The Mass Book for April, May and June 2017 will open on Monday February 27 at 9 AM. Guidelines for reserving Masses are found under the Sacraments tab above.
We would like to be able to contact all parishioners by e-mail whenever possible. Once complete this form may be dropped off in the Rectory ( 9 AM – 3 PM Mon. – Fri.) or in the collection basket. Please click this form to update your parish information. > Parish contact form
Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church is a Roman Catholic Parish. It carries out the pastoral ministry and dispenses grace of salvation to its people.
The peculiar characteristic of this parish is its welcoming hospitality, inclusiveness, respect for the cultural, ethnic, racial, political and economic diversity of its members.
There are 37 different nationalities composing the magnificent mosaic of the church of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart.
The devotions to the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary are central to our sharing of grace with one another.
At the present time, the pastoral care of the parish of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart is entrusted to the priests of the New York Congregation Oratory of Saint Philip Neri. The spirit of “joyful discipleship”, which distinguished the first disciples of Jesus and St Philip Neri himself, inspires our community.
Ash Wednesday, March 1, begins the observance of Lent.
Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are obligatory days of fasting and abstinence for Catholics. In addition, Fridays during Lent are obligatory days of abstinence.
When fasting, a person is permitted to eat one full meal, as well as two smaller meals that together are not equal to a full meal. Eating between meals is not permitted. Fasting is required from age 18 until age 59. Abstinence prohibits individuals from eating meat, and obliges all those who have reached the age of 14 for the remainder of their lives.
SCHEDULE FOR ASHES
Ashes will be distributed at all Masses on Wed. March 1:
8 AM, 12:30 PM,
5 PM (RE students and parishioners) and 7:30 PM.
This link will take you to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops website which includes a full calendar of daily scripture readings current and future.