LITURGY AND SPIRITUAL LIFE COMMITTEE

This committee serves as an advisory board to the Pastor in matters regarding the Liturgy within the Parish. They are instrumental in the planning and implementation of events such as: Mass of Anointing, Mass for Widows & Widowers, Advent and Lenten liturgies and other special liturgical celebrations. Some members are involved in the coordination and training of Altar Servers, Extraordinary Ministers of the Holy Communion, & Musicians.

Contact: Fr. Bryan Pedersen – 763-537-4561 – [email protected]


PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL

Parish Pastoral Council is a group of appointed members from Sacred Heart Parish, who serve in an advisory capacity and give council and advice to the Pastor. They address and evaluate the needs and goals of the Parish Community.

Contact: Fr. Bryan Pedersen – 763-537-4561 – [email protected]


ENDOWMENT COMMITTEE

The Endowment Committee is an advisory body to the Pastor and the Finance Council. Its main purpose is public relations and marketing of the Parish and School Endowment in an effort to grow the principle funds of the Endowment. Other objectives include educational events and/or PR meetings and/or dinners. Meeting annually with the investment advisor and annually making a disbursement of the funds to the parish Finance Council who has the role of allocating dispersed funds. A specific purpose of the Endowment Committee and Fund is to make it possible for the parish to experience growth in Parish Ministries, Social Services, Capital Expenditures/Building Improvement, and School and Religious Education; as well as avoid financial crises due to emergency situations.

Contact: Fr. Bryan Pedersen – 763-537-4561 – [email protected]


FINANCE COUNCIL

The Finance Council is a consultative body that gives advice to the Pastor and Administrator on financial matters including budget, financial policy, parish investments, financial planning for the church and school. The membership is representative of the parish community at large with experience in financial management/business . The Finance Council does not deal with pastoral, doctrinal or canonical (church law) issues.

Contact: Fr. Bryan Pedersen – 763-537-4561 – [email protected]

Youth Altar Server Grades 4-12 – serve at Mass on Saturday evenings, Sunday Mornings, week day mornings, or at weddings. Must be at least in 4th grade. Required training.

Contact:  Bette and Alan Wolf, [email protected] or parish office.


Adult Male Altar Servers – Serves at funerals & special events. Required training as needed.

Contact: Darlene Doran at the parish office, 763-537-4561.


Lector – Read scripture, prayers of the faithful, and announcements for weekend, week day, or special Masses. Training required. Must have good reading skills and pronunciation.

Contact: Dave Krussow, [email protected] or parish office.


Usher – Greet & assist people at Mass on the weekends. Take up collection, distribute bulletins, and assist parishioners as needed. Need to be at least 13 years old. Men and women welcome! If you attend the same Mass every week, think about volunteering!

Contacts

5PM - Saturday: Mike DeOtis 763-535-0548, or parish office.

8AM - Sunday: George Aebly 763-533-4770, or parish office.

10AM - Sunday: Jim Crandall 763-537-0375, or parish office.


Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion – Assist the priest by distributing Holy Communion at Mass.

Contact: Bobbie Ramsey, [email protected] or parish office.


Eucharistic Adoration – Commit to a specific time on Thursdays for prayer before the Blessed Sacrament, or sign up to be a substitute! The time before Jesus will transform your life!

*We would also like to get adoration going from 7pm-8pm every Wednesday to pray for the youth of Sacred Heart!

Contact: Bunny Brouillard at the parish office.

Creative Writing

Carpentry

Air Condition/Heating

Painting/Wallpaper

Roofing

Food Preparation

Computer Input

Computer Repair

Bulletin Stuffer

Signing for deaf

Plumbing

Greeters/Mass

Education

Sewing

Baking

Construction

Electrical

Fund Raising

Financial Planning

Secretarial

Landscaping

Please contact the parish office for more information about any of these needed talents.

Please visit our Music Ministry page for more information.

Anyone interested in education? Assist with tasks that aid the school in their teaching and educating the students.

Fish Fry worker: Lent – Take part in the Lenten tradition by working one or all of the Friday dinners! Volunteers serve food, clean up, and act as hosts/hostesses. Several people are needed! Time commitment– 3 hours/Friday in Lent. Volunteers—30-40/ Friday.


Refunders: 3rd Tues. — Help the Refunders save and refund milk caps, Box Tops for Education, and Campbell's soup wrappers to raise money for the school! Meet after morning Mass!


Athletic Coaches: Help coach Sacred Heart Sports! Time commitment: 30-40 hours. Volunteers needed: 2-3/sport. Volleyball, Soccer, Basketball, Softball, and Baseball.


Library Help: Monday/Tuesday - Help shelve books, read to students, assist students in checking out books. Needed during school year.


Playground helper: Supervise kids on playground between 10:45am - 12:00pm. Needed year round.


Day Care Helpers: Volunteer at our daycare. Help with activities, serve lunch, play with students, etc.


