Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church
243 Lafayette Avenue Palmerton, PA 18071 610-826-2335
OUR MISSION STATEMENT
“We the family of Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, come together in faith to renew ourselves through the celebration of sacrament. We strive to be the welcoming hands of Christ in our community.”
Daily Mass Monday through Friday:
Confessions by appointment only.
Please call the Rectory Office.
Every First Friday of the Month Eucharistic Adoration: Mass at Noon followed by Eucharistic Adoration until 3:00 PM. Concludes with Mid-Day Prayer and Benediction.
Visit www.AD-Today for further information and options available for you to participate in Masses on television and online.
JOIN FATHER BILL FOR SUNDAY MORNING MASS — LIVE STREAM ON SACRED HEART FACEBOOK PAGE AT 9:30 AM.
Weekend Mass: Saturday Vigil: 5:00 PM Sunday: 9:30 AM. Please call the Rectory Office if you will be attending. See below for procedures/restrictions.
The dispensation from the Mass obligation will remain in place throughout the Diocese until further notice.
Procedures/Guidelines for Mass:
Less than 50% of total occupancy (approximately 160 people) are permitted in Church.
Those who do not feel safe, or who have compromising health conditions, should not attend. Sunday 9:30 AM Mass is livestream.
Hand Sanitizers are available at entrances. Note: Only 2 entrances will be used: the door closer to the Alley from parking lot and the Ramp Glass Door off of Lafayette.
Pews are marked for social distancing requirements. Families are not expected to observe this among each other. Faithful must wear face masks during Mass, except for the Lector while proclaiming the Readings and the Cantor when leading song.
NO Offertory Procession. We will continue using the donation box in Church, online giving, mail-in or other means for receiving offerings.
NO Sign of Peace and NO reception of the Precious Blood.
Communion will be distributed at the end of Mass. Faithful may receive Holy Communion on the tongue or in the hand.
Clergy will wear face masks only during distribution of Holy Communion.
One Extraordinary Minister allowed to assist at distributing Holy Communion.
There will be increased sanitization of surfaces (including door handles, pews, railings). If individuals wiped spaces with their own home-brought sanitizer wipes, we would be most appreciative.
Hymnal racks are emptied. The Stewardship book kiosk has been covered. Material should not be taken until further notice. Please do not leave any material of any subject anywhere in our Church.
Public may light votive candles. Hand sanitizers are available.
The Crying Room is closed.
The Choir Loft is restricted to only the Musician and Cantor.
The Petition Book is unavailable until further notice.
HOLY COMMUNION FOR HOMEBOUND: Only Father or the Deacon will give Holy Communion to homebound in emergency situations, upon request.
WEDDINGS AND FUNERALS: Any wedding or church funeral that might fall within this phase must observe 50% seating capacity and follow all CDC and Church guidelines.
BAPTISMS: Baptisms will take place for individual families, observing 50% seating capacity, within or outside Mass as deemed appropriate and follow all CDC and Church guidelines..
Father Bill has been praying through the intercession of Fr. Ciszek (whose Cause is being processed in Rome for Canonization but is in need of a verifiable miracle) since the beginning of the Coronavirus. Would it not be a gift–a needed miracle to find a cure and stop the Coronavirus. If you wish to add your prayer of intercession along with Father Campion, please say this prayer often and just maybe it will be the miracle we need.
PRAYER FOR A FAVOR THROUGH THE INTERCESSION OF FATHER WALTER CISZEK, S.J.
Almighty God, we love, adore and praise You as our Creator and Loving Father. Look with compassion and mercy upon us. Hear our prayer in this time of special need and through the intercession of Father Walter Ciszek, grant the following favor if it is Your Holy Will.
(Mention the Request)
Most loving God, accept our gratitude for hearing this prayer. May the knowledge of the virtues and holiness of Father Walter be recognized and known to provide a lasting example to draw sinners to reconciliation and to lead souls to sanctity.
For You are our God and we are Your people and we glorify You, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, now and ever and forever. Amen
The Father Walter Ciszek Prayer League, Inc.
231 North Jardin Street
Shenandoah, PA 17976
Official Organization for the Promotion of the Cause of
Canonization of FATHER WALTER CISZEK, S.J..
For more information and resources please visit: https://sp.allentowndiocese.org