Form of Spiritual Communion, by St. Alphonsus Liguori
My JESUS, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.
I love You above all things and I desire to receive You in my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart.
I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You.
Never permit me to be separated from You.
The Southwest is known for our warm welcomes and heartfelt hospitality! Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish has been extending this same warm welcome for over 140 year, since pioneer missionary, Fr. Antonio Jouvenceau, came to Tombstone, to minister to the need of those flocking into the area following the discovery of rich silver deposits!
Although the popular concept of Tombstone, largely shaped by Hollywood, portrays our community as centered in the bars and gambling dens of Allen Street and shadowed by violence, there is another and much more enduring story, of pioneer men, women and families, who sought to build a lasting community, founded on the values of the Gospel!
That is our story, and it is a story which continues to be written, not in historic re-enactments, but in the hearts and lives of people who call Tombstone home.
Our Parish is the “Mother Church” of Cochise County and has been instrumental in planting new parishes in the surrounding area. We continue to be part of the global Mission of the Church, and have entered our third century filled with the joy and the hope of those who are experiencing new life in Christ!
We would cordially invite you to experience that new life with us, and to know that the One who extends the invitation, “My house is your house!” is, in fact, the Lord!
Looking forward to welcoming you!
FR. GREG ADOLF and FR. ROBERT NESKE
all of the People of God at Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish!
DID YOU KNOW...
...that we miss many opportunities for spiritual (and intellectual) growth, saying that we “don’t have the time”?
Aren’t we all given the same 24 hours each day? Are some people getting more than the allotted hours?
When our Lord taught us to pray: “give us this day our daily bread,” we are being taught the value and uniqueness of each and every day – as an unrepeatable gift from God!
The problem is the use of the time we have, and our priorities for how we spend each day!
Of all of the great “time wasters,” television is probably the worst. How many irreplaceable hours are squandered in meaningless television viewing? How much anxiety and even despair is occasioned by watching the rival “news” channels, each trying to outdo the others in negativism? It is not simply a waste of valuable time, but a source of needless worry!
The following is a paraphrase of a familiar Psalm you might want to consider: “The TV is my shepherd, I shall not have peace. It makes me lie down in my recliner. It leads me away from the Faith, it numbs my soul. It leads me in paths of violence and sexual exploitation for the sponsors’ sake. Yes, though I walk in the shadow of Christian commitment, there will be no time for prayer or quiet contemplation, for the TV is with me to devour my time! The remote and the cable, they comfort me. It prepares commercials before me in the presence of my worldliness. It anoints my head with secularism and consumerism, so that my coveting runneth over. Surely laziness and ignorance shall follow me all the wasted days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house, watching TV forever!”
Think about the gift of each day – a gift from God! How we spend each day is truly our ‘thank you’ to the Lord for His gift!
Think about the time you could have available for prayer, reading, creative hobbies, and exercise each day, about how you choose to use hours which can never be reclaimed, how you respond to opportunities for your spiritual, emotional, and intellectual growth!
“Give us, this day, our daily bread!”
Marriage Anniversary Mass Celebration
I am pleased to announce the return of our Marriage Anniversary Mass Celebration.
On Sunday, October 10th, we will celebrate the anniversaries as listed in the registration form for the 2020 and 2021 years. However, in the future we will celebrate this annual Marriage Anniversary Mass in the winter. Looking ahead, we have reserved Sunday, February 12, 2022, for the Anniversaries being celebrated in 2022. You will receive a registrationform form for that event closer to the date. As in pevious years, I will be availabel before the Mass to have a picture with each couple who would like one. Those who register will get specific information on this from Ofelia James and Sr. Losi Paha in the Pastoral Services Department.
Registration forms can be obtained in the Parish Office
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