The Feast of the Sacred Heart or the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart or the Feast of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus is a feast in the calendar of the Roman Catholic Church. It happens 19 days after Pentecost on a Friday and that’s today. The first liturgical feast was celebrated on August 31, 1670 in Rennes, France.
Why is it important? Well the Sacred Heart Catholic Church is celebrating it’s 100th year anniversary this year and is using this Feast as an opportunity to share this celebration with the community of Seward.
At 6:00 p.m. tonight at the Branson Pavilion the parish will celebrate an outdoor Mass (evoking the first Catholic church services which were held in Seward in a tent by Father Philibert Phillip Turnell, and Rev. John M. Handly.) After the Mass at about 7:00 p.m. the parish will grill hamburgers and hot dogs to share with the community.
Please come and share with us this celebration of our centennial year.