Welcome

Welcome to the website of Sacred Heart Church in Coshocton, OH. We are a community of Catholic Christians located in Coshocton County, Ohio off Route 16/36 and Route 541 near Roscoe Village in the Diocese of Columbus, OH. We are firmly grounded in Scripture and the Sacraments which we celebrate in our regular and devout celebrations of prayer, traditional devotions and most especially the Mass. Our patron is the Sacred Heart of Jesus as revealed to St. Gertrude and St. Margaret Mary Alacoque and we live the active life of the Body of Christ.


Mass for the 3rd Sunday of Easter
Mass for the 2nd Sunday of Easter (Divine Mercy Sunday)
Easter Vigil Mass at Sacred Heart Church
Mass for Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion at Sacred Heart
Mass for the Fifth Sunday of Lent at Sacred Heart
Mass for the Fourth Sunday of Lent at Sacred Heart
Mass for the Third Sunday of Lent at Sacred Heart
Mass for the Second Sunday of Lent at Sacred Heart


Those who are “high risk” are especially those highly susceptible to COVID or those who manifest symptoms of COVID. Those “susceptible to COVID,” include those over the age of 70 or those who have serious health conditions. Symptoms include a cough of any kind or a fever. Those who are “high risk” are especially cautioned to avoid public gatherings, including Mass until it is safe for them to attend. Though we wish that all could gather with us for the Eucharist, we cannot guarantee complete safety at this time.

The dispensation by Bishop Brennan from the Sunday Mass obligation has been extended indefinitely.  Those who are feeling well and who are not in the high risk categories should be encouraged to come to Mass.  Those who are in the high risk categories, or who are not feeling well are encouraged to remain home.


PLEASE CONTINUE TO MAIL YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS IN TO THE PARISH OFFICE IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO PARTICIPATE AT SUNDAY MASS.


Real Presence Real Future

      Sacred Heart Parish will be participating in the diocesan-wide Disciple Maker Index (DMI) Survey between now and March 22. This nationally-recognized survey has been administered at parishes around the United States and Canada since 2013. Sacred Heart, as part of the Diocese of Columbus Real Presence Real Future planning process, will participate in this survey during Lent. The results from our parish survey will not only be used for information and planning for our own parish, but will also be included the in national results which track trends, growth and Church-related opportunities nationwide. You can take the survey at https://www.catholicleaders.org/columbusdmi or via a paper copy available at the parish through March 22. This is an exciting opportunity for our parish, and I hope you will participate!

The DMI survey was developed by the Catholic Leadership Institute in conjunction with advising US bishops and Catholic lay leaders in 2013. The DMI Survey was created as a tool to help more Catholics to grow along their faith journey with Christ and to become more engaged in the community life of the parish. The DMI Survey seeks to provide parishioners an opportunity to reflect on their spiritual growth as well as provide parish leadership with invaluable insights regarding a parish’s strengths and opportunities.

By Sacred Heart participating in this survey, the results will provide meaningful input about our parish as we begin our own planning process as part of Real Presence Real Future. The information from the DMI Survey will give insight into our priorities and into the allocation and realignment of resources over the next few years as our parish strives to more effectively help parishioners along their personal journey of faith.

To see the video of Bishop Brennan’s message to the Diocese of Columbus regarding Real Presence Real Future – click here


Sanctuary Renovation
at Sacred Heart Church

The first phase of the sanctuary renovation of the church sanctuary at Sacred Heart Church is complete with the placement of a new floor in the sanctuary and in the side transepts.  The architect, William Heyer was present at Sacred Heart on Sunday, August 16, to make a presentation to the parish about the renovation.  See his short presentation and discussion with parishioners here.

Phase Two of the Renovation Project is underway with the painting of the Sanctuary.  The rear altar and reredos have been removed by a woodworker trained in liturgical architecture for reworking.

To see the progress of the renovation process, click here.


 The Season of Hope – An Invitation from Bishop Brennan


The ethics and morality of vaccines for COVID-19, and with the new Johnson & Johnson Vaccine

Many questions are asked concerning the recently approved vaccines for the COVID-19 pandemic.  In order to help us understand the morality and ethics of getting the vaccine (or any vaccine) that might have used stem cell lines from aborted fetuses in research, development, and/or production, please see the following articles:

From the USCCB (United States Conference of Catholic Bishops):
MORAL CONSIDERATIONS REGARDING THE NEW COVID-19 VACCINES

National Catholic Bioethics Center:
Points to Consider on the Use of COVID-19 Vaccines

Ohio Catholic Conference:
Ohio Bishops’ Statement

Making Sense of Bioethics:
https://columbuscatholic.org/making-sense-out-of-bionetics

U.S. Bishop Chairmen for Doctrine and for Pro-Life Address the Use of the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 Vaccine:
USBishops_Johnson_Vaccine.pdf

COVID-19 — Answering Parishioner Concerns
Parishioner Concerns

An Update on the Rollout of New Vaccines for COVID-19 that are becoming available
Vaccine Update


Please continue to pray for Bishop Brennan, the diocese and the Universal Church.

Coronavirus Response.  For an updated listing of resources to get help, opportunities to provide help, and ways for families to strengthen their faith amid the COVID-19 pandemic, visit www.columbuscatholic.org/coronavirus-response.

If you are not able to celebrate the sacraments in person, here is a reminder of the different ways to connect with the Church:
Here is a listing of Radio-TV-Online Masses offered in the diocese.  In addition, a video of daily Mass (Monday thru Friday at 12:05 PM and Sunday @ 10:30 AM) at Columbus Saint Joseph Cathedral is now available on the Diocesan YouTube Channel and the Saint Joseph Cathedral Web Site.


Here is a resource to utilize that the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) have made available that is very useful:
Resources for Catholics During COVID-19


If You Can’t Receive Communion, Make a Spiritual Communion