"We Are Living Stones" and "Sharing God's Blessings Annual Appeal"
Click on the links below to read two pages explaining the similarities and differences between the Archdiocesan capital campaign "We Are Living Stones" and the Archbishop's "Sharing God's Blessings" Annual Appeal.
Each page is split into two columns. The left hand column explains the similarities and the right hand column explains the differences between the two funds. Please take some time to read through them as the differences are important to recognize.
The Season of Lent
During the season of Lent, the Sacrament of Reconciliation is offered on Wednesday evenings from 7:30-8:00pm and Friday evenings starting at 7:30pm, there is the Stations of the Cross devotion.
Bake Sale - Weekend of March 18th/19th
Join us that weekend for some fellowship and sweet desserts on the Convent Lawn, weather permitting or the Convent porch immediately following each Mass. If you'd like to bake or volunteer to help with the sale, please contact Ana Reczynski at email@example.com or call the Rectory, 973-748-1800. Thank you in advance for your help!
Fish & Chips Dinner Tickets Are on Sale!!
Tickets are on sale after each mass this coming weekend of March 18/19th in the church. They can also be purchased online (go to the Online Giving tab) as well as at the Rectory office during the week.
The dinner is on Saturday, March 25th in the School Cafeteria (683 Bloomfield Ave.) with two seatings: 5:30pm and 6:30pm. Take-out is also available from 5:30-6:30pm
BEST LENT EVER - "Don't Give Up Chocolate for Lent"
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"Whither Must I Wander" - A Benefit Recital
Local musicians and the combined adult choirs of Sacred Heart Church present "WHITHER MUST I WANDER?", a Benefit Recital on Saturday April 1, at 8PM for the Refugee Initiative of Catholic Charities in the Archdiocese of Newark, New Jersey.
A stellar cast of local award-winning musicians to present an evening of music benefitting the Refugee Initiative of Catholic Charities in the Archdiocese of Newark, New Jersey. The evening has a program of diverse music with the themes of struggle, war, longing for homeland, cries for justice and prayers of peace. The parish community of Sacred Heart is making a concerted effort to support the mission of Catholic Charities by hosting training sessions for volunteers to visit ICE detainees incarcerated throughout Essex, Bergen and Hudson Counties, providing transitional accommodations for International refugees arriving in the coming months, as well as sponsoring this evening’s fundraising program of music. There is a $20 suggested donation.
The Program:”Whither Must I Wander” takes its name from a song by Ralph Vaughn Williams, setting Robert Louis Stevenson’s poem, “Home, no more home to me, whither must I wander”. Other musical offerings run the musical gamut from international folk songs, pop, rock, musical theatre, a cappella choral works, classical art songs and operatic arias as well as monumental classical piano repertoire.
The Performers: Include US Visa holders, immigrants, first generation children of refugees and immigrants as well as concerned US citizens. Joining the soloists will be the combined adult choirs of Sacred Heart Church whose members make-up the Multi-Cultural and Chancel choirs.
The soloists who are donating their talent and time to this worthy event include:
Sopranos: Larissa Adamczyk, Jennifer Behnke, Allyson Carvajal, Daniela DiPasquale, Anita Lyons and Linea Rondael.
Mezzo-sopranos: Lorraine Helvick and Ema Mitrović
Tenors: Joshua Benevento and Alkis Sarantinos
Baritones: Kevin Brown and Samuel McDonald
Pianists: Carl Patrick Bolleia, Michael Caldwell and Eric Hunter
Please see below "Social Justice News" and its link regarding Cardinal Tobin's statement on immigration and Catholic Charities ongoing work to help immigrants.
Please click here to read the full press release for "Whither Must I Wander".
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/.
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:
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