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.

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Sacred Heart Parish, Nogales, Arizona - Live Streamed Mass - Sundays

9:00 a.m. - Spanish and 10:30 a.m. in English

Sacred Heart YouTube Channel link:

https://bit.ly/34fp64z

Our live streamed Mass will resume this Sunday, July 5, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. in Spanish and 10:30 a.m. in English.  Holy Communion will be distributed to anyone who has seen Mass via television or internet that Sunday morning.  For our parish, we will be distributing Holy Communion at 10:00 a.m. (after the 9:00 a.m. Mass is concluded) and at 11:30 a.m. (after the 10:30 a.m. Mass) for up to an hour ending at 12:30 p.m.

Nuestra misa en vivo se reanudará este domingo 5 de julio de 2020 a las 9:00 a.m. en español y a las 10:30 a.m. en inglés. La Sagrada Comunión se distribuirá a cualquiera que haya visto misa por televisión o internet ese domingo por la mañana. Para nuestra parroquia, estaremos distribuyendo la Sagrada Comunión a las 10:00 a.m. (después de que concluya la misa de las 9:00 a.m.) y a las 11:30 a.m. (después de la misa de las 10:30 a.m.) por hasta una hora que termina a las 12: 30 p.m.


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SUSPENSION OF PUBLIC WORSHIP IS EFFECTIVE AS OF TODAY, JULY 1, 2020

July 1, 2020

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

I wish to inform you that after a careful review of the medical situation, and hearing the recent concerns of our Governor and civic leaders on television, I have been advised by Diocesan leadership to suspend public worship. I agree with their recommendation and the suspension of public worship is effective as of today, July 1 st, 2020. This returns us temporarily to those protocols we were following just prior to the reopening of our parishes. You should anticipate a suspension of approximately four weeks but the matter will be reviewed daily and the suspension could be for a shorter or longer duration.

Those who follow national news are aware that the State of Arizona has been referenced across the nation for our substantial spike in Covid-19 cases. When the pandemic began I stressed that a primary factor on reopening would be the ability of our hospitals and medical personnel to respond adequately to the sick. Members of the medical community—who daily place themselves at great risk to serve us—are now telling us that we are at a crisis point. I believe that we owe it these noble men and women to do our part in bringing the pandemic under control.

For now let us be committed to journeying in solidarity with the sick, the suffering, the unemployed, the frightened, and the healthcare workers who must daily face this pandemic without flinching. Join with your local parish for televised or internet Masses, or log onto the Diocese of Tucson web page and join me for daily Mass. The protocols we instituted for our parishes at the time of our reopening were sensible, thorough, and implemented with care and sensitivity. When we are able to open up once again these protocols will be reinstated. But for now, where it is safe, pastors will arrange for an outdoor distribution of Holy Communion after members of the faithful have observed a Mass via technology. Confessions will be heard only out-of-doors. The only public Masses will be funerals and weddings, and with a limit of ten persons in the congregation.

I wish to express my deep gratitude for the clergy and parish ministers who have responded so very well throughout the pandemic. They are extraordinary men and women and their fidelity to you and intense desire to be of service is a witness to the grace of their vocation.

Let us pray that this suspension is brief and that we can soon be in one another’s company. Let us also be unified in our resolve to lead the way in battling this pandemic. The witness and example of our lives and the intensity of our prayers will surely help to heal the world.

May God bless you abundantly,

+Edward J. Weisenburger

Bishop of Tucson

SUSPENSIÓN DEL CULTO PÚBLICO A PARTIR DEL PRIMERO DE JULIO DEL AÑO EN CURSO

1 de Julio de 2020

Estimados hermanos y hermanas en Cristo,

Deseo comunicarles, que después de una cuidadosa revisión de la situación médica, y tomando en cuenta las preocupaciones recientes tanto de nuestro Gobernador, como de líderes cívicos en la televisión, los dirigentes diocesanos me han aconsejado suspender el culto público. Estoy de acuerdo con su recomendación y la suspensión del culto público a partir del primero de Julio del año en curso. Esto nos regresa temporalmente a los protocolos que estábamos siguiendo justo antes de la reapertura de nuestras parroquias. Usted debe anticipar una suspensión de aproximadamente cuatro semanas, pero este asunto será revisado diariamente y la suspensión podría ser más corta o más larga.

