Join us for our 24th Annual Christmas Day Mass and Community Gathering
When: 12:00 Noon on Sunday, December 25, 2011
Where: Braun Sacred Heart Church
16th Street and Buckeye Rd.
The Braun-Sacred Heart Center is pleased to announce that the annual coming together for Christmas Mass will take place at the regular time of 12:00 Noon on Christmas Day inside the old Sacred Heart Church. This is a time for celebration, for getting together, and for honoring the memory of those who have passed on.
This year we will have the Missionary Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe in the Chapel dedicated to her inside the church building. This is one of only two such images in the world. Her image will be displayed from 10 am to 2 pm.
Missionary Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe in the Guadalupe Chapel will be available for viewing.
Presentation of Colors by American Legion Post 41 Color Guard
Father Albert Braun, hero of World War I and World War II and founder of Sacred Heart Parish was Lifetime Chaplain for Post 41. Most veterans from the area of Sacred Heart Parish have been long time members of Post 41.
Celebration of Mass by Fr. Luís Baldonado.
Moment of Reflection for those who passed on since our last Mass
(Please let Abe Arvizu know who of your family or friends should be memorialized. Abe can be reached at 602-254-9614)
Roll Call of the Fallen from American Legion Post 41
Roll Call of Honor will be read by Alfonso Aranda, Commander of Post 41, with ceremonial bell honors, by Captain of Honor Guard, Henry Villalobos.
Report to the Community by Abe Arvizu, Jr., Chair of Braun-Sacred Heart Center, Inc.
Report on status of the church and projects underway.
Retirement of Colors by American Legion Post 41 Color Guard
Traditional Kissing of Baby Jesus
Rifle salute by American Legion Post 41 Color Guard
Late 1950s video of the Sacred Heart Church and Father Albert Braun, Golden Gate Barrio, Phoenix, Arizona. Film courtesy of the Torres family.
We invite you to support and contribute to the Braun-Sacred Heart Center’s projects and efforts.