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Live Stream Mass

Click here to view and join us for a livestream Mass – Saturday, June 22, at 4:00pm.
12th Sunday in Ordinary Time. We can be in spiritual union with Our Lord. The Mass will be live-streamed on the parish website and Facebook.
Our Celebrant message is sure to be both comforting and inspirational.

Peace and blessings to all our Sisters and Brothers.


Lets spread the word!!! 
BINGO!!! ! 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


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



Live Stream Mass of Christian Burial – Valerie Cooper

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, May 3, 2024 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, New Smyrna Beach, FL with Fr. Charlie Donovan officiating.
Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon her.
May she rest in peace.

Valerie Cooper Obituary

Valerie Cooper was a cherished wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister and friend. She left this world far too soon on Sunday, March 31, 2024 at the age of 71.

She was born to John (1923-2017) and Melvina (1924-2013) Keegan on September 27, 1952 in Staten Island, New York. Valerie spent the first half of her life lucky enough to work in the family business, The Keegan Agency, started by her father, John. This allowed her to do what she loved most in life, helping others while also having the ability to spend her work days with her beloved family.

Valerie married Andrew “Tim” Timmins (1949 – 2017) and they had their daughter Jean Marie, in 1981. The three of them moved to Florida from New York in 1994 where Valerie continued to work in the insurance industry. Though her and Tim’s relationship turned out to be less permanent than either of them expected, both went onto remarry and remained good friends.

Valerie, reconnected with the love of her life, Sherwood “Rick” Cooper, later in life and long after their first encounter when they quickly fell in love as kids in 1964. They married on May 19, 2013 and their love only grew from there.

It is impossible to describe what a wonderful and caring person Valerie was, but anyone who knew her, even if for a moment, could tell she was special in ways no one else could be. Family, friends, and strangers could feel her kindness, and often relied on her for comfort, support, and a good laugh. She was the best mother the world could offer and loved her grandchildren fiercely. Her absence will leave a void to anyone who was lucky enough to have had her in their lives. She was the glue that held her entire extended family together and she will be missed beyond measure.

Valerie is survived by her husband, Sherwood Rick Cooper; daughter, Jean Marie Burke and her husband, Shane; grandchildren, Emma and Jackson Burke; siblings, Mary Regina Strandberg, Joseph Keegan and his wife Yolanda, John Keegan and his wife Joyce, Martin Keegan and his wife Dolores, Michael Keegan and his wife Fran along with countless nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

A funeral mass will be held at Sacred Heart Church in New Smyrna Beach, FL on Friday, May 3, 2024 at 11 AM. She will be entered into rest at the Van Keuren cemetery in Swan Lake, NY at a later date.

If you would like to make a donation in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.©_link_share

Divine Mercy Sunday

On April 7, 2024, the Second Sunday of Easter (or Sunday of Divine Mercy) Please join us at 3:00 PM in the church for Exposition of the  Blessed Sacrament and praying the Chaplet of Divine Mercy. It will also be Livestreamed.

Jesus said to St. Faustina, “I desire that the Feast of Mercy be a refuge and shelter for all souls, and especially poor sinners. On that day the very depths of My tender mercy are open. I pour out a whole ocean of mercy upon the souls who approach the Fount of My Mercy. On that day all the divine floodgates through which graces flow are opened. Let no soul fear to draw near to Me, even though its sins be as scarlet … Mankind will not have peace until it turns to the Fount of My Mercy.”


Saturday, April 6 will be the last Vigil Mass offered at St. Gerard until further notice.
Join your Vigil Brothers and Sisters at 4:00 pm at Sacred Heart
Thank you to all parishioners who attended in support of  the St. Gerard Vigil Mass for the past 4 months.
Thank you to Fr. Aldrin, Fr. Charlie and Fr. John for travelling to share  Christ with the Edgewater/Oak Hill community on Saturday afternoons.
Thank you to all the ministers—Lectors, Sacristans, Altar Servers, Ushers, Eucharistic Ministers and Music Ministers for offering yourselves for the smooth operation and success of each and every Mass.

KofC Clothing Drive

Clean your Closets!!!! The Knights of Columbus a Clothing Drive continues at Sacred Heart & St. Gerard’s. They will be collecting useable Clothes, Towels, Blankets, Shoes and Purses. There will be Bins to drop off your items in the Parking Lot by Sacred Heart School and in the Parking Lot at St. Gerard. All proceeds will be for the Benefit of Sacred Heart School and the Knights Council 4934 Charities.
As always, the Knights appreciate all the Support from the Churches.

Thank you & GOD Bless

FRIDAY Fish Fry & Stations of the Cross

Fish Fry Friday’s during Lent. Come meet with friends, family and parishioners and share a Knight’s of Columbus fish fry meal with all the fixins’ between 4 PM and 7 PM prior to attending the Stations of The Cross at the church which starts at 7 PM.

Friday Lenten Activities
4:00-7:00pm Fish Fry
(Social Hall)

7:00pm Stations of the Cross