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Weekday Masses

TIME CHANGE FOR VIRTUAL MASS
ATTENTION:
Due to high demand in internet traffic the time for live stream of the daily Mass has been changed to 11:00 AM. Viewing can be accessed through the parish website,  and Facebook. Click here and on the link below to view Masses.

Monday July 6, 2020

No live stream due to technical difficulties

Tuesday July 7, 2020

https://www.facebook.com/joe.bellissimo.98/videos/10219049682853039/

Wednesday July 8, 2020

https://www.facebook.com/joe.bellissimo.98/videos/10219058541154491/

Thursday July 9, 2020

https://www.facebook.com/joe.bellissimo.98/videos/10219066295588347/

Friday July 10, 2020

https://www.facebook.com/joe.bellissimo.98/videos/10219074464992577/

 

 

 

Sacred Heart & St. Gerard Holy Mass – 15th Sunday of Ordinary Time

https://www.facebook.com/joe.bellissimo.98/videos/10219026228906705/

Click here to view and join us for a livestream celebration of Holy Mass. 15th Sunday of Ordinary Time  – Sunday, July 12th at 4:00 pm. We can be in spiritual union with Our Lord.

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

Peace and blessings to all our Sisters and Brothers.

 

 

 

Welcome Home – May 30 & 31

Prayerfully Returning to our Parish  –  When the Church reopens:

SACRED HEART MASS TIMES  – SAT VIGIL 4:00PM & SUNDAY 8:00AM, 10:30AM

ST. GERARD CLOSED TILL FURTHER NOTICE

Per Bishop Noonan​ Sunday Holy Mass obligation has been suspended until further notice.

If you think you might be sick or uneasy about attending Mass at the Church, please stay home and attend our online streamed Masses on the Parish Website, Facebook and YouTube.

All Masses will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Church.

We will be able to allow a limited number of people into the worship space sanctuary to enable appropriate social distancing.

You may be denied permission to enter or asked to leave if our 25% capacity 125 reached.

Only the main entrance and the doors nearest the handicap parking on the school side of the church will be open prior to Mass.

All Holy Water fonts will be empty in keeping with protocols.

Hand Sanitizers will be available at entrances, as well as disposable gloves, if you do not have your own.

We will not be providing masks, though we highly recommend you bring and wear your own.

Will we have a receptacle to dispose of used gloves/masks at the end of Mass.

Seating will follow social distancing guidelines.

You may be directed to appropriate seating, and we thank you for your cooperation.

Masses will be celebrated by one of our Redemptorist priests assisted by our deacons.

We will not, at this time, be utilizing altar servers, lectors, or Eucharistic Ministers.

We will no longer hold hands during the Our Father prayer.

We will offer a bow to one another as the exchange of the Sign of Peace, instead of the customary handshake.

There will be no offertory baskets distributed for collection.

One large basket will be located in the main aisle so you may deposit your offertory upon arriving.

The offertory and gift procession to the altar has been suspended.

Music accompaniment will be our music director and a cantor.

In keeping with Diocesan mandates, distribution of Communion will be in the species of Body only, and reception will be in hand only.

The proper way to receive is with hands extended one under the other, in essence, a throne is formed to receive the Sacred Host.

If gloves are worn, they are to be removed for Communion.

Do not move until the Host has been placed in your hand, permitting the priest or deacon to place the Host without touching your hands.

The faithful are encouraged to wear masks, but are asked to lower the masks to receive Communion.

The Presider is not to wear a mask during the celebration of the Mass, but can wear it to distribute Communion.

Maintain appropriate social distancing. Appropriate spacing for the reception of communion is marked in red on center aisle.

When the celebration of Mass has ended it is important not to congregate into groups, but to clear the Church expediently, for cleaning and disinfecting must begin.

Always maintain proper distance and please, do not make our clergy the enforcers.

Coffee & donuts after Mass has been suspended.

All social gatherings and on campus ministries and classes have been suspended.

As we are a faith family, it is important each of us takes the responsibility of protecting everyone.  Therefore, we respectfully request, in the event you witness activity or a brother or sister not in compliance with these rules, politely bring it to their attention and offer the correct practice.

