November 26th: A Look at the Week Ahead

Are you looking for ways to get involved at Sacred Heart this week? We have plenty of opportunities for you with our various ministries and events. See below for this week’s highlights and consider joining us. You would be most welcome!

Save the Date – The Wolf of Gubbio Dedication
A word from Fr. George…
A little more than 18 months ago, there was a chance discussion with one of our parishioners, Francesca Bacci, an art history professor at the University of Tampa. She wanted to be more active in the parish and wondered what opportunities there might be. Given her expertise in medieval art, specifically Italian and in the era of St. Francis, I knew there could be some great opportunities for presentations on the art of Giotto and the art that adorns the basilica of St. Francis in Assisi.

My own idea was for a statue that portrayed the story of St. Francis and the Wolf of Gubbio. As it happens, Francesca’s father, Fiorenzo, is an internationally-known artist who has done many major sculptures of St. Francis and his life. From time to time, I have let everyone know the on-going status of the work from first conceptualization through to its creation and casting in the foundry. I am very pleased to tell you that the work is now with us in Tampa with final plans coming together for its placement and dedication this month.

To all our donors and supporters, please know that the Friar community and the parish are grateful for your contribution to this Franciscan vision. Lots of work between now and then, but it looks as though it will all come together. So, make plans to join us on Saturday, December 1st, at 9:30 a.m., outside the church on Twiggs Street, for the dedication and blessing of St. Francis and the Wolf of Gubbio.

Save the Date – Cookies with St. Nick
Make plans to join us this year for Cookies with St. Nicholas! Children and families can decorate cookies, play games, make crafts, and take pictures with jolly ole’ St. Nick himself.

Saturday, December 8th
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
North Campus

We also need volunteers!  If you are available to bake or want to help, email Emily Grime here.

Volunteers Needed for Love, INC.
Mission partner, Love INC (in the Name of Christ) is holding a volunteer orientation on Saturday, December 1st at 10:00 am. Their vision is to see Christian churches united in purpose and fully engaged in actively living out their faith by lovingly serving people in need. Love INC addresses social services gaps by connecting trained Christian servants offering validated, appropriate resources for qualified neighbors in need. Various opportunities to serve are available in their office, Monday thru Friday, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm or as a Resource Navigator (mentor) with flexible scheduling. Please register here or contact Lindsey here for more information.