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Upcoming Funerals

Diane Parker: Friday, May 31 at 11:00 AM

Dave Oscar: Saturday, June 8 at 11:00 AM

 

Congratulations to our 2024 First Communicants! May they always know the peace of Jesus, the light of His love, and the joy of His life within them.

 

 

ANNUAL CATHOLIC APPEAL 2024 BEGINS

One mission, one family – together in Christ is the theme of this year’s Annual Catholic Appeal. The Annual Catholic Appeal funds ministries and services for your local Catholic community across Western Washington. This combined effort of parishes and the Archdiocese of Seattle ensures the availability of outreach ministries, education, faith formation, administrative services for parishes and much more! This year, our parish’s goal is $232,000 and participation of 400 parish families.

As of May 16, 2024

Total Participation Goal: 400 Parish Families

Total Participation to Date: 97 Parish Families

Parish Financial Goal: $232,000

Total Pledges to Date: $58,487

All gifts received over our goal will be returned to the parish for our parish project:

Level one, $245,000: Padded banquet chairs for Narthex

Level two, $260,000: Assisted listening system replacement

Level three, $300,000: New Narthex carpet, replacing the 1993 original carpet

Please prayerfully consider how you can participate in helping our parish be a light to others.

Watch Archbishop Etienne’s important message about this year’s Annual Catholic Appeal. Your support is vital to the many ministries and services offered by our regional church.

Please donate today at archseattle.org/GiveACA.

 


Official Appointments Announced

Archbishop Paul D. Etienne and the Priest Personnel Board recently released the Official Appointments including pastors, parochial vicars and other assignments. This was after several months of consultation with priests, deacons, staff and parishioners from around the archdiocese. New assignments will go into effect on July 1, 2024.

Official Appointments: PDF | Flipbook 

Read the letter from Archbishop Etienne


The 2022/2023 Archdiocese of Seattle’s Annual Impact Report is here
Read about the Archdiocese of Seattle’s impact over the last year.

Click here for the report. PDF | Flipbook 

 



 


Vacation Bible School!

Registration is now open for Vacation Bible School (VBS) coming this July 29—August 2! This year’s theme is Breaker Rock BeachClick here to register your child.

We are also still seeking volunteers to share God’s unchanging truth through scripture, play, crafts, and song! Click here to register as a VBS volunteer. Parents who volunteer will have their child’s registration fee waived!

 


A Call for Peace in the Middle East
Read the Joint Statement on the Conflict in Israel and Gaza

 


Final Parish Families Announced

After more than a year of careful planning and consultation, the final parish families were announced recently. Sacred Heart will be in family #26 with St. Monica Parish (Mercer Island). The parish families will go into effect on July 1, 2024 under the leadership of Fr. Nagel, Pastor, and Fr. Joseph, Parochial Vicar.

Read Partners in the Gospel May UPDATE.

Final List of Parish Families

Read the Letter from Archbishop Etienne

Updated Q & A as of January, 2024


THANK YOU – PREPARES DONATIONS

 The Sacred Heart Parish community has once again shown their incredible generosity and support during the recent Prepares campaign. We received $1810.00 in monetary donations for Prepares, and the following in-kind donations—Thank you for making a positive impact for families in our local community!

496 Diapers and 174 Wipes

79 Books,Toys, and Stuffed Animals

35 Outfits and 29 Booties/Socks

10 Blankets (several handmade)

21 Pacifiers

8 First Aid/Care Kits and 3 Diaper Creams

 


Sacred Heart Evening Bible Study “Acts-The Spread of the Kingdom” 

The evening bible study group is starting a 20 week bible study March 6th on The Acts of the Apostles, led by parishioner, Michael Wehner. The bible study includes video presentations, study guides and group discussions. Join the group as they will meet in Parish Conference Room Four at 6:30 PM on Wednesdays. To sign up, email communications@sacredheart.org. Scholarships available for class materials by contacting the parish office at 425-454-9536.