In the unfortunate event, after the counsel, it is not corrected, without a second attempt, bring the matter to either a member of the clergy or designated coordinator.

Letter from our Pastor –

Please view message from Fr. Tom Burke

My Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
The last three months have turned our lives upside down in so many unimagined ways mainly because of COVID-1: globally, economically, socially (We now speak of social distancing) and religiously as well (Our places of worship were closed, opening only now with stringent safeguards put in place). All of our lives have changed. What will be the new normal?
During this time we have been broadcasting the Mass using the modern tools of communication: the smart phone, the internet and the video camera. We will continue to do for the coming months as well as having the Mass in Church.
During the past few weeks I haven’t been seen saying the Mass with you. Why? A few weeks ago I was working over in the Knights of Columbus hall doing some heavy construction. I felt some pain in my back that I thought was from using different muscles and from age. As always I took Aleve and Tylenol, heating pad, etc. Nothing worked.
Having gone to the doctor it was discovered that I had a compression fracture on my spine. Sadly something else was discovered. I had tumors on my back that ate into five of my vertebrae. An orthopedic surgical procedure called a Kyphoplasty was performed. A biopsy was also performed at the same time. The tumors were cancerous originating from my lungs.
I have lung cancer. 34 years of smoking. I had stopped for the last 5 years. Not surprised yet still surprised. What is next? I am presently over at the Redemptorist Villa (Now an assisted living facility for all my Redemptorist Brothers) receiving 5 radiation treatments while waiting a complete diagnosis. An MRI will be done of my head this coming Wednesday that will be put together with blood panels, CTs etc.so that a proper treatment can treat the cancer.
I honestly asked the oncologist: Do I have 3 months or 5 years? He couldn’t answer me because he still as yet didn’t have all the information and more so because he said tremendous advances have been made during the past 5 years. There is no one way to treat it. There are many other avenues to treating it: immunology’s etc.
When I learn more I will share the information with you. There are 2 things I ask of you. First, don’t draw conclusions until all the information is there, secondly, pray for me! Nothing is impossible for God! Nothing.
My provincial as well as our Bishop have been informed and will continue to be informed as time goes by.

God’s blessing—always,  Fr. Tom Burke C.Ss.R.

Celebrating the Sacred Heart Class of 2020

A special tribute to the Sacred Heart Class of 2020 and the 8th grade superstars who have made us so proud! We celebrate you, we miss you and we love you more than you will ever know. In honor of you, this movie was created by our beloved Mrs. B as a virtual thank you from the Faculty and Staff of Sacred Heart Catholic School. It is always a great day to be an EAGLE!

Celebrating the Sacred Heart Class of 2020

A special tribute to the Sacred Heart Class of 2020 and the 8th grade superstars who have made us so proud! We celebrate you, we miss you and we love you more than you will ever know. In honor of you, this movie was created by our beloved Mrs. B as a virtual thank you from the Faculty and Staff of Sacred Heart Catholic School. It is always a great day to be an EAGLE!

Posted by Sacred Heart Catholic School on Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Sacred Heart & St. Gerard Holy Mass – Pentecost Sunday

 

Click here to view and join us for a livestream celebration of Holy Mass Pentecost Sunday, May 31st at 4:00 pm. We can be in spiritual union with Our Lord. The Mass will be live-streamed on the parish web site, Youtube and Facebook.
Our Celebrant message is sure to be both comforting and inspirational during this trying time. Peace and blessings to all our sisters and brothers.

Livestream Easter Sunday Mass

Join us in the celebration of Holy Mass Easter Sunday, April 12th at 9:00 AM here at Sacred Heart. The presider will be Fr. Kevin McDonald. Although our physical presence is not possible, we can be in spiritual union with Our Lord. The Mass will be live-streamed on the parish web site, Youtube and Facebook. Fr. Kevin’s message is sure to be both comforting and inspirational during this trying time. Peace and blessings to all our sisters and brothers.

Join Bishop Noonan on Palm Sunday

Join us for Palm Sunday, via livestream on Sunday, April 5th at 10 a.m.

Please bookmark your favorite way in which to participate in the celebration of the sacred liturgies during Holy Week.

Livestream Options:
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/OrlandoDiocese
Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/orlandodiocese
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/orlandodiocese