Sacred Heart Church Choir Needs

Start date: February 23, 2020 - End date: March 17, 2020

Sacred Heart Church Choir Needs

Our choir is still in need of more Bass or Baritone voices. If you are interested, please leave a message for Ginny Bovelsky, Director of Music, at the church office (910-457-6173) with your name, phone number and reason for calling.

Ginny will fill you in on the details, and will give you a chance to attend a rehearsal to see if you want to become a choir member.
Our choir members strive to inspire and enhance the prayer of the Mass. We prepare for weekend Masses and Holy Day Masses, as well as for Christmas and Holy Week each year. We find it rewarding to serve our parish family through giving of our musical talent and enjoy each other in the process!

Fat Tuesday Movie Night ~ Unplanned

Start date: February 15, 2020 - End date: February 25, 2020

Fat Tuesday Movie Night ~ Unplanned

Fat Tuesday Movie Night The Knights of Columbus Council 12537 and the Sacred Heart Respect Life Ministry will show the movie UNPLANNED on Tuesday, February 25th in the Social Hall immediately following the 6:30 Mass. The film, based on a true story, speaks to one of the most polarizing topics of our time. UNPLANNED presents an eye-opening look inside the abortion industry through one woman’s inspiring story of transformation. This movie is Rated R.

Light refreshments will be provided and attendees can bring their own snacks as well. The movie will be offered at no cost to attendees. Movie-goers will be asked to bring baby clothing, diapers, wipes, toys and other baby needs which will be donated to Samara's Village. Attendees will also be able to make a monetary donation as well. Funds will go to the Knights Life Fund and used to buy additional baby items.

Each Parish Family is Asked to Donate Baked Goods on Feb.15th & 16th.

Start date: February 7, 2020 - End date: February 16, 2020

Each Parish Family is Asked to Donate Baked Goods on  Feb.15th & 16th.

Care for God’s Creation: Care for the Earth is not just an Earth Day slogan ... is a requirement of our faith! Social Justice wants to encourage actions that are consistent with Laudato Si. One action that can make a difference is using a reusable grocery bag. The average reusable grocery bag used has a life span of more than 700 disposable plastic bags. (www.reusethisbag.som)

To help you make a change, each parish family will receive 1 reusable grocery bag in association with Earth Day—the Last weekend in April.
The Social Justice Committee in partnership with the Ladies’ Guild will be holding a Bake Sale at all Masses the weekend of February 15th and 16th. The funds raised will be used to purchase the bags.

Your support is needed! Each parish family is asked to donate baked goods on the weekend of February 15th & 16th. Bring your items (labeled) to the tables in the Social Hall before Mass. Then after Mass please come purchase a baked item. For more information about the committee contact Pat Lund:

Smart Start & Social Justice Committee Partnership With Reading Programs – Adopting Free Library

Start date: February 24, 2020 - End date: February 29, 2020

Smart Start & Social Justice Committee Partnership With Reading Programs – Adopting Free Library

Sacred Heart – Social Just Committee Little Free Library at Smithville Park On Saturday, Jan 11th, a Little Free Library (LFL) was unveiled in the Smithville County Park

The Social Justice Committee partnered with Smart Start and its pre-school programs by adopting a Little Free Library now located at Smithville Park. The Southport Rotary constructed the Little Free Library and Rotarians along with Mayor Hatem participated in this special event. Children were also present and, of course, lots of ice cream to share!

Smart Start, under the leadership of Executive Director, Helen Gabriel has two programs that promote reading for youngsters: Read in the Park and The First 2000 Days (commencing from birth to the start of Kindergarten—about 2000 days). From research, we have learned that infants and children need to be read to and engage in reading (turn the pages/enjoy the pictures) in their early years as their brains develop.

Social Justice’s job as “Literacy Leaders” is to tend the LFL, keeping it stocked with age-appropriate books. Donated books need to be reviewed prior to being placed in the Little Free Library. Kathi Culler will handle this for the Social Justice Committee. During the January meeting of the Social Justice Committee, a process will be developed for the parish to donate books to keep the LFL stocked. While other LFL’s have a “take one, leave one” philosophy, our Smithville Park library users/ children and their parents, grandparents and/or caregivers are free to take a book to read themselves or to a child.

Turning youngsters into Readers is necessary and fundamental. Reading is essential to step out of the cycle of poverty.

