The Giving Tree project for 2023 is underway. The families in the entire Parishes are asked to share in the “Spirit of Giving” that Christmas brings, to help Lifeline of Berks County to replenish their pantry which serves mothers, babies, and their families throughout the coming year. Please share your joy in this Holy season. Choose a tag containing a needed baby item from the Giving Tree. Bring in the new, unwrapped item and place it under or around the tree. Your generous donation will be taken to Lifeline after the Third Sunday of Advent.
"I have foundthe paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.” -St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta
Wednesday, December 20th
Friday, December 22nd
Saturday, December 23rd
The Advent Ember Days are a heightened time of expectation and waiting in preparation for Christmas. Fasting and abstinence would follow the current laws of the Church, with abstaining being from all meat, and fasting would be one full meal a day, with the allowance of two smaller meals that do not equal the main meal, and no eating between meals.
Saturday, December 23rd, 2023 – 5:45 P.M. following 5:00 P.M. Mass
Sunday, December 24th, 2023 – 4:30 P.M. before 5:00 P.M. Mass
Practice will be held each Sunday leading up to Christmas from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Sign your children up now!
Contact Kirsten at the Parish Office, 610-372-4010 ext. 201
or via email: Activity@shrcparish.org
The Spirituality of Advent
Thursday, November 30th @ 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Sacred Heart Parish Center
We invite you to attend this night of dialogue.
Featured speaker, Deacon Chris May.
Hosted by the Legion of Mary
Jesus told us to comfort those who mourn.
St. Cyprian once said:
“How can a man say that he believes in Christ, if he does not do what Christ commanded him to do? From where will he attain the reward of faith, if he will not keep the faith of the commandment? … He will make no advancement in his walk toward salvation, for he does not keep the truth of the way of salvation” (The Treatises of Cyprian, Treatise I, ch. II).
Our quest to be Christ-like shouldn’t neglect how Jesus approached grief and the grieving.
We need Parish Youth, Grades 5-12 in the 2023/2024 school year to serve Sacred Heart Church as an Altar Server.
Please call Kirsten at 610-372-4010 to add your child to the Altar Server training list.