Our parish places emphasis on creating opportunities for adults to grow in their faith. Adult education activities include religious and general interest programs, library resources for self-study and parish outreach through local press and seasonal email devotions.
Parishioners administer the Athletic program for kids here at Sacred Heart School. During the school year they provide coaches and practices for the Basketball, Volleyball, and Soccer teams from Sacred Heart School who play in the Catholic Youth Council (CYC) League. The Athletic Association President is Maria Ascrizzi (firstname.lastname@example.org). Sports Association meetings are posted in the bulletin. Volunteers are ALWAYS welcome!
This Committee sponsors a dinner auction each year to raise money for the Parish. While smaller and more formal than the Fall Festival it, too, is an opportunity for our Parishioners to get to know each other better and enjoy each other's company.
This devoted group of Parishioners, both men and women, work in Church to keep the sanctuary, pews, floors, etc. neat and clean and in good shape. To volunteer your services, please call Margaret Baker (636-938-6911).
Men and women of our Parish who not only help with the distribution of Holy Communion during Mass, but are also, in some circumstances, authorized to take Communion to the sick in their homes. Eucharistic Ministers are practicing Catholics in good standing with the Church and at least 18 years old. Interested? Call the rectory.
No meetings. No dues. No fund-raising events. The members of this group simply commit themselves to an hour of prayer before the Blessed Sacrament on the First Wednesday of each month in order to honor our parish Patron, the Sacred Heart of Jesus. For more information, call the rectory.
The Parish Fish Frys provide additional funds for the Parish operations and give the people of Sacred Heart an opportunity to spend time together working and relaxing. Priced to accommodate families, the fish frys are held weekly during Lent. To top off the delicious fish dinners, contributions of homemade cakes, pies and desserts are always welcome. A parish-wide sign up is used to schedule volunteers for this effort.
Our Parish facilities, especially our church courtyard, are made even more beautiful when they're planted, growing and blooming. This is made possible by a talented and enthusiastic group of green thumbs. Keep Sacred Heart beautiful - volunteer for our Garden Club. Call the rectory to have your name added to this list.
The Knights of Columbus of Most Sacred Heart Council 3511 is a Fraternal Catholic Men's Organization. The Knights in our Parish come together to support our priests, parish families, school, and community through charity, unity, fraternity, and patriotism. The Knights meet the second Tuesday of each month at 6:45 pm in the school dining room for dinner, followed by their regular business meeting. Every practicing Catholic male over the age of 18 years of age is urged to join.
These are the men and women of our Parish who do the Scripture readings. Lectors need to be practicing Catholics in good standing with the Church, at least of high school age. Interested? Call the rectory.
A group of parishioners appointed by the Pastor to advise him on the topic of the liturgical life of Sacred Heart. The Committee meets quarterly.
Loving Stitches is a group dedicated to using members' talents to create sewn, knitted, and crocheted items for a variety of local charities. Our projects include adult, baby and children's items such as breast cancer pillows, wheelchair/walker totes, prayer shawls, pillowcases, hats, blankets, comfort bears, and much more. Meetings are held at the Claffey House the first Wednesday of each month from 9-11:30 A.M. Even if you do not sew, knit, or crochet, we always need help cutting, stuffing, or hand sewing the items. Please consider joining us for a time of creating, fun, fellowship, and service to those in need. For more information, please contact Bee Tille at 636-432-2030.
Sarah Beams is the music coordinator.
Parishioners are selected to serve as advisers to the Pastor. The Council meets monthly, except July and December. There are 12 individuals on the Council, each serving a 3 year term. One-third of the Council is selected each year. The current Council president is Jessie Dederer.
The old adage, "the family that prays together stays together" apllies to parishes as much as it applies to individual families. Those on the prayer chain get an e-mail when a prayer request comes into the rectory and your job would then be to pray. To pray for someone or to be added to the list, please contact the parish secretary 636-938-5048.
This group of Parishioners, with the help of the entire parish through the Parochial Fund financial support, promotes a consistent message of "Respect Life" to the Eureka community, especially for the unborn, terminally ill, those sentenced to death, the elderly, or the handicapped. In turn, they support the Tri-County Birthright Center, sponsor the first Saturday Planned Parenthood opposition vigil in Manchester, communicate with political representatives concerning the sanctity of life and coordinate an annual pilgrimage to Washington, D.C. in observation of the Roe vs. Wade decision. Meetings are held monthly on the 3rd Sunday of the month in Father Dowling Hall. John and Linda Ryan Co-Chair our Pro-Life Committee.
This organization is set up to help those who are experiencing financial difficulties in some way. Members of the Society meet with those in need and individually decide what action to take. Please call at 636-938-5048 ext 6 for more information.
The young men and women of the Parish who serve at Mass. Besides serving at Parish Masses, they also serve at special ceremonies, weddings, funerals, etc. To join this fine group, call Father Leo (636-938-5048).
Men and women of our Parish who greet people when they enter Church; help them as needed, to find seats; take up the collection at Mass and then distribute bulletins at the end of Mass. Interested? Call the rectory.
This organization open to all women of the parish was formed to meet the spiritual and social needs of the ladies of Sacred Heart. Membership is open to all women over 21. The present coordinator is Claudia Sobocinski 636-587-6003.
Group of high school aged parishioners formed for the spiritual and social needs of its members. Discussions on topics of interest, evenings of recollection, rec nights, youth Masses, etc. are held throughout the year. Membership is open to anyone of high school age. The coordinator is Phill Wamser.