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Ministries

Our wide variety of ministries enhance our spiritual development and allow us to serve Christ in one another. Through our multifaceted outreach services, we share our talents with the wider community. We strive to provide assistance, consolation and comfort to those who are in need. Christ calls us all to serve.

 

Please click on a Ministry to learn more...

Worship Ministries
 

Altar Servers - Any child from 3rd to 8th grade is welcome to join this ministry of assisting the priest during the weekend Masses. For additional information, please contact Robert Conboy at altarserver@sacredhearthaworth.com.

Choirs (Adult and Children) - Wonderful music fills our church throughout the seasons. There are opportunities for those of all ages and talent. Please see our Music page.

Decorating Committee - Join us in this creative and rewarding ministry that plans and implements interior and exterior decorations for the church for all seasons. For additional information, please contact Sharon Grosso at sharon@sacredhearthaworth.com.

Eucharistic Ministers - Persons who wish to help to give Communion at Mass or bring it to those who are homebound are invited to join this ministry. It is a privilege.

Contact Sr. Joanne at (201) 387-0080 ext 204 or
srjoanne@sacredhearthaworth.com

 

Lectors - Lector formation is ongoing for those who proclaim God's Word at Mass.

Contact Sr. Joanne at (201) 387-0080 ext 204 or
srjoanne@sacredhearthaworth.com

Ushers - Also known as ministers of hospitality, our ushers help to ensure the smooth running of the liturgical celebration. To join our hospitality corps, please contact Vinnie Shea at vinnie@sacredhearthaworth.com.

 
Community Ministries
 

Bereavement Support - Sr. Joanne has many years of experience helping families and individuals through the loss of a loved one. In the case where more help is required, Sr. Joanne as well as Fr. Stephen are able to provide excellent resources for support groups in the area as well as professional help. Sr. Joanne is also available to help families plan funeral Masses for their loved ones.

Women's Faith Sharing Group - This group meets on Thursday mornings from 9:30-11:00. Women come together to discuss a chapter in a book they have chosen, share experiences, laughter, hopes, and dreams. Most importantly they share their faith. We meet in the parish center.

Contact Sr. Joanne at (201) 387-0080 ext 204 or
srjoanne@sacredhearthaworth.com

Men's Faith Sharing Group - Every other Saturday morning, a group of 25-30 men from our parish gather toshare their faith through their personal life experiences. For more information, please contact Vinnie Shea at vinnie@sacredhearthaworth.com.

Hospitality Committee - At least once a month, after the 8AM and 10AM Masses, coffee and pastries are served. It is a great opportunity to socialize with your fellow parishioners. If you are interested in helping with this ministry, please contact Roger Girardin at roger@sacredhearthaworth.com.

 

Parish Nurse Services - Our parish nurse provides periodic updates on health topics as well as periodic blood pressure screenings. To find out more, please contact Kathy Flattery through the Parish Center.

Prayer Relay Network - There is a phone and e-mail prayer relay for people who request prayers. No special prayer is said. First names are used only. We ask for more volunteers to be part of the relay.

Contact Sr. Joanne at (201) 387-0080 ext 204 or
srjoanne@sacredhearthaworth.com

VITA Youth Group - VITA strengthens and encourages the youth of Sacred Heart Church by empowering them to live as Disciples of Jesus, drawing them into participation in the faith community, and fostering their personal and spiritual growth. VITA combines the fun and energy of a youth group with the teaching and foundation of our Catholic faith. Consider sharing your faith with our teens, for they are the church of tomorrow.

Contact Susan Jansson at (201) 387-0080 ext 200 or
vita@sacredhearthaworth.com

 
Outreach Ministries
 

Assistance to the Sick and Homebound - This wonderful team of parishioners makes visits to those who are sick and not able to get out for themselves. Please call Sr. Joanne if you have a loved one who could benefit from this ministry. Upon request, a Eucharistic minister will come to the home to bring Communion.

Contact Sr. Joanne at (201) 387-0080 ext 204 or
srjoanne@sacredhearthaworth.com

Food Donations to Local Pantries - Periodically, we have food drives at the parish to help our needy brothers and sisters. Inside the front door of the church to the left is a large red cabinet, where you may drop off food goods. If you would be interested in participating in this ministry, please contact Mary Ann Mastrangelo through the Parish Center.

Contact Mary Ann Mastrangelo at (201) 387-0080 or
basics@sacredhearthaworth.com



Help-A-Family Program at Christmas - This ministry is a wonderful way to live the Christmas spirit. Every year we help needy families through Catholic Charities in Newark.

Contact Joan Marie at (201) 387-0080 ext 200 or
joanmarie@sacredhearthaworth.com

 

Pro-Life Support of Unwed Mothers - As a parish that stresses putting into action our pro-life commitment, we collaborate with many organizations to assist those in need of such services. For more information about this program or to volunteer, please contact Joe Genco at prolife@sacredhearthaworth.com

Service to the Homeless - As a parish, we collaborate with many other parishes to support Eva's Kitchen in Paterson. To help, please contact Mary Ann Mastrangelo through the Parish Center.

Contact Mary Ann Mastrangelo at (201) 387-0080 or
basics@sacredhearthaworth.com

 
Education Ministries
 

Adult Faith Formation Workshops - Periodically, we offer adult education seminars such as the three-part series Fr. Stephen gave explaining the major points of Vatican Council II. Please check the church events calendar for any upcoming talks and seminars.

Baptism Preparation - Formation of parents who wish to have their children baptized is provided. The baptism team offers two meetings on the sacrament of baptism and Christian parenting, respectively.

Contact Sr. Joanne at (201) 387-0080 ext 204 or
srjoanne@sacredhearthaworth.com

 

Catechetical Programs (Grades 1 to 8) - Please go to the Religious Education section of this website.

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults - This is a process for non-Catholics who wish to become Catholic. It is also for Catholic adults who have not received confirmation or Eucharist. Christians and non-Christians are welcome.

Contact Sr. Joanne at (201) 387-0080 ext 204 or
srjoanne@sacredhearthaworth.com