Dear Sacred Heart Family,
I really enjoyed my first weekend with you. Some of my family was able to join me for the 9:30 at St. Mary’s and the 11:00 at Sacred Heart. With my big family, you will be seeing one sibling or another from time to time. I enjoyed giving them a tour of both Churches. Sunday evening, I went back for my day off and helped bale hay.
I need to apologize for the mess up with Mass this past Monday morning. I had a key to give to Fr. Tomy so he could access the sacristy and celebrate the Mass. With my family visiting and greeting, I forgot all about it and the key stayed in my pocket! Again, I am sorry about that.
They are making great progress in the floor restoration. When the viewing port is set up please take a peek. Sacred Heart is already a beautiful Church and this will make it even more beautiful. I am looking forward to celebrating Mass there when it is done.
Thank you for all those who came out for the Sacred Heart Golf outing this past weekend to support our parish and school.
I really love the fact that we are entrusted to the two hearts- that of Jesus and Mary together. We could not ask for better caretakers! Below are two prayers, one to Jesus and one to Mary. May we keep each other lifted up in prayer and ask for their help in living our mission.
I look forward to getting to know you as we go along. I have always enjoyed joining families for dinner and, if it hasn’t been done yet, blessing the house while I am there. A game of cards thrown in wouldn’t be amiss either! Some people have been asking what I like to eat – I pretty much enjoy all food and I don’t have any allergies. I don’t eat a lot of sweets and the only food I really don’t like is Mayonaise!
God Bless ~ Fr. Todd
|Holy Heart of Jesus, Sweet Sanctuary of rest, bring peace to my soul and settle my spirit, especially in the matter of (special request)
I vow to place all of my worries and fears into the wound of your Sacred Heart, there to be tended to in accordance with your perfect will, which desires only the best and highest good.
Your love alone is enough, and I surrender to it; clinging to the hope of a swift resolution and trusting with confidence in all of your promises.
|O Most Blessed Mother, heart of love, heart of mercy, ever listening, caring, consoling, hear our prayer. As your children, we implore your intercession with Jesus your Son. Receive with understanding and compassion the petitions we place before you today, especially …(special intention).
We are comforted in knowing your heart is ever open to those who ask for your prayer. We trust to your gentle care and intercession, those whom we love and who are sick or lonely or hurting. Help all of us, Holy Mother, to bear our burdens in this life until we may share eternal life and peace with God forever.