|POTLUCK on March 19
Following the 10a.m. Mass on Sunday, March 19th, there will be a potluck to celebrate the Feast of St. Joseph. The potluck will replace the usual 3rd Sunday coffee and donuts. Please bring a dish to share. Coffee will be provided.
|New Life Tree
Visit the New Life Tree in the back of Church. Items to be collected for those in need of support. Specifically the Women's Care Center, items to be given and allocated according to their guidelines and needs.
The tree has ornaments that have items written on them. The list of items requested will be specifically put together by the Women's Care Center representatives. Things like gently used baby clothes, baby shampoo, wipes, monetary donations, etc will be on the tree to choose from. This will continue up to Holy Week. Items would be brought back to Sacred Heart where they will be picked up and delivered to the Women's Care Center. If you have any questions please call Erin Rivera at 260-246-0232.
|OLDER LENTEN REGULATIONS FOR DEVOTIONAL PURPOSES (NO LONGER BINDING ON THE CONSCIENCES OF CATHOLICS)
Fasting was observed on all days of Lent, Sundays excepted. Contrary to what many believe and what many currently available “traditional” calendars claim, this even applied to major feast days (St. Joseph and the Annunciation), in order to preserve the integrity of the forty days of fast. Complete abstinence from meat was observed on Fridays and the Ember Days of Lent. Partial abstinence (meat allowed once) was observed on the remaining days. Although these regulations no longer bind, anyone able to do so is exhorted to follow the more strict, traditional fast and abstinence during the season of Lent.
For the month of February we made $36. This is from only 5 families using scrip.
Please take a look at the order forms at the front entrance to see if there are vendors that you frequent. If so, just fill in the amount you would like to purchase. The form will let you know the percentage the Parish receives from your Scrip purchase. Please submit the form with a check by dropping it in the collection basket. For any questions please call Kim at the office 260-744-2519. All orders must be prepaid and will be placed on Monday of each week. Your orders will then come to the office and you will be called to pick them up or at church the following Sunday. Due to processing costs, in order to make a few dollars we have to put in an order of $300 or more.
|Church Cleaners Needed!
We are in need of people who would like to volunteer to help clean the church weekly. If you are interested please call Susan Devens at 744-1561.
St. Vincent de Paul “Brown Bag Collection”
Remember, March 12th is when you can drop off your brown bag full of nonperishable food and pick up another bag for the following month. If you would like to help please pick up a brown bag marked SVdP Food Bank fill it with nonperishable food and bring it back by the 2nd Sunday of each month and we will exchange it with another empty brown bag. This gives everyone an opportunity to help feed the poor in our city and work on our corporal works of mercy. Thank you in advance to all those who helped us last month.