Parish News and Events

FREE BRUNCH for Elderly & Grandparents Day July 28,2024

Join us for a free brunch celebrating the World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly on July 28, 2024 at Sacred Heart Church, Holtman Hall, from 9 AM to 11 AM.  This celebration, as proclaimed by Pope Francis, is to be marked close to the Feast Day of Saints Joachim and Anne,(July 26), the grandparents of Jesus. The theme is “Do not cast me off in my old age” (cf. Psalm 71:9).

Pregnancy Resources

Pregnancy Help Related Resources Pregnancy Help-Related Resources Resource Name & Address Resource Website Contact Person Name & Contact Info List of Services Provided Provides pregnancy testing, direct help, and/or referrals Bastrop Pregnancy Resource Center 2007 N. Main St.  Bastrop (Inside  Faith Baptist Church) 512-409-3400or text 512-593-1949  Material resources, community resources, educational classes.   Love Line 888-550-1588 Loveline is a crisis call line for women who are facing unplanned pregnancies who feel they have exhausted resources in their area.  Our hope is to discover the need, uncover hidden resources & connect her with one of our volunteer advocates in her area to help.   JPII LIFE CENTER 1600 W. 38th St. Suite 110 Austin 78731 512-407-2900   Private Medical Practices offering Prenatal, Ob-Gyn, Birthing &/or Post-Partum Care Jessica Montalvo, M.D. Renaissance Women’s Group 441 Hwy 71 W. Bastrop 78602   512-304-0327     Michael Di Clemente, M.D. Family Health Center 3101 Hwy 71 E. Bastrop 78602 512-985-6972     Catholic Hospitals & Clinics Ascension Seton Medical Center 1201 West 38th St., Austin 78705   512-324-1000   Community Hospitals & Health Centers Hope Medical Clinic 8101 Cameron Rd. Suite 101 Austin 78754 512-491-0876 Free medical,dental,Rx for uninsured Maternity Homes (short/long term housing) Annunciation Maternity Home 3610 Shell Road, Georgetown 78628  (se habla espanol) 512-864-7755 Services: See their website for details Fertility Awareness Planning Austin Fertility Care Center 512-474-2757 Provides information about the Creighton Model which is much safer than birth control both physically & emotionally.  The Creighton Model is 99.5% effective when used correctly.   Natural Womanhood   Women are told that contraceptives are harmless.  Powerful drugs or devices are pushed on them as the only effective birth control methods or even as medical treatment.  We believe women deserve better. Our goal is to inform all women about the risks of contraceptives & the benefits of fertility charting for health & effective pregnancy planning.     Vitae Clinic 512-458-6060 A medical practice that provides women from adolescence through menopause with cutting-edge, holistic healthcare.  Our approach uses NaPro TECHNOLOGY™ to treat underlying causes of women’s health issues. Miscarriage-Infant Death-Infertility Support Raphael’s Refuge  2715 W. U.S. Highway 90  Flatonia 78941 361-258-1514 830-788-7327 (Lupe, para Espanńol) A memorial in honor of babies who have died due to miscarriage, abortion, stillbirth or infant death (from conception to 12 months).  Provides peer counseling for those suffering the loss of a baby.

Bienvenidos a la Nueva Pagina del Ministerio Hispano / Welcome to the New Hispanic Ministry Page

Les queremos dar la bienvenida a todos a esta Pagina del Ministerio Hispano del Sagrado Corazon, Rockne.Visite nuestra pagina para enterarse de los servicios, las clases, los eventos y los diferentes ministerios que nuestra parroquia ofrece.Mediante esta pagina queremos llegar a los hogares de todos aquellos de habla española para invitarlos a unirse mas a nuestra comunidad para crecer juntos en nuestra fe catolica, compartir la fraternidad cristiana y apoyarnos los unos a los otros...  Un camino dificil se recorre mejor con la ayuda de otros.Haga click en el enlace de abajo para visitar nuestra pagina.We'd like to welcome everyone to the Hispanic Ministry page for Sacred Heart Rockne.  Visit our page to learn about the services, classes, events and the different ministries our parish offers.Through this page we would like to reach all those Spanish speaking households to invite them to form a united community, to grow together in our catholic faith, to share Christian fraternity and support each other...  A difficult road is better traveled with the help of others...Click the link below to visit our page.

Welcome to FORMED!

FORMED is a website and mobile app resource that features Catholic programming, movies, eBooks, catechesis tools, sacramental prep, bible studies, and much more.  With FORMED you can explore your faith anywhere.FORMED has been described as "Netflix for Catholics".  But it is much, much more.It is very easy to get started.  Simple go to:Go to on the site, click Sign Up, then Sign up as a parishioner.  Where it says "Find your Parish or Organization", enter the zip code "78602" or "Sacred Heart Bastrop" (has to be Bastrop because that is the mailing address).  You should see our parish there.  Click it, then click Next.In the next form enter your name and email address.  Then click Sign Up.That's all you have to do.  You may be asked to verify your identity with your email, but that's it.  No user name or password required!  Note, if you come to a page that asks for a credit card, you made a wrong turn along the way.  Thanks to a generous gift from several parishioners at Sacred Heart Rockne and St. Mary's String Prairie, this incredible resource is now available to every member of our church family completely free of charge!What is available?  Once you are signed in check out:The FORMED series on the SacramentseBooks that you can download to your e-Reader and keep forever ... book categories include being Catholic, exploring the faith, popular fiction and books for kids and teens.Faith formation studiesMovies and documentariesFORMED content for Spanish speakersThis is just scratching the surface.  There's a lot to explore and experience. Enjoy!

