Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church
5742 State Route 61 South, Shelby, OH, 44875-9080  
Rev. Christopher Bohnsack, Pastor – 419-342-2256
A twinned parish with St. Joseph Catholic Church, Crestline

A Message from
The Most Revered Daniel E. Thomas
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Annual "Pack A Pick-Up" 
Nov. 28/29 at the

4:30 p.m. and 8:30 a.m. Masses.
Canned goods, new or excellent condition toys
are in need.  Thank you for your donation.

Thank you to all who made the 
2015 Festival a success!
a true labor of love for our parishioners of all ages.


2015 Festival 5K Run Results
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Shown above are second grade members of Sacred Heart of Jesus, Bethlehem, after receiving their First Holy Communion on April 19, 2015.  
Congratulations and God bless you.

Shown above members of Sacred Heart of Bethlehem and St. Joseph Church, Crestline who received the Sacrament of Confirmation on April 12 by The Most Reverend Daniel E. Thomas. 
Also shown is Deacon Steve Keller and Father Chris Bohnsack.  
Pray for these newly confirmed.  Come Holy Spirit.


Bishop Daniel E. Thomas presided over and evening prayer at St. Mary of the Snows Church-Mansfield on Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014.  During the homily Bishop Thomas challenged us all to be holier disciples by praying the rosary once a week, fasting once a week, and giving to those less fortunate (more Alms giving).   After the Vespers service, Bishop Thomas held a "Meet and Greet" for all those present. Shown is Lisa Myers, Principal of Sacred Heart School, Bishop Daniel Thomas and Fr. Christopher Bohnsack, Pastor of Sacred Heart of Jesus and St. Joseph, Crestline

An Update from Seminarian Scott Perry
Dear Parishioners,
   It was great seeing you on my last visit. I wanted to give you an update on how things have been going so far on my seminary journey. This year, I am in 2nd Theology (4th year overall of 7 total years) at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary in Cincinnati. Some of my classes this year include Historical Books of the Bible, Homiletics (where we learn how to preach), Christology, Canon Law, Pastoral Counseling, Medical Ethics, and many other interesting topics of our faith.
   This past summer, I was assigned to St. Ann and St. Joseph parishes in Fremont where I helped out with migrant ministry. It was my job to deliver supplies to the migrant camps and to prepare children for their First Holy Communion. It was a great experience. 
   During the school year, I am also helping to teach RCIA classes at a local parish in Cincinnati. If all goes well at seminary this year, next year I will be on my “Pastoral Internship” where I will take a break from studies to spend the entire year living in a parish and learning the ropes from the pastor.
   I have really enjoyed my time in seminary so far. Although preparation for the priesthood can be challenging, it is very encouraging to know that your prayers and support are behind me. Thank you so much for all of the encouragement over these past few years, and please know that you are in my prayers as well!

God bless,
Seminarian Scott Perry 


Cookbooks are available at the Parish Center during office hours.
The price is $12.00

Continued healing and prayers for
Lieutenant Nicholas Vogt ~
a son of our parish and a
true American Hero!


~ Saturday evening Mass time ~

The Saturday Mass is at 4:30 p.m.
Confession is 3:30 p.m.


Christmas and Sympathy/Comfort Cards Available

Altar & Rosary-Ways & Means Committee is selling Christmas and Sympathy/Comfort cards with the beautiful picture of
Sacred Heart on the front.

The message inside reads:
“Be assured of our prayers and thoughts,
May you always know the peace and
consolation of our Savior Jesus Christ, who
holds you tenderly in the palm of His hand…”

Price has been reduced to $5.00 for a pack of 10.
Cards may be purchased at the Parish Office during office hours.

Liturgy Schedule

August thru November, 2015
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In honor of our 175th anniversary, we have recently updated our parish history book.  Copies of this keepsake edition are available ($8/each) by calling the Parish Center at 419-342-2256!

  Prayer to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

To You, most sacred Heart of Jesus, I devote my life. To You I consecrate all my thoughts, words, actions, and sufferings. My whole being shall be devoted to loving, serving, and glorifying You. Be Thou, most blessed and adorable Heart, the sole object of my love, the protector of my life, the pledge of my salvation, and my secure refuge at the hour of my death. I trust entirely in your mercy. I place all my confidence in You. Heal in me all that is displeasing to You.

Jesus, meek and humble of heart, make my heart like yours. Imprint Your Sacred Heart like a seal upon my heart in order that I may never be separated from You. May I be forever consecrated to your glory - ever burning with the flames of your pure love. This is my whole desire - to live, in You: This shall be my happiness, to live and die as your devoted servant. Sweet Heart of Jesus, I implore that I may love You more and more. Amen.

To view Sacred Heart of Jesus Bulletins click the link below.

Nov. 29, 2015

Nov. 22, 2015

Nov. 15, 2015

Nov. 8, 2015


Sacred Heart of Jesus now has its very own Facebook Page! 
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