Sacred Heart Catholic Church
655 C Avenue
Coronado, CA 92118
Phone: (619) 435-3167
Birthdays need to be celebrated. I think it is more important to celebrate a birthday than a successful exam, a promotion, or a victory. Because to celebrate a birthday means to say to someone: “Thank you for being you.” Celebrating a birthday is exalting life and being glad for it. On a birthday we do not say: “Thanks for what you did, or said, or accomplished.” No, we say: “Thank you for being born and being among us.”
On birthdays we celebrate the present. We do not complain about what happened or speculate about what will happen, but we lift someone up and let everyone say: “We love you.”
“I do not cease to give thanks for you as I remember you in my prayers.”
Whose birthday have you recently celebrated or are you celebrating soon? ... See MoreSee Less
Second Sunday of Lent
‘This is my Son, the Beloved.’
Trust in the Lord is the theme that links all this week’s readings. As we continue our Lenten journey, we are reminded of the extent of the Lord’s love and generosity – if we but listen to his voice and place our trust in him.
This week we pray for the grace to trust and to listen ever more closely to the voice of the Lord, so that we too might walk in his presence. ... See MoreSee Less
Come join us for a three part Lenten Mission on the heart of living life to the full.
THURSDAYS AT 9AM & 7PM
AT SACRED HEART CHURCH IN CORONADO
Vulnerability is the core of shame and fear and our struggle for worthiness, but it appears that it’s also the birthplace of joy, of creativity, of belonging, of
love - Brene Brown
PRESENTED BY SEMINARIAN:
KYLE SCHANZENBACH ... See MoreSee Less
Workers continue to restore our facilities here at the parish and the school. Completion is in sight! We are hopeful to resume Coffee and Donuts next Sunday, March 3rd, and all activities scheduled in the Parish Center. If work is not completed in time we will send out a Flocknote & post an update to let you know.
We expect to have Soup Suppers starting on Friday, March 8th. ... See MoreSee Less
On this Feast of the Chair of St. Peter, we pray in a special way for our shepherd, Pope Francis:
“O God, shepherd and ruler of all the faithful,
look favorably on your servant Francis,
whom you have set at the head of your Church as her shepherd;
Grant, we pray, that
he may be faithful to your call,
joyous in service and lead by word and example,
those over whom You have given him charge,
so that, together with the flock entrusted to his care,
he may come to everlasting life. Grant him peace, courage, and good health. Bless him with the rich consolation of the Holy Spirit. Amen.” ... See MoreSee Less
Our catechumens and candidates were part of over 3,700 people participating in the Rite of Election on their way to celebrating full initiation at the Easter Vigil. How happy we are to share the joy of Christ with you! Prayers as you make your final preparations for the Easter Sacraments.
📸Deacon Kevin presenting the book of the elect for Cardinal McElroy to sign, liturgically receiving them with warm welcome through the Rite of Election and Call to Continuing Conversion, as an outward expression of the choice already made by God. ❤️🙏 ... See MoreSee Less
Friends, today’s Gospel (Matthew 16:13–19) spells out the importance of Peter’s confession. For it is upon this inspired confession that the Church is built. Not, mind you, on popular opinion, which is shifting and indecisive, and not on personal holiness, which is all too rare. It is built upon the inspired authority of Peter—and I say, “Thank God!”
We make this troubling and extraordinary claim that it is through a special charism of the Spirit that Peter and his successors govern the Church. Now, I realize that I have many Protestant readers and that this text has been, between Catholics and Protestants, a stumbling block. Let me clarify what is and is not at stake here.
What is the focus of Peter’s confession? It has to do with who Jesus is. This is the rock upon which the Church is built. Peter is right about who Jesus is: a man who is also the Son of the living God. And this is the source and ground of the whole operation.
-Bishop Robert Barron ... See MoreSee Less
Days pass when I forget the mystery.
Problems insoluble and problems offering
their own ignored solutions
jostle for my attention, they crowd its antechamber
along with a host of diversions, my courtiers, wearing
their colored clothes; cap and bells.
once more the quiet mystery
is present to me, the throng’s clamor
recedes: the mystery
that there is anything, anything at all,
let alone cosmos, joy, memory, everything,
rather than void: and that, O Lord,
Creator, Hallowed One, You still,
hour by hour sustain it.
~ Denise Levertov ~ ... See MoreSee Less