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

IGNITE is an unforgettable evening of inspiring worship through scripture, prayer, penance, music and witness in
the presence of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist.

Come experience the power of God truly alive and with us on Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, at 7 p.m. 
Sacred Heart Church, 5742 State Route 61, Shelby.

This is an evening for everyone, so invite family and
friends to come and get rejuvenated by the Holy Spirit.

For more information call the parish center at
419-342-2256 or visit

Sacred Heart School PTO
Annual Euchre Tournaments
Feb. 15, 2015
 Doors open at 3 pm
Play begins @ 3:30 pm
50/50 drawing, food and drinks for sale
 RSVP to Laura Gosser  419-565-0909


Sacred Heart and Crestline St. Joseph Parishioners joined together
to pack several pickup trucks full of food and toys that were
donated to local food pantries.


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 


Seminarian Scott Perry (left) visited Sacred Heart and St. Joseph on the weekend of Oct. 11, 2014.  He participated in the weekend Masses and at the Rosary Rally in Crestline.  Scott is shown with Deacons from Sacred Heart and St. Joseph, Bill Rall, Steve Keller and Leo Hartings and Pastor of Sacred Heart and St. Joseph, Father Chris Bohnsack.

Seminarian David Kidd visited Sacred Heart Parish the weekend of Aug. 23, 2014. 
He recently returned from Rome, Italy.  David will continued his priesthood journey back in the United States. Shown with David is Dane and Deke Biglin.



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
Oct. 2014 to Feb. 1, 2015
Click HERE to download


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.

Feb. 1, 2015

Jan. 25, 2015

Jan. 18, 2015

Jan. 11, 2015


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