The Shrine

Ministries

Liturgical Ministries

  • Boys and Girls (4th grade and up) as well as adults assist in our various liturgies, especially weekend masses.

  • Pastoral Care Ministers visit the sick and homebound.  The Eucharist is taken regularly to Sinai Hospital.  If you are interested in becoming a pastoral care minister, contact Stephen Cox at stephen.cox@archbalt.org.

  • The Primary function of this ministry is the public proclamation of sacred scripture at Sunday Mass.

  • The primary function of this ministry is to assist in the distribution of Holy Communion at Mass and to bring communion to the homebound.

  • The primary function of the altar society is to clean and maintain the sanctuary furnishings, including altars, sacramental vessels and other sacred objects.

  • Hospitality Ministers greet parishioners and welcome visitors as they gather for worship. They distribute bulletins, select people to take up the collection and invite persons to carry the gifts to the altar. After Mass, they see that the church is neat and tidy for the next Liturgy.

  • The Eucharistic liturgy is the pinnacle of Catholic worship, and the central celebration of The Shrine of The Sacred Heart.  Therefore The Shrine of The Sacred Heart places highest emphasis on Liturgical ministry and its component musical element. Music soothes, excites, challenges and unites us in ways in which words alone cannot.  Through our hymns and acclamations, the singing of our choirs, and the sounds of our instruments, music enables us to touch the deepest mysteries of God as we unite together in prayer.

Service Ministries

  • Provides outreach to the community beyond our congregation. Coordinates and informs the parish community of social justice issues. Coordinates parish wide activities that respond to the needs of the poor.

  • The primary function of this ministry is to minister to parishioners who are ill, living at home or in a hospital/retirement facility or in a nursing home and would like to receive Holy Communion.

  • The Fellowship Committee enhances our parish sense of community spirit and fellowship by providing set up, service, and clean up of refreshments and meals at receptions and events hosted at the parish.  This includes after First Friday services, Lenten Stations, Sunday Speakers Series, and other special seasonal receptions.  Please contact Chrissy Kelleher at cmkelleher349@gmail.com if you are interested in participating in this committee!

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