• Come Worship with Us

    Weekend Mass times are at 5PM on Saturday and 8AM on Sunday.

  • Historical Marker

    This historical marker, located by the roadside in front of the church, tells the unique history of the Rockne community.

  • Statue of the Crucified Jesus

    Located in Sacred Heart Cemetary, adjacent to the Church.

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Online Giving is Now Available

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.  

Updates and Anouncements

5/27/2020

Live Streaming Mass:  We were able to improve audio and video.  The links for this week will be on web.

Sacraments:

Baptism requests and information: Please contact me, Deacon Alvin. You can leave a message at the office, email the office, or call my home phone.  I will work with each request so we can figure out the best way to baptize your child and keep them safe.

First Communion: We are working on a solution for First Communion.

Confirmation: The Bishop has sent out guidelines concerning Confirmation. The Diocese will be contacting each parish to arrange a schedule.  When we are assigned a date, we will provide a plan.

Anointing of the sick: Contact the office. Father will work with you.

RCIA candidates: The RCIA leaders of Sacred Heart and St. Mary’s will be working with you to complete what could not be done this past Easter Vigil.

Adoration: On Thursday’s we will open for Adoration after the 7:00 a.m. Mass. Adoration will close at 10:00 p.m. Thursday night.  No sign up is needed. Come any time.   

Confessions (Until Further notice):

Sacred Heart: Friday 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in Holtman hall

Saturday after the 5:00p.m. in Holtman hass

St Mary’s: In the church hall after 10:00 a.m. Mass

Please, we encourage everyone to wear your mask to Mass for the safety of your neighbors.  

We appreciate your cooperation, patience, and prayers during these times.

Updated Mass Schedule (and More)

As we begin to ease back into our lives, Sacred Heart Rockne will offer the following masses:

  • Saturday 5:00 PM
  • Sunday 8:00 AM
  • Tuesday 7:00 AM
  • Thursday 7:00 AM

There will be no Masses Monday, Wednesday or Friday.  Masses will be live streamed when possible.

Eucharistic Adoration will be after 7AM Mass and will continue until 10PM.

Confessions will be held on Fridays from 5:30 to 7:00PM in Holtman Hall.

Mass Live Streaming Ready to Go!

Click on the link below to get instructions on how to live stream Masses at Sacred Heart Rockne and St. Mary's String Prairie:

Live Streaming Masses

If you plan to attend Mass in person, please be sure to read and follow the instructions below.

Thanks to Deacon Alvin for his hard work in making this happen.

Reopening Mass Phase I Update: Sacred Heart and St. Mary’s

Posted: 05/13/20

Weekend Masses are at the usual times:

  • Sacred Heart Rockne Saturday at 5:00 p.m. Sunday 8:00 a.m.
  • Mary's String Prairie on Sunday at 10:00 a.m.

We will continue to Live Stream Weekend Masses

  • Weekdays when possible
    • Sacred Heart Tuesday, today will be on the website
    • current plan is to Live-stream Thursday.

Weekday Masses:

  • Sacred Heart Rockne. Tuesday and Thursday 7:00 am
  • St Mary’s Wednesday 7:00 pm

No Mass: Monday and Friday

The 5Th Week of Easter May 9-10.

Thanks to all who were able to attend at the Mass, to all who were Live Stream Participants, and to those who chose to stay home.  We all were the Body of Christ in some way, parishioners together with a common purpose.

There were many who helped to make the weekend Masses happen.  We were over prepared, but we are now prepared for the future, though none of us knows what will happen.  Thanks again to everyone.

This week:

This week’s priority is setting up scheduled confession times.  We are finalizing plans and hope to have schedules announced soon.  Sacred Heart and at St Mary’s parish websites will have updates on confession schedules for both locations.

Eucharist Adoration at Sacred Heart:

We are working on a plan to have Adoration on Thursdays.  It will begin following Thursday morning Mass and end at 10 p.m. on Thursday night. 

Keeping the church clean:

Please help us provide a safe environment in our Church for celebrations.  Follow the attendance rules and procedures we have in place for Masses and Eucharist Adoration.

A friendly reminder:  If you come to the church and it is locked, PLEASE do not unlock the church.  It is locked according to our cleaning procedures. Anyone entering after it has been cleaned and ready for the next Mass, jeopardizes our efforts to keep our church as safe as possible. 

We continue to ask for your prayers, but maybe more important, your patience, kindness to one another, and understanding. 

God bless,

Deacon Alvin

Reopening Mass Phase I update: Sacred Heart and St. Mary’s

5/8/2020

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Below today’s update are one page summaries of procedures, one for you to follow if you are attending Mass.   The second is for those who are Live-Stream Participants.   There will be a link to the full procedures document, should you want to view it.

