Called to Serve

Are you being called to offer your time and talent to our Parish? We invite you to join us in participating in our enriching ministries!  Below are the specific needs that we are currently searching to fill, or you can view the full list of Shrine of the Sacred Heart Ministries. Thank you for your service and time!

  • If you will be serving in a ministry where youth are present, you will be required to complete Virtus online training.
  • If your organization needs to utilize the Shrine Parish space without Shrine staff present, please review the Facilities Use Policy.

To express your interest in getting involved, or with any questions, please complete an Interest in Ministry Service form.

Thanksgiving Basket Shoppers Needed!

1. Each year the generous parishioners of the Shrine have provided the ingredients for Thanksgiving Dinners to needy families at St. Gregory's parish, Marian House and the Shrine.  As in previous years we welcome full baskets (whenever possible packed in plastic storage boxes or a box decorated by your family).  However, we also appreciate donations of individual items which we can combine into full baskets.  Please click here for the list of items that can be contributed.

2. If anyone can spare an hour or two to buy items for the Thanksgiving Baskets, your help is needed! We want to turn the cash donations into groceries. Lists will be provided (please keep your receipts for reimbursement). Please contact Jim Fabian at 410-296-0030 during the workday for details and arrangements. Thank you.

CLOW Leaders

Children's Litergy of the Word is during the 9am and 11:30am Masses.  We are in need of CLOW leaders... if you have a love for children and would like to help at one of the Mass times, please contact Bernetta.

Altar Servers Needed

We are in need of Altar Servers (adults or youth!) at the 5pm and 9am Masses. This is a special opportunity to serve your church.  Please see a Sacristan after Mass or contact the Parish office for more information.


Hospital Communion Visitations

Each Wednesday the Shrine sends Eucharistic Minsters Sinai Visitsto Sinai Hospital to bring Communion to Catholic patients. We are looking for additional volunteers to help with this ministry. The commitment is as little as 2 hours one Wednesday afternoon per month. Please contact Steve Cox with any questions.


Singers & Musicians

Music is vital in assisting the congregation in sung prayer during Mass, and nurturing the spiritual lives of all who gather here.  If you like to sing sacred music, please consider joining the choir this fall! Or... Play a musical instrument and would like to share that gift?  In addition to preparing for regular Sunday Masses and Festivals, the choir offers a Christmas concert in December.  Rehearsals are Thursdays at 7:30pm in the Undercroft Choir Room.  Please speak with Tom Wilson in the Parish Office.