Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church
Hot Springs Village, Arkansas
Farmers Market2Tuesday, August 22, will be the final day our farmers from Guy, AR, Tom and Jamie Henry, will be here until next spring.  Be sure to stop and pick up your produce from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the lower parking lot.

Father Bill and Friends at Sacred Heart,

Our family has been most helpful to us in making the adjustment of moving from one state to another.

Our friends at Sacred heart have given us so many happy memories such as our going-away party. We are so appreciative of all the work that went into it, including the choir singing "Our Chicago-Our Bernie."  We admire the beautiful plaque of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Mary, the lovely shawls from the Ladies of the Sacred Heart, the generous gift from the Men's Club, the memory plaque from the Knights of Columbus, the Mass Intentions, and the many cards and gifts from all our friends of Sacred Heart.

We miss our Sunday prayer group and Rosary, but can still attend daily Mass.  Our thanks to each of you that made our ministry and social life so meaningful.  We will continue to pray that Our Lord will bless each of you.

Please keep in touch. 

Deacon Bernie and Marilyn Bauer

Deacon Bernie and Marilyn Bauer
894 Munroe Circle S
Des Plaines, IL  60016
CatechistOne of the finest ways to heed the call to evangelize is by participating in Religious Educations for Youth right here at Sacred Heart.  If you have or haven't had experience instructing, we WANT you to be a part of the team!

There is no more joy than to watch our young people develop their faith and spirituality. Lesson plans are already in place, resources are insightful and extremely easy to follow, and the students are delightful.

Please contact Rose Harrigan for additional information at 501-915-0314 evenings, or 501-664-0125 between 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Friday.
2017 Coury House at SubiacoWomen's retreat is scheduled from Friday, August 18 through Sunday, August 20, 2017.  Presenter is Father John Miranda, a priest of the Diocese of Little Rock.  The theme of the weekend is "Alone, but not Lonely:  Refreshing your Spirit in The Lord."  Women's retreat is open to all women in the area.  Cost is $150 per person for shared room; $200 for a private room.  Cost includes a two-night stay, six meals, (two breakfast, two lunch, two dinner) and conferences.  Check-in on Friday begins at 3:00 p.m. at Coury House on the grounds of Subiaco Abbey.  The retreat ends Sunday after the fourth conference.  Lunch on Sunday is included.  Reservations can be made by calling 479-939-4411.  There may be a request for a donation to give to the speaker as he is not one of the Abbey monks.  For more information, please call Sheila Harrison, 922-1767.
walkMark your calendars for Saturday, September 30, 2017 at the Balboa Pavilion at 7:30 a.m. for the opening cermonies for the Annual Village Walk for Cancer Research.  There will be food, fun, door prizes and a silent auction.  Our delicious bake sale will return.

The cost is $30 for early registration and $35 for all registrations after September 1, 2017.  You can find registration forms at church in the hallway to the Administration & Education Building and at various locations in the Village, or register online by accessing There are a few events where you can register for the walk in front of Walmart:  August 12, and September 16 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  There will also be registration sign-ups in the narthex the last two weekends of August, August 18/19 and August 25/26 before and after all Masses.

Proceeds from the events go to the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute at the University of Arkansas Medical School (UAMS), Hospice and Palliative Care program.  All funds stay in Arkansas!  For more information, contact parishioner Lynne Border at 922-2062, extension 13.
griefHave you said to yourself, or others, "I'm doing pretty well, I think.  Learning how to adjust." Good.  But you might help others who have suffered the loss of a loved one by just sharing what worked for you and what you still struggle with. And they can help you by sharing their experiences.  There is a safe place for just that!  We will begin another Grief Support Group here at Sacred Heart.  The group will meet in Classroom B on Thursday mornings, at 10:00 a.m. beginning on August 17th.  There will be 6 weekly sessions facilitated by Deacon John.  Each session will last one and a half hours.  If you know someone that could benefit from these sessions, anyone, they don't have to be a parishioner, invite them to attend.  The size of the group is limited so if you wish to attend, please make a reservation by calling Deacon John at 226-9035 or emailing him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
risen"Risen" film follows the epic Biblical story of the Resurrection, as told through the eyes of a non-believer. Clavius, a powerful Roman Military Tribune, and his aide Lucius, are tasked with solving the mystery of what happened to Jesus in the weeks following the crucifixion, in order to disprove the rumors of a risen Messiah and prevent an uprising in Jerusalem.  You will enjoy this different portrayal of the Passion of Christ.  Of course, popcorn will be served. Join us Thursday, August 24, at 6:00 p.m. in the Lower Hall
Parish LifeMembers of the Parish Life Commission will be on hand the weekend of August 26/27 to present the different committees within its commission.  Stay after Mass........excite yourself with a new interest.  Maybe join a rewarding committee, a fun social group, or challenge yourself to take on a leadership role.  Come and explore.
4 month fetusAt four months, your baby's heartbeat may now be audible through an instrument called a doppler.  The fingers and toes are well-defined.  Eyelids, eyebrows, eyelashes, nails and hair are formed.  Your baby an even suck his or her thumb, yawn, stretch and make faces.  The reproductive organs and genitalia are now fully developed, and the doctor can see on ultrasound if you are having a boy or girl.  Please continue to pray for your spiritually-adopted baby and her mother.

