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Sacred Heart Church
321 South Broadway
Lawrence, MA 01843
Sunday Mass: 10:00 a.m.
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Novena and Prayer Schedule Dress Code
Announcements and Reminders Directions

Mass & Confession Schedule

 

SACRED HEART CHURCH MASS SCHEDULE:
SUNDAY MASS: 10:00 a.m.

DAILY MASS: MON.-THURS. 9:00 a.m., FRI. 6:30 p.m. and SAT. 9:00 a.m.
HOLY DAYS OF OBLIGATION*: MON.-FRI. 6:30 p.m. SAT. 10:00 a.m.
FIRST FRIDAY: 9:00 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.

FIRST SATURDAY: 9:00 a.m.

SPECIAL MASS & PARISH ANNOUNCEMENTS
STATIONS OF THE CROSS: Every Sunday during Lent at 8:45 a.m. & Friday during Lent at 5:20 p.m.

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION AND BENEDICTION
Tuesdays: 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. (The Holy Face of Jesus Litany starts at 5:50 p.m. followed by 6:00 p.m. Rosary)


CONFESSION SCHEDULE:
SUNDAY: 9:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.
SAT. 8:15 a.m & 6:00 p.m. or any day by appointment

*HOLY DAYS OF OBLIGATION:
FEAST OF THE CIRCUMCISION: January 1st (Mass at 10:00 a.m.)

ASCENSION THURSDAY: 40 days after Easter

ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY: August 15th

ALL SAINTS: November 1st

IMMACULATE CONCEPTION: December 8th 
CHRISTMAS: December 25th

*Only the Pre-Vatican II Traditional Latin Mass according to the Dominican Rite is offered at Sacred Heart Church

Sacred Heart Gift and Book Shop Hours

Sunday: Closed (open for one hour after Sunday Mass for our traveling parishioners)

Monday & Tuesday: Closed

Wednesday through Saturday: Open 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Located in front of Sacred Heart rectory

Telephone: (978) 686-7922

 

Adult Catechism Class

Fall Classes (September to December) and Spring Classes ( January to April): Summer and Private classes available.

Located at Sacred Heart Rectory

Classes are free of charge and are open to anyone interested

 

Parish Novena and Prayer Schedule

 

Daily

The Rosary is recited daily at 8:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.

Litanies in honor of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and St. Joseph following 12:00 Rosary

 

Weekly

The Stations of the Cross are prayed every Friday for the Holy Souls in Purgatory 5:20 p.m.  (starting Friday after Exaltation of the Cross, September 14th,  till Good Friday) & every Sunday during Lent at 8:45 a.m.

 

Annual & Monthly Devotions

January

Dedicated in honor of the Holy Name of Jesus, the Holy Family & the Childhood of Jesus

 

Act of Consecration to the Holy Family-Holy Family Sunday

 

Church Unity Octave Prayer- January 18th through 25th

February

Dedicated in honor of the Sacred Passion of Jesus

 

Station of the Cross-

Every Sunday during Lent at 8:45 a.m. & Friday during Lent at 5:20 p.m.

 

Annual Total Consecration to Mary according to St. Louis Marie de Montfort- begins Feb. 20th

March

Dedicated in honor of

St. Joseph

 

Station of the Cross-

Every Sunday during Lent at 8:45 a.m. & Friday during Lent at 5:20 p.m.

 

Novena of Grace: in honor of St. Francis Xavier-

March 4th to 12th

following 6:00p.m. rosary

 

Novena in honor of

St. Joseph: Patron of the Universal Church

March 10th to 18th

following 6:00p.m. rosary

 

Annual Total Consecration to Mary- ends March 25th

 

April

Dedicated in honor of the Holy Ghost & the Blessed Sacrament

 

Station of the Cross-

Every Sunday during Lent at 8:45 a.m. & Friday during Lent at 5:20 p.m.

 

Novena in honor of

St. Catherine of Siena (Feast: April 30th) -

April 21st through the 29th

May

Dedicated in honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary

 

Novena in honor of  the Holy Ghost - between Ascension Thursday and Pentecost

June

Dedicated in honor of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

 

Novena in honor of the Sacred Heart of Jesus  - Moveable

 

 Act of Consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus- On the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

July

Dedicated in honor of the Precious Blood of Jesus

 

Novena in honor of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel (Feast: July 16th) -

July 7th to 15th

 

Novena in honor of St. Dominic (Feast: August 4th)- July 26th through August 3rd

 

August

Dedicated in honor of the Immaculate Heart of Mary

 

Novena in honor of St. Dominic (cont.)- July 26th through August 3rd

 

Novena in honor of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (Feast: August 22nd) - August 13 through August 21st

 

Act of Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary (Feast: August 22nd)- On the Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary

 

September

Dedicated in honor of the Seven Sorrows of Mary

 

Novena in honor of St. Michael the Arch Angel (Feast: Sept. 29th)-

September 20th through the 28th

October

Dedicated in honor of the Most Holy Rosary & the Holy Angels

 

St. Joseph prayer by Pope Leo XIII added to the end of the Rosary throughout the month of October

 

