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Sacred Heart Catholic Church


Interested in the Reboot WorkCamp this summer? Email [email protected] by June 1st.

Daily Mass will resume on Monday, June 1st in the Church. There is no daily mass this Saturday, May 30th.

Click here for a message from Bishop Burbidge to the Confirmandi

Confessions are by appointment and 4-4:30 Saturday.

The weekend mass will be streamed ON YOUTUBE <- Click the link to open the page. The stream will be live for a 5 PM mass as well as recorded for those who want to watch it on Sunday.

The Food Pantry is still open so if you can donate food items they are greatly appreciated.

Food Pantry Most Needed: Fruit, Vegetables, Jelly

Food Pantry Wish List: Beans, Cereal, Canned meats, Canned Pasta, Canned veggies, Canned Fruit, Canned Soup, Cream Soup, Stew, Helpers, Instant Potatoes, Chili, Mac & Cheese, Manwich, Misc Dressings, Mixes, Pasta & Sauces, Powdered Milk, Desert Mixes, Ramen, Rice, Cleaning products, Personal care items.

UPDATE: The Offices hours are changing at the end of May to 9:30AM - 9PM Monday - Friday.

If you can, please keep up with contributions. For those wishing to move over to online giving until normal activity resumes go to http://giving.shcva.org with your Envelope number to sign up. You may also mail in checks if you prefer.

Offertory and Tax Deduction Changes for all Taxpayers

The ongoing support of parish offertory is so important in meeting our parish expenses.  All taxpayers for 2020 may take an "above-the-line" deduction for up to $300 in cash donations.  If you itemize, you may deduct up to the entire amount of your adjusted gross income (AGI) for cash gifts in 2020, without reference to the 60 percent limitation that would otherwise apply.

More information can be found at the following website:    https://arlingtondiocese.plannedgiving.org/cares-act

Thank You,
Fr. Mike

A Daily Reflection:
In the passage from Acts 22:30-23:11 we find St. Paul being tried for having hope in the resurrection. For us that may sound funny but we have to think about what that virtue of hope gives to people. Authentic hope empowers people to recognize injustice and fight against it. The Resurrection is more than getting to Heaven it is about new life,it is about embracing a new way of relating to God and our fellow members of the human race. Hope in the resurrection challenges a culture of death that is marked by consumption, greed, abuse and that all leads to an attitude that cheapens human life. This hope can refocus our attention to what is important and that is living an abundant life which means an abundance of love and mercy, not stuff. What is happening in so many communities in our nation around the world is a loss of hope a tendency to move more inward, or a tendency to just give up on life. may we who profess a faith in the Resurrection spread hope to all we have regular contact with.

Remember that this weekend we celebrate the Feast of Pentecost the coming of the Holy Spirit may we allow that Spirit to flow into and out of us for the good of humanity and the whole world.
In God's love and peace.

Fr. Mike


Kovar is our main charity created by the Virginia State Council of the Knights of Columbus to assist citizens of Virginia who are intellectually disabled.  This year social distancing due the virus will prevent this collection. Many councils facing the same problem have moved forward to establish a virtual “pass-the-hat” program.  Please consider contributing to our council's hat if you are able.

The easiest way to donate is online from our council's website using “Links of Interest”. The Kovar selection will bring up GiveDirect, the people that process Kovar’s credit card donations.


You will receive an immediate acknowledgement of the donation. Please enter our council number to assure Ascension Council receives credit.

If you want to donate by check, the payee should be Kovar Corporation for your charitable donation. Kovar will acknowledge donations of $50 or more for your records. Mail the check to:

Jeffrey Befumo, Treasurer

Kovar Corporation

16933 Four Seasons Drive

Dumfries, Virginia 22025-3619

Close to us, Ascension has assisted a local Arc home coordinated by Bryan Roberts. Kovar funded a new kitchen in that home recognizing Bryan as the honoree of that grant.

One noteworthy item of interest: For years Kovar has had a member of Ascension as a Director and officer. Kovar added another Ascension member as a Director – Congratulate Doug Blair, who was elected to the Kovar Board of Directors for three-year term starting in July.

Let’s continue the tradition Ascension has with supporting Kovar.

Thank you.

Mass Times

Weekend Mass Times

Saturday | 5:00 PM
Streamed on YouTube
Sunday | 8:00 AM, 11:00 AM

By appointment
4 - 4:30 Saturday


 Happy Anniversary of Ordination to Father Mike and Deacon Gerry! 

Please Do NOT turn in your rice bowls until further notice

**FAITH FORMATION - Classes and SPRED is CANCELLED until further notice.

**RCIA has been CANCELLED until further notice.

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Please ignore any emails or texts that comes to you from our pastor with a vague request for “financial help” or to “buy cards” of any sort (i.e. store cards, steam cards, etc). They may say this is for cancer patients, etc….This is a scam. If you are contacted, please verify any information by calling the office first, at 703-590-0030. ⚠️⚠️⚠️

Parish Announcements will be shared here. For more information, check out this week's bulletin. 

Parish Giving

If you are new to Parish Giving and want to see a tutorial on how to sign up go to this Youtube Video.

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Diocese of Arlington Child Protection

The Office of Child Protection and Victim Assistance provides opportunities to report abuse, heal from abuse, and find support. If you have questions, are looking for help from someone abusive and would like support, please visit our website at: https://www.arlingtondiocese.org/ChildProtection/.  If you would like to volunteer as a parishioner of Sacred Heart, click the above website and go to the volunteer button and fill out the online forms.  It will then be sent to our Liaison and forwarded to the Diocese. If you have any further questions you may call the office at 703-590-0030.   



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A Prayer to Jesus for Healing and Guidance

Jesus, Son of God,
you were sent by the Father
to bear our weakness;
be with us in this time of crisis.
Merciful Savior,
heal and comfort the sick,
so that, with heath restores,
they may give you praise.
Divine Physician,
a company our caregivers
so that, serving with patience,
they may heal wisely.
Eternal Wisdom,
guide our leaders
so that, seeking remedies,
they may follow your light.
Christ, the Anointed,
protect us in body and spirit,
so that, freed from harm,
we may be delivered from all affliction.
Who lives and reign with God with Father
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, forever and ever.

Office Hours

Monday-Friday | 9:30 AM - 9 PM
(Closed weekdays 12 PM -1 PM for staff lunch)


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