5 episodes

In an all-girls Catholic high school, a queer 12th-grade student outs herself to take her girlfriend to the Christmas dance and faces backlash. Finding support in surprising places, can she reconcile her newly revealed truth with her faith, family, and friends?

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    • 5.0 • 5 Ratings

In an all-girls Catholic high school, a queer 12th-grade student outs herself to take her girlfriend to the Christmas dance and faces backlash. Finding support in surprising places, can she reconcile her newly revealed truth with her faith, family, and friends?

    A Queer Child Is Born

    A Queer Child Is Born

    A surprise apology. New allies help Marcy and Janelle make good trouble and take back Christmas mass. 

    Credits:
    Written and produced by: Jessica Lemes da Silva

    Starring: Alesandria Mentari, Valentina Bula, Leonela Marquez, Barb Wong, Oscar Needoba, and Patricio Mendoza

    Story Consultant and Editor: Anne Downing
    Additional Story Editing: Elisabeth de Grandpre

    Original Music: Alvaro Rojas
    https://www.alvarorojas.ca/

    Additional Music Courtesy of Epidemic Sound:
    Track Titles - We Three Kings and Greensleeves by The Shakeabouts

    Sound Design: Jessica Lemes da Silva

    Additional sound effects courtesy of:
    Epidemic Sound
    Soundly

    Additional Vocals Courtesy of the York House School GSA

    Production Assistant: Russell Cripps

    Sacred Hearts is created, written, and produced on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh peoples.

    Sacred Hearts is a project supported by Call To Action's Re/Generation program that gathers, supports, and mobilizes Catholic change-makers to lead the church toward healing and justice.
    https://www.cta-usa.org/

    • 15 min
    Christmas Lights Go Out

    Christmas Lights Go Out

    Hopes and dreams are shattered when Fr. Remy cancels the Christmas dance. A dark and stormy night turns dangerous.

    Credits:
    Written and produced by: Jessica Lemes da Silva

    Starring: Alesandria Mentari, Valentina Bula, Leonela Marquez, Barb Wong, Oscar Needoba, and Patricio Mendoza

    Story Consultant and Editor: Anne Downing
    Additional Story Editing: Elisabeth de Grandpre

    Original Music: Alvaro Rojas
    https://www.alvarorojas.ca/

    End Credits Song: "Sometimes You Lose, Sometimes You Win" by Sarah MacDougall
    https://www.sarahmacdougall.com/

    Sound Design: Jessica Lemes da Silva
    SFX Recordist: Simon Tanglao
    Additional sound effects courtesy of:
    Epidemic Sound
    Soundly
    Game Audio Resource

    Production Assistant: Russell Cripps

    Sacred Hearts is created, written, and produced on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh peoples.

    Sacred Hearts is a project supported by Call To Action's Re/Generation program that gathers, supports, and mobilizes Catholic change-makers to lead the church toward healing and justice.
    https://www.cta-usa.org/

    • 14 min
    Keeping the Queer Dream Alive

    Keeping the Queer Dream Alive

    Marcy faces unexpected challenges. A romantic evening goes wrong. Marcy and Janelle endure bullying and public humiliation.

    Credits:
    Written and produced by: Jessica Lemes da Silva

    Starring: Alesandria Mentari, Valentina Bula, Leonela Marquez, Barb Wong, Oscar Needoba, and Patricio Mendoza

    Story Consultant and Editor: Anne Downing
    Additional Story Editing: Elisabeth de Grandpre

    Original Music: Alvaro Rojas
    https://www.alvarorojas.ca/

    End Credits Song: "Emma" by Claire Hitchins
    http://clairehitchins.com/

    Additional Music Courtesy of http://www.epidemicsound.com:
    Song: "La Floredita" by Son Habana
    Song: "Coquí" by Auxjack
    Song: "Jingle Through the Snow" by OTE

    Sound Design: Jessica Lemes da Silva
    SFX Recordist: Simon Tanglao and gr. 7 students
    Production Assistant: Russell Cripps

    Sacred Hearts is created, written, and produced on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh peoples.

    Sacred Hearts is a project supported by Call To Action's Re/Generation program that gathers, supports, and mobilizes Catholic change-makers to lead the church toward healing and justice.
    https://www.cta-usa.org/

    • 18 min
    Marcy Gets the Girl

    Marcy Gets the Girl

    Marcy writes the perfect candy cane-gram to ask Janelle to the Christmas dance, and reveals a truth to her mom and brother.

    Credits:
    Written and produced by: Jessica Lemes da Silva

    Starring: Alesandria Mentari, Valentina Bula, Leonela Marquez, Barb Wong, Oscar Needoba, and Patricio Mendoza

    Story Consultant and Editor: Anne Downing
    Additional Story Editing: Elisabeth de Grandpre

    Original Music: Alvaro Rojas
    https://www.alvarorojas.ca/

    Additional Music Courtesy of www.epidemicsound.com:
    Song: "Jingle Through the Snow" by OTE
    Song: "La Floredita" by Son Habana
    Song: "Rudolph My Deer" (instrumental version) by Of North

    Sound Design: Jessica Lemes da Silva
    SFX Recordist: Simon Tanglao and gr. 7 students
    Production Assistant: Russell Cripps

    Sacred Hearts is created, written, and produced on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh peoples.

    Sacred Hearts is a project supported by Call To Action's Re/Generation program that gathers, supports, and mobilizes Catholic change-makers to lead the church toward healing and justice.
    https://www.cta-usa.org/

    • 15 min
    Sacred Hearts

    Sacred Hearts

    How will Marcy and Janelle navigate going to their Christmas dance as a couple at their Catholic high school? This Advent, come along as Marcy takes you on a  journey of faith, hope, and love.  

    Episode 1 drops November 28th, 2021.

    Written and produced by: Jessica Lemes da Silva
    Starring: Alesandria Mentari, Valentina Bula, Leonela Marquez, Barb Wong, Oscar Needoba, and Patricio Mendoza
    Story Consultant and Editor: Anne Downing
    Additional Story Editing: Elisabeth de Grandpre 
    Original Music: Alvaro Rojas 
    Song: "Sometimes You Lose, "Sometimes You Win" by Sarah MacDougall
    Song: "Emma" by Claire Hitchins
    Sound Design: Jessica Lemes da Silva
    SFX Recordist: Simon Tanglao
    Production Assistant: Russell Cripps

    Sacred Hearts is created, written, and produced on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh peoples. 

    Sacred Hearts is a project supported by Call To Action's Re/Generation program that gathers, supports, and mobilizes Catholic change-makers to lead the church toward healing and justice.

    • 2 min

Customer Reviews

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5 Ratings

5 Ratings

Still Catholic ,

A Gift to Queer Catholics of All Ages!

This podcast is an absolute delight and a true gift to everyone who longs for a Catholic church that celebrates LGBTQ people and their love! It is lighthearted and entertaining while conveying lifesaving messages of hope and belonging for young people who face rejection. How many Catholic youth out there think they’re somehow defective for their queer identity? I wish every young person raised in the church could hear this story!

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