PARISH CENTER OFFICE
Ms. Diana Maza
Parish Office: 516-432-0655
Mon. through Fri.
9 AM to 2 PM
Temporary Change to
Parish Office Hours
In the coming weeks our parish office hours will be reduced (Monday thru Friday, 9 AM – 2 PM) and messages may be delayed. We ask your patience and understanding. Our ever-faithful parish secretary, Diana Maza, will be undergoing total knee replacement surgery, with the necessary healing/rehab time required.
Diana will continue to work from home but “on site” parish office availability will be slightly disrupted. Keep Diana in your prayers and be patient. If all else fails, you can always speak directly to Father after Mass
The next 7th Grade Class/Mass is April 25th
at 9 am in the church.
Measuring for gowns will take place followed by 10:00 a.m. mass.
All must attend!!
Divine Mercy Sunday Mass
Food Pantry Open
Tuesday 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m
Friday 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Please bring donations during hours of operation.
The Ascension of Our Lord
May 13th 2021
The Ascension of Our Lord celebrates the day on which the risen Christ, in the sight of His apostles, ascended bodily into Heaven (Luke 24:51; Mark 16:19; Acts 1:9-11).
This is a moveable feast. The date of the Ascension depends on the date of Easter. Ascension Thursday always falls 40 days after Easter (counting both Easter and Ascension Thursday), but since the date of Easter changes every year, the date of Ascension does as well. This year Ascension Thursday falls on May 13.
Parish Celebrations of the Sacraments
Dear Sacred Heart Parishioners,
Am I selfish when I get annoyed at all the “inconveniences” of negotiating life in an almost post pandemic world? Before I answer myself, I have to frame the questions in light of the “tragedies” of the pandemic world: death of family and loved ones, often alone sometimes even without the comfort of the sacraments, the suffering of the sick, the bravery of medical workers, the courage of the kid who had to keep the grocery store open as well as the economic devastation that left businesses ruined and workers unemployed. So, the Holy Spirit planted in my soul at Confirmation counsels me saying, “Shame on you!” The Spirit is, of course, right, I should know better, but why do the complaining thoughts keep coming? It’s a topic for another sermon.
So much of the inconveniences we live with are caused by uncertainty. There does not seem to be any single definitive answers, just opinions that change with each news release. Precautions may be eased or increased. For the past year we play it day by day and try to move forward and; yes, it’s getting old.
Planning for parish celebrations of First Holy Communion, First Confession and Confirmation has all depended on maybes, hopes and variables. Neither COVID nor Sandy ever stopped the yearly celebration of the sacraments here at Sacred Heart and this year will be no different.
Saturday June 26, 2021
Sunday June 27th, 2021
First Holy Communion
July 11, 2021
At present we don’t know what safety and occupancy restrictions will be in place or how many parents will, as last year, opt not to have their children participate at this time. Mandated restrictions will have to be followed and that may again mean limited seating and disappointed family members. The ceremonies will be taped and hopefully available on the parish website for evening viewing on that day.
We acknowledge the realities that we have to live with and continue to deal with them as best as we can. Our prayers continue for the souls of those who died, the recovery of the sick, the needs of the unemployed and maybe even for good weather on those days so that families may at least have small safe yard gatherings to celebrate these important spiritual milestones in the lives of our parish children.
Sincerely in Christ,
Father John Tutoné