Video Presentations

Schedule of Live Streaming Events

Weekend Masses begin Sat. May 30th, 5pm

and

Sun. May 31st, 9am

Weekend Masses:  We are able to have 240 people in the church.  Social distancing, sanitization, and using medical facemasks are still being observed.  If you would like to attend Mass and receive communion but have concerns about being in public, watching our Live Streaming of the Mass and receiving communion in the parking lot might be a good option.  

The Eucharist will be brought to your vehicle at communion time.  Please turn on your headlights if you with to communicate with one of the ushers while in the parking lot.

Practical Matters at Liturgies

  • A basket to collect your financial contribution will be available at the parking lot door entrance.  You can place your contribution in the basket when coming into the church.  If you are in your vehicle and cannot easily come to the parking lot entrance door, please turn on your headlights.

  • This is the procedure to view our live streaming Mass:

  1. Connect to our free WiFi using your mobile phone, tablet, or laptop.  Our SSID is “Sacred Heart Mass WiFi.”  There is no password.

  2. Direct your web browser to “SacredHeartIndy.org

  3. Click on the button that says “LIVE MASS STREAMING.”  You will be directed to Sacred Heart’s Facebook page where our Mass Streaming takes place.  You can also go there directly by pointing your browser to “facebook.com/sacredheartindyparish/live

Sacred Heart's Plan for Reopening

Until further directed by government officials and the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, the following social distancing and cleaning procedure will be observed:

  • Each household unit is to remain at least 6 feet apart.  The pews in church and the floor are marked for easy distance approximation.

  • Church capacity for any event (Mass, wedding, funeral, meeting, etc…) is limited to 240 persons (30% of capacity).  The chapel can only hold 15 people to take into account social distancing (overflows into the church’s sanctuary if needed).

  • Hand sanitizers are available at the entrances of the church.  For the safety of all, please use them upon entering and exiting the area of worship.  Because of the shortage of supply, if you have your own sanitizer, please bring and use that.

  • Medical face mask may be worn as it may prevent the spread of Covid-19.  If you cannot afford to get one (or find one), please check http://indy.gov/masks

  • Ushers and ministers of the Mass (lector, cantor, Mass coordinator) will clean the church with soap and water after each public use.  This preventative measure is used because it is recommended by the CDC, is available during the shortage of cleaning wipes and chemicals, and is less damaging to the pews.

    • Hymnals are removed from the pews to avoid having to clean them after every liturgy.  If we need worship aids, a one-time use worship aid will be provided.

 Phase 2:  Weekday Masses, Weddings and Funerals within Mass, infant Baptisms, postponed Memorial Masses for those who have died, and the Anointing of the Sick (now even for the seriously ill who may not be in imminent danger of death) will resume on Tuesday, May 26th, 2020.

  • The chapel will be cleaned with Lysol after every liturgical use.

  • Communion (Body of Christ) is given only in the hands.

    • The reception of Holy Communion is optional, receive only when you are comfortable with health conditions.  If you only wish to receive a blessing, please remain in your seat and do not approach the Eucharistic ministers.  Remember that the whole community is blessed at the dismissal of Mass.

 

Phase 3:  Public celebrations of Sunday Masses will resume on Saturday, May 30th, 2020 (Pentecost)

  • Rites of Christian Initiation of Adults, and First Communion celebrations are delayed until further instruction from the Archdiocese.

  • To provide for adequate cleaning and safety, there will be one Mass provided on Saturdays at 5pm, and one Mass provided on Sundays at 9am.

  • The church will be cleaned after every liturgical use using soap and water.  Ministers (ushers, lector, Mass coordinators, etc…) will organize the cleaning of the church after every liturgical use.  Cleaning ministry is voluntary, not a requirement to be a minister at Mass.

  • Communion (Body of Christ) is given only in the hands and at the end of Mass after the dismissal.  Ushers will indicate when your row should approach the Eucharistic ministers to receive communion.  If you are in the parking lot viewing our Live Mass Streaming, communion will be distributed at the normal time. 

    • The reception of Holy Communion is optional, receive only when you are comfortable with health conditions.  If you only wish to receive a blessing, please remain in your seat and do not approach the Eucharistic ministers.  Remember that the whole community is blessed at the dismissal of Mass.

  • Although all entrances to the church will be opened (for safety reasons), you are encouraged to enter the church through the parking lot door so that there is an orderly way of entering which will take into consideration social distancing.

  • Only 240 people can occupy the church worshiping space (updated as of 5/27/2020).  You can stay in your vehicle in the parking lot and participate via the Internet.  Free wifi will be available (Sacred Heart Mass Wifi - no password).  Connect to us via Facebook (facebook.com/sacredheartindyparish/live) or click on the Live Stream Button on our website (sacredheartindy.org).  A minister of the Eucharist will give out communion in the parking lot.  You can stay in your vehicle and the minister will come to you.  Please turn on your headlights if you wish to communicate with one of the ushers.

 

Practical matters and helpful attitudes:

  • The Archdiocese has emphasized that the obligation to attend Mass on the weekends is lifted until August 15, 2020 (Assumption of Mary).  This is to say that whenever there is a physical gathering, there is a risk involved in passing viruses along.  We can and should reduce unnecessary risks.  However, it is not possible to eliminate all risks of catching diseases from one another.  Therefore, please take into consideration your reality and adjust accordingly:

    • Those over 65 years of age and immune compromised individuals should stay at home and view the Mass via the Internet or participate at Mass in our parking lot.  Sacred Heart Parish will continue to provide video presentations of the Mass until “normalcy” can be reestablished (sacredheartindy.org).

    • If you have been exposed to or tested positive for Covid-19 or suffering from other infectious illnesses, stay at home until cleared by medical professionals.

    • Attitudes: Please have patience, we are trying to adjust to quickly changing situations (clarity and procedures are being worked out as needed).  Be flexible – not everything is available or is the way that we have been used to doing (the pew where you normally sit may be occupied by someone else for example).  Be courteous to your Christian brothers and sisters who out of their desire for spiritual connection have taken the time and considered the risks involved to come to worship – treat one another as Christ would treat each of us.

  • Physical Meetings and the use of parish’s public spaces may begin on June 1st, 2020 provided social distancing and cleaning procedures are followed.

  • Bathrooms in the parish should be used for emergencies.  Lysol is available for your use before and after visiting the bathroom.  We will try to keep the bathroom clean, but it is not feasible for Sacred Heart to clean the bathrooms after every single use.

  • If you wish to have access to holy water for your home use, bring a container with water in it.  The priest will bless your water before Mass dismissal.

 

At this point, this is about as much clarity as I can provide.  I am looking forward to seeing you in church.  And for those who would like to remain home until situations have improved, we can continue to stay connected through the internet (SacredHeartIndy.org).

 

May the Lord grant you peace and Easter Joy.

 

Fr. Duc Pham

You are encouraged to pray the rosary every Wednesday at 7 pm together spiritually with other parishioners, who have committed to pray at that time.  This week we are praying the Joyous Mysteries.

 Let us keep one another in prayer, especially those who have been most affected by the pandemic.  Please contact us if you need any assistance during this time.

Matrimony Information

Mass Times

Confessions

Saturdays 5 pm Mass

Sundays 9 am Mass

Mondays - 6:30am Communion Service

 

Tuesdays - Fridays 6:30 am Mass

Saturdays 4-4:30pm

John 13:35

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