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Hot Springs Village, Arkansas


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culinary frontThe Sacred Heart Singles are planning to tour the Culinary Institute at Pulaski Tech on Thursday, April 30. The carpool will leave the church at 9:30 a.m.  Lunch will follow the tour, Dutch-treat, at the Taste of Delight in Bryant.  We'll be home by 2:00 p.m.  Sign-up in the Narthex, and call Ann with questions at 922-6963.
BusMembers of St. Anthony Guild are sponsoring a women's bus trip to Nashville, Tennessee for November 19-22, 2015. We will be staying at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel. Activities include (but are not limited to): Delta River Flatboat at hotel, lunch and show on General Jackson Showboat, Christmas Broadway Production at Grand Ole Opry, ICE and Treasures for the holidays, and a Christmas Dinner and Show at the hotel.  Bus capacity is 53, and 33 reservations have already been received.  For more information, contact Rosemary Miller, 922-5850.  Limited seating.  FIRST COME BASIS. Registration has been extended to May 1. We will also accept names to be put on a waiting list.
potluck dinnerThe Sacred Heart Singles will meet in the Lower Hall on Monday, May 11, from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. for a potluck dinner, with games following.  Sign-up in the narthex, and plan to join in the fun!  For questions, call Ann at 922-6963.
eggs-sausageOn Sunday, April 19, the Knights of Columbus invite everyone to their delicious Parish Breakfast.  The menu will consist of biscuits and gravy with sausage and scrambled eggs, hash browns and juice, coffee or milk.  We will be welcoming new parishioners who will be guests of the Knights.  All proceeds are used for Knights' charitable activities.
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Bishop Taylor blessing House of Formation. Photo by Dwain Hebda
Mark your calendars for Friday, April 17, at 5:00 p.m. That is the date and time of the Fourth Annual House of Formation Benefit Dinner.  We will gather that evening for a wonderful dinner of Roasted Tomato Basil Bisque, Tossed Salad, Pork Tenderloin Medallions over Rice Pilaf, Roasted Asparagus, dinner rolls and for dessert, Pecan Cobbler with Father Bill's delicious ice cream. Bishop Taylor, Monsignor Malone, Father Ruben, along with 10-12 seminarians, will be our invited guests.  Seating is limited to the first 240 people who buy tickets.  Keyboard dinner music will be provided by Larry Lintau of Malvern.  Tickets will ONLY be sold before and after all Masses on April 4/5 and 11/12.  This popular event has sold out all three of the previous years, so do not wait to get your tickets.  Ticket cost this year is $20 per person.
CPR-AEDThe Village Fire Department will provide CPR/AED (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Automated External Defibrillator) instruction for interested parishioners on April 13 from 12:00-4:00 p.m. in the Upper Hall.  The class size is limited to 24.  The only cost ($7.50) for this class is the wallet card which certifies that the participant has taken the class. Ushers will be given priority, but the class is open to parishioners.  Call Pat at 922-1395 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. '; document.write(''); document.write(addy_text22640); document.write('<\/a>'); //-->\n This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register for this class.
VIRTUSThere will be a VIRTUS training session on Monday, April 13, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the classroom area of the A&E Building.  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 on line, got, select "Registration," then "Little Rock Diocese," and lastly, "Sacred Heart of Jesus at Hot Springs Village;" select the date and follow instructions.  Call Russ at 922-1767 with questions.
Hollywood HillbilliesBe certain to get your tickets for Hollywood Hillbillies starring many of your fellow parishioners. Karen Feckler, Julie Zimmerman, Ken Silvers, Herm Dobshca, Connie Weidert and Bill Lamoureux are performing in this fun musical comedy live on stage at the Woodlands Auditorium on April 10 and 11 at 7:00 p.m. and April 12th at 2:00 p.m. In addition, our own Lynne Border is the musical/vocal director for this production. "Gram Hawley (Karen Feckler) and her granddaughter Cindy Lou run the general store somewhere deep in the Ozarks when things start happening."  Reserve seat tickets can be purchased on line at or at the Woodlands office for $15.00.  Tickets sold at the door will cost $17.00.  Ya'll come!
2015 Belle ArtiA corporate Communion Sunday, for the Sacred Heart Singles, has been scheduled for April 12 at the 10:00 a.m. Mass. Dutch treat follows at 12:00 noon at Belle Arti in Hot Springs. Order from the menu.  We will car pool from church following Mass.  Sign-up in the Narthex. Call Ann at 922-6963 with questions.
Divine MercyIn private revelation to St. Maria Faustina, Jesus asked that the Feast of Divine Mercy be celebrated on the first Sunday after Easter.  He told her" "On that day, all the Divine floodgates, through which graces flow, are opened.  The soul who will go to Confession and receive Holy Communion shall obtain complete forgiveness of sins and punishment."  Jesus also revealed that He wanted a Novena to the Divine Mercy to be made before the Feast of Divine Mercy.

