Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church
Hot Springs Village, Arkansas


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Rosary Makers
The Sacred Heart Rosary Makers have had another very busy year and have now sent out over 63,000 rosaries to date. Delores Griffin expressed her thanks to the Rosary Makers for all their dedication and work to fill the empty hands needing rosaries.  The Rosary Makers receive many more requests than they are able to provide rosaries.  They are always looking for new members to help make rosaries.  The group will be taking off for the summer months of June, July and August and will meet again on Thursday, September 11 after the 9:00 a.m. Mass.  They will then meet each Thursday in Classroom C.  For more information about making rosaries and to join their lively group, call Delores Griffin at 226-5647.
Baby The members of our parish family still have an opportunity again this year to "spiritually" adopt a child who is newly conceived in the month of April.

Prayer commitment cards are available on the cabinet in the hallway.  You can "adopt" a child individually or as a family.  You are asked to name the child for whom you will be praying, thereby giving  the child the humanity he or she deserves.  Just say a short prayer each day for nine months, for your unborn child and for all the unborn children.
casalogo08Mi CASA es tu casa.  This Hispanic saying holds a special meaning for us here in Arkansas. CASA, our Catholic Arkansas Sharing Appeal, is a way for all of us to make a difference right here at home.  No matter your resources, your monthly support can fit your budget.  It's not the amount of the gift that is the most important.  As they say, many hands make the work light. Please return your CASA Gift/Pledge card. Our parish goal is $58,323.  276 parishioner households have pledged and/or given $68,000 to date.

Click here to view a video entitled Help Us Build the Kingdom of God in Arkansas showing what CASA can do.

Perpetual AdorationThere are so many needs for our prayers.  So much is happening in our world and we feel helpless to do anything about it; but we are not helpless, we have the Power of Prayers.

We cannot send troops to all the areas of the world where there is trouble, as that has proven not to always be the solution.  Prayer is the answer.  Pray for peace, pray for the suffering millions, pray for food to feed the starving, pray for the homeless whose homes have been destroyed by war, and pray for the refugees who have to flee their country.

Be an adorer and spend one hour a week thanking Jesus for our many blessings and pray for those in need.  The Adoration Chapel needs you.

Please say YES and call one of these leaders: Sherrie Nichols for Late Night at 617-733-1395, Don Ritter for Night at 224-659-5001, Dick Hill for Morning at 922-3945/984-2474 or Joan Smith for Afternoon at 922-1958.

arkansascatholicbannerThe Arkansas Catholic, the award-winning weekly newspaper of the Diocese of Little Rock, offers you a wealth of information, education and inspiration through print and digital media.  Subscribe today.  The print edition is delivered to your mailbox everyweek for $24 a year ($22 for seniors).  Subscription envelopes are available at the church. The digital edition can also be e-mailed to you.
2014 Jackson House
Jackson House, Hot Springs, AR
The donations made through the box in the narthex marked "Jackson House" resulted in over $9,000 donated in 2013! This is in addition to a significant amount of food donated each week.  Since Jackson House purchases their food through a food bank, they recieved at least three times more than if the food were purchased at a retail grocery.  Bags containing at least $50 in food were provided to 10,756 individuals during 2013.  That equates to approximately 375,000 pounds of food with a retail value of over $540,000!  Both monetary and food donations are necessary.  The food donations fill in items that can't be purchased at the food bank.  Please continue to be generous in contributing to Jackson House.  Janie Smith, Executive Director, stated "We couldn't have met the demand in 2013 without the generous donations from Sacred Heart".
pull tabMembers of the Ladies of the Sacred Heart are helping to support the Ronald McDonald House with a collection of 'pull tabs'.  We recently turned over 30 pounds of metal tabs!  Thanks ever so much for your collection efforts.  The tabs can be taken from cat food cans, soup, vegetable or fruit cans, soda or beer cans.  Tabs are collected at church where there is a box under the table in the hallway.  Thanks for helping us support this worthwhile charity.
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, July 8.  Previous donors at this site with e-mail addresses have been sent an e-mail reminder.  New donors can go to 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".
fortnight-4-freedom-270x140-no-border-animatedThe Fortnight for Freedom:  Freedom to Serve will take place from June 21 to July 4, 2014, a time when our liturgical calendar celebrates a series of great martyrs who remained faithful in the face of persecution.  The theme of this year's Fortnight will focus on the freedom to serve the poor and vulnerable in accord with human dignity and the Church's teaching.  Information is availabe in the narthex or
  Friday, June 27
Mass 5:00 p.m.
Dinner & Bingo 6:00 p.m.

