A Lenten Group will start Sunday, March 5, in the Green Room at Sacred Heart. All are welcome. Please join us after 10:00 am Mass each Sunday during Lent.
Because of Fellowship and the Youth Breakfast, there will be social time until 12:00, then we’ll watch the video series Catholicism. After each one-hour video, there will be time for discussion.
“In breathtaking and high-definition cinematography, the truth, goodness, and beauty of Catholicism are illustrated in a multimedia experience. Journey with Bishop Robert Barron to more than 50 locations throughout 16 countries. Be illuminated by the spiritual and artistic treasures of this global culture that claims more than one billion of the earth's people. Learn what Catholics believe and why. Discover the full meaning of the faith.”
This is the year of the 100th anniversary of the Apparition of Our Lady of Fatima. She requested First Saturdays. ‘Make known to men that I promise to assist at the hour of death, with the graces necessary for salvation, all those who on the first Saturday of five consecutive months, go to Confession, receive Holy Communion, say the Rosary, and spend a quarter of an hour with me meditating on the fifteen mysteries of the rosary, with the object of making reparation to me.”
Please honor Our Blessed Mother’s request to give everyone the opportunity to fulfill her requests and save their souls, by attending First Saturdays.
“Moved by Mercy” is the theme for the upcoming Respect Life
Program, which will begin anew in October (Respect Life Month) and continue
through September 2017.
“We have no government armed in power capable of contending in human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate for the government of any other.”
“God who gave us life gave us liberty. Can the liberties of a nation be secure when we have removed a conviction that these liberties are the gift of God? Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, that His justice cannot sleep forever. “
- Thomas Jefferson, Jefferson Memorial
“In my view, the Christian religion is the most important and one of the first things in which all children, under a free government ought to be instructed ... No truth is more evident to my mind than that the Christian religion must be the basis of any government intended to secure the rights and privileges of a free people. “
- Noah Webster, Preface Noah Webster Dictionary, 1828
"We have staked the whole future of our new nation, not upon the power of government; far from it. We have staked the future of all our political constitutions upon the capacity of each of ourselves to govern ourselves according to the moral principles of the Ten Commandments."
- James Madison
"Intelligence, patriotism, Christianity, and a firm reliance on Him who has never yet forsaken this favored land, are still competent to adjust in the best way all our present difficulties."
-Abraham Lincoln, President, March 4, 1861, inaugural address
"The fundamental basis of this Nation's law was given to Moses on the Mount. The fundamental basis of our Bill of Rights comes from the teachings which we get from Exodus and St. Matthew, from Isaiah and St. Paul. ‘This is a Christian nation.’"
- Harry S. Truman
"Without God there could be no American form of government, nor an American way of life. Recognition of the Supreme Being is the first, the most basic expression of Americanism. Thus, the founding fathers of America saw it, and thus with God's help, it will continue to be."
- Dwight D. Eisenhower