Classroom Tutor: Provide support to students. Work one-on-one with children in K-4th grade with reading and math.

For any of the above, please contact Karen Bursey, Principal:  [email protected]

Pastoral Care Call and Visit Assistants: This is an opportunity to follow up with parishioners who have experienced a difficult event in their life such as death or an injury. It is a true opportunity to share Christ’s love with others.

Contact: Jim Lang, [email protected] or the parish office.


Art & Environment: The Art and Environment Committee is a group of parishioners who combine their gifts and work together to carry out the task of preparing and decorating for the parish liturgical celebrations. This is done in consultation with the pastor and in accordance with Liturgical and Archdiocesan guidelines on worship. Time commitment is less than 10-hours over the course of the year .

Contact: Andrea DeOtis, [email protected] or the parish office.


Wedding Coordinator: Being a wedding coordinator consists of answering questions couples have about the ceremony, preparing the church for the ceremony, aiding with the wedding procession, and helping clean up the church. The time commitment is approximately 6-10 hours/ wedding.

Contact: Jeffrey Patry, [email protected] or the parish office.

Faith Formation/Youth Ministry

Faith Formation is one of the largest, and most important areas at Sacred Heart instructing approximately 200 youth from Kindergarten through 10th grade every year. We also have a very strong adult faith formation group that meets regularly for Bible Studies, Catechism Studies, and Book Clubs! Please sign up for these important groups!

Teachers Aid: If you are not sure about teaching a class, assistants are always needed to aid the classroom teachers. Times– 6:45pm-8pm Wednesdays; Oct-Apr.


Office Clerk: Are you administrative? If you are, help us answer phones, track attendance, and perform office tasks for the Faith Formation department! Time commitment will vary.


Sunday School Teacher: Help catechize our children from ages 3 - Kindergarten Oct - Apr. If you have a gift with children and love the Catholic faith please sign up!


Teacher Grades 1-8: Wed. PM - Help teach the children of Sacred Heart Oct - Apr. Our children are our most important asset, and aiding them in learning the faith will have eternal rewards!


Teacher Grades 9-10: Wed PM - We need teachers who have a strength at connecting with teenage students, and who also know and love the faith. If you have children in this age range, please think about signing up. Time commitment is 6:45-8pm Oct-Apr. Prep time will vary among teachers.


Confirmation Instructor: Being a Confirmation instructor is a little different than normal classes. Here we will meet/work with small high school groups. Help build relationships in these small groups.


Teacher substitute: Can’t commit to being a full time catechist? Please consider being an on call substitute.


Adult Education: This group has many different ways of teaching adults through different studies and social events to learn more about your faith.


Adult RE Book Club: Do you love reading? Join the book club to learn more about your Catholic Faith!

Contact: Bunny Brouilliard at the parish office.


Youth Ministry CORE Team/Chaperone: Get involved in our growing youth ministry department by either helping chaperone or attending our events! This is a great and fun way to get into your faith! (To participate – grades 6-12; chaperones must be over 18 yrs).

*CORE team is a special commitment to really go deep with the teens, build relationships, and grow in your Catholic faith!

Contact: Jim Lang, [email protected] or call the parish office.

Crystal Care Nursing Home: Each week on Wednesdays a dedicated group of volunteers spend time at Crystal Care Nursing Home helping to provide opportunities for spiritual enrichment for the residents. Go Wednesday in the afternoon to pray the Rosary with the residents.

Contact: Rosemary Kaisershot at [email protected].


Crystal Care Nursing Home: Wednesday mornings to help transport residents from their rooms to the dining hall for either Mass or a prayer service.

Contact: Rosemary Kaisershot at [email protected].


Home Communion: This is a wonderful opportunity to bring Holy Communion to the home bound! The home communion ministers meet after Mass every other Tuesday morning to determine who each will be calling on that day. Each Minister of Holy Communion calls on two to four parishioners and completes their visit before noon. Training is required. Contact Deacon Jim in the parish office.


Hospital Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion: Bring the Eucharist to those in hospitals!

Contact: Jim Lang in the parish office.


Christmas Flower Delivery: Help deliver flowers to the local nursing homes for Christmas!

Contact: Jim Lang in the parish office.


First Friday Dinner Aid: First Fridays of the month from October-May we have Senior Citizen dinners. We are always in need of: servers, kitchen help, set up/clean up, pan lifters, and scrubbers! (Please indicate what area you are interested in serving!)

Contact: Darlene Doran in the parish office.

Sacred Heart’s Vocation Committee: The Vocation Committee is a group of appointed, invited or volunteer members of the Parish whose purpose is to instill vocations awareness to the Parish Community starting with young parishioners and continuing this awareness through one’s entire adult life. This purpose is to encourage and support all who express a desire to serve the Lord in the viable vocation of religious and ordained life. One of their more recent efforts involves presentations by members of various religious communities to speak to our Sacred Heart students at one of their Wednesday morning Masses a month.