Aquellos que siguen las noticias nacionales están conscientes de que el estado de Arizona ha sido mencionado en todo el país por el aumento sustancial en los casos de Covid-19. Cuando comenzó la pandemia, subrayé que un factor principal en la reapertura sería la capacidad de nuestros hospitales y personal médico para responder adecuadamente a los enfermos. Los miembros de la comunidad médica, que diariamente se ponen en gran riesgo para servirnos, nos están diciendo ahora que estamos en un punto de crisis. Creo que hacer nuestra parte en poner la pandemia bajo control es lo que les debemos a estos nobles hombres y mujeres

Por ahora, hagamos el compromiso de recorrer este camino en solidaridad con los enfermos, los que sufren, los desempleados, los asustados y el personal de salud que deben afrontar diariamente esta pandemia sin retroceder, únase a su parroquia local para misas por televisión o por Internet, o inicie la sesión en la página web de la Diócesis de Tucson y acompáñeme para la misa diaria. Los protocolos que establecimos para nuestras parroquias en el momento de nuestra reapertura eran razonables, prácticos e implementados con cuidado y esmero. Cuando podamos abrir nuevamente, estos protocolos serán reestablecidos. Pero por ahora, donde sea prudente, los párrocos organizarán una distribución de la Santa Comunión al aire libre, después de que los feligreses hayan escuchado misa a través de la tecnología. Las confesiones sólo se escucharán fuera de las puertas. Las únicas misas públicas serán funerales y bodas, y con un límite de diez personas en la congregación.

Deseo expresar mi profunda gratitud para el clero y los ministros parroquiales que han respondido tan bien a lo largo de la pandemia. Son hombres y mujeres extraordinarios; su fidelidad hacia ustedes y su intenso deseo de servir es testimonio de la gracia de su vocación.

Oremos para que esta interrupción sea breve y que pronto podamos estar en compañía de los demás. Estemos también unidos en nuestra determinación para servir de ejemplo en la lucha contra esta pandemia. El testimonio y el ejemplo de nuestra vida y la intensidad de nuestras oraciones seguramente ayudarán a sanar al mundo.

Que Dios los bendiga en abundancia,

+Edward J. Weisenburger

Obispo de Tucson


Fr. Jesus Haros-Mendez

Welcome Fr. Jesús Haros-Mendez

We welcome to our parish Fr. Jesus Haros-Mendez beginning July 1, 2020. Fr. Jesús is a native of Nogales, Sonora.

The following is from Fr. Haros:

"I was born in Nogales, Sonora, in 1989. I am the youngest child of 7; I have 3 brothers and 3 sisters. I grew up in Nogales until I moved to Hermosillo, Sonora, to study at the Hermosillo Seminary in 2007. In 2012, I moved to Mexico City to continue with my Philosophical studies at the Universidad Pontíficia de México, where I earned the Masters in Philosophy in the area of Philosophy of Religion.  In 2014, I applied to the Diocese of Tucson to become a seminarian, where bishop Kicanas gladly welcomed me. From 2015 to 2019, I did my theological studies at Mundelein Seminary, in Mundelein, IL. Also, in 2018 I started my further studies in theology at Mundelein Seminary; this past May, I earned the S.T.L. degree (Sacred Theology Litentia). I was ordained as a deacon on June 9, 2018, and I was ordained as a priest of Christ on June 1, 2019.

I am so humble and blessed to be in this great parish, where I know I will be well received and loved by all parishioners, and where I will learn how to serve this community under the guidance of Fr. Velásquez.  I ask you to continue to pray for me and for all clergy."--Fr. Haros


Job Opportunity at Sacred Heart School

Now Hiring

  • Principal
  • Kindergarten Teacher
  • 5th Grade Teacher
  • Substitute Teacher

For more information please visit the School Website www.sacredheartnogales.org/ or call 520-287-2223.

