|New Email Addresses for Sacred Heart
Pastor (Direct): email@example.com
|News from the Diocese
During the month of April, we celebrate national Child Abuse Prevention Month. It is a time: to re-commit ourselves to keeping children and youth safe in our homes, parishes and schools, to review our policies and guidelines for the safety of children, and to celebrate the children and youth in our lives.
The Catholic Church joins others across our nation in prayer and effort to end the evil of child abuse. In June, we will mark the fifteenth anniversary since the bishops of the United States wrote, The Promise to Protect, the Pledge to Heal which contains the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People. In this document the church affirms the necessity to work for the prevention of child abuse and to help those victims of abuse heal.
Did you know? There is no statute of limitations for removing a cleric who has sexual abused a minor from public ministry in the Catholic Church. A cleric against whom there is an established or admitted act of child sexual abuse is permanently removed from the priesthood, regardless of when the abuse occurred.
The Victim Assistance Coordinator for the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend is Mary Glowaski. She may be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 260-399-1458.
The Cathedral Books & Gifts - Extended Hours
The Cathedral Books & Gifts will be extending their Saturday hours until 4pm on the following Saturdays: April 22, April 29 & May 6. They have a great selection of gifts for 1st Holy Communion, Confirmation, Baptism, Weddings and much, much more! Free parking in attached garage. Call 399-1442 for more information.
A special collection will be next Sunday, April 30th for Home Mission Appeal. There will be an envelope marked Special Collections Envelope at the entrances. Please pick one up if you would like to be acknowledged for your contribution. At the top of the Envelope please mark what the collection is for along with your name. Thank You!
|Diocesan Safe Environment Statement
(The Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend has asked all parishes to insert the following statement in the bulletins during the month of April)
It remains important for our church to protect children and young persons from the evils of abuse. To abuse a child is a sin. The Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend remains committed to upholding and following its guidelines, policies and procedures that were implemented for the Protection of Children and Young People. These can be reviewed on the Diocese’s website, www.diocesefwsb.org under “Youth Protection.”
If you have reason to believe that a child may be a victim of child abuse or neglect, Indiana law requires that you report this to civil authorities. If you or someone you know was abused as a child or young person by an adult, you are encouraged to notify appropriate civil authorities of that abuse. In addition, if the alleged abuser is or was a priest or deacon of the Catholic Church, your are encouraged to contact Mary Glowaski, Victim Assistance Coordinator, (260)399-1458, email: email@example.com. Or Rev. Msg. Robert Schulte, vicar General of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend, at P.O. Box 390, Fort Wayne, IN 46801, or at (260)399-1419, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. The Diocese is committed to helping prevent the abuse or neglect of children and young people and to assist those who claim to have suffered harm as a result of such abuse.
|Attention parishioners and visitors
Please join us for a small social gathering after the 8:00am Mass, Sunday, May 7th in the parish hall (lower level of the old school building) to meet and become acquainted with one another. Donuts and refreshments will be served. All are welcome!
Scrip can be very profitable for the parish if more families were to use it. 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. You will receive a gift card back that can be used anytime and never expires. 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 they will be give to you at church the following Sunday. Due to processing costs, in order to make a few dollars we have to put in an order of $400 or more.