Sacred Heart Mission Catholic Church

 Catholic Church Diocese of Las Cruces

Announcements
Update: May 25, 2020
A reminder to all who have Rice Bowls. We hope you can turn them in soon, whether at Sacred Heart or Immaculate Conception Church in Alamogordo. 
Fr. will have confessions on Sundays at Sacred Heart at 9 am. These confessions will be outside, between the trailer and the Church. This will allow plenty of distance and hopefully some comfort. You are welcome to have confession even if you do not plan on going to Mass. 
Fr. has also agreed to give communion to those who are uncomfortable coming to Mass. This will take place out front of Sacred Heart after the 9:30 am Mass. Please arrive about 10:15 am and wait for Mass to end. Fr. will come to your car. Thank you and have a blessed day!


UPDATES FOR MASS: May 15, 2020
Effective today, the governor has altered the public health directives for the state. The originally stated 10% capacity has been revised. According to new directives issued today parishes are allowed to ‘operate’ at a 25% capacity.


Bishop Baldacchino asked me to communicate the following updates:
• Parishes are to resume offering daily Mass in the church.  
• Parishes are to resume offering weekly scheduled confessions. Due to the ongoing COVID situation, the sacrament should be offered in a way that allows for distancing. Confessionals should still not be used due to their confined space.
• Pastors who have been celebrating Sunday Mass outdoors should consider whether a greater number of the faithful can be ministered to at this time by continuing to celebrate outdoors, or to begin holding Sunday Mass indoors at 25% capacity. 
• Pastors whom, due to the circumstances of their parish, have not been able to celebrate Sunday Mass outdoors should begin celebrating Sunday Mass indoors at 25% capacity. 
• Baptisms, weddings and funerals should now be celebrated in the church building.
• Any pastor aware of circumstances that would present difficulties in celebrating Mass indoors in their parish should contact the bishop directly. 

A few considerations that may help in establishing a path forward for your particular parish. Pastors beginning to celebrate Sunday Mass indoors may wish to increase the number of Masses offered in order to accommodate a greater number of the faithful. Indoor Mass times should be spaced out enough to allow for the church pews and frequented areas to be sanitized. It may be prudent to block off entire pews to ensure proper distancing in front of, and behind people. I am again including the link to the guidelines offered by the Thomistic Institute in the hope that they are helpful. 


Bishop encourages you to continue to use your good judgment and prudence in ministering to the people entrusted to your care and he assures you of his closeness to you in your ministry during this time.

In Christ,
Fr. Kevin Waymel
Chancellor
Diocese of Las Cruces
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Fr. Kevin Waymel
Chancellor
Diocese of Las Cruces

1280 Med Park Dr.
Las Cruces, NM 88005
575-222-4252





New Parish Hall
We ask that you review the impressive plans for the new Parish Hall at the back of the Annex.
Please be generous during our Building Fund collections.
For our far flung family checks may be sent to:
Sacred Heart Building Fund
705 Delaware Ave
Alamogordo, NM 88310

Check It Out!

There is a book library located near the side exit door.  Please feel free to donate books or borrow some. 

Suggestion Box

We have a suggestion box for anything the congregation might want to write in for the Church Council to address. It will be at the back of the church on the East side of the church. Thank you.

Sacred Heart - Cloudcroft, NM

Pastor: Fr. Martin Cornejo
Vicar: Fr. Emmanuel Stephen

Deacon: Gary Perkins


Office hours: Monday-Wednesday(at Immaculate Conception Church )
(575) 437-3291
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (closed 12-1:00 p.m.)
Thursday and Friday 9:00-12:00p.m.
Sunday Mass: 9:30 a.m. Confessions prior to Mass Wednesday Mass: 9:30 a.m. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Rosary: Wednesday 9:00 a.m.
Anointing of the sick: On the first Wednesday of the month.
~Please remember:
All correspondence to Sacred Heart Mission should be addressed to: 705 Delaware Ave. Alamogordo, NM 88310
If you wish to contact Fr. Martin, call the ICC ministries office (575) 437-3291

Growing in our Catholic Faith

'Real Life Catholic' by Chris Stephani can be viewed on EWTN Tuesdays at 9 pm M.T. The DVD can also be purchase from the EWTN Catalog. 


The Mass in Sacred Scripture by Deacon Harold Burke-Siver available on Amazon in either hard copy or Kindle edition.


The Ignatian Adventure: Experiencing the Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius by Fr. Kevin O’Brien SJ. It is basically scriptural based contemplative exercises used by the Jesuits.


Gus Lloyd has a morning program; Seize the Day on the Catholic Channel (129) on Sirius Satellite Radio