Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Every person is created in the image and likeness of God and draws its value from this dignity.
“Human persons are willed by God; they are imprinted with God’s image. Their dignity does not come from the work they do, but from the persons they are”. (St. John Paul II, On the Hundredth Year [Centesimus annus], no. 11)
What is SHINE HIS LIGHT? A monthly Holy Hour and Rosary to value all human lives while praying for different groups of people and respect life issues.
I invite all parishioners to join me in prayer monthly in our Chapel before our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament. As we pray the Rosary before Him, we pray that every life is respected, honored, and treasured while focusing on a different intention at each gathering.
I especially invite members of the ministries listed below to join in prayer on the designated month, hopefully in person.
Please share this invitation and I hope to see you for this monthly hour of prayer!
Fr. Philip Wilhite, Pastor
Sacred Heart Catholic Church and School
Vision Statement: Gather parishioners to pray the Rosary monthly before our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament in the CHAPEL for various Life Issues as defined by our Catholic faith.
When: Third Tuesday monthly, 7:30 pm-8:30 pm in our Chapel
JANUARY: For orphans, foster children, and for more families to welcome children through adoption (Lectors)
FEBRUARY: For the care and respect of immigrants and refugees (Choirs)
MARCH: For an end to abortion and capital punishment (Respect Life Ministry & YOUTH COUNCIL, Knights of Columbus & Catholic Daughters)
APRIL: For an end to all sexual abuse – especially of children – and an end to human trafficking (Catechists & School Teachers)
MAY: For the humane treatment of all prisoners and their successful rehabilitation into society (Prison Ministry & Eucharistic Ministers)
JUNE: For an end to all racism and prejudice & accepting the difference of others as a gift from God (Hospitality Ministers & Charismatic Prayer Groups)
JULY: For the respectful and loving acceptance of those with same-sex attraction & for their care through such groups as Courage (Young Adult Ministry, Sacristans, and ACTS Women)
AUGUST: For the healing of those suffering from addictions to alcohol, drugs, and pornography (ACTS Men & Espíritu Santo)
SEPTEMBER: For an end to Domestic Violence and greater care for survivors (Homebound Ministers & Marriage Preparation Teams)
OCTOBER: To end abortion and Human Trafficking (Guadalupanas, Legion of Mary, AMSIF)
NOVEMBER: To support the sanctity of Marriage of husband and wife and of the family (Boy Scouts, Heritage Girls, Youth Ministry- Confirmation Students and parents)
DECEMBER: For an end to euthanasia–physician-assisted suicide–and greater love and respect for the elderly & the homeless (Altar servers & families)