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Hot Springs Village, Arkansas

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VIRTUSFall VIRTUS training sessions will be held on Monday evenings, September 15 and October 20 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the classroom area.  If you are a new volunteer minister and have not attended a previous training session, you are required to attend to meet the bishop's directive. To register online, go to www.virtus.org, select "Registration," then "Little Rock DIocese," and lastly, "Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church."  Call Russ at 922-1767 with questions.

eggs-sausageThe Knights of Columbus will again be serving breakfast on Sunday, September 14. New parish members are special guests.  All parishioners, friends and neighbors are invited.  The menu includes biscuits and gravy with sausage, scrambled eggs, hash browns and juice, coffee or milk.  We'll be ready to serve you after each of the two Sunday Masses. Breakfast is still $6.00 a plate and kids eat free.  All proceeds are used to fund Knights charitable activities throughout the year.
Treasure SaleThe collection dates for this month are Saturday, September 13, Wednesday, September 17 and Saturday, September 20 from 9:00 a.m. to noon.  Your donations are welcome and appreciated.  Call Chris & Mike Frantz at 922-5877 for special pick-up or Lucy & Marvin Young at 915-8028.
People Playing Miniature Golf Royalty Free Clipart Picture 090519-150324-339042Members will meet Saturday, September 13, at 11:00 a.m. for Miniature Golf and lunch at Charlie's Pizzeria on Highway 7.  Sign-up in the narthex for a new two-hole tournament with lots of laughs and many prizes.  Call Ann at 922-6963 and Eileen at 915-9229 with questions.  In addition to Miniature Golf, Sacred Heart Singles, family and friends, are invited to play cards (Hand & Foot, Five Crowns, Mahjong, etc.) the first and fourth  Wednesdays of each month at 1:00 p.m. in the Upper Hall.
blooddriveThe next Red Cross Blood Drive supported by the Knights of Columbus and hosted by the Village United Methodist Church at 200 Carmona Road, is from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 9.  Previous donors at this site with e-mail addresses have been sent an e-mail reminder. New donors can go to www.redcrossblood.org for detailed information and to schedule an appointment.  Contact John Bodensteiner with questions, or be placed on an e-mail reminder list. Call 915-0339 or e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  Thanks for sharing your "Gift of Life."
Liturgical MinistersSacred Heart has purchased a software scheduling program to assist in the scheduling of volunteer ministries starting out with the Extraordinary Ministers, Servers and Lectors. E-mails and letters have been sent to the volunteers who are currently signed up to serve Sacred Heart Church. There will be three training sessions coming in early September to show you the program, answer questions and help you with this new way of scheduling.

There is one training session available on September 10, 1:00 p.m. in the Lower Hall. You do not need to bring your computer, handouts on the basics will be provided.  If you are a current volunteer, please plan to attend one of these sessions.  If you are interested in becoming any one of the ministry volunteers, come and see what the Ministry Scheduling Pro software is all about.
RosaryWith summer over, Rosary Makers will meet on Thursday, September 11, after the 9:00 a.m. Mass in Classroom C. We invite anyone interested in making mission rosaries to come to our class. Rosary making is fun and easy, and our rosaries are very much needed throughout the world as well as here in the states.  To join Our Lady's Rosary Makers, call Delores Griffin at 501-226-5647 or just come to Classroom C on the 11th of September.
religious education clip artREY classes will begin on Wednesday, September 10 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.  Classes are held for students Kindergarten through High School, and registration is open now.  Call Terry Poldrack at 922-6095 or the church office at 922-2062 for more information.

Many thanks to our REY staff who selflessly volunteer their time each week.  Teachers and class assignments are: Bernadette Kroetz and Elsa Naeger-Kindergarten/First Grade, Aileen Coburn and Gynnie Ambrozich-Second Grade, Rosemary Monarque-Third Grade, Rose Harrigan-Fourth/Fifth Grades, Evelyn Garrison-Junior High, and Deacon John and Nancy Froning-High School.
crosses on field remembrance day clip art 23131Our parish and members of the Village Bible and Faith Lutheran churches are co-sponsoring the Crosses for Life Memorial this year.  All three churches will be displaying crosses for September.  Crosses here were erected on Friday, August 29.  Faith Lutheran Church on DeSoto Boulevard will host an Ecumenical Dedication Service on Sunday, September 7, at 2:30 p.m., with a reception following.  Members of all three churches are invited.  Call either Mary Costello at 922-3915 or Bob Bowman at 922-6619 with questions.











