Bereavement Support Team:
Those who minister to parishioners who are suffering a loss due to the death of a loved one. The team ministers through cards, phone calls and visits and also provides resource information to the bereaved in the parish bulletin and local newspapers. For more information - contact the Parish Office,
Communion to the Home-bound:
Volunteers who visit sick or disabled parishioners to pray with them, and bring them communion. For more information or to request a visit, contact the Parish Office.
Funeral Luncheon Team:
Volunteers who provide a luncheon for the family and friends of the deceased after the funeral. This team offers the opportunities in purchasing, cooking, baking and serving. For more information, contact the Parish Office. During Covid pandamic - this ministry is on hold.
Sacred Heart's form of participation in the Sandusky County Community Christmas project, which provides help for those who request it through United Way First Call for Help (419-334-2720). On the First Sunday of Advent, the Giving Tree is displayed in the narthex of the church. Parishioners are invited to take a tag from the tree, purchase gifts for the persons identified on the tag, and to return them for distribution.
Hospital Visiting Team:
Each day Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion from one of the Fremont parishes visit and take the Body of Christ to Catholic patients at Memorial Hospital. Emergency visits are also made on request. Families or caretakers of parishioners who are admitted to the hospital are asked to notify the Parish Office.
Knights of Columbus:
A fraternal insurance and social organization open to all Catholic men, 18 years and older, in good standing with the Church. The K of C provides funds and manpower for charitable and community action programs, youth, the disadvantaged and area parishes. Meetings are held on the second Thursday of every month at the K of C Hall, 226 N. Park Avenue, Fremont. Richard Holland (419-307-8887) is the parish contact person.
Nursing Home Visiting Team:
These volunteers provide a personal connection between the parish and the residents of Pristine Senior Living and Post-Acute Care Center and Bethesda Care Center. Residents of Pristine gather each Sunday at 10"30 a.m. to watch the pre-recorded Mass for Shut-ins and receive the Eucharist from parish volunteers. Residents at Bethesda are taken communion each Friday. A Mass is held on the second Thursday of each month at Bethesda Care Center for the Catholic residents. Contact the Parish Office to be put in contact with our visiting team coordinators. During Covid pandamic - this ministry is on hold.
Prayer Line Team:
A network of parishioners who pray regularly for the special needs of the ommunity upon request. Anyone may request intercessory prayer for oneself, a family member, or a friend by contacting a Prayer Line coordinator. Confidentiality is respected. The current coordinator is Charmain Loganbach at 419-334-2543
or you may also contact 419-332-8778 or 419-332-7441
Share and Care:
A United Way Agency located at 129 Bidwell Street that distributes Salvation Army assistance in our area. Open to the public, Share & Care accepts donations of used clothing and household items. The center also provides emergency prescriptions, rent, food, and utility assistance and new blankets and shoes to those with demonstrated need. Area churchs share the responsibility for sorting and displaying clothing and small articles at Share & Care, which is open 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays and on the first Saturday of each month. In April and October, Sacred Heart parishioners team up to work on Tuesdays at the Center. Contact
Lisa Spader, 419-332-7339 ext 102, if you are interested in sharing your talents within this ministry.
This team contacts newly registered families or individuals to welcome them into our parish community. This ministry thrives on volunteers to assist with making calls and sending cards. Contact the Parish Office if you would be willing to help out.