St. Joseph’s Seminary & College’s 125th Anniversary Car Raffle!

St. Joseph’s Seminary & College will be holding a raffle for a 2022 Toyota Rav 4XLE ! Proceeds will benefit the Seminary & College, located in Yonkers, NY. The Raffle is part of their 125th Anniversary Celebration. Tickets are $100 each. Please click here for a form to fill out and return to St. Joseph’s. Best of Luck !

BEREAVEMENT BEGINS AGAIN!

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP

For the past 15 months our bereavement support group has not been meeting due to Covid 19. But with vaccines readily available we are once again able to offer bereavement support. Please be aware: CDC guidelines must be followed to assure the protection of all.

On the first Tuesday of every month from 7:30pm to 9:30pm, we hold a support group for those who have recently experienced the death of a loved one. The meetings are informative and educational, designed to help the mourner through the initial stages of grief.

You are encouraged to attend if you or someone you know is dealing with the death of a significant other.  Meetings are held in the church hall. (Enter on 215thPlace between 36th and 38th Avenues.)

Please call Sister Kathleen at 718-224-5695 for further information.

Our next meeting is Tuesday, August 3, 2021

 

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. 

RELIC OF BLESSED CARLO ACUTIS COMES TO THE BROOKLYN DIOCESE!

Monsignor Thomas Machalski was influential in getting Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio to request that the relic of Blessed Carlo Acutis, a 15 year-old boy from Italy who died of leukemia in 2006, be brought to Brooklyn. See the Current News on Net TV interview explaining the journey the relic will take. Learn more about Blessed Carlo Acutis and his devotion to the Eucharist!

NUN CELEBRATES 70 YEARS AS A SISTER WITH HELP FROM A FORMER STUDENT TURNED PRIEST!

Our Pastor, Monsignor Machalski recently celebrated a 70th Jubilee Mass with Sr. Mary Anthony Gracyalny(a Sister of the Holy Family of Nazareth) , his first Grade teacher! Enjoy their interview on Currents News (Net TV)!

WORLD DAY FOR GRANDPARENTS AND THE ELDERLY

The first celebration of the World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly instituted by Pope Francis will take place this summer on July 25. An annual celebration, it will take place each year on the fourth Sunday in July.

This day is an opportunity to honor the experience and wisdom of the elderly and the important role of passing on and preserving the Catholic faith through generations. The 2021 theme for the first World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly is “I am with you always,” from the Gospel of Matthew. Pope Francis selected the theme to reflect hope and promise in a challenging year for elderly people around the world. However, the theme applies to Catholics of all ages. The theme and the celebration are a call to grandchildren and Catholic young people to be an active part of grandparents’ lives and for grandparents and older people to be evangelists and support grandchildren and young Catholics in their faith. Pope Francis has emphasized how important grandparents are to family life. This year, as Catholics and families celebrate the Year of Amoris Laetitia Family, we can connect and reconnect intergenerationally to support each other and to learn from one another and grow in faith together.

The Patron Saints of Grandparents 

It is no coincidence that the date of the World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly falls near the feast day of Saints Anne and Joachim, celebrated on July 26. Anne and Joachim are honored as the parents of Mary, Mother of God, and Jesus’ grandparents. When angels told them that God would bless them with a child who would be known throughout the world, Anne and Joachim placed their trust and faith in God. As Jesus’ grandparents, they are the patron saints of grandparents.

Prayer for Grandparents 

Loving God,

We thank you for the gift of grandparents.
May all families develop a deep sense of appreciation
for their experience and insight.

Bless in a particular way those grandparents who are raising grandchildren.
Give them the strength, energy, and stamina for such a task.

Hold in your heart all grandparents who are experiencing ill health or disability.
Help them to tap the inner resources built over a lifetime.

In gratitude for the gift, grandparents are to all of us, we pray.

Amen.

Copyright © by William H. Sadlier

 

 

SACRED HEART CATHOLIC ACADEMY STUDENTS WIN SCHOLARSHIP FOR THEIR INSPIRING BOND

Read the story about 2 very special students at Sacred Heart Academy, Izzy and Grace! Their bond is an inspiration to all of us.

Spirituality-New

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.

Confirmation Class of 2021 Gives Service!

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.

Msgr. Machalski Leads Baseball Players in Consecration to St. Joseph!

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.

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From the desk of Sr. Kathleen…

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 siskate913@verizon.net or call Sr. Kathleen at 718-224-5695.
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To see what else is happening, go to ABOUT US and a list of ministries will drop down.

Click on any of them to see what is new.

  • Bereavement
  • Justice & Peace
  • Laudato Si – Environmental Committee
  • Leisure Club
  • Prayer Shawl
  • Social Action Committee

Under LITURGICAL MINISTRY, do check out

  • CLOW: Children’s Liturgy of the Word

Under GET INVOLVED WITH YOUR FAITH, click on

  • Spirituality

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Holy Hour at Sacred Heart Church

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 Visits 111th Pct. for 11P.M. Roll Call!

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!

 

Interview on Net TV With Msgr. Machalski!

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 Visits 111th Police Precinct!

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!”

     

Celebrate Sunday’s Mass Online at Sacred Heart Church!

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.