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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Father’s Day Prayer and Blessing

Today is Father’s Day. We wish to remember our dear fathers, those with us today, and those who have been called by God to eternal life.

God our Father, We give you thanks and praise for fathers
young and old. We pray for young fathers, newly embracing
their vocation; May they find courage and perseverance to
balance work, family and faith in joy and sacrifice.

We pray for all the Fathers around the world whose children are
lost or suffering; May they know that the God of
compassion walks with them in their sorrow.

We pray for men who are not fathers but still mentor and guide
us with fatherly love and advice.

We remember fathers, grandfathers, and great grandfathers who
are no longer with us, but who live forever in our memory and
nourish us with their love.

May the Almighty Father, bless them all.

Amen.

Ordination to the Permanent Diaconate on June 12th at 10AM

His Excellency, Most Rev. James A. Tamayo, D.D., joyfully announces the ordination of 12 candidates to the Permanent Diaconate including our very own Dr. Carlos E. Hernandez.

The Ordination is scheduled for June 12 at 10:00 am at San Agustin Cathedra. Please, pray for them as they wholeheartedly respond in pastoral service to God and the people of the Diocese of Laredo.

NEW Lectors Needed

We need lectors for all the Masses.

Lectors are those who are committed to the ministry of the Word of God. Through prayerful proclamation, lectors embody the Sacred Word in a very special way. God’s Word is alive and active and the presence of Christ radiates from its proclamation at the liturgy. If you feel called to this sacred ministry, call the Parish Office at 773-2451.

Memorial Day Prayer

Prayer for Our Service Men & Women

Heavenly Father, as we remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for the freedoms we enjoy every day, we think of how they have followed in the footsteps of your son, our Savior, Jesus Christ in the giving of their lives for others. Please hold our servicemen and women in your strong arms. Cover them with your sheltering grace and your presence as they stand in the gap for our protection.

Amen.

Our Deceased Fathers

June 20th is Father’s Day.

Again this year we wish to remember our dear fathers who have been called by God to eternal life. But due to the pandemic we are not able to place the books in the church. Therefore, we invite you to call the Parish Office to add the names of your deceased fathers. They will be remembered and prayed for at all the Masses on Father’s Day.