Opportunities to Serve
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.
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.
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.
- 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
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
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.
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.
Sacred Heart Church
27 Harper Street
Stamford, NY 12455
St. Philip Neri Church
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