations may be made to Connecticut State Police Academy Scholarship Fund, CSPAAA, P. O. Box 1945, Meriden, CT 06450 or Halifax Health Hospice, 3800 Woodbriar Trail, Port Orange, FL 32129.

Judith Ann Weiss, 78, Port Orange, a faithful and devoted wife to her husband and a most caring and loving mother to her children, went to be with the Lord on May 8, 2021. She was the daughter of Michael and Eileen Baner and was born on May 20, 1942 in Brooklyn, NY. She spent her youth growing up in Queens, NY and Willimantic, CT. Judith spent her career working as a secretary within the Employees Assistance Unit at the Connecticut State Police Dept. and also at Central Connecticut State University working for the Associate Vice President of Facilities Management before retiring to Florida. Judith was a devoted Catholic, an avid Red Sox fan and faithfully watched Jeopardy. In her leisure time she enjoyed traveling and was an avid cruiser having had the opportunity to visit many locations, always saying Australia and New Zealand were her favorites. She was also a regular at her grandchildren’s activities, always wanting to cheer them on in support. It isn’t possible to imagine someone could be a better wife, mother, nana and friend. She will be missed dearly, but we know that she will be at peace in Heaven with her friends and family. Judith is survived by her husband of 56 years, John G. Weiss; her three children, Deirdre (Joseph) Cesario, Jodie Cormier and John M. (Rebecca) Weiss; her sister and best friend, who she spoke to daily, MaryEllen Kuczuk; five granddaughters, Makayla and Morgan Cesario, Olivia Cormier and Reagan and Ryleigh Weiss and sister-in-law, Doris (David) Robinson. She also leaves behind nephews, Michael Kuczuk, previously deceased Ronald Kuczuk and David and Billy Robinson; niece Susan Robinson; numerous great nieces, great nephews and cousins.



Exercise is an important part of everyday senior health  and designed to increase muscle strength, range of movement and improve activities for daily living.

A chair is used for seated exercises and standing support and class can be modified depending on your fitness levels.


starting JUNE 8th every  TUES & THURS at 9:00AM in the Parish Social Hall

Call parish office for more Info 428-6426