New and Noteworthy
The First Communion Preparation Classes originally scheduled for Wednesday, March 29, and Saturday, April 1 have been canceled. The families currently registered for First Communion will be notified of the revised dates for the classes.
The parish office will be closed on Friday, April 7 in observance of Good Friday, and for Monday, April 10th, in observance of Easter Monday.
Lent 2023 at Sacred Heart
The Easter Triduum 2023 at Sacred Heart
Holy Thursday—April 6th
6:30 PM ~ Mass of the Lord’s Supper (LS); Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament following Mass until 10:00 PM (Reconciliation Chapel)
Good Friday—April 7th
6:30 PM—Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion (LS)
Holy Saturday—April 8th
8:30 PM—Easter Vigil (LS)
Easter Sunday Mass Times—April 9th
Masses at 7:30 AM, 9:00 AM (LS) and 11:00 AM
(LS) Live Stream Available
Watch Archbishop Etienne’s invitation to join the Universal Church in Lent, the season of conversion
ANNUAL LETTER FROM ARCHBISHOP ETIENNE
March13, 2023 | Vol. 5 No. 7
“Today we celebrate the 10th anniversary of Pope Francis’ papacy, during which Pope Francis has called us to live the joy of the Gospel, with each person, and all of God’s creation, our common home.”
– Archbishop Paul D. Etienne
To read the annual letter please click here
“I am asking our people to
please keep this humanitarian need in prayer,
and those who can,
to please assist financially.”
–Archbishop Paul D. Etienne
Donate online: https://www.crs.org/earthquake-response
Donate by phone: 1 – 877 – HELP – CRS
Donate by check: Earthquake Response | P.O. Box 5200, Harlan, IA 51593 – 0700
PREPARES is a statewide initiative of the Catholic Bishops of Washington State. PREPARES provides pregnancy and parenting support services from conception through a child’s fifth birthday. To donate https://preparesforlife.org/donate/
To view Partners in the Gospel Introductory Video, please click here.
To read the prayer for Partners in the Gospel, please click here.
To review Partners in the Gospel Q & A, please click here.
To read the Northwest Catholic article on Revitalizing parishes, reigniting faith to live Christ’s mission, please click here.
Groceries for Families Program ~ An Opportunity to Assist our Neighbors in Need
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, #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.
What started as a program to help the community through COVID, is now three years strong with roughly 200 families registered to receive aid weekly with groceries.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Coffee & Donuts Will Return After Easter! 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
We are very grateful to all parishioners in sharing their gifts of time and talent with the Sacred Heart community!
Fr. Nagel’s Homily-Stewardship of Time & Talent, October 2, 2022
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, email@example.com in the Parish office. We appreciate your investment in Sacred Heart Church, which strengthens us today and builds our legacy for the future.
Fr. Nagel’s Homily-Stewardship of Treasure, November 6, 2022
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.
USCCB releases the National Synthesis document
for a Synodal Church
An estimated 700,000 people participated in the diocesan phase of the Synod in the United States. This pivotal document is the culmination of 10 months of intentional listening throughout the Church in the United States. Read the National Synod synthesis report in English
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
Faith Formation (Sunday School)-Register Now-It is Not Too Late to Join!
Sundays from 3:30 to 4:30 pm
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.
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!
Read Fr. Nagel’s Introductory Homily, July 9-10, 2022
Getting to Know Fr. Joseph Akor, July 24, 2022
Catholic News Service- How to Give to Ukraine
Click here to Download/View the Act of Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary Basilica of Saint Peter March 25th, 2022
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