The Ladies of the Sacred Heart will have their annual Style Show on October 16, 2017. We are in need of chance auction items.  They should be new or gently used items (preferably not jewelry as we save that for the card party). Merchant gift certificates for goods or services are also welcome.  We would welcome craft items that you have made or items you would like to "re-gift." If you have any items that you would like to donate, please call Barb Potter at 226-3246 or cell numbers, 762-3103.  Any donated items not chosen for the auction may be used as door prizes at the Style Show or saved for the card party silent auction.
Spiritual DirectionPaula Doyle, a certified spiritual director since 2001 and Sacred Heart parishioner, is again offering to accompany you on your spiritual journey, now in a private practice from her home. There is no charge for the first visit, and subsequent sessions are subject to a nominal fee.  If you are interested or have questions, please call Paula at 922-5771 or transmit to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Spaghetti DinnerWHO:  You're invited and encouraged to attend.  This is a wonderful opportunity to help your needy neighbors while enjoying a fine dinner with your parish brothers and sisters - invite your neighbors and friends, too.

WHAT:  A delicious Knights of Columbus Spaghetti Dinner served family-style, with salad, pasta, marinara-base meat sauce, garlic bread and dessert.  The donation refreshment center will also offer wines, brews, sodas and other adult refreshments.

WHEN:  Evening on September 2 at 6:00 p.m. after the 5:00 p.m. Mass.

WHERE:  The Sacred Heart of Jesus Lower Hall.

WHY:  One hundred percent (100%) of ticket proceeds will go to charitable community outreach.  The dinner costs for the meal will be underwritten by Bob and Mary Anne Honzik and James Anderson.

TICKETS:  Get your tickets on either the weekend of August 19 and August 26, before and after all Masses.  Tickets sell for only $8.00 each.  Just 200 tickets available - so plan ahead!
2017 LOSH
(L-R)Marty Schnoebelen, new president; Pam Van Winckle, last year's guest speaker; Mary Lou George, outgoing president
Yes, Ladies of the Sacred Heart, it is almost time for our first meeting of the year! We will get together and socialize on Monday, September 11, 2017. We will have no formal program, but instead, we'll get caught-up with each other on our "summer activites." We always decorate the tables, and we donate all those new school supplies.  So, please don't forget to bring your donations.

I would like to highlight a Guild each month in the bulletin, so prospective members get to read all the activities we are involved with. Of course, I will start at the beginning with Guild 1, St. Monica.  Guild members volunteer at the HSV loan Closet on the third and fifth Mondays of the month, provide Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter and summer food baskets for Mission Outreach, support one family with transportation as needed, volunteer at the Jackson House, and take our rotations hosting funeral receptions.  We also prepare and donate baked goods, our time and talent, for Ladies of the Sacred Heart projects and various other parish fundraisers and events.  But it's not all work - we attend Mass together on the Feast of St. Monica and then share a meal.  We have luncheons with our fellow sisters several times each year, and hold at least one social activity yearly which includes spouses.

See you Septeber 11.  Can't wait to hear about your summer!
Dinner TheaterDates for the parish Dinner Theater are Friday, September 15th at 5:30 p.m., Saturday, September 16th at 6:30 p.m., and Sunday, September 17, a Matinee at 2:00 p.m.  Tickets will be on sale before and after Masses August 26/27 and September 2/3.  Seating will be asigned at time of ticket purchase.  Remember, this venue is open to friends and family so don't be shy in getting a table (eight seats) or two, for your group.

Beef brisket and the fixin's will be served at the Firday and Saturday night performances. "Snacks Only" will be served at the Matinee.  The Refreshment Center will be open.

We will also have a "Best Dressed - Western Wear contest.  A gift certificate will be awarded the person or couple who best represents the venue.  Remember, Mossy Bottom, Texas!  We invite our audience to be creative and have fun with the evening's wear.  No problem if you don't don the regalia - come as you are!
Project RachelDo you feel alone, hurting or unforgiven from a past abortion?  The Respect Life Office through Project Rachel, is starting a support group beginning the third week in September. The Spiritual journey will last 11 weeks with small groups of six to eight women.  Groups will be formed in Little Rock, Rogers/Springdale and the Hot Springs area.  All names and meeting places are confidential.  For details call 501-664-0340, extension 357 or transmit an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. All inquires must be made by September 18.