It is our worship that leads us to action in our community and world. At Sacred Heart, we have a variety of opportunities in which you can make a difference. Consider your passions and discover ways to use your God-given gifts and energy!
Sacred Heart’s Haiti Outreach is the link between our parish and our sister parish, St. Michel, in Boucan Carre’, Haiti. With the help of volunteers and donations, the committee assures that impoverished children receive daily nourishment, have clean water, medical supplies, health care and many other much-needed services. There is an ongoing need for volunteers to maintain this ministry and several opportunities each year visit, serve and raise funds for our brothers and sisters in Christ. Visit HaitiOutreachProgram.com. Contact: John Stone 865.748.7924.
Sacred Heart’s Pro-Life Ministry is a witness for God’s Gift of Life from conception to natural death. The foundation of this ministry is prayer, knowing that it is the power of prayer that will change hearts to ‘Choose Life.’ Education through presentations, workshops, and seminars are the way the community learns and then reaches out in love to our neighbors to spread the message of God’s Gift of Life. Visit Contact: Lisa Morris 865.567.1245.
This interdenominational ministry provides food, shelter and support services for homeless families, as well as advice and advocacy for at-risk families to prevent them from becoming homeless. Sacred Heart parishioners volunteer four times a year by preparing a meal, staying and having dinner or spending the night with the families at a neighborhood church. Family Promise is an excellent ministry for the whole family. Contact: Katie Holvey at 865.556.9908 or visit the SHC Family Promise webpage.
FISH is county wide program that supplies food to those in need. Sacred Heart parishioners are responsible for delivering the food to the families on the 3rd Friday of each month. Volunteers are needed to answer phone calls and to deliver meals. In May of each year, Sacred Heart parishioners supply the food for the cooperative pantry and fill the bags for delivery on Saturdays. This is a great, fun way for your family to work together to help others in need. FISH Delivery contact: Kelley Karnes 865.256.9951 | FISH Pantry contact: Christina or Bruce Pint 865.588.3405.
Prayer Blanket Ministry
Blankets and shawls are hand-crafted and given to anyone who is in need of love and prayers. As each blanket is made, it is prayed over by the person making it and when completed it is blessed by the priest at Mass. Hats and mittens, too. If you would like to join this wonderful ministry, contact: Aggie Wallace 865.851.9408.
Society of St. Vincent de Paul
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SVdP), assists people in our parish area needing food, rent assistance, utility assistance, and other needs. We are a group of dedicated men and women who have come together to help those in need. In doing so, you will also find yourself growing in God’s love and the desire to share that love with others. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org