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.

Solemn Mass of Sacred Heart of Jesus - Friday, June 11, 2021 at 6:00 p.m.

This Friday, June 11th is the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Our parish will be honoring the Sacred Heart with the celebration of a Solemn Bi-Lingual Mass at 6:00 p.m. The intention of the Mass is for all the souls of our family and friends who have died since the last celebration of this Mass. Their names will be solemnly proclaimed at the beginning of the Mass.

The daily 5:15 p.m. Mass and confessions will be cancelled for this day only.

Misa Solemne del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús - viernes, 11 de Junio de 2021 a las 6:00 p.m.

Este viernes 11 de junio es la Solemnidad del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús. Nuestra parroquia honrará al Sagrado Corazón con la celebración de una misa bilingüe solemne a las 6:00 p.m. La intención de la Misa es para todas las almas de nuestra familia y amigos que han fallecido desde la última celebración de esta Misa. Sus nombres serán proclamados solemnemente al comienzo de la Misa.

La misa diaria de las 5:15 p.m. y las confesiones se cancelarán solo para este día.

Seminarian Richard Rivera

With great joy and thanksgiving to God,

The Most Reverend Edward J. Weisenburger,

Bishop of Tucson

invites you to join in the

Diaconate Ordination


Richard Rivera, Jr.

Saturday, June 26, 2021

at One o'clock in the afternoon

St. Andrew the Apostle Church

800 North Taylor Drive

Sierra Vista, Arizona 85635

To Livestream go to:

Cake and Punch after Mass in the kiosk

A Message from Bishop Weisenburger - May 14, 2021

Dear Faithful Catholic,

As you probably are aware, the CDC has announced that facemasks and social distancing are no longer required at indoor events for those who have been fully vaccinated.  This is great news!

However, in charity we must recall those who cannot be vaccinated or fear the possible transmission of the Covid-19 virus to vulnerable family members.   Indeed, charity and understanding remain the hallmarks of the true followers of Jesus Christ. For this reason I am asking each pastor to provide one weekend Mass that keeps the full protocols in place. All remaining weekend Masses will resume without requiring facemasks or social distancing.  This change in protocols will begin on the weekend of Pentecost (May 22/23).

If you prefer a Mass without protocols then I urge you to check your parish web site which will show which weekend Mass retains the protocols and the remaining weekend Masses which will be celebrated without protocols.

As we move forward let us not forget those whose lives were lost, those who were gravely impacted by the Coronavirus, or the vulnerable who walk with us still.

May God bless you abundantly,

Bishop Edward J. Weisenburger

Mensaje del Obispo Weisenburger - 14 de Mayo de 2021

Estimados feligreses,

Como probablemente ustedes sepan, los CDC han anunciado que las mascarillas y el distanciamiento social ya no son necesarios en los eventos cerrados para aquellos que han sido completamente vacunados. ¡Esta es una gran noticia!

Sin embargo, en caridad debemos recordar a quienes no pueden ser vacunados o temen la posible transmisión del virus Covid-19 a familiares vulnerables. De hecho, la caridad y la comprensión siguen siendo el sello distintivo de los verdaderos seguidores de Jesucristo. Por esta razón, le pido a cada pastor que celebre una misa de fin de semana que mantenga los protocolos completos. Todas las misas de fin de semana restantes se reanudarán sin necesidad de mascarillas o distanciamiento social. Este cambio de protocolos comenzará el fin de semana de Pentecostés (22/23 de mayo).

Si prefiere una Misa sin protocolos, le recomiendo que consulte el sitio web de su parroquia, que mostrará qué Misa de fin de semana conserva los protocolos y las Misas de fin de semana restantes que se celebrarán sin protocolos.

A medida que avanzamos, no olvidemos a aquellos cuyas vidas se perdieron, aquellos que fueron gravemente afectados por el Coronavirus o los vulnerables que todavía caminan con nosotros.

Que Dios te bendiga abundantemente,

Obispo Edward J. Weisenburger

8:00 a.m. Sunday Mass to remain Protocol Compliant

In response to Bishop Weisenburger's request that one Sunday Mass be designated as the "Protocol Mass", which will retain the Covid-19 virus protocols, for the foreseeable future we will be designating the 8:00 a.m. Mass as the Mass that will retain the protocols.  This Mass is for those who are not fully vaccinated or for those who do not feel comfortable returning to larger crowds at Mass.

8:00 a.m. Misa Dominical Permanezca Protocolo Cumple

En respuesta a la solicitud del obispo Weisenburger de que se designe una misa dominical como "Misa de protocolo", que mantendrá los protocolos del virus Covid-19 en el futuro previsible, designaremos la Misa de las 8:00 am como la Misa que conservará la protocolos.  Esta Misa es para aquellos que no están completamente vacunados o para aquellos que no se sienten cómodos al regresar a multitudes más grandes en la Misa.

Parish Raffle

Sacred Heart Parish Grand Raffle 2021

Drawing Postponed to September 16, 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.



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.

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.