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.
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
Many facets of faith and justice will be the focus of the annual Good Friday Walking Stations of the Cross. The walk begins with opening prayer at St. Joseph Cathedral, 212 E. Broad St., Columbus, at 8:00 a.m., Friday, April 19, 2019.
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.
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.
1:30 p.m. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
1:30 p.m. Confessions
2:00 p.m. Rosary
2:30 p.m. Stations of the Cross & Benediction
3:00 p.m. Chaplet of Divine Mercy
3:30 p.m. Mass
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.
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.
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.
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.
A belated "Happy Birthday" to one of Sacred Heart's most beloved parishioners, Ida Jaconette!
Last quarter registered Plus Cards earned Sacred Heart $105.73! Thank you for your participation!
Wednesday, April 3, at 7:00 p.m. for all 8th grade boys and their parents. St. Charles, the diocese’s college preparatory school for boys, is located at 2010 E. Broad Street. Come and enjoy refreshments, meet new classmates, and schedule classes for 2019- 2020.
Brothers and Sisters in Christ, The account of Jesus’ Transfiguration from Luke’s Gospel gives another reason for our Lenten practice.
CRS Rice Bowl is a Lenten faith formation program to ensure that the Catholic community of the United States is present in over 100 countries worldwide, serving the poorest among us through Catholic Relief Services.
Give Blood. Help save lives. St. Mary’s Syro Malabar Catholic Mission are hosting a Blood Drive Sunday, March 24th, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church (Ryan Hall) 893 Hamlet Street, Columbus, Ohio 43201.
Thank you to Donna Bower and Rita Ward for setting up Ryan Hall and serving coffee and donuts last week. It was delicious!
Did you know you could be earning money for Sacred Heart just by using your Kroger Plus Card? You can link your Kroger Plus Card to Sacred Heart through their website at www.kroger.com.
Adults, $9.00 and Child/Seniors, $6.00. Carry-out Available. Dinner includes spaghetti, meatballs, salad, bread, dessert and beverage.
Friday Evening, May 10th, 2019, from 6:00-9:00 p.m. At the Valley Dale Ballroom Berwick Buffet Entertainment by Sommer & Johnny DiLoretto, with the San Giovanni Band.