BoySwimmingThe REY Back-to-School picnic for students and their families will be on Sunday, September 7, at 5:00 p.m. at Cortez Beach.  Hot dogs, hamburgers, and drinks will be provided and we are asking each family to bring a side dish (chips, baked beans, salad, etc.) to share.  Please also bring lawn chairs.  The beach has a shallow swimming area, so wear swimsuits if you want to go in the water.  Please RSVP to Terry Poldrack at 922-6095 so we will know how many families to expect.

Registration for new students is open.  Please call the church office at 922-2062 or Terry Polrack at 922-6095 for more information.
KofC LogoAs we see our nation struggle to maintain its identity as a Christian nation, we can look internally, right here in our parish, to find a bastion of faith and fraternity.  The Knights of Columbus was proclaimed by Pope John Paul II "the strong right arm of the church." This declaration is an invitation to those men of our parish who have not yet joined our local Council.  Please join us for our meeting on September 2 in the main hall.  You'll be served an excellent meal, at no cost, socialize a bit with our members and learn more about our organization.  Unity, Charity, Fraternity and Patriotism are our principle tenants......Spirituality is our compass.  If you're interested in joing us this Tuesday evening, call Gary Wolfer at 501-204-1192 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  no later than this Sunday evening, August 31.
prayershawlThe Ladies of the Sacred Heart sponsor a Shawl Ministry for the parish.  Members meet the first Tuesday of the month at 1:00 p.m. in one of the classrooms.  This year's date to begin will be September 2.  New knitters and crocheters are always welcome.

We make shawls for anyone who is ill, old, cold or in need of spiritual comfort.  (We are very grateful that the parish covers our expenses.)  Either Father Bill or Deacon Bernie bless each of the shawls made.  We usually give them out after our monthly meeting of the Ladies of the Sacred Heart on the second Monday morning each month, September through May. You can also call Dee Kapple at 915-9331 if you need a shawl for someone; or, if you need more information.  Please join us.
2014 KofC Convention in Orlando
Knights sing during the Aug. 5 opening Mass of the 132nd Supreme Convention of the Knights of Columbus in Orlando, FL.
Please click on the link below to an article on the 132nd Supreme Convention of the Knights of Columbus that was recently held in Orlando, FL.  The article is taken from Catholic News Service.  http://www.thebostonpilot.com/article.asp?ID=171620
Saint MonicaSt. Monica prayed for her erring son for nine years until he returned to the church.  A priest has assured her that 'no son of these tears' would remain far away.  St. Monica invites us to pray for our erring loved ones.

A novena to St. Monica will begin August 19 after daily Mass, continuing on your own over the weekend, and ending on the Feast of St. Monica on Wednesday, August 27.  Join members of Guild One in this prayer for our loved ones.
Table gamesSacred Heart Singles, family and friends, are invited to play cards (Hand and Foot, Five Crowns, Mahjong, etc.) the first and fourth Wednesdays of each month at 1:00 p.m. in the Upper Hall
choirBritish researchers recently surveyed 375 people who sang in a choir, sang alone, or played on a sports team. All of these activities contribute to emotional well-being, but people in choirs reported feeling happier than those who belted out tunes on their own.  Chorus members also rated their choirs as more meaningful social groups than athletes did their sports teams.  Studies show that the physical synchrony, acting in time with others, of choral singing could promote feelings of unity. (rd.com 2914)

We will soon begin our fall choir program at Sacred Heart. Perhaps you previously sang with a chorus, a church choir or even like to sing in the shower.  Consider joining one of our choir programs soon!  Contact Diane Patterson for the Saturday night choir, 922-6965, or Lynne Border, 231-881-4472, for the Sunday choir, Resurrection choir or as a week-day or weekend cantor.  Come-join in the fun and help us "make a joyful noise unto the Lord!"
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