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.

Pro-Life 2021

God loves each human life from the instant of his or her conception and entrusts this gift to the protection of a mother and father. Abortion ends the life of a child and offends God. It also deeply wounds the women and men involved.

Dios ama cada vida humana desde el instante de su concepción y confía este don a la protección de un padre y una madre. El aborto acaba con la vida de un niño y ofende a Dios. También hiere profundamente a las mujeres y los hombres involucrados.

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Administrative Assistant II


Sacred Heart Parish is looking for a full-time Administrative Assistant II to begin immediately. Duties and responsibilities include: to be “a lead person and be proactive in providing administrative support as required.” Basic qualifications include: “Be able to type 50 WPM, proficient with a 10-key calculator.  Proficiency in computer technology to include word-processing Word for Window, and WordPerfect and Excel.”

For more information and to apply for the position please go to the Diocese of Tucson website link:

Our Lady of Fatima

Procession in Honor of Our Lady of Fatima

You are all invited to participate in a procession in honor of Our Lady of Fatima, Wednesday, October 13th, after the 5:15 p.m. Mass at the parish parking lot. We will be praying the Rosary as we process with the Blessed Sacrament to commemorate this miraculous event and conclude with a blessing.  Please join us!  We are inviting children to participate in representing Our Lady of Fatima, the angel, Lucia, Jacinta, Francisco, etc., during the procession. For more information please call the Parish office.

Procesión en Honor a Nuestra Señora de Fátima

Están todos invitados a participar en una procesión en honor a Nuestra Señora de Fátima, el miércoles 13 de octubre, después de la Misa de 5:15 p.m. en el estacionamiento parroquial.  Rezaremos el Rosario mientras caminamos en procesión con el Santísimo Sacramento para conmemorar este evento milagroso y concluir con una bendición.  ¡Por favor acompáñenos!  Invitamos a los niños a participar representando a Nuestra Señora de Fátima, el ángel, Lucía, Jacinta, Francisco, etc., durante la procesión.  Para obtener más información, llame a la oficina parroquial.

America Needs Fatima


We Honor Our Lady of Fatima October 16, 2021, at 12:00 noon

At public squares throughout our nation, the Holy Rosary will be prayed on October 16, 2021, at noon.  On that day, we invite all Catholic members of our community to join together at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish Parking Lot, to pray the rosary for the many needs of our community and country.  The bilingual rosary will begin at noon at the Parish Parking Lot.  Some chairs will be available for those who might need to sit down, and we request that you wear a mask and practice social distancing.  Please join us to pray and sing on this special day.

May God Bless You.


En Honor de Nuestra Señora de Fátima 16 de Octubre, 2021, a Mediodía

En plazas publicas por toda la nación, se rezara el Santo Rosario el 16 de Octubre, 2021 a medio día. En ese día, invitamos a todos los miembros Católicos de nuestra comunidad a que se unan en el estacionamiento de la Parroquia del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús para rezar el rosario por la muchas necesidades de nuestro comunidad y país.  El rosario bilingüe empezara al medio día en el estacionamiento.  Algunas sillas estarán disponibles para los que se necesiten sentar, y le solicitamos que use una mascara y practique el distanciamiento social.  Por favor acompáñenos para orar y cantar en este día especial.

Year of St. Joseph

Mass in Honor of St. Joseph - Year of St. Joseph

On the 19th day of each month we will be celebrating a Votive Mass in Honor of St. Joseph at the 5:15 p.m. Mass. This special Mass is meant to draw attention to the Year of St. Joseph proclaimed by the Holy Father last December. The next Mass will be Tuesday, October 19, 2021 at 5:15 p.m.

Hamburger Sale: In addition to the celebration of the Votive Mass, the parish will be selling a delicious Hamburger Meal immediately after the Mass at the office plaza. The meal includes hamburger, fries and soda for $10.00.

St. Joseph, pray for us!

Misa en Honor a San José - Año de San José

El día 19 de cada mes estaremos celebrando una Misa Votiva en Honor a San José a las 5:15 p.m. Misa.  Esta Misa especial está destinada a llamar la atención sobre el Año de San José proclamado por el Santo Padre el pasado mes de diciembre.  La próxima misa será el jueves 19 de octubre de 2021 a las 5:15 p.m.

Venta de Hamburguesas:  Además de la celebración de la Misa Votiva, la parroquia venderá una deliciosa Comida de Hamburguesa inmediatamente después de la Misa en la plaza de la oficina. La comida incluye hamburguesa, papas fritas y refresco por $10.00.

