SACRED HEART SCHOOL

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Contact:  Staci Erwin, Principal

Grades K4 - 8th

Link to school's website:

Sacred Heart School

Online Donation System

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We are pleased to offer online giving for your convenience.  You may donate to the Operating Fund, Building Fund, Special Collections, Altar Flowers and much more!  Click on the NetCharge logo above to begin!

CAPITAL CAMPAIGN

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To learn more about the need, campaign plans, and how to participate, visit the website: Church Campaign 

You can also get a current status of pledges and view the campaign video.

About Our Church

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The first Masses celebrated in Warner Robins were held at the USO Hall on an altar made from stacked Coke crates and boards. On September 23, 1945, in the building we now know as the "Parish Hall," the first Mass of Sacred Heart Parish in Warner Robins was celebrated in our church by our founding Pastor, Rev. Harold Gaudin, S.J. In addition to serving as the church, this building also housed the church offices, the social hall, and the pastor's residence. The original church could seat around 200 people.

In September 1955, Sacred Heart School started and in 1956 the Presentation Sisters arrived from Ireland to take charge of the school. On February 8, 1962, the second Sanctuary was dedicated to handle our growing number of parishioners. It seated 500 people.

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About our Priests

Father FredOn May 25, 1968, Deacon Frederick J. Nijem, Jr., entered the brand-new Saint John the Evangelist Church in Valdosta, to become the first priest ever ordained there. The church's pastor, Father Thomas J. Payne, waived the privilege of celebrating the first Mass in his new church, commenting, "I think it's the most appropriate thing that could happen to a new church-to launch a new priest. We broke ground last July with this in mind."

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Updates from the Church

I am happy to use this column to update you on our "Living our Faith Building our Future" project. Latest estimates brought our project in over budget. And, so the architects, Kamal and Walsh, are in touch with the builder, Chris. R. Sheridan, trying to find ways to reduce the cost of the project while at the same time retaining as much of the original plan as possible. You know how this works; you have a budget and you try and stretch your finances as far as they will go.

Take note of two things in this Gospel: Thomas did not "see" the risen Christ because he was not with the community of disciples on the first day of the week. The "first day of the week" is code for Sunday Eucharist. By that time John's Gospel was written; the church had been celebrating Mass for almost three generations. Thomas did not see the Risen Christ because he was not at Sunday Mass. You see the Risen Christ, for John's, gathered in the Eucharist.

Bulletin Article for 12 Apr 15

Today is Divine Mercy Sunday! The Sunday after Easter has been officially recognized as Divine Mercy Sunday for fifteen years now. This great feast, which had already been granted to the nation of Poland and been celebrated within Vatican City, was given to the Universal Church by Pope John Paul II on the occasion of the canonization of Sr. Faustina on 30 April 2000. Jesus chose Sr. Faustina as his apostle and secretary to tell the world his great message of mercy. He told her, "In the Old Covenant, I sent prophets wielding thunderbolts to My people. Today I am sending you with My mercy to the people of the whole world. I do not want to punish aching mankind, but I desire to heal it, pressing it to My Merciful Heart" (Diary of St. Faustina 1588).

Pope Francis seems to me to be another apostle of God's great Mercy! He reminds us frequently about the great love and mercy of our Lord and tells us to continually seek forgiveness for our sins. He reminds us that the Lord never tires of forgiving us; it is us who get tired of asking for forgiveness.

Divine Mercy Sunday is a day set apart by the universal Church when we can gain special forgiveness for our sins. Pope John Paul II declared that "a plenary indulgence, be granted under the usual conditions (sacramental confession, Eucharistic communion and prayer for the intentions of Supreme Pontiff) to the faithful who, on the Second Sunday of Easter or Divine Mercy Sunday, in any church or chapel, in a spirit that is completely detached from the affection for a sin, even a venial sin, take part in the prayers and devotions held in honour of Divine Mercy, or who, in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament exposed or reserved in the tabernacle, recite the Our Father and the Creed, adding a devout prayer to the merciful Lord Jesus e.g. Merciful Jesus, I trust in you!" (APOSTOLIC PENITENTIARY DECREE on Indulgences attached to devotions in honour of Divine Mercy)

It is not an accident that we keep hearing about this idea of God's mercy! Jesus WANTS to grant us his mercy, but we have to ask for it. Ask for His Mercy today!

God Bless you,

Deacon Ron

I am a witness to Christ Risen, I am a witness that Jesus has risen from the dead and his Spirit fills the earth. What, you ask, have you had a special revelation; has he appeared to you? No, I am not a witness in that miraculous sense. I mean that I am a witness by my life: Not so much by how I dress, clerical clothes, how I live, unmarried, celibate. But both of these are external things. Rather, I too have sought the mystery whose love makes all things new, who alone gives meaning to life and death.

If Christ is not risen then our faith is in vain and we are still in our sins", so writes St. Paul. What we celebrate today brings hope to the heart of every believer. God did not leave us to our own devices but raised His only Son as the first born of many brothers and sisters.

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The Church

Monsignor Fred Nijem
Pastor


Father Kevin O'Keefe
Parochial Vicar


Jim Hunt
Deacon

Ron Simons
Deacon

For a complete staff listing, click here.

Mass Times

English Mass
Saturday Vigil: 5:00 pm
Sunday: 9:00 am & 11:45 am


Spanish Mass
Sunday: 2:00 pm


Daily Mass
Monday - Friday: 9:00am


Confession
Saturdays: 3:45 pm to 4:30 pm in the Reconciliation Room.

Contact Us

Sacred Heart Catholic Church
251 South Davis Drive
Warner Robins, GA 31088


Phone: 478.923.0124
Fax: 478.328.3078

Rectory: 478.923.8360
School: 478.923.9668
PAC: 478.923.8934

Christian Service Center

Christian Service Center
136 Nortview Avenue
Warner Robins, GA 31088


Phone: 478.929.3897
Director: Greg Schliekelman
Hours: Mon, Wed, Fri 10:00 am to 2:45 pm


For more information, click here.

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