Sacred Heart Cold Weather Shelter (CWS) is 1 of 8 mostly faith-based operated and funded cold weather shelters in Springfield. Sacred Heart operates two days a week (coldest days) serving 25 homeless men. They provide overnight shelter to those living on the streets of Springfield. Sacred Heart being a small parish always needs support in prayers, volunteers and supplies in delivering this CWS effort. SEAS members are active in volunteering as well as other members of our Springfield parishes. “One Church - East to West” (our Diocesian’s Mission) is working at Sacred Heart CWS. Over-night shifts are difficult to fill and could use help.
Evening shift – 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm – Hospitality – dinner preparation, serving and clean-up – set-up, check-in and welcoming the men.
Early Over-night shift – 7 pm to 1 am – Support for those spending the night.
Late Over-night shift – 1 am to 7 am - Support for those spending the night, check-out and clean-up.
Morning shift – 5:30 am to 8:30 am – Hospitality - breakfast preparation, serving and clean-up.
Contact Marianne Jones, 417-429-3190, if you are interested in helping.
Supplies Needed – food for dinner and breakfast meals, hot hands packets, hygeine products, cold weather clothing/coats (men & women, any size, new or used), blankets, and sleeping bags (any condition).
Donations can be placed in the bin in the Gathering Area or contact Tami Reed, 417-429-3190.
Cards for the Homebound: Volunteers are given the names of shut-in parishioners to send them birthday and holiday cards. Contact: Sr. Bernadette, 417-576-1313
Avenues of Care: Short-term assistance to members of our parish family during their time of need. The resources we offer are: meals after an illness or a death in the family, transportation to appointments, and grocery shopping. We have no one in charge of this ministry, if you are interested contact the Parish Office, 417-887-6472.
Rosary Makers: A group of dedicated volunteers who make and repair rosaries for missions, different groups within the church, shut-ins, people in area hospitals, nursing homes, graduating high school seniors, and to others who may request them. Meetings are held each Tuesday morning in Room 5 from 10:00 AM – Noon. There are special blessings for those who promote devotion to the Holy Rosary. Come and see if this a ministry to which you are being called.
Tight Knit Group: Meets Wednesdays at 12PM in the SEAS Cafe. Contact: Bobbi Wurst, 417-840-9744, [email protected]