New and Noteworthy
Volunteers are requested to assist with the inaugural Advent by Candlelight Event on Sunday, December 3rd. High school students and adult volunteers are needed due to the set up involved with the event. Service hours will be provided to students. Sign Up Here
Thank you to everyone who provided input and feedback on the parish families during the recent public input phase.
More than 800 people provided comments online, while nearly 140 parishes and missions hosted in-person sessions in several languages. In total, the Archdiocese of Seattle received more than 700 input session reports resulting in more than 3,000 pages of input.
Public Input Phase results in changes to 25 draft parish families
There will be a second round of consultation with staff and parishioners with these 25 proposed parish families before a final recommendation is submitted to Archbishop Etienne at the end of the year. The final parish families are expected to be announced in early 2024.
Sacred Heart Liturgical Schedule Updates
Fr. Joseph will return on December 8th from his visit to Nigeria. During this time, Fr. Nagel is spending time between Sacred Heart and St. Monica Parishes for Masses and parish commitments. Please note the following revisions for Sacred Heart’s Liturgical schedule:
Fr. Negusse will visit Sacred Heart and celebrate Mass on Friday, December 1st.
Eucharistic Adoration is paused until Thursday, December 14th.
As an alternative, please visit St. Monica parish at www.stmonicami.org. for a schedule of Masses and Eucharistic Adoration.
Please keep Fr. Joseph in your prayers for safe travels, and prayers for Fr. Nagel as he navigates the schedules and commitments of both parishes.
Parish Office Update
The parish office is open! Please call our main phone number, 425-454-9536, before visiting the parish office during restoration services. Thank you!
Sacred Heart Children’s Choir for 4:00 PM Christmas Eve Mass
Calling all singers ages 8-12 years old
(Your singer must attend all 4 rehearsals)
November 28, December 5,
December 12, and December 19
Rehearsal Time: Tuesday, 3:30 – 4:20 PM
Rehearsal Location: In the church (side door entrance)
Please register your singer by November 26. Complete the registration form, Christmas Eve Children’s Choir 2023, and return it to the parish office, or scan the completed form and send it to Mauro Bonfanti, email@example.com. Confirmation will be sent when information is received.
Letter to People of God from Synod 2023
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.
Listen to the new Mass setting songs for the 11:00 AM Sunday Mass and practice the songs prior to Mass: Mass of the Desert Song.
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, 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.
Congregation for the Homeless
We are happy to announce that Sign Ups are full!
Thank you once again for your generosity and compassion in helping these men in their path from homeless to stable living.
Please contact Mary Benz at email@example.com or 425-503-0752 with any questions
In the spirit of synodality, a new Archdiocesan Youth Council is forming to represent the many voices of Catholic youth in the Archdiocese of Seattle.
Calling High School Sophomores and Juniors!
Click HERE to apply – Applications are open until November 30th.
Get Ready for the Advent Season
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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 continues 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.
Archbishop Etienne Appointed to Participate in October Synod
Read the Northwest Catholic story about Archbishop Etienne’s appointment by Pope Francis to participate in the Synod of Bishops on Synodality in October. The archbishop is one of just 20 participants from the U.S. announced July 7.
The Partners in the Gospel proposed parish families announcement was recently released by the Archdiocese of Seattle (see list below). Our current proposed parish family is with St. Monica Parish (Mercer Island).
Upcoming Key Dates
November: Oversight and Presbyteral Council will review all feedback and provide their recommendations to Archbishop Etienne for his discernment.
Early 2024: Final parish family plan will be released.
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 July 2023)
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 email@example.com.
Volunteers Requested for 2023-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 for10 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: firstname.lastname@example.org to join the Hospitality Committee and assist in this important ministry.
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.
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