Sunday School: Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Jun23

Sunday School: Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sunday School To print or view the Sunday School page, click on the link below: Sunday School 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time Cycle...

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Farewell From Fr. Josh & From the Rector: Part II-Catholic Belief in the Eucharist
Jun23

Farewell From Fr. Josh & From the Rector: Part II-Catholic Belief in the Eucharist

FAREWELL FROM FR. JOSH As I head out to my new assignment (as Parochial Administrator of St. Mary in Bloomfield and St. Rose of Lima in Blanco), I wanted to say thank you to all of the parishioners here at Sacred Heart Cathedral for these past two years – two great years! I’m so grateful that my first assignment as a young priest was with you. It couldn’t have been a more beautiful time for me. Through all the Masses, Baptisms, Confirmations, Confessions, Anointings, Funerals, Marriages, Ordinations, RCIA classes, CCD classes and Youth Group meetings, it’s been a joy to serve you and try to love you with the heart of Christ, our Good Shepherd. It’s a deep privilege for your priests to be a intimate part of the incredible web of grace that the Lord weaves in each of our lives; thank you for letting me be a part of your relationship with the Loving God. Thank you also to Bishop Wall, Fr. Matthew Keller, the wonderful staff and volunteers here at the Cathedral, all the weekday Mass crew, and the other priests who have lived here at the Cathedral – I’ve loved being with you everyday. Please pray for the poor parishioners of my new parishes as they learn how to deal with their rookie administrator! You will all remain in my prayers and in my heart. In Jesus and His Mother, Fr. Josh   Part II This is a continuation of the dialog I had by letter concerning the Catholic Belief in the Eucharist more than 10 years ago. 3).   Isn’t drinking blood forbidden in the Scriptures? A direct command from Jesus in this matter settles any debate about the interpretation of the Old testament dietary laws.  As I just showed, Jesus gives us His Blood in a mysterious way, under the appearance of wine. Jesus said, “For my flesh is food indeed, and my blood is drink indeed”. (Jn 6: 56) He commanded us to eat and drink His Body and Blood: “Amen, Amen I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of man and drink his blood, you do not have life within you.” (Jn 6:53).   The dietary laws of the Old Covenant were concerned first and foremost with the blood of animals.  The Blood of Jesus is not in its former, natural condition.  Rather, it is sacramentally present under the appearance of wine.  Therefore, St. Paul asks; “The cup of blessing that we bless, is it not the sharing of the blood of Christ? And the bread we break, is it not the partaking of the body of the Lord? (1Cor 10:16). 4). Does he...

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Sacred Heart Spanish Market and Sacred Heart Parish Fiesta
Jun14

Sacred Heart Spanish Market and Sacred Heart Parish Fiesta

Friday, June 16 to Sunday, June 18, 2017 Over 40 artists and craftsmen from New Mexico and Arizona, specializing in traditional and contemporary Spanish Colonial art, will exhibit and sell their work at the annual Sacred Heart Spanish Market. Come and check out the dozens of booths and art displays, or attend a lecture or demonstration where the artists will share their expertise and creative processes. Once you’ve taken in some of the best artistic displays New Mexico has to offer, why not stop by our car show? Plenty of classic, vintage and lovingly-restored cars will be on display for your enjoyment. You’ll also be able to enjoy plenty of tasty food items and listen to performances by school bands and dancers, and buy tickets for the parish raffle, which features a top prize of $10,000. This is a day for the whole family to enjoy, so bring your kids along – they’ll be able to take advantage of a jump house, free snow cones, and more! Schedule for the weekend Friday 6:00pm – 9:00 pm Preview night and Opening Reception Live music Judging Silent Auction begins Saturday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Open show Classic car show Karate demonstrations and music by Mid-school band and others Free water and snow cones; Jumper for children Refreshments for purchase and more Saturday 1:00 pm: Antique Car raffle (www.V8forvocations.org) Saturday 3:00 pm: Reverse Parish Grand Raffle Saturday Vigil Mass @ 5:15 pm: Mass and Eucharistic Procession w/ artists Sunday 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Open Show Silent Auction ends at 12:45 pm Sacred Heart Parish community will have the drawing for their annual Parish Grand Raffle on Saturday afternoon, 3:00 pm. Tickets are $100.00 and the top prize will be $10,000. Tickets may be purchased at the Parish Office or at the Spanish Market. The proceeds benefit Sacred Heart Parish. For more information and for pictures visit...

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Sunday School: The Most Holy Trinity
Jun09

Sunday School: The Most Holy Trinity

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From the Rector: Sacred Heart Fiesta Week
Jun09

From the Rector: Sacred Heart Fiesta Week

SACRED HEART FIESTA WEEK As you know by now we are busy planning for our fiesta to celebrate our Patronal Feast, The Sacred Heart of Jesus.  This year the Liturgical feast falls on Friday June 23rd, but our Fiesta celebration and Spanish Market will take place on June 16th, 17th, and 18th.  The Fiesta itself is not intended primarily to be a major fundraiser, like the Bazaar, but rather a time for the parishioners and our friends and neighbors to celebrate this feast which honors the Love that Jesus Christ has for us, as represented by His Sacred Heart. Leading up to the celebration however, there are two ways in which you can support the fiesta financially.  One way is to adopt one of the $100 raffle tickets to sell or buy.  Only 400 tickets are being sold, so the chances are great! Come join us! Sacred Heart Spanish Market: June 16th, 17th, and 18th. Beginning Friday evening, this incredible arts fair has become a local favorite and is the pillar of our fiesta weekend.  More than 40 Santero artists from the region will be displaying and selling their beautiful New Mexico Satero Art, carvings, jewelry, books, pottery, etc. Come and meet the artists! Cathedral Classic Car Show:  On Saturday, June 17th, from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm our annual car show will be on display. Any one wanting to enter a classic car or motorcycle please contact us to reserve a spot, or come on Saturday, NO ENTRY FEE! And yes, the V8’s for Vocations 69 Firebird will be raffled at this event! Corpus Christi Eucharistic Procession:  Following the 5:15 pm Vigil Mass for Corpus Christi on Saturday June 17th, Bishop Wall will lead a procession with the Blessed Sacrament through the neighborhood of the Cathedral.  This is an unbelievably beautiful and powerful way to witness your faith in Our Lord Jesus truly present in the Holy Eucharist. 40 Hours Devotion: Beginning Wednesday morning June 21st after the 8:00 am Mass and continuing through Friday morning June 23rd. The Cathedral will remain open as we have 40 hours of perpetual adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. Please sign up at the entrance of the Cathedral so that we know that all the hours are covered. You may also come at any other time, but please adopt an hour and bring your family! Patronal Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.  On Friday morning June 23rd at the 8:00 am Mass, Bishop Wall will celebrate a solemn Mass in Honor of  the Feast of The Sacred Heart of Jesus, our Diocesan patron. Sung Solemn Vespers: Friday evening, June 23rd, Bishop Wall will preside at sung Solemn Vespers at 5:15 pm. During the celebration Deacon John Cormack will make his Oath of Fidelity and Profession of...

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