Formed.org

Please take advantage of this website to continue to grow in your faith and thus grow closer to God!  It’s Easy and Free to Register!

  • Visit FORMED.ORG with a web browser
  • Click on REGISTER (lower right page)
  • Enter our Parish Access Code: [listed in your bulletin]
  • Enter your email and create a password (you’ll need this to login later) 

The goal of our Parish Golden Jubilee is, “Growing in Faith”. To continue to grow in faith as a parish family and as individual parishioners, we have associated with a website called Formed. This will help us and provide many opportunities to read, hear and watch online the Bible, the life of Saints, Sacraments, teachings of the church and fundamentals of our faith. To commemorate the Golden Jubilee of our Parish and the  Anniversary of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate, we will launch this program in our Parish on May 21st, on the Feast of St. Eugene de Mazanod, the Founder of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate. This is why our Parish has invested in FORMED so that each of us might grow in our relationship with Jesus Christ and in our desire to share our Faith with others, especially those closest to us. Please take  advantage of this website to continue to grow in your faith and thus grow closer to God!

Diocesan Guidelines to Attend Mass:

  • The Dispensation from the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation continues for everyone in the Diocese of Laredo. Therefore, those who, at this time, do not choose to attend public Sunday Mass do not commit sin. In particular, people with symptoms associated with COVID-19, people with underlying health conditions, the elderly, pregnant women, and those that have been in close proximity with people who have tested positive for COVID-19 should remain at home. For the benefit of all, we will continue to live stream all weekend Masses (regular schedule).
  • Current capacity restriction is 25% per Mass. Extra seating will be available in the parish hall.
  • Mask must be used by anyone over the age of 2 entering the church.
  • Social Distancing practices are to enforced the entire time the people are on church property (6 feet apart), including when standing in line to receive Holy Communion.
  • Holy Communion will be distributed at the end of the Mass only in the hands. After communion we asked you to exit the church and make a prayer of thanksgiving in your vehicle.
  • The collection will be received at the doors of the Church either before or after the celebration of the Mass.
  • Parishioners are encouraged to bring their own hand sanitizer.
  • For more information please visit the diocese website or Facebook page.

Welcome to Sacred Heart Catholic Church

God Be With You

The cup of blessing that we bless, is it not a participation in the blood of Christ? The bread that we break, is it not a participation in the body of Christ? Because the loaf of bread is one, we, though many, are one body, for we all partake of the one loaf.

– 1 Corinthians 10:16-17

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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!

Walk for Life – 2023

We will gather at the IBC Parking Lot (across from the Maverick County Lake) and march on Sunday, January 22 at 3 pm, praying the Holy Rosary to Sacred Heart Church. This will be followed by Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at 4 pm in the Church.

We encourage all parish organizations, choirs and groups to participate.

Please help us spread the word!