Contact: [email protected].


Archives Committee: Join the group that keeps our parish history together! This is a great group for those of you who love history! Help to make the parish aware of it’s wonderful historical roots!

Contact: [email protected].


Prayer Line: be part of a chain of people who pray for special intentions!

Contact: Parish office.


Rosary before Mass: Sacred Heart is in particular need of help praying the Rosary before Mass, especially on Thursday! The leader will start at 7:30am.

Contact: Parish office.

SHCCW

The purpose of the Sacred Heart Council of Catholic Women is to encourage one another spiritually and to help one another materially. The Pastor may delegate other work for the S.H.C.C.W. You are invited to call the Committee Chairwoman of the activity that interests you. You will feel an important part of the community if you participate!

Funeral Luncheons: Help set up, serve & clean up at different funerals. This is a wonderful way to comfort the grieving, and serve those in need.


Branch 3 workers: 2nd Wed of each month; cook/serve a meal for Sharing and Caring Hands! This is a great opportunity to serve the poor!


Prayer Shawl Ministry: Do you have a talent for crocheting or knitting? If you do consider making shawls for those experiencing life transitions. We provide the yarn for knitting, and then you would provide the time and talent to make it!


Baby Jesus Shower: Collect baby items for women’s shelters. Share your time, talent, and treasure by collecting items, and then helping distribute them to women’s shelters.


Coffee & Donuts Sunday: Help set up, serve, and clean up at donut Sundays! Please offer your time for this time of fellowship!


Dinner at Your Door Drivers: This is an opportunity to deliver a meal for a family in need!


Appalachian Christmas Drive: Help us collect gifts for the needy for the wonderful season of Christmas!


Funeral Honor Guard: Pray Rosary for those who have died at funerals.


Candy Sale: Help fundraise for the SHCCW so that we are able to continue to bless the parish with so many different activities!


Bake Sale: We need people who will help bake items for the parish bake sale, do- nate the goods, and help sell the items during the sale. If you like cooking, this is a great way to help!


Spring Luncheon: Help plan or help serve the Spring Luncheon.


Rummage Sale: We have two rummage sales a year in October and May. Please consider helping organize and run the days.


NEAR Food Shelf: Help with collection and delivery of donations. This takes place during the daytime throughout the year!


Respect Life Events: Volunteer your prayers and time to safeguard life! This is arguably the most important work we can do in our "culture of death". Volunteer/Chr. throughout the year at different events: weekly prayer at the Robbinsdale Abortuary; Fun Fest Respect Life Booth; October Respect Life Month; "40 Days for Life"; Ecumenical Prayer Service at Cathedral & Prolife Rally at State Capitol Jan. 22; RWC Walk for Life; attend fundraising dinners for prolife organizations; support SH Prolife Youth Group and help us organize more pro-life activities at Sacred Heart!


Sunshine Committee: Be the Sunshine in people’s lives! Send cards and occasionally visit those in need.


Luncheon at Elim Lutheran: Join local churches for weekly luncheons at Elim Lutheran!

Contact: Bonnie Bolash at [email protected]. or call the parish office.

Fun Fest Worker: Volunteer for the festival! There are so many opportunities there are too many to list! Here are a few of the opportunities: Food Tent, Bingo, Adult Games, Chicken Dinner chairs, Dining Room workers, Roast Beef Dinner, Silent Auction, Raffle, and Kids Games. Time will vary for each commitment.


Fun Fest Steering Committee: Help plan and execute the festival! This is the largest fundraiser for the parish, and a very fun event to help with. Responsibilities will include planning events, recruiting volunteers, set-up, breakdown, and running the festival.

*In need of overall co-chair couple!!!


Young Adults – 18-39 years: The Young Adults group of Sacred Heart is a group that is trying to grow in numbers and events! If you are between 18-39 and want to see more for the young adults at Sacred Heart please sign up!


Survived 25: 25+ years married club – Meet other couples who have been married for 25+ years! This group meets for social events through the year!

Contact: Anne Hedlund at [email protected] or call the parish office.


Welcoming Committee: Help welcome new parishioners to Sacred Heart’s family by planning greetings, neighborhood dinners, and other social events!


For any of these ministries, contact Jim Lang, [email protected] or 763-537-4561. 

Sacred Heart Men’s Club exists to enhance the faith life and fellowship of the men of Sacred Heart Parish. The Club will strive to achieve this vision by providing opportunities for spiritual, recreational, family and social activities, community service and fund raising in concert with the vision of the parish mission statement.

Fall Mostaccioli Dinner: The Mostaccioli dinner is the largest Men’s club event of the year serving over 700 dinners! We need help planning, selling tickets, cooking, and serving the dinner!


Fun Fest Set up: September — The Fun Fest is the biggest annual event at Sacred Heart! We need lots of man power to set it up!


Red Cross Blood Drive: Help coordinate and run our blood drives at Sacred Heart!


Please contact the parish office.