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Live Stream – Mass of Christian Burial – Mary Frances Davis

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Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, January 7th, 2022 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, New Smyrna Beach, FL with Father Aldrin officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to International Research Foundation, 1910 E. Busch Blvd., Tampa, FL 33612 or Pawsibilities Rescue Group, 2285 Tomoka Farms Road, Port Orange, FL 32128

Mary Frances Davis, age 76, passed away Monday December 27, 2021 at AdventHealth, Daytona, FL. Mary Frances was born in Philadelphia, PA to Frank Bilotta and Mary Bilotta Locantore and graduated from Saint Maria Goretti High School in South Philadelphia. After her marriage to Tom Davis they raised their two girls in Chatsworth, NJ along with horses, pigs, goats and dogs.  Mary Frances also worked as a bus driver and school board secretary for Woodland Township.  In 1996 she moved to Hollywood, Florida to start a new life.

In Florida, Mary Frances worked for Superclubs and Spirit Airlines. After her daughters were diagnosed with Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy/Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (RSD/CRPS) she dedicated her life volunteering as the Executive Director for the International Research Foundation for RSD/CRPS in Tampa, FL.  In addition because of their love for animals, she and her 2 daughters opened their own pet sitting business in New Smyrna Beach and was a dedicated member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

Mary Frances had a big heart, always willing to help people especially family members when they needed full time care. She was loved by everyone who knew her, was sincere, funny and full of spunk.  She enjoyed going to the beach was the biggest fan of the Dallas Cowboys!

Survivors include her children, Tammy Davis and Maureen Davis Norris; sister, Lucy Casper; nephew, David (Wendy) Casper; niece, Donna (Michael) West; great nephews, David Wayne Casper and Jimmy Casper and great niece, Chloe Casper; fur baby, Lulu and 5 grand fur babies.


Christmas Mass Schedule/Live Stream Mass – Sacred Heart & St. Gerard

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Many will be stepping out to join us for masses here at Sacred Heart and St. Gerard Christmas Eve & Day. For all others who are not able to attend will be worshipping from home. Join us for  Sacred Heart Christmas Eve Live stream mass at 5pm. It will be the only live stream mass. All other Masses are listed below for each location.
Merry Christmas & God Bless. 
Click on link under Sacred Heart 5pm children’s mass to view live stream. You can also view on our Facebook page

Sacred Heart

Christmas Eve – 5:00PM Children Mass   

10:00PM Midnight Mass

Christmas Day –  10:00AM 

St. Gerard

Christmas Eve7:00PM
Christmas Day – 10:00AM


KofC Christmas Party

On Saturday evening, the 4th,  Knights of Columbus hosted their annual Christmas party for the Parish.  John Martens and team cooked up a great roast beef dinner. The music performed and presented by “Still Cookin” was a great mix.  Steve, the singer for “Still Cookin” sang a great rendition of “God Bless the USA” that brought everyone to their feet! Guests were asked to bring an unwrapped gift for the Toys for Tots drive. Guest of honor was Staff Sergeant Villarreal from the US Marine Corps and she gratefully accepted all of the toys that were donated to the Toys for Tots initiative by our generous guests.



The CWA will be selling Christmas Cookies again this year. They will be home baked, decorated and wrapped in a beautiful gift box and will be offered at $10 for  approximately one pound of cookies. They will be perfect   for your Christmas desserts or as gifts for neighbors or your special friends. Tickets will be available after all masses December 11 & 12, or may be purchased at the Parish Office through Wednesday, December 15.

Christmas Cookies will be available for pickup after all Masses December 18th & 19th at the social hall.


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 4, 2021  –  5 to 9:30 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 19th after the 9:00am in the Social Hall. All are welcome to attend.

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