The Human Development Ministry at Sacred Heart Church strives to "warm the often cold impersonal scene of modern life." Human development consists of a committee of dedicated people who meet each month to discuss plans, share ideas and evaluate activities. The scope of the committee includes the following:
News & Updates
if you work for a business that supports
the United Way you can designate your donation to go to
Anna’s Pantry. We can use all the help we can get! Many companies have
matching gift donations. Your employer may
match donations made to a non-profit. Check it
out and see if you might be able to help us in this
Anna’s Pantry can always use more volunteers.
New volunteers are always welcome at Anna’s
Pantry. We have many different opportunities
for people. These include accepting deliveries,
picking up donations, organizing deliveries and
donations on the shelves, helping clients choose
their food and transporting food to cars. There
are many other special projects that take place
also. If you would be interested in getting
involved with Anna’s Pantry please call the Human
Development Office at 699-6401.
Once again, a big thank you to everyone who
generously donated winter coats to Anna's Pantry.
As always, like so many of our other collections, the
response was tremendous! We now have more than
enough warm garments to pass along to those in
need and plan on sharing our left over items with
other church pantries. The gift of generosity and
warmth reminds those in need of others caring
Our sister, Bridgeport Food Pantry, who also
provides assistance to families living in the town of
Cicero , will be hosting their annual, "Election Day
Italian Feast". Perhaps if you are voting out that
way or are in the mood for some delicious Italian
food you may consider stopping by. For more
information, please look for their flyer on our
community news board in the gathering space.
In addition to coats, I've already been seeing
Christmas decorations in stores reminding us that
the holiday season is not too far off. And in the
same spirit of love for our neighbors, if anyone is
interested in sponsoring a family or a senior for
Christmas, we at the pantry would be happy to put
you in touch with members of our pantry who are
less fortunate. Your generous giving will not only
help to make their holiday merry and bright but
more importantly serve as a reminder of Jesus'
birth and the abundant love God has for all of us!
And as the Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons
approach, there will be some opportunities at
Anna's Pantry for those preparing for their
Confirmation to volunteer and obtain service hours
while learning to show God's love for others. Please
call the pantry if interested.
Finally, we will again be having sandwich making next weekend following the 9:30 am mass. Thank you to all those who help out by either making sandwiches or packaging cookies as well as to those who donate the bread or make delicious egg salad which I hear the guys at the men's shelter love and look forward to as a special treat.
With love and thanks,