Ministries

Believing, hoping, loving, serving through the heart of Jesus

We invite you to consider sharing your time and talents to promote the mission of our parish.

Please contact us for more information about our ministries.

Pastoral Mission

Hospitality Committee

    • Greets and mentors new parish members
    • Contact Sheila Hershey at 717-394-0757

Funeral Luncheon Committee

    • Plans and serves luncheon at Sacred Heart
    • Contact Susan Grover at 717-291-9315

Men's Gospel Reflection Group

    • Meets every Friday at 7:15 a.m. for discussion and reflection
    • Contact Paul Schober at 717-299-1051

Bereavement Committee

    • Responds to the needs of those who are grieving
    • Contact Kathleen Koral at 717-435-9214

Stewardship Committee

    • Contact Mary Ellen Genoese at 717-808-7393

Evangelization Mission

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA)

    • Educates those interested in becoming members of the Catholic Church
    • Contact the rectory for more information.

Preparation for the Sacrament of Matrimony

Preparation for the Sacrament of Baptism

Legion of Mary

    • offers their support to the pastor for spiritual works.
    • Contact Leona Francis Woskowiak at 717-392-0298

Faith Formation

    • Plans programs of ongoing formation in the faith
    • Contact Mary Ellen Genoese at 717-808-7393

Education Mission

Sacred Heart School

    • accredited by the Middle States Association
    • staffed by the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and lay teachers.
    • PK 3, 4, and 5, Kindergarten to Grade 8
    • Contact Sister Danielle Truex, Principal, at 717-393-8433

Sacred Heart School Board

    • Advisory group to the pastor and principal for the educational mission of Sacred Heart School.
    • Contact Dave Sowers, President, at 717-393-3539

Sacred Heart Home and School Association

    • Promotes parent-school activities
    • Contact Eva Lefever at 717-682-9342

Sacred Heart Athletic Association

    • Organizes sports for the children of Sacred Heart Parish
    • Contact Angie Sowers at 717-393-3539

Lancaster Catholic High School

    • Serves students in grades 9-12
    • Contact LCHS at 717-509-0315

Religious Education

    • Religious education for students who attend public schools
    • Contact Kathy Hauk at 717-380-4334


Liturgy Mission

Liturgy Committee

    • Plans liturgies
    • Supports liturgical ministers like: Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist, lectors, altar servers, ushers, sacristans, adult and children's choir or cantors
    • Contact Jean Nikolaus at 717-394-0757

Altar Servers

    • Altar Servers may be boys or girls who are in the fourth grade or higher who have received instruction and training for assisting the priest during liturgy.
    • Contact the rectory at 717-394-0757.

Social Concerns and Outreach Mission

Peace and Social Justice

    • Plans educational events around issues of peace and social justice
    • Organizes service, especially for the community meal six times a year
    • Contact Karen Emig at 717-824-3043

Bridge of Hope Ministry

    • Support for homeless women
    • Contact Ken Marzinko at 717-392-7245

Sacred Heart Parish Food Bank

    • Provides food for those in need
    • Contact Pam McCarty at 717-394-0757



Catholic Worker House

    • Provides shelter, food, clothing, and spiritual support
    • Contact Ken Marzinko at 717-392-7245

Respect Life

    • Promotes the dignity of all human life
    • Contact Julie English at 717-293-0236

Advocate for People with Disabilities

    • Contact Maria Hayes at 717-299-4757

Homeless School Children Project

    • Contact Ken Marzinko at 717-392-7245

Ecumenism and Interfaith Mission

  • Includes services throughout the year like: Advent Festival of Hope, Community Epiphany Celebration, and Lenten Luncheons
  • Contact Peter Mastropietro at 717-314-9487

Knights of Columbus Council #867

1575 New Danville Pike, Lancaster 17603

Contact is Grand Knight is James R. Schoeplein, Jr.