Fourth Sunday of Lent
March 15, 2015
God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through him.— John 3:17
DO NOT FORGET! DONATE ONLINE! This facilitates the fulfillment of the obligations of responsibility, even if you can not attend Mass. Never have to carry cash or checks to church. Giving electronically also saves money to the church and help in creating a more accurate quote. Visit our website and click on OnlineGiving! www.sacredheartpatterson.org.
Online Giving Announcement: Recently we have updated our Online Giving link from our website, to a new address. If you are an Online Giving participant, this will not affect any donations you have scheduled, your account information or anything else in your account. It will, however, affect any bookmarks or favorites you may have created on your computer. We do ask that that next time you access your Online Giving account that you go to the church website and click on the new Online Giving logo and bookmark this new address. Online Giving is a safe and convenient way to donate to the church. To sign-up, go to www.sacredheartpatterson.org and click on the Online Giving logo and create an account. If you have questions, call the church office at 209-892-9321.
THE STEWARDSHIP OF OUR TREASURE
March 8 offertory….$7,954.50 Lenten Mission…$1,013
Same week offertory in 2014…..$8,100.50
Give back to the Lord a sacrifice, a share of
what the Lord has so generously given to you.
This Week’s Highlights
Sunday, March 15
· 2nd collection: Catholic Relief Services
· Third Sunday Take-Out from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in Fr. Connors Hall, $10 a plate; chicken, rice, beans, tortillas & salsa
Monday, March 16
· Grupo de Oración, Healing Mass 6 p.m.
Thursday, March 19
· Youth Group, 7-8 p.m., Bonaventure Hall
· Lenten choir practice at 6:30 p.m. in the church
Friday, March 20
· Stations of the Cross, 6:30 p.m.
· Lenten Soup, 7 p.m. in Fr. Connors Hall
Saturday, March 21
· Pre-Marriage Retreat in Spanish begins at 8 a.m. in
Sunday, March 22
· March for Hunger Walk-a-thon sign-ups after all masses
2015 BISHOP’S MINISTRY APPEAL
It’s never too late to donate to the Bishop’s Ministry Appeal. The theme this year is, “As One, Doing God’s Work.” Please be as generous as you can. If every family participates this year, we will reach and
possibly exceed our goal. One hundred percent of the money we collect over our goal comes back to our parish.
2015 “MARCH AGAINST HUNGER” WALK-A-THON
· Walk-a-Thon Saturday, March 28, 7:30 a.m., starting from
Special Features for this year’s Walk-a-Thon include:
· Fabulously-beautiful, newly-designed T-Shirts (to earn -- one shirt per $30 collected -- or to purchase for $7)
· Very special thank you gifts
· An abundance of fun and healthy exercise
· Scrumptious snacks and #1 best-in-Patterson breakfast burritos
· Heartfelt sincere fellowship and prayer
Participation last year was the best ever (between 325 and 350 walkers) and we are counting on everyone to help us beat that number this year by at least 50 walkers. Also, there are several ways to donate this year (pick up a donation form at the church office or be sure to take home a bulletin during kickoff weekend). We are also counting on you to help us increase donations as well. We can do it – together with our Lord and Savior! We thank you very much from the bottom of our hearts!!!
In the 40 days of Lent, the Church turns to the ancient penitential practices of fasting, prayer and almsgiving. These practices remain as rich and life-giving in the year 2015 as they were when practiced by the early Christians and our Jewish ancestors. We printed Fasting &
Abstinence & Prayer last week.
Almsgiving: Later in the month, we will have the annual March Against Hunger Walk-a-Thon sponsored by the St. Vincent de Paul Society. Involvement in this activity or monetary contributions offer other
opportunities for Lenten almsgiving along with helping to prepare and serve lunches for the homeless, evening meals for the homeless shelter and gifts of food for the needy. The St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store would also be delighted to welcome those who would like to volunteer their time and energy. The Respect Life Committee of our parish is also calling parishioners to consider offering their support to protect the life of the unborn and to promote the right to life from conception to natural death. All parishioners are called to consider deepening their faith through an ongoing conversion process during this Lenten season in one or more of the above ways. Our community will become more
authentically Christian as we all follow the inspirations of the Holy Spirit during this holy season. Please also remember that during Lent, no flowers are allowed to decorate the church. Thank you for your cooperation with this rule.
