Ash Wednesday and the Season of Lent
Ash Wednesday is Wednesday, March 1st. Ashes will be distributed at 8am, 12:10pm and 7:30pm masses and 4:00pm Liturgy of the Word service.
CRS RICE BOWL
CRS Rice Bowls will be available for parishioners to take home on Sunday, February 26th and returned on Palm Sunday, April 9th. Please visit the CRS website (www.crsricebowl.org) to download the CRS Rice Bowl app, as well as check out the reflections, recipes and stories from around the world.
BEST LENT EVER - "Don't Give Up Chocolate for Lent"
We all know things that make us happy, but we don't always do them. Lent is an opportunity to change that. This year we invite you to do something different.
Join Dynamic Catholic for the Best Lent Ever - a free, video-based email program featuring internationally acclaimed speaker and New York Times bestselling author Matthew Kelly. From Ash Wednesday to Easter, Matthew will help you identify what stands between you and happiness...and what to do about it. Are you ready for your best Lent ever?
To sign up, visit BestLentEver.com for free, daily email program.
Social Justice News
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has come out and supported the BRIDGE (Bar Removal of Individuals who Dream and Grow our Economy) Act which is being proposed in both Houses of Congress. This is a bipartisan effort to sustain temporary relief from deportation and employment eligibility offered to youth through the Department of Homeland Security’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
The Justice for Immigrants website of the USCCB has a link to help those who wish to petition their representatives in Congress to pass the Bridge Act. Please refer your people to http://justiceforimmigrants.org/category/action-alerts/.
Counter Help Needed
We are in need of a few more people to help us process the Sunday collection. If you can add and use a calculator, then you qualify! Basically it takes about 2 to 3 hours to process the collection on Sundays. You begin after the 10:30am Mass. You are randomly scheduled in groups of 4. The more people we have the fewer times per month you are scheduled. If you are new to a ministry at Sacred Heart, then we need you to complete a volunteer application and a background check (since you will be handling money). Please see Fr. Jim if you can help us with this important ministry.
Adult Altar Servers for Funeral Masses
(No Experience Necessary)
We are hoping to begin a new ministry of adult volunteers to serve on the altar for funeral masses. No prior experience is needed. Training/instruction will be provided. Men and women are welcome. If interested, please contact for further information: Gerard Amirault at 973-558-0829 or email@example.com.
We the people of Sacred Heart Parish, a community bound by faith in Jesus Christ strive to support each other in prayer and service. We are committed to welcome, to reach out and to bring the Gospel to all!
Sunday: 8:00am, 10:30am, and 12:15pm
Daily Masses (Monday through Saturday):8am & 12:10pm in Convent Chapel during Ordinary Time.
The Catholic Advocate
The Catholic Advocate is a great place to get the news on what's happening in the Archdiocese of Newark. Here is the link for the current issue:
Tuesday & Thursday: 9am-5pm
Closed Saturday & Sunday