Visit the Diocese of Tucson Website to apply https://diocesetucson.org/


Sacred Heart Catholic School Registration Now Open

All Grades: Preschool — 8th Grade

Highly Qualified/Certified Teachers

For more information please call: 520-287-2223

Scholarships & tuition assistance available if eligible.

Sacred Heart Catholic School is a hidden gem filled with the most amazing teachers, parents and students. Everyone that becomes a member of Sacred Heart Catholic School becomes a member of our family.

Sacred Heart Catholic School is a private Preschool through 8th Grade school serving the greater Nogales, Arizona area. Sacred Heart Catholic School is part of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Tucson, fully accredited by the Western Catholic Educational Association (WCEA), and is a member of the National Catholic Educational Association  (NCEA).

As a Catholic educational institution, our mission is to communicate knowledge, build character and impart the understanding that the strength of Christians is founded in their faith in God, family, church, and community. The goal of an education at Sacred Heart Catholic School is to know, to love and to serve God through objective knowledge in order to create critical thinkers and disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ. The pillars of Sacred Heart Catholic School are faith formation and academic rigor.


Farewell to Fr. James Mascarenhas

We are sorry to have to bid farewell to Fr. James Mascarenhas, who has been with our parish since October of last year. Fr. James has been reassigned to St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, 8650 N. Shannon Road, Tucson, AZ, 85742 in north Tucson. His new assignment will begin on July 1, 2020. Due to the restrictions placed upon gatherings in the City of Nogales by the city officials we will be unable to have a farewell reception for Fr. James. Nevertheless, I am sure you will want to express your thanks and appreciation to Fr. James for his service in our parish.

Adiós a Pdr. James Mascarenhas

Lo sentimos tener que decir adiós a Pdr. James Mascarenhas, quien ha estado con nuestra parroquia desde octubre del año pasado. El Pdr. James ha sido reasignado a la parroquia St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, 8650 N. Shannon Road, Tucson, AZ, 85742 en el norte de Tucson. Su nueva asignación comenzará el 1 de julio de 2020. Debido a las restricciones impuestas a las reuniones en la ciudad de Nogales por los funcionarios de la ciudad, no podremos tener una recepción de despedida para el Pdr. James. Sin embargo, estoy seguro de que querrá expresar su agradecimiento al Pdr. James por su servicio en nuestra parroquia.


School Principal Wanted - Sacred Heart Catholic School

Sacred Heart Catholic School is searching to hire a new principal for the school.

The primary function for a Catholic School principal is:  Under the direction of the pastor, the school principal functions as the school’s spiritual and academic leader fostering Catholic Identity in accordance with the school’s mission statement and philosophy; and is also responsible for supporting the Diocese of Tucson in its mission to evangelize and catechize youth in a Catholic School environment. The Principal shall be a minister of the Gospel and Catholic Teaching both academically and behaviorally while at work and in his/her personal life, “…Live in a manner worthy of the call you have received.” (Eph. 4:1)

For a job description and to apply for this position, please go to the Diocese of Tucson website and in the Jobs Volunteer Opportunitites tab, search for Catholic Schools Teachers/Principals.


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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 priests (Fr. Velasquez, Fr. James, Fr. Jesus Haros and Fr. George) as they offer their private Masses 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 nuestros sacerdotes (P. Velásquez, P. James, P. Jesús Haros y P. George), ya que ofrecen sus Misas privadas 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.


First Friday 24-Hour Eucharistic Adoration

The First Friday of each month, our parish is conducting a 24-hour period of Eucharistic Adoration in the Church. All day and all night, our Lord Jesus Christ, really and truly present in the Blessed Sacrament, will be solemnly exposed for the people to come and adore, worship, praise and thank the Lord for His presence among us.

The Eucharistic Adoration will conclude on Saturday morning with Benediction and Mass at 6:30 a.m.