Sacred Heart provides a variety of opportunities for individuals to grow in their faith through college courses and parish sponsored workshops, Book clubs, Small Christian Communities, Retreats, and other events, both online and in person.
Each month, Sacred Heart Parish invites you to be a part of our book discussions. You may participate in one of the following ways:
The Eucharist, our major faith anchor. This book is Fr. Rolheiser’s attempt to
explain why. This is a very timely book as we continue to participate in the
National Eucharistic Revival.
By: Fr. Ron Rolheiser (book can be purchased through Amazon)
What are my Expectations about the liturgy?
How do these expectations shape my commitment to liturgy?
How do I incorporate the 1 non-negotiable rule for prayer which is simply, “ Show
up; Show up regularly”?
How do I understand the practice of keeping vigil?
The Eucharistic Liturgy calls us to keep vigil, waiting for Christ’s return. What does
this mean for me?
“ What sustains a relationship over the long term is ritual, routine, and regular
rhythm that incarnates commitment.” IF I truly believe this, how will this inform
my commitment to celebrating Mass regularly?
Intro to the book: 6 Black Catholics On the Road to Sainthood.
This is the first book length project to include the stories of heroic witness of the first six Black Catholics from the U.S. under formal consideration for canonization.
A must read book for all since the “summer of racial reckoning” in 2020, bringing a renewed urgency to the work yet to be done against racial injustice.
Biography (Pages 93-97)
Commissioned by Christ (Mt 28:16-20)
The eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain
to which Jesus had ordered them. When they saw
him, they worshiped, but they doubted. Then Jesus
approached and said to them, “All power in heaven and on earth has been
given to me. Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them
in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the holy Spirit, teaching
them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you
always, until the end of the age.”
Bowman: A School of Evangelization and Discipleship by Peter Jesserer
Smith (Pages 99-104
How can Sister Thea Bowman teach us to be more attentive to the cultures
that form and shape the members of our society?
What are some ways Bowman teaches us to be more joyful in our
proclamation of the Gospel?
How can Bowman’s life instruct us to be “fully functioning” disciples?
Offer the prayer for Bowman’s beatification (Pages 97-98).
This Lent, our parish community will be invited to pray and share faith together in small Christian Communities, meeting either in person or online.
Living the Eucharist is a dynamic, parish-based program designed to help revitalize parish life and mission through a more profound experience of Sunday Mass. It helps the entire parish grow in their Catholic faith and live more fully as missionary disciples of Jesus.
Living the Eucharist runs during Lent for three years. Parishioners can take part in adult and teen faith-sharing groups, devotional and catechetical Lenten readings, and a prayer campaign.
A small group leader facilitates the conversation among the participants, provides an atmosphere of welcome. The leader facilitates the 6 weekly sessions, following the suggestions in the guide.
The leader chooses the day, time, and place for the weekly meetings
Training for small group leaders will take place the week of Feb. 12th