The Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus is a religious congregation founded in Italy in 1894 by Mother Clelia Merloni. She was a remarkably dynamic spiritual leader who sent sisters to serve the needs of the Church in the United States and South America within a few years of the beginning of her congregation.
She led a life of amazing holiness and goodness and was Beatified by Pope Francis on Nov. 3, 2018 in Rome.
A number of sisters of Blessed Clelia’s congregation have served and currently serve in the Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee:
—Sr. Elizabeth Knight served as Principal of Sacred Heart Cathedral School from 1993 to 2009.
—Sr. Margaret Kuntz is Diocesan Director of Faith Formation and has served in Pensacola since 1986. Sr. Margaret Ann Calcutta has taught in the St. John Catholic School Morning Star Program since 2012, and Sr. Kierstin has served at Pensacola Catholic High School since 1987.
The Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus are inviting you to join us at a Mass celebrating the Beatification of Blessed Clelia Merloni, with Bishop William Wack as principal celebrant, at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart on Sunday, March 31, 2019, at 1:30 p.m., followed by a reception in the Ave Maria Hall. We hope that you can join us!
We want to make sure that the parents of our younger students are aware of today’s early dismissal. This was not originally on the school calendar, but has been implemented to accommodate the Memorial Mass at 2:00 p.m. for Quinn Garrett, an eighth grade student at Sacred Heart.
Extended care will be available.
Please check your email for messages from Dyna and Mrs. Snow for more details about dismissal and the Memorial Mass.
Please join us for Mass this Friday led by the primary grades. The students will sing a special song at the end of Mass welcoming us into the upcoming Advent season, so please plan on staying for this after the completion of the Mass.
Yesterday, our eighth grade students were in attendance as Bishop Parkes celebrated the Chrism Mass. According to Catholic Exchange,
“The Chrism Mass manifests the unity of the priests with their bishop. At this Mass the Bishop blesses three oils, the oil of the catechumens, the oil of the infirm and holy chrism. These oils will be used in the administration of the sacraments throughout the year.”
We are fortunate that our students are able to participate in such a unique liturgical experience.