Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church
Hot Springs Village, Arkansas
In Laws OutlawsNot a new Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church dinner theater yet - but a performance, in which, many of your familiar Sacred Heart of Jesus Church thespians are performing.  "In-Laws, Outlaws, and Other People That Should Be Shot" will be performed on the Woodlands stage on November 4 and 5 at 7:00 p.m. and on November 6th at 2:00 p.m. This is a very clean and funny comedy written by Steve Franco that centers around a family's Christmas eve dinner gathering and some very unwelcome guests.  This HSV Player production is directed by our own Cathy Kraus and stars Ken Silvers, Karen Feckler and Bill Lamoureux.  Get your tickets soon st www.HSVTicketsales.com or stop by any POA office during their working hours of 9:00 a.m. to 2 :00 p.m.
2016 Little Rock Door of MercyThe Adoration Team is planning on taking small groups of adorers on a pilgrimage to the Mercy Door at Our Lady of Good Council on the first Saturday of November, November 5.  We will be leaving from Sacred Heart at 8:15 a.m. and return around 3:30 p.m.  The pilgrimage will consist of praying at the Door of Mercy, quiet time in their Adoration Chapel, Confession, tour of the House of Formation and Mass.  Anyone interested in joining with the Adoration Team is welcome.  If interested, contact Mike Kerwin at 922-1531 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
2016 Treasure Sale Committee ChairsAnother successful Treasure Sale thanks to all of you who volunteered and all of the treasures brought in by the people of the parish.  Without everyone contributing time and treasures, it would not have been the success it was.  Overall, we raised $13,583 for Catholic education and will be split between St. John's School and Our Lady of Fatima School.  It is great that we have such a wonderful parish and when called, will come together for such an important cause.  Once again, a big thank you to everyone.  God bless.
All Souls DayAll Souls Day is Wednesday, November 2.  You are invited to bring framed pictures of your deceased loved ones to church by next weekend (October 29/30) and place them on the designated table in the narthex.  They will eventually be moved to a special table in the front of church where they will remain throughout November. PLEASE put your name and phone number somewhere ont he back of the photo. We will gather at 9:00 a.m. for Mass in the Main Church and then pray for our deceased loved ones at the Sacred Heart Columbarium following Mass; then, at CedarVale Cemetery at 10:45 a.m. for the same purpose.
Rosary3On the fifth Sunday of October, the Knights of Columbus are sponsoring recitation of the rosary, twenty minutes before Mass on Saturday and Sunday, October 29/30. Please join us to spend time before Mass with our Blessed Mother.
food basketOnce again this year we will be delivering baskets of food and presents to needy families in the Fountain Lake, Jessieville and Mountain Pine areas.  At Thanksgiving we deliver food for a Thanksgiving dinner.  At Christmas time we will deliver a substantial amount of food as well as presents and a certificate for shoes for the children in the family.  If you can deliver a basket at either Thanksgiving or Christmas, please contact Ed Keearns, 922-3832, or transmit an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  The delivery can be made anytime 10 days prior to the holiday.
Blood DriveThe next Blood Drive as supported by the parish Knights of Columbus and hosted by the Village United Methodist Church on Carmona Road, will be held Tuesday, November 10, from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  New donors can go to www.redcrossblood.org for detailed information and to schedule an appointment. Previous donors at this site with e-mail addresses have been sent an e-mail reminder. Contact Scott Luchesi at 501-204-4101 with questions or to be placed on the reminder list.
baby bottlelPlease remember to return your baby bottles to the playpen in the narthex.  Watch for the final report of this campaign and the new ultrasound macine that you are primarily responsible for. More to come ..........
The Book ThiefMark your calendar for October 26, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. for Parish Movie Night.  We will be showing the movie "The Book Thief," starring Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson and Sophie Nelisse.  The movie is based on a  best-selling book about a girl who transforms the lives around her during World War II.  Popcorn and dinks will be available.  Won't you please join us?
Pastoral CouncilPrayerfully consider the following, if you are willing and able to assist, by nominating candidates for election to the Sacred Heart Pastoral Council for an election to be held November 5-6.

The bylaws of the Pastoral Council state that there are to be nine members.  At the end of 2016, four members will step down from the Council.  Forms and the nominations box will remain in the narthex for nominees to the Pastoral Council to represent the Commissions of Education, Liturgy, Parish Life, and  Social Justice and Charitable Outreach.  Each elected member serves for two years and is a liaison between his/her Commission and the Pastoral Council.  The Commissions and the Council meet six times each year.  There are pink forms in the narthex that explain the responsibilities of each Commission.  The election is scheduled for the weekend of November 5-6.

