New and Noteworthy
November Meals for the Homeless-Sign Up’s are Here!
For many years, our Sacred Heart community has generously provided nightly meals for the month of November, to homeless men on the Eastside, who are sheltered at First Congregational Church in Bellevue. Please sign up to supply a food item (main dish, side dish or dessert). Thank you for the generosity and compassion for this special homeless program.
Coffee & Donuts are Back! Please join the Sacred Heart community to enjoy coffee, donuts, and fellowship after the 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM Masses on the first and third Sundays of the month. Look for Sacred Heart Parish Commissions and Ministries to host future coffee and donuts, with an opportunity for our community to learn more about the ministries at Sacred Heart! If you would like to join the hospitality committee and be part of the coffee and donuts ministry, please email email@example.com and note your Mass preference to assist.
This year Sacred Heart Parish & School celebrated over 70+ years of faith, service, and academic excellence. As we are working on recapping the 2021-2022 year and looking towards Sacred Heart’s future, we are asking our community members, “What do you love most about the Sacred Heart Community?” Please send your response to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
Stewardship of Time & Talent
Faith Stewardship of your time and 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 email@example.com
We are very grateful to all parishioners in sharing their gifts of time and talent with the Sacred Heart community!
Stewardship of Treasure
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, firstname.lastname@example.org in the Parish office.
We appreciate your investment in Sacred Heart Church, which strengthens us today and builds our legacy for the future.
Do You Give Online? Click here to sign up for online giving.
We are keeping up with technology! With 97% of smartphone users texting at least once a day, our parish has decided to add the option to give via text. You can text an amount to (425) 363-9505, and your transaction will be processed through the Online Giving account associated with the phone number.
Volunteers Requested (October-December)
Lunch Meals for Sophia Way-Helen’s Place
Sacred Heart continues to provide one lunch a month for Helen’s Place. Our goal is to feed 40 women each month. With four volunteers per date, each person will provide a lunch to serve 10. A hot entrée such as lasagna, enchiladas or hot casseroles is preferred. Please send the meals in disposable containers. Drop off the meals to Alice D. who will be parked near the church office on these Thursdays, to collect and deliver the meals. Contact Alice with any questions at (425) 890-6121. Thank you for your ongoing support!
Please sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0E49A8A729A5FF2-meals2
Join the Sacred Heart Choir
Calling all Singers! You are invited to sing at these Sunday masses:
9:00 AM, 11:00 AM and/or 5:00 PM
For more information:Join the Sacred Heart Choir
Sundays from 3:30 to 4:30 pm
Groceries for Families Program-Assistance Requested
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. Currently, the top needed items are paper towels and baby wipes. The program is currently about 30 bags of groceries short each week and could use assistance. To sign up to bring groceries, visit : https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0b49a5aa2ba3fd0-jubilee.
What started as a program to help the community through COVID, is now 16+ months strong with roughly 200 families registered to receive aid weekly with groceries.
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 www.sacredheartradio.org for more information and for a full program schedule.
Western Washington Catholics
add voice to the global multi-year Vatican Synod
The Archdiocese of Seattle submitted its Synod Synthesis Report to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) on June 30, officially concluding the local consultative process of Pope Francis’ global synod. The synthesis report captures feedback from nearly 1,000 online and in-person gatherings since January, involving over 11,000 people across Western Washington. Read Synod synthesis report
Thank you to all Sacred Heart parishioners for your generous support of the Annual Catholic Appeal. We are excited to announce that as of August 1, we have received gifts and pledges totaling $263,123, which is 121% of our Archdiocesan goal of $218,000 and 105% of our stretch goal of $250,000. We couldn’t have done it without you! If you haven’t donated, there is still time. Give today at archseattle.org/GiveACA. Thank you, your support is truly appreciated.
Welcome Fr. Kurt Nagel and Fr. Joseph Akor
We are delighted to officially welcome Fr. Kurt Nagel and Fr. Joseph Akor to Sacred Heart Parish. Fr. Nagel joins us as Pastor, while Fr. Akor will serve as Parochial Vicar. In addition, Fr. Nagel will continue to preside as Pastor at St. Monica Church on Mercer Island, where he has served for the past year. Fr. Nagel will celebrate Masses with our parish community on the first weekend of each month. He was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Seattle in 1997 and has served at parishes in Tacoma, the Olympic Peninsula, and Pastor of Holy Family Parish in Kirkland. He was born and raised in the Northwest. Please extend a warm Sacred Heart welcome to Fr. Nagel and Fr. Akor!
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Based on the updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), University of Washington Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, and the Washington State Department of Health, masks will no longer be required in the Archdiocese of Seattle. Sacred Heart will not enforce mask wearing at Mass and other parish events.
We understand that removing masks will be a new experience for everyone, and some of us may not feel comfortable. We encourage everyone to be gentle and respect those among us who continue to wear a mask. We will also continue to reserve a space for people who wish to remain distanced.
Weekend Mass Schedule
Sat 5:00 PM
Sun 9:00 AM
Sun 11:00 AM
Sun 5:00 PM