Liturgical Ministers & Choir News
The Adult Choir will practice on Tuesday, February 4 at 7 p.m. and sing the 5:30 p.m. Mass on Saturday, February 8 and 22 and March 8 and 22.
Liturgical Minister Schedules - Schedules for March 9 thru June 8 will be available soon. Until then, please check the bulletin for the next week’s assignments. Updated Lector Rosters are available in the back of the church. Thank you.
LITURGICAL MINISTERS FOR OUR NOVENA
Our annual Novena in Honor of the Sacred Heart of Jesus begins on the Monday of the 4th Week of Lent, this year, March 31. A sign-up sheet for liturgical ministers will be available in the vestibule beginning the first weekend of March.
SACRED HEART CHURCH MEETINGS
SACRED HEART CHURCH GROUPS & EVENTS
Nocturnal Adoration Society - The monthly Vigil of Prayer scheduled by the Nocturnal Adoration Society for March 7th will be held at St. Mark Church in
Altoona from 8:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m.
“Moses”, Sight and Sound Theater - Sacred Heart travelers and friends, we will be leaving on April 25th at 9:00 a.m. for a trip to see “Moses” at Sight and Sound Theater in Lancaster. The cost is $120 which includes bus, tip, dinner with tips, ticket to Moses, drinks and snacks on the bus. Dinner at “Good & Plenty” restaurant, stop at Strasberg Creamery, arrive back at Sacred Heart at 10:00 p.m. Money must be paid by March 24, so make your reservation early. Call Emma Helen at 944-9588 to make or confirm your reservation. Make check to: Emma Helen Brolley, 2708 6th Ave, Altoona PA 16602
Sacred Heart Prayer Shawl Ministry - This ministry, which meets the second Saturday of the month is celebrating it’s 5th anniversary. We congratulate them for their dedication.
Due to the increasing cost of yarn, we are designating the “Poor Box”, which is located in the back of the church, as a place to make donations to this ministry. If you, or anyone you know, would appreciate one of the Prayer Shawls, please call the rectory at 943-8553.
2014 Calendar of Cash - Last week we had two $50 winners and four $25 winners. Calendars are still available at the rectory business office. Your number is good for the whole year. Cost is $25. This is our only fund raiser for the year. Please be supportive. Thank you.
Pro-Life Rosary is held every Wednesday from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Sacred Heart Church. Won't you take an hour out of your week and join us in praying for an end to abortion.
Bereavement Committee - The Sacred Heart Bereavement Ministry exists to provide resources, support and comfort to anyone who has experienced a death of a loved one. For more information contact Patty Buckel at 942-0321 or Dave Zeak at 946-3715.
LOCAL CHURCH ACTIVITIES & FESTIVALS
HOUSING FOR SENIORS
St. Leonard’s Home - St. Leonard’s Home in Hollidaysburg provides quality
personal care for persons over age 55 for whom it is no longer safe to live alone. We provide medication management, personal hygiene, activities, meals, housekeeping and 24 hour staff. For more information and a tour, please
call sister Cynthia Meyer at 695-9581.
Marian House Manor - Apartments for seniors and mobility impaired adults located at 1408 4th Avenue. 21 apartments each with single bedroom, living-dining area, kitchen and bath. Common laundry area and a community room and large porch area. Heat, water, electric and trash included in rent. You can reach the manager at 942-5018.
VOLUNTEERS & HELP NEEDED
Hospice Volunteer - If you have a desire to help someone who is facing a life-limiting illness or grieving the loss of a loved one, you can apply to become a Home Nursing Agency Hospice volunteer. Training for new volunteers begins this month. Visit Pennsylvania Catholic Conference. Copies are available at the main entrance to the church in the pamphlet rack. You may also call the rectory and a copy will be sent to you.
REMEMBERING SACRED HEART PARISH IN YOUR WILL
Over the years, Sacred Heart Parish has been blessed with a remembrance in the wills of deceased parishioners and friends. Bequests have enabled us to purchase the nativity set that decorates our church at Christmas and replace what was a paved courtyard with landscaping. A bequest also helped to install the new heating boilers in our church
Adult Education and Family Literacy Programs
The Adult Education Program is available for those individuals desiring to achieve their GED, improve their academic or employment skills, learn English as a Second Language, or acquire computer skills. Classes are located at the former Stevenï¿½s School at 200 E. Crawford Ave. For more information contact 946-8229 or 940-6936.