Friday June 23rd at 7:00 PM at Sacred Heart Church Mark your calendar for a Faith and Family Night celebrating our parish's feast day. We will begin praying the Sacred Heart Chaplet at 7 PM, followed by a showing of The Day the Sun Danced. This year is the 100th Anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima.
Los Gatos Saratoga Relay for Life July 22-23, 2017, 10:00 am – 10:00 am Relay for Life is a 24 hour community walk against cancer. It is the American Cancer Society’s signature fundraising event. This overnight experience is an opportunity where people from local faith communities gather to celebrate survivors, their caregivers, and to remember those individuals that lost their battle to cancer. Relay participants help raise money and awareness to support the American Cancer Society. During relay each team pledges to keep, minimally, one member walking the track for the entire 24 hours. This event is held overnight to signify cancer never sleeps and neither will the people fighting the disease Please prayerfully consider the following ways to help: Form a team of family and friends to walk the track as Team SH Provide a donation of a raffle or silent auction item or service for the event. Invite cancer survivors to join us at the track for the survivors lap which starts the event followed by a luncheon for survivors and caregivers. Register for the event at relayforlife.org/losgatossaratogaca Purchase luminaria for $10 after Mass
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RCIA .... A Spiritual Journey RCIA is a spiritual journey for adults who have never been baptized, for those who have been baptized in another faith, and for those who would like to reconnect with their faith. Any adult is welcome to take part in this wonderful process which can lead to a greater closeness with the Lord, a greater familiarity with Scripture and the teachings of the Catholic Church and a greater sense of community. Join us on Sundays, June 4th, June 25th, July 9th, and July 23rd! For more information about the RCIA process or about preparing for Confirmation or First Communion, contact Jeannine Leichner at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 408-867-3634 x 524.
Women's Club Meeting Notice Tuesday, April 25th in Extended Care 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Join us for Roberta’s Button Jewelry Making Workshop. Bring your missing button collection and Roberta will share her vast collection with us. Other things to bring: sewing needles & different colored threads for sewing on the buttons, your own scissors AND a $5.00 Materials Fee. Pleases RSVP by Monday, April 21. Nancy at email@example.com.
Dr. Rose Payan The Power of the Holy Spirit: Healing and Forgiving Sunday, April 23rd at 10:30 AM in Geary Hall Have our gifts been collecting dust? Do we have gifts that are not realized or opened, because we don't know how to open them or use them? The Holy Spirit descended upon the Apostles at Pentecost and gave them power, courage and willingness to open unlocked doors and proclaim the Good News. We received the Holy Spirit at our Baptism and were sealed with the Holy Spirit at Confirmation. However, have we listened to and allowed the Holy Spirit to guide us? The power of God, through the Holy Spirit, desires to bring healing to our lives and often healing begins with forgiveness. Come listen to Dr. Rose Payan lead us on a journey discovering the power of forgiveness and healing through the Holy Spirit. Dr. Rose holds a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, a master's degree in Elementary Education, and a BA in Speech and Language Therapy. She works for a national educational firm and was a presenter at the annual symposium of the National Association of Diocesan Liaisons to the Charismatic Renewal where she spoke on intercessory prayer, and has provided a series of workshops for the Sacramento Diocese.
Community Service News The services that Sacred Heart Community Service provides to its clients are grouped into three categories: Food and Clothing: Food Pantry, Clothes Closet and Home Gardening Family and Children: Parents of Preschoolers, Early Childhood Education, Summer Academy, After School Academy, Family Support and Resilient Family Program Housing: Rental Assistance, Energy Bills and Home Repairs. Our parish supports Sacred Heart Community Service in many ways. SHCS constantly thanks us for the support we give. You can help by volunteering and contributing to our Quarterly Outreach collection. Volunteer Opportunities: Where When Sacred Heart Community Service Mon., July 10 8:30 am Martha’s Kitchen Every Tuesday 3:00 pm Re: Sacred Heart Community Service: Join our volunteer team to help distribute food and clothing to the needy in our community. Our volunteer team meets in our church parking lot to car pool on the second Monday at 8:30 am. For more information please contact Bill Kroenung at 408-255-6529 or email Bill at firstname.lastname@example.org Re: Martha’s Kitchen visits: Summer: Morning Volunteers Needed Martha’s Kitchen is short summer volunteers for Tuesday and Wednesday mornings. Morning volunteers do food preparation work such as washing/cutting fruits and vegetables, making sandwiches, stripping turkeys and various other tasks. Join a group of very nice early morning volunteers. You must be at least [...]
April 4th at 7:30 PM at Cathedral Basilica of St Joseph Bishop McGrath, joined by the priests of the diocese, gather at the Cathedral to celebrate the Chrism Mass. Here the Bishop blesses three oils — the oil of catechumens (oleum catechumenorum or oleum sanctorum), the oil of the infirm (oleum infirmorum) and holy chrism (sacrum chrisma). The Sacred Oils get distributed to all parishes and are used during the Easter Vigil, Baptisms, Confirmation, Healing Masses and other specialized Masses throughout the liturgical year Sacred Heart youth ministry Confirmandi will attend the Chrism Mass at the Cathedral They will experience the rich traditions that are part of the Lenten season as well as the rich culture presented in our Diocese. Youth Ministry Details: Youth should meet in the Youth Ministry room at 5:45 pm Youth will share dinner near the parish or downtown SJ near Cathedral. Teens should bring $20; Joey and Kurt will pick up the difference. Chaperones & Transportation provided by: Joey, Kurt and core team RSVP by 3/27/17 Please submit your waiver to parish office or email it to youth ministry
Thursday, April 20th at 11:30 AM in Geary Hall Come celebrate the Easter Season with friends at our delicious Spring Luncheon! The Santa Clara Fire Department will present a program about emergency preparedness. Please join us! RSVP by Monday, April 16th. Call Joan Kuczma at 408-257-1663, or Marion Lee at 408-996-9594, or Maureen Wright at 408-867-2565. You may also sign up at church. Let us know if you need a ride!