There are still a number of tasks which need to be completed before we are ready for this weekend.  We are on a plan to be ready.  Be aware that at some point today, Friday, it will be necessary to lock both churches, to allow proper cleaning in preparation for weekend Masses in both Sacred Heart and St. Mary’s.  Both Churches will stay locked until 30 minutes before Masses.

Today, we hope that we can test Live Streaming capability.  You may receive communication asking you to test it.  Live Streaming capability is very important for our parishes.  With the current guidelines being used to protect our people, not all who wish will be able to participate in Church for Mass.  In addition, many parishioners are in those high risk groups, and this will provide a connection to their parishes.

We continue to ask for your prayers, but maybe more important, your patience, kindness to one another, and understanding. 

God bless,

Deacon Alvin

Procedures for Comming Back to Mass

Live Streaming Masses

Reopening Mass Phase I Update: Sacred Heart and St. Mary’s

Date: 05/06/2020

Today’s update will focus on how we will follow the Diocese’s protocols which meet or exceed the state and CDC guidelines.

First, let me remove any anxiety or questions regarding ministers for Mass. All regularly scheduled ministers, servers, lay readers, Eucharist ministers, music, and usher schedules have been suspended until further notice. A small group of ministers has been asked to assist with Mass and will be trained to meet safety guidelines.

To meet the diocese’s protocols and guidelines, we can only fill the church building to 25% capacity during Phase I. For Sacred Heart, 25% is about 90. St. Mary’s would be about 60. However, there is an additional requirement to provide social distance 6 feet in all directions which plays a larger role in our planning.

General Guide with details coming later this week:

  • Entry for each Mass will be controlled by trained ushers.
  • Ushers will seat those arriving for Mass.
  • The church will be filled starting at the front and going to the back. *Every other pew will be used to meet safe distancing requirements.
  • Families will be seated together, must maintain 6ft from other families.
  • Mass will continue as usual with a few exceptions. There will be no singing. At communion time, only Father will take communion. The vessels will be purified, final prayer and final blessing given.
  • Communion to the faithful: After the final blessing, Father and a deacon will take communion to you in the pew. You may kneel or remain seated if necessary. Communion will be distributed starting at the back of church. The ushers will guide you to leave right after receiving communion.
  • Exit the church, maintain safe distance, and go directly to your cars and return home. This is not only a safety precaution, but is necessary as we work on a plan to distribute Holy Communion to those who watch Mass live streamed or who arrived for Mass after capacity has been met.

There are many working in the background to help make this go smoothly. Please continue to pray for us all. More information in the next update.

God bless,
Deacon Alvin

Reopening Mass Phase I: Sacred Heart and St. Mary’s

Date: 05/05/2020

Bishop Vasquez has decreed that public Masses will resume May 5. However, in his statements and directives to the Faithful, his main focus and concern is the safety of the flock, especially the vulnerable and sick.

In today’s update, I want to highlight some of the Bishop’s remarks and concerns. Most important point: The Bishop has extended his dispensation of the obligation to attend Mass on

Sundays and holy days of obligation. This means, that should you feel uncomfortable in anyway about being in a crowd, you are not obligated to attend Sunday Mass. The Bishop wants you to take care of yourself. That is your most important obligation at this time. The Bishop continued that theme with these items:

  • All parishioners 65 or older are encouraged to remain home.
  • Those with pre-existing conditions or who are immuno-compromised should remain home.
  • Any person who is ill, or suspects they maybe ill, should remain at home.

The Bishop spells out very clearly, you are not to put yourself or others at risk to attend mass. Do not feel guilty for not attending Mass. Your sacrifice is not overlooked by the Lord Jesus. Your contribution
toward the good of our parishes and the people can not be measured in human terms.

The Bishop has specified reopening will be done in a careful and phased manner and will follow State Recommendations. The Bishop has provided the priests of the diocese with protocols to guide them with the necessary steps to reopen.

The next update will give details on how Masses will reopen at Sacred Heart and St. Mary’s fulfilling Dioceses protocol guidelines.

God bless,
Deacon Alvin

An Important Message from Father Dariusz on COVID-19 and Returning to Mass

Date: 05/04/2020

Dear Faithful of the Parishes of Sacred Heart Rockne and St. Mary’s String Prairie.

First, thanks to everyone for your patience, kindness, and prayers during these difficult times. It has certainly been a change in my life and I expect the same has happened with you.

With the Bishop's announcement regarding the first phase of reopening, I want you to know we are working on this as you are reading this message. There are required protocols which we must follow and these require planing on our part.

We are planning to follow the weekend Mass schedule and that is our main focus. All our activities are being done with that in mind. However, as you may expect, there will be changes. In a few days the protocol and procedures will be outlined and shared with you.

There will be no weekday Masses this week.

We will communicate updates as we go this week.

Again, thanks for your patience. Continue to pray for me, the deacons, and for our parish family.

God bless,

Father Dariusz

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