Category Archives: Sacred Heart Parish

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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O00IRuOBXaM

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.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FeAMHRiQBfo

Postlude: Toccata en G, by Théodore Dubois (1837-1924)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-5vS5OoS-s

Come Worship With Us

Come celebrate the apostolic faith of the early Christian church.

Fresco from Chora Church in Istanbul. The Last Judgement, with the Virgin interceding for humanity.

Come and worship with us at 11 am Mass on Sunday, January 31, 2016 ~ at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Norfolk, Virginia, Princess Ann Road at Upper Stockley Gardens.

Prelude Sunday at 11:00: Beati Quorum Via Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)

Blessed are they whose way is blameless,
who walk in the law of the Lord.

youtube.com/watch?v=66EfWRLs5kw

Communion 2 Sunday at 11:00: A New Commandment Thomas Tallis (c1505 – 1585)

A new commandment give I unto you,
saith the Lord, that ye love together,
as I have loved you,
that e’en so ye love one another.
By this shall ev’ry man know
that ye are my disciples,
if ye have love one to another.

youtube.com/watch?v=IPdtzR0cVIA

Postlude: Fanfare John Cooke (1918-1984)

youtube.com/watch?v=K3ocEIha0O0

Come Worship With Us, Christmas Eve

Come to Mass at 10 p.m. tonight, Christmas Eve, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Norfolk, Virginia to worship the newborn King. Christmas Carols will be sung starting at 9:30 p.m. We will have beautiful music for the season:

Prelude: La Nativité, Jean Langlais
https://youtu.be/XxdQ9jG0C-4

O Magnum Mysterium, Francis Poulenc
https://youtu.be/xbFcY7XpUic

Christmas Day, Gustav Holst
https://youtu.be/SZeVWi8KtZg

In Dulci Jubilo, Robert Lucas Pearsall
https://youtu.be/bN4xsXbO-QE

All Bells in Paradise, John Rutter
https://youtu.be/P8TyKNycHes

O Magnum Mysterium, Thomás Luis de Victoria
https://youtu.be/MRPEJkoEstc

Postlude: Toccata en G, Théodore Dubois
https://youtu.be/MRPEJkoEstc

Come Worship With Us

Come celebrate the apostolic faith of the early Christian church.

Creche, at Capuchin Church in Vienna, Austria.

Come and worship with us at 11 am Mass on Sunday, December 20, 2015 ~ at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Norfolk, Virginia, Princess Ann Road at Upper Stockley Gardens.

 

Prelude Sunday at 11:00: Богородице Дево, Virgin Mother Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)

Rejoice, O Virgin Theotokos,
Mary full of grace, The Lord is with You.
Blessed are You among women,
and blessed is the Fruit of Your womb,
for You have borne the Savior of our souls.

youtube.com/watch?InMhSNBlIg8

Communion II Sunday at 11:00: Ecce Virgo Chant Mode I, [Proper Communion for Advent 4]

Ecce Virgo concipiet et pariet filium:
Behold, a Virgin shall conceive and bear a Son:

et vocabitur nomen ejus Emmanuel, alleluia.
and His name shall be called Emmanuel, alleluia

youtube.com/watch?v=xQ1lWL7YMlA

Antiphon of the Blessed Virgin Mary: Alma Redemptoris Mater
Hermannus Contractus (1013-1054)

O loving Mother of our Redeemer, gate of heaven, star of the sea,
Hasten to aid thy fallen people who strive to rise once more.
Thou who brought forth thy holy Creator, all creation wond’ring,
Yet remainest ever Virgin, taking from Gabriel’s lips that joyful “Hail!”:
Be merciful to us sinners.

youtube.com/watch?v=iq5CKlOyeMk

Come Worship With Us

Come celebrate the apostolic faith of the early Christian church.

The Visitation. Fresco from Plovdiv, Bulgaria.

The Visitation. Fresco from Plovdiv, Bulgaria.

Come and worship with us at 11 am Mass on Sunday, December 13, 2015 ~ at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Norfolk, Virginia, Princess Ann Road at Upper Stockley Gardens.

Prelude Sunday at 11:00: Rejoice in the Lord Alway Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
The ‘Bell’ Prelude
[Verse] Rejoice in the Lord alway, and again I say rejoice.
Let your moderation be known unto all men, The Lord is at hand.
[Choir] Rejoice in the Lord alway, and again I say rejoice.
[Verse] Be careful for nothing;
but in ev‘ry thing by pray’r and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
And the peace of God which passeth all understanding,
shall keep your hearts and minds through Jesus Christ our Lord.
[Choir] Rejoice in the Lord alway, and again I say rejoice.

youtube.com/watch?v=Wi59q_8BhSI

Communion 2 Sunday at 11:00: Dícite Pusillánimes [Isaiah 35]  Gregorian Chant

Dícite: Pusillánimes confortámini,
et nolíte timére:
ecce Déus nóster véniet, et salváit nos.

Say: Take courage, you who are fainthearted,
and do not fear;
behold, our God will come and he will save us.

youtube.com/watch?v=ya3hUIzswDQ

Come Worship With Us

Come celebrate the apostolic faith of the early Christian church.

John baptizing Jesus. Fresco from Bulgaria.

