Starting September 12, 2015
Second Collection to Follow First Collection Will Follow Immediately After First
Starting with our Facilities Fund Second Collection on the weekend of Sept. 12th & 13th — whenever we have a second collection it will then be taken up immediately after the first collection. This will allow for a more prayerful time after communion. Your personal reflection and silent prayer will no longer be interrupted by a second collection.
The second collections are very important as they support different charities and programs serving the poor, elderly, sick and needy children along with helping victims of natural disasters. They help people in need here at home and around the world.
We thank you for your generous support of these critical needs and pray you will continue to be generous. At the same time we want to encourage and support your prayer after communion.
The first collection will be taken up as usual and placed by the ushers in the large presentation basket (done at the break in pews) and for safety reasons brought forward and placed on the floor just inside the communion rail.
The second collection will then begin immediately and when finished will be placed in a distinctly different large presentation basket and along with the gifts of bread & wine will come up the center aisle to be presented to the priest. An usher will carry the second collection and will hand it the priest. The same usher or a second usher coming forward at the same time will give the first collection to the priest.
Next the bread and wine will be passed to the priest. Throughout both collections our Music Ministries will sing an appropriate hymn. The priest receives both collections plus the bread & wine and passes them to altar servers or the sacristan. The priest then goes up to the altar and continues Mass as usual.
This change will provide the added grace of blessing in Thanksgiving your generous gift through the second collection as it has been blest by the Offertory Hymn and then blest by being at the altar for the Eucharist. The two different presentation baskets to be used for each collection are distinctly different to avoid any later confusion.
Mass Times and Confessions
8:15 am and the Vigil Mass at 5:30 pm.
6:15, 7:30, 9:00, 10:30, 12:00 noon, 1:30 pm (Esapñol), 5:30 pm (Youth)
Masses at 8:15 am and 5:30 pm
Additional 10:30 am Mass on First Fridays during the school year
Saturday at 4:15 pm to 5:15 pm & 8:00 pm to 8:30 pm.
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
344 Workman St, Covina, CA 91723 626-332-3570