Sacred Heart Church

Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Feast of the Most Holy Trinity This is Franciscan Father Greg Friedman with the Sunday Soundbite for the Feast of the Most Holy Trinity.

We’re told that the great Saint Augustine was once walking along the seashore trying to figure out the mystery of the Trinity. He came upon a child filling a hole with bucket after bucket of water from the ocean. “You can’t empty the whole ocean into that hole,” the saint laughed. Looking at the learned Augustine the child replied, “And neither can you ever completely understand the mystery of the Trinity.”

Today’s feast invites us to reflect on one of the most profound truths of our faith—that God is three and one. Three equal persons, one God. If even Saint Augustine couldn’t exhaust that mystery in thousands of words, what can I hope to do in just 90 seconds?

Perhaps we can allow our Sunday Gospel to instruct us. Jesus tells us that the Holy Spirit will teach us what we need to know. The Spirit, Jesus says, works in union with Jesus and with the Father. These words come from Jesus’ discourse at the Last Supper, when the disciples were troubled about their future. The Lord wanted to console them, that he and the Father would remain present to them through the working of the Spirit. There is consolation in those words for us as well, as we face the fears and questions of our time in the Church and in the world.
- An Site from the Franciscans and Franciscan Media Copyright 1996 - 2016


“I do not believe the promises of the Declaration of Independence are just for the strong, the independent, the healthy. They are for everyone—including unborn children."
- George W. Bush

Cinnamon Roll Sale

The picnic/social committee will be selling Perkins cinnamon rolls after all Masses on Saturday, May 21 and Sunday, May 22. The cost is $3 each.

The committee is also in need of people to assist on Saturday, May 21st at 12:30 p.m. with packaging the rolls. Please call Nancy Servello if you can volunteer. The proceeds will be used to help defray the cost of the Parish Picnic.

Pre-Orders may be called in to Nancy Servello at 946-9439, Joan Weston at 942-0543 or Barb Gerhart at 695-5639. Pre-orders must be picked up at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday,May 21

Vacation Bible School

Our Vacation Bible School this year, Cave Quest, is scheduled for June 20 thru June 24 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Participating in Cave Quest and “Following Jesus The Light Of The World” should make this The Brightest Week of the Summer! We are in need of adult and teen volunteers. Teens in 9th, 10th, and 11th grades who volunteer can use this time for service hours. For the safety of our youth, all adult volunteer’s will need to complete background checks and clearance’s. Please contact Judy Wahl, 944-3922 for more information. Thank you

Parish Picnic!

Family, food and plenty of fun; that’s what to expect at our Parish Picnic! It will be held on Sunday, June 12th at 12:30 p.m. at Brush Mountain Sportsman’s Club. The parish will supply fried chicken, meat ball sandwiches and hot dogs. Coffee and lemonade will be provided. Each family is to bring a side dish or dessert plus a serving spoon and drinks for your family. Swimming, BINGO, children’s games and fishing (barbless hooks), 50/50 chances, and door prizes. Sorry, no pets.

Faith Day at DelGrosso’s Amusement Park Sunday, June 26

Liturgy with Bishop Mark at 3:00 p.m. Picnic at 5:00 p.m. in Pavilion #2. All day Ride and Slide passes available for a reduced rate with diocesan vouchers that are available at the parish office. More information will follow.

Angel Fund Grants 2016-2017

Applications are now available in the back of the church for Angel Fund Grants. This year the request form has two sides, please make sure to complete both. The deadline is June 1st. The Angel Fund was established to provide tuition assistance for students in grades K-12 who are members of Sacred Heart and have a signed Memorandum of Understanding.

Angel Fund Thank You

We thank Rita Sangiorgi and her family for their donation to the Angel Fund in memory of Nino Sangiorgi’s 20th Anniversary of his death.

Foundation Thank You

We also thank Virginia Ferramini for her donation to Sacred Heart Parish Endowment Fund in memory of her father, Carino Ferramini.

Liturgical Reflection..........

Today is the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity. Our Trinitarian God is passionately relational. As the Father is intimately connected to the Son and the Spirit is in close relationship with the Father and the Son, so the baptized enjoy a deep and life-giving relationship with our Triune God. At baptism we entered into relationship with God and with each other. God has revealed the redeeming gift of his mercy. From the core of the Trinity comes divine mercy. And we share that compassionate mercy with others. This Jubilee Year is a call to celebrate God’s mercy to us with others. We do so in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy spirit.
- Be Merciful, Bill Huebsch, Twenty-Third Publications, 2015, pgs.11-12

In Your Prayers

Please remember in your prayers the health intention of Marcella Adams, Arlene Balestino, Rosemary Barcaro, Barbara Barker, Donald Belsey, Dee Burchfield, Paxton Burr, Kierra Chirdon, Anna Chonko, Denise Conrad, Mary Costlow, Betty Dalansky, Evan Decker, Dominick DeVecchis, Phyllis DiTosti, Thomas Dobson, Joan Donnelly, Debra Dorazio, Matt Dorman, May Duey, Mike Dutchard, Jacob Eshlenan, Shirley Fanella, Gianna Feather, Kathleen Foster, George Frederick, Mary Frederick, Anna Marie Gority, Helen Gummo, Jean Hagan, Elaine Hauser, Janet Hilton, Michael Himes, Nancy James, Ken Keagy, Larry Knott, Sr., Meredith Kuhns, Riley Marie Lansberry, Perry Lloyd, Larry Lytle, Patty Maria, Tom McGinnis, Brigid McManaman, Vicki Medeiros, Debbie Murtagh, Kevin O’Rorke, Cindy Oswald, Donny Ott, Randy Parson, Joe Peroni, William Reimer, Rene Reynolds, Camden Rhodes, Joan Robison, Gavin Ross, Christopher and Tina Ruffing, Patty Ruffing, Maureen Sherbine, Jacqueline Smith, Richard Soller, Clara Tomlinson, John Templon, Pete Szebin, Caitlin Thompson, Carole Treese, Mary Pat Williams, Angie Yingling and Ian Chilcote’s safety on deployment.

In the event our prayers have helped, you are asked to call the rectory to have your name removed from the list. You can always have it put back on if need be. Thank you.

To have a name added to the prayer list, please call the rectory office before noon on Monday to have the name placed in that weekend’s bulletin. You must have the person’s permission to print their name.



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