Friends, today we celebrate the great feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. What followed the apparition of Mary at Tepeyac is one of the most astounding chapters in the history of Christian evangelism.
Though Franciscan missionaries had been laboring in Mexico for twenty years, they had made little progress. But within ten years of the appearance of Our Lady of Guadalupe practically the entire Mexican people, nine million strong, had converted to Christianity. La Morena had proved a more effective evangelist than Peter, Paul, St. Patrick, and St. Francis Xavier combined! And with that great national conversion, the Aztec practice of human sacrifice came to an end. She had done battle with fallen spirits and had won a culture-changing victory for the God of love. Bishop Robert Barron ... See MoreSee Less
JOIN US TO CELEBRATE THE EPIPHANY OF THE LORD ON SUNDAY, JANUARY 6 DURING 1:00PM MASS IN SPANISH AT SACRED HEART CHURCH After Mass we will be serving “Rosca de Reyes" in the Parish Hall. Everyone is Welcomed! ... See MoreSee Less
Had a great turnout for our Christmas gathering of HE CALLS US FRIENDS! Gingerbread houses and a sharing on the meaning behind the ways we prepare our homes for Christmas... the Christmas tree, evergreen like God's faithfulness...the wood of the tree which formed a manger...a boat...the cross. Putting up lights for the Light of the World. Wreaths on the door, a circle to remind us that God’s love is eternal with no beginning and no end and to remind us we belong to one another in the circle of His love. Angels on treetops to proclaim the good news! There are stars to point the way to Bethlehem and the baby Jesus, all to help our hearts to follow the way of Love incarnate. Bradford thrilled us all with his recitation of the gospel of Jesus birth - and we finished with a glad rendition of We Wish You a Merry Christmas!Preparing our hearts and homes for Christmas ... See MoreSee Less
HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH GROUP Don’t forget our next gathering is on the 16th! Potluck style bring your Favorite Christmas food and wear you best Holiday Sweater!!! We will have a contest, games and photo corner with props for lots of fun pictures!!! Hope to see you all there! ... See MoreSee Less
We had a Merry time singing at the Sr. Center last Sunday for our Christmas Ultreya. We had ~ 25+ carolers who helped to enlighten the hearts of those at the Sr. Center. Our next Ultreya will be in March and we will let you know where that will be (Parish Hall will be under construction) as time nears. ... See MoreSee Less
The Marian feasts of Immaculate Conception and Our Lady of Guadalupe occur during Advent, a season of watchful and prayerful preparation for Christmas. She who knew better than anyone how to wait attentively for the Lord guides us and shows us how to make more vital and active our own journey to the Holy Night of Bethlehem. With her, we spend these weeks in prayer and, guided by her bright star, hasten to make the spiritual journey that will lead us to celebrate the mystery of the Incarnation with greater joy and intensity.⠀It is the advent of the Lord. ⠀ ... See MoreSee Less