Weekend Announcements

Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time | January 29, 2023

Please look in our Weekly Parish Email or the bulletin online to see fellowhip opporunities for our youth and young adult ministries in our parish.

Please see the prayer services that are offered this week to our school community as part of our Catholic Schools Week celebration.  Thank you everyone who will participate in this important week and for everyone in the parish does to support this important ministry in our parish, our Catholic School.  We have been blessed by our previous generations to receive this gift that is ours to cultivate now and pass on to future generations.  Let us continue on with gratitude in our hearts in continuing this great mission.

Please notice the needs we have for our annual Ham and Bean Vocation Dinner. Please help us out and please enjoy the ham and bean dinner.   See the bulletin for more.

Also, keep getting your tables together and sign up for Battle of the Brains Trivia Night sponsored by the Sacred Heart School Foundation.

Next weekend we will have Blessing of throats after Mass. This is something anyone can receive.

Will all those who are celebrating a wedding anniversary in the month of January please stand for a blessing?

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time | January 22, 2023

Please see the inside of the bulletin for information about Battle of the Brains, Ham
and Bean Vocation Awareness Dinner and what is needed to help make it happen;
Kindergarten screening and NCYC registration for our high school students. We
need you at these events. Please invite your friends to join you!

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time | January 15, 2023

Please be seated as I call forward our Knights of Columbus Member to tell us about the Roses for Life and how we can assist the pro-life movement.

Ruth Mather, please come forward to receive the crucifix and vocation prayer box.  Thank you for praying for vocationst his week. Everyone is invited to include an increase in vocations to your daily prayer intentions this week.

Please take a bulletin home with you and look it over with a calendar in hand so you don’t miss any of the important events coming up:

This Friday, January 20, at noon come to the courthouse to continue to move hearts and legislation to eradicate abortion and make it an unnecessary choice for mothers by the way we will calm their fears and help them and their children.

Alumni of Sacred Heart School, come to an alumni gathering after the Homecoming Game in Hoying Gym on Friday night.

When you shop, buy some extra soup cans and other food items and donate them to one of our tubs in the vestibules of church so we can assist those in need who use the Soup Kitchen.  This is our Soup-er bowl collection.

Sacred Heart Foundation 2023 annual Battle of the Brains Trivia Night kick off to the annual fund drive will be held Saturday February 18 at McGremlin Gym.

Ham and Bean Vocation Awareness Dinner will be held February 25 at basement of St. Patrick.

Sister Mary Ruth will be moving two doors down from the Business Office and the St Patrick Rectory will be used for many important ministries that happen all year long in our parish that need more space. She will move at the end of January.

Check out the bulletin for more exciting things happening at our parish!

The Epiphany of the Lord | January 8, 2023

Thank you for the nice 74 new windows at the parish rectory.  The work continues, but they are in and beautiful.  I am grateful and believe it won’t take too many years of utility bills before these windows have paid for themselves.

Please notice in the bulletin the Year in Review for 2022.  We have much to celebrate and to be grateful for as a parish.  May the Lord continue to guide us and may we faithfully follow him in 2023.  May our vineyard of St Vincent de Paul Parish in Pettis County bear much good fruit in 2023.

You will also find Bishop McKnight’s letter written to us on the passing of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI.  We will have a memorial mass in honor of Pope Emeritus Benedict on Saturday, January 14 at 10am at Sacred Heart Chapel. This is a deanery wide celebration and the Mass has been listed on the diocesan website and in the Catholic Missourian. I invite all of you to make a special effort to attend and pray with us at this Holy Mass for our former Holy Father.

We made the Catholic Missourian 3 times in this edition: an article about the Posadas and the Warming Shelter; a picture of us celebrating Our Lady of Guadalupe and our Deanery Wide Mass on January 14. Let’s continue to share the good news!

Next weekend we will distribute Roses for Life, ask you to sig then and make a monetary donation to assist Missouri Rite to Life in their mission to promote life.

Knights of Columbus Buffet on Wednesday night from 4-7. Please attend and support the Knights and visit with many friends there.

Please come tomorrow/today to the Epiphany Party from 1-3pm at the Knights of Columbus Hall. It is important we get out and visit others as we end this Christmas Season.    Food, drinks, games, crafts, and more will be available. All free.  Come on over to the Knights Hall.

