Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church
Hot Springs Village, Arkansas
2016 SubiacoMembers of the Knights of Columbus, along with their spouses, are invited to the September Fall Spiritual Retreat, September 9, 10, 11.   Retreat Master is Father Michael Hinken who will present his topic, "Mary, Queen of Knights."  Please consider this spiritual opportunity to enrich you, provide fellowship, good food, and time for individual reflection.  You can interact with the monks and absorb the history of Subiaco Abbey.  To attend, please contact Randy Schnoeblelen, Knights of Columbus State Council, State Church Director, at 915-0313.
school suppliesWe are looking forward to starting our 2016/17 joy-filled year Monday, September 12, after the 9:00 a.m. Mass.  Please come join us and invite a friend.

September is our School Supply Month for which we ask you to bring basic school supplies, including facial tissues, hand sanitizers, etc.  Mountain Pine Teacher Mrs. Wilhite (Computer/Reading Interventionist) has expressed a need for headphones (class set-30).  No speaker is scheduled for this month so we can all socialize and reqcquaint.

Looking forward to seeing all of you!
Project RachelDo you feel alone, hurting or unforgiven from a past abortion?  The Respect Life Office through Project Rachel, is starting a support group, beginning the second week in September.  The spiritual journey last 11 weeks, with small groups of 6-8. Groups will be formed in Little Rock, Rogers/Springdale and Hot Springs areas.  All names and meeting places are held confidentially.  For details, call 501-664-0340, extension 357.  All inquiries must be made by September 12, 2016.
Blood DriveThe next Blood Drive supported by the Knights of Columbus and hosted by the Village United Methodist Church at 200 Carmona Drive, will be held Tuesday, September 13, from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Previous donors at this site with e-mail addresses have been sent an e-mail reminder.  New donors can go to for detailed information and to schedule an appointment.  Contact Scott Luchesi at 501-204-4101 with questions or to be placed on the reminder list.
crosses on field remembrance day clip art 23131Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, the Village Bible Church and Faith Lutheran Church are again co-sponsoring the Crosses for Life Memorial this year.  All three churches will be displaying the crosses for the month or September.  This Memorial is a statewide outreach project of Arkansas Right to Life, and has been displayed in various locations throughout the state since January, 2000.  These white crosses represent approximately 3,700 pre-born children who die each day in the United States as a result of induced abortion.

A brief Ecumenical Dedication Service will be held on Sunday, August 28, at 2:00 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church, 1196 DeSoto Boulevard, followed immediately by a reception in the church hall. Members of all three churches are invited to participate in this event.  This is a great opportunity for us, as Catholics, to socialize with our brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus.  Please join us.  For information, call Mary Costello at 922-3915 or Bob Bowman at 922-6619.
Religious EdSacred Heart Parish is in need of a coordinator of religious education for our youth. Since we have such a small number of youth, this is a very part-time position that pays a monthly stipend.  Those with a Theology degree, or at least Catechist certification, are preferred, though not necessarily required.  Call Father Bill as soon as possible if you are interested at 501-209-2502.
Chris Gleason Chair
Frank Cox Upcoming Chair - 2018
Dave Witchger Finance
Mike Garstecki Finance
Gerald Krawczynski Floor Sales
Chris Gleason Hall Set-up
Tom Yerina Hall Set-up
Mike Frantz Information & Pick-up
Claudia Keearns Pricing & Sorting
Kathy Geske Publicity
Larry Lipsmeyer Miscellaneous
See the Information Sheet and Volunteer Sign-up Form inserted in today's bulletin.  Become the most essential element in the success of our parish-wide Treasure Sale by volunteering to work on it and/or donating household items to it.  We need YOU to accomplish the goal of the Treasure Sale in providing funds for tuition assistance and furthering Catholic educational opportunities for students at Our Lady of Fatima and St. John's Catholic Schools.
Spiritual DirectionWe can find wisdom in the most prosaic places, like popular singers and songs.  Come talk about this, or other bits of wisdom gleaned from your own spiritual experiences, in a confidential and sacred place with our parish Spiritual Director, Paula Doyle.  E-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  There is no cost, but there is a benefit!
Spirituality and prayerFather Mike Hinken will lead the rosary and a teaching the first Wednesday of each month at 6:00 p.m.  On the third Wednesday of each month, he will facilitate a Bible Study session in which participants are asked to bring along their bibles at 6:00 p.m. Both sessions will be held in the Lower Hall.  All parishioners are welcome.
Funeral In Loving MemoryIn the Year of Mercy we should remember that one of the corporal works of Mercy is to bury the dead.

