Read the daily quote from Pope Francis

 

To Serve

These are the current opportunites to serve the Lord at Sacred Heart Parish, in our Community, and in the World.
 

"Do you realize what I have done for you? You call me Teacher and Master, and righly so, for indeed I am.  If I, therefore, the master and teacher, have washed your feet, you ought to wash one another's feet.  I have given you a model to follow, so that as I have done for you, you should also do."
[John 13: 12-14]

 


 

In The Church

Welcome Ministry

 

As a member of the Welcome Ministry, you'll help to create a welcoming environment to everyone who walks through our doors at Sacred Heart Church.  Welcome Ministers will stand by the church doors either up at the church steps or down stairs by the cafe to open the door and greet before mass and say good-bye to those leaving mass.  There are times when the ministers will need to hand out information at the conclusion of mass.  Children are welcome to help at the doors provided their parents are with them.  For more information on how to serve on the Welcome Ministry click here or email welcomeministry@sacredheartroyersford.org.

Fellowship Cafe

 

As a member of the cafe ministry, you'll be helping to sell lite fare such as donuts and bagels, keeping up with the coffee and juice area, wiping down tables, and collecting money.  Children are welcome to help in this ministry, however, greeting and table wiping is what they will do best.  For more information on how to serve on the Fellowship Cafe Ministry click here or email cafe@sacredheartroyersford.org.

Altar Serving

 

Children in Grades 4-8 have the opportunity to serve the Lord and the Church community by serving masses on Sundays.  Training is provided.  For more information click here or email dolores@sacredheartroyersford.org.

Parish Choir

  New singers of all ages are welcome to join! Rehearsals are held on Tuesday evenings from 7:00-8:30p.m. in the Choir Loft.  If you or anyone you know would like to praise God in song each Sunday at the 9;30 a.m. Mass, please contact Sister Marganne at sr.mdrago@sacredheartroyersford.org or 610.948.5915.  For more information click here.

Sunday Babysitting

 

Miss May would love some high school age teen volunteers to help her out on Sundays during the 9:30 or 11:15 masses.  For more information please email dolores@sacredheartroyersford.org.

H.E.A.R.T.

  (Help Everyone Always Remain Together) This group was formed to assist our fellow parishioners and provide support to one another in times of need. For more information please contact the HEART email at heart@sacredheartroyersford.org.

        



 


In the Community

Project Outreach

 

Project Outreach is a cooperative ministry of Christian churches in the Spring-ford area.  It is staffed entirely by volunteers. Sacred Heart helps out at the pantry with the weekly food distribution about once every three months, but there are many opportunities to volunteer.  You can volunteer in other ways: Please pray for this outreach mission in your prayers; Work in the office; Provide transportation; Help pick up supplies for the pantry.  Sacred Heart also collects canned goods which can be dropped off on the old stage in the parish hall (next to the new cafe.) Project Outreach can always use your financial support.  To volunteer or to find out more information please contact Gretchen at wbrosius@aol.com or call the Church office at 610.948.5915.
There is a current need (Jan 2017) for volunteers for a weekly bread pick-up at Wegman's in Collegeville.  If you have a car and can spare an hour or two on Wednesday mornings once a month please contact Theresa at Theresamckeon@aol.com.

St. Vincent DePaul

 

The members of the St. Vincent de Paul Sacred Heart parish work to reach out to those experiencing difficulties dealing with their life situation.  We provide information about resources available to our clients to support and counsel them.  Sometimes, we provide food, financial and material support to those in need.  Our funds come from the poor box in the back of the church and private donations.  All of the money donated goes to helping those in our community.  The uniqueness of our ministry is that we serve as teams of two people who visit the homes of those in need.  Meetings are held once a month to discuss each client's situation and how best to help them.  For more information, or if you have something to donate please contact Ralph at sirico57@comcast.net or call the Church Office at 610.948.5915.