Solemnity of Mary | January 1, 2023

Welcome Fr Ignatius Nimwesiga (Nim-WE-sig-ahh)   who goes by Fr Iggie. We are happy he is here on the weekends while Fr Cesar is on home visit to Peru.

Please pick up a calendar, a book from author Matthew Kelly, your time and talent form, January Word Among Us devotional and a bulletin. I just need the Time and Talent form returned.

In the bulletin please notice the mass schedule for this week.  Please note, Thursday is an all school mass at 8:30am. Also in the bulletin, notice the times we are looking for volunteers to help us take down Christmas decorations in our chapels.

Next Sunday, January 8 is our annual Epiphany Party at Knights of Columbus. From 1-3pm.  Food, beverages, games, crafts, fellowship and just an all around good time.  Everyone is invited.  There is no cost; we just want to get together at the end of the Christmas season.  Again, Sunday January 8, 1-3pm.

Head on back to Knights of Columbus for Family Night on January 11 serving from 4 – 7pm. Adults $11 and children $5.  A huge selection of choices on the buffet.  All are welcome!

And thank you for your generous donations at the end of the year. It helps us keep our ministries and mission alive and well.  Thank you! I hope to share a year in review next weekend in the bulletin.

The Nativity of the Lord | December 25, 2022

Thank you to all who helped with all of the ministries at the Christmas Masses including art and environment, music, serving, and all other ministries.  Also, it is wonderful to see so many of you who are away from home right now back with us today. May all of you have a merry and blessed Christmas season!

Fourth Sunday of Advent | December 18, 2022

Church decorations for Christmas: Sacred Heart 9am Monday; St Patrick, Sunday, St John Wednesday 6pm.  Come help if you can.

Raise Rite is being sold today.  Get your last minute Christmas gifts by using Raise Rite.

If you would like to help with the NHS Christmas Eve Dinner, contact the school office this week.

Christmas second collection will be taken next weekend for education of our future priests and infirmed priests.  Please help us in this necessary collection.

Look at the bulletin closely for Christmas weekend Mass schedule. It is not the same as regular Sunday Mass schedule.

Please come to our parish penance service to receive the sacrament of reconciliation.  This will be tomorrow/today at 4pm at St Patrick.

For those who are celebrating December wedding anniversaries, please stand for a blessing.

Third Sunday of Advent | December 11, 2022

It was nice to see so many at our Holy Day Masses for the Feast of Immaculate Conception. A special thanks to all who participated in ministries at the 10am Mass last weekend.

Missouri Rite to Life has secured funds for a charter bus for the March For Life to Washington DC January 19-22. If you are planning to go on this pilgrimage, contact Bonnie Diefendorf. Money and registration form is due to her by December 18.   Please check out our parish e-news blast sent out this past Friday or check our parish website for more information.

Join us at 6:30pm tomorrow/tonight at Sacred Heart Chapel for the Follow the Star Concert featuring our Junior High and High School students.   Thank you for supporting our students in the fine arts programs.  There will be a free will offering to help our fine arts department. You really don’t want to miss seeing and hearing their talents.

Please remember to join us on Monday for as much of the celebration of Our Lady of Guadalupe at St. Patrick:  Music at 6am; Mass at 7am, play about Mary appearing to Juan Diego after Mass, then food served downstairs after the play; chapel open all day for prayers.

Posadas will begin this Thursday, December 15. Start time is 6:30pm.  We open with the youth of the parish hosting at Knights of Columbus Hall. Then, Friday the prayer and party is at Parish Center of Sacred Heart. For the remaining schedule check closer to start date at Parish Facebook, parish website and the bulletin board at St Patrick for more information.

Next Sunday at 4p we have our parish reconciliation service. Many priests will be here. This is the day our students will receive their first reconciliation.  Please take advantage of this beautiful sacrament in preparation for Christmas.

How are you doing with the four point Advent action Plan? I encourage you to use this time to do four things for the four weekends of Advent:  Include a daily Mass to your weekly schedule; make a Holy Hour each week; complete the Time, Talent and Tithe Forms and donate to the CSA.