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2018-10-12 Post: October 6, 2018 earthquake aftershock report about Pilate, Haiti

As you may have heard in the News last Saturday, October 6, an earthquake of 5.9 magnitude shook in Northern Haiti. In Pilate, 57 houses collapsed, 476 have cracks and fissures on them and, 21 people were wounded. Fortunately , no registered deaths were recorded in Pilate. 15 people died from the earthquake in two other towns. In Saint Rose of Lima Parish, all buildings sustained damages from the earthquake: the rectory, the parish office room, the church, the schools and the orphanage house. Some other houses throughout the town are also in the same situation. In the primary school, 4 classes are being moved from the first floor because the building is not safe. In the church, the front part is fissured on both left and right sides and also its interior is full with cracks and fissures.

Please, pray for all in Haiti, especially our brothers and sisters in Pilate, our twin parish.

10/08/2018 – South Deanery’s Prayer of Atonement & Hope

The Most Reverend Joseph Siegel has planned a time in each deanery to gather in prayer for the Church, in response to the recent scandals.  The South Deanery of the Evansville Diocese will be gathering at Sacred Heart Catholic Church on Monday, October 8th.  Please mark your calendars and plan to join us.

2018-09-10 6:30 PM Holy Hour & Mass for Vocations

Join Sacred Heart Catholic Parish this Monday evening to pray for Vocations. Fr. Tyler Tenbarge and the House of Discernment will host an hour of Adoration at 6:30 PM followed by Mass at around 7:30 PM.
High school and college students, young adults, families, parishioners and ALL are welcome. September 10 is the first night, and it will be held every Monday thereafter.

➕ Help us pray for Vocations to the priesthood and religious life.

➕ Come take some time to discern God’s call for you.

➕ Give your marriage and family an hour of prayer by joining us for Adoration and Mass.

Wisdom Day opportunities – Diocese of Evansville

Registration for the Vincennes Wisdom Day opens Monday, September 3
ALSO, a reminder that the Dubois/East Deanery Wisdom Day Registration is already open, as is registration for the Respect Life Celebration

2018-08-24 Post: GSCS Service Project for Haiti

Dear Good Shepherd Catholic Community,

One of our GSCS school families is organizing a service project to help families in need in Haiti.  The project is called Pac-Haiti.  Here is the link for more information:

We are collecting new and gently used backpacks for this project.  These backpacks are sometimes the most valuable possession a family has.  Families of 3 or greater can only afford 1 backpack to share for the whole family, if they can afford even that.  Children travel several miles to go to school.  If they finish school they stand a much higher chance of breaking out of the cycle of extreme poverty.  If you would like to donate a new or gently used backpack, you may drop it off at the front entrance of the school.

Thank you for your support!

Mrs. Girten