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How Will You Celebrate Christmas with Us?

Make Your Plans to Celebrate Christmas With Us
We have been working hard to provide you and your family with as many options as possible to celebrate the birth of our Savior while keeping everyone safe and healthy. Take a look at the many opportunities we have and learn more about each below:

  • Join us in person at the church
  • Watch three of our Masses online in the comfort and safety of your home

Will attending Mass require a reservation this Christmas?
Masses at Sacred Heart this Christmas (2021) will not require a reservation.


Planning to Watch Online?
We know many of you remain hesitant to attend Mass in person for the safety of yourself and others. We will be live streaming on our Vimeo channel for the Christmas Eve 4 p.m., 11 p.m., and Christmas Day 9:00 a.m. Masses should you plan to view in the safety of your own home.

If you can’t join at these specific times, the livestream videos should be available to view 15-30 minutes after each Mass has ended. Watch here.


Safety Guidelines
While we all closely monitor the changes in our area regarding COVID-19, Sacred Heart will have the following items/protocols in place for the 2021 Christmas Season:

  • Sanitizing stations will be available at every entrance/exit of the church.
  • Protective masks are recommended while inside the church building, North Campus, or any area where crowds have the potential to gather, except when receiving Communion.
    • Masks will be available for those who would like them in the back of the church.
  • Receiving Communion via hand.

Bishop Parkes has removed the General Dispensation from attending Mass beginning May 22-23, 2021.
To read his letter, click here.


Christmas Eve and Day Parking 2021 Update:

717 Parking has graciously donated the use of their two lots adjacent to our church for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day 2021:

Additionally, parking in the adjacent Madison Building Garage will remain free during all Mass times on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, similar to the usual Sunday Mass agreement. Be advised that attendants will charge any vehicle remaining in the garage after 1:30 p.m. on Christmas Day.

We would like to thank our friends at 717 Parking and the Madison Building for their gift of convenience and accessibility for our parishioners and visitors this Christmas.

Normal use of the 717 lots will resume on Sunday Dec. 26,  requiring payment of the posted parking fee.

Order Your Christmas Poinsettias

Remember a loved one during the Christmas season with a poinsettia used to decorate our sanctuary. A long-standing Sacred Heart tradition, each plant that you see has been given in remembrance or honor of loved ones whose names will be memorialized online.

Request forms can be found on the table near the church entrance, or download one here. All forms, along with the suggested donation of $15 per plant, must be received by Thursday, December 16th.

Click here to download your 2021 Poinsettia order form