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Hot Springs Village, Arkansas


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2014 BransonMembers of St. Anthony's Guild are sponsoring a bus trip to Branson, Missouri on November 2-5.  A registration fee of $100, payable to St. Anthony's Guild, is due by April 10.  Registration with deposit should be mailed to Rosemary Miller, 43 Excelso Way, HSV.  Bus, lodging, four Christmas shows, shopping, meals (except two lunch meals while shopping) are included in your cost.  SIngle: $590.  Double: $465.  Triple: $430.  Quad: $410.  Flyers, brochures and registration information is available by contacting Rosemary Miller at 922-5850 or Ann Krawczynski at 922-8665.  Come join the fun and bring a friend!
bake sale1Homemade breads, coffee cakes, muffins, cookies and baked goods will be available for sale both outside and in the Education Rooms for Palm Sunday weekend Masses on Saturday, April 12 and Sunday, April 13.  All Saints Guild invites you to come and support our fundraiser to help the needy in our area while at the same time enjoying some home-made baked goodies.
fishOur parish Men's Club members are sponsoring their annual Fish Bake to be held on April 11 in the Lower Hall.  The menu will include baked domestic Tilapia, specialty green beans, tater tots, coleslaw, rolls and coffee.  Other beverages will also be available from the Refreshment Center.  As a special treat, there will be a selection of Father Bill's homemade ice cream availabe for dessert.  There will be two seatings, 5:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.  Take-outs will also be available.

Tickets are $10.00 when purchased in advance, and $11.00 at the door.  Children under age 12 are half price and children under six eat free.  Purchase your tickets from members of the Men's Club after weekend Masses beginning March 22 or by calling Bill Patterson at 922-6965.  Don't be disappointed; get your tickets early as seating is limited. Come enjoy a great meal and good fellowship while assisting the Men's Club in their support of local charities.
Tomato Soup and a SandwichThe Lenten soup, sandwich and video series will happen once again after the Wednesday 5:00 p.m. Mass during Lent.  (Note: There will not be a 9:00 a.m. Mass during Lent on Wednesdays.)

If you plan to join us for the soup and sandwich meal, you need to sign up in the narthex on the weekend before each Wednesday; or, if necessary, you can call the Church Office at 922-2062 to give your name to Linda Daniels.  Deadline is the Monday before the upcoming Wednesday meal.

As we move into the fifth week of Lent, we will watch a lively presentation of some teachings of our faith through the "What Catholics Believe" series.
2014 Garven Gardens MultiTulips
Spring Tulip Extravaganza - Garvan Woodland Gardens
It's Tulip Time at Garvan Gardens, and the Sacred Heart Singles have arranged for a tour of the gardens for members and guests on Tuesday, April 8, 2014.

