Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church
Hot Springs Village, Arkansas
Scrambled eggs and baconThis Sunday, January 24, the Knights of Columbus invite everyone to their delicious parish breakfast.  We will be offering a trial change to the meat portion on the menu by adding BACON to the biscuits and gravy, scrambled eggs in addition to hashbrowns and juice, coffee or milk.  We will be welcoming new parishioners who will be guests of the Knights. Please join us in welcoming them to the Sacred Heart family.  Monsignor Malone will also attend the breakfast after the 10:00 a.m. Mass.  Please help us celebrate his 92nd birthday. Breakfast is only $6.00 a plate. See you there!

BabyThe babies we spiritually adopted are due to be born January 11, 2016.  To welcome them into the world, we are planning a Parish Baby Shower.  All parishioners are invited to participate. Please purchase a baby item and bring it to the church, UNWRAPPED, beginning Saturday, January 2, and no later than Sunday, January 17.  The Ladies of the Sacred Heart can consider this their "something extra" for January, and bring the gifts to the general meeting that morning.  A display area wll be set up where the gifts can be left.  The donated items will be sorted and then delivered to Catholic Adoption Services in Little Rock and the local Pregnancy Centers.  Items specifically requested are: Preemie and other newborn clothes, newborn Pampers, size one and two Pampers, scent-free/no additive baby wipes and diaper bags.  Disposable diapers, all sizes, are aways needed. Also needed are crib sheets, blankets and clothing up to 18 months.  Please do not wrap your gift.  For more information, contact Edie Gray at 922-4694 or Mary Costello at 922-3915.
mass-for-life-Bishop Taylor-2016Bishop Anthony B. Taylor will celebrate the annual Mass for Life at 12:05 p.m., Sunday, January 17 at the Cathedral of St. Andrew in downtown Little Rock.  Prior to the Mass, a Rosary for Life will be held at 11:30 a.m.  Anyone who has lost a child is invited to sign the Book of Innocents in their memory.  Red roses will be placed near the altar to honor these children and their families during Mass.

Each year, this Mass is celebrated to mark the anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton decisions that legalized abortion in the United States.  The event is an opportunity for Catholics statewide to come together and pray for an end to abortion.

A prayer vigil, in the form of eucharistic adoration, will be held from 6:30 p.m. Saturday, January 16 to 8 a.m. Sunday, January 17 at the Cathedral.  Central Arkansas parishes have been assigned to pray at the Cathedral.

Following the Mass for Life, the 38th annual March for Life will begin at 2 p.m.  The staging area for the march will be at Battery and Wolfe streets behind the State Capitol.  Marchers will circle around the Capitol and end at the Capitol steps where a brief program will be held including prayer and talks from religious and community leaders.

For more information about the Mass, call Anne Dierks at 501-664-0340.  To learn more about the march for Life, contact the Arkansas Right to Life at 501-663-4237.

Complimentary chili and hot dogs will be served following the march by the Knights of Columbus Council #6253 at 6253 Camp Robinson Road in North Little Rock.
potluck2The Sacred Heart Singles will host their Potluck and Games Night on Monday, January 11, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. in the Lower Hall.  Please bring a dish to share.  Also, bring your neighbors and friends for food, fellowship and fun.  Sign-up in the narthex or call Ann at 922-6963 with questions.
8 month fetusYour baby is 14 to 16 inches long.  His weight is about 2.5 to 3 pounds.  Taste buds have developed, and fat layers are forming.  Your baby's skin is wrinkled and red.  If born at this time, he would be considered premature and would require special care. Please continue to pray for this special child of God!
EpiphanyWe invite all parishioners to come together in celebration of the Christmas season at our second Crock Pot Supper on Sunday, January 3, 2016 at 4:30 for social gathering and dinner at 5:00 p.m. in the Lower Hall.  The next two weekend we will give you the opportunity to sign-up and bring (if you can), either a crock pot of your favorite soup, stew, chili, OR some bread, cornbread, crackers or dessert.
Mary Mother of GodThe Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God is a Holyday of Obligation and will be celebrated here at Sacred Heart at two Masses, Thursday, December 31, at 4:00 p.m. and Friday, January 1, at 9:00 a.m.  Please make it a priority in your week to participate in one of these Masses.
Christmas Eve Vigil Mass December 24 04:00 p.m.
Christmas Midnight Mass December 25 12:00 a.m.
Christmas Day Mass December 25 09:00 a.m.

