Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church
Hot Springs Village, Arkansas
Nelson RubioCome join your fellow parishioners and other guests for the first Mass of newly-ordained Father Nelson Rubio on Sunday, December 17.

Mass is at 10:00 a.m. with a reception immediately following in the Lower Hall.  Sign-ups available in the narthex.  Limited seating is available so please sign up early!  Dessert, wine, punch and coffee will be provided.  Donations of reception-style FINGER FOODS are being sought.  Please indicate on the sign-up sheet what FINGER FOOD you would like to share, if any.  Suggestions:  Fresh fruit, fresh veggies, cheese/crackers, shrimp cocktail, deviled eggs, finger sandwiches, meatballs or chicken wings.  Any suggestions, please contact Cathy Silk at 908-938-5545.
reconciliationOur Advent Reconciliation Service presents an opportunity for individual Confessions on Tuesday, December 19, at 4:30 p.m.
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We prepare for everything we consider important in life.  And that includes Christmas.  Join our parish for Best Advent Ever, a free e-mail program that will help you prepare for Christmas in a unique way.  Each day you'll receive an e-mail with:

*     Short inspirational videos from Matthew Kelly
*     Practical tips for your everyday life
*     Real-life stories of hope

Sign-up at https://dynamiccatholic.com as sponsored by the Dynamic Catholic.
red ornamentFor all new parishioners, and others, who would like to bring a red ornament for our family tree, please place in the marked baket in the narthex.  Your name should be on the ornament, and it will be hung on the tree in the narthex each year.
tennis shoesOnce again this year we have placed a decorated shoe box in the hallway of the Administration and Education Building for donations to the Village Outreach Shoe Fund.  Your donations are used to pay for the shoes given to children in the families receiving a Christmas Basket.  If helping by check, please make checks out to Sacred Heart with the notation "shoe fund."  Thanks for yor generous support throughout the years!
Christmas DinnerThe Lower Hall will be the gathering place for parishioners and guests who wish to come together to share Christmas Dinner ond Christmas Day at 1:00 p.m.  There will be a potluck meal, so please bring either a main dish, side dish, or dessert if you can.  Drinks will be provided.
Ping PongBrrr, winter months get cold!  A fun inside activity is available on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month at 3:30 p.m., so come and enjoy playing Ping Pong in the Lower Hall.  Bring a friend as paddles and balls are available.  Call Bob Bowman with inquiries at 922-6619.
BabyThe babies we "spiritually" adopted back in April are due to be born January 8, 2018.  To welcome them into the world, we are planning a Parish Baby Shower.  All parishioners are invited to participate.

Please purchase a baby item and bring it to church, unwrapped, beginning Saturday, December 30 through Monday, January 8.  Members of the Ladies of the Sacred Heart can consider this their "something extra" for January and bring gifts to the general meeting on January 8.  A display area will be set up in the narthex, and gifts can be left in the crib.  The donated items will be delivered to Catholic Adoption Services in Little Rock and local pregnancy centers in Hot Springs and Benton.

Items needed include:  preemie and other newborn clothes, newborn, size one and size two Pampers, scent-free and additive-free wipes and diaper bags, Disposable diapers (all sizes), and baby formula.  Also needed are crib sheets, blankets, clothing up to 10 months, powders, bath items, bottles, and just about anything else that parents need for a newborn baby.  PLEASE DO NOT WRAP GIFTS.
potluck2The Wednesday Spades group and our Singles will be having a Christmas Season potluck, a gift exchange ($10.00 gift wrapped), and will play cards on Wednesday, January 3, starting at 12:00 p.m. in the Upper Hall.  Our regulars and anyone else who enjoys cards, can join us for this fun-filled gathering.  Sandwiches and snack food (including desserts) will be accepted by those who wish to bring something to eat.  Bringing food is NOT required for you to join us for this annual event.
Pot of GoldThe Ladies of the Sacred Heart (LOSH) is sponsoring a fundraiser for the benefit of women and children on Friday, January 26, 2018, at 5:30 p.m.  Please mark your calendar and know that a ticket will entitle you to two dinners of Pot of Chicken Ranch Casserole, family-style salad and dessert.  Also included will be an exciting raffle that will present a one-time chance to get a return on your monetary donations of $100 per ticket.  The first ticket drawn returns $100, every tenth ticket returns $100, the 97th ticket returns $100, the 98th ticket give $200, the 99th ticket give $500 and the 100th ticket returns $2,500!  Won't you take a chance?

Each ticket sells for $100 and can be purchased from any member of the LOSH.  If paying by check, please make payable to Ladies of the Sacred Heart.  Come for a barrel of fun, good food, good drink, and the building exitement of the raffle!  Bar service will be available courtesy of the Knights of Columbus.
CoupleCouples . . . . Want to give each other something really special this Christmas?  How about a gift filled with romance and excitement?  That's just the beginning of what you will receive on a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend.  This special weekend is scheduled for February 9-11, 2018 and will be held at Subiaco, Arkansas.  Space is limited.

Apply on line at www.arkansaswwme.org/apply.  For more information, call Ben or Leah Brewer at 501-733-1235.
Honeybaked hamGet your HoneyBake gift cards at website hsvkofc.org by selecting the button on the upper left side of the Knights of Columbus home page.  Please allow seven to ten days delivery by mail or pick-up after weekend Masses.  Redeem by phone, online, or at any Honey Bake store.  In Little Rock, 9112 North Rodney Parham Road.  Any questions, call Russ Harrison, Fundraiser Chairman, at 501-276-7837.
ChristmaswreathThe Knights of Columbus will be selling wreaths, sprays, and centerpieces from Mickman Brothers, October 15-29.  The pre-orders will be submitted at the end of October for delivery to the church around November 15.  The Knights will set-up a date and time for items to be picked up in time for your holiday gatherings.  You can also order products for delivery to your family and friends across the country.  They would make great gifts!  Knights will be ready to take your orders following weekend Masses.  If you have questions, please contact Larry Gremillion at 253-334-6133.
lifetouch church logo sm 300x150Smile - Say, "CHEESE."  Our Parish Pictorial DIrectory will be updated, Spring 2018.  March, April and May will be the months of scheduled photography sessions.  If you are planning on being out of town the next few months and won't be here to schedule your appointment, please leave your contact information with either Lynne - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Cathy - Cathy. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Logo4 200x242The Sacred Heart Men's Club distributed $9,500 during November to the following charities:

Thanksgiving/Christmas Basket Program, Jackson House, Samaritan Ministries, McCauley Center, Cedar Mountain Boys and Girls Club, St. John's School, Our Lady of Fatima School.  A donation to the Catholic Schools Scholarship Fund will be determined later in the fiscal year.

The Sacred Heart Men's Club thank its members for participating in the various functions during the year and thanks the members of Sacred Heart for supporting their efforts, particularly our annual Chicken and Fish Bakes.
bowlingOur Sacred Heart Bowling League is off to a fun start!  We meet on Thursdays at 2:00 p.m. at Fiesta Bowl.  Currently we are in need of anyone who would like to substitute bowl.  The cost for a sub bowling three games is $7.00.  Please call Bob Sipple at 915-8225 to get on our "Sub List" and be ready for fun!