Holy Week Mass Schedule – 2020

Holy Week Mass Schedule – 2020

Palm Sunday -              April 5 - 10:00 a.m. Holy Thursday -           April 9 - 7:00 p.m. Good Friday -                April 10 - 7:00 p.m. Easter Vigil Mass -       April 11 - 8:00 p.m. Easter Sunday Mass - April 12 - 10:00 a.m....

The Season of Lent

The Season of Lent

The season of Lent is simpler than we tend to make it. The Church encourages us to pray... to fast ... to give. In doing so, it is not asking us to do more than we should already be doing. As followers of Jesus, our baptism calls us to move out of ourselves and to...

You’re Invited – Be included in our new family directory

You’re Invited – Be included in our new family directory

Lifetouch will be in the commons Tuesday, February 25-28th from 2:00 pm-9:00 pm and Saturday, February 29th from 10:00 am-5:00 pm. Sign up will begin on Jan 19th. During the week you may sign up online and on the weekends you may use the sign up sheet that will be...

NEST – 2020

NEST – 2020

NEST is coming to Sacred Heart  Wednesday February 19 – Wednesday February 26, 2020. It takes about 200 people to make the week run successfully, donating their time for morning, evening or overnight shifts, or donating food, socks, toiletries and other items to give...

Sacred Heart 2019 Thanksgiving Food Drive Summary

Sacred Heart 2019 Thanksgiving Food Drive Summary

Thanksgiving Baskets Outreach 2019 129 Households were served. 282 people (180 adults and 102 children) Sacred Heart shoppers provided over 4,386 cans of nonperishable food, which volunteers packed into 190 sturdy reusable shopping bags. Additionally each of the...

NCYC Livestream

NCYC Livestream

11 teens, several parents and staff of Sacred Heart will be leaving on Thursday, November 21 for the National Catholic Youth Conference. The Parent Sessions all day Friday and Saturday will be live streamed at this link http://www.ncyc.info/livestream.  Take the...

Sacred Heart Servant Leader Recognition Dinner

Sacred Heart Servant Leader Recognition Dinner

Sacred Heart Servant - Leader Recognition Dinner Thursday, NOV 21st at 6:00PMAll Volunteers are Invited!Thank You, Mercie, Gracias, Danke, Grazie, Salamat!!Sacred Heart parishioners support more than 57 distinct ministries or other areas of service with their time,...

Annual Sacred Heart Veterans Masses – 2019

Annual Sacred Heart Veterans Masses – 2019

Sacred Heart will recognize and honor all Veterans during masses on the 9th and 10th of November (5:30PM service on NOV 9th, and 8:00AM and 11:00AM services on NOV 10th). All Veterans are welcome and are encouraged to wear their uniform or service affiliation...

Wine Festival 2019

Wine Festival 2019

Wine Festival 2019 - Sept 21 6:30pm At Sacred Heart Catholic Church 520 Graydon Avenue, Norfolk Tickets are available after all masses during the weekends before the event, with cash or check. Tickets in advance: $25 a person or 6 tickets for $120. (You can buy...

Free Breakfast – Knights of Columbus

Free Breakfast – Knights of Columbus

Everyone is invited to join us for breakfast, Sunday August 18th after 8.00 am Mass. Donations will be accepted for the Youth Council. Hope to see you there!

18th Sunday in Ordinary Time

18th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Prelude: Fugue in d minor (the fiddle). Bach transcribed this fugue for organ from the original fugue found in the Sonata for Solo Violin No.1 in G minor BWV 1001. Here is the link to the original: https://youtu.be/RG7rx3BO6JY. The organ version has a different BWV...

Easter V 2019

Easter V 2019

Prelude: Le Banquet Celeste The Celestial Banquet]was written in 1928 while Messiaen was still a student at the Paris Conservatory. The music has gone through a number of revisions. Messiaen wanted the piece to be played very slowly. Here is Messiaen playing on the...

2019-20 Phyllis Scherberger Service Scholarship

2019-20 Phyllis Scherberger Service Scholarship

The Church of the Sacred Heart is now accepting applications for the Phyllis Scherberger Service Scholarship to be awarded for the 2019-20 academic year (for High School students). This scholarship, a $1,000.00 grant, is endorsed by the Parish Council to recognize...

