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 

Thank you to everyone who helped to distribute the Christmas flowers to the many seniors of our parish either living in nursing homes or unable to leave their homes to get out and about. While making our deliveries, we discovered additional parishioners who were no longer able to live independently in their homes. If you know of someone either a friend or family member who may be incapacitated in some way, please let us know. Our Mercy Ministry team of volunteers would be more than happy to help with visits and providing well wishes throughout the year. Please don’t hesitate to call!

I’d like to thank the employees and their customers at Circle K convenience store for their most generous donation of chips to Anna’s Pantry. We had such an abundance that we were able to share and pass along more than enough to the Catholic Charities Men’s Shelter.

I’d also like to thank all our Faith Formation students and teachers for their thoughtful and generous collection of items during Advent to Anna’s Pantry! Your kindness really reflected the true meaning of Christmas and God’s love!

Thank you very much too to all those who so generously provide needed personal care items to Anna’s Pantry! These items are always needed and greatly appreciated! We are now very well stocked with both large size diapers and large size adult incontinence items.

From the countless number of dedicated volunteers who make happen the many ministries here at Sacred Heart Church, we would like to wish you and yours a Happy, Healthy, and Blessed New Year! May God Bless you!

Cheerfully in Christ,