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Sing We Now of Christmas!

Join us on Sunday, December 16 at 3:00 pm at Sacred Heart Church for an afternoon of musical entertainment brought to you by the Music Ministry of Sacred Heart, Our Lady Star of the Sea and St. Gerard’s. God has gifted our parishes with a diverse range of musical talent. As we take great pride in singing to the Lord all year long, on this Sunday afternoon we sing for your pleasure and enjoyment. It is our hope that your day will be enriched by our diverse program showcasing the eclectic styles of music that brings us joy.

The afternoon features the precious voices of the Sacred Heart and Our Lady Star of the Sea Children’s choir, as well as the masterful sound of the adult choirs from Sacred Heart, Our Lady Star of the Sea and St. Gerard’s.

There is no charge for the event, however, a free will offering will be taken for the benefit of our local St. Vincent de Paul Society, a 501c non-profit organization.

Sacred Heart is located at 998 Father Donlan Drive, New Smyrna Beach, FL. (Just off of US1)

An Advent Journey with Mary

Escape the hustle and bustle of this Holiday Season by spending time with Mary, the Mother of our Savior, Jesus Christ. This series will take you on an intimate encounter with Mary that will offer you insights and opportunities to reflect, renew and rejoice!

All parish members and friends, Catholic & non-Catholic.

Four consecutive Mondays  – Beginning: November 26th at 7:00 p.m.


KofC Hosting – Parish Christmas Party – Breakfast with Santa

Sacred Heart & St.Gerard

 Parish Christmas Party Sponsored by K of C Fr Downey Council 4934 is on Saturday, December 8, 2018  –  5 to 8 pm.  Located in the Sacred Heart Social Hall.  Sit down Pot Roast Dinner –  $15 per person ($10 under age 12)

Tickets from any Fr Downey member, at church office, or after mass. Checks payable to:  K of C # 4934.

Breakfast with Santa will be held Sunday December 9th after the 9:00am Mass. All are welcome to attend.

Questions: Call Parish office for more info – 386-428-6426


Hedge Out Hunger!!

Herbie the Hedgehog is on sale now!!

He is the cutest hedgehog in the south! $20 each/$10 donated to St. Vincent de Paul Society. Herbie makes a great gift for the sweet kids in your life, no matter the age!!

Please consider purchasing Herbie and donating him back to the St. Vincent de Paul Society to deliver to children and families they serve.

Contact Ellen Graf or any member of the St. Gerard’s choir to order your Hedgehog.            386-689-7828 or

In 2016 you donated over 30 owls and raised $1100 for St. Vincent de Paul In 2017 you donated 40 owls and raised $1200 Together, maybe we can raise $1500. We are seeking a Sacred Heart liaison to be visible to take orders for Herbie.

Thank you for your generosity!


Sacred Heart Benefit Night at Stavro’s

STAVRO’S Pizza Restaurant

Sacred Heart Benefit Night

Second Tuesday of every month to CCW (Council of Catholic Women) We appreciate her generosity. Hope to see you on Tuesday, November 13, 2018  from 5:00 to 9:00 pm Stavro’s Pizza Restaurant,  800 No. Dixie Freeway, NSB.  10% of proceeds come back to Sacred Heart to benefit our Projects through out the year.

Did you know that if you dine in or take out we still  benefit from the proceeds. Help us to fill the restaurant we look forward to seeing you at Stavros.

Congrats!! Maria Bilodeau

Much love and blessing to our favorite Religious Ed teacher Maria Bilodeau  who received the Distinguished Educator  of the Year Award from the Diocese of Orlando. Thank you for your love and dedication that you extent to our School and Parish.


Every family is called to be a place of prayer, service, and love – a little Church of the home.  Families naturally do this day-by-day in their lives.  However, it is such a beautiful and sacred sight to see families come to Church together on Sundays just in the case of Sacred Heart Catholic School families and students especially when they lead the 9:00 AM Mass during the first Sunday of every month. The 7th grade students are assigned as lectors, readers, altar servers, gift bearers,and cantors.The very young were called to the altar to receive a blessing and celebrate the Children’s Liturgy of the Word in the Chapel led by Mrs. Genie Franklin and Mrs. Jan Martin.  Our pastor Fr. Tom Burke, C.Ss.R. welcomed the children and reiterated the special message of Jesus in ‘letting the children come to him.”


Blessing of the Animals

All kinds of animals from the typical—dogs, cats and fish to hamsters and even a pig were brought to Sacred Heart Wednesday  October 3rd to celebrate with Lou Bartos and Sacred Heart School our beloved St. Francis of Assisi, Blessing of  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!

Join us for Sacred Heart Fall Festival

Join in the fun on October 28, 2018 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm at the Sacred Heart School Family Center.   This parish event, is a time to be with family and friends and have lots of fun.  There is live music, games,  plus lots of your favorite  foods including  hotdogs, hamburgers, many desserts and much more!Sacred Heart School will be having their TRUNK OR TREAT @ 2:30pm. Volunteers are needed! Please contact the Parish office for further information 386-428-6426. You and the entire family will enjoy a fun-filled afternoon  with fellowship with members of Sacred Heart Parish & St. Gerard Mission and the surrounding community.