Parishioners who are unable to be physically present for liturgies and activities on our campus are still very much a part of the Sacred Heart Community. Weekly bulletins and even this web page are intended to keep those who cannot attend mass regularly up to speed on what's happening at Sacred Heart; what is available, and what is needed.
We maintain a list of homebound parishioners - typically 60-80 people at any given time. Please call the office (313) 278-5555 for information on participating in any of the following activities. Often, we know someone is homebound if they call. Please do call!
Prayers for the Sick
Parishioners who are ill are welcome to add their names to the Prayer List published each week in the Guardian. Please call the office to add a name, and also to update us when a name should be removed. (Names are not added without specific request in respect of privacy.)
Prayers of the Community
All homebound parishioners are regularly remembered in the Prayers of the Faithful during Sunday liturgies.
Prayers of the Homebound
Homebound parishioners are specifically asked to offer their prayers for our community and the intentions of the Holy Father. Those who have expressed interest are provided with worship materials including prayer cards, intention requests and reading material, either by mail, or in home visits noted below.
First Friday Communion calls are made each month to the homes of those requesting. Please call the office if you would like to be added to this list, or if you are able to serve as a Minister of Communion.
Anointing of the Sick: A Sacrament of Healing
Sacramental Anointing of the Sick is celebrated in a communal setting on the second Saturday of each month following the 4:30 PM mass.
Home and hospital visits by members of our pastoral staff can be arranged by calling the parish office. Visits might include discussion, prayer, and celebration of Reconciliation, Eucharist, and Anointing of the Sick as desired.
We strive to be good stewards of the parish facilities, which includes working to make them accessible to as many parishioners as possible. The church has ramp access on both east and west doors. The north entrance, nearest the new hall, where the restooms (designed to accommodate wheelchairs) are located still has several steps. The Hall is completely accessible. Parking remains a challenge. The circle drive and parking lot spaces nearest the church are marked for handicap parking. Cars may pull on to the Military Ave. sidewalk for loading and unloading near the ramp. (There is a curb cut to facilitate this.)
Sharing Time and Talent & Treasure
Homebound parishioners are encouraged to continue supporting their parish and community as they are able. Prayer is a powerful action and we ask all parishioners to pray regularly for our parish. Assisting with telephone calls and thank you notes are other areas of service. Those who knit or crochet support our annual Christmas project with St. Christine's by providing hats, scarves & mittens, or baby blankets for a local pregnancy center. All sorts of talents are involved in providing handmade gifts that go to all of our homebound members. What do you have to offer?
Donations for support of the parish, which cannot be brought to the Offertory at Mass of course may be mailed.