 



Read Fr. Nagel’s homily from the weekend of January 6-7, as he provides insight on the recent Vatican Document, Fiducia Supplicans.


To finalize your Stewardship for 2024, please complete the Stewardship of Talent and Stewardship of Treasure forms.

 


Stewardship of Treasure 2023-2024
 

As we begin our yearly focus on Stewardship of Treasure, we invite you to reflect on how God has blessed you in your life during this past year. You will soon receive a letter from Fr. Nagel asking you to consider God’s abundant blessings and return a proper portion of those blessings to Sacred Heart Parish, as we continue the mission of helping one another encounter Jesus Christ.

Please prayerfully consider your Stewardship Sunday pledge to Sacred Heart and complete the online pledge card. Please save a copy of the completed form to your computer prior to emailing it to Lucy Paulsen, lpaulsen@sacredheart.org in the Parish office. We appreciate your investment in Sacred Heart Church, which strengthens us today and builds our legacy for the future.

Stewardship Pledge Card

Bishop Schuster’s Message on What is Stewardship

Do You Give Online? Click here to sign up for online giving.


Stewardship of Talent

Faith Stewardship of your talent transforms you, our parish, and the people you serve. Your talent is God’s gift to you. How will you use it for Him to carry out the mission of the Church? One way we can each live out a life of stewardship is to share our gifts through one of the many ministries here at Sacred Heart.

Please prayerfully consider a ministry that engages your passion and complete the online Stewardship of Time and Talent Form. Please save a copy of the completed form to your computer prior to emailing it to communications@sacredheart.org

We are very grateful to all parishioners in sharing their gifts of time and talent with the Sacred Heart community!

Read Fr. Nagel’s homily from where he talks about offering our own time as volunteers for Jesus, the Light of the World- making Him available to others.


Interim stage of the Synod

During this interim stage between the two Synod assemblies in Rome, the Vatican invited local churches to undertake a second consultation, about the co-responsibility of the baptized. From January through March 2024, the Archdiocese of Seattle listened to several groups, including priests, youth, the Archdiocesan Pastoral Council and Chancery leadership. Parishes, schools and other groups and organizations also hosted sessions. Click here for the synthesis of the listening report.

 Read Archbishop Etienne’s recent blog post with news from the Synod.

Stay up-to-date with the latest Synod news when you sign up to received Archbishop Etienne’s blog.

Initiated by Pope Francis, the Synod on Synodality is a process of listening and dialogue which began in 2021 with a worldwide consultation of the People of God. The Synod continued with gatherings of delegates in Rome in October 2023 and is expected to conclude in 2024. Learn more about the upcoming Synod in this Q & A Report, or visit the Archdiocese of Seattle’s Synod website, archseattle.org/synod.

 


Partners in Gospel is a strategic pastoral planning effort taking place across the Archdiocese of Seattle to re-invigorate and renew our local Catholic Church.Today we face many realities that impact parish life and make it difficult to fully live out our mission. This archdiocesan-wide renewal effort,led by the Holy Spirit and grounded in prayer, will help us better support vibrant, sustainable, mission-focused parish communities across the entire Archdiocese of Seattle. To learn more about Partners in the Gospel,please visit archseattle.org/Partners.

The Partners in the Gospel final parish families announcement was recently released by the Archdiocese of Seattle (see list below). Our parish family is with St. Monica Parish (Mercer Island).

Final List of Parish Families
Upcoming Key Dates

 

July 2024: Parish families, under the leadership of one pastor, will begin.

