BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP
June 1, 2021
7:30 PM in the church hall
During this time of pandemic, we have had to cancel our monthly bereavement support gatherings. However, now that vaccines are readily available, we will be able to re-start our monthly meetings. They will begin Tuesday, June 1st at 7:30 in the church hall.
Certain CDC guidelines must be followed to assure the protection of all. Capacity is limited. You must be fully vaccinated. Masks must be worn and hands sanitized. There can be no food or drink. Registration is required. All of this will take some time getting used to but at least we will be together to offer support and understanding. If interested in attending our meeting in June, please call Sister Kathleen at 718-224-5695.
365 DAYS OF GRIEF AFFIRMATIONS
If participation in a support group is not something you are comfortable with, or if you are looking for more assistance in addition to the monthly group, a safety net of grief support is available. It is a wonderful gift provided by the Old Bridge & Waitt funeral home in New Jersey. This on-line support is available on their website www.oldbridgefh.com/grief. It is entitled 365 DAYS OF GRIEF AFFIRMATIONS.
Are you looking for a way to continue the spiritual practices you developed during Lent?
Dynamic Catholic has a new email program call Feed Your Soul Gospel Reflections. In this program participants will receive a weekly video from
Matthew Kelly or Allen Hunt discussing the upcoming Sunday’s Gospel reading. This will help to be more prepared for Mass and possibly shed
a new perspective on the Gospels.
To sign up go to dynamiccatholic.com and sign up for Feed Your Soul Gospel Reflections. This is a free program.
The Confirmation class of Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish in Bayside collected gift bags of toiletries, socks, puzzles and books for the Veterans at the St. Albans Veterans Home. They also made cards for each bag thanking the veterans for their service. This project was coordinated with American Legion Post 103 in Douglaston. The veterans were very appreciative of the efforts of the students.
See the Tablet article on Msgr. Machalski’s role in leading MLB ‘s catholic players in a 33 day virtual prayer group that ended with the Consecration to St. Joseph on December 13th.
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 at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Sr. Kathleen at 718-224-5695.
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- Justice & Peace
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O Sacrament Most Holy,
O Sacrament Divine,
All praise and all thanksgiving
Be every moment Thine!
Starting Thursday, October 8th and every Thursday after that, Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish will livestream a Holy Hour- Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Benediction from 1:00 P.M.-2:00 P.M. The Rosary will be prayed during the Holy Hour each week.
Please join us in adoration of Our Lord and in prayer.
You can connect to the livestream by going to Sacred Heart of Jesus webpage and click on the link that says Watch Mass Stream.
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!
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!”
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.
Please read this letter thanking Msgr. Thomas Machalski and Fr. Alex Lee for the weekly Masses on YouTube.
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…
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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!)
New Census Form 2020
What Is An Indulgence
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!
Read the letter from Bishop Di Marzio about our Churches.
Read News from the Vatican.