Bread For The World Offering of Letters 2019

Bread For The World Offering of Letters 2019

“Better Nutrition, Better Tomorrow” - Write Congress Bread For The World Offering of Letters 2019 April 27, 28 to May 4, 5 In our letters, we are raising our collective voice to ask Congress to pass legislation that will accelerate progress toward ending hunger by...

Lent 1, 2019

Lent 1, 2019

When the Choir was scheduled to go on a tour hosted by Peter's Way the music director got to go to Italy with another choir FOR FREE!! I went with a children's choir from Texas. There was also a husband and wife music team (he directed and she played the organ)...

LENTEN MISSION 2019

LENTEN MISSION 2019

MARK YOUR CALENDAR for the Sacred Heart LENTEN MISSION 2019 RETURN, RENEW, REJOICE Presented by Mark Hoggard Click here to sign up https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3XSXXB8 MISSION SCHEDULE Sunday, March 24 at 5:30 PM 5:30 P.M. - Supper 6:00 - 7:30 P.M. - Reflection...

The sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

The sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Prelude: Le Banquet Celeste composed by Oliver Messiaen (1908 - 1992) in 1928. He was 20 and still at the Paris Conservatory. Here is a link with the composer at his organ at Sainte Trinite in Paris: https://youtu.be/FTyvgKdlIZc It is based on the slow movement of an...

The Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time 2019

The Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time 2019

Prelude:  Pastoral Milhaud was born in Marseille, the son of Sophie (Allatini) and Gabriel Milhaud. His father was from a Jewish family from Aix-en-Provence, and his mother was from a Sephardi Jewish family from Italy. Milhaud began as a violinist, later turning to...

N.E.S.T. 2019 – Volunteers needed

N.E.S.T. 2019 – Volunteers needed

NEST (Norfolk Emergency Shelter Team) an overnight shelter for the homeless will be hosted by the parish from Wednesday evening, February 13 until Wednesday morning, February 20, 2019. We need your help in two ways:  you can volunteer to staff a position at the church...

2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Prelude, Sunday at 8:00: Symphonie II 'I. 'Praeludium Circulare' Charles Marie Widor (1844-1937). The first movement of this organ symphony was reworked three or four times over his very long life. This is the final version. It moves through all the keys and returns...

Baptism of the Lord

Baptism of the Lord

Processional: Songs of Thankfulness and Praise was written by Christopher Wordsworth (1807 - 1885), the nephew of the great lake-poet, William Wordsworth. He was educated at Winchester, and at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he graduated B.A., with high honors, in...

Epiphany

Epiphany

Prelude: The March of the Magi Kings. Theodore Dubois (1837-1924) is a very strange piece. The French elite were in love with everything "Eastern". Here is The Death of Sardanapalus (La Mort de Sardanapale) an oil painting on canvas by Eugène Delacroix, dated 1827. It...

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

God's Peace, Love, and Favor to You in this New Year 2019!

The  Third Sunday in Advent or Gaudate Sunday

The Third Sunday in Advent or Gaudate Sunday

Prelude: Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland [BWV 659]* Martin Luther (1483 - 1546) Based Veni Redemptor Gentium by St. Ambrose [Aurelius Ambrosius] ( c. 340 – 397). Here is a link to the original: Latin.https://youtu.be/1yZr3w7YHuQ. This music is from a large body of...

The Second Sunday in Advent

The Second Sunday in Advent

The Prelude this week is an arrangement by J.S. Bach of a movement from Kantate 140 Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 140, [also known as Sleepers Wake], He composed the cantata in Leipzig for the 27th Sunday after Trinity and first performed it on 25 November...

The First Sunday in Advent, 2018

The First Sunday in Advent, 2018

The Church has begun a New Year! Advent marks the start of a new cycle of readings and a new beginning but we begin quietly. The General Instructions of the Roman Missal says: "In Advent, the organ and other musical instruments should be used with a moderation that is...

