Dear Friends in Christ,
I am very glad to welcome you to our parish website so that you can learn more about Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish and our Catholic Faith. As you can see this website contains a great deal of information concerning our parish and all the different ministries that are conducted here. It is easy to see that Sacred Heart Parish is a vibrant and faith filled community with many people who are committed to their Catholic Faith and have a desire to share that faith with others. We are a community that is very dedicated to teaching our children and young people what it means to follow Jesus in our daily lives and that includes a commitment to help the poor, the homeless, the sick and suffering as well as the elderly and the homebound.
I invite you to take time to explore the information on our website and prayerfully discern what God is calling you to do as a member of our parish community or a visitor who just wants to learn more about our parish and the Catholic Faith. I know that many of you are very committed to our Catholic Faith and our parish community already and for that I thank you and ask that God will bless you for all you do for others. I would like to extend a special invitation to anyone who is just visiting our website and may not be active in participating in the Catholic Faith or any Christian Faith to prayerfully consider what God is calling you to do. I believe that God calls all of us to know Him, to love Him, and to serve Him in this world so that one day we can be with Him in His Kingdom. As St. Augustine said, “Lord, You have made us for Yourself and our hearts are restless until they rest in You.”
Our parish continues to carry on the work of the Gospel in our many parish ministries. We have completed the construction of our new parish center on the corner of Broad St. and Humbolt Ave. This new facility enables us to continue to serve our community in a variety of ways through service and education by ministering to those in need and to people of all ages especially our young people.
Please consider joining us as we GROW IN GRACE AND SERVICE. Feel free to contact any of our parish staff members to discuss your involvement at Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish.
In Jesus’ Name,
Fr. Joe Labak