Official Act of Consecration of the Dominican Order to the Immaculate Heart of Mary- Rosary Sunday (First Sunday of October)*

 

Act of Consecration to Christ the King-

Last Sunday of October

November

Dedicated in honor of the Poor Souls in Purgatory

 

Novena of Grace: in honor of St. Francis Xavier (Feast: December 3rd)-

November 24th to December 2nd

following 6:00p.m. rosary

 

Eternal Rest prayer added to each decade of the rosary for the Holy Souls in Purgatory throughout the month of November

 

Christmas Novena (Advent Prayer) - Starts November 30th

December

Dedicated in honor of the Divine Infant & Immaculate Conception

 

Novena of Grace: in honor of St. Francis Xavier (Cont.)-

November 24th to December 2nd

following 6:00p.m. rosary

 

Christmas Novena

(Advent Prayer) -

throughout December until Christmas Eve

 

*The General Chapter held in Washington, D.C.., 1949, no. 135, p. 76, ordered that "every priory and house of the Order each year on the feast of the Most Holy Rosary, the first Sunday of October, superiors should, in the presence of their communities, solemnly renew the consecration of their communities to the Immaculate Heart of the Most Holy Mother of God, so that this most Blessed Virgin might obtain peace for the world and shed upon us the riches of her Heart."  (From Analecta Ordinis Fratrum Praedicatorum, Vol. XXXI, Oct.-Dec., 1954, pp. 338-389.)

 

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Announcements and Reminders:

bullet Sanctuary Lamp: This is the beeswax candle always burning on the pedestal at the Gospel side of the altar. It indicates the presence of the Blessed Sacrament in the tabernacle. It is burned for the intention, announced in the bulletin, of anyone wishing to make an suggested offering of $12.00*. The offering may be made at the Sacred Heart bookstore (located in front of the Rectory).
 
bulletTithing So that we may be able to continue to meet our expenses, please tithe and make up, if possible, for any Sunday collections missed. Thank you!
 
bulletParking: There is plenty of street parking available, as well, there is a small parking lot on the left of the church Thank you.
 
bulletVeils: Veils are provided in the chapel vestibule for women and girls entering the chapel without any head covering. Please be sure to return these veils after each use.
 
bulletSacred Heart Church Membership: If you wish to be a parishioner of Sacred Heart Church, fill out a registration form. These are to be found on the table in the vestibule and may be left at the bookstore or brought to the sacristy. Please be sure to notify (by the same form) of any change of address or phone number as well.
 
bulletLost & Found: Please be sure to retrieve any items left in the church from the table in the vestibule. Due to the clutter, we will have to discard any items not reclaimed after a couple of weeks.
 
bulletBlessing of Religious Articles: When possible, the priest will bless religious articles at the Communion rail after Sunday Masses or by appointment.

Communion Rules

bulletNon-Catholics are not permitted to receive
bullet

You must be fasting:
1)  Priest and the faithful before Holy Masses or Holy Communion, respectively- whether it is in the morning, afternoon, evening or at Midnight Mass- must abstain for three hours from solid foods and alcoholic beverages. Non-alcoholic beverages may be taken up to one hour before Mass or Holy Communion. Water does not break the fast.
2) The infirm, even if not bedridden, may take non-alcoholic beverages and that which is really and properly medicine, either in liquid or solid form, before Mass or Holy Communion without time limit.

His Holiness, Pope Pius XII, earnestly exhorts priests and faithful who are able to do so to observe the old and venerable form of the Eucharistic Fast (from foods and liquids from midnight) before Holy Communion. All those who will make use of these concessions must compensate for the good received by becoming shining examples of a Christian life and principally with works of penance and charity. (Motu Proprio of Pope Pius XII of March 19, 1957)

bulletYou must be in a state of sanctifying grace (confessed and been absolved from any mortal sins)
bulletYou must be modestly dressed
bulletNo Communion in the hand
bulletAt the traditional Mass, the communicant does not say “Amen.”

Sacraments

Baptism
Godparents must be traditional Catholics, not attending the Novus Ordo Mass in their parishes. They and all attending the Baptism should be informed of the dress code. Please make arrangements upon the birth of the child.
 

Confession
Confessions are held 45 minutes before Mass and ending 10 minutes prior. Booklets to help assist with Confession are available in the vestibule. Please make sure you examine your conscience before getting in line. If you are new to the parish or have any questions please ask one of the brothers for assistance.
 

Marriage
Only for those regularly attending Mass at the Sacred Heart Church.


Funerals

Only those who have regularly attended Sacred Heart Church can be buried from it; that is to say, have a Requiem Mass with the casket present.


Sick Calls

Please inform us of any Sacred Heart parishioners being hospitalized.


Mass Intentions

The usual stipend (offering) for a Mass is $20.00. Because of the large number of requests, no dated Masses can be accepted. When necessary to avoid prolonged delays in satisfying intentions, they are transferred to other priests who say the traditional Latin Mass (without the una cum). Please go the Sacred Heart Gift Shop to obtain a Mass cards.

