Get Involved at Sacred Heart Catholic Church

 

 

There are many wonderful ministries here at the Sacred Heart. 

Please prayerfully consider how you can use your time, talents and treasure to get involved in  this amazing community.

 

 

Directory of Ministries and Organizations

 


Adult Choir

Sacred Heart adult choir is made up of volunteers who enjoy music.  Contrary to popular opinion, some choir members do not read music.  All we require is that you have a love of music, can carry a tune, are willing to give up one night a week, and desire to worship in song.   Learn More >>

 


Altar Servers

The Sacred Heart Altar Server program is open to all youth, 4th grade and older who have received their First Holy Communion and whose families are members of the Parish. Training is provided for all youth and Mass preference and all  scheduling requests are honoured. Any interested families should contact the parish office at 01968 673 709 or email: paschpen@btinternet.com and youth's name will be given to the coordinators.  Learn More >>

 


Cantors

Cantors at Sacred Heart provide a great service to the liturgy on Sunday.   Cantors need to be comfortable singing in front of the church, committed to one Mass per month, and be available prior to Mass to go over the liturgy with the Organist.  Learn More >>

 


Church Cleaning - Altar Society

The responsibility of the Altar Society is to make the church,  chapel, cry room and vestibules presentable for the weekend. This is usually done on Saturday morning after the 11:00am Holy Hour. It takes about 1-½ to 2 hours, depending on how many people we have helping.     Learn More >>

 


Divine Mercy Prayer Group

Parishioners gather together for the purpose of praying the chaplet of the Divine Mercy. At Sacred Heart Church we pray chaplet every Friday before 9.30am Mass.  Learn More >>

 


Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion (EMHC) have been commissioned to distribute Holy Communion to the faithful during Mass. They can also distribute Holy Communion to those in hospitals, and nursing homes, or are otherwise sick and unable to attend Mass.

Co-ordinator: George Krot   Learn More >>

 


Foodbank

Helping those in need in the community with a regular weekly food parcel , a friendly word and a cup of tea . The generosity of parishioners, of businesses and of many others in the community enables our parish volunteers to provide much needed assistance on an ecumenical basis .

Co-ordinator: Margaret Drummond: 01968 674046.      Learn More >>

 


Friends of Sacred Heart (FOSH)

This is our missionary ministry and has been generously supported by the parishioners enabling water wells and school buildings to be paid for in Nigeria and financial support provided to projects in India and Chile. Co-ordinator : Richard Crosse.   Learn More >>

 


Lectors

The lector proclaims the Scripture readings during the Liturgy of the Word at Mass – a very special privilege for anyone who commits to this ministry.

Co-ordinator for Sunday Lectors: Margaret Drummond - 01968 674046.

Co-ordinator for weekday Masses Lectors: Rita Smith

If you are interested in becoming a lector contact the Parish Office at 01968 673 709.  Learn

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Liturgy of the Word for Children

This is a program for children in grades 1 - 6 at the 11:00 AM Mass on Sunday. The object of this program is to proclaim the Sunday Readings at the level of the children's understanding.  

 

The children enter church with their families, are sent forth after the opening prayer and special blessing and rejoin their families in church at the Preparation of the Gifts. No registration is required.

 

Persons wishing to assist with this program should contact the program coordinators: Margaret Drummond.    Learn More >>

 


Monday Club 

A social group formed by retired members of the community which meets every Monday at 2pm for companionship and other social activities. Co-ordinator: Anne Reid.     Learn More >>

 


Ministry of Compassion

Based on the kinship we have with others as members of a common humanity and children of God, the Sacred Heart Ministry of Compassion, strives to relieve the suffering of those in need .  We offer support group meetings and person to person service with compassion and confidentiality, sharing the love of Jesus enkindled by the Spirit.  Learn More >>

 


Parish Council

The Council consists of the convenors of all the separate ministries but in practice it is any open meeting of the parish.    Learn More >>

 


Parish Development Group

There is a longer term plan for the growth and development of the parish and its structures . The aims include to build a new house for the parish priest andenlargement of our hall/social facility. Of necessity this longer term plan requires occasional monitoring in the light of changing Archdiocesan strategy and funding. The parish Development Fund continues to accumulate the resources which will be necessary to bring this about. The Group meets as and when necessary to deal with issues which have an impact on the longer term aims.     Learn More >>

 


Parish Finance Committee

Under the guidance of our accountant Jim White the parish finances are the subject of routine monitoring and the providing of accounting to the Archdiocese.     Learn More >>

 


Prayer Group

The parish Prayer Group meets fortnightly (see parish newsletter for dates) on Monday evenings at 7.30 in the Michael room.

Our main purpose is to deepen our relationship with Our Lord through reading, listening and reflecting on scripture and praying together.

We start with an opening prayer, then offering praise to God, then we enter into  time of silence. Having a bible with you is helpful.

After 15mins there is a time to share any thoughts or words from scripture.

There is then a time of discernment .

We then have intercessory prayer for the parish, personal intentions, the Church and for the world.

When asked for prayer ministry is available.

The evening concludes at 9pm.

Coordinator Paddy Reid.    Learn More >>

 


Religious Articles Gift Shop

Sacred Heart Gift Shop, located in the Michael Room, provides religious articles for sale to parishioners at affordable prices and returns the proceeds, less operating expenses, to the parish.  Learn More >>

 


Rosary Prayer Group

Parishioners gather together for the purpose of praying the rosary. At the Sacred Heart Church we pray Rosary every Wednesday before 9.30am Mass.  Learn More >>

 


Sacristans

Sacristans prepare the church for the celebration of the Holy Mass and other rites. Some have care of the linens, others of the altar cloths and coverings; some sacristans clean and care for the holy vessels; some prepare the chalice, vestments, and liturgical books before Mass.  Learn More >>

 


St Vincent de Paul Society

Co-ordinator is Paddy Reid.     Learn More >>

 


The Michael Room

The room was named as a tribute to Canon Michael Jackson who served the parish for over twenty five years : he was responsible for the extension to the church which created the present structure which enables parishioners to socialise after services : with the help of a community grant scheme it was adapted to its present use and is widely used by a variety of social groups in the community. For bookings contact Margaret Drummond 01968 674046.      Learn More >>

 


Youth Group Program

The middle and high school youth groups strive to promote and instill Catholic identity and community among students by providing social, service, and spiritual activities. Friends, Catholic and non-Catholic, are always welcome.  Learn More >>

 


Welcomers

Ushers are responsible for greeting and welcoming parishioners and guests as they arrive for Mass, pass the collection baskets and distribute bulletins after Mass. This ministry is open to both men and women.  Learn More >>

 


 

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