Ministries

Music Ministry - Adult Choir

The adult choir is directed by Mary Verdi and sings at the 10:30am Mass each week.  Rehearsals are Sundays at 9:30am between Masses.  This choir sings a range of styles both traditional and contemporary pieces.  If you would like to join us, fantastic!   Please call Mary Verdi at 841-1140 or email her at mary@maryverdi.com.

Music Ministry - Choral Group

Sings contemporary music at the 8:30am Mass every other Sunday.  Rehearsals are Thursday evenings in the Church at 7:00pm.  Singers and Musicians welcome.  Please contact the choral director, Becky Knox at 413-442-4948.

Eucharistic Adoration

in the Adoration Chapel,(1 Meadow Lane) Thursdays from 7:00am to 9:00pm;Fridays from 7:00am to 5:00pm;Saturdays from 7:00am to 1:00pm.  Contact Ray Langlais 442-1720 if you would like to be part of this ministry.

Finance Council

Advises the Pastor on financial matters of the parish and school. Responsible for monitoring all income and expenses, and approving the annual budgets.

Offertory Counters

A group that counts the funds collected at Mass each week. Each group volunteers about once a month.

Parish Pastoral Council

The PPC is involved in most activities and programs effecting the liturgical and spiritual life of Sacred Heart Parish.

Parish Outreach

If you are unable to attend the weekend liturgy because of illness or lack of mobility or other health reasons and would like to be included on our First Friday Communion list, please call the Rectory, 413-443-6960.   Also, if you or a family member is dismissed from the hospital to a nursing home or residential facility, and would like to receive visits from our pastoral ministers, please call the Rectory at 443-6960.

Prayer Line

Sacred Heart Parish is blessed to have a group of parishioners who join in supportive prayer for our parish community.  If you have an intention to be remembered in prayer, just call the Rectory 443-6960 or Sr. Kathryn 443-3667 by 10:00am on Wednesday mornings.

Prayer Shawl Ministry

This ministry began as a visible way for us to nurture and care for members of our parish family.  A shawl is a sign that we live and care for each other.  We invite everyone to join our Ministry that meets each Monday in the Parish Center from 6:30-8:00pm.  Please contact Lisa Eichelser at 413-347-3708 if you are interested in creating and donating a shawl, yarn or gift bags.

Rosary Sodality

Meets on the 4th Monday of each month in the Parish Center at 6:30pm in the Parish Center.  All registered women of the Parish are memebers of the Sodality whether of not tghey actively participate in meetings or events. Under the direction of the Pastoral Staff, members strive to lead a life of Catholic conduct, continue fellowship among parishioners, take a general interest in the welfare of the parish and are willing to assist the Pastor in an concerns of the parish. Members also take part in programs and events, publicity, breakfast/dinner, Honor Guard, decorating the Church, Out Reach projects, refreshments.  For more information contact Rosemary Polidoro, 442-9513 or Marie Gormalley, 442-8924.

Sacred Heart Women's Honor Guard

Every woman of the Parish is a member of the Rosary Sodality. The Honor Guard is present at every woman's funeral.  The Rosary is recited prior to the funeral service.  The Honor Guard precedes the casket both entering and exiting the Church.  New members are welcome and needed.  Please contact Mary DeBlieux at 413-443-4171.

Senior Altar Server

Men and women who assist at Mass or Funeral masses to enhance the worship of our faith community. Contact the Rectory- 443-6960 or Don DeBlieux- 443-4171 if you wish to become part of this ministry.  New members are welcome and needed in this important ministry.

Stations of the Cross

Held Friday afternoons at 3:30pm during Lent and at 3:00pm on Good Friday.

Usher

Volunteers who assist people to their seat if necessary. They also take up the collection.

Sunday Readings Discussion Group

Meets in the Parish Center each Wednesday (for about 1/2 hour) following the 9:00am Mass. The format is informal: review the readings/share your response with others, followed by common prayer.  The rewards are many:  becoming more aware and attentive to the weekly readings-and the Bible as a whole; developing a new understanding and appreciation of our diverse liturgical seasons; and gaining the satisfaction of giving voice to ones' faith with a caring supportive group.  For more information, contact Bob James at 413-344-4526.  Everyone Welcome!!!

Altar Server

Boys and girls from grade 3 and above who assist the priest at the liturgy.  Please contact the Rectory  or Fr. Peter at 413-443-6960 if you would like to become part of this important ministry.

Baptism Preparation

Sacred Heart welcomes new life in the Sacrament of Baptism, which is usually celebrated on the Second Sunday of the month following 10:30am Mass.  Parents are encouraged to make arrangements for a Baptism by contacting Deacon Bob (442-5564) prior to their baby's birth to assist them in planning for the Sacrament in accordance with our Catholic Faith.

Eucharistic Minister

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion who serve the Body and Blood of Christ at Mass and to the sick and homebound.

Fellowship Committee

Volunteers who coordinate social activities and gatherings of parishioners during the year.

Flowers and Grounds

Volunteers who care for and beautify the grounds and church.

Greeters

Parish volunteers who warmly welcome parishioners as they enter the Church for Mass.

Lector

Reader who proclaim the Scriptures at Mass and other services.  Please contact Deacon Bob at 442-5564.

Liturgical Linen Service

Responsible for the preparation and care of the altar linens. This includes the washing and ironing of purificators, corporals, and altar linens.

RCIA

Rite of Christian Initiation – preparation of adult candidates for Catholic sacraments. Contact the Rectory, 443-6960 or Maureen DeVergilio, 499-1547 for more information.

Sacristan

Duties include preparing the altar for Mass and cleaning the altar following Mass.

Food Pantry

Is available for parishioners.  Please Sr. Kathryn at 443-3667.

Habitat for Humanity

Sacred Heart Parishioners assist 2-3 times a year for on-site work or preparing lunches for the volunteers. Both skilled and unskilled workers are necessary.  If interested, please contact Sr. Kathryn at 443-3667.

Monday Morning Craft Group

Makes all kinds of Christmas items such as ornaments, quilted table runners, wreaths, hats, scarves, decorations and much more.  The group meets weekly each Monday from 9:30-11:30am.  We welcome and need any type of skill, such as crafts, sewing, knitting, crocheting, etc.  If you don't have a skill, we will train you.  We also accept donations of material, yarn, craft items, etc.  All items that are made are sold at the annual Christmas Fair and all proceeds go directly to the Church.   For more information call Elvira Terranova at 413-443-1903New members are always welcome and needed!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

If interested in any of these ministries, please contact the Rectory or call 413-443-6960.

 

 

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