Rev Joseph Zeng
Pastor of Chinese Community
Rev Francis Fang
Pastor of Int'l Community
8:00 AM (Chinese)
10:30 AM (English)
7:00 AM (Chinese)
5:00 PM (English)
Monday to Friday
7:00 AM (Chinese)
Confessions are available
20 minutes before Mass on
Saturday and Sunday
THE HOLY FATHER'S PRAYER INTENTIONS FOR 2015
Each month, Pope Francis announces his special prayer intentions--particular things that he wishes all Catholics to pray for that month.
Pope Francis offers two intentions every month, one Universal, and one For Evangelization.
That those involved in scientific research may serve the well-being of the whole human person.
For Evangelization: Contribution of Women
That the unique contribution of women to the life of the Church may be recognized always.
Welcome to the Sacred Heart of Jesus
The Sacred Heart of Jesus (SHJ) Church is a vibrant and diverse parish in the heart of the new Pudong district of Shanghai, consisting of local nationals and expatriates from all over the world. We are a warm, welcoming faith community and we invite you to join us and participate in our parish programs. Click on the latest Bulletin to find out more the wonderful opportunities available and also be part of the Parish Ministries.
Holy Week Schedule
Holy Thursday - April 2
7:30 PM - The Mass of the Lord's Supper
Altar of Repose Adoration Room 104 after mass until 10:00 PM
Good Friday - April 3
7:30 PM - Veneration of the Cross and Communion Service
(Observance of Fast and Abstinence)
Holy Saturday - April 4
9:00 PM - Easter Vigil Mass
Easter Sunday - April 5
10:30 AM - Easter Sunday Mass
SILENT ADORATION AT THE ALTAR OF REPOSE, AFTER HOLY THURSDAY MASS
After Holy Thursday Mass, we recall the Agony in the Garden, and the arrest and imprisonment of Jesus. The Eucharist will be placed in theAltar of Repose(Room 104@ SHJ) and there will be Silent Adoration until 10pm, to answer Christ's invitation "Could you not, then, watch one hour with me?" (Matt 26:40)
EASTER EGG HUNT ON EASTER SUNDAY - APRIL 05, 2015
Calling all children, be ready to look for eggs after Easter Sunday mass! The Easter Bunny plans to celebrate Jesus’ resurrection with many eggs for you to find and enjoy!
SAVE THE DATE - SHJ PENTECOST SUNDAY FEAST 11:30AM - 1:30PM, MAY 24
Sacred Heart of Jesus loves a good party! We will celebrate the birthday of the Church on Pentecost, May 24th in the courtyard after Sunday mass. This replaces the Easter Feast originally scheduled for Easter Sunday. Food, church friends, music and fellowship will accompany this wonderful Birthday Celebration. Please email Norma Zakhem at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are willing to help or be a part of it.
SAVE THE DATE - CARITAS SHANGHAI'S SPRING GALA: 26 APRIL 2015
Caritas Shanghai Spring Fundraising Dinner : Inspiring Love Sunday, April 26, 2015 5.00 pm – 9.00 pm Kerry Parkside Hotel, Pudong Help Caritas Shanghai inspire love. Join us at our annual fundraising gala for delicious food, entertainment, and our ever popular Silent Auction and Raffle Draws. Tickets: 750RMB/Adult, 350RMB/Child (2 – 12 yrs) All proceeds to benefit Caritas ongoing projects. www.caritasshanghai.com For tickets, please contact : email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
An Emmaus Experience: A Retreat for Women17-19 April 2015
“Come journey…down the road to Emmaus…”
This retreat is based on the Scripture found in the Gospel of Luke 24:13-35. The main theme of the retreat is to discover or rediscover Jesus in our lives, and the importance of women ministering to women, through His love. This truly is an awesome weekend that every woman will want to experience.
The retreat will be held at the Guang Qi Spiritual Center. Cost is RMB700and includes transportation, room, food, and program. We will gather at St Francis Xavier Church at 6pm on Friday evening 17 April and return around 6pm on Sunday 19 April. Prayerfully consider attending this wonderful weekend.
For more information and to register, please contact Tharshini Joseph at email@example.com or 13818292038
LIFE IN THE SPIRIT
It is one of the most powerful programs in the Catholic Church.
Come and experience the power of God's love poured out upon you through the
Holy Spirit! Your life will never be the same again! Jesus promised his disciples that
He will not leave us orphans but will send the Advocate, the Holy Spirit to teach us all things
and remind us of everything he said - John 14:18, 26
It will be held at the Guang Qi Spiritual Centre in Jinze, from May 15, Friday (evening) till Sunday, May 17 at 3pm.
Mass will be celebrated by priest. Retreat costs at RMB400 (includes room, food and transportation). Conducted by
a dynamic visiting LISS team. Please email Tharshini Joseph at firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
ADORATION BEGINS AT EASTER
Find the Risen Christ in the Blessed Sacrament
On the first Easter evening, the disciples Jesus met on the road to Emmaus urged him to stay with them — without recognizing him. But the Eucharist helped them see.
When he blessed and broke the bread and gave it to them, St. Luke recounts, “With that, their eyes were opened, and they recognized him; but he vanished from their sight” (24:31).
Did those disciples see a seed of Eucharistic adoration being planted?
Today we don’t see Jesus in the flesh, as the Emmaus disciples first did, but we do see him in his Eucharistic presence at Mass, know he’s in the tabernacle, and look upon him in a monstrance for adoration.
“The worship of the Eucharist outside of the Mass is of inestimable value for the life of the Church,” Blessed John Paul II wrote in his 2003 encyclical Ecclesia de Eucharistia (On the Eucharist in Its Relationship to the Church).
“The Eucharist is a priceless treasure: By not only celebrating it, but also by praying before it outside of Mass, we are enabled to make contact with the very wellspring of grace,” John Paul continued, then quoted Pope Paul VI: “In the course of the day, the faithful should not omit visiting the Blessed Sacrament.”
SO JOIN OUR PARISH THIS EASTER AT OUR MONTHLY EUCHARISTIC ADORATION ON SATURDAY 11 APRIL 2015, AFTER MASS, FROM 6-7PM.
Please DO NOT park on the church grounds unless necessitated
by disability. If you must park on the grounds, then please wait
till most people have exited the gate before driving your car out.
PARKING IS FREE at the Marriot Hotel on Xin Jin Qiao Lu for SHJ
parishioners attending Mass. Thank you for your kind cooperation.
SITES OF INTERESTS
DAILY CATHOLIC MASS READINGS
Daily readings from a Catholic Organization in the US.
DAILY CATHOLIC MASS REFLECTIONS
Daily reflections from a Jesuit Catholic University in Nebraska.
REFLECTIONS ON DAILY READINGS
Virtual retreat and reflections from the Immaculate Heart Retreat Centre. A peaceful place to prayer and ponder.
MASS TIME LOOKUP AROUND THE WORLD
Find churches and worship times worldwide.
PRAY AS YOU GO
Help you pray whenever you find time.
SACRED SPACE FOR YOUR PRAYER ONLINE
Invites you to make a 'Sacred Space' in your day.
3 - MINUTE RETREAT
Three minutes a day can give you a 24 hours space.
Online journal to help you think about your faith
Finding Inspiration in the most busy day