Welcome to Sacred Heart Parish! For more than 100 years our parish has been dedicated to Jesus' Sacred Heart, which is full of love and mercy for every person. Jesus said, "I AM the Way and the Truth and the Life." We try to respond to His Sacred Heart's love and mercy by embracing Him, who is the Truth, and by seeking to follow the Way to Life. We invite you to join us on this journey!
When Sacred Heart Parish is broadcasting a Holy Mass "live" via Facebook, click on this blue text and you will go to our Parish Facebook page, where you will be able to find the "live" Holy Mass somewhat down on the page. (After these Masses, you can see the recorded copies of these Masses by clicking the "Videos" button on our Parish Facebook home page that you reach by clicking this blue text.) The schedule for livestreamed Holy Masses is: 4:30 p.m. Saturdays, 9 a.m. Sundays, and, in Croatian, 11:00 a.m. Sundays (this new 11 a.m. time is a temporary time for the 10:30 Mass in order to allow for cleaning the pews after the 9 a.m. Mass). https://www.facebook.com/SacredHeartMilwaukee/
You do not need to be a Facebook member to see these videos on desktop computers.
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Last weekend's livestreamed Masses:
During the Coronavirus epidemic, the widely known nationwide TV Mass - "The Heart of the Nation Catholic Mass" - has found a stable temporary home in our Sacred Heart Croatian Parish Church, stability amid all of the ever-changing complexities of Covid.
"The Heart of the Nation Catholic Mass" is a Milwaukee-based ministry to the elderly, the homebound and now those sheltering at home.
This TV Mass reaches people nationwide, bringing them a high-quality half-hour Mass every Sunday on broadcast, cable and satellite TV, and online. (Their Mass is broadcast from Honolulu, Hawaii to Portland, Maine!) Locally, they broadcast Mass Sundays on Channel 24 at 7 & 9 a.m. and on Relevant Radio 1640 AM at 7:30 p.m. Thanks be to God that we are able to help them serve those in need, including our own homebound and sheltering in place!
Most visions of the Mother of God leave images only in the memories of the visionary.
But two times in Latin America the Mother of God left images of herself for all of us to see. We post two photos today, on December 12th, the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe:
The first photo is of Our Lady of Guadalupe's miraculously imprinted image of her expecting the Child Jesus that ocurred in Mexico in 1531. This image is on the surface of a cactus-fiber cloth.
The second photo is of the far less famous Our Lady of Las Lajas in Colombia. ("Las Lajas" is Spanish for "the Rock Slabs.") Here Our Lady of Las Lajas (who profoundly resembles Our Lady of Guadalupe) holds the Child Jesus, with St. Dominic on the left and St. Francis of Assisi on the right. (The crowns worn by Jesus and Mary were added later by the grateful faithful.)
Amazingly this image from 1754 is imprinted in stone and not only on the surface of the rock slab but deep into the rock.
To register for Fr. Mike Schmitz's amazing podcasts of 20 to 25 minutes a day that let you hear the whole Bible in a year with great Catholic commentary, click HERE: https://ascensionpress.com/pages/biy-registration
IT IS NEVER TOO LATE TO START YOUR YEAR-LONG JOURNEY THROUGH THE BIBLE! IT CAN BE MORE FUN TO GO THROUGH THIS BIBLE PROGRAM WITH A "BIBLE-IN-A-YEAR BUDDY" (similar to an exercise buddy). MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY! SPREAD THE WORD.
To download the sheets of reading materials, please register. And of course read the Bible chapters for each day (in Croatian or English) ideally before listening to Fr. Mike read the same chapters for you.
For those who have a hard time using Facebook, here are some of Fr Mike Schmitz's recent amazing homilies on YouTube:
Our fellow Croatian Franciscan parish in Chicago, St. Jerome Croatian, was livestreaming on their Facebook page two great Masses until August 15th, 2020. ST JEROME'S LIVESTREAMED THEIR CHRISTMAS SEASON CELEBRATIONS. Click here to see their beautiful English and Croatian Christmas season videos.
Other highly endorsed Sunday Masses are on Relevant Radio (noon on Sunday through Saturday on 1640 AM radio) and EWTN, global Catholic television (live at 7 a.m. Sunday, and rebroadcast at 11 a.m., 6 p.m. and 11 p.m.).
These Masses for "the homebound unable to go to Mass", which includes so many of us these days.
EWTN gives the text of the Mass Readings on the internet, along with the video of the Mass:
Please go to the Archdiocese of Milwaukee's official website www.ArchMil.org for more information about the Coronavirus impact on our coming celebrations and events.
February 6, 2020 Milwaukee Public TV broadcast an episode of "Around the Corner with John McGivern" focused on the Story Hill neighborhood of Milwaukee, in which is located Sacred Heart Croatian Parish.
Wisconsin had the opportunity to see the interior of our church and to see John McGivern making Sarma with Mary Schauer.
The show lives on forever on Youtube. See this beautifully done 26-minute show by clicking on the link below:
(Sacred Heart pops up a moment 39 seconds into the show, but the main two-and-half minute segment is 20 minutes into the program. Seeing the whole show is a good idea.)
Glen's "Story Corner" airs Monday through Friday at 6:50 a.m. on the "Morning Air" program on Milwaukee's Catholic radio station, Relevant Radio, AM 1640. Deepen your love for Jesus by tuning in to this station when you can.