Category Archives: Recent Events

Many thanks to all!

Our Liturgy committee wishes to say thank you to all those who joined us on
our journey through Advent walking with Mary. We pray that our program has made a difference on how you will welcome Jesus our savior and we pray that it is only the beginning of our spiritual growth as a faith community. Remember to turn in your surveys if you did not already do so. A big thank you to our pastor, Fr. Tom for his vision, his challenge and his support.  The Liturgy committee

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!

Lou Bartos – Ordination

Saturday June 9th was a joyous day in the life of Sacred Heart, St. Gerard and the Bartos family. We celebrated Lou’s ordination to the order of Deacons at the Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary Queen of the Universe. Parishioners enjoyed fellowship and dinner with Lou and Kathy that evening in celebration of his ordination.

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.