Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church
Hot Springs Village, Arkansas
1 month unborn babyYour Baby at One Month

As the fertilized egg grows, a water-tight sac forms around it, gradually filling with fluid. This is called the amniotic sac, and it helps cushion the growing embryo.  The placenta also develops. The placenta is a round, flat organ that transfers nutrients from the mother to the baby, and transfers wastes from the baby.  A primitive face will take form with large dark circles for eyes.  The mouth, lower jaw, and throat are also developing. Blood cells are taking shape, and circulation will begin.  The tiny "heart" tube will beat 65 times a minute by the end of the fourth week.  By the end of the first month, your baby is about 1/4 inch long - smaller than a grain of rice!  Please continue to pray for your spiritually-adopted baby and her mother.
Blood Drive 1The 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, July 11, 2017. The church is located near the intersection of Carmona Road and DeSoto Boulevard.

Previous donors at this site with e-mail addresses will be sent an e-mail reminder.  New donors can go to www.redcrossblood.org for detailed information and to schedule an appointment.  Contact Bill Taylor at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 501-922-0959 with questions, to schedule an appointment, or to be place on an e-mail list.
Rosary2Recently the Sacred Heart Rosary Makers achieved a milestone in sending out 80,000 rosaries.  We send out rosaries free-of-charge to countries all over the world to those who request them.  Some of those coutries are: Zimbabwe, Cameroon, India, Tanzania, Philippines, Mexico and Brazil - as well as to other charities in the United States.

Rosary Makers meet once a week year-round in the classroom area after Mass on Thursdays.  We welcome anyone who would like to try making rosaries.  It's easy and fun, but it does take practice.  We donate all the supplies that are used in making the rosaries, and the church provides the shipping expenses.  This is a wonderful ministry. Please consider joining us.  Call Marge Newburn at 922-9047 with any questions.
prayershawlDo you know someone who is in need of the comfort of a prayer shawl that has been blessed by Father Bill or Deacon Bernie?  The Ladies of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Shawl Ministry has a good supply of shawls waiting to comfort those in need.

We meet on the first Tuesday of the month, and would welcome anyone to join us to knit or crochet as we have a good supply of yarn.  Our next meeting is November 1, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. in one of the classrooms.  If more information is needed, call Dee Kapple at 915-9331 or Tille Tylka at 922-4190.
Dickey Stephens Park logoThe Sacred Heart Men's Club is sponsoring a baseball trip to the Traveler's baseball game on Wednesday, June 7. This event is open to all members of the parish and their friends. Those attending will leave the church on buses from the Village at 4:30 p.m. for the trip to the Travelers Park (Dickey-Stephens Park in North Little Rock.  We will start loading the buses at 4:00 p.m. Once there, we will have a two-hour, all-you-care-to-eat dinner of hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, soft drinks, etc. at the food pavilion in the stadium.  Game time is 7:10 p.m., and we will board the buses for the return trip at approximately 10:00 p.m.

The cost for this event is $40 per person, which includes the bus ride, food, and reserved seats. We believe we can easily fill two buses.  There will be prizes.  If you want to attend, please send your check to Buddy Dixon, 5 Sur de Curso Lane, HSV, 71909 ASAP.  Each bus hold 56 passengers; first come, first serve.  So, get your checks in early as your check is your reservation. Make checks payable to Sacred Heart Men's Club, and call Buddy at 922-2811 for more information.  This is NOT a fund raiser for the Men's Club; members are only acting as facilitators.
Spiritual DirectionPaula Doyle, a certified spiritual director since 2001 and Sacred Heart parishioner, is again offering to accompany you on your spiritual journey, now in a private practice from her home. There is no charge for the first visit,and subsequent sessions are subject to a nominal fee.  If you are interested or have questions please call Paula at 922-5771 or transmit to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
seminarians vocations friend bishoptaylorOur annual Seminarian Support Dinner, sponsored by our Knights of Columbus Council 10208, will be held on Friday, July 14, 2017. Tickets will be on sale the weekends of July 1/2 and July 8/9, before and after all Masses.  Dinner will be catered by Chef Johnna. Tickets are $20 each with your choice of (1) Tilapia, (2) Roast Chicken or (3) Prime Rib.  All meals feature salads, delicious sides and Father Bill's famous ice cream!

Ten seminarians, Bishop Taylor, Monsignor Friend and other guests from the diocese will be attending.  Entertainment provided by "Treble in the Village."

