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Special Bible Study Series: A Letter to the Romans

Have you ever thought about joining our Bible Study program? Held weekly on Tuesdays throughout the year, they cover all sorts of topics – from weekly readings to special series on different themes. One of those special series will be starting soon!

Starting Tuesday, September 19th, Fr. George will lead everyone in a discussion about St. Paul’s Letter to the Romans. Why focus on St. Paul? The majority of the “books” that make up the New Testament are attributed to St. Paul of Tarsus, the apostle chosen by Christ, while on the road to Damascus, to be the one sent (apostolos) to the Gentiles. As Luke Timothy Johnson [259] notes: “The Christian Movement found its first and most vivid voice in the letters of the apostle Paul. The evangelists remained anonymous behind their shaping of Jesus’ story. Paul’s letters, by contrast, reveal a human personality so forcibly, yet with such great complexity that, for some, coming to grips with Christianity means first of all coming to grips with Paul. Paul’s personality appears at first to be full of contradictory elements. He can be gentle (2 Cor. 10:1) and also harsh (1 Cor. 4:21). He is full of restless energy (2 Cor. 2:12–13), yet also of firm resolution (2 Cor. 1:17). He claims to be weak rather than strong (2 Cor. 12:5), even as he boasts of power (2 Cor. 12:11). He is sublime in the expression of ideals (Rom. 12:14) but very human in his lack of them (Gal. 5:12).”

September 19th – December 12th
Tuesdays at 7:00 pm
San Damiano Center

And if you ever decide to try and tackle the Bible on your own, Fr. George has some tips and tricks for doing just that. Check out his blog articles below:
How to Read the Bible
How Not to Read the Bible

Special Announcement for Hurricane Irma

Updated Announcement on Parish Activities
Sacred Heart and the parish office survived Hurricane Irma with no damage, and both have power and a fully-operational air conditioning system! We hope all of our parishioners are slowly but surely getting their homes and lives back in order too after the storm.

As we continue to resume normal life and activities, we’ve provided an updated look at our parish calendar and Mass schedule for the rest of this week.

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U.S. Franciscans Statement on Charlottesville Violence

As followers of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron of peace, we, the Franciscans Friars of the United States join with the many public and religious leaders and fellow-citizens who have condemned the recent violence in Charlottesville, VA.

We hold that all forms of racism, white supremacy, neo-nazism, xenophobia and hatred are wrong.

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Where Two or Three Are Gathered

Did you know Sacred Heart has a Rosary Devotional Group? This ministry meets once a month, on the first Saturday of each month. They pray the rosary together and then dine out a local restaurant afterwards. All members of Sacred Heart are welcome to join, so be on the lookout for their next meeting in the bulletin.

We also invite you to read more about this wonderful ministry and what inspired one of our parishioners to join.

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Hope and Comfort Amid Pain and Loss

Franciscan Care encompasses many ministries, those that participate in outreach like Hands of Hope and Sacred Heart to Haiti’s Heart, to those that support our friends and neighbors through physical, spiritual, or mental suffering like our TGH Eucharistic Ministers and Prison Ministry. But one of those ministries – Bereavement Care – offers hope and comfort amid the pain and loss of our loved ones.

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Summer Series – The Spirituality of St. Francis of Assisi

Our special Summer Series is back! This year Br. Aaron, our friar summer intern, will be leading a four-week course on the “Word Made Flesh – The Spirituality of St. Francis of Assisi.” Each week, he’ll take a look at the life of St. Francis and those around him, focusing on short texts and prayers written by St. Francis and St. Clare of Assisi.

Every session will begin at 7:00 pm in the San Damiano Center. Take a sneak peek at each week’s theme below. We hope to see you there!

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At the Heart of the Matter

What does it mean to be a part of Franciscan Care? Does it mean participating in outreach of all sorts – tending to and nurturing those around us? Does it mean being supportive of those among us who suffer in various ways, whether physical, spiritual, or mental? It truly can be either of those things. And one of our ministries encompasses all of those things – Sacred Heart to Haiti’s Heart.

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