Welcome to Sacred Heart - St. Mary Catholic Parish!
The dignity of man rests above all on the fact that he is called to communion with God. This invitation to converse with God is addressed to man as soon as he comes into being. For if man exists, it is because God has created him through love; and through love continues to hold him in existence. He cannot live fully according to truth unless he freely acknowledges that love and entrusts himself to his creator. CCC 27
For about a century now, we at Sacred Heart-St. Mary Parish, have tried to provide a forum, for people who live in Port Arthur to come and converse with Him, commune with Him and worship Him along with their brothers and sisters as the faith community. We formed a fellowship of believers. History, circumstance or indeed God’s providence has brought about our two parishes being merged into one in 2006. We accept God’s plans for us. As St. Paul says everything works for good.
Yes we are a faith community. Our faith makes us to see everything from the perspective of God guiding us as he guides history and everything about us as individuals and as a community. Today our culture demands independence of us. We are supposed to have everything “under control”. And yet our faith asks submission of us in matters we do not fully understand.