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 

A long standing ministry that we have here at Sacred Heart Church is the monthly shopping trips we make as escorts with the residents at Buckley Landing Assisted Living. Each month, we alternate between going to Wegmans and Walmart stores helping the seniors find the items they desire. The experience is typically one on one. This time of year, many of our regular volunteers are away escaping the winter weather. In addition, the number of seniors wanting to get out for these outings has grown. As a result, we are in need of additional volunteers. You will find us to be a welcoming and fun group. If shopping is something you enjoy as well as the company of wise and delightful seniors please consider joining us. If interested, please don’t hesitate to call Kathye at Anna’s Pantry. She can be reached at (315) 699-6401 and looks forward to hearing from you!

Thank you very much for the outpouring of support and generous donations of personal care items to Anna’s Pantry. These items are often needed and greatly appreciated! This kindness helps others look and feel their best! Thank you!

This weekend, Sunday March 24th we will once again be having sandwich making following the 9:30 mass. All are welcome to help. If by chance you can’t attend but would still like to participate, egg salad and homemade cookies are favorites that the men at the Catholic Charites Men’s Shelter always look forward too and enjoy!

May you feel the presence of Jesus and his abundant love for you during your works of mercy and throughout your Lenten journey.

Cheerfully in Christ,