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“My Jesus, my Savior, Lord there is none like you. All of my days, I want to praise the wonders of Your mighty love.”

These lyrics will sound familiar if you’ve been attending the ROC (Rely on Christ) Mass on the first Saturday of the month 5pm Vigil Mass. This monthly electric liturgy was created through the work of the Evangelization Team (Strategic Plan) and Faith Formation department to appeal to the teen and young adult population of our parish. But, truth be told, the music and youth presence engages and energizes every age in attendance!

 

 

It features a five piece rock band and vocal group, lead by music director Patty Richards, that raises the roof of the sanctuary and the spirits of the participants through Christian rock selections and amped up Mass parts. Teens and young adults are also featured in liturgical roles: readers of The Word and the Prayer of the Faithful, ushers, greeters, presenters of the gifts and cross bearers. Homilies that speak to the hearts and circumstances of young people offer relatable interpretations of the Good News.

 

Volunteers are needed and welcome to assist with the many components involved in this ministry. Leaders of the ROC Youth Group need assistance in the 30 minute duration after gatherings that feature bi-monthly sandwich making for Brass City Harvest and Saint Vincent de Paul charities in Waterbury; receptions for special events like the High School Grad Mass and the Confirmation Rite of Calling. Teens and young adults can sign up for any of the roles (see sidebar) but are welcomed most importantly as regular participants in this form of outreach to them. Young people are our future, our hope and a vital part of the Sacred Heart community of disciples.

 
Volunteer

To volunteer for the ROC Mass click on any of the dates below, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., sign up after each ROC Mass, or on the Faith Formation bulletin board:

Greeter & OrganizerPresenting the Gifts | Reader |  Cross Bearer |  Usher | ROC Band and Vocals | Set-Up/Clean-Up (sacristan) | Mass Planning

Teens, young adults and parents are welcome to volunteer for ROC Youth Group gatherings and events! Just email Cindy Blais or Eileen Studdert at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. !

 


 

Upcoming ROC  Masses

 

Always 5PM on the first Saturday of the month. Sign up by clicking on a date!

 

 

September 29th, 2018

 

November 3rd, 2018

 

December 1st, 2018

 

January 5th, 2019

 

February 2nd, 2019

 

March 2nd, 2019

 

April 6th, 2019

 

GRADE 10(2ND YEAR) STUDENTS PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE LITURGICAL PARTICIPATION CREDIT IF YOU SIGN UP FOR A SLOT AFTER APRIL 2019.

You will be celebrating the Sacrament of Confirmation in May 2019 and should complete all Liturgical, Parish, and Community Services prior to this celebration.

 

May 4th, 2019

 

June 1st, 2019