Groups
1817 First Street
Bethlehem, PA 18020
(610) 865-5042
Group Name Description Leader Name Leader Contact Info
Adult Lectors Adult lectors read the Word of God at Sunday and daily Masses. Please contact the rectory to be added to the schedule for this ministry. 610-865-5042
sacredheartbethlehem@gmail.com
Altar Servers Boys and girls grades 4 through 12 are invited to take part in this ministry. Training is required, but will be coordinated with servers' schedules. Parents of potential servers are asked to contact Father Bob to schedule training for this ministry. 610-865-5042
sacredheartbethlehem@gmail.com
Bishop's Annual Appeal Committee This committee of five to ten volunteers ensures that BAA materials are distributed to parishioners and makes phone calls to encourage parishioner support for the BAA. Please contact the rectory to indicate your availability for this ministry. 610-865-5042
sacredheartbethlehem@gmail.com
Boy Scouts The Boy Scouts of America provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness. Mark Lambert 610-317-0869
Busy Bees Assist occasionally with office work. Please contact the rectory to indicate your availability for this ministry. 610-865-5042
sacredheartbethlehem@gmail.com
Church Decorators Beautify the church before holidays and assist in cleanup afterwards. Please contact the rectory to indicate your availability for this ministry. 610-865-5042
sacredheartbethlehem@gmail.com
Eucharistic Ministers Eucharistic ministers assist in the distribution of the Body of Christ during Saturday evening and Sunday Masses. Please contact Father Bob to schedule training for this ministry. 610-865-5042
sacredheartbethlehem@gmail.com
Faith-Sharing Group Members meet Wednesday evenings to share experiences of living the Catholic faith in the modern world. Activities include Psalm study, hymn reflection, praying the rosary, and charitable outreach. Joe Juhasz jbjuhasz@rcn.com
Food Certificate Program Members of this ministry sell gift cards for many local and national restaurants and retailers, including Amazon.com and Giant. Sales take place before and after all weekend Masses, as well as on Wednesday mornings. Judy Jung 610-866-5598
Food for the Needy Coordinate parish donations of non-perishable goods to local food pantries. This ministry is part of the mission of our chapter of the Knights of Columbus. Tony Zawadzki 610-866-3677
tonyzcabinets@aol.com
Funeral Serving Team; Funeral Coordinators Please contact the rectory to indicate your availability for this ministry. 610-865-5042
sacredheartbethlehem@gmail.com
Girl Scouts In Girl Scouts, girls discover the fun, friendship, and power of girls together through field trips, sports clinics, and community service projects. Mary K. Vanya 610-868-7463
Greeters Greeters welcome parishioners and visitors as they enter the church for weekend Masses. Please contact the rectory to be added to the schedule for this ministry. 610-865-5042
sacredheartbethlehem@gmail.com
Holy Name Society The Holy Name Society promotes reverence for the Sacred Names of God and Jesus Christ, obedience and loyalty to the Magisterium of the Catholic Church, and the personal sanctification and holiness of its members. Attends 9:30 a.m. Mass on the second Sunday of each month; meeting follows Mass. Al Dezubay 610-865-2471
Holy Name Men's Work Team Performs physical labor to beautify and maintain our parish facilities. Al Dezubay 610-865-2471
Knights of Columbus The Knights of Columbus was chartered in 1882 in Connecticut as a fraternal benefit society. The Order today is true to its founding principles of charity, unity, and fraternity. Tony Zawadzki 610-866-3677
tonyzcabinets@aol.com
Military Personnel Support Please contact the rectory to indicate your availability for this ministry. 610-865-5042
sacredheartbethlehem@gmail.com
Money Counters Money counters assist with the counting of the parish collections after the 8:00 am Sunday Mass. This ministry requires only 90 minutes once every six weeks. Please contact the rectory to be added to the schedule for this ministry. 610-865-5042
sacredheartbethlehem@gmail.com
Music Ministry Adult choir, cantors, and instrumentalists are all part of the music ministry. Cantors lead the singing of the congregation and sing the Responsorial Psalm. Choir rehearsals are held on Tuesday evenings; cantors rehearse on the 3rd Tuesday of every month. Mr. Patrick Sandt 484-241-0250
sacredheartmusicministry@gmail.com
Parish Catechists (CCD / REP) The Religious Education Program (formerly known as CCD) instructs parish children who attend public school. REP classes include preparation for Reconciliation, Eucharist, and Confirmation. Classes meet Monday evenings. Mr. Patrick Sandt & Mrs. Karen Donato 484-241-0250 (Patrick)
610-252-3147 (Karen)
Parish Council Currently being formed. Please contact Father Bob if you are interested in participating. 610-865-5042
sacredheartbethlehem@gmail.com
Parish Finance Council Meets annually to assist pastor with the parish budget. Please contact the rectory to indicate your availability for this ministry. 610-865-5042
sacredheartbethlehem@gmail.com
Prayer Shawl Ministry This ministry meets the 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 pm to knit / crochet items for the homeless and for infants in local hospitals. Jean Kalata 610-867-0700
jeankalata@aol.com
Prime Time Club Members are 55+ and enjoy activities such as tic-tac-dough and birthday bingo. Meets 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month at 1:00 p.m. in Father King Hall. Janet Zambo
Pro-Life Committee Currently being formed. Please contact Father Bob if you are interested in participating. 610-865-5042
sacredheartbethlehem@gmail.com
Sacred Heart Travelers Sacred Heart Travelers participate in group tours to destinations such as the Finger Lakes and the Caribbean. Travelers events are posted in the bulletin well in advance of planned trips. Bernie & Rita Mikulski 610-691-6054
Shut-In Outreach This ministry performs outreach to individuals in our parish community who are homebound or living in nursing homes. Activities include mailing of cards for all major holidays. Please contact the rectory to indicate your availability for this ministry. 610-865-5042
sacredheartbethlehem@gmail.com
Tricky Tray This annual event, which takes place in December, is the parish's major fundraiser. Planning begins in the summer and volunteers are needed for setup, kitchen help, bake sale table, and cleanup during one full December weekend. Please contact the rectory to indicate your availability for this ministry. 610-865-5042
sacredheartbethlehem@gmail.com
Ushers Ushers take up the collection at Saturday evening, Sunday morning, and holy day of obligation Masses. Please contact the rectory to be added to the schedule for this ministry. 610-865-5042
sacredheartbethlehem@gmail.com
Vacation Bible School Vacation Bible School volunteers lead children in games, crafts, music, skits, Bible stories, and snacks during a "camp" from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. for one week in July. Teens and adults are welcome to volunteer. Angie Carlin 610-861-8262
angie@thecarlins.net
Young Adult Singles Group The Allentown Diocese Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry offers regular get-togethers for young Catholic adults, including "Theology on Tap" and other "mixer" events. Susan Matour 610-289-8900 (ext.231)
smatour@allentowndiocese.org
Youth Group Parish teens participate in activities such as mini golf and the annual "HolyWeen" party. Youth group members also help to run the annual Easter egg hunt for parish children. Deacon Hugh Carlin 610-861-8262
hugh@thecarlins.net
Youth Lectors Open to any parishioner in grades 7 through 10; youth lector is the second reader one Sunday per month at the 9:30 a.m. Mass. Mr. Patrick Sandt 484-241-0250
sacredheartmusicministry@gmail.com