Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church
Hot Springs Village, Arkansas
pull tabThanks to everyone who donates "pull tabs!"  There have been a couple big bags and containers dropped off, and it is appreciated as we collect for Ronald McDonald House Charity.

Any soda or beer cans, pet food cans, vegetable, fruit and soup cans all could have the "pull tabs."  There is a box in the cabinets of the Administration and Education Hallway for you to place your tabs in anytime.  This effort is sponsored by the Ladies of the Sacred Heart, and we drop them off in Hot Springs.  Thanks again.
2017 Coury House at SubiacoWomen's retreat is scheduled from Friday, August 18 through Sunday, August 20, 2017.  Presenter is Father John Miranda, a priest of the Diocese of Little Rock.  The theme of the weekend is "Alone, but not Lonely:  Refreshing your Spirit in The Lord."  Women's retreat is open to all women in the area.  Cost is $150 per person for shared room; $200 for a private room.  Cost includes a two-night stay, six meals, (two breakfast, two lunch, two dinner) and conferences.  Check-in on Friday begins at 3:00 p.m. at Coury House on the grounds of Subiaco Abbey.  The retreat ends Sunday after the fourth conference.  Lunch on Sunday is included.  Reservations can be made by calling 479-939-4411.  There may be a request for a donation to give to the speaker as he is not one of the Abbey monks.  For more information, please call Sheila Harrison, 922-1767.
risen"Risen" film follows the epic Biblical story of the Resurrection, as told through the eyes of a non-believer. Clavius, a powerful Roman Military Tribune, and his aide Lucius, are tasked with solving the mystery of what happened to Jesus in the weeks following the crucifixion, in order to disprove the rumors of a risen Messiah and prevent an uprising in Jerusalem.  You will enjoy this different portrayal of the Passion of Christ.  Of course, popcorn will be served. Join us Thursday, August 24, at 6:00 p.m. in the Lower Hall
Parish LifeMembers of the Parish Life Commission will be on hand the weekend of August 26/27 to present the different committees within its commission.  Stay after Mass........excite yourself with a new interest.  Maybe join a rewarding committee, a fun social group, or challenge yourself to take on a leadership role.  Come and explore.
Secretary minutesWe are in need of a volunteer, preferably with experience taking minutes, to be available once or twice a month to take minutes at one of our church council meetings.  Please call Father Bill at 209-2502 for more information.
handandfootWe are fervently looking and hoping for someone to take over the Hand & Foot group. We are no longer able to do this. We have it set up to where it is not difficult to run, and will be happy to help out when we can.  There are a lot of fun-loving people who are participating in this group.  Call Cathy or Jerry Bertrand at 501-204-9088 for more information.
mass for life Bishop Taylor 2016We welcome Bishop Taylor as the main Celebrant for the 10:00 a.m. Mass next Sunday, August 6.  At this Mass Jonathan Semmler of our parish will sign a Letter of Commitment to be a seminarian for the Diocese of Little Rock.  Please join him, his family, and our parish family as we celebrate this special moment in the life of Jonathan and our parish.
Label for EducationPlease save "Box Tops" and "Labels for Educaiton" found on many packaged foods and frozen foods in your grocery store.  "Box Tops" are worth a dime for schools and "Labels for Education" can be used towards the pruchase of classroom equipment.  Drop them in a container found in the narthex hall.
Dinner and a ShowTo better accommodate other Sacred Heart venues, we have elected to change the dates for our Dinner Theater.  New dates are September 15, 16, and 17.  Dinner and show times will remain the same:  Friday the 15th at 5:30 p.m., Saturday the 16th at 6:30 p.m. and Sunday the 17th, a Matinee at 2:00 p.m.

Auditions will take place on August 8 in the Lower Hall.  Ticket sales will begin during the latter part of August.  More to come in future bulletins and our various ministries communications.

This year's setting takes place in Mossy Bottom, Texas.  Our dress then - will be western wear at its finest!
AARP Drive Safety ClassThe next Driver Safety Class as sponsored by the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) will be held at the McAuley Center on Thursday, August 17, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Class size is limited, so please call McAuley Center at 984-5594 to reserve your time.  If you have questions, please call parishioner Gene Widlowski at 922-4145.
Fr. McGivneyThe birthday of the Knights of Columbus founder, Father Michael J. McGivney, is a very special day for us.  To honor the venerable Father McGivney, a Birthday Mass will be celebrated at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 12, by Father Bill.  All Knights are asked to make every effort possible to attend this Eucharistic opportunity and receive the Blessed Sacrament together - in unity and fraternity and with the deepest respect for this amazing visionary.  All parishioners are invited to join the Knights. Please join the Knights of Columbus in the Lower Hall, following Mass, for a small reception.
Arkansas Charismatic Conference logoHeads up!  This year the conference will be held from Friday, July 28 through the morning of Sunday, July 30 at the Wyndham Riverfront Hotel in North Little Rock. Basic fees include: $20 for Youth, $55 for a Single and $75 for Family. For more information or to register, call 501-753-1553 or access website www.arkcc.org. Lodging reservations can also be made at the Wyndham Riverfront Hotel at 2 Riverfront Place prior to July 10.  Ask for the ACC Conference Rate.  Call toll-free to (866) 657-4458.  See the poster on the bulletin board in the hallway.
3 month fetusYour baby's arms, hands, fingers, feet and toes are fully formed.  (S)he can open and close fists and mouth.  Fingernails and toenails are beginning to develope, and the external ears are formed.  The beginnings of teeth are also forming.  Your baby's reproductive organs are also developed, but your baby's gender is difficult to distinguish on ultrasound.  By the end of the third month, your percious baby is fully formed.  All his/her organs and extremities are present and will continue to mature in order to become functional.  The circulatory and urinary systems are working and the liver produces bile. At the end of the third month, your baby is about four inches long and weighs about one ounce.  Since your baby's most critical development has taken place, your chance of miscarriage drops considerably after three months in the womb. Please continue to pray for your spiritually-adopted baby.
Spiritual DirectionPaula Doyle, a certified spiritual director since 2001 and Sacred Heart parishioner, is again offering to accompany you on your spiritual journey, now in a private practice from her home. There is no charge for the first visit, and subsequent sessions are subject to a nominal fee.  If you are interested or have questions, please call Paula at 922-5771 or transmit to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Farmers Market2Tuesday, August 22, will be the final day our farmers from Guy, AR, Tom and Jamie Henry, will be here until next spring.  Be sure to stop and pick up your produce from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the lower parking lot.
Rosary3The Knights of Columbus will continue to recite the Rosary on the fifth Sunday of the month before all Masses.  The weekend of July 29/30 is the next month with a fifth Sunday.  We invite all parishioners to come to Mass 25 minutes early and join us as we use this power of prayer to request Mary's intervention with our intentions.