The Rockne Vacation Bible School (VBS) program will be July 20 – 24. Children ages 5 through eighth grade are eligible to participate. Anyone age 18 or older who would like to be an adult volunteer MUST be current in the EIM program. Please see Jennifer Svetlik for volunteer opportunities. (Jennifer Svetlik)
Sacred Heart’s annual Spring Festival will be held on Sunday, May 17 this year. That’s one week before the normal date which coincides with Memorial Day weekend.
The World Youth Day pilgrimage, July 20 – August 3, in Krakow, Poland is now open to the entire parish community! Registration deadline is June 12, 2015. We (along with Fr. Dariusz) are planning our own agenda. The itinerary will be posted in the back of the Church once it becomes available. Please contact Marsha Ireland (512-897-7050) or Jackie May (512-303-0984) for more information.
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The Sunday after Easter is the Feast of Divine Mercy. Our Lord told St. Faustina, “On this day, the very depths of My tender Mercy are open. I pour out a whole ocean of graces upon souls who approach the fount of My mercy. The soul that will go to Confession and receive Holy Communion shall obtain complete forgiveness of sins and punishment.” To prepare properly for this feast we should (1) Ask for God’s Mercy (2) Be Merciful to Others (3)Completely Trust in Jesus. Jesus further asked that this Feast be preceded by a Novena to the Divine Mercy from Good Friday to the following Saturday. We will pray the Novena prayers and Chaplet of Divine Mercy immediately after Mass each day. Copies of the Novena are available at the back of church for use at home by families. Let us prepare ourselves to receive fully the abundant graces God wishes to give us.
There will be Penitential Service on Monday, March 23, at 7:00 p.m., in Rockne, on Wednesday, March 25, at 7:00 p.m. in Smithville and on Thursday, March 26, at 7:00 p.m., in Lockhart.
The Easter Egg Hunt for all children will be next Sunday, March 29, at 2:00 p.m., at Hilbig Park, at 4065 FM 535, just north of the Church. The CCE 7 – 12 grade students and Catholic Life Insurance, Branch 12, will be hosting the event. Parents bring your children and grandchildren, join the fun, and visit with the Easter bunny. Students are asked to come at 1:30 p.m. to help hide the eggs.
Holtman Hall was built and is maintained by registered and contributing members of the Parish Community. The facilities are designed to minister to the spiritual and social needs of the parish, but are also made available to non-parishioners.
If you are interested in renting Holtman Hall for your function, you will need to download one of the rental contracts listed below:
Please choose the contract application that is applicable to your particular situation. Each contract includes important information on cost, detailed instructions regarding submission procedures, and guidelines for use of the hall.
Our church is hosting a blood drive on January 4th from 9am to 1pm in the parking lot. We need to have at least 26 donors. To donate you must be 17 or older, in good general health, over 115 lbs and have a valid drivers license. It is best to eat an iron rich supper (ie, beef) the night before and eat breakfast before donating. To sign up go to inyourhands.org or contact me at email@example.com. Thanks for your donation.
Diocesan Middle School Youth Rally (grades 6 – 8) will be October 18, at St. Michael Catholic Academy, in Austin. The event runs 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Information will be sent home from Religious Education classes. The registration forms must be turned in to Jackie May by October 14.