This prayer was written by Laura Kelly Fanucci and
Msgr. would like to share it with all of you.
When This Is Over
When this is over,
may we never again take for granted
a handshake with a stranger
conversations with neighbors
a crowded theater
Friday night out
the taste of Communion
a routine checkup
the school rush each morning
coffee with a friend
the stadium roaring
each deep breath
a boring Tuesday
When this ends
may we find that we have become
more like the people we wanted to be,
we hoped to be.
and may we stay that way-better for
each other because of the worst.
Msgr. Machalski again had the honor and privilege to speak to the police officers of the 111th Precinct. This time it was after the 11:00 P.M. roll call. Once again he told them: “We are grateful to the NYPD for your service to our community! May God bless you and keep you safe! St. Michael the Archangel, Patron of police officers, watch over them and pray for them!
Welcome to a new way of communicating with one another. Please God you and your families are well and dealing with the NEW NORMAL.
Even though the City has been on PAUSE for months, many of us here at Sacred Heart have not. Soon after the sheltering in place notice came, I discovered ZOOM as an avenue of communication and planning. And so I hope you will be pleasantly surprised with all we have accomplished.
Our WELLNESS series with motivational speaker Barbara Speedling has continued these past few months. Monthly ZOOM invites have been sent via email to those whose emails we have. If you are interested in attending, please send me your name and email address or call me at 718-224-5695.
Sacred Heart Wellness Series
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
1PM Zoom Teleconference
Join us this month when Dr. Albert Riddle, MD, CMD, President of the Riddle Medical Group and Medical Director for Ulster County Hospice, will join us to talk about the process of medical decision-making for individuals and their caregivers. A continuation of our previous conversations on ADVANCE DIRECTIVES, Dr. Riddle will offer a physician’s perspective on identifying treatment preferences and respond to our questions about advocacy for ourselves and those we care for. At a time when COVID-19 has caused many families to face difficult decisions at a time of crisis, this conversation will offer a proactive process for ensuring that you and your loved ones receive care consistent with your values and preferences.
To register, please email Sister Kathleen at email@example.com
Our Justice and Peace Committee has been meeting weekly to plan a book discussion on Robin DiAngelo’s New York Times best-selling book, WHITE FRAGILITY. If you are interested in joining us in the fall, call Sr. Kathleen at 718-224-5695.
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- Laudato Si – Environmental Committee
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- Social Action Committee
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During this year’s Season of Creation, Catholic Climate Covenant is pleased to host a five-part webinar series, “On the Common Good & Our Common Home,” for U.S. Catholics to:
Understand how Catholic social teaching (CST) and creation care are essential to the fullness of faith and the Church’s mission;
Facilitate courageous conversations about climate change and Catholic civic participation;
Apply Catholic Social Teaching, including creation care, to form one’s conscience ahead of the 2020 elections.
The Season of Creation ( celebrated annually between September 1 and October 4) is a special time for Christians. As we are called to renew our faith in the God of all creation and join in prayer and action for the care of our common home, this webinar series will help us on our journey of love in action.
Webinar #1: Thursday, September 10, 3:00-4:00 PM EST
The first webinar of the series is “Catholic Social Teaching, Politics, and the Fullness of Faith.“ This will be the foundational webinar outlining the virtue of political participation and the foundations of Catholic social teaching as essential to the fullness of faith. When you register you will automatically receive a link to the recording.
Most Reverend John E. Stowe, OFM Conv., Bishop of Lexington, KY
Daniel R. DiLeo, PhD, Director of the Justice and Peace Studies Program at Creighton University
Moderator: Dan Misleh, Executive Director of Catholic Climate Covenant
Register for Catholic Social Teaching, Politics, and the Fullness of Faith webinar here: REGISTER for WEBINAR #1
Webinar #2: Monday, September 14th, 3:00-4:00 PM EST
The second webinar in the series, “Climate Change, Our Faith Values, and 2020”, is hosted by Interfaith Power & Light, Catholic Climate Covenant, and Young Evangelicals for Climate Action. This webinar will equip attendees on how to effectively hold ‘courageous conversations’ with your faithful family, friends, and colleagues about the importance of caring for Creation and voting our values.
Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, PhD, endowed professor of political science and director of the Climate Center at Texas Tech University
Rev. Susan Hendershot, president of Interfaith Power and Light
Register for Climate Change, Our Faith Values, and 2020 here:
REGISTER for WEBINAR #2
Stay tuned for more information on webinars 3-5! Details coming soon and visit www.CatholicClimateCovenant.org for the latest. When you register for the first webinar, you will automatically receive more details on the other webinars in the series as they are announced.
Msgr. Thomas Machalski, pastor of Sacred Heart Parish was interviewed by Net TV (FIOS Channel 48)for the program Currents. He spoke about the letter he received from a woman in Oregon who happened upon Sacred Heart’s Mass on YouTube. She was touched by his homily on the feast of Corpus Christi, and Fr. Alex Lee’s the following week. See the segment on Net TV.
Msgr. Machalski again had the honor and privilege to speak to the police officers of the 111th Precinct. This time it was after the evening shift’s roll call. He told them, “We are grateful to the NYPD for your service to our community! May God bless you and keep you safe! St. Michael the Archangel, Patron of police officers, watch over them and pray for them!”
Religious Education Program for 2020-2021
Registration is open for classes for the 2020-2021 school year. Classes will be held virtually on Saturday mornings.
The program is for students in grades 1-8, older children and special needs children.
Please download the Registration Form and email or mail it back to us.
You can also reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 718-631-1307.
Mrs. Georgette Lyons
Religious Education Program
As of August 1 all Masses at Sacred Heart will be live streamed. Go to the Sacred Heart website and click the Watch Mass Streamed box and choose the Mass you want to watch.
Now that the church has reopened for Masses on Sundays with a 25% capacity limit we will need greeters/ushers to welcome people back and to ensure that the guidelines of the CDC are being followed—i.e. that people are seated in the spots measured out using social distancing guidelines, making sure people are wearing masks, that we only have the amount of people allowed in the church at a given time, to ensure the six feet space between people especially when approaching the altar to receive Holy Communion. If you can help in these matters, please call Monsignor Machalski at 718-428-2200. A great, big, thank you to those who have already volunteered.
Please read this letter thanking Msgr. Thomas Machalski and Fr. Alex Lee for the weekly Masses on YouTube.
Please read this letter from the Diocese of Brooklyn in reference to the Annual Catholic Appeal.
This Monday, June 29 we will begin to have daily mass again at Sacred Heart Church.The following weekend, July 4-5 we will begin Sunday Masses. Please take a few minutes to look at the short video about how the services will be conducted. Also read the Bulletin for information about the times of Masses. Note that there will not be a Sunday evening 5PM mass at present.
Read the Letters from our Pastor and the Sacred Heart Finance Committee regarding the present situation with the Covid-19 virus and its effects on us as a Parish Community.
From the Pastor and Finance Committee…
New Census Form
(Note: you may receive an email message with the census form attached. You only need to fill out a census form once. Either download from here or the email message, fill out the form and then return it to the rectory. Thanks!)
Monsignor Machalski had a sign made that is now posted on the fence near the rectory on 38th Avenue to thank all our essential workers for their hard work and sacrifices on our behalf. He and Fr. Alex Lee are pictured here with P.O. Dan Foran and P.O. Belinda Story from the 111th Precinct. They are our NCO’s –liaisons with our sector of Bayside and the precinct. Thanks to all our essential workers!