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 Faith.
Priestly Ordination of Deacon John Cormack: Saturday, June 24th at 11:00 am, Deacon John Cormack will be ordained to the Priesthood by Bishop Wall. As you have heard announced, the newly ordained Fr. Cormack will be assigned here at Sacred Heart Cathedral.