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 

With summer officially here, it’s that time of year again starting in July when we host, here at Sacred Heart Church, picnics for the Catholic Charities Men’s Shelter and our many senior citizen groups. Our first event, the Catholic Charities Men’s Shelter Picnic is Tuesday, July 16th. This year, Sacred Heart Church will be the sole host for the day. The men look forward to this special day every year and we in turn have a special opportunity to show them God’s love. If anyone is interested in helping out by either being a part of the hosting teams or making a salad or dessert, please don’t hesitate to call Kathye at the pantry ( 315) 699-6401 for more details. There are lots of ways to help! All are welcome and your help will be greatly appreciated.

If you have a special place in your heart for the adults we serve at Anna’s Pantry, personal care items are always greatly appreciated! Being clean and refreshed can’t but help everyone feel better about themselves.

As this is the fourth Sunday of the month, we will be having sandwich making today downstairs in the church hall following the 9:30 mass. All are welcome. Come and make new church friends!

Finally, in acknowledgement and cooperation with the recent New York State Plastic Bag, Reduction, and Recycling Act, which will take affect in the not so distant future, the pantry is gladly accepting recyclable bags to give to families to assist them with their shopping as well as to reuse each visit. Our goal is to provide each family with at least two recyclable bags to help prepare them with the upcoming changes.

Cheerfully in Christ, Kathye