Here at Sacred Heart, we will have a Divine Mercy Hour of Prayer on Divine Mercy Sunday, April 12, beginning at 3:00 p.m. with song, veneration of the Image of Divine Mercy, adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, praying the Chaplet of Divine Mercy as a novena, and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament.  Also, a parish Novena to the Divine Mercy will be prayed on Good Friday, April 3, at 9:00 a.m.; and, before Easter Vigil Mass on Saturday, April 4, at 7:30 p.m.  This is a great opportunity for parishioners to gain special grace from God!
2015 Seven Days in UtopiaThe Knights of Columbus, Council 10208, will sponsor a movie at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, April 10, in the Lower Hall.  The movie is Seven Days In Utopia, starring Robert Duval.  Talent can only get you so far. For golfer, Luke Chisholm, that turns out to be Utopia, Texas, where he's left stranded after blowing his pro debut.  Luckily for Luke, a cagey old rancher enters his life to change it - and him - forever.  The donation refreshment center will be open, and there will also be popcorn.
AARP Driver SafetyPlease note that the next AARP Driver Safety one-day class will be held on Thursday, May 14 from 12:30 to 5:00 p.m. in the Upper Hall.  Sign-up sheets will be available in the narthex as of the weekend of April 18/19.  Call Gene Widlowski, 922-5170, with questions.
Easter EggsAll children, either parishioners or those visiting Sacred Heart, are invited to participate in an Easter Egg Hunt after the 10:00 Mass on Easter Sunday.  Join us as we hunt for eggs - filled with goodies!
FeastMark you calendar for April 2 and plan to attend our Holy Thursday Feast Before the Fast. This meal, catered by Johnna Westerman and served by the Ladies of the Sacred Heart, will be held in the Lower Hall at 5:00 p.m. and upon its conclusion we will go upstairs into the church and begin the Easter Triduum with Mass at 6:30. There will be sign up sheets in the narthex beginning this weekend.
KraemergoldmedalOrders can now be placed for those wonderful products from Kraemer's in Wisconsin. Order forms can be located in the narthex.  You can also view and print the order form on the Knight's web site.  We will have the first delivery of products to the Village sometime in November (date to be determined).  We will also continue to take orders through the winter months, and shipping will occur when we have enough ordered product for the Kraemer Group to make a run from Wisconsin to the Village.

We will maintain some products on hand for instant sales, and that list of products will also be on the Knights of Columbus website.  See Kraemer's Cheese On Hand.  Lastly, we will sell gift boxes for the holidays.  

Additional information can be obtained from the sales staff:  John Meyers at 915-0746 or Al Bilgischer at 209-5231.
Bake SaleMembers of All Saints Guild will be selling baked goods the weekend of March 28/29 at the 5:00 Mass, as well as on Sunday at the 8:00 and 10:00 a.m. Masses.  See us before or after Mass.  We will have a variety of homemade goodies, and we invite all parishioners to come to Classrooms A/B and join in getting some fresh baked breads, muffins, cookies and cakes.
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