Please mark your calendars to attend this special event honoring our seminarians.  Space will be limited.  All money donated will go directly to the Seminarian Fund.  This fund is the foundation for the education of our future priests who will be dedicated to upholding the principles and doctrines of our Catholic faith.  We would like to have you join us, mingle with the seminarians and special guests, and be a part of this special evening.  We have always had a lot of fun at this event with the seminarians in years past and this year promises to be equally enjoyable.
pull tabLadies of the Sacred Heart are still asking for pull tabs from soda or beer cans, soup, vegetable or fruit cans, and pet food cans for the Ronald McDonald House Charity.  There is a box in the A & E hallway cabinet where the tabs can be placed.  Thank you for your support!
Memorial DayThe Fourth of Degree Knights of Columbus will sponsor a Lower Hall reception on Monday, May 29, after the 9:00 a.m. Mass to celebrate Memorial Day.  All parishioners are invited to attend.  Coffee, tea, juice and some finger food will be provided along with some entertainment.
He Is RisenIn response to several parishioner requests, the Knights of Columbus will provide car magnets again this year.  These crosses will be placed in the narthex with a charitable donation box.  Please help yourself, and be generous to cover the cost and help those-in-need.
Mothers Day2The Knights of Columbus will host a Mother's Day Reception on Sunday, May 14 after the 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m Masses in the Lower Hall.  Pastry, fruit, juice and coffee will be served.  Please attend after one of the Masses this Sunday.
VirginMaryIn honor of Mary, our spiritual mother, and in honor of all mothers, we will meet for a day to pray and reflect on the nurturing qualities in our lives.  That day is Thursday, May 11, 2017 at St. Scholastica Retreat Center in Fort Smith, Arkansas.  This day of recollection will be presented by Macrina Widerkehr, OSB who is well-known for her creative writing and retreat ministry.  The cost is $50, and a non-refundable $20 deposit is required to reserve your space for the retreat.  This can be paid by check, credit card, or PayPal. For information, or to register, call 479-783-1135, or access the listed website: www.stscho.org/retreat-registration/.  Join us to enjoy the beautiful tranquility of the Retreat Center.
2017 Womens Saint Scholastica Retreat
Standing: Ann Bowman, speaker Joyce Rupp, Mary Lucas, speaker Macrina Wiederkehr, Valerie Hartnett, Martha Rogers, Paul Doyle, Maureen Halloran. Seated: Evelyn Garrison, Chris Stein, Char Greil, Ann Krawczynski.
The Spiritual Life Committee of Ladies of Sacred Heart recently promoted a Women's Retreat.  Ten ladies of our parish were able to attend at Saint Scholastica Monastery of Benedictine Sisters in Fort Smith, Arkansas.  The theme of the retreat was "The Circle of Life: Journey through the Seasons."  It was a combination of retreat talks, prayer and/or time for contemplation, silence during parts of the retreat, fellowship and Sunday morning Mass in the beautiful chapel at the Monastery.

The weekend was led by speakers Joyce Rupp, an award-winning author and a much sought after retreat speaker and Sister Macrina Wiederkehr, who is a Benedictine Sister at Saint Scholastica, a well-known author and retreat director.
Exercise Would you like to have stronger bones and muscles?  Join the exercise class here at Sacred Heart of Jesus that meets Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 7:50 a.m. in the Upper Hall.  For information, call Eileen Woods at 922-0436 or Mary Parks at 922-3311.
Church Library NewsOur library has many books for your Lenten reading.  Check the featured book shelf on the free-standing book case for the books on Lent.  In addition to those, browse the sections on biographies of the saints (B05), Jesus (B18), meditation (B25), prayer (BG30) and spirituality (B3).  Please check out these items or any other items before removing from the library.
Morning LightA Walt Disney True-Life Documentary titled, "Morning Light," will be shown on Wednesday, May 24, at 6:00 p.m. in the Lower Hall.  The Parish Life Commission will be sponsoring this monthly parish event offering the typical movie snacks - along with a few not-so-typical movie snacks.

Experience a riveting and inspiring true-life adventure aboard the high-tech sloop, Morning Light. Fifteen rookie sailors have one goal in mind - to be part of her crew, racing in the most revered sailing competition on Earth, the Transpac Yacht Race. Only 11 will survive to be part of the grueling 2,225 mile race.  They race, matching wits and skill against experienced professionals and the unforgiving Pacific Ocean.