All of the Baptized are called to use their gifts for the good of others. When we gather to celebrate the Eucharist everyone has a role in our communal prayer. To allow each of us to pray well, specific ministries call for the members of the assembly to a more active participation:
The Lector proclaims the Word of God to the assembly. Lectors will attend a workshop several times per year to improve public proclamation skills, to develop their relationship with the Lord, and to try to convey His meaning when they speak His Word.
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion EMHC’s
EMHC’s serve Sacred Heart Parish by distributing Holy Communion at Mass and/or bringing the Sacrament to the homebound.
Altar Servers assist the priest in the service of Holy Mass. The Church recognizes and applauds the dedication of these boys and girls as they serve God. Altar Server preparation includes a training period, followed by periodic workshops to improve skills and ask any questions.
Religious Education Office Help
During faith formation class time you will help with office work, answering phones, filing, and organization.
Religious Education Hall Monitor
Monitors will sit in the hallway at a designated location to oversee the bathroom and the student’s behavior, along with collecting the attendance folders from each catechist.
Religious Education Catechist
Teaching and helping the students learn and grow in their faith. Helping them develop their relationship with Jesus and learning to be a good Catholic. Program covers grades 1-8.
Parish Social Ministry
Sr. Patricia Turley CSJ Food Pantry
Provides food to the economically poor in our community.
The Closet at Sacred Heart
A boutique style clothing exchange where people donate or pick up new or gently used clothing.
Provides transportation to local medical appointments for parishioners.
Journey with families during the time of preparation and celebration of the Funeral Liturgy
Offers Evening Prayer and monthly gatherings for those who have lost a loved one.
Ministry of Praise-Prayer
Part of the Holy Father’s Worldwide Prayer Network, praying for the needs of the parish and world.
Joanne Bivona, President
Frances Guercio, Secretary
The group prays the Rosary and enjoys a variety of programs during the year and offer volunteer service to the parish.
Love Lives On Prayer Group
Prayer group for the bereaved. We meet in the church the first Tuesday of every month at 7:30 PM. All who have lost a love one are welcome.
Companions on the Journey
Pat Johnson, Facilitator
Rosalie Persico, Facilitator
Peanut Butter and Jelly Gang
Meets every Monday in the school cafeteria to make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for the INN (Interfaith Nutritional Network) soup kitchen in Freeport.
Parish Finance Committee
Fr. Stephen Brigandi
Members advise the Pastor with regards to financial and temporal matters of importance to the parish.
Knights of Columbus
Neil Franzese, Grand Knight
K of C Ladies Auxiliary
Holy Name Society
Catholic Daughters of America, Court Bishop Kellenberg
JoAnne Brazenor, Regent
We meet once a month and do many fund raisers. We raise money for various charities. The Catholic daughters is a National Organization.
Over 50 Club
Ray Murphy, CYO President and Boys’ coordinator
Marianne Collins, Girls’ Coordinator
Susan Carroll, Coordinator Boys’ and Girls’ Track
Cub Scout Pack 123
BSA Troop 123
Chris Carrano, Scout Master
BSA Troop 123
Michael Giangregorio, Committee Chairman