Meet at the church at 10:00 a.m. that day as we will begin putting car pools together at 10:15 a.m.  The cost to tour is $10.  If you need a golf cart tour of the garden, another $10.  Call Ann at 922-6963.
reconciliationA Reconciliation Service will be held at Sacred Heart on Thursday, April 3, at 6:00 p.m.  Many priests from the area will be attending to hear individual confessions.  For the remainder of Lent, Father Bill will continue to offer the Sacrament of Reconciliation beginning 45 minutes before Mass, including Wednesday's 5:00 p.m. Mass, as well as 30 minutes before Friday's Stations of the Cross.
2014 Pope FrancisYou are invited next Friday, March 28, after the 6:00 p.m. Stations of the Cross, to join us in the Lower Hall for a one-hour documentary on the life and ministry of Pope Francis.  This documentary was funded in large part by the Knights of Columbus, and is a revealing look at Pope Francis in his years before becoming our Pope.  Come enjoy it!
2014 Michael Cumbie
Michael Cumbie
Our three-day Lenten mission will begin THIS Sunday evening, March 23, at 6:00 p.m. in the church as we welcome Michael Cumbie a nationally renown Catholic Evangelist whose conversion and commitment to Catholicism is both compelling and informative, as he promotes a better understanding of the Catholic faith.  Since everyone may not be able to attend all three evenings, a collection will be taken to support Michael and the Micah Project on each evening of the mission.  This mission will be good for any Christian, all practicing Catholics, as well as those who have been away from the faith. Invite your neighbors and friends to join us for three unforgettable presentations.
Shoes of the FishermanThe Knights of Columbus Council is sponsoring the movie The Shoes of the Fisherman in the Lower Hall immediately following the 6:00 p.m. Stations of the Cross on March 21.  Released in 1968, the movie will be shown in two parts with an 80-minute segment each night. It is a tale of  geopolitical intrigue with a fascinating look at Vatican procedures for electing a new pope.  The movie was nominated for two Academy Awards, and it was a Golden Globe winner.  It stars Anthony Quinn, Laurence Olivier, John Gielgud and David Janssen.  Snacks and a donation refreshment center will be available.
golf1Parish Social Golf will begin on April 13 and will continue on the second Sunday afternoon all the way through the end of September.  Play will start around 2:00 p.m. depending on weather.  All couples and singles are welcome.  We will play a nine-hole scramble format.  If interested, sign-up in the narthex next to the golfer on March 15/16.  You will be notified via e-mail by the end of the month as to where we will be playing.  If you have questions, contact Bob Lennen at 922-1606 or via e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
2014 soup and sandwichThe Lenten soup, sandwich and video series started on Wednesday evening, March 12, at Sacred Heart of Jesus.  The event began with a 5:00 p.m. Mass after which the 185 participants gathered in the Lower Hall for a light supper and video by nationally known evangelist Michael Cumbie.  The video was a prelude to the actual apperance of Michael Cumbie in person for a Lenten Mission at Sacred Heart Church on March 23 to 25th.  The Mass, soup and sandwich, and video event will take place each Wednesday evening during Lent. Visitors are welcome to attend the Wednesday events, but please use the sign-up sheets in the narthex of the church or call the church office at 922-2062.  No sign-up is necessary for the Lenten Mission.
dessertThis year the event will be held on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 after the 9:00 a.m. Mass in the Lower Hall.  Come, bring your favorite baked goods to share with each other.  If you have questions, call Mary Ann at 915-9873 or Don Ritter at 224-659-5001.
eggs-sausageThe Knights of Columbus will once again be serving breakfast on Sunday, March 16.  All parishioners, friends and neighbors are invited.  The menu consists of biscuits and gravy with sausage and scrambled eggs, hashbrowns and juice, coffee or milk.  Come join us for a delicious breakfast with good friends, good food, and great conversation.  We'll be ready to serve you after each of the two Sunday Masses.  Breakfast is still $6.00 a plate and, as always, kids are free. Proceeds go to help fund the many Knights' charitable activites.
cards2Ladies of the Sacred Heart annual card party has been rescheduled for Monday, March 17, in the Lower Hall.  The games begin at 1:00 p.m.  There will be  door prizes, a silent auction and a 50/50 raffle.  Refreshments will be available.  Tickets are $7.00 and must be purchased in advance.  Tickets can be purchased from any Guild member or by calling Carol Barrett at 922-0071.  Proceeds go to support local charities.
2014 Passion and Resurrection Narrative of JesusThe Passion and Resurrection Narratives of Jesus.  

The above Scripture Study will be held starting the week of March 10 on Monday after Mass as facilitated by Karen Ruebush and on Thursday after Mass as facilitated by Deacon Larry Lipsmeyer; then again on Thursday evening at 6:30 p.m. as facilitated by Father Bill Elser.  Please sign up in the narthex so that we can order the related books.  Cost is $15. All sessions will be on the same schedule; so, if you miss your day, you can make it up at one of the other days during the same week.
griefEver wish . . . . you could just talk with someone about your loss?  Or, that there was a safe place to be with others who had sufferd the loss of a loved one . . . and just share what worked for you or talk about what you still struggle with?  There is such a place!  We will begin a Grief Support Group here at Sacred Heart in the Library on Thursday mornings at 10:00 a.m. beginning February 27. There will be six sessions as facilitated by Deacon John, and each one will last about one and a half hour.  The size of the group is limited, so, if you wish to attend, please make a reservation by calling Deacon John at 226-5506 or 226-0935.
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