Liturgy of the Hours

We invite you to participate in the celebration of the Liturgy of the Hours every second Saturday of the month; beginning Saturday, February 11 at 8:30 am in the Church.

The Liturgy of the Hours, also known as the Divine Office or the Work of God (Opus Dei), is the daily prayer of the Church, marking the hours of each day and sanctifying the day with prayer.  The Hours are a meditative dialogue on the mystery of Christ, using scripture and prayer.  At times the dialogue is between the Church or individual soul and God; at times it is a dialogue among the members of the Church; and at times it is even between the Church and the world.  The Divine Office “is truly the voice of the Bride herself addressed to her Bridegroom. It is the very prayer which Christ himself together with his Body addresses to the Father.” (SC 84)  The dialogue is always held, however, in the presence of God and using the words and wisdom of God.  Each of the five canonical Hours includes selections from the Psalms that culminate in a scriptural proclamation.  The two most important or hinge Hours are Morning and Evening Prayer. These each include a Gospel canticle:  the Canticle of Zechariah from Luke 1:68-79 for Morning Prayer (known as the Benedictus), and the Canticle of Mary from Luke 1:46-55 for Evening Prayer (known as the Magnificat). The Gospel canticle acts as a kind of meditative extension of the scriptural proclamation in light of the Christ event.  Morning and Evening Prayer also include intercessions that flow from the scriptural proclamation just as the Psalms prepare for it.

SOURCE: https://www.usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/liturgy-of-the-hours

Report for Pastoral Ministry 2022

  • 58 – Baptisms
  • 57 – First Communions
  • 65 – Confirmations
  • 10 – Weddings
  • 131 – Funerals
  • 105 – Sacrament of the Sick

Thank you Deacons, Pre-Baptismal Class Team, Catechists, Funeral Choir, Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion and Marriage Preparation Teams!

Our Lady of Guadalupe Novena & Mass

Dear Brothers & Sisters, as we begin our novena to Our Lady, I encourage all of you to participate in the “peregrinación” Novena and Mass. Thus we grow closer to her son, Jesus.

It starts on Saturday, December 3, at the corner of Williams & Travis streets. Saturdays and Sundays at 4pm and from Monday to Friday at 6pm. Matachines and assigned groups will accompany us. There will be Mass at 7pm Monday through Friday during the Novena.

Assigned Groups:

  • Saturday, Dec. 3 — Knights of Columbus & Wives
  • Sunday, Dec. 4 — Cursillo Movement
  • Monday, Dec. 5 — Prayer and Life Workshops
  • Tuesday, Dec. 6 — Coro de Colores
  • Wednesday, Dec. 7 — Catechism Students and Teachers
  • Thursday, Dec. 8 — Sacred Heart Committee and Consolation Group
  • Friday, Dec. 9 — Centro Perpetuo Socorro
  • Saturday, Dec. 10 — Movimiento Familiar Cristiano Católico
  • Sunday, Dec. 11 — Liturgical Committee

Monday, December 12 — The Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

  • 4:45 am—Matachines
  • 5:00 am—Las Mañanitas
  • 6:00 am—Misa
  • Convivio en el Salón después de la Misa de 6:30 am
  • 8:30am—Misa
  • 2:00pm—Peregrinación empieza en el Casino Grocery
  • 7:00pm—Misa Solemne en la Iglesia

Angel Tree Toy Drive 2022

Please consider bringing joy to a needy child by making a monetary donation (a $25.00 Gift Card) to our annual Christmas drive. This year we have a list of 88 children.

Please bring your donation to the Parish or CCD Office.

Eucharistic Thursdays

Come adore the Lord for one hour or more in Eucharistic Adoration. The Most Blessed Sacrament will be exposed upon the altar of the Church each Thursday from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm.

Congratulations Deacon Leandro!

Deacon Leandro Contreras, Jr.

Congratulations to Leandro Contreras, Jr. on his 24th Anniversary (November 15th) of his diaconate ordination. Along with the parishioners of sacred heart church, thank you for your service. May God bless you and your ministry!

Remembering Our Loved Ones

Again this year as a Community of Faith we wish to remember our deceased brothers and sisters. We have placed a book at the front of the sanctuary and one by the donor tree for you to write in the names of your beloved deceased so that they can be lifted up in prayer during the month of November.