Sacred Heart Church

Sacred Heart of Jesus Roman Catholic Parish

272 North Rodriguez Street, Nogales, Arizona 85621-2616

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 Parish Office (520) 287-9221
Fax (520) 341-3507
Religious Education Office (520) 397-0963
School (520) 287-2223

A Parish in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Tucson

Sacred Heart Parish in Nogales, Arizona was established as a parish in 1897 from Sacred Heart Parish in Tombstone, Arizona. Sacred Heart Parish has served the spiritual and material needs of the people of Nogales, Arizona and Nogales, Sonora for over one hundred and twenty-two years. It continues to be our mission to proclaim the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ and work tirelessly to established His Kingdom in this world. We do by seeking to love the Lord God Almighty we all our heart, soul, mind and strength and to love and serve our neighbor.

Mary and the Rosary

Rosary in Honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Monday - Friday: 4:30 p.m. in the Church

Fr. Velásquez will be leading the children in prayer. The Rosary will be prayed in English and flowers will be offered to our Lady’s Altar at the conclusion of the prayers.

We hope that you will bring your children to the Rosary during the month of May and help them foster a love and trust for the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God.

Rosario en Honor a la Santísima Virgen María

Lunes - Viernes: 4:30 p.m. adentro de la Iglesia

Padre Velásquez guiará a los niños en oración. El rosario se rezará en inglés y se ofrecerán flores al Altar de Nuestra Señora al final de las oraciones.

Esperamos que pueda traer a sus hijos al Rosario durante el mes de mayo y ayudarles a fomentar el amor y la confianza a la Virgen María, la Madre de Dios.

Parish Raffle

Sacred Heart Parish Grand Raffle 2021

First Place Cash Prize: $15,000

Second Place Cash Prize: $3,000

Third Place Cash Prize" $2,000

To help offset the lack of fundraising activities, e.g., our Annual Festival “Kermes” and Raffle, the Finance Council along with the parish group leaders have come up with a new raffle. We are trying something we have never tried before, the cost of the ticket is $100.00 but you have 5 chances to win and four months to purchase your ticket. The raffle will be held on June 11, 2021, the Feast day of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, our patron. If you have any questions or need further clarification, please call the parish office, or talk to any group leader. We thank you for your support and generosity.

Para ayudar a compensar la falta de recaudación de fondos de nuestra Parroquia como nuestro festival anual "Kermes" y la rifa, el Consejo de Finanzas junto con los líderes de los grupos han creado una nueva rifa. Estamos probando algo que nunca antes habíamos hecho, el costo del boleto es de $100.00 pero tiene 5 oportunidades de ganar y cuatro meses para comprar su boleto. El sorteo se llevará a cabo el 11 de junio, día de la fiesta del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús, nuestro patrono. Si tiene alguna pregunta o necesita más aclaraciones, llame a la oficina parroquial o hable con cualquier líder alguno de nuestros grupos. Les agradecemos su apoyo y generosidad.

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LIVING OUR FAITH THROUGH ACTS OF CHARITY PERSEVERING IN HOPE 2021 Annual Catholic Appeal

Entire Diocese Goal: $4 million

Parish Goal: $44,340

Donate to Annual Catholic Appeal Here!

Through the Annual Catholic Appeal, parishes work together to provide funding for 26 uniquely Catholic charities and ministries that truly do answer God's call to serve.

The goal for the Annual Catholic Appeal this year is to raise $4 million. The best way this extraordinary amount of money can be raised is to encourage people to pledge a certain amount and then pay it over several months. All payments must be received no later than May 31, 2021 to be counted in the 2018 Campaign. The Annual Catholic Appeal is the primary way by which the Diocese raises money for its charities and ministries.

Please consider making a pledge to the Annual Catholic Appeal on behalf of our Parish and "Living our faith through acts of charity" we will reach our goal!


Mass Schedule Change

Proposed Changes to Sunday Mass Schedule and Weekday Mass Schedule

 Cambios Propuestos al Horario de la Misa Dominical y al Horario de Misas entre Semana

Beginning the first weekend of January 2021 (January 2-3, 2021) I am proposing the following changes to our Sunday Mass Schedule:

  • Saturday Vigil Mass - 5:15 p.m. - English
  • Sunday Mass - 6:30 a.m. - Spanish
  • Sunday Mass - 8:00 a.m. - English
  • Sunday Mass - 9:30 a.m. - Spanish
  • Sunday Mass - 11:30 a.m. - English
  • Sunday Mass - 5:15 p.m. - Spanish

We have been counting the attendance of parishioners since August 2019. The average participation in the seven (7) weekend Masses was about a thousand (1000) people. One thousand divided by seven equals 143. Our church has a seating capacity of about six hundred persons. This means that we could comfortably meet the needs of the parishioners attending Sunday Mass with only four Sunday Masses (600 divided by 143 equals 4). Even before the pandemic began to affect Mass attendance I had been thinking about reducing the number of Sunday Masses we celebrate and I now feel this would be an opportune time to implement these changes.

