Sacred Heart of Jesus Church - Serving the Communities of South Bend and Lakeville, Indiana
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Sacred Heart
Monday, Christmas Eve 
4:30 p.m. Preceded by hymns and carols at 4:00

Tuesday, Christmas Day 
9:00 a.m.

Thank You to all who participated in this wonderful Christmas project. We had 102 tags on the tree and ALL were taken care of!!!

Thank you for making someone’s Christmas ever so special!!!
Monday evening I hosted the Inaugural Legacy Society Dinner in my home. Twenty-three people were inducted as Founders of the Society. These are people who have named St. Jude as a beneficiary in their will/estate.

This is Gaudete Sunday derived from the first word of the Entrance Antiphon at Mass: “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I say, rejoice. Indeed, the Lord is near!” (Phil.4:4-5). 
  
Advent is half over and Christmas is soon to follow! This Sunday is further set apart by the custom of wearing rose vestments and the lighting of the rose Advent candle.
One week before Christmas, in special preparation for the feast, many Catholics begin praying the O Antiphons. They are so called because each one begins with an “O” invoking the coming of Christ by appropriate titles derived from the Old Testament prophecies.