ADVENT GIVING TREE
Members design and create a Christmas Tree decorated with names of needy individuals who would benefit from gifts at Christmas. Gifts are collected and distributed by the committee. For more information, contact Mrs. Natalie Overall or Mrs. Jennifer Purnell.
This newly created ministry is recruiting volunteers to become more involved in our local community. Suggestions about how Sacred Heart Parish can benefit our local neighborhoods are welcome. For more information, contact Mr. Dan Boudreaux.
Volunteers help with planning, preparation, and education for times of disaster and the aftermath of disasters, such as hurricanes, floods, chemical spills, etc. For more information, contact Mr. Dan Boudreaux.
Members distribute food to needy families. Volunteers are needed to shelve, pack boxes and distribute food. For more information, contact Mr. Carl Thomas.
Ministers visit and pray with parishioners who are hospitalized at Our Lady of the Lake Medical Center and Baton Rouge General Hospital. These ministers are scheduled semi-annually. Minimum age is 18. Commitment involves 1 hour per week on a rotating basis. For more information, contact Mrs. Rosemary Politz.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS
A national, Catholic, fraternal organization for men 18 and older, dedicated to promoting the virtues of charity, unity, fraternity, and patriotism. Msgr. Dominic Blasco Council #3298 members are involved in service projects and other activities, such as vocations, youth camp, handicapped citizens, etc. They sponsor the monthly Coffee & Doughnuts Social for the parish. Commitment involves monthly meetings in the Parish Hall and quarterly Mass. Dues are required. For more information, contact Mr. Raymond Calandro.
NURSING HOME VISITATION
Volunteers help with monthly Masses at local nursing homes by setting up for Mass, reading and administering Holy Communion. For more information, contact Mrs. Doris Dawson.
ST. VINCENT de PAUL SOCIETY, SACRED HEART CONFERENCE (SVdP)
Members meet every other Wednesday and are involved in emergency assistance, assistance to the Food Pantry, and other forms of outreach to the poor. (Various talents are needed—take calls from people requesting help, make phone calls to appropriate people, visit in teams of two to interview the families in their home to determine their needs.). Minimum age is 16. For more information, contact Mr. Walter Keithly.