Special music for the Midnight Mass and Christmas Day Mass will be provided by the Combined Choirs of Sacred Heart beginning at 11:30 p.m. on Christmas Eve and at 8:30 a.m. on Christmas Day.
Happy New YearThe Knights of Columbus will again sponsor the New Year's Eve Party on December 31 in the Lower Hall.  Happy Hour begins at 6:00 p.m. with dinner at 7:00, catered by Whitman's.  Dancing to the Blue Velvet Band at 8:00 p.m. will follow until the ball drops at 11:00 p.m. (midnight, New York time).  Dinner will include appetizer of fruit cocktail, followed by Caesar salad and rolls, choice of prime rib of New York strip steak and lobster, potatoes gratin, vegetable and assorted desserts.  Party favors, champagne and all set-ups are provided and BYOB.  Dress is semi-formal.  Table reservations can be obtained from Russ Harrison, 922-1767.  Cost is $37.50 per person with checks made payable to Knights of Columbus and mailed to Russ Harrison, 38 Doscientos Circle, HSV, AR, 71909 to be received by December 29. Please indicate your choice of entree with your payment.  This event is open to everyone in the community, so reserve early and bring your friends and welcome in the New Year 2016!
There will be additional times offered for the Sacrament of Reconciliation in preparation for Christmas as follows:

Saturday December 19 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tuesday December 22 09:30 am - 10:30 am
Wednesday December 23 09:30 am - 10:30 am
Thursday December 24 09:30 am - 10:30 am

Also, remember the Sacrament is available every Saturday from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. and before all weekday Masses from 8:20 to 8:40 a.m.
red ornamentIf you do not already have an ornament on our parish Christmas Tree, please bring a RED ornament with your name affixed, for the tree.  There is a place in the narthex to deposit ornaments.
Petit Jean spiral hamThe Knights of Columbus are proud to partner with Petit Jean Meats to offer their various ham and turkey products just in time for your Christmas feast, or to ship to family and friends for the perfect present!  There is a brochure with order forms in this bulletin, or we will have two tables set-up the next two weekends to take orders.  You can order on December 12 and 13 at the 4:00 p.m., 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. Masses, or December 19 and 20 at the same Masses. Orders can either be shipped anywhere in the United States or picked-up at the church on Tuesday, December 22.  All proceeds go to buy Christmas gifts for children-in-need in our area.  We are on track to make this their best Christmas ever.  We appreciate your support!
KraemergoldmedalOnce again Kraemer Cheese gift boxes will be available for your Christmas gift giving. Remember, if you have the gift boxes shipped to the Village, there is no tax or shipping charges; or, you can have Kraemer's ship them for you and there again - no tax, but a nominal shipping fee.

Click here to get a list of boxes and prices.  Please contact Ed Miller at cell 501-282-2641 or transmit an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  All orders should be given to Ed as soon as possible after the first of December to make sure your products are available and they are shipped on time. We will also be receiving a huge order of cheese and sausage products in early December.
Christmas ChoirParishioners who would like to join our Christmas Combined Choir are welcome to join us for practice beginning Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at 4:15 p.m. in the choir area of the Main Church.  The Combined Choir will be singing for Midnight Mass and the 9:00 a.m. Christmas Day Mass.  Call Lynne Border at 922-2062, extension 13, for more information.
Holiday PartyCome one, come all to the Sacred Heart Men's Club as they host their "Holiday" Party and Dinner for their wives and guests on Tuesday, December 15.  This joyous event is open to all in the parish.  A fun evening is planned with a music program by the Gospel singing group, Rejoice.  A fabulous dinner will be served at your table: Caesar Salad, a choice of Prime Rib, Stuffed Chicken Rollatini, or Salmon with cranberry/orange chutney.  These items will be paired with baked potato, asparagus, rolls, butter and a dessert tray assortment.  The cost of the meal is $18 per person.  You can reserve a table for eight with payment of $144.  Send checks to Bill Patterson at 7 Doscentos Lane, HSV, 71909.  It is VERY IMPORTANT that you include your choice of entree with your check.  The deadline for reservations is 1:00 p.m., December 13.  For more information call Bill at 922-6965 or e-mail him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Dress code is "holiday casual."  Seating is limited; please make your reservations early.
ChristmastreeAll women are invited to attend our Christmas Brunch on Monday, December 14, after the 9:00 a.m Mass.  Join us for music and fun.  Tickets are $13.  Contact either Gwen Auel at 922-1901 or Arlene Giedt at 922-9212.  Ask your friends and neighbors.  All are welcome!