Parish News and Events

Angel Tree

Next weekend, December 4 and 5, we will be collecting money for our Angel Tree families and distributing angels to those who want to participate.

Stroke Scan Information

Next weekend, December 4 and 5, we will have someone here to give us information about our upcoming stroke scan.For more information see http://strokescan.com/flyers/mmsbloodworkflyer.png.

Food Collection

The Food Collection Basket for the Bastrop Food Pantry is at the entrance of the church.  Items needed are canned meats, canned vegetables, canned fruit, cornbread mix, juices, Hamburger Helper, crackers, rice, peanut butter, jelly. dry beans, sugar, cereal (hot or cold), instant potatoes, flour, pasta, spaghetti sauce, canned beans, soups, hygiene items (toothpaste, shampoo, laundry detergent, toilet paper), tomato sauces, and cooking oil.  Thank you for your support!

Will You Support the Catholic Services Appeal (CSA) this Year?

Every year, our parish joins other parishes throughout the Diocese of Austin in support of the Catholic Service Appeal (CSA).  From the diocesan website:Your gift to the Catholic Services Appeal (CSA) supports men discerning vocations to the priesthood and diaconate, priests currently serving and retired priests. Your gift helps to sustain Catholic schools, religious education, ministerial formation and initiatives for life, peace and justice. Your donations are carefully spent; it is money for God’s work, and we use it accordingly. Your contributions are deeply appreciated, very much needed and make a real difference in the lives of many.You can find out more information on the Diocese of Austin webpage devoted to CSA.  There you will find a video narrated by Bishop Vasquez describing the mission and importance of the CSA.  You will also find a link for donating online if you so choose.Please consider supporting the Catholic Service Appeal with your prayers, and if possible, your financial support.

Welcome to the New Website!

Welcome to the Brand New Sacred Heart Rockne Website!A lot of people have been working behind the scene for months to get our new website up and running.  We hope you both enjoy it and find it helpful.Why Have a New Website?Our old website had become unmaintainable, and was in need of an overhaul. Here is a list of the features the new Sacred Heart Rockne website offers:The new website is mobile device friendly.  In website lingo, we say the new site is responsive.  This is shorthand for saying that it scales for all size devices down to mobile phones.  The new website has been designed using the very latest in modern web style guidelines and security.  The new website is a collaborative effort.  It receives active content updates from many ministry leaders and contributors in our parish on a variety of topics. The new website features the latest bulletins, parish news and information, material on Sacred Heart ministries and religious education, and much more.What Does the New Website Have to Offer?Plenty of stuff!  Here is a quick list of some of the content that is accessible on the new website:E-BulletinsGet the latest bulletins, or search past bulletins, from Sacred Heart Rockne and our sister parish St. Mary's String Prairie.Parish NewsGet the latest comings-and-goings at Sacred Heart Rockne, Mass TimesGet Mass times for Sacred Heart Rockne and St. Mary's String Prairie including any changes or Holy Day obligations that pop up throughout the year.Live StreamYes, our Masses are live streamed.  Find out how to view.WorshipMass is just one way to worship.  There are other ways to participate in worship.  So we have page devoted to this topic which will include both fixed and seasonal updates on worship events.SacramentsWant to find out more about the Sacraments and how Sacred Heart prepares the faithful to receive them?  This is the page for you.CCD - Religious EducationOur CCD program offers religious education for our children grades K to 12.  RCIA - How Do I Become Catholic?RCIA is short for Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults.  This is a program through which people can enter into the Catholic Church.  But it is also open to individuals just wanting to learn more about the Catholic faith.Adult Religious EducationSacred Heart's adult religious education program provides seasoned Catholics with a way to continue their Catholic education.  The page features information on seasonal classes when available, as well as information on other learning resources.Pro-Life MinistryOur pro-life ministry page contains a list of useful resources on various pro-life topics and organizations. Lay MinistryOur lay ministry page contains information on the various lay ministries at Sacred Heart Rockne to include: Eucharistic extraordinary ministers, lay readers, and ushers.  EIM - Ethics and Integrity in MinistryThe Ethics and Integrity in Ministry program of Sacred Heart Rockne is devoted to providing the safest possible environment for our parishioners and visitors. The program promotes the protection of minors, elderly adults and adults with disabilities as well as ethical behavior in all ministry.  Hall RentalWant to host an event at …

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 3971 Hwy 71 E. Suite 104 Bastrop 78602 BastropPregnancyResourceCenter.org 512-629-8780     Love Line Loveline.com 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 JPiiLifeCenter.org 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 http://FHCOBWomensHealth.com 512-985-6972     Catholic Hospitals & Clinics Ascension Seton Medical Center 1201 West 38th St., Austin 78705 healthcare.ascension.org   512-324-1000   Community Hospitals & Health Centers Hope Medical Clinic 8101 Cameron Rd. Suite 101 Austin 78754 www.GetUpProject.org 512-491-0876 Free medical,dental,Rx for uninsured Maternity Homes (short/long term housing) Annunciation Maternity Home 3610 Shell Road, Georgetown 78628 TheMaternityHome.org  (se habla espanol) info@TheMaternityHome.org 512-864-7755 Services: See their website for details Fertility Awareness Planning Austin Fertility Care Center AustinFCC.org/ info@AustinFCC.org 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 NaturalWomanhood.org   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 Vitaeaustin.com 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 www.RaphaelsRefuge.org raphaelsrefuge@att.net 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.

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 78754www.ccctx.org/counseling-services.html512-651-9150Barbara-grohmann@ccctx.org Local Food Pantry or Food Assistance ProgramsBastrop County Emergency Food Pantry806 Fayette St. Bastrop 78602www.bastropfoodpantry.org/512-303-0033 info@bastropfoodpantry.org Housing ProgramsSt. Louise HouseP.O. Box 150637 Austin 78715https://saintlouisehouse.org/512-302-0027St. 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 78704FoundCom.org(se habla espańol)512-447-2026Services: Offers affordable apartment living; See website for details Casa Marianella & Posada Esperanze821 Gunter St., Austin 78702CasaMarianella.org (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 Countywww.addictiontreatmentdivision.org/drug-alcohol/teas/bastrop-county.html855-489-3619 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.