News and Events
Notice from Management:
We regret to inform you that - despite our ongoing efforts - we are no longer able to access our admin Facebook page from any of the store's computers.
Due to this development, we will be phasing out our Facebook account in favor of other social media platforms. We extend our apologies to our Facebook-using customers, and thank you for your support over the years!
Please continue to check our website for news and updates. Questions and inquiries may be asked through the store's email address at:
Thank you and God Bless!
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And as always, please feel free to give us a call with further questions or concerns. May God bless you and your family, and may He keep us safe from all sickness.
Saint Roch and Saint Rosalie, pray for us!
Sacred Heart is now on YouTube!
Our store was founded on the basis of providing Catholic education to the Dallas Faithful.
Now we are expanding our reach, with videos on Catholic teachings, devotions, and more!
Please check our channel:
"Sacred Heart Dallas"
New videos are scheduled for Fridays. Please consider subscribing so you can be notified of new uploads!
Click the Play Button to watch our first video:
NOTICE OF SUPPLY SHORTAGES
(AND A WORD ABOUT PRICE INCREASES)
We wanted to apprise you of the situation that we, like many other retailers, are facing at the moment. You have probably already heard about supply shortages and transportation issues, due to the cumulative effects of multiple business & factory shutdowns during the pandemic, as well as shortages in labor and raw materials. All of these factors, and others, have combined to create a situation in which merchandise from our vendors is very limited in some areas, and once that limited supply is gone, it can take many months to get back in. Many items that we ordered in late winter or early spring are just now arriving or are not due to come in until early fall; several items that we are selling out of right now are showing as not available again from our vendors until early 2022.
In addition to the difficulty in getting merchandise in, we are also facing some very steep price increases. Several of our companies are adding 3 - 10% surcharges on orders, even after raising the price of the merchandise. Some of this increased cost is due to scarcity, shortages in raw materials and labor. The larger portion is due to the dramatic increase in shipping costs: containers that used to cost our vendors $2.000 - $3.000 to rent for transporting merchandise, now are going for $16,000 - $20,000 per container or more. And since the larger an item is, the fewer a vendor can fit in one container, we are seeing that the larger an item is, the higher the increase in price (some have increased 30% or more in price).
What does this mean for our customers?
These factors are necessitating some changes in our stock levels and the way we order. Items that once were regular stock at our store might now be ordered only upon request. For example, we used to stock lovely 3-foot statues of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary (usually in our front window). The last time we had them in, they were about $350. Now they would cost about $500, so they will be special order only items. Also, because of a resin shortage, even some of the smaller statues have gone up dramatically in price; that may mean that we carry less of them in stock at one time, or that we search for substitutes if we can find a different line that is more moderately priced. It also may mean that once we sell out of our current stock of a particular item, that item may cost significantly more the next time we have it in -- or a very long wait to get it back in, or both. We are sharing this with you so that you won't be caught off guard, and can make informed purchasing decisions. It is a good idea to plan ahead in these current circumstances, since as mentioned above, items may take much longer to get in than they once did. If you have any questions about the current or future status of our stock in general, or about a particular item, please don't hesitate to ask our staff. We are happy to answer those questions to the best of our ability!
Thank you for your understanding and patience, as we all try to navigate through these new challenges.