Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church
Hot Springs Village, Arkansas
Donuts and Coffee    
What Coffee, Donuts, Fellowship
When Sunday, March 19, after 10:00 a.m. Mass
Where Follow the signs after 10:00 Mass
Why Parishioner suggestion, Parish Life sponsored
social time, each third Sunday of the month in 
which a K/C breakast is not scheduled, excludes
summer months
Who The special person which God made = YOU
Dinner TheaterGreat news on the horizon! Our third annual "SHJ Dinner Theater" has been scheduled for May 19, 20 and 21.  That's a Friday and Saturday evening with something new - a Sunday Matinee.  Mark your calendars . . .  You'll love our delicious meal and "sell out" performance!  More news on auditions and ticket sales as we get closer to show time!
Saint Joseph 2Celebrate his Solemn feast Monday, March 20, 2017.  Mass at 9:00 a.m. followed by blessing of our Saint Joseph baked goods table in classroom A & B.  Come share your favorite "goodies" with each other.  Call Don Ritter at 224-659-5001 with questions.
Rosary3You are invited to join in a Rosary for Traditional Marriage this Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 12:00 Noon.  The Rosary will be recited on the front lawn at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church (weather permitting).  We will go inside if weather so dictates.  For questions, call Jim Goodson at 501-226-5312 or e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Choir CantorHoly Week contains some of the most sacred and beautiful liturgies of the year which are made more meaningful when we lift our voices together in song and worship along with our Choir.  If you are one of our wonderful parishioners who sings out 'with gusto' from the congregation, we would love to have you. Proficiency in music is not required, just the ability to sing on key and the desire to be involved. Rehearsals will be every Wednesday 1:30 p.m. in the Choir area in the church. Call Choir Director Lynne Border at 922-2062, extension 13.
card gamesThe LOSH card party this year called MARCH MADNESS is Monday, March 27, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.  Those of you who did not purchase tickets from Guild Captains of the Ladies of the Sacred Heart but would like to get a group together to play card games or other games, please call Carol Barrett at 922-0071 for tickets.  Tickets are $7.00 each.

The card party is held in the upper and lower halls of the church and has been a sell-out for the last few years.  Doors open at 12:30 p.m. for the silent auction. There will be a 50/50 raffle with multiple winners and out famous gift baskets will again be offered as door prizes along with many other prizes.  Please join us, and call Carol for tickets today.


Barb Potter, chair for our Silent Auction, is asking for donations for the card party.  Works of art, small decorative items, gently-used jewelry and other items looking for a good home will be appreciated.  Please call Barb at 226-3246 to bring the item(s) to the next general meeting on Monday, March 13.

All proceeds for this event will be distributed to local charities sometime in May along with other monies collected from previous fund raisers during our 2016-17 season.
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, March 7, 2017, from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  New donors can go to 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.
fishThe Sacred Heart of Jesus Men's Club Annual Charities Fish Bake will be held on Friday, March 3, 2017.  Everyone is invited.  There will be two seatings: 5:00 and 6:30 p.m.  The doors will open 20 minutes prior to.  Menu includes Baked Domestic Tilapia, Tater Tots, Specialty Green Beans, Cole Slaw, Rye Bread and Coffee.  Additional beverages will be available at the donation Refreshment Center.  In addition, Father Bill's famous homemade ice cream will be available for a donation.

Tickets are $12 per person.  Children under 12 years are half the adult price, and children under 6 years get a free meal. Tickets will be sold before and after the Masses on the weekends of February 18/19 and 25/26.  Carry-outs will be available, and tables of eight can be reserved.  Contact Jim at 501-915-8496.
Many HandsThe Church Decorating Committee needs volunteers to help decorate the church for a few major events like Easter and Christmas. Become a part of the beautification team by calling Marty Schnoebelen at 204-9178 or Carol Cruz at 922-1428.
BusWe invite all women of the parish and their friends to join us on a fun trip to Dallas.  We will be staying at the Wyndham Dallas Suites, Park Plaza.  Visit includes a tour of Dallas Historical Sites, JFK Assassination Site and Museum, Bush Museum, Canton Flea market, Paul Michael Company, Reunion Tower, Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, Play at AT&T Performing Art Theater and Allen Outlet Mall.  Cost (inclusive) for double room is $725, (most meals included). Single, triple and quad avalable.  A $200 deposit is due with registration by May 1.  First come, first serve.  Contact Rosemary Miller at 922-5850 or 922-8801.  E-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Brochures and registration forms on shelf in hallway entrance to church.
2017 Coversion by Bishop BarronWhen you hear the word "conversion," what comes to mind? Catholicism defines "conversion" as a life long process of turning one's attention and energy toward an ever-deepening relationship with Christ.  Join in Bishop Robert Barron's eight-week, DVD-based program, Conversion:  Followng the Call of Christ.  Using six stories from the Bible, Bishop Barron demonstrates how ordinary people are met by Jesus and called to a better life through Him.

