Category Archives: Norfolk

Come Share the Beauty of Worship

Come celebrate the apostolic faith of the early Christian church.

The Virgin of the Immaculate Conception and St John, c. 1585, Museo de Santa Cruz, Toledo, Spain

Come and worship with us at 11 am Mass on Sunday ~ at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Norfolk, Virginia, Princess Ann Road at Upper Stockley Gardens.

Prelude Sunday at 11:00: Listen Sweet Dove by Grayson Ives (1593-1633)

Listen sweet Dove unto my song,
And spread thy golden wings in me;
Hatching my tender heart so long,
Till it get wing, and flie away with thee.

Such glorious gifts thou didst bestow,
That th’ earth did like a heav’n appeare;
The starres were coming down to know
If they might mend their wages, and serve here.

The sunne, which once did shine alone,
Hung down his head, and wisht for night,
When he beheld twelve sunnes for one
Going about the world, and giving light.

Lord, though we change, thou art the same;
The same sweet God of love and light:
Restore this day, for thy great name,
Unto his ancient and miraculous right.

Proper Communion Sunday at 11:00 a.m.: Factus est repente

Suddenly, a sound came from heaven like the rush of a mighty wind, in the place where they were sitting, alleluia; and they were filled with the Holy Spirit, and announced the great things God had done, alleluia, alleluia.

Communion 2, Sunday at 11:00 a.m.: If Ye Love Me    Thomas Tallis (1505-1585)

If ye love me, keep my commandments.
And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter,
that he may abide with you for ever; Even the Spirit of truth.

Postlude: Toccata en G, by Théodore Dubois (1837-1924)

Ash Wednesday

Fresco of Saint Dominic adoring the Crucifixion

Fresco of Saint Dominic adoring the Crucifixion. Fresco by Fra Angelico in San Marco, in Florence.

Blow the trumpet in Zion!
Proclaim a fast,
call an assembly.

These words of the prophet Joel summon us to come to Mass this Wednesday for the imposition of ashes. This simple ritual invites us to accept our Lord’s invitation to embrace the Lenten discipline of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving as we journey to the Paschal Triduum.

Sacred Heart Parish in Norfolk invites you to be a part of this assembly. Mass will be celebrated at 6:30 am, noon, and 7 pm.

The Seven Penitential Psalms And The Songs Of The Suffering Servant.