Are you married civilly and would like to get married in the church in the next year? The Sacred Heart Parish Spanish-language marriage team is sponsoring a pre-marriage retreat in Spanish for couples who are
married civilly and couples who have been living together for more than two years. The retreat will be held in Spanish on Saturday, March 21, from 8:00a.m. to 6:00p.m. and Sunday, March 22, from 8:00a.m. to 1:30p.m. The cost of this weekend retreat is $35.00 per couple. Please contact Fr. Rex or Fr. Derek at the parish office to register and begin your marriage preparation.
LENTEN PENANCE SERVICES
Lenten Penance Services are being offered at 7 p.m. in the
parishes in our area throughout Lent. Please take advantage of the opportunity to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation
· March 17; Our Lady of Fatima, Modesto
· March 23, All Saints Church, Turlock
· March 23, St. Stanislaus, Modesto
NEW BULLETIN COMING SOON
We are pleased and excited to announce that on Easter Sunday, April 5, we will be launching a new bulletin format. The bulletin will be more colorful and with more pages. This means that the deadline for bulletin topics will change. Please submit your entry AT LEAST TWO WEEKS before the date of the bulletin you want it printed in. For example, the due date for the April 5 bulletin will be on Tuesday, March 24, before 6 p.m.
“LIVE STATIONS OF THE CROSS”
.Rehearsals are on
Mondays and Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. at Bonaventure Hall. Please
contact Omar, 209- 872-8224 or Jordan, 209-622-6369.
RELIGIOUS VOCATION DISCERNMENT RETREAT
Are you called to be a sister? The Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul invite single Catholic women between the ages of 18-40 to a retreat on April 10-12 in Los Altos Hills, CA. If you are interested please contact Sr. Lisa Laguna, D.C. at 213-210-9903, 650-949-8890 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
OUCH!! Please do not shove the hymnals & books into the book racks. If they don’t fit, leave them on the pew. Thank you!
St. Vincent de Paul Community Life Center
SAVE THE DATE
Sacred Heart Parish Spring Bazaar
April 26, 2015
There are many ways you or
your ministry can participate:
♦ Sponsor an Event ♦ Purchase Raffle Tickets ♦
♦Volunteer ♦ Rent a Craft Booth Space ♦
♦ Or Join us that day! ♦
Carnival Games - Activities - Prizes
Inflatable Water Slide - Live Entertainment
If you are interested in participating in any of the events, please call the Parish office, 892-9321, or
Proceeds to benefit the Center's building fund.
Mass Intentions/Intenciones de Misa
March 2015/ Marzo 2015
Sat/sab 14 5:30pm Norberta Carter †
Sun/dom 15 8:00am All Parishioners/Todos los Feligreses
CL 9:30am Eleanora Dompe †
Sp 9:30am Catalina Villafaña †
11:00am Rosalie Isabella Woodward †
Sp 12:30pm Sanctification of the Priest †
Sp 6:00pm Abel, Roberto & Engracia Álvarez †
Mon/lun 16 8:00am Vocations for CM, DHS & DC
Tues/mar 17 8:00am Mae Belle Rogers †
Wed/mier 18 8:00am Alan & Martha Sandelich (L)
Thur/jue 19 8:00am Margarita Noyola †
Fri/vier 20 8:00am Frank Pedota †
Sat/sab 21 5:30pm Esperanza Rodriguez †
Sun/dom 22 8:00am All Parishioners/Todos los Feligreses
CL 9:30am José Luis Calderón Guido †
Sp 9:30am Cruz & Josefina Becerra †
11:00am Glen Fay †
Sp 12:30pm Pilar Rodríguez †
Sp 6:00pm José Antonio García †
We pray for the sick of our parish
Oremos por los enfermos de nuestra parroquia
Salvador Barragán, Jr. Laura Broggi
Maria Eugenia Restrepo
José Juan Simón
SPONSOR OF THE MONTH
Please patronize the sponsors who appear on the back page. It is through their support that our bulletin is made possible.
Por favor patronizar a los patrocinadores que aparecen en la última página. Es a través de su apoyo que nuestro boletín es posible.