Thanksgiving Basket Food Drive 2018

Thanksgiving Basket Food Drive 2018

Every year Sacred Heart provides food for Thanksgiving week to the needy. Last year we served 116 households (158 adults and 130 children)! We help migrant workers on the Eastern Shore. We support women in crisis pregnancies through Hope 4 Life. Our boxes go out to...

Message From Bishop Knestout

Message From Bishop Knestout

Bishop Knestout encourages anyone aware of sexual abuse of minors on the part of clergy or staff of our diocese to notify civil authorities, call the Attorney General’s Clergy Abuse Hotline at 1-833-454-9064, and reach out to the Diocesan Victim Assistance...

The 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

The 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Prelude: Symphonie 2 ‘V. Adagio’ Charles-Marie Widor (1844-1937) Offertory, Sunday at 11:00 a.m.: Expectans Expectavi Charles Wood The poem is by Captain Charles Hamilton Sorley (19 May 1895 – 13 October 1915) a British Army officer who fought in the WW I. He was...

2018 Parish Picnic

2018 Parish Picnic

Come and have a great time with us. Sacred Heart is having it's 2018 Parish picnic on Sunday October the 14th. There will be lots of fun activities, games and more. See poster for details.

Sacred Heart Fall Sale

Sacred Heart Fall Sale

Sacred Heart Fall Sale Sat. & Sun., Oct. 13th & 14th, before & after Masses Support Our Twin Parish St. Gabriel’s School, Haiti     School resumed at St. Gabriel 1st-13th Grades, Sept. 10th. The Haiti Twinning Ministry invites you and your family to their...

The 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time

The 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Prelude: Symphonie 2 II. Pastoral Charles-Marie Widor (1844-1937) The Pastoral begins with a solo melody played on the oboe accompanied by the flute - very "pastorial". Can you see the sheep? Then several different themes are heard. But they are all related in some...

27 Sunday in Ordinary Time

27 Sunday in Ordinary Time

“Praeludium Circulare” Symphonie 2 [Final Version 1928/29] Charles Marie Widor (1844-1937) is a piece of music that Widor worked on throughout his life. He changed it by recomposing, and reworking the piece four or five times. The final version goes through all the...

Faith Formation Administrative Assistant

Faith Formation Administrative Assistant

Sacred Heart church in Norfolk is seeking a part-time Faith Formation Administrative Assistant to provide administrative and clerical support for the Director of Religious Education (10 hours a week). RESPONSIBILITIES: Under the supervision of the Director of...

Parish Presentation “Pilgrims’ Return” with Potluck Supper

Parish Presentation “Pilgrims’ Return” with Potluck Supper

Parish Presentation “Pilgrims’ Return” with Potluck Supper Sun., Sept. 23rd, 2018—5:00 pm-7:00 pm—Commons Updates on St. Gabriel, our Twin Parish—Haiti     The Haiti Twinning Ministry invites you and your family to a Potluck Supper at Sacred Heart. Pilgrims will share...

Wine Festival 2018

Wine Festival 2018

Wine Festival 2018 - Sept 29 6:30pm At Sacred Heart Catholic Church 520 Graydon Avenue, Norfolk Tickets are available after all masses during the weekends before the event, with cash or check. Tickets in advance: $25 a person or 6 tickets for $120. (You can buy...

Sacred Heart Vacation Bible School

Sacred Heart Vacation Bible School

On July 30 - August 2 Sacred Heart will be organizing a Vacation Bible School for children ages 4 years old - Rising 5th Grade. Rising 6th Grade Students and Up are needed as volunteers. The deadline for registration is July 8. Click here to download the registration...

Sacred Heart Feast Day

Sacred Heart Feast Day

Sacred Heart Feast Day Friday, June 8th Mark your calendars to celebrate the Feast of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus with your parish family!   Mass Celebrated at 6:00pm, followed by a Potluck Dinner. Please bring a dish to share. A special blessing will be offered at...

Bread For The World Offering of Letters 2018

Bread For The World Offering of Letters 2018

Bread For The World Offering of Letters 2018 April 21, 22 to April 28, 29 In our letters, we are raising our collective voice to ask Congress to invest in and protect key programs that improve the lives of men, women and children facing hunger and poverty in the...