Come and worship with us at 11 am Mass on Sunday, December 6, 2015 ~ at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Norfolk, Virginia, Princess Ann Road at Upper Stockley Gardens.

Prelude Sunday at 11:00: This Is the Record of John Grayston Ives (1948 – )

This is the record of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him: Who art thou? And he confessed and denied not, and said plainly: I am not the Christ.

And they asked him: What art thou then? Art thou Elias? And he said, I am not. Art thou the prophet? And he answered no.

Then said they unto him: What art thou? That we may give an answer unto to them that sent us. What say’st thou of thy self? And he said, I am the voice of him that crieth in the wilderness: Make straight the way of the Lord.

https://soundcloud.com/musicatstpauls/this-is-the-record-of-john

Communion 2 Sunday at 11:00: ‘Jerusalem Surge’ Proper Communion Advent 2

Rise, Jerusalem, and stand on the heights
and see the joy that shall come to you
from your God. (Bar.5:4. 36)

youtube.com/watch?v=pNgsDGncJRk

Antiphon of the Blessed Virgin Mary: Alma Redemptoris Mater
Hermannus Contractus (1013-1054)

O loving Mother of our Redeemer, gate of heaven, star of the sea,
Hasten to aid thy fallen people who strive to rise once more.
Thou who brought forth thy holy Creator, all creation wond’ring,
Yet remainest ever Virgin, taking from Gabriel’s lips that joyful “Hail!”:
Be merciful to us sinners.

youtube.com/watch?v=W6vwh-XXLTU

Come Share the Beauty of Worship

Come celebrate the apostolic faith of the early Christian church.

Icon from Bulgaria

Icon from Bulgaria

Come and worship with us at 11 am Mass on Sunday, November 22, 2015 ~ at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Norfolk, Virginia, Princess Ann Road at Upper Stockley Gardens.

Prelude Sunday at 11:00 a.m.: ‘And the Glory of the Lord’ from Messiah George F. Handel (1685-1759)

And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed,
and all flesh shall see it together:
for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it.

youtube.com/watch?v=ROBTXWJMOwc

Communion 2, Sunday at 11:00 a.m.: Almighty and Everlasting God, Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625)

Almighty and everlasting God,
Mercifully look upon our infirmities,
And in all our dangers and necessities
Stretch forth thy right hand to help and defend us
Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.

youtube.com/watch?v=9jo6q5bXTDQ

Postlude: Christ the King, Dom Paul Benoit (1893 – 1979)

Come and Worship With Us

Fresco from Romania

Fresco from Romania

As we worship this weekend at Sacred Heart Catholic Church (Norfolk, Virginia, Princess Ann Road at Upper Stockley Gardens) may we offer our prayers for the people of France, wounded in mind, body, and spirit by the terrible attack of Friday, November 13 in Paris.

The Vatican has said,  “At the Vatican we are following the terrible news from Paris. We are shocked by this new manifestation of maddening terrorist violence and hatred which we condemn in the most radical way, together with the pope and all those who love peace. We pray for the victims and the wounded, and for all the French people. This is an attack on the peace of all mankind which requires a decisive and supportive response by all of us to counter the spread of homicidal hatred in all of its forms.”

Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle; be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray. And do thou, O prince of the heavenly host, by the power of God thrust into hell Satan and all the evil spirits who prowl about the world for the ruin of souls. Amen.

Come Share the Beauty of Worship

Come celebrate the apostolic faith of the early Christian church.

Fresco from Bulgaria

Come and worship with us at 11 am Mass on Sunday, November 8, 2015 ~ at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Norfolk, Virginia, Princess Ann Road at Upper Stockley Gardens.

Prelude Sunday at 11:00: ‘What Are These That Are Arrayed in White Robes?’ John Stainer (1840-1901)

Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah.
What are theses that are arrayed in white robes, and whence came they?
These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.
Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah.
Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in His temple.
They shall hunger no more, neither thirst anymore: neither shall the sun shine on them, nor any heat.
For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them,
and lead them unto living fountains of waters:
And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.

Communion 2 Sunday at 11:00: O Lord, Increase My Faith Henry Loosemore (+1670)

O Lord, increase my faith,
strengthen us and confirm us in thy true faith;
endue us with wisdom, charity and patience,
in all our adversities sweet Jesu, say Amen.

youtube.com/watch?v=uj1JcKFABwA

Postlude: Toccata en G Théodore DuBois (1837 – 1924)

youtube.com/watch?v=RHVX1NG90oQ

Palliative Care: The Catholic Response to Assisted Suicide

Assisted suicide, as well as euthanasia, is strictly forbidden by Catholic teaching. Because the assisted suicide train is now racing down the track of state legislatures, Catholic health care must provide an adequate response for dying patients. Wednesday, November 11, 2015, Gerard Magill, PhD, will be at Sacred Heart Parish to discuss palliative care as the crucial response of Catholic health care to assisted suicide. Palliative and hospice care provide robust alternatives and Catholic health care is now advocating strenuously for these resources across the U.S. This evening is part of the Bon Secours DePaul Medical Center’s Bioethics Lecture Series.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015
7 to 8 p.m. at Sacred Heart Parish in Norfolk, Virginia.
Complimentary snacks and refreshments provided.

Please see the flyer to learn more and to read more about Dr. Magill.