Welcome to Sacred Heart
We extend a warm welcome to those who attend our Church. We hope that you will find our parish community a place where your life of faith will be nourished. We also hope that you will share your special gifts within the community. Your prayers, your presence and your talents are most welcome. Parish registration forms are in the back of the church or may be obtained at the Parish Office.
Reminder - Transition to the Church
Bishop Estevez continues the dispensation from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass.
Masses are on Saturday at 5:30 pm and Sunday at 8:00 and 10:30 am. (NO SUNDAY EVENING MASS AT THIS TIME). THE SAME SYSTEM WE HAVE BEEN USING REMAINS IN EFFECT--wearing masks and social distancing.
It is possible to watch the live-stream at the 8:00 Sunday Mass in your car in the parking lot and to receive communion after Mass.
Daily Mass continues to be live-streamed at 8:00 am.
Confessions are held on Saturdays from 4:30 to 5:00 pm in the church. All other sacraments are by arrangement.
Call the office to indicate which Mass you will attend and how many will be attending. Masks are required. You must observe the spacing shown in the pews.
If we can accomplish this safely, we can remain in the church. If not, we will stop having Mass there.
This practice will continue until Bishop Estévez advises otherwise. Thank you for helping our community stay safe.
CATHOLIC SCHOOLS CLOSED
The bishops of the state of Florida in consultation with each other and with superintendents of their diocesan schools, have decided to close Catholic schools for remainder of the school year. More information can be found at www.dosaeducation.org and Annunciation School’s website, www.Annunciationcatholic.org .
Do you know someone who wants to send their child to a Catholic school near you and might benefit from a Step Up For Students Scholarship for the 2020-21 school year?
Tell them to visit http://www.stepupforstudents.org/catholic/ to learn more.
About Sacred Heart
Sacred Heart Church began in 1874. By 1945, when the Navy came to Lee Field, the Mass schedule increased from 3 to 5 Masses which ended up being held at the Clay Theatre in Green Cove Springs because the church started to fall apart.
May 1946 ground broke for the greatly needed new church; on land adjacent to the old church. Navy Personnel volunteered their labor toward the building of the new church; and the old church was being used as a parish hall and classroom where Sunday school classes and children's choir were being held.
In 1994, Fr. Donal Sullivan, a native of Ireland, was appointed pastor of Sacred Heart. In 1999, work began to build another new sanctuary to accommodate the growing Catholic population.
The new Sacred Heart located at 7190 State Highway 17 in Fleming Island was built and on May 13, 2001 the dedication was presided over by Bishop John J. Snyder.
We celebrate the following categories of ministry here at Sacred Heart:
- Social Services
Compelled by the Gospel we the parish family of Sacred Heart, promote and support Christian Life by serving our parish and community through the celebration of the sacraments, educational programs, and other parish ministries.
"Jesus said to them, 'I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me will never hunger, and whoever believes in me will never thirst.'" - John 6:35
The celebration of Mass is an act of the whole assembly gathered for worship. In the Mass, the Church is joined to the action of Christ. We are joined to this divine action through Baptism, which incorporates us into the risen Christ.
You will find Mass schedules for ordinary time and holidays and Mass Readings for the particular day from United States Conference of Catholic Bishops website.
Stewardship is a way of life. For Christians who follow in the way of the Lord Jesus, stewardship is an expression of discipleship. When we recognize that God is the origin of all life, the giver of everything that we have and are, and the source of our freedom and giftedness; the healthy person responds by thanking God through prayer, by serving God and God's people through ministry, and by sharing our financial resources with those in need.
Stewardship is a way of life based upon conversion of heart.
This is where you will find:
- Parish/event, ministry, and education calendars
- Copies of our bulletin
- Education information
- Links to other sites around the Diocese.
Weekend: Saturday Vigil 5:30pm
Sunday 8:00am, 10:30am and 5:30pm
Weekdays: Monday through Friday 8:00am
Holy Days of Obligation
8:00am and 7:00pm
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Saturday 4:30 to 5:15pm or by apt.
Saturday Vigil 7:30pm (Spanish)