ORDENACION DE VARIOS DIACONOS (permanente)
ORDINATION OF DEACONS (permanent)
SUNDAY, JUNE 25TH, 4 PM, SACRED HEART PARISH HALL
Tribute to Our New Deacon
It is our privilege to pay tribute to IGNACIO MONTES and his family in honor of his June 24, 2017 ordination into the deaconate. We celebrate as a parish to congratulate Ignacio and Jacqueline Montes and their family at a potluck to be held Sunday, June 25, 2017 at 4:00 P.M. in the Parish Hall.
Bishop Jaime Soto ordained six men to the Order of Permanent Deacons on Saturday, June 24 during an 11 a.m. Mass in the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament. Pictured above (left to right) are Jose Ceja, Jose Jesus Guzman, Edgar Hilbert, Joaquin Lara, Jose Gerardo Martin and our own Ignacio Montes. Please keep these candidates and their families in your prayers.
The number of permanent deacons in the United States continues to increase, according to the most national surveys released by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). The bishops began to ordain permanent deacons for the United States in the early 1970s. The ministry emphasizes roles in liturgy, preaching and service. Currently there are more than 18,000 deacons, about 3,000 of them retired. Ninety-three percent of active deacons are currently married; four percent are widowers, and two percent never married.
Additional information on permanent deacons can be found at
At the invitation of Bishop Soto, our parish is beginning ARISE Together in Christ. This is a three year parish-centered process of spiritual renewal and evangelization. ARISE will begin in our parish in October, 2017 with small group meetings for 6 weeks. There will be a a "sign-up Sunday" after Masses on a set weekend in September. Please keep an eye out for further information as we get closer to the start of the program.
Annual Catholic Appeal 2017 Year To Date:
Thank you to those who have already made a gift to the 2017 Annual Catholic Appeal. As of June 2017, 102 Sacred Heart parishioners have participated in the 2017 Appeal at our parish, totaling $25,241 in gifts and pledges. If you have not yet made a donation, it’s not too late. Prayerfully consider a gift. No contribution, no act of charity is ever too small or insignificant. You may donate online. Don’t forget, 25% of what you give is returned to the parish. This year the funds will be used for social service ministries.
Use these links to connect with the resources of the Diocese of Sacramento and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops: