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. <Click for more details>
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 assist at the luncheon for the family and friends of the deceased after the funeral. Families desiring to host a luncheon will need to either provide the food themselves or hire a caterer. The volunteer team will be available to take in the food from the caterer or the family and have the food and beverages ready for when they arrive for lunch. For more information, contact the Parish Office.
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. 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.
Prayer Line Team:
A network of parishioners who pray regularly for the special needs of the community 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 Amy Hoffman at 419-638-6441 or email@example.com. You may also contact 419-332-8778.
Share and Care:
A United Way Agency located at 129 Bidwell Street that provides emergency assistance in our area to those in need. Open to the public, Share & Care accepts donations of used clothing and household items. Area churches share the responsibility for sorting and displaying clothing and small articles at Share & Care, which is open 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays and 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. on the first and third Saturday of each month. In April and October, Sacred Heart parishioners team up to work on Tuesdays at the Center. Contact
the Parish Office if you are interested in volunteering your time.
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.