Sacramental and Spiritual Life

Believing, hoping, loving, serving through the heart of Jesus

Spiritual Life at Sacred Heart

Mass

Daily mass is offered at 6:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. on weekdays and at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday. The Eucharist is the source and summit of our life of faith. Gathering as often as possible to listen to God's word in the scriptures and to receive the Body and Blood of Jesus in the Eucharist is an important way to grow in the spiritual life. All are welcome to join us as often as possible at the celebration of the Eucharist.

Eucharistic Adoration

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is held every Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to noon. Spending time with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament is an opportunity to give God praise and thanks, to listen for God's will in your life, to express love for Jesus, and to ask for and receive the graces you need to grow in your life of faith.

Rosary

Parishioners pray the rosary before Sunday masses.

Faith Formation Programs and Seasonal Offerings

Throughout the year, special programs are offered for continued faith formation. Bible studies, classes, and special speakers are planned for anyone interested in learning more about their faith. Forty Hours is held after the feast of Christ the King each year. The school and parish pray the Stations of the Cross during Lent.

Preparation for and Reception of the Sacraments

Sacrament of Baptism

The sacrament of Baptism is normally held Sunday at 11:45 a.m. or during a Sunday Mass. Parents must take instructions on the sacrament prior to the ceremony. Classes are held by appointment. Please call the parish office to schedule.

Communion to the Sick

Parish Staff and Special Ministers bring communion to the sick who are home-bound and to those in retirement homes or nursing facilities. To make arrangements, please call the parish office.

Anointing of the Sick

Anointing is available anytime by specific arrangement. A person need not be dying but simply sick from a serious illness or weakness due to aging. Those wishing to receive this sacrament should call the rectory.

Sacrament of Matrimony

The "Common Policy" for marriages in the Diocese of Harrisburg dictates that couples begin preparation for marriage at least nine to twelve months before the ceremony. To schedule a date and begin preparations, couples should contact the parish office.