Sacred Heart Church, Manville NJ
 
 
 
MINISTRIES
† Liturgy and Worship
LITURGY AND WORSHIP COMMITTEE
Contact:
Fr. Stan Slaby (908) 725-0072

This team is made up of staff and parishioners who plan the expression of the parish's weekly liturgies, major feasts and seasons of the liturgical year.

ADULT ENGLISH CHURCH CHOIR
Contact:
Lucy Mazareski (908) 725-0072

The Adult English Choir leads the assembly in sung prayer, which adds beauty and solemnity to our worship. The Choir sings at the 10:00AM Mass on Sunday as well as provides music for all special and festive celebrations in the church. Rehearsals are held on Thursday nights.
Sacred Heart Church Adult Choir


ADULT POLISH CHURCH CHOIR
Contact:
Frank Kopacz (908) 725-0072

The Adult Polish Choir provides leadership in music for the 7:00AM and 11:30AM Masses on Sunday as well as music for all special and festive celebrations of Mass in the church. Rehearsals are held on Friday nights.

CHILDREN'S CHOIR
Contact:
Lucy Mazareski (908) 725-0072

The Children's Choir leads the music worship to enhance the prayer of the assembly for the Children's Mass at 10:00AM on the first Sunday of the month. Group promotes early participation in liturgy for all children. Rehearsals are held on Saturday from 4:00 to 5:00 PM. The Children's Choir

POLISH YOUTH SCHOLA
Contact:
Fr. Mariusz Mazurkiewicz (908) 725-0072
Bogdan Król (908) 725-0072

Members of the Polish Youth Schola lead the music worship to enhance the prayer of the assembly during Polish worship services. Group promotes participation in liturgy for young adults. Rehearsals are held on Monday evenings.


EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS

Contact:
Deacon Bill Stefany (908) 725-0072

Men and women chosen from the parish community and appointed by the Bishop are entrusted with the special responsibility of assisting priests and deacons in distributing Holy Eucharist at Mass. They also bring the Body of Christ to hospitalized and homebound parishioners. Special training is required for this important ministry.

LECTORS
Contact:
Deacon Bill Stefany (908) 725-0072 (English)
Antoni Niecikowski (908) 725-0072 (Polish)

Men and women (high school age or older) who proclaim the Word of God during Sunday Liturgy and other liturgical celebrations. Volunteers are needed for both English and Polish languages. Candidates need to be good readers and comfortable speaking before a large group. Training is provided. Please click here & check your schedule...

ADULT ALTAR SERVERS
Contact:
Deacon Bill Stefany (908) 725-0072

Male and female parish member's age 18 and older needed to assist in the service of daily and funeral Masses. Duties include proclaiming the Word of God and assisting the priest. All adults are welcome as well as former altar servers or lectors. Training is provided.

YOUTH ALTAR SERVERS
Contacts:
Susan Klein & Elaine Rubin (908) 725-0072

Boys (grades 3 and older) needed to assist in service at Masses, weddings, funarals and other liturgical celebrations. Servers are placed on a schedule to serve Masses throughout the year. Training is provided during regular monthly meetings. Please click here & check your schedule...

CHILDREN'S LITURGY
Contact:
Fr. Stan Slaby(908) 725-0072
Cheryl Sharbaugh (908) 725-0072

The Religious Education Program coordinates this special Sunday celebration for our children. This Liturgy is designed to break open scripture readings from Sunday's liturgy more at the children's level of understanding. The Children's Liturgy is celebrated on every first Sunday of the month at 10:00 AM Mass. The youngest members of our parish community are invited to be lectors, ushers and greeters. There is also a special Christmas Eve Liturgy, where children, dressed in costume, perform a tableau of the Gospel in celebration of the Birthday of Our Lord Jesus Christ. During this celebration, along with the tableau, the children of the parish act as lectors, ushers and greeters. The celebration originated on December 24, 1993 in celebration of the parish's 75th anniversary.

CHURCH USHERS
Contact:
John Snow (908) 725-0072

Group of men assisting parishioners and guests during religious services in our church. They greet, seat, collect the offering, distribute liturgical programs and parish bulletins as well as assure parishioners' safety during medical emergencies.

