Christmas Eve: 4:00 PM (Children's Liturgy), 6:00 PM, and 10:00 PM Christmas Day: 7:30 AM and 10:00 AM
Homeless at West Valley College In the middle of one of the most expensive suburbs in California, surrounded by lush green lawns amid sun-drenched hills, many wouldn’t know that about 300 West Valley College students leave their campus’ clean and spacious hallways for their car or to the streets where they live. The lucky ones have a friend’s couch to crash on. These students see some relief on Wednesday mornings when a 38 foot white RV rolls onto campus. The RV delivers food and groceries, as well as necessities and supportive services, to those who need them. The RV is a big feature of a mobile food pantry program run by West Valley Community Services, a Cupertino-based nonprofit that provides services to seniors, low-income and homeless people in Los Gatos, Cupertino, Monte Sereno, Saratoga and west San Jose. Our Quarterly Outreach Collection supports West Valley Community Services. Volunteer Opportunities: Where When Sacred Heart Community Service Mon. Jan 8 8:30am Martha’s Kitchen Every Tuesday 3:00pm 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 8:30am. For more information please contact Bill Kroenung at 408-255-6529 or email Bill at email@example.com Re: Martha’s Kitchen visits: Help MK. [...]
Father Gary announced at the Masses of The Immaculate Conception, that he will entrust our parish, Sacred Heart, to the Blessed Virgin Mary at the Masses on the 3rd Sunday of Advent. In preparation for this, we ask that you please join our community in praying this novena, which is a nine day preparation period of prayer, between Friday, December 8th, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, and December 17th, the 3rd Sunday of Advent. O Most Blessed Mother, heart of love, heart of mercy, ever listening, caring, consoling, hear our prayer. As your children, we implore your intercession with Jesus your Son. Receive with understanding and compassion the petitions we place before you today, especially for our parish as we prepare to entrust it to you. We are comforted in knowing your heart is ever open to those who ask for your prayer. We trust to your gentle care and intercession, those whom we love and who are sick or lonely or hurting. Help all of us, Holy Mother, to bear our burdens in this life until we may share eternal life and peace with God forever. Amen
Couples celebrating their 1st through 5th, 25th, 40th and 50th (or more) wedding anniversaries are invited, to the Diocese Wedding Anniversary Celebration. February 3, 2018 at 2:00 PM at the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Joseph To RSVP and Register follow the registration details click on this San Jose Diocese webpage. Go back to Parish Blog
Friday, December 8 is the Immaculate Conception, a Holy Day of Obligation. Masses will be at 7:30 AM, 9:00 AM, and 7:30 PM in the evening Go back to Parish Blog
This Advent Giving tree holds Christmas gift requests for: Casa de Clara, a Dorothy Day Catholic Worker Home Sacred Heart Community Service, SHCS Blue Star Ornaments are for Casa de Clara resident gifts and are both personal items and gift cards for the women and their children who reside at the Catholic Worker home in downtown San Jose. Each blue star ornament lists the recipient’s first name and age so that a personal message from the giver, although not required, may be included. The presents should be gift wrapped with the star ornament attached to it. Gold and Silver Star Ornaments are for Sacred Heart Community Service gifts. Gifts should be generic in nature and not wrapped. The Gold Star Ornaments address the pressing winter needs of the SHCS program, primarily diapers, infant formula, jackets/coats, sleeping bags, and pop-top canned food items The Silver Star Ornaments request Christmas gifts for people of all ages whom SHCS serves as well as with gift card requests Please bring all gifts to Mass on the second and third Sundays in Advent, December 10th and December 17th, because the fourth Sunday in Advent is Christmas Eve and SHCS will be closed both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Go back to Parish Blog
Monday Advent Prayer Services December 4th, 11th, and 18th from 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM Advent Sacrament of Reconciliation will be available: Monday, December 11th at 9:00 AM & 10:30 AM Wednesday, December 13th at 7:30 PM Saturdays 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Go back to Parish Blog
RCIA …. Shopping for God? Has God has been on your mind lately? Have you been stopping by to visit? Are you thinking about checking out the Catholic Church? Have you been away from the Church for awhile? Sacred Heart invites you to a wonderful process called the RCIA, Riteof Christian Initiation. RCIA helps people who are searching, people who would like to be baptized or prepare for sacraments and those who would like to come back to the Church discover more about the Catholic Church and helps them come to know the love of Jesus. It’s also a great way to meet other Catholics. RCIA meets twice a month on Sunday from 10:15-12. For more information contact Jeannine Leichner, RCIA Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 408-867-3634 x 524. Newcomers are always welcome! Join RCIA, meet several times a month. November 5th, 19th & 26th December 3rd, 10th & 17th Contact Jeannine Leichner at email@example.com or call 408-867-3634 x 524. If you are interested in being confirmed or are reconnecting with their faith join us... all are also welcome.