Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church
Hot Springs Village, Arkansas
Bells of St. MarysThe Knights of Columbus will sponsor the next Movie Night scheduled for Thursday, January 18. 2018.  Pizza and drinks will be served starting at 5:15 p.m., with the movie, "The Bells of St. Mary's," with Bing Crosby starting at 6:00 p.m.  Popcorn and drinks will be served before and during the movie.  The ping pong tables will be set up in the Upper Hall at 5:00 p.m.  Try a game before pizza and movie!  Come one, come all!
Spaghetti DinnerWHAT:  A delicious Knights of Columbus prepared and served Spaghetti Dinner!  We serve family-style, with salad, pasta, marinara sauce, meatballs, garlic bread and dessert.  A donation refreshment center will also offer wines, brews, sodas, and other adult refreshments.  Coffee is gratis.

WHEN:   Saturday evening, January 20, at 5:15 p.m. after the 4:00 p.m. Mass.

WHERE:  The Lower Hall of the church.  Doors open and seating accommodated after 5:00 p.m.

WHY:  Ticket proceeds of 100% go to charity.  The dinner costs for this meal were underwritten by Anna Suttor.

TICKET:  $8.00 each.  Get your tickets this weekend, before or after all Masses.  We, again, expect a sellout for this well-received dinner at such a reasonable price.  With only 220 tickets available, don't delay!  Reserved tables of eight can be arranged with ticket salespersons.

TAKE-AWAY:  Sorry, no take-away.  To provide fast, hot and responsive service to diners, we will not be able to provide take-away service, except for a few "shut-in" parishioners on a "by-exception" and prearranged basis.
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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.
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.  The next date we meet is Wednesday, January 24.
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!
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 15.  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.
eggs sausageThe Knights of Columbus invite everyone to stay for a Parish Breakfast in the Lower Hall after Masses on Sunday, January 14.  The menu includes biscuits, gravy, hash browns, sausage and eggs, and juice, coffee or milk.  New parish members are special guests, and breakfast is only $6.00 a plate.  As always, children 12 and under eat free.
handandfootSchedules for January-May are in white envelopes with your name alphabetically listed and can be found in the narthex.  Look for a box marked HAND & FOOT.  Please pick-up your envelope.  Call Ann Krawczynski at 501-915-9629.
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 Lynne - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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.
Blood DriveThe next blood drive, supported by the Knights of Columbus and hosted by the Village United Methodist Church at 200 Carmona Road, is scheduled for 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 9, 2018.  The church is located near the intersection of Carmona Road and DeSoto Boulevard.  Contact Bill Taylor at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 501-922-0959, to schedule an appointment.  You may also call Connie Shoemaker at 501-922-4891; walk-ins are welcome.
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.
Pastoral CouncilIn the election for members of the Pastoral Council and its commissions, 547 ballots were submitted.  The parishioners to serve on each commission are:

Education Commission Evelyn Garrison
Liturgy Commission Mary Ann Farner
Parish Life Commission Sherrie Nichols
Jennifer Rivera
(Appointed)
Social Justice and
Charitable Outreach

Dick Hill

The Election Committee thaks all parishioners who participated, and especially thanks all candidates.
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.
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.