Everyone working with children at Sacred Heart is required to have a criminal background check and must complete a Protecting God's Children workshop. The three-hour workshop builds awareness and empowers attendees to intervene and prevent potentially harmful situations or behavior. Registration can be completed on-line.
Read more about the Archdiocese of Detroit's commitment to Protecting Children (AOD Web).
The Parish, Vicariate and Archdiocesan Council Handbook , AOD, 2011, (Rev. 2013) includes information on Parish Finance Council and Evangelization Committee.
We have many opportunities to be involved in our parish life and our greater community, in prayer, service and play. Some are on-going commitments, some are one-time activities.
Tabs to the left describe some of our regular efforts. Where are you called to serve? How can we help?
If you would like more information please indicate your area of interest on the form below and we will contact you to discuss specific schedules, training opportuities, etc.
The many ministries and activities at Sacred Heart are organized in a structure recommended by the Archdiocese of Detroit. This facilitates communication and coordination between groups and provides many opportunities for parishioner input to impact life at Sacred Heart.
The graphic below describes the "Big Picture"; our Pastoral Council, Commissions and Committees. These groups set our parish goals and objectives, and develop plans to achieve them. Parishioners interested in these activities are encouraged to contact Pastoral Council Members or the Parish Office to provide input/feedback or attend meetings. Perhaps you will be interested in becoming a planning group member. Any participation is valued and welcome.
The tabs to the left describe particular tasks and projects we undertake to achieve our mission: to be a welcoming parish, proclaiming the gospel to all through worship, education, service and stewardship. We invite you to prayerfully explore these areas and consider how you are called to serve.
The Parish Pastoral Council is a consultative body to the Pastor and the coordinating and unifying structure of the Parish community. The Council invites input from parishioners on various aspects of parish life, then translates this data into goals and objectives, which are then implemented by the Parish Commissions.
Pastoral Council membership includes the Pastor, Pastoral Associate, a member from each Commission, members representing special concerns, e.g. seniors & youth, and members at large.
A list of our Parish Pastoral Council members is available to the left on this page and is also included each week in the Guardian. We encourage you to contact any member with your input about any aspect of parish life.
The ideal Parish structure suggested by the diocese consists of a Council with four Commissions: Worship, Education, Christian Service & Social Ministries, and Stewardship. An Evangelization Committee reporting to the Pastoral Council supports and coordinates the efforts of all parish ministries in sharing our faith. The Parish Finance Council facilitates our mission by maintaining our parish goods and prioritizing use of resources.
Various groups and committees in each area provide a wide range of opportunities for parishioners to become involved. Please browse the information about our varied ministries on our web site. As your time and talent allow, we invite and encourage you to consider becoming a voice in one of these groups.