Conversion will begin in the week of February 12 and extend for eight weeks, ending in the week of April 2.  There will be one 75-90 minutes meeting each week that will be devoted to discussion and the viewing of Bishop Barron's DVD presentation of a biblical story. Parishioners can choose to sign up for one of three groups, each with its own facilitator(s).  Two groups will meet in the morning at 9:45 a.m. on Wednesday (Don Ritter and Mike Kerwin, co-facilitators) and Thursday (Tom Canavan and Joan Smith, co-facilitators); one group will meet on Wednesday evening at 6:00 p.m. (Dave Johnston, facilitator).  Sign-up sheets will be in the narthex through February 12.

Each participant will be asked to purchase a Study Guide by Bishop Barron for $11.25.  The Guide, which will be distributed at the first meeting, directs participants to passages from the Bible and the Catechism of the Catholic Church and includes questions designed to encourage prayerful meditation.
griefDo you wish there was a safe place where you could be with others who have suffered the loss of a loved one and just share what worked for you and what you still struggle with? There is such a place! We will begin another Grief Support Group here at Sacred Heart that will meet in Classroom D on Tuesday mornings at 10:00 a.m. beginning January 24. There will be six weekly sessions facilitated by Deacon John.  Each session will last one and a half hours.  If you know someone who is grieving and could use support - anyone, they don't have to be a parishioner - invite them to attend. The size of the group is limited, so if you wish to attend, please make a reservation by calling Deacon John at 226-9035 or e-mailing him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
mardi gras maskThe Knights of Columbus will be hosting a Mardi Gras Dinner and Dance on "Fat Tuesday," February 28. Festivities will begin at 5:00 p.m. with Happy Hour bring your own drink-of-choice with set-ups available), then a 6:00 p.m. dinner of Shrimp Creole, Jambalaya, salad, French bread and dessert, followed by music and dancing at 7:00 p.m.  There also will be live and silent auctions to participate in.  All monies raised will be going to local charities supported by the Knights.  Ticket sales of $18 each or table reservations for eight at $144, will be coordinated at all Masses February 18/19.  Invite your friends and neighbors as this is not a parish only event.  We are limited to the first 200 tickets sold, and tickets have sold out quidkly in the past.  For questions, contact Scott Krantz at 501-781-6493.
VIRTUSFebruary VIRTUS training will be offered on Monday evening, February 27, 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 that all volunteer ministers be in compliance with this diocesan program. Please register online at website select "registration," then "Little Rock Diocese" and "Sacred Heart of Jesus at Hot Springs Village."  Select the date and follow instructions for the background check which is mandatory.  Any questions, call Russ Harrison, 922-1767.
food basketThank you to all who participated in the 2016 Sacred Heart Basket Program! Without the many parishioners who contributed money to the basket fund and shoe fund, those who delivered the baskets, volunteer help in getting and distributing food from Project Hope, and those who provided presents from the Angel Tree, we would not be able to help our neighbors in need.

These are a few interesting statistics.  During 2016 we delivered 36 baskets at Easter, 28 during the summer, 48 at Thanksgiving and 52 at Christmas for a total of 164 baskets. The families receiving the 164 baskets included 437 children - for a total of 579 people.

We received $10,050 in donations to the basket fund during 2016 and $1,478 in donations to the Village Outreach Shoe Fund.  At Christmas we gave 456 presents, most of which were from the Angel Tree, and 127 shoe certificates to the children in the families receiving baskets.  Lastly, about 91 volunteers delivered the baskets, many of whom delivered more than one basket.  Thanks again for your continued, dedicated support in helping with this program!
French Toast 1The Knights of Columbus will be serving breakfast on Sunday, February 19. The menu includes French Toast, Link sausage, hash browns and juice, coffee or milk. Come join us for a delicious breakfast with good friends, good food, and great conversation.  We'll be ready to serve you after each of the two Sunday Masses. Breakfast is still $6.00 a plate and kids under 13 eat free.