Sacred Heart Catholic Church
655 C Avenue
Coronado, CA 92118
Phone: (619) 435-3167
Our Parish School 4th graders sending good wishes and prayers to our children who are making their First Reconciliations this week. ... See MoreSee Less
Where we are going in Lent is not the desert itself, but the joy of Easter. Lent is the road. ... See MoreSee Less
Wednesday, Mar 03, 2021
MEMORIAL OF KATHARINE DREXEL, RELIGIOUS FOUNDER
We have work to do
Katharine Drexel (1858-1955) is a saint for our time. Born into a successful Philadelphia banking family, she used her wealth to improve the lives of others. Her Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament devoted their lives to education of Native and African Americans, building more than 100 schools in cities, rural areas, and on reservations. Though Katharine and her sisters at times faced criticism, endured racist taunts, and were threatened by the Ku Klux Klan, they remained steadfast in their mission. Patron saint of racial justice and philanthropy, Saint Katharine epitomizes the sacrifice of the Blessed Sacrament. How will you commit your own life to making the world more just?
TODAY'S READINGS: Jeremiah 18:18-20 Matthew 20:17-28.
“Can you drink the chalice that I am going to drink?”
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Tuesday • March 2, 2021
Celebrate humble history
Women’s History Month celebrates well-known women but also unsung heroines. How appropriate, then, that today is the feast of Agnes of Bohemia, a lesser-known saint. First cousin of Elizabeth of Hungary—and descendent of Good King Wenceslaus—Agnes came upon her vocation naturally. She built a hospital for the poor, a Franciscan friary, and a monastery for Poor Clare nuns. When she also became a nun and was urged to become abbess, she referred to herself only as “senior sister.” She continued to cook for her sisters and mend the clothing of lepers rather than live a royal life. Celebrate the unsung heroines in your life.
Today's readings: Isaiah 1:10, 16-20; Matthew 23:1-12. "Whoever exalts himself will be humbled; but whoever humbles himself will be exalted.”
🎨 St Agnes and the sick, detail from the Stories of St Agnes, 15th century, by an unknown Bohemian artist.
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Put away your misdeeds from before my eyes;
cease doing evil; learn to do good.
Make justice your aim: redress the wronged,
hear the orphan’s plea, defend the widow.
Come now, let us set things right,
says the LORD:
Though your sins be like scarlet,
they may become white as snow;
Though they be crimson red,
they may become white as wool.
Isaiah 1:16 #dailyingodsword ... See MoreSee Less
Even in desperate times, loving service to others is a source of hope and an expression of courage. To serve is to allow God’s grace to flow through us, as it were, and to experience the life that comes from bringing hope to others.
In my prayer, I continue to ask God to show me the ways that I may serve, even in difficult times.
—Excerpted from “Lessons in Hope and Courage:
Las Hermanas Dominicas of Puerto Rico” by Tim Muldoon ... See MoreSee Less
Jesus at the Center
If you were to ask me point-blank: “What does it mean to you to live spiritually?” I would have to reply: “Living with Jesus at the center.” . . . When I look back over the last thirty years of my life, I can say that, for me, the person of Jesus has come to be more and more important. Specifically, this means that what matters increasingly is getting to know Jesus and living in solidarity with him. - Henri Nouwen ... See MoreSee Less
Monday, Mar 01, 2021
Pope Francis called mercy the "beating heart of the gospel." Mercy is forbearance, divine favor, compassionate treatment of the distressed and undeserving. It’s another word for God’s love. Consider showing devotion to it by reciting the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, a rosary-based prayer that was received by Saint Faustina, a Polish nun in the 1930s, through visions of Jesus. Divine Mercy Sunday is celebrated the week after Easter, but many make the Chaplet part of their regular Lenten practice by reciting it every day at 3 p.m. (the traditional hour of Christ’s death). You can find the Chaplet on the USCCB website.
TODAY'S READINGS: Daniel 9:4b-10 Luke 6:36-38. “Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.” #takefiveforfaith ... See MoreSee Less
Gospel • Luke 6:36-38
Jesus said to his disciples:
“Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.
“Stop judging and you will not be judged.
Stop condemning and you will not be condemned.
Forgive and you will be forgiven.
Give and gifts will be given to you;
a good measure, packed together, shaken down, and overflowing,
will be poured into your lap.
For the measure with which you measure
will in return be measured out to you.”
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