This ministry provides members of the parish with a true opportunity to function as lay ministers by reverently assisting the celebrant and/or deacon during Sunday Mass and at special liturgies throughout the year. If you wish to consider this ministry, please contact: Sacred Heart Parish office 530-365-8573
Lectors proclaim the Word of God clearly and understandably so that all who hear may respond. If you wish to consider this ministry, please contact: Sacred Heart Parish office 530-365-8573
The Ministry of Music provides music during weekend Masses, holy days, weddings, funerals and Reconciliation services. Parishioners are invited to share their musical talents with the rest of the congregation through this ministry. If you wish to consider this ministry, please contact: Sacred Heart Parish office 530-365-8573
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
These lay people are sometimes referred to as Eucharistic Ministers.
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion serve by bringing communion to parishioners who reside in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, or in their own homes and unable to get to church. They also may assist the priest in distributing the Eucharist at Mass. If you wish to consider this ministry, please contact: Sacred Heart Parish office 530-365-8573
These ministers are sometimes referred to as Greeters. Being a welcoming community is very important to us. Ushers are the first face of the parish. They greet those coming into our church, offer assistance to those in need, distribute parish bulletins, take up the collection, and distribute other materials as needed. If you wish to consider this ministry, please contact: Sacred Heart Parish office 530-365-8573
Sacristans assist, facilitate, and provide support and coordination for other liturgical ministries. In addition, they make the necessary preparations for liturgical activities. If you wish to consider this ministry, please contact: Sacred Heart Parish office 530-365-8573
Visitation Committee (Ministers of Care)
Persons who are ill, either in the hospital or at home are asked to have a family member contact the parish so that a visit can be made by the priest or a Eucharistic minister. The parish wishes to maintain contact with those who are suffering from illness or injury and it is a privilege to be able to bring them Holy Communion or the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick. Deacon Rich Valles supervises this program
Outreach to those facing difficulty:
The parish is a member of Anderson-Cottonwood Christian Assistance, a coalition of local churches, which provides emergency food to families in need in our area. ACCA is open on Tuesdays and Fridays from 10am to 2pm.
The parish is also an active supporter of Northern Valley Catholic Social Services, which provides low cost counseling and many other services to residents of Shasta, Tehama and Trinity Counties. NVCSS can be reached at 241-0552.