From Fr. Kitsmiller

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, As we begin Holy Week, I want to encourage you to take part in the liturgies that celebrate the mystery of the redemption of our souls and a new birth to the great hope of eternal life through our faith in Christ Jesus. Today, this Palm Sunday, we celebrate Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem but also His Passion and death.

EASTER TRIDUUM

April 18 – Thursday of Holy Week 
7:00 p.m. St. John the Baptist Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper 

April 19 – Good Friday 
6:00 p.m. Sacred Heart 1 Celebration of the Lord’s Passion
1:00 p.m. St. John the Baptist Celebration of the Lord’s Passion 

April 20 – Holy Saturday 
Easter Vigil 8:30 p.m. Sacred Heart April 21 

Easter Sunday Mass 
9:30 a.m. St. John the Baptist 
11:00 a.m. Sacred Heart  

Holy Week

Palm Sunday is the final Sunday of Lent and the beginning of Holy Week. It commemorates the triumphant arrival of Christ in Jerusalem, days before He was crucified.

From Fr. Kitsmiller

Brothers and Sisters in Christ, This Fifth Sunday of Lent gives us an opportunity to prepare ourselves for Holy Week and Easter. In the Gospel, we see the forgiveness that Jesus shows the woman caught in adultery.

Thank you!

Thanks to David and Gilda Cottrill and members of St. Mary’s Mission (Syro-Malabar Community) Binoy, Roy, Aswin, Cherian, Ebin, Catherine Binoy, Thomas, and Sereena Dominic, for their help in cleaning the church this past Saturday. It took a couple hours longer than we anticipated but a very good, much needed cleaning was administered.  

From Fr. Kitsmiller

Brothers and Sisters in Christ, On this 4th Sunday of Lent, we are privileged to read the parable of the Prodigal Son in Luke’s Gospel. Many people throughout the centuries have commented that this parable is really about the Merciful Father and how profligate God seems to be with us when it comes to forgiveness and mercy.

FYI

Sacred Heart has acquired two items to help provide a safer place of worship. Located in the lower right-hand drawer of the Sacristy Cabinet is a portable defibrillator and a dose of Narcan.

Sacred Heart Thanks You!

Many thanks to Barbara Corley, Debbie Stefanov, Virginia Russell, Diane Barnes, Joe Stefanov, Bob Longstreth, Dennis Jacob, Susan Rorris, Curt Smith, Dave Cottrill, Gilda Cottrill, Mary Rykowski, Aggie Howard, Glory Merckling, Chris Urban, Jonathan Howard, Bob Lorain, Maurice Madry, Jim Merckling, and Carolyn Thomas for their dedication in serving as Eucharistic Ministers, Ushers, Lectors and Altar Servers throughout the month of February. A special welcome and thank you to our newest Ushers: Cole and Sofia Stevenson If you are interested in serving, please see Father after Mass.