2018-19 Phyllis Scherberger Service Scholarship

2018-19 Phyllis Scherberger Service Scholarship

The Church of the Sacred Heart is now accepting applications for the Phyllis Scherberger Service Scholarship to be awarded for the 2018-19 academic year (for High School & College students). This scholarship, a $1,000.00 grant, is endorsed by the Parish Council to...

2018 Annual Diocesan Appeal – Building Our Family of Faith

2018 Annual Diocesan Appeal – Building Our Family of Faith

The 2018 Appeal supports vital ministries that grow the parishes and larger Church of the Diocese of Richmond. To learn more about the 2018 Appeal or to make a contribution, please visit http://richmondcatholicfoundation.org

Holy Week Mass Schedule

Holy Week Mass Schedule

Below is the Mass schedule during Holy Week. Holy Thursday 7:00 p.m. - March 29th Good Friday 7:00 p.m - March 30th Easter Vigil 8:00 p.m. - March 31st Easter 8:00 am and 11:00 am - April 1st

N.E.S.T. 2018 – Volunteers needed

N.E.S.T. 2018 – Volunteers needed

NEST (Norfolk Emergency Shelter Team) an overnight shelter for the homeless will be hosted by the parish from Wednesday evening, February 14 until Wednesday morning, February 21, 2018. We need your help in two ways:  you can volunteer to staff a position at the church...

The Gathering at the Table – Adult Formation Committee

The Gathering at the Table – Adult Formation Committee

The Adult Formation Committee at Sacred Heart Presents: The Gathering at the Table: Who is the God of Abraham: Part 3 - A Panel Discussion on Sunday, January 21 from 4:45pm - 7:30pm Mark your calendars and don't miss this panel discussion with Sharon Wasserberg from...

Happy New Year 2018!!!

Happy New Year 2018!!!

Wishing all parishioners and friends of the parish a fulfilling and prosperous new year. May your relationship with Jesus Christ grow stronger this year and may He grant you the strength to do His will in every aspect of your life.

Christmas Eve Carol Service

Christmas Eve Carol Service

Join us for our Christmas Eve Carol Service and Mass on Sunday December 24. Our Christmas Carol Service begins at 9:30 PM and Mass follows at 10:00 PM.  Come join us in celebration of the birth of Christ. Please find this Sacred Heart event on Nextdoor!!...

Christmas Masses

Christmas Masses

Mass for the 4th Sunday of Advent Saturday, December 23 at 5:30 p.m Sunday, December 24 at 9 a.m. Mass for the Feast of the Nativity of the Lord (Christmas) Sunday, December 24 at 4 p.m. Sunday, December 24 at 10 p.m. Monday, December 25 at 10...

Sacred Heart Fall Sale

Sacred Heart Fall Sale

Sacred Heart Fall Sale Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 28th & 29th, before and after Masses. Supporting the Cafeteria Building Fund at St. Gabriel School The cafeteria is functional. Fr. Ady is now building three additional classrooms on the top of the building. The...

VCC 2017 Voter Eductaion Materials

VCC 2017 Voter Eductaion Materials

In a little over a month, Virginia voters will elect a governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general. The Virginia Catholic Conference has released voter education materials we hope will guide Catholics as they consider and cast their...

That Man is You – Men’s Group Meetings

That Man is You – Men’s Group Meetings

Mark your calendar for the return of That Man is You on Saturday, September 16 at 6:30 a.m. Check out the table in the commons to sign up or contact Kevin Larkin at klarkin12@msn.com for more information.  

Wine Festival 2017

Wine Festival 2017

Wine Festival 2017 - Sept 30 6:30pm At Sacred Heart Catholic Church 520 Graydon Avenue, Norfolk Tickets are available after all masses during the weekends before the event, with cash or check. Tickets in advance: $25 a person or 6 tickets for $120. (You...

Super Social Saturday

Super Social Saturday

Super Social Saturday on October 12 Join us for the Annual Scripture Scavenger Hunt through the streets of Norfolk. We will gather after Mass at 6:30 p.m.