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Heart of Jesus Area Faith Community

Heart of Jesus Area Faith Community

Mass Calendar

Returning to Public Mass Guideline

July 4, 2021  Church Protocols 

  • Non Vaccinated Persons are Encouraged to Continue wearing Masks Indoors
  • All are encouraged to sanitize their hands as they enter church.
  • Stay Home if sick, or vulnerable!
  • The Great Command to love our God, Our Neighbor and Ourselves continues to be our guide.  We ask everyone to be mindful of their Neighbor and take care to protect them by keeping these and other social distancing practices.

AFC News and Updates

Weekend Mass Schedule

We offer the following Mass schedule unless noted:

Saturday's Mass will be:

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AFC Parish Office Hours

AFC Parish Office hours: 

Monday -Thursday 9am-4pm

Friday's 9am-12:00 noon. 

 

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Office Hours

Our Church Office (for all three parishes) is located in Olivia. Office Hours are:
M- Th: 9am -4pm
F: 9am- 12pm (noon)

USCCB News

Statement of U.S. Bishops’ Chairman for Domestic Justice and Human Development on Supreme Court’s Climate Regulation Ruling

WASHINGTON - On June 30, the Supreme Court of the United States issued a 6-3 decision in a case that limits the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in its power to regulate greenhouse gases. In response to the Court’s decision in West Virginia v. EPA, Archbishop Paul S. Coakley of Oklahoma City, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development issued the following statement:

“The Catholic bishops of the United States have long-supported the EPA’s ability to regulate greenhouse gases in order to address climate change. As we said in 2018, the EPA has ‘both the statutory authority and responsibility to take regulatory action… It is hard to foresee a scenario, under current economic and technological conditions, in which the EPA faithfully carries out its mandate to protect the public health from greenhouse gases without significantly affecting political and economic realities.’ 

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Catholic Leaders Welcome Supreme Court Ruling in Biden v. Texas

WASHINGTON - Today, the Supreme Court of the United States issued a 5-4 decision in Biden v. Texas, finding that the Secretary of Homeland Security’s termination of the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) was lawful.

On March 21, 2022, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC), and Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA) filed an amicus curiae brief in Biden v. Texas, supporting the Secretary’s decision to terminate the program. The brief argued that MPP is immoral because it disregards the God-given dignity of those enrolled, contrary to Catholic social teaching, and illegal because it violates the United States’ non-refoulement obligations under U.S. and international law. The widely accepted principle of non-refoulement prohibits the practice of returning refugees and asylum seekers to any territory where they are likely to face threats to their life or freedom based on certain characteristics.

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U.S. Bishop Chairmen Express Concern with U.S. Department of Education’s Proposed Revisions to the Title IX Regulations

WASHINGTON - Last week, on the 50th anniversary of Title IX, the U.S. Department of Education proposed revising its regulations implementing Title IX - a law intended to promote women’s equality and opportunity. Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee for Religious Liberty, Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone of San Francisco, chairman of the USCCB’s Committee on Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth, and Bishop Thomas A. Daly of Spokane, chairman of the USCCB’s Committee on Catholic Education, issued a statement in response:

“The 701-page proposed rule issued last week contains many provisions of concern to the Church and her ministries, to the faithful and the common good. The full meaning and impact of these provisions is not entirely clear and will require more careful study.

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