Human Development

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:

  • Anna's Pantry provides food for the needy in the Cicero area. Parishioners support the Pantry through food and monetary donations as well as by volunteer efforts.

  • The committee coordinates and participates in an Outreach Program visiting Parishioners who are ill or confined at home, hospitals or nursing homes. Most are Eucharistic Ministers. There are also pen pals and people who provide transportation for the elderly for appointments.

  • Sacred Heart Apartments, a senior housing apartment complex, also receives attention from the Human Development volunteers.

  • Buckley Landing, an assisted living facility in North Syracuse is assigned to Sacred Heart for spiritual care. Members of the Human Development Committee assist the residents in reciting the Rosary before Mass and help with other needs.

News & Updates 

Happy Mother’s Day to all the wonderful, mothers, grandmothers, godmothers and aunts in our church family. May we all be inspired by the love of our universal, Blessed Mother Mary!

A special thank you to all those who are planning on taking time today to help assist our parish in hosting the delicious, afternoon meal being served at the Samaritan Center down on Salina Street for those less fortunate. There is still the opportunity to take part if interested. May God bless us today as we serve those in need. Dear friends, on behalf of our Mercy Ministry Team, first and foremost, we would like to thank all of you who so generously give your time efforts, and talents, helping others in need.

We wouldn't be able to provide the many ministries we currently do without you and your loving support. You are truly, disciples of our Lord Jesus Christ! At this time, we are in the process of updating our list of volunteers who help with funeral luncheons. One of our goals is to establish three teams that would rotate and work together taking turns helping to provide a funeral luncheon here at church to our fellow parishioners following the loss of a loved one. There are an assortment of roles on a team and both women and men are welcome to be a part. I can attest first-hand that you can’t help but feel the presence of God and realize you are doing His work when you are helping to comfort others in their time of sorrow. If anyone feels called to help with this ministry or would like to learn more, please don’t hesitate to call Kathye at Anna’s Pantry. If you are unable to assist during the luncheons but would still like to help, bakers are always greatly appreciated!

Our Mercy Ministry Team will be having it’s quarterly meeting tomorrow, Monday, May 13th starting at 10:00 in the community room. All are welcome to attend! Come to learn more about the many ministries we have here at church as well as how you might like to serve as a disciple dedicated to following Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. Our next shopping trip with Buckley Landing residents will be Thursday, May 16th at Wegman’s. I’ll look forward to seeing our volunteers there at 12:30. I have more of those great bags!

Cheerfully in Christ,