Welcome to the Sacred Heart Website!
Saturday 5:30 pm
Sunday at 8:30 am & 10:00 am
**Sign up for in-person Masses below**
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday at 7:00 am
**DURING ADVENT: Join us for Wednesday Evening Mass at 5:30pm, in person and live streamed on YouTube**
Thursday – Communion Service only at 7:00 am
Saturday morning Mass at 8:30 am
**Please join us for Adoration – Fridays right after daily Mass, with benediction at 8:30 am**
Our current Mass capacity is 100 parishioners. We may need to seat some people downstairs to maintain proper distancing requirements. MASKS ARE REQUIRED. PLEASE sign up for each Mass you want to attend on the weekend (daily Mass not necessary to sign up) on the SignUpGenius link provided below:
HOW TO SIGN UP TO ATTEND MASS:
- Click the link below to select a slot at Mass for each member of your family :
- If you are having trouble signing up or don’t have internet access, please call the Sacred Heart office at 815-625-1134 to reserve a spot.
PARISH OFFICE HOURS:
Monday through Friday: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Information on Live Stream Masses and Confessions
Online Streamed Mass:
**PLEASE NOTE: WE ARE SWITCHING TO LIVE STREAMING OUR SATURDAY VIGIL MASS AT 5:30 GOING FORWARD**
Father Bruce will live stream Mass on our YouTube Channel this Saturday, November 28th at 5:30 pm. If you don’t currently subscribe to the Sacred Heart Sterling YouTube page, please click on the link below so you can be join when our live stream begins. All Masses will be available on demand after 6:30pm in the “Sunday Mass Videos” section of our page, in case you miss the live stream.
If you need confession, Father Bruce offers confession times in the confessional:
Mondays: 7:30 am – 8:00 am
Tuesdays: 7:30 am – 8:00 am
Wednesdays in Advent: 6:00-6:30 pm
Fridays: 7:30 am – 8:00 am
Saturdays: 9:00 – 9:30 am AND 4:30 pm – 5:15 pm
It’s Time for the Sacred Heart Annual Giving Tree!
Our annual Giving Tree gift drive is a little different this year; we have all “tags” on SignUpGenius, and you sign up for the gift(s) you want to buy.
All gifts should be wrapped, and a tag attached with the child’s name and family identifier, which is listed on SignUpGenius just before each child’s name.
Contact the parish office with any questions.
Gifts are due back to the church by December 13, 2020. Thank you so much for your generosity!
COVID-19 PRAYER WARRIORS NEEDED!
Sacred Heart is resuming the COVID-19 prayer warrior ministry to pray for our local healthcare workers and patients at CGH Medical Center. Prayer warriors sign up for a 15 minute prayer slot, parking in a specific location at CGH and putting a sign and/or battery operated candle on their dash so those inside CGH can see that we are holding them in prayer. If you are interested, see the links below:
Contact the parish office at 815-625-1134 if you need more information or assistance.
THE SURRENDER NOVENA
Father Bruce talked recently about The Surrender Novena, given by Jesus to Fr. Dolindo Ruotolo. An insert with this novena can be found here. You are invited to say this very timely novena with us!
If you would like to get a professionally printed copy of this novena, it can be found at this link at fullofgraceusa.com.
Father Bruce presents a 3-part video series on the visions of St. Bridget of Sweden
Please watch as Father Bruce presents talks on The Scourging, The Crowning of Thorns, and the Carrying of the Cross; all based on the meditations of St. Bridget of Sweden. You can find these videos on our YouTube channel by clicking on these links:
- Advent is a Time of Watching and Waiting December 3, 2020blog
- Tradition and the Meaning of Art December 3, 2020blog
- Habakkuk — ‘I Will Rejoice in the Lord’ December 3, 2020blog
- Catholic Harry Wu Reminded the World of Chinese Communist Brutality December 3, 2020blog
- Cardinal Pell on What He Learned From His Time In Prison: ‘The Christian Package Works’ December 2, 2020interview
- NYC Mayor de Blasio Defends Decision Not to Pay for Coronavirus Testing at Private Schools December 2, 2020news
- Hong Kong Democracy Protestors Sentenced to Months in Prison December 2, 2020news
- U.K. High Court Rules Children Are Unlikely to be Able to Give Informed Consent to Puberty Blockers December 2, 2020news
- Rome’s Franciscans to Provide ‘Blessing from Afar’ on Immaculate Conception Feast December 2, 2020news
- Pope Francis Prays for Victims of Islamist Attack in Nigeria that Left 30 Beheaded December 2, 2020news