Wednesday nights February 19 and 26, local Zumba instructor, Tracy Bartsch will lead Zumba sessions at 7:30 p.m. in Holtman Hall. Many of our Religious Education parents wait for their students in their cars, some walk or jog while waiting. Get out of your car and experience the fun and great exercise that Zumba provides. All parishioners, friends and family are welcome. First class is free, donations of $5 per class are suggested and will be donated back to Sacred Heart Church. If interest is exhibited, we hope that we will be able to have the class several Wednesdays, at least the 3rd and 4th of each month.
Don’t miss this year’s Spiritual Empowered Conference sponsored by the Catholic Charismatic Renewal of the Diocese of Austin, (CCRA). Among the speakers, Fr. John Kim, Fr. Robert Becker, Carmen Frankel and Dr. Geri Telepak, they will address the theme of “Be Empowered by the Holy Spirit with Healing Grace Victoriously in Christ.” Learn how to be empowered in the spiritual gifts God has given you for spiritual growth, evangelizing, teaching and edifying the body of Christ. Friday, March 7, 7:00 to 10:00 p.m., Saturday, March 8, 8:30a.m. to 10:00 p.m., at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church Parish Hall, 1206 East 9th Street. Conference details and registration on-line at http://www.ccraustin.org.
Please join us for an afternoon of camaraderie at the Rockne Historical Association Fundraiser in Holtman Hall, this Sunday, February 9. Free will donation for lunch, treasures to be auctioned in the afternoon, both silent & live auction.
St. Ann’s Society will meet on Monday, February 3. Final preparations for the February 5 Confirmation reception will be made. Please bring an estimate of all your volunteer hours for 2013. This will include any volunteer time in the parish or community: Delivering the Eucharist to shut-ins, altar and church care, parish councils and committees, funeral meals, working in the bazaar/festival, volunteering in hospitals and schools, the library, museum, and volunteering with Our Lady of Charity, etc. Also, if you have items for the silent auction at the Diocesan Council of Catholic Women Convention in April, please bring them to the meeting. Funds from this auction help pay for the convention. If you are not a member, please come and join us.
The Southern Council of Catholic Women will meet today, Sunday, January 26, at St. Mary’s, in String Prairie. All ladies of the parish are invited to come and meet with other women in neighboring parishes who are also in ministry in their parishes. Share information, good food and fellowship.
There will be a Hall Committee meeting on Tuesday, January 14, at 7:00 p.m., in the Old Hall. We need volunteers and if you are interested, please plan to attend this meeting. Please contact Mark Meuth for more information.
Merry Christmas to all!
Christmas Mass times for both Sacred Heart Rockne and St. Mary’s String Prairie are as follows:
December 24 – Christmas Eve
- 8:00 PM at St. Mary’s String Prairie
- 10:00 PM at Sacred Heart Rockne
December 25 – Christmas Day
- 8:00 AM at Sacred Heart Rockne
- 10:00 AM at St. Mary’s String Prairie
Diocesan Catholic Youth Conference (DCYC): A two-day conference/retreat for grades 9 – 12 Catholic Youth. DCYC will be held January 17 – 19, 2014 at the Waco Convention Center. We would love to take a delegation of Sacred Heart of Rockne youth to this program this year. DCYC is packed with activities such as sessions in the main hall with keynote speakers, smaller workshops, a special seniors-only meal with Bishop Vasquez, and fun free time activities. DCYC also offers many sacramental opportunities such as Reconciliation, Adoration, daily Mass, and Sunday Mass with Bishop Joe Vasquez. If your 9 – 12 grade student is interested, please get a registration packet from Jackie May. We need to get our registration submitted by mid‑December, so I would like to have a commitment by December 11.
Stroke Scan, Inc. will be at Sacred Heart parish hall performing eight ultrasound screenings on Thursday, December 5. These eight screenings will be offered to you for $135. If you pre-register for the $135 complete package you will also receive an Atrial Fibrillation screening free of charge. Pre-registration is necessary and appointments are limited. Please call 1-866-935-7226 to schedule an appointment