To view Archbishop Etienne’s Invitation to Participate in a Partners in the Gospel Input/Listening Session, please click here

To read Archbishop Etienne’s Partners in the Gospel Pastoral Letter (July 2023), please click here

To review Partners in the Gospel Q & A, please click here (updated January 2024)

To review the Partners in the Gospel monthly newsletter click here

To read the Partners in the Gospel Current Reality Report, please click here

To view Partners in the Gospel Introductory Video, please click here

To read the prayer for Partners in the Gospel, please click here


 Groceries for Families Program ~ An Opportunity to Assist our Neighbors in Need

The Groceries for Families program has been extended for one more year to June 30, 2024. Sacred Heart parishioners have been graciously supporting the Groceries for Families Program at Jubilee REACH helping to provide individuals and families food security and hope. Please consider becoming involved by providing weekly groceries as the need remains very high in our local community. Currently, the top needed items are paper towels, #6 diapers, and baby wipes. The program is currently about 15 bags of groceries short each week and could use assistance. To sign up to bring groceries, visit: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0b49a5aa2ba3fd0-jubilee.

 


The Face of Homelessness

The Eastside Community Task Force on Homelessness invites you to view our educational video, “The Face of Homelessness”. Click on the below links and it will open up in YouTube.

Many families in our communities are struggling to make ends meet.  With the soaring price of food, gas, and rent, an increasing number are finding themselves homeless.  Rising drug use and street violence have reached crisis level in the greater Seattle area, and sub-freezing weather has entered the region. These conditions make it unsafe to live on the streets.

Part I:   https://youtu.be/4ZqbMwsJELI

Part II:  https://youtu.be/RymlHVJ6F2c

After viewing the video, it is our hope that you will ask yourself the important question: “HOW CAN I HELP?” – GIVE THE GIFT OF HOPE with a life changing donation to these Non-Profit Organizations and to others listed at the end of the video.

            “Alone we can do so little. Together we can do so much.” – Helen Keller

If you are interested in raising funds as a group, we can recommend resources to help you quickly organize and put the fun back into hosting a successful fundraiser. For assistance in setting up a fundraiser or If you are interested in joining The Eastside Task Force on Homelessness, please contact Molly Boll by sending an email to mollyboll@comast.net.

  


Volunteers Requested for 2024-Lunch Meals for Sophia’s Place

Please join the Sacred Heart Community in providing meals for Sophia’s Place.

For details/sign up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e49a8a729a5ff2-meals3#/

Our goal is to feed 30 women each month. With 3 volunteers, each person should plan to provide a lunch that will serve 10.
A hot entree such as lasagna, spaghetti and meatballs, casserole etc. is preferred, but any lunch for 10 is welcome. Please send the meal in disposable containers. Alice will be parked by the church office in a black Macan from 10-10:20am on the 2nd Thursday of each month to collect and deliver the meals. The women at Sophia’s Place are grateful for the Sacred Heart community and the assistance provided. Thank you! Contact Alice, 425-890-6121 or Stephanie, 425-269-9887 if there are any questions.


 

Sacred Heart Hospitality Invites You

Wine and Cheese following the Saturday, 5:00 pm Mass

Coffee and Donuts following the Sunday, 9:00 & 11:00 am Masses

Please Join the Sacred Heart Community for Fellowship!

Email: volunteer@sacredheart.org to join the Hospitality Committee and assist in this important ministry.




                                                       Sound Insight (Guest-starring Father Nagel!) – Sacred Heart Radio

Sound Insight is a Sacred Heart Radio program airing at 8AM, Monday – Friday. Dr. Tom Curran and co-hosts bring insight into issues pertaining to the Catholic faith and our local community. Both entertaining and thought provoking, this program offers humor, guest interviews, and insights from the Scripture. Great for commuters and anyone who wants to tune in for a daily boost of faith! Father Nagel is a guest on Sound Insight every Monday!

The mission of Sacred Heart Radio is to bring the light of Christ to the Northwest. They are committed to providing radio programming that glorifies God and leads souls to salvation, and they joyfully submit to all teachings of the Catholic Church. Listen on AM 1050 or on their mobile App (available on Apple & Android phones).

Visit Sacred Heart Radio/Sound Insight for more information and for a full program schedule.


Weekend Mass Schedule

Sat 5:00 PM
Sun 9:00 AM
Sun  11:00 AM
Sun 5:00 PM