Sacred Heart has a funeral ministry that consists of women who prepare the church for a funeral, greet the family members of the deceased, and help those who attend the funeral.  Currently there are thirteen women signed up for this ministry, with eight active participants.  The members work in pairs, and have been a much appreciated service to the families.  The more people participate, the wider the service can be spread.  If you can find it within yourself to help with this work of mercy, and it is not limited to women, please call Libby Dyer at 922-9443.
2016 War RoomJoin us Wednesday, August 24, at 5:30 p.m. for refreshments and then, the movie "War Room" which starts at 6:00 p.m. This movie is a compelling faith drama about Tony and Elizabeth Jordan who have it all - great jobs, a beautiful daughter, and their dream house.  But appearances can be deceiving.  Tony and Elizabeth's world is actually crumbling under the strain of a failing marriage.  While Tony basks in his professional success and flirts with temptation, Elizabeth resigns herself to increasing bitterness.  Their lives take an unexpected turn when Elizabeth meets her newest client, Miss Clara, and is challenged to establish a "war room" and a battle plan of prayer for her family.  As Elizabeth tries to fight for her family, Tony's hidden struggels come to light.  Tony must decide if he will make amends to his family and prove Miss Clara's wisdom that victories don't come by accident.  There is a life lesson to be learned, and you will also enjoy this movie!  Please join us!
PlanIn late 2015, eleven parishioners established an endowment for Sacred Heart Church to provide an annual payment to the church for charitable outreach programs.  At present, this endowment is $12,500 and will provide an annual payout of $500 (4%). The larger the endowment amount, the larger the payout for charitable use.  This endowment was set-up under the HSV Community Foundation and is under the fiduciary care of the statewide Arkansas Community Foundation.  Anyone can contribute to this endowment. Please consider this endowment for a donation of any kind, and please include the Sacred Heart Church Endowment in your will when doing your estate planning.  Please consult the church website ( under the Parish information tab for more information about the Endowment, or call Carolyn Bowers, 915-8022.
Altar ServersEucharistic MinistersVolunteers are needed for the Extraordinary Ministers and Servers for Sacred Heart Church. We have several volunteers who have moved, and some are out because of illness.  We need new volunteers!

If you are new to Sacred Heart Church and have served in your prior parish, please consider bringing your expertise to our ministries.  We need you!  If you have been here awhile and would like to step-up and help, this is an excellent place to start!

Let Father Bill know if you would like to be an Altar Server.  If you would like to be an Extraordinary Minister and distribute the Precious Body and Blood of Jesus, please contact Deacon Larry.  We would love to have you.  For more information, contact Renee Steinpreis at 922-4480 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
casalogo08The Catholic Arkansas Sharing Appeal continues in our parish and throughout the state.  The generosity of Catholics throughout Arkansas will provide needed support for a variety of ministries, including Catholic Charities, Catholic schools, college campuses and Youth as well as the desperately needed renovations at the St. John's Retreat building in Little Rock. If you have not made a pledge or one-time gift, please do so as soon as possible. Envelopes are in the pews and in the narthex.

Choir-CantorWith the summer rapidly approaching, the Sacred Heart Sunday Choir will soon be taking some well deserved time off.  But that doesn't mean we stop singing! Just like the Servers and Extraordinary Ministers, the Music Ministry has lost several Cantors recently due to illness and relocation. So, we are in need of some willing volunteers to act as Cantors - Leaders of Song. 

While the ministry does require some solo singing, the most important part is announcing the hymn numbers and getting the congregation started during the hymn and sung parts of the Mass.  We would love to work with you, to bring you along at your own pace, and to help you feel comforatable in this ministry.

We have a need at both the 8:00 a.m. and the 10:00 a.m. Mass, and are very flexible in working with your schedule.  If you have an interest, please contact Lynne Border at 922-2062, extension 13, or e-mail her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

AARP Driver SafetyThe AARP Driver Safety Course is schedule for Thursday, August 25 from 12:30 to 5:00 p.m.  Sign-up for the one-day course in the building hallway of Sacred Heart.  Class will be held in the Upper Hall.  Bring your driver's license and AARP Card, along with a check made payable to AARP for $15 each for AARP members and $20 each for non-members.  Call Judy Zitko at 915-8547 for more information.