Sacred Heart Parish
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The Second Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sunday, January 17, 2021
All Masses will be outdoors
“I urge the authority of the state and the entire population to maintain a high sense of responsibility in order to calm the spirits, promote national reconciliation and protect the democratic values rooted in American society.””
NPR article by Matthew S. Schwartz
Pope Prays For U.S. Capitol Victims, Urges Americans To Protect Democratic Values
Pope Francis offered prayers Sunday for those who lost their lives during the siege at the U.S. Capitol — and encouraged Americans to come together in a spirit of reconciliation.
“I extend an affectionate greeting to the people of the United States of America, shaken by the recent siege of Congress,” Francis said, as reported by the Catholic News Agency. “I pray for those who lost their lives — five lost in those dramatic moments.”
Violence is always “self-destructive,” the pope said. “Nothing is gained with violence and so much is lost. I urge the authority of the state and the entire population to maintain a high sense of responsibility in order to calm the spirits, promote national reconciliation and protect the democratic values rooted in American society.”
Francis asked the Virgin Mary, the patroness of the United States, to help “keep alive the culture of encounter” and “the culture of care” so that Americans can “build the common good together.”
The pope’s remarks come after he earlier told Italian news program TgCom24 he was “astonished” by the attack on Capitol Hill. “I was astonished, because they are people so disciplined in democracy,” he said, adding that even in the most mature society, things can go wrong and some people “take a path against the community, against democracy, against the common good.”
Francis condemned the violence, and offered a message of hope: Now that this division is out in the open, “it can be seen, so it can be remedied.”
Recently, some parishioners have reported receiving requests for gift cards from Fr. Bernard and Fr. Eddie by email. This type of thing is always a scam. Priests would not request gift cards from parishioners, let alone indirectly through email.They would ask directly for volunteer work. Always disregard this type of indirect request, especially for money or gift cards from priests as being a scam.
Catholic News Stories
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- Pope Francis officially recognized women serving as lectors, altar servers and helping to distribute Holy Communion at Mass
- Pope Francis offers prayers for those killed in Capitol Hill violence.
- Pope Francis’s condemns the ‘siege’ of the U.S. Capitol
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Catholic Kids Homilies
Catholic Kids Media is an effort to evangelize the culture, providing quality Catholic programming for kids that does not water down Catholicism. We develop resources for parents and teachers to instruct children in the Faith and practices of prayer.
These videos tackle tough questions such as “What is the Eucharist?” and “What is the Trinity?” in order to help kids understand and love the strange and wonderful thing that is Catholicism, so that they might live Christ-centered lives.