Rest in Peace Fr. Vincent Coppola

We sadly announce that Fr. Vince has gone home to God, Friday morning, October 2nd. We ask that you keep Fr. Vince, his family and especially his mom, Madeline in your thoughts and prayers.
Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord,
and let perpetual light shine upon him.
May he rest in peace. Amen.
Fr. Vince’s funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, October 8th at St. Joseph’s Church in Toms River at 11:00 am with visitation at the Church at 10:00 am.
-Fr. Joe

THE GREAT ADVENTURE: A JOURNEY THROUGH THE BIBLE

Signup for the Bible Study for the Book of  JAMES…..Pearls for Wise Living

JAMES is one of the most practical books in the Bible.  Like the book of Proverbs, it is a book of wisdom, a collection of teachings on issues faced by ordinary Christians in everyday life. These teachings speak to all those who feel torn between the competing demands of this world and their faith.

This 11 WEEK STUDY offers “pearls for wise living” by giving practical solutions to handle and sanctify everyday circumstances…to help us be more “Christlike”. See how God’s Wisdom helps us to face suffering, temptation, and the storms of life.

WHEN:   Wednesday mornings 9:30-11:30AM
WHERE: Sacred Heart Parish Hall
START DATE: Wednesday October 21, 2020

COST: $20 (covers workbook)
QUESTIONS: Barbara Turro 732-903-7551 or email: barbara.turro@gmail.com
CHECKS TO: SACRED HEART CHURCH (Memo: BIBLE STUDY)
MAIL TO:  Barbara Turro, 1103 Barnegat Lane, Mantoloking, NJ 08738

When registering please include your NAME, ADDRESS, PHONE & EMAIL ADDRESS.

Challenge: Matching Gifts Needed for Valentine House

Many of you may be familiar with Valentine House – their residents are the recipients of our Giving Tree gifts at Christmas. The Joan Valentine House in Point Pleasant Beach is a 40-bed residential health care facility dedicated to providing mentally ill residents with the safe, healthy, pleasant, caring environment they deserve. Managed by The Ocean Housing Alliance, Inc. a NJ nonprofit corporation comprised of family members and friends of the mentally ill. They are committed to the total care of each resident, which includes full housing provisions, coordination of health care providers, and various additional support services to give residents the opportunity to experience a decent quality of life.  The House is totally self-sustaining and dependent upon donations to operate.

 

Sacred Heart Church has received a donation of $5,000, our parish is matching that donation from our Charitable Giving Account and we are asking parishioners to join in on the challenge and all together match the donation with another $5,000 for a total of $15,000. We ask your support, no gift is too small, together we can help this happen! Please make your check payable to Sacred Heart Church and write Valentine House in the memo field.

St Pio 50/50 Raffle Winners!

Thank you Sacred Heart for your participation in St. Pio’s annual 50-50 Raffle which concluded on September 13th.  This year we were able to collect $38,000 and there were 3 very happy winners.  The top prize was $11,400 and the 1st and 3rd prize winners were Sacred Heart parishioners!!  

Thank you all for your support and God Bless!
St. Pio Raffle Committee

Intimacy with Jesus – A Program of Personal Prayer

Has our current state of affairs dulled your spirit and drained your heart of its warmth and tenderness?
Life has changed, creating a sense of emotional loss. Let Jesus fill the void!

For the month of September, the Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary will be presenting “Intimacy with Jesus”, a complimentary program of personal prayer. Please accept our invitation to receive a new prayer each week to engage in a daily conversation with Jesus! Our weekly themes are as follows:

  • Week 1: personal healing of body, mind, soul and spirit
  • Week 2: concern for the welfare of family and friends
  • Week 3: humanity and the future of our world
  • Week 4: personal strength, motivation and peace of mind.

Sign up by sending an email to Joyce Kobylarz, Ladies Auxiliary President at JKOBY2@AOL.COM. If you are interested but have no internet access, call (973)714-6797. We hope this will be a heartwarming and spiritually enriching experience!

Bishop invites faithful to pray daily Rosary for the needs of the nation

Bishop invites faithful to pray daily Rosary for the needs of the nation
August 17, 2020
by Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M.
For centuries, Catholics have turned to the Blessed Virgin Mary, asking for her intercession in times of need by praying the Rosary. This great prayer, whose origins date before the 12th century, uses a meditative repetition of prayers that invoke the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary as she leads us to consider the mysteries in the life of her Divine Son, Jesus.  History has shown this to be a powerful, effective and calming prayer that has truly changed hearts and lives over the centuries of its use.

Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen once said of the Rosary that it is “the book of the blind, where souls see and there enact the greatest drama of love the world has ever known; it is the book of the simple, which initiates them into mysteries and knowledge more satisfying than the education of other men; it is the book of the aged, whose eyes close upon the shadow of this world, and open on the substance of the next. The power of the Rosary is beyond description.”

As Bishop of the Diocese of Trenton, I invite all Catholics in the Diocese of Trenton to consider making this powerful devotion part of your daily life of prayer. Please join with me in praying Our Lady’s Rosary every day between now and October 7, the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, for the many intentions and needs of our nation today, especially:

  • For a true respect for life in all its stages from conception to natural death;
  • For the strengthening of family life;
  • For an end to the COVID-19 pandemic and for all those impacted by it;
  • For a lasting resolution to the racial tensions and injustices that have too long afflicted our country;
  • For an end to the violence and death in our cities, especially among the young;
  • For the victims of sexual abuse and human trafficking;
  • For the poor, the unemployed and those who face economic hardship, and
  • For so many of the other intentions and needs that we face in our country and world.

Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

Healing After Abortion

Do you know someone who is carrying the grief of a past abortion? There is always hope. The pain and sorrow of abortion does not need to endure for a lifetime. A “Day of Prayer and Healing” offers the opportunity to experience the love and mercy of God and to respond to His invitation to begin the journey of healing the wound of abortion. For upcoming dates, locations, and confidential registration, or just to talk to a Sister, please call the Sisters of Life at (866)-575-0075 (toll free) or reach us by email at hopeandhealing@sistersoflife.org.