The Human Development Ministry at Sacred Heart Church strives to "warm the often cold impersonal scene of modern life." Human development consists of a committee of dedicated people who meet each month to discuss plans, share ideas and evaluate activities. The scope of the committee includes the following:
News & Updates
TO ALL STUDENTS: Many opportunities to complete required community service hours will be offered each month. Please be sure and contact us well in advance of deadline dates when service hours are due so that we may help you find projects to work on. Call the Human Development Office at 699-6401 to inquire about opportunities that are available.
Anna’s Pantry: Each month Anna’s Pantry provides food for over 100 local families who don’t have enough to eat. We have resources such as grants, government food and donations to supply these meals. As well as food, many of these families need help with other expenses. Often we are approached by families who are facing other serious financial hardships. We are not always able to help but sometimes are able to offer a loan which may or may not be paid back. The funding we use for these personal emergency loans comes strictly from donations. We wish to thank all those who support us in this manner to insure that we can occasionally meet critical needs other than just food shortages.
The Mercy Ministry at Sacred Heart is a group of caring, passionate individuals who strive to see that the needs of the sick and elderly in our community are never overlooked. We incorporate many of the corporal and spiritual works of mercy in our ministry. We visit the sick, bury the dead, comfort the sorrowful, and pray for the living and the dead. Volunteers provide comfort to many who are alone and have no one else to visit them. Eucharistic Ministers bring Communion to and pray with those who are homebound, hospitalized or in a nursing home. Volunteers send cards to let people know they are not forgotten. Each month volunteers provide a luncheon for individuals who are mobile and able to join us at church for lunch. Luncheons are offered to families after funerals. We help residents of Buckley Landing, an assisted living facility in North Syracuse, by escorting them on shopping trips, coordinating a choir, and visiting on a weekly basis to recite the Rosary and say Mass or provide a Communion Service. As our ministry grows we find we need more help. Perhaps you’d like to get involved by helping with a luncheon, sending a card, or making a few phone calls. To get involved with this ministry call Jackie at 698-4343.
Thanks to everyone who helped with sandwich-making. The recipients of these sandwiches appreciate your efforts.
THANK YOU to everyone who designates their United Way donations to be sent to Anna’s Pantry. We receive quarterly deposits from the United Way which are used to stock the shelves at Anna’s Pantry. If you aren’t doing this but would like to, just designate Anna’s Pantry when you prepare your payroll deduction card at work. We appreciate your support.
to everyone who is bringing
Communion to a friend or neighbor in the
community. Please let our Mercy Ministry
know that you are doing this for our church.
Call Jackie Fietkiewicz at 698-4343. We
have other services to offer and don’t want
anyone to miss out.
We have another family in need of a couch, chairs and or tables for their living room. Please call Sandy at 699-6401 if you have any items available.
THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DO FOR US EACH DAY!