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


Don’t forget if you work for a business that supports the United Way you can designate your donation to go to Anna’s Pantry. We can use all the help we can get! Many companies have matching gift donations. Your employer may match donations made to a non-profit. Check it out and see if you might be able to help us in this way.


Anna’s Pantry can always use more volunteers. New volunteers are always welcome at Anna’s Pantry. We have many different opportunities for people. These include accepting deliveries, picking up donations, organizing deliveries and donations on the shelves, helping clients choose their food and transporting food to cars. There are many other special projects that take place also. If you would be interested in getting involved with Anna’s Pantry please call the Human Development Office at 315-699-6401. 


We would like to extend a warm invitation to all the wonderful volunteers in the parish and their families to our Volunteer Covered Dish Picnic on Tuesday, June 19th in the pavilion. Let’s celebrate one another’s faithfulness serving others in the spirit of God. We at Sacred Heart Church are blessed with such a wonderful faith community. We could not possibly do all the good works we do showing God’s love for others without you! There is a sign up sheet in the church gathering space for those able to attend. If by chance there is inclement weather, this event will take place downstairs in the church hall. We hope to see you there and want you to know how much we appreciate your devotion to God and support of our many ministries here at Sacred Heart Church.


Also with further thanksgiving for the faithfulness of our Cicero North Syracuse community, we would like to extend warm thanks and appreciation to the many fellow churches in our area that generously donate food items to Anna’s Pantry and help provide to those in need. We are so blessed to live amongst one another and sharing the spirit of God’s great love for each of us!


May I extend another special invitation to anyone who would like to spend a lovely and peaceful moment with the Lord by visiting our beautiful garden located near the far right entrance of the church. The roses are almost in bloom and the feeling of serenity there reminds one of God’s presence! 


We have a wonderful senior parishioner in our church family who would very much like to attend either the Saturday 5:00 or Sunday 4:00 mass but does not have a ride to church. This faithful individual lives in North Syracuse. If anyone thinks they could be of assistance, I would be glad to assist making contact. Your kindness would be greatly appreciated!


Cheerfully in Christ,