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Sacred Heart Parish and St. James Mission Church
Weekly Bulletin-Xtra


2nd Sunday of Advent

December 8, 2019




For I tell you,
God can raise up children to Abraham from these stones.
Even now the ax lies at the root of the trees.
Therefore every tree that does not bear good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire.
I am baptizing you with water, for repentance,
but the one who is coming after me is mightier than I.
I am not worthy to carry his sandals.
He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.
His winnowing fan is in his hand.
He will clear his threshing floor and gather his wheat into his barn, but the chaff he will burn with unquenchable fire.

-- Matthew 3



Updated: December 9, 2019


SCHEDULES

Lectors and Extraordinary Ministers (Click here)

Adoration (Click here)

Offering Counters   

Church Cleaning
(Click here)



Christmas Giving Tree -- 2019

…is in the back of the church for seniors and shut-ins from the community.

  • Please take a tag and purchase gifts from the suggestions on the tag.
  • Return the wrapped gift with the tag to the back of the church no later than December 21.

Please call Lisa and Tom Parnow
at 233-5474 for more information.



February 8

Doug Barry
Returns to Sacred Heart

Details soon! Check Back Often!!!



What's a Parish Advocate and What Do They Do?

Parish Advocates assist petitioners in submitting their marriage nullity cases to the Tribunal. Parish Advocates are priests and deacons, and appointed lay ministers who serve in this capacity.

All cases are submitted to the Tribunal by a Parish Advocate. It is the role of the Parish Advocate to ensure that all forms, documents, and fees are complete when submitted to the Tribunal. In addition, the Parish Advocate accompanies the petitioner throughout the process, offering guidance, support, and help as needed.

Ronda Gysin has successfully completed both the Introductory and Advanced Parish Advocate training programs and has been appointed by Tribunal to serve the Ridge Deanery in this capacity.

If you are seeking an annulment or just have questions, please contact Fr. Lawrence at the rectory or Ronda Gysin at (530) 708-0677 or ronda.gysin@yahoo.com.

Catholic Viewpoint: Faith, Hope and Love

Father Michael Kiernan (Pastor of Sacred Heart 1977-81) has produced a series on faith, hope and love from the Catholic viewpoint. You can watch all the programs on YouTube. Just type the title in the search bar of YouTube. Then click on the icon (Madonna & Child) to access all shows in one place. Or click left.



Free medical care for those in need, and for anyone in the parish requiring medical assistance.
Call Chuck Colas at the phone number above.


Looking for a job?

Check out opportunities within the Sacramento Diocese.

Click on the magnifying glass. Click on Employment on the navigation bar at the top of the homepage.



Are you Catholic and wish to return to your faith?
Are you interested in becoming Catholic?
(click above)


Eucharistic Adoration

  24-Hour Vigil

Sacred Heart Parish
Thursdays from 6 PM throughout the night
until Fridays at 4:30 PM

Rosary at 4:30 PM
Benediction at 5:00 PM
Mass at 5:15 PM

To ensure that the Eucharist is never unattended during Adoration, a sign-up sheet is posted at the back of the Church to ensure all hours are covered. It is not a requirement to sign up in order to come and pray in front of the Blessed Sacrament.

Please come in anytime during the day or night for prayer.

(If you need a substitute, click here.)


We need more substitutes for Adoration. Being a substitute does not require a regular commitment.
PLEASE HELP!
(call the rectory - 233-2119)

Past Events in Pictures -  Click Here  

Please send your favorite digital pictures of Parish events
to the webservant
(click here)!!  



The Diocese Now Offers ONLINE LEARNING for parish catechists and Catholic school teachers wishing to obtain or renew their Catechist Certification at CatholicClass.org

ARE YOU CALLED TO SERVE?????

We need altar servers for both Masses at Sacred Heart. Please contact Victoria Larranaga (708-0521) to volunteer for this important liturgical function. (click here)

 




Vocation Prayer

Loving God, you speak to us and nourish us through the life of this church community. In the name of Jesus, we ask you to send your Spirit to us so that men and women among us, young and old, will respond to your call to service and leadership in the church. We pray, especially, in our day, for those who hear your invitation to be a priest, sister, brother, or deacon. May those who are opening their hearts and minds to your call be encouraged and strengthened through our enthusiasm. Amen.

Blessed Mother, Queen of clergy, send us holy priests and religious. Amen


Check out this website promoting vocations to
the priesthood and consecrated life
.

What is it like in a seminary? (click here)


 
Be sure to check out the Catholic Links page which provides links to other Catholic websites solely for the user's convenience.

These links are valuable Catholic resources for our web site visitors.

 

The Pastoral Center for the Diocese of Sacramento posts relevant news and announcements for pastors, staff and laity throughout the Diocese. This timely information keeps parishes apprised of various ministries and activities. Information is in PDF format and archived for one month.

Catholic saints are holy people and human people who lived extraordinary lives. Each saint the Church honors responded to God's invitation to use his or her unique gifts. God calls each one of us to be a saint.

Check out your favorite Saint by name, date, or Patron Saint. Be Amazed!! Click here http://www.americancatholic.org
 or here http://www.catholic.org/saints




Sacred Heart
Catholic Church

507 E. 4th St.
Alturas, CA 96101
(530-233-2119)


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