If you would like to get involved with this work, please contact Kathi @

Interchurch Fellowship to Sponsor Lenten Luncheons

Start date: February 16, 2020 - End date: April 1, 2020

Interchurch Fellowship to Sponsor Lenten Luncheons

Southport-Oak Island Interchurch Fellowship (SOIICF) will sponsor its annual Lenten lunches beginning on  Ash Wednesday, February 26, 2020. A pastor from another Southport-Oak Island Interchurch Fellowship church will deliver the sermon beginning at noon, and the host church will provide a simple lunch following the sermon to celebrate the Season of Lent.
An offering to benefit the Southport-Oak Island Interchurch Fellowship’s Human Needs fund will be collected at each service.

Wednesday, February 26th (Ash Wednesday) Host Church: Trinity UMC Co-Host Church; Speaking Clergy: Reverend Joanna Hipp (Southport Presbyterian Associate Pastor) Wednesday, March 4th Host Church: Oak Island Presbyterian Co-Host Church Speaking Clergy; Reverend David Hobbs (Christ Coastal Church Pastor)
Wednesday, March 11th Host Church: Ocean View United Methodist Church Co-Host Speaking Clergy: Reverend Matt Ernst (St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Retired)
Wednesday, March 18th Host Church: Sacred Heart Catholic Church Co-Host Church, Speaking Clergy: Reverend Fred Roberts (Ocean View UMC, Retired)
Wednesday, March 25th Host Church: Southport Baptist Church Co-Host Church, Speaking Clergy: Reverend Thanh N. Nguyen (Scared Heart Catholic Church)
Wednesday, April 1st Host Church: Southport Presbyterian Co-Host, Speaking Clergy: Reverend Charlie Carter (1st Baptist Church, Oak Island Pastor)

Ladies’ Guild Dresser Project

Start date: January 11, 2020 - End date: January 26, 2020

Ladies’ Guild Dresser Project

The Sacred Heart Ladies’ Guild will be sponsoring the “Dresser Project” from Saturday, January 11th through January 26th, 2020. This collection provides essential baby items to needy families in Brunswick County.

The display in the gathering space offers gift suggestions on paper baby booties. You are also welcome to purchase other critically needed items including cartons of disposable diapers, Pack-and-Play cribs and warm outerwear. Please look at the displays in the commons for more information.

Your support in past years has been extremely important to the Brunswick County families who struggle with daily expenses. If you cannot submit your item by the deadline, or have questions about the program, please contact: Nancy Seitz at (910) 253-3355 or

Your help really makes a difference!


Start date: December 17, 2019 - End date: January 2, 2020


Monday: December 23—NO Communion Service/NO Morning Mass Tuesday: December 24—5:00 p.m. Christmas Vigil Mass 8:00 p.m. Christmas Eve Mass

Wednesday: December 25—10:00 a.m. Christmas Day Mass (No Adoration)

Thursday-Friday: December 26-27 NO Mass/NO Communion Service Saturday-Sunday: December 28-29—Regular Mass Schedule

Tuesday: December 31——6:30 p.m. Mass (Confessions prior) Does NOT count as a Holy Day

Wednesday: January 1—9:00 a.m. Holy Day Mass 6:30 p.m. Holy Day Mass

CHURCH OFFICE CLOSED December 24-27, December 31 and January 1, 2020

Thanksgiving Week Schedule

Start date: November 22, 2019 - End date: November 29, 2019

Thanksgiving Week Schedule


MONDAY, November 25
9:00 a.m. Communion Service/No Mass
TUESDAY, November 26
11:00 a.m. Funeral Mass for Thomas Buccarelli
(not 10:00 as listed in bulletin)
6:30 p.m. Mass (& confessions prior)
WEDNESDAY, November 27
9:00 a.m. Mass (No Adoration)
THURSDAY, November 28 (Thanksgiving)
10:00 a.m. Mass
FRIDAY, November 29
No Mass/No Communion Service

Fr. Thanh 25th Anniversary Mass & Reception

Date: November 24, 2019

Fr. Thanh 25th Anniversary Mass & Reception

Fr. Thanh will be celebrating his 25th Anniversary in the priesthood at the 11:00 a.m. Mass on November 24th. Please join us for a reception after Mass to offer Father our best wishes!