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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Catholic Charities

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Laredo through Sacred Heart has a small fund to provide assistance for rent, utilities and food cards for those who are in need.

Please contact Sacred Heart office for information at 773-2451.

Altar Server Google Meeting

Altar Servers Google Meeting On Monday, February 22 at 7pm for all Altar Servers and their parents.

For more information please contact Tere Coronado at 968-3046, Sandra Hernandez at 776-9405 or Jose Velasquez at 776-0970.

Ash Wednesday – Rules & Schedule

Note on Ash Wednesday Distribution of Ashes in Time of Pandemic

The health situation caused by Covid-19 continues to force changes on daily life, which are also reflected in the Church’s sphere. Ahead of the beginning of Lent, on Wednesday, 17 February, the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments has published a note detailing how Catholic priests are to distribute ashes. The Priest says the prayer for blessing the ashes. He sprinkles the ashes with holy water, without saying anything. Then he addresses all those present and only once says the formula as it appears in the Roman Missal, applying it to all in general: “Repent, and believe in the Gospel”, or “Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return”. The Priest then cleanses his hands, puts on a face mask and distributes the ashes to those who come to him or, if appropriate, he goes to those who are standing in their places. The Priest takes the ashes and sprinkles them on the head of each one without saying anything.

Masses & Services

  • 6:30 am Service
  • 8:30 am Mass
  • 10:00 am Service
  • 12:00 am Service
  • 3:00 pm Service
  • 4:30 pm Service
  • 5:30 pm Service
  • 7:00 pm Mass

At all services a collection will be taken up for the church in Central & Eastern Europe.

Report of Pastoral Ministry for 2020

  • 53 – Baptisms
  • 132 – First Communions
  • 77 – Confirmations
  • 7 – Weddings
  • 214 – Funerals
  • 58 – Sacrament of the Sick

Thank you Deacons, Pre-Baptismal Class Teams, Catechists, Funeral Choir,  Extraordinary Eucharistic Ministers and Marriage Preparation Teams!

The Year of Saint Joseph

To mark the 150th Anniversary of the declaration of Saint Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church, with the Apostolic Letter “Patris corde” (“With a Father’s Heart”), Pope Francis proclaimed this year the “Year of Saint Joseph”.

Let us now make our prayer to him:

Hail, Guardian of the Redeemer,
Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
To you God entrusted his only Son;
in you Mary placed her trust;
with you Christ became man.

Blessed Joseph, to us too,
show yourself a father
and guide us in the path of life.
Obtain for us grace, mercy and courage,
and defend us from every evil.

Amen.