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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

The Giving Tree

"The Giving Tree"     Our AFC parishes (St. Mary's, St Aloysius, & Holy ... Read More »

Mass schedule for The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Mass schedule for The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary: ... Read More »

Advent Adult Study- Rejoice!

We have an opportunity to walk together on a journey to Bethlehem, to encounter ... Read More »

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

USCCB News

Faith Groups Say the Build Back Better Act Would Exclude Faith-Based Child Care and Pre-Kindergarten Providers

WASHINGTON – Two bishop chairmen on behalf of their committees of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) have cosigned a coalition letter to the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Chair Patty Murray (D-WA) and Ranking Member Richard Burr (R-NC) with other faith groups raising urgent concerns that the Build Back Better Act’s (BBBA) child care and universal pre-kindergarten programs would exclude faith-based providers.

“Expanding affordable child care and pre-kindergarten is a worthy goal to help working families. However, the current child care and universal pre-kindergarten (UPK) provisions in the Build Back Better Act will suppress, if not exclude, the participation of many faith-based providers,” wrote Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York, chairman of the Committee for Religious Liberty, and Bishop Thomas Daly of Spokane, chairman of the Committee on Catholic Education, together with numerous organizations representing denominations, schools, and charities.

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Nationwide Collection Supports Retirement Needs of U.S. Religious Orders

WASHINGTON - The annual Retirement Fund for Religious collection will be held in most U.S. Catholic parishes December 11-12. Coordinated by the National Religious Retirement Office (NRRO) at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), this fund-raising appeal helps hundreds of religious communities care for aging members.

The U.S. bishops initiated the collection in 1988 to address the significant lack of retirement funding among U.S. religious orders. “I am deeply grateful to Catholics across the nation who faithfully support the Retirement Fund for Religious,” said NRRO executive director Sister Stephanie Still, a member of the Sisters of the Presentation of San Francisco. “Their generosity allows our office to provide vital financial assistance to hundreds of religious communities each year.”

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U.S. Bishops’ Pro-Life Chairman on Supreme Court’s Dobbs Case

WASHINGTON - Today, the Supreme Court of the United States is scheduled to hear oral arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health, on the Mississippi law banning abortion after 15 weeks. The question before the Court is whether all pre-viability bans on elective abortions are unconstitutional. Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on Pro-Life Activities, issued the following statement:

"In the United States, abortion takes the lives of over 600,000 babies every year. Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health could change that. We pray that the Court will do the right thing and allow states to once again limit or prohibit abortion, and in doing so protect millions of unborn children and their mothers from this painful, life-destroying act. We invite all people of good will to uphold the dignity of human life by joining us in prayer and fasting for this important case.”  

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