General Help Related Resources

General Help Related ResourcesGeneral Help-Related ResourcesResource Name & AddressResource WebsiteContact Person Name & InfoList of Services ProvidedCatholic CharitiesCatholic Charities of Central Texas1625 Rutherford Lane  Austin 78754www.ccctx.org512-651-6100Counseling services Disaster Relief Financial Stability Immigration Legal Services St. Gabriel’s Pregnancy & Parenting Programs & St. Michael’s Veteran’s ProgramCatholic Counseling ServicesCatholic Charities1625 Rutherford Lane, Building B, Austin Local Food Pantry or Food Assistance ProgramsBastrop County Emergency Food Pantry806 Fayette St. Bastrop Housing ProgramsSt. Louise HouseP.O. Box 150637 Austin 78715 Louise House provides single mothers & their children the stable housing & wraparound services they need to succeed.  Our highly individualized holistic approach & two generational services foster education, financial stability & healthy living & provide pathways out of poverty that will last a lifetime. Foundation Communities3036 South 1st. St.Suite 200Austin habla espańol)512-447-2026Services: Offers affordable apartment living; See website for details Casa Marianella & Posada Esperanze821 Gunter St., Austin (se habla espańol)512-385-5571Services: Shelter for immigrant mothers & childrenService Organization with a local presenceLadies of Charity1202 Pine St. Bastrop 78602 512-321-9819Ladies of Charity Thrift StoreDrug/Alcohol Abuse CounselingResources in Bastrop Adoption AgenciesLoving Hearts Christian Adoption AgencyBreathofLifeSite.orgbreathoflifeoffice@yahoo.com512-219-8322 We believe that adoption is a ministry to which one is called.  Whether you're a prospective birthmother or birthfather, or a Christian couple considering adoption -we have all been adopted into God's family.  Loving Hearts Christian Adoption Agency provides the one-on-one personalized care and support through our experienced staff that each member of the adoption triad needs.  Nightlight Christian Adoptions500 E. St. Johns Ave., Suite 2.660, Austin 78752NightLight.org512-717-4433 Family & Parenting EducationCatholic Charities of Central Texas1625 Rutherford LaneAustin 78754www.ccctx.org512-651-6100 PediatricsMichael Di Clemente, M.D. Family Health Center3101 Hwy 71 E., Suite 107, Bastrop 78602http://FHCIBWomensHealth.com512-985-6972  

COVID-19 Guidelines from the Diocese of Austin

The Diocese of Austin has issued guidelines regarding safe worship practices.  In short, parishes are instructed to return to pre-pandemic schedules and protocols in the celebration of the Mass.  In a letter to parishes dated May 23, 2021, the Bishop of the Diocese of Austin, Joe Vasquez, stated:"I joyfully invite all Catholics back to in-person participation in the sacraments and the life of the parish."At Sacred Heart Rockne, masks can be worn if desired.  Social distancing is still recommended when possible.  For the more information, see Diocese of Austin COVID-19 Response.

Questions Regarding COVID-19 Vaccines

Recent concerns have been raised about the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine and its use of abortion-derived stem cells in its development and production.  The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has recently come out with a statement addressing this issue.  They have stated that: "While we should continue to insist that pharmaceutical companies stop using abortion-derived cell lines, given the world-wide suffering that this pandemic is causing, we affirm again that being vaccinated can be an act of charity that serves the common good".  In short, it is morally permissible to receive the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.  The USCCB simply asks Catholics, when it is possible, to prefer the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines over the Johnson & Johnson option.  At the same time, the USCCB recognizes that this may not be possible, and given the extreme danger posed by Covid-19, "it is morally acceptable to receive Covid-19 vaccines that have used cell lines".  You can check out the full statement here.

Mass Live Streaming

Sacred Heart Rockne and St. Mary's String Prairie live stream our weekend Masses on our own YouTube channel.

Online Offering

Online offertory and collection is now available for Sacred Heart Rockne.  There is a permanent link located in the button panels below, or you can access the page directly using this link: Information Regading Sacred Heart Online Giving Online giving is a great way to support our church while we are prevented from coming together in the Mass as we continue to battle the Coronavirus pandemic with social distancing.  


Father Dariusz Ziebowicz
Pastor, Sacred Heart Rockne
Father Dariusz is the presiding pastor of Sacred Heart Rockne.
Deacon Roger Muehr
Deacon, Sacred Heart Rockne
Deacon Roger is a life long parishioner and an active deacon in the Sacred Heart Rockne parish
Deacon Alvin Frerich
Deacon, Sacred Heart Rockne
Deacon Alvin is a life long parishioner and an active deacon in the Sacred Heart Rockne parish
Bill Kadura
Director Religious Education
Bill Kadura is Sacred Heart Rockne Director of Religious Education (DRE). He also heads up our CCD program.
James Page
Pastoral Council and Finance Council Formation
Questions? Comments? Nominations?
Rodney Kadura
Website Administrator and Director RCIA Program
Rodney Kadura is the website administrator and director of Sacred Heart Rockne's RCIA program (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults).
Laura Wolbrueck
EIM Site Administrator
Laura Wolbrueck heads Sacred Heart's Ethics and Integrity in Ministry program handling matters of compliance as well as planning and scheduling workshops
Marci Zimmerman
Hall Rental Committee Chair
Marci Zimmerman chairs the Sacred Heart Hall Rental Committee and handles all inquiries about our facilities.
Marilyn Klaus
Lay Ministry Director
Marilyn Klaus organizes our various lay ministries to include Extraordinary Ministers, Lay Readers, and Users.
Linda Kutach
Pro-Life Coordinator
Linda Kutach heads our Pro-Life ministry and outreach.