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.

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

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.

The ethics and morality of vaccines for COVID-19

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):

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

Ohio Catholic Conference:
Ohio Bishops’ Statement

Making Sense of Bioethics (this week’s Catholic Times):

Mass for the Second Sunday in Ordinary Time 
Mass for the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord at Sacred Heart
Mass for the Feast of the Epiphany at Sacred Heart
Mass for the Feast of the Holy Family  at Sacred Heart (12-27-2020)
Mass for the Nativity of the LORD at Sacred Heart
Mass for the 4th Sunday of Advent at Sacred Heart
Mass for the 3rd Sunday of Advent at Sacred Heart
Mass for the 2nd Sunday of Advent at Sacred Heart
Mass for the 1st Sunday of Advent at Sacred Heart


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