Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church
Hot Springs Village, Arkansas
Ping Pong 2A new parish club has formed. The Ping Pong Players will be meeting on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month at 3:30 p.m. in the Lower Hall.  Next play time is October 25. Contact Bob Bowman at 501-922-6619 with questions.
St. Johns BazaarMark your calendars for October 27 for the Tiki-Rific Bazaar at St. John's School in Hot Springs - from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.  Bake Sale begins at 10:00, lunch from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., and a Spaghetti Dinner will be served from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., followed by a Live Auction.  Join us!
pumpkin patchPumpkin Volunteers needed for the annual HSV Fall Festival on Satuarday, October 28, at Grove Park in the Village.  (Rain location is the Ponce de Leon Center).  Volunteers will help festival attendees pick their prized pumpkins-of-choice.  No experience or skill is necessary, just a friendly, faith-filled spirit with smiles to share.  Two parishioners per hour are needed between the hours of 10:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.  Sign-up in the nartex or call Cathy Silk at 501-922-2062, extension 17, or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
food basketThe fact is:  Families find themselves buying cheaper and less nutritious food, or cutting meals out of their diet, just to make ends meet.  Increasing all the time, this pattern leads to chronic malnutrition, affecting children and families in profoundly destructive ways.

With your help, Sacred Heart of Jesus can help these local families through our Food Baket Program.  Any donation in the second collection at the Masses the weekend of October 28/29 will be channeled to this program to provide food for families at Thanksgiving and Christmas, and hopefully at other times throughout the year.  Checks should be made payable to Sacred Heart with "Food Basket Fund" in the reference line.

Thank you for your continued support in this most worthwhile fundraiser.

Donuts and CoffeeParish Life will sponsor another Donut Social on Sunday, October 29 after the 8:00 and 10:00 a.m. Masses.  Donuts and coffee plus fellowship and friends make for Social Sunday FUN!  Donut Social will be held on the side patio, weather permitting.  See you there!
2017 Blessed Stanley RotherEveryone is cordially invited to a dinner/presentation by our bishop, Anthony Taylor, on Blessed Stanley Rother, who is the first American-born priest to be beatified by the Catholic Church.  We will first enjoy a catered dinner of fried chicken and some side dishes and Father Bill's ice cream for dessert.  We will eat at 5:00 p.m. and the presentation will follow (around 5:30 p.m. in case you can't make it for the dinner).  If you want to join us for the meal, sign-up in the narthex by this Monday, October 23, or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.and let her know how many from your family will be eating with us.  Bishop Taylor was one who participated in the work that led to Father Rother's beatification (and hopefully someday, canonization), as he has unique insights into the life and ministry of this missionary priest from Oklahoma.  Please join us Friday, October 27, at 5:00 p.m.
Black and OrangeOur cocktail social will soon be here!  Have you circled October 30 on your calendar, 5:00 p.m?  And, have you called Dottie Asten at 922-5297 with your reservation?

Check your closets for your black and orange attire and be prepared to enjoy meeting new people and visiting with old friends.  We'll see you there!
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.
Exercise Would you like to keep your bones and muscles strong?  Join our Exercise Class on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 8:00 a.m. in the Upper Hall of our church.  For information call Eileen Woods at 922-0436 or Mary Parks at 922-3311.  Please join us!
2017 acharya yuba md2This gathering is sponsored by CHI St. Vincent, and will be held at Sacred Heart on Thursday, November 2, at 10:00 a.m.  Cardiologist Yuba Acharya, M.D., will be featured.  The event is free and open to the public; so, please invite your friends.  Light snacks will be served.

The cardiologists at CHI St. Vincent in Hot Springs are dedicated to providing the best treatments and technology available to treat heart disease.  Dr. Acharya, interventional cardiologist, will be at the breakfast to give an overview and answer questions.

