Community Services

Opportunities to Serve

CARING CUISINE

Maria Dianich

This ministry provides home cooked meals for people in need within our parish area. The temporary need for such a service could include a recent death in the family, hospitalization of a family member, severe illness, etc. Parishioners are asked to bring such needs to the attention of the parish coordinator. Volunteers are needed to cook meals and to deliver cooked meals to these households.

FOOD PANTRY & COMMUNITY GARDEN

Demetra Alberti

The community Food Pantry is located in the Parish Hall. Volunteer pantry responsibilities include picking up food delivered by the Regional Food Band to Oneonta; stocking our storage rooms with supplies; distributing food to clients who come every other Thursday morning and receiving them with the Spirit of Christ, i.e. with warmth, kindness, patience, and compassion; setting up and cleaning up the hall before and after distribution days; preparing and distributing gift baskets for Thanksgiving and Easter. The Community Garden is located outside of SHC. Volunteer opportunities include seasonal garden work and assistance harvesting.
Feeding the hungry is one of the corporal works of mercy, and the Lord tells us whenever we do these things for the least of his people, we do it for him.

POUCHES FOR WALKERS EQUIPMENT MINISTRY

Priscilla Marigliano 

Volunteers in this ministry create pouches for people using walker equipment. Volunteers to help with sewing and delivery are needed.

PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY

Liz DeJoy

Volunteers in this ministry prayerfully knit shawls for parishioners and others who are in Nursing Homes, hospitals or ill at home.

PRISON MINISTRY

Edie Mesick, Call Rectory 

Sacred Heart Parish parishioners are involved in the diocese’s prison ministry at State Prisons, called Residents Encounter Christ. Its mission is to serve the Lord by encouraging the prison inmate population to become more active Christians during and after their incarceration. Volunteers from our parish attend monthly prayer meetings at Greene Correctional Facility in Coxsackie, as well as annual 3-day retreats held at the prisons for the inmates. Parishioners are welcome to join in this ministry in various ways, including: praying for the inmates, writing supportive notes to the incarcerated to be shared during the annual retreats or becoming a regular volunteer going into the State prisons in Coxsackie. Note: becoming a regular volunteer requires an involved application and approval process with the NYS Department of Corrections.

ROBINSON TERRACE NURSING HOME

  • Monthly Mass – parish office
  • Eucharistic Minister for Residents – Priscilla Marigliano
  • Spiritual Visitor (reading the bible, praying together) – Pat Dengler
  • Regular Visitor (relationship, conversation, reading books aloud, friendly pet visits) – contact the Activities Department, Kathy Weisenbarger
  • Summertime & Valentine’s Day Dances 

ROBINSON TERRACE SENIOR LIVING CENTER

Monthly Mass– parish office or Pat Dengler
Eucharistic Minister for residents – Pat Dengler
Transportation of residents to Mass or parish functions, Pat Dengler
Slide Shows, Music or other Entertainment Programs – contact the Activities Department, Laurie Wehmeyer

SUNSHINE CARD MINISTRY

Teresa Gier, Contact Rectory (607-652-7170

This ministry provides an encouraging contact to people in the parish and in the community who are experiencing life’s struggles. Parishioners should let Joan know when the need arises.

TRANSPORTATION

Call Rectory (607) 652-7170

This ministry organizes and provides rides for individuals in need of transportation to doctor’s appointments, parish events, etc. Volunteers are needed to provide rides.

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Locations

Sacred Heart Church
27 Harper Street
Stamford, NY 12455

St. Philip Neri Church
60676 NY-30
Grand Gorge, NY 12474

 

Weekly Mass Times

Sacred Heart Church, Stamford
Saturdays—4:30 PM Vigil Mass
Wednesdays--9 AM and Fridays—Noon

Reconciliation/Confession—Fridays @ 11:00 am and Saturdays 3:30-4:15 or by appointment 

St. Philip Neri, Grand Gorge
Sundays—8:00 AM

Reconciliation/Confession—Sundays 7:30-8:00AM

Contact Us

Sacred Heart Rectory/Parish Office
27 Harper Street
Stamford, NY 12167

Office Hours (Temporary):

Tu: 9 am - 12 pm & 1 pm - 3 pm
W: 10 am - 1 pm
F: 2 pm - 4 pm

Phone: (607) 652-7170

email: SHStamfo@rcda.org