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Additional Community Outreach

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. 
Cold Weather Shelter will be open Nov 1st-Mar 31st for 3 days a week at Sacred Heart Parish, Springfield MO.
Volunteer Signup for Sacred Heart Shelter
The Sacred Heart Shelter is a vital initiative where SEAS parishioners can make a meaningful impact by providing meals and support to those in need. Our parish has committed to serving meals at the shelter during the fourth week of each month through March. Your contribution volunteering your time is deeply appreciated. The Shelter operates 2-3 nights a week (excluding weekends) when temperatures fall below freezing. Exact meal service dates will only be determined just before they are required. 
Volunteer Opportunities: November-March

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 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, clarencewurst@sbcglobal.net

Funeral Dinners: Please consider assisting with our funeral dinners by providing casseroles-the you wil be called as needed. Contact the Parish Office: 417-887-6472.

Join Our Recovery Community!
Looking for support on your journey to recovery from alcoholism? Look no further!
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Group:
When: Sundays, 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: SEAS Cafe
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Lost & Found Group:
When: Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: Seton Meeting Room
Our AA meetings provide a safe and supportive environment for individuals seeking recovery from alcohol addiction.
Join us to share your experiences, find encouragement, and take steps toward a sober life.

AL-ANON Group:
When: Sundays, 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Room 4
For those affected by someone else's alcoholism, our AL-ANON group offers understanding, compassion, and guidance.
Join us to connect with others who understand and find healing in a supportive community.
You don't have to face addiction or its effects alone. Come join us and take the first step toward healing and recovery!

Seeking support for gambling addiction? Look no further!
With the rise of sports betting and slot machines across town, the need for Gamblers Anonymous has never been greater. Did you know that gambling addiction is the second fastest-growing addiction online?
Join our supportive community of men and women at SEAS Church every Monday at 7:00 PM. With over 25 years of experience, our group offers a safe space to share, heal, and overcome addiction. You're not alone—come join us and take the first step towards recovery.
Additionally, another group meets at The Venues church, located at 2616 E. Battlefield, on Thursday evenings at 6:30.