Reaching Out



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!

Haiti Adopt a Student

Haiti Outreach

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 to visit, serve and raise funds for our brothers and sisters in Christ. Visit HaitiOutreachProgram.org. Contact: Matt Webster at 812-216-8797 or  mattwebster@haitioutreachprogram.org.

40 Days for Life

Pro-Life Ministry

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.

Family Promise of Knoxville

Family Promise

Let’s work together to help the hurting, the homeless, and the hungry in our hometown. Sacred Heart parishioners have many opportunities to provide time, talent, and treasure to this ministry—what a wonderful way to share our Catholic faith in the community.

Are you being called to:

  • SUPPORT Family Promise by VOLUNTEERING with fellow parishioners at our partner church Lake Forest Presbyterian by preparing a meal, offering fellowship at dinner, and overseeing the families during the night? Three or four times a year, Lake Forest Presbyterian houses 2 – 5 families at their facility for a week at a time. Sacred Heart provides meals, fellowship, and supervision during these stays.
  • PROVIDE Welcome and/or Going Home BASKETS for the clients as they either enter the program and then graduate to sustainable housing? These baskets include both personal hygiene and household items.
  • PURCHASE back-to-school supplies for one or more children in the program?

Please contact Melissa Tribble for information on how you can help!! melissaanntribble@gmail.com

For more information about Family Promise Knoxville, please follow the below link –

Family Promise of Knoxville – End Family Homelessness (familypromiseknoxville.org)

Food Pantry

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 shcsvdp@gmail.com

St. Vincent de Paul

Do you need assistance from SVdP? Please fill out the attached form to help us, help you better. God Bless You.
  • Please describe how our chapter of the St. Vincent de Paul Society can help you.