Community and Christian Service Ministries

Altar Rosary Society

The Sacred Heart Altar Rosary Society was founded in the 1930s. The primary goal of the society is to care for  the church altars and linens. Members form an honor guard and recite a decade of the rosary for a member’s funeral. Dues are $5 annually for dry cleaning and Mass expenses.

Contact: Marianne Haldeman  283-1066 email:  rhaldeman@nycap.rr.com

Alzheimer’s Care Team

The Sacred Heart Alzheimer’s Care Team was begun in 2002.  The program is managed by the Eddy Alzheimer’s Services of Northeast Health.  The Eddy recruits small groups from local faith-based organizations to assist a family or two in their own community. Volunteers are trained to assist families for a few hours a week for no charge, and provide a much needed respite to caregivers and socialization to patients.  The Eddy meets with groups to provide regular support and guidance.

Contact: Barbara O’Brien  272-3403 email:  gerobarbo@aol.com

Contact: Louelle Russo  272-8547 email:  jmlrusso@aol.com

Assistance Team

The Sacred Heart Assistance Team is made up of a group of men and women who offer person-to-person service to people in our community. Proceeds from donations to the churches poor boxes are used to directly help others in their time of need. These charitable members meet directly with families to assess need, consult and intervene when possible with money or services. The Assistance Team meets one Monday a month.

Contact: Neal Arsenault   Email:  neilar1@verizon.com

Associates of the Sisters of Saint Joseph

The Sacred Heart Associates of the Sisters of Saint Joseph are lay ministers who serve in a variety of ways according to their individual gifts and talents.  We support the Sisters spiritually in any way we can and aid them in fund raising events at the Provincial House periodically throughout the year.  The Associates seek to deepen their personal spirituality through service while representing and embracing the charism of the Sisters of Saint Joseph.

Contact: Marie Mangione 272-6555 skimike@nycap.rr.com

Baptismal Blanket Team

Parishioners are welcome to knit, crochet or donate a white baby blanket as a way to welcome our newly baptized infant parishioners.

Contact: Barbara O’Brien 272-3403 Email: gerobarbo@aol.com

CYO

Sacred Heart CYO Basketball is open to Sacred Heart students and parishioners 2nd grade to 8th grade both boys and girls.

Contact: Sarah Ragone  274-5509 email:  sarahtodd1094@yahoo.com

Decoration Committee

The Decorating Committee is made up of parish volunteers who enhance and beautify our sanctuary for the High Holy Days of the liturgical calendar.

Contact: Marie Mangione 272-6555 skimike@nycap.rr.com , Mickey Kelly  274-8076 email:  Kelley_mickey@yahoo.com

Ladies of Charity

Following the directives of St. Vincent de Paul (1617), the Ladies of Charity conduct activities to assist the ill, poor and disadvantaged, giving spiritual and material help as needed to empower the recipients. The Ladies of Charity meet monthly.

Contact: Peggy Rosamilia  273-2148  email: Irish_rose84@hotmail.com

Social Justice Committee

The role of the Social Justice Committee is to involve Sacred Heart parishioners in social justice and service activities. The committee meets monthly to assess the needs of those less fortunate in our community, organize the collection and distribution of items to address those needs, and strive to promote the Ten Catholic Social Justice Principles established by the Bishops of the United States.

Some of the projects we engage in are donations of school supplies, socks and underwear, baby items to Birthright, shoes to the shoeless, cookies and coffee to Our Lady of Hope, hundreds of food pantry items, support to Roarke Center, Christmas Giving Tree gifts and Thanksgiving dinners to local families.

Many of our projects are done in collaboration with other local parishes to assist those less fortunate in our community. Through the compassion and empathy of these parishes, the “Heights Outreach program has a significant impact on the children and families we help.

Contact: Suzanne Turner  274-1363 email:  Sturner.shc@gmail.com

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