Questions about the nominations/election process can be directed to the Pastoral Council Election Committee:  Pamela Cox at 915-0222, Rose Harrigan at 915-0314 or Renee Steinpreis at 922-4480.




 
6 Month Unborn BabyThis month continues to be a period of rapid growth.  At 24 weeks, your baby can suck his thumb and hiccup.  Your baby's brain is developing rapidly.  Fatty sheaths which transmit electrical impulses along nerves are forming.  Baby girls will develop eggs in their ovaries during this month.  Bones are becoming solid.  Your baby is almost fully formed and looks like a miniature human.  However, because the lungs are not well developed and the baby is still very small, a baby cannot usually live outside the uterus at this stage without highly specialized care.  By the end of the sixth month, your baby will be around 11 to 14 inches long and will weigh about 1 to 1.6 pounds.  Please continue to pray for this special child of God.
baby bottlelThe Knights of Columbus Council 10208 will conduct a Baby Bottle Campaign beginning October 1 and ending October 30.  The goal this year is to complete our goal of 2015 in purchasing an ultrasound machine for New Beginnings Pregnancy Resource Center in Benton.  The cost is expected to be $30,000; however, if we raise half, the Knights Supreme Council will contribute the remaining half.  We expect that this campaign will put us over the top, as your generosity last year totaled $6,820.

Ultrasound machines are saving lives of babies every day where they are used. What a great feeling it is when you know that you have helped save a life!  Please take a Baby Bottle as you leave today and return it with your generous donation to the baby playpen in the narthex.  Please open your heart and generosity to these beautiful unborn children of God.  Thank you.
Family Assistance1The mission of Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church Family Assistance is to provide help to those in need within our community, and to serve Our Lord Jesus Christ by proclaiming His Good News through these acts of assistance.  The committee helps those in need utilize community resouces and provide direst aid whenever possible.

Our committee started this year with a $15,000 budget, and we received an additional $3,059 in donations from individuals and other sources.  To date we have spent $17,017.52, and have assisted 31 families, including 57 children. Twenty-one of these families were assisted with monetary help of some kind.  It may have been rent, utility help, food, medical bills or transportation assistance.  We were also able to help the other families receive assistance from other agencies or charitites.  In addition, we provided food with the family food boxes from Project Hope, helped families move, helped people locate needed furniture, and assisted in helping provide transportation.  In partnership with the Knights of Columbus, we provided two families with home construction needs.

If this activity looks interesting to you, just contact one of our members for more information as we can always use more help.  Our committee members are:  Tom Ament, Dick Hill, Pamela Cox, Sheila Harrison, Ed Keearns, Marvin Young, Wayne Kapple and Gary Wolfer.
2016 big bandThe Village Big Band will present a free concert, Songs of Inspiration and Patriotism with a Beat, at Presbyterian Kirk in the Pines on Sunday, October 23, at 3:00 p.m.  The concert will feature some very well known hymns and patriotic pieces performed in the Village Big Band style. Randy Toney, Kirk choir director will be a featured soloist. Donna Toney, organist/pianist at the Kirk, will be subbing for regular keyboard player Steve Fetcko.  Sacred Heart Parishioners Hal Thompson (alto sax) and Maureen Morgan (vocals) invite you to attend this event.
Sparkle10372751 754291234615010 1855737959321503488 nTickets for the Ladies of the Sacred Heart FashionShow, "Fashionably Fun" to be held Monday, October 24, are currently on sale. Tickets are $17 each and can be purchased from your guild captains or calling Marty Schnoebelen at 501-204-9178.  The fashion show will be held in the Lower Hall at Sacred Heart Church.

Fashions will be presented by Accesssory Gallery and Sparkle in Hot Springs.  A delicious salad lunch, prepared by Casa Coronado, will be served.  A silent auction, door prizes and raffles will also be part of the event with proeeds going to local charities.  The fashion show is open to the public.
2016 Mount St. Marys Little RockThis one-day event will be held Sunday, November 6, 2016 in the McCauley Center at Mount Saint Mary Academy in Little Rock for students in Junior High grades 6-8.  This year's theme is" "He is the Way to Love" and will be presented by Oddwalk Ministries.  The day is filled with fun, games, praise and worship, and presentations by the Oddwalk group. The cost to attend is $40 per person.  Register your parish, download and return the registration packet with fee to the Youth Ministry Office at the Diocese of Little Rock.  Contact Trish Gentry at 501-664-0340, extension 418, for more information.