Sacred Heart Parish offers many opportunities for parishioners to assist with our weekend Liturgies, Funerals, Weddings, etc.
Altar Servers - Girls and Boys 4th Grade and older
Cantors and Musicians
Video Operators - for live-streaming of our Services
The parish offers training for those who are new to a specific ministry. Use the Contact Us email service under the HOME Menu to let us know your interest in helping with one or more of these Ministries.
Sacred Heart Parish offers a Religious Education Program for all parish children in Grades 1-12. The education of our children in the Catholic Faith is essential to having a viable and life-giving Religious presence in our families, parish, community and world. Classes are held during the school year, September through May. Most grades meet on Wednesday afternoon or evening; 11th and 12th grades usually meet on alternate Sunday evenings. Other than our paid Religious Education Coordinator, our Religious Education program relies on the generous offering of time and talent by parishioners to staff our religious education classrooms. Volunteers to teach a grade level, or assist in any way are always welcome!
Preparation for the Sacraments of First Communion, First Penance and Confirmation are unique and important times in the lives of young people, their families and the parish. Special preparation programs are held for each of these Sacraments and are under the direction of the Pastor. First Communion and First Penance Preparation programs are offered each year after the Christmas holiday break. Confirmation preparation is offered every-other-year. More information concerning our Religious Education Program is available here.
There are many elements required for good liturgy; a suitable environment, a good sound system, decent lighting, a solid faith-filled message, etc. Engaging, spirit-lifting music and song is a central component of our prayer. We greatly appreciate the talent and generous service of our musicians and cantors in leading our parish congregation in song at our liturgies. We invite and welcome others who would like to assist in this important ministry. Contact our parish office.
Elders / Seniors
The Sacred Heart Altar Society through its Outreach Committee provides on-going contact with the residents of the Oahe Manor Nursing Home by visitations, hosting Saturday BINGO in June and hosting a birthday party for residents in January. The parish, also has Mass at the Oahe Manor each Thursday at 4:00 pm. The Pastor is part of a rotation of area churches that provides a weekly Sunday afternoon Ecumenical Service for the Oahe Manor residents. Each Sunday morning Eucharistic Ministers to the Home-bound take the Eucharist to parishioners that are unable to leave their homes to attend Mass. The parish webcasts its Saturday evening and Sunday morning Mass live so that the homebound, ill and others unable to attend Mass are able to participate in our weekly worship.
Sacred Heart Parish endeavors to be involved in the life and activities of Gettysburg and Whitlock Bay community. During the summer months (June to mid-August) an additional weekend Mass is offered at West Whitlock Resort at 8:15 pm. The Knights of Columbus work with the community and public school to assist children with special needs, host the Pass, Kick and Punt program, the annual Free Throw Contest and provide operational support and meals for the participants in the schools' annual Football Jamboree . Our Religious Education program participates in the Potter County Museum's Christmas Extravaganza . The parish also provides a float for the Homecoming parade and the Parade of Lights before Christmas.