Please add your name to the sign-up sheet in the narthex if you plan to attend.  We can then plan to have enough snacks and seating available for all.  If you have questions, call Cathy Silk at 908-938-5545.
OklahomaThe Rodgers and Hammerstein musical OKLAHOMA! will be performed on the Woodlands stage November 2, 3, 4, and 5.  Several of our parish thespians are involved in this production:  Cathy Kraus (Assistant Director), Karen Feckler (Aunt Eller Murphy), Ken Silvers (Ali Hakim), Bill Lamoureux (Jud Fry), JoAnn Dobscha (dancer).  Choir Director Lynne Border is serving as the Music Director for the production.  The two main leads, Curly and Laurey, will be performed by non-members, Ken Goodman and Audrey Findlen.

Tickets can be purchased at the POA offices or online at
2017 Fr. Bill RhinehartPlease make plans to join us for a parish mission given by Father Bill Rhinehart November 6, 7 and 8 at 6:30 p.m. each evening.  (Please take note there will be no 9:00 a.m. Masses those three mornings).  Father Rhinehart's talks will take place in the context of Mass each evening, as the topic for the mission is "The Eucharist."  Please invite and encourage your friends, especially those who are "lukewarm" or not practicing their Catholic Faith to come.  A collection will be taken on the last night of the mission to support the missionary efforts of the Vincentian priests.  Also, a reception with food and drink will happen on the last night of the mission.  Come be renewed in your appreciation of the Eucharist and grow even closer to the Lord.  Anyone who might need a ride to the mission, call Cathy at 922-2062, extension 17, or sign-up in the narthex to either request or offer a ride.
veteransTo honor our veterans, Father Bill will have a Patriotic Rosary at 8:30 a.m. followed by a 9:00 a.m. Mass on Saturday, November 11.  Immediately following the Mass the fourth Degree Knights of Columbus invite all parishioners to join us in the Lower Hall for a reception to include coffee and pastries.  The Sunbeams singing group will perform patriotic songs for our enjoyment.
voteAll parishioners are invited to nominate one or more parishioners for election to the Pastoral Council Commissions: Education, Liturgy, Parish Life and Social Justice and Charitable Outreach.  Nominators should secure the agreement of the individual)s) they wish to nominate.  Self-nominations are also encouraged. Nominations will be open from September 9 to September 24.  The election will take place the weekend of November 11/12.

Each elected parishioner will serve for two years and serve as liaison between his/her Commission and the Pastoral Council.  Normally, the Commissions and the Pastoral Council meet six times per year.  The responsibilities of the four Commissions will be detailed in a bulletin insert.

Nomination forms and a nomination box are in the narthex.  Questions about the nomination/election process and the responsibilities of the members of the Pastoral Council can be directed to any member of the Election Committee:  Tom Canavan at 204-9546, Sharon Board at 922-6995, and Rebecca Huber at 922-0966.
Perpetual AdorationOn Sunday, November 12, the Perpetual Adoration team will celebrate its fourth anniversary.  The celebration will include a one-hour community adoration in the main body of the church at 3:00 p.m. followed by a reception in the Lower Hall to include coffee and sweets.  In addition to all regular and substitute adorers, all parishioners are invited to join us in the celebration.  The Lower Hall reception will include a presentation on Adoration by Deacon Matthew Glover, the Chancellor for Canonical Affairs for the Diocese of Little Rock.  For hall set-up and food planning, please call Mike Kerwin at 922-1531 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.if you plan to attend.
Funeral In Loving MemoryBrother Knights:  Don't miss the opportunity for you and your spouse to honor your fallen fellow Knights and their beloved widows.  Join us Tuesday evening, November 14, in the Lower Hall.  The menu from Chef Johnna includes:  Tossed salad with Creamy Italian dressing, Mushrom Chicken Marsala, Creamy Rice Pilaf, Grilled Asparagus, and assorted cheesecake slices.  Only $18 per person for the Special Dinner following the Memorial Mass at 5:00 p.m.  Send your checks to Jim Dixon, 20 Gozar Lane, 71909, by November 6.