¡San José, ruega por nosotros!

Santo Nino de Atocha

Ministerio del Santo Niño de Atocha

El Ministerio del Santo Niño de Atocha los invita a formar parte de nuestro grupo y acompañarnos a preparar canastas de alimentos para entregar a familias en necesidad.  La entrega de despensas es una obra de mucho amor y caridad para nuestros hermanos que mensualmente vienen a la parroquia a solicitarla.  Si usted está interesado en participar por favor llame a la oficina para proporcionar sus datos y posteriormente se le llamara para darle más información.  Las despensas se harán el jueves, 28 de octubre a las 3:00 p.m.  Y se entregaran el viernes, 29 de octubre a las 9:00 a.m. en la oficina parroquial.  ¡Que el Niño Dios, Santo Niño de Atocha les recompense con muchas bendiciones!

Santo Niño de Atocha Ministry

The Santo Niño de Atocha Ministry invites you to join our group and to help us make food baskets for families in need. It is a work of love and charity to provide these monthly food baskets to our brothers and sisters who come to the parish. If you are interested in participating in this ministry, please call the office for more information. The food baskets will be made on Thursday, October 28th at 3:00 p.m. and distributed on Friday, October 29th at 9:00 a.m. in the parish office.  May the Child Jesus reward you with many blessings!

Message from Bishop Weisenburger . . .

Dispensation from the Sunday Mass Obligation Rescinded

As of July 1, 2021, the general dispensation from the Sunday Mass obligation for the general public will cease. However, the dispensation from the Sunday Mass obligation remains in place for those at serious medical risk. Serious medical risk refers primarily to those with a chronic health condition, those providing direct care for the vulnerably ill, or those with a compromised immune system or other health condition that leaves them unable to be vaccinated.

In some respects, the language of “obligation” is unfortunate as it tends to speak of something unpleasant. Nevertheless, the language of obligation is not entirely inappropriate. Indeed, most cultures make obligatory those things that are deeply treasured, such as education for children. For faithful Catholics the primary motivation to participate in Sunday Mass should be a sincere desire to encounter Christ in the Eucharist and to gather in community. Many have said to our clergy that they have greatly missed participating at Mass in person. I pray that same holy longing is in each of our hearts.

Gathering in community to celebrate the Eucharist is a most serious matter, originating in the Commandments given by God to the Jewish people. The first Christians quickly recognized that all things were made new by the death and resurrection of Jesus. It was within this spirit that the Commandment to keep holy the Sabbath was transferred from the last day of the week (Saturday) to the day of Jesus’ resurrection, the first day of the week (Sunday). Nevertheless, the obligation has never been without exception. Canon Law for the Roman Catholic Church notes that while Sundays are holy days of obligation, there always have been exceptions for people in serious situations. Not only the local bishop but also pastors can dispense members of their congregations from the Sunday Mass obligation for a proportionate reason.

As noted above, the current dispensation from Sunday Mass attendance remains in place for those at serious risk of the Covid-19 virus. This will require a prudent evaluation on the part of responsible Catholics. In traditional Catholic theology a prudent decision flows from a properly formed conscience. Those at serious risk should have a clear conscience in refraining from in-person gatherings of any kind at our churches. But those who are comfortable dining at restaurants, shopping for non-essentials, traveling, or engaging in other public activities would have no legitimate reason to claim the dispensation.

It also must be noted that the recent and creative uses of technology to serve the faithful have been a blessing. Many are truly unable to leave their homes or care facilities and they have found live-streamed, televised or internet Masses, holy hours, and other events to be a great spiritual comfort. While pastors are prudent to continue at least some of these services offered via technology in the future we must be careful not to allow this blessing to substitute for gathering around the altar of the Lord in person and receiving Christ sacramentally. The Judeo-Christian history is one of encountering God through actual lived community, and community is built and sustained through actual lived interaction with other believers. There is no tradition of privatized religion within Catholicism. The ease or convenience of religious offerings via television or the internet can never legitimately replace a lived experience of community. For this reason, the use of televised or internet liturgies can never replace in-person worship for those who are capable of participating in parish life. Moreover, to choose not to participate personally in Mass when we are capable of doing so is to deprive ourselves of the immeasurable spiritual graces that can be received only by active participation with others in the Mass.

Most Reverend Edward J. Weisenburger

Bishop of Tucson



Entire Diocese Goal: $4 million

Parish Goal: $44,340

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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.

Parish Support - Donations -

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 or directly to the following link: , 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 o directamente al siguiente enlace:, 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.