  Peach Bar-B-Que Chicken with Island Rice, Apple Slaw, and Cucmber/Watermelon Salad, Tiramisu.

Reserve a spot for dinner by calling JoAnn at 922-1730; or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  by this coming Tuesday.
crs-logo-blankThe Chairman of the Catholic Relief Services Board, Archbishop Paul S. Coakley of Oklahoma City, recently returned from the Phillipines.

He sent be a letter thanking the poeple of our diocese for supporting our brothers and sisters who were impacted by Typhoon Haiyan.

Archbishop Coakley asked me to share the link to a 2-minute thank you video from CRS:

I thank you for your loving and caring hearts.  And may God bless you always.

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor

4th of JulyMake plans to join your fellow parishioners on the Fourth of July.  We will have Mass at 10:00 a.m., followed immediately with the Patriotic Rosary.  We will then have a good cook-out meal of hamburgers, hot dogs (prepared by the Knights of Columbus) and side dishes prepared by the Parish Life helpers.  Be prepared to sign-up for lunch at next weekend's Masses or by contacting JoAnn O'Brien at 922-1730 or by e-mail to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
2014 Sacred Heart Longest Married Couples
The couples are (l-r) Dc. Bernie and Marilyn Bauer (67 years), Paul and Ann Schnoebelen (65 years), Chris and Sylvia Disabato (69 years), Edgar and Ethel St. Romain (68 years).
On Saturday, February 15th, Bishop Anthony Taylor presided at a special mass at Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish in Hot Springs Village to bless and congratulate 98 couples attending that were celebrating 50 or more years of marriage and one couple celebrating their Silver Anniversary. In his remarks, Bishop Taylor said that in an age when the institution of marriage is under attack from many sides, he was inspired by the commitment of these people. He said that it would be amazing to consider the amount of wash loads done, diapers changed and love shared in the more that 5,000 years of marriage represented by those in attendance. Following the homily the Bishop walked throughout the church and blessed the couples and their wedding rings.

At the conclusion of the mass, Father Bill Elser, pastor, announced the names of the couples that were attending. Special recognition was given to the three couples with the most years of marriage that included Chris and Sylvia Disabato (69 years), Edgar and Ethel St. Romain (68 years) and Bernie and Marilyn Bauer (67 years). All the couples were grouped by years of marriage for pictures with Father Elser and Bishop Taylor taken by Renee Steinpreis. The Sacred Heart Parish Life Commission prepared a reception in honor of those celebrating wedding anniversaries. It was held in the church’s lower hall following the service. A committee of more that 30 volunteers under the leadership of Mary Lou George prepared delicious hors d’oeuvres complete with a huge dessert table and drinks.

You can view additional photos, including group photos with Bishop Tailor, by clicking the Photos tab.
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Monsignor Bernard Malone
Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church recently celebrated Monsignor Bernard Malone's 90th birthday.  A Parish Party was put together by the parishioners headed by Mary Lou George.  It took many faithful volunteers to put this together as nearly 300 attended the celebration beginning with a celebratory Mass, singing, a potluck supper, and sharing stories in memory of all the special times that have been shared with Monsignor Malone in this parish.

Since many parishioners in the state know Monsignor Malone, we thought it would be fun to share this wonderful event with those whom would wish to to view it.

Click here to view a video of Monsignor Malone's 90th birthday party.  This video was created by Sacred Heart parishioner Renee Steinpreis

Son of GodJoin us Wednesday, June 25, to view "Son of God" at 6:30 p.m. in the Lower Hall.  Come to see a first-run movie with popcorn and other goodies.  "Son of God" is a 2014 American Christian movie feature, produced by Mark Burnett and Roma Downey.  It was released in the United State on February 28, 2014. The film was adapted from the ten-hour miniseries "The Bible", which aired in March 2013 on the History Channel.

Mark your calendars for coming attractions:  "Heaven is for Real" on Wednesday, July 30, and "God's Not Dead" on Wednesday, August 27.  Three good movies scheduled for viewing at Sacred Heart!
Treasure SalePlease mark your calendars for Friday and Saturday, September 26/27, as the dates of our 2014 Treasure Sale.  Also, please think about what you may want to donate to the Treasure Sale and/or how you can support this effort as a volunteer. The first collection date will be held on Wednesday, June 18, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, in the Lower Hall.  The sign-up form to volunteer to help was in last weeks bulletin and can also be found in the A & E hallway.  Please place your completed form in the box in the A & E hallway.  You will be contacted as needed. Proceeds from the Treasure Sale will provide tuition assistance to students attending Catholic schools in Hot Springs and Benton.
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