Fast and Abstain

Traditional Laws of Fast and Abstinence

The Catholic faithful are bound under  pain of sin to observe the Church's laws of fast and abstinence, unless lawfully excused or dispensed.

 

Abstinence

1) All baptized Catholics, seven years of age or older, are obliged to abstain on the days appointed.

2) Complete Abstinence, which forbids the eating of meat, and soup or gravy made with meat, is required on; all Fridays, Ash              Wednesday, Holy Saturday, the Vigil of the Immaculate Conception , Vigil of Christmas.

3) Partial Abstinence,  which permits meat and soup or gravy made from meat, to be eaten only once a day, at the principal meal, is required on; Ember Wednesdays, Ember Saturdays and the  Vigil of Pentecost.

 

Fast

1) All baptized Catholics, ages twenty one through fifty nine, inclusive, are bound to observe the laws of fasting.

2) The days of fast are; the weekdays of Lent (Monday through Saturday), the Ember Days, and the Vigils of Pentecost, Immaculate Conception & Christmas.

3) On the days of fast, only one full meal is allowed. Two other meatless meals, sufficient to maintain strength, may  be taken according to one's needs, but together they should not equal another full meal.

4) Meat may be taken at the principal meal on the day of fast, except on days of complete abstinence.

5) Eating between meals is not permitted, but liquids, including milk and fruit juices, are allowed.

6) When health or ability to work would be seriously affected, the law does not oblige. In doubt concerning fast or abstinence, consult the parish priest or a confessor.

7) There is no obligation for fast or abstinence on a Holyday of Obligation, even though it may fall on a Friday.

 

His Holiness, Pope Pius XII, earnestly exhorts priests and faithful who are able to do so to observe the old and venerable form of the Eucharistic Fast (from foods and liquids from midnight) before Holy Communion. All those who will make use of these concessions must compensate for the good received by becoming shining examples of a Christian life and principally with works of penance and charity. (Motu Proprio of Pope Pius XII of March 19, 1957)

Dress Code

Why do we have a dress code for Mass?

As we would dress appropriately for a wedding or funeral, even more so we should be dressed appropriately for the most important event on earth, and that is the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. The Mass is infinitely more important than meeting an earthly king or queen or going to an important formal event. By dressing up for Mass we are showing respect for Jesus Christ, present in the Holy Eucharist, and treating our bodies as temples of the Holy Ghost.

Ladies and Girls:

bulletModest dress or skirt that cover the knee completely when standing or sitting, no low necklines
bulletHead covering (Chapel veils available at vestibules in church. They are also available for sale at the Sacred Heart gift shop)
bulletNo tight fitting, low cut, short, slit above the knees, sleeveless, transparent or revealing clothing
bulletNo pants, trousers or shorts
bulletNo Sweatshirts and other casual attire is inappropriate for attendance at Sunday Mass

Men and Boys:

bulletDress shirt and tie
bulletSuit coat, jacket or sweater
bulletDress shoes
bulletNo tight pants, shorts, jeans or sweatpants
bulletNo sweatshirts and other casual attire is inappropriate for attendance at Sunday Mass
bulletPlease take off hats upon entering church
bulletNo piercings

*Note: If you can not afford the suggested offering, that is not a problem.  Please offer what you can.

Directions

From New Hampshire
Take Rt. 93 South to Rt. 495 North. Take exit 41 B (Rt. 28 North). Bear right off the exit. Stay in your left lane. You will go past the onramp for 495 North on your left. Bear left at the fork to continue on Rt. 28N. Bear right at the next stop sign onto Rt. 28 North. Sacred Heart is approximately 1 mile down on your left. Parking is located in the lot to the left of Sacred Heart (behind rectory). Street parking is also available.

From Boston and other points East
Take Rt. 93 North to Rt. 495 North. Take exit 41 B (Rt. 28 North). Bear right off the exit. Stay in your left lane. You will go past the onramp for 495 North on your left. Bear left at the fork to continue on Rt. 28N. Bear right at the next stop sign onto Rt. 28 North. Sacred Heart is approximately 1 mile down on your left. Parking is located in the lot to the left of Sacred Heart (behind rectory). Street parking is also available.

From Haverhill, Portsmouth, Portland and other point North
From Rt. 95 South to Rt. 495 South, take exit #41 for Rt. 28 South. Proceed right off the exit and immediately get into your far left lane. Take your first left (a U-Turn) to reverse direction and get onto Rt. 28 North. Stay in your left lane. You will go past the onramp for 495 North on your left. Bear left at the fork to continue on Rt. 28N. Bear right at the next stop sign onto Rt. 28 North. Sacred Heart is approximately 1 mile down on your left. Parking is located in the lot to the left of Sacred Heart (behind rectory). Street parking is also available.

From Lowell and other points South
Take Rt. 495 North to exit 41 B (Rt. 28 North). Bear right off the exit. Stay in your left lane. You will go past the onramp for 495 North on your left. Bear left at the fork to continue on Rt. 28N. Bear right at the next stop sign onto Rt. 28 North. Sacred Heart is approximately 1 mile down on your left. Parking is located in the lot to the left of Sacred Heart (behind rectory). Street parking is also available.