SACRISTAN
Contact:
Magdalena Daus (908) 725-0072

Sacristans maintain the altar and sacristy and prepare for liturgies by arranging the bread, wine and sacred vessels. Training is provided.

DECORATING COMMITTEE
Contact:
Dolores Serra & Elżbieta Niedbała (908) 725-0072

This group of parishioners plans and decorates our church for Christmas, Easter, sacramental ceremonies and other liturgical celebrations.
† Christian Formation
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION TEACHERS
Contact:
Charlotte Snow (908) 725-0072

Group of Catechist teachers who assist the Director of the Religious Education Program for children (grades 1-8). The group helps the children grow in the practice of their faith and in the development of their prayer life by explaining what the Church believes and teaches and also prepares them for the reception of the Sacraments. Catechists and aides are always welcome, formation and support is provided.

RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS (RCIA)
Contacts:
Deacon Bill Stefany (908) 725-0072

RCIA provides an atmosphere of prayer, support and sharing on the journey towards initiation for those seeking membership in the Catholic Church, and for those seeking full communion with the Catholic Church. This group of parishioners is dedicated to executing the RCIA process for the Parish Family work with the Director or Religious Education in teaching/sharing their Catholic faith with adult individuals who are interested in becoming members of the Catholic Community. Anyone wishing more information on coming into the Catholic faith or completing the Sacraments of Communion and/or Confirmation are encouraged to attend.

YOUTH GROUP
Contact:
Michelle Mundt & Mary Ellen Day (908) 725-0072

All 7th and 8th grade students from Sacred Heart parish are invited to join Sacred Heart Youth Group. Youth ministry usually meets once a month in St. John Neumann Catechetical Center. The youth involved have a lot of fun participating in social and service activities, prayer services and other planned events. Participation in Youth Group strengthens one's faith in God, provides opportunities to serve the community and gather with other young adults.

SACRED HEART SUMMER CAMP

Contact:
Mary Ellen Day (908) 725-0072

Children from grades 1-5 are welcome to participate in the annual week-long Summer Camp, which is usually held in the middle of July. Themes for the yearly camp are based on various doctrines of the Catholic Faith. Adult parishioners act as camp counselors and are assisted by 7th and 8th grade students, who act as senior counselors and complete the core staff. Special training and certification for all staff members are required.

VOCATION COMMITTEE
Contact:
Fr. Stan Slaby (908) 725-0072

This group is made up of interested parishioners who are involved in promoting awareness of vocations to the priesthood and religious life. Through prayer, this committee will foster an atmosphere that is encouraging and supportive of vocations.

SPIRITUAL DIRECTION FOR INDIVIDUALS

Contact:
Fr. Stan Slaby,
Fr. Slawomir Romanowski,
Mariusz Mazurkiewicz (908) 725-0072 - English & Polish

Spiritual Direction, a powerful Catholic tradition, is offered in the parish for anyone desiring to deepen their relationship with God through the sharing of their religious experience with a Spiritual Director. Appointments are on an individual basis.
† Community Enrichment

MONTHLY PARISH BREAKFAST
Contact:
Ed Komoroski & Maribeth Thomaszfski (908) 725-0072

Members of the Sacred Heart Altar Rosary Society and Knights of Columbus work together with other parishioners to serve a monthly all-you-can-eat breakfast every first Sunday of the month from 7:30 to 11:30 AM. New volunteers are always welcomed.

FLOOD COMMITTEE
Contact:
Fr. Stan Slaby (908) 725-0072
Mirella Gazo; Andy Bartushak; Joseph Ketusky; Al Tomari; Charlie Zuza; Fred Shandor; Barbara Bartushak; Louise Niecikowski. (908) 725-0072
Established with both Christ the King and Sacred Heart parishioners to help those affected by floods, by coordinating efforts of our own, diocesan and neighboring parishes "before-during-after" flood.

BLOOD/ORGAN DONOR COMMITTEE
Contact:
Deacon Bill Stefany (908) 725-0072
Chet Makowski (908) 725-0072

Working in conjunction with Somerset Medical Center, parishioners are encouraged to participate in blood drives and organ donor programs that have been set up specifically for the benefit of the parish and its parishioners.