Weekday Mass Schedule. In regards to the Weekday Mass schedule, I also am planning to make some changes.  We currently celebrate three daily Masses at 6:30 a.m., 12:10 p.m. and 5:15 p.m.  I am proposing eliminating the 12:10 p.m. Mass and celebrating the 6:30 a.m. Mass in English, so that the parishioners have an opportunity to attend Mass in English or Spanish everyday.  We have been averaging four to five funerals a week, in addition to weddings, quinceañeras, and the school Mass, this makes the weekday schedule at times very busy.  I have received no word from Bishop Weisenburger as to how long it will be before he will be able send another priest to the parish.  I hope you understand why these changes are necessary at this time. Thank you.

Hemos estado contando la asistencia de feligreses desde agosto del año 2019. La participación promedio en las siete (7) misas de fin de semana fue de aproximadamente mil (1000) personas.  Mil dividido entre siete es igual a 143.  Nuestra iglesia tiene una capacidad para unas seiscientas personas.  Esto significa que podríamos satisfacer cómodamente las necesidades de los feligreses que asisten a la misa dominical con solo cuatro misas dominicales (600 dividido por 143 es igual a 4).  Incluso antes de que la pandemia comenzara a afectar la asistencia a misa, había estado pensando en reducir el número de misas dominicales que celebramos y ahora siento que este sería un momento oportuno para implementar estos cambios.

Horario de Misas entre Semana.  En lo que respecta al horario de la misa entre semana, también estoy planeando hacer algunos cambios.  Actualmente celebramos tres misas diarias a las 6:30 a.m., 12:10 p.m. y 5:15 p.m. Propongo eliminar la Misa de 12:10 p.m. y ofrecer la Misa de las 6:30 a.m. en inglés, para que los feligreses tengan la oportunidad de asistir a Misa en inglés o español todos los días.  Hemos estado promediando de cuatro a cinco funerales a la semana, además de las bodas, quinceañeras, y la misa escolar, esto hace que el horario de los días entre semana sea a veces muy ocupado.  No he recibido noticias del Obispo Weisenburger sobre cuánto tiempo pasará antes de que pueda enviar a otro sacerdote a la parroquia.  Espero que comprenda por qué estos cambios son necesarios en este momento.  Gracias.


Religious Education

Catechism Classes News

Religious Education Is now open for registration. Please call the parish office 520-287-9221 or 520-397-0963 to set and appointment. The Religious Education office is open from Monday—Thursday from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Online registrations are coming soon.

Noticias sobre clases de Catecismo

El programa de Educación Religiosa ya está abierto para inscripciones. Llame a la oficina parroquial 520-287-9221 o 520-397-0963 para agendar su cita. La oficina está abierta de lunes a jueves de 1:00 p.m. a 6:00 p.m. Pronto tendremos inscripciones en línea.


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While we continue to pray for an end to the pandemic, the work of the parish continues. We are actively seeking ways to reduce our expenses so as to be able to continue to meet these expenses. To that end we are encouraging those who are able to continue your weekly Sunday contribution to the parish, to do so through our online donation process.

By going to www.givecentral.org or directly to the following link: https://www.givecentral.org/location/573/event/17391 , you will be able to make your much needed and appreciated Sunday contribution to Sacred Heart Parish.

Be assured of the prayers of our pastor as he offers the Mass for your intentions, for an end to the pandemic and for those suffering from the Coronavirus 19.

Mientras continuamos orando por el fin de la pandemia, el trabajo de la parroquia continúa. Estamos buscando activamente formas de reducir nuestros gastos para poder continuar cumpliendo con estos gastos. Con ese fin, estamos alentando a aquellos que pueden continuar con su contribución semanal dominical a la parroquia, a través de nuestro proceso de donación en línea.

Al visitar www.givecentral.org o directamente al siguiente enlace: https://www.givecentral.org/location/573/event/17391, podrá hacer su muy necesaria y apreciada contribución dominical a la Parroquia del Sagrado Corazón.

Tenga la seguridad de las oraciones de nuestro párroco, ya que ofrece la Misa por sus intenciones, por el fin de la pandemia y por los que sufren el Coronavirus 19.


Counseling Services Provided

Beginning October 4, 2019, Tessa Arvizu, MS, from Catholic Community Services of Southern Arizona will be providing counseling services, every Friday from 8 a.m-5 p.m., to children, adults, families and couples in the religious education classroom at Sacred Heart Parish. For further information on how to enroll and payment options please contact Ivette or Lupita at (520) 623-0344. Thank you.


Servicios de Consejeria Disponsibles

Apartir del 4 de octubre de 2019, Tessa Arvizu MS, de Servicios Comunitarios Catolicos del sur de Arizona, proporcionará servicios de asesoramiento, todos los viernes de 8 a.m. a 5 p.m., a niños, adultos, familias y parejas en el aula de educación religiosa en la Parroquia del Sagrado Corazon. Para obtener más información sobre cómo inscribirse y las opciones de pago, comuníquese con Ivette o Lupita al (520) 623-0344. Gracias.