 

St. Martin de Porres

  Please help us keep our Sacred Heart tradition alive by sponsoring a needy family from St. Martin de Porres parish in North Philadelphia.  A list of the families and instructions on how you can make a difference will be available starting Saturday Nov. 19, 2016 after all the Masses in the Cafe.  Drop off is on Friday, Dec. 16 in the gym. If anyone is available to help collect and organize the food and gifts on the day of the drop off on Friday Dec. 16th or to help load the truck on Saturday Dec. 17th, please contact Teresa Miller at teresa-pa@comcast.net. Thank you!

Giving Tree

  Beginning the weekend of Nov. 26, 2016, The Giving Tree will be located in the Fellowship Cafe.  This tree provides area shelters with needed supplies and gifts at Christmas.  We reach out to those in need at St. Mary's Shelter, My Brother's Place and Birthright as well as individuals in our local community.  If you would like to participate, please take an ornament from a branch on the tree, purchase the item inndicated on the ornament, and then return it to the tree with the ornament attached to the gift.  Gift wrapping is optional.  The dealine to return gifts is noontime on Sunday Dec. 18th.  Call Theresa McKeon at 610-948-2164 if you have any questions.  Thank You.

St. Mary's Franciscan Shelter

 


There are many other ways Sacred Heart Parishoners can help with this organization.  Prayers, Donations, Gift Cards from Food Stores are some of the things the shelter can use.   For more information on St. Mary's Shelter please Click Here.

St. Peters Episcopal Church

 

"Gabriel's Kitchen" Volunteers are needed to cook and serve a hot lunch to the poor and homeless on one Monday each month from 10:30AM to 1:30PM located at 121 Church St. Phoenixville, PA 19460.  If you are able to give some time to assist our less fortunate brothers/sisters who are facing hunger, please call Joan Claypoole at 610-323-1643 or Mary Beth Coggins at 610-948-3368

A Baby's Breath Crisis Pregnancy Center

  A Baby's Breath Crisis Pregnancy Center has several opportunities available for donations coordinating.  What does this position do? It's a regular position, which means that a weekly commitment of time is best. It's a computer job mostly inputting donations, volunteer/client information. If you or someone you can recommend would like to help at our Collegeville or Jeffersonville centers, please contact us at 267-275-7712. Click Here for more information on A Baby's Breath.  

     


In the World

Parish Mission Trip

 

      

Christian Appalachian Project on June 26 to July 1, 2016.  Sacred Heart Parish will be sending missionaries to Kentucky to serve in assisting CAP's housing program or elderly housing services.  Work might include building or remodeling a home, no skills are required of our missionaries,  just a willingness to help serve.  You can help volunteer for this mission in a variety of ways: Missionary - commit to give your time and energy to this work; Financier - commit to fund the mission and the good work of CAP; Prayer Warrior - commit to praying weekly or daily for our missions success.  For more information on this mission please visit our Mission webpage or contact the Misison Team at mission@sacredheartroyersford.org

Catholic Relief Services

  Catholic Relief Services have partnered which a local church in Iraq to help provide food and non-food items to help support all internally displaced Iraqis that are in the Kurtish region.  During September, Archbishop Chaput had special collections taken up within our Archdiocese churches, if you missed this or would like to find out how to help in otherways please click here.

 

 


Contact the Parish Office:
Phone - 610.948.5915 OR
email - Dolores@sacredheartroyersford.org

 

 

 

Will you let me be your servant, let me be as Christ to you? Pray that I may have the grace to let you be my servant too.
[The Servant Song]

 

Jesus washed his disciples feet. The Church needs to learn to serve again.  You need to learn to serve instead of always wanting to be served.
[Matthew Kelly: Mustard Seeds]

 

The Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve.
[Matthew 20:28]

 

Love the Lord God with all your heart and with all your soul. And with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself. All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.
[Matthew 22:37-40]

 

Do not merely Listen to the Word, and so decieve yourself. Do what it says.
[James 1:22]

 

You are in debt to all because God has given you many figts, the fruits of which He intended for you to share with all those who cross your path.
[Matthew Kelly: Mustard Seeds]

 

Well done good and faithful servant!
[Matthew 25:21]