ALTAR ROSARY SOCIETY
Contact:
Charlotte Snow (908) 725-0072

Men and women who foster an ardent devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary and request her patronage by recitation of the Holy Rosary. The Sacred Heart Altar Rosary Society also sponsors money-raising events that provide the funds needed for the upkeep of the Church Sanctuary.

BLESSED VIRGIN MARY SOCIETY
Contact:
Henryk Brandt (908) 725-0072

Polish speaking men and women who foster an ardent devotion to Our Lady of Perpetual Help and request her patronage by recitation of the Holy Rosary. The Blessed Virgin Mary Society also takes care of the Our Lady of Czestochowa Altar and helps with planning of Polish Services.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS
Contact:
Robert Newman (908) 725-0072


ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE
Contact:
Louise Niecikowski (908) 725-0072

Group who works to oversee the educational needs of and teach practical English to adult Poles to assist in their daily work and life in America.

PIAST
Contacts:
Stanley Lesniewski & Antoni Niecikowski; (908) 725-0072

Group of adults and children who promote the Polish heritage, culture, language and traditions.

SOCIAL COMMITTEE

Contacts:
Ed Komoroski & Jan Poplawski; (908) 725-0072

Group of parishioners responsible for planning and executing social events for our Parish Family. Volunteers are always needed in areas such as: ticket sales, advertising, decorating, set up, clean up, entertainment and food. Ideas for new events to expand this ministry are always welcome.

SACRED HEART CARNIVAL COMMITTEE
Contacts:
Ed Komoroski & Maribeth Thomaszfski (908)725-0072

The Sacred Heart carnival is an annual fund-raising, community-building event that began in 1969. Countless numbers of parishioners working together and giving their time and talent provide rides, games, delicious Polish food and lots of fun during the summer carnival. The carnival is held in the last week of July of each year. Volunteers are always needed and welcomed.

PARISH PICNIC COMMITTEE
Contact:
Maryann Urbaniak (908) 725-0072

The Parish Picnic is held each year on the second Sunday of June. Volunteers are needed to organize and prepare this important parish event.

FOOD PANTRY
Contacts:
Mike and Carol Cigler & Magdalena Daus; (908) 725-0072

Group of dedicated parishioners that promotes the collection and delivery of donated non-perishable grocery items to the needy of the community.

CHRISTMAS ANGEL TREE
Contact:
Mike and Carol Cigler (908) 725-0072

Each Christmas, we need volunteers to write out Giving Tree ornaments that describe a gift for a needy person. When the gifts are returned, volunteers sort and deliver them. Parishioners are encouraged to donate to the charities of the Giving Tree.

THANKSGIVING FOOD BASKETS
Contact:
Magdalena Daus (908) 725-0072

Parishioners can help to make and deliver Thanksgiving food baskets for needy families in our community.

HOMEBOUND VISITATION
Contact:
Fr. Mariusz Mazurkiewicz,
Fr. Slawomir Romanowski (908) 725-0072

On every first Friday of the month the associate priest visits all sick and homebound parishioners.

FAMILY LIFE MINISTRY
Contact:
Magdalena Daus (908) 725-0072

Men and women of the parish who provide leadership to the Parish Family in all aspects of the Pro-Life Agenda of our Church. The members of the Pro-Life Ministry are dedicated to the defense and protection of all human life from conception to natural death. This group also coordinates all Pro-Life activities of the Parish and promotes education in Pro-Life issues and concerns.

LAZARUS MINISTRY/GRIEF RECOVERY
Contact:
Betty Cowen (908) 725-007

Lazarus ministers assist those mourning the loss of a loved one by attending the viewing and through prayerful participation at the Funeral Liturgies held in our parish. They try to follow up with a card and a phone call. Compassionate parishioners are needed as volunteers.

† Kidzz Corner
My Dear Young Parishioners,

Welcome to this new addition to our website dedicated especially to you. We want to use this new tool of communication to let you know that you are important and loved. Our whole parish family extends its support and encouragement to you in your journey of faith to a deepening of your relationship with Jesus. Your active participation as altar servers, choir members and lectors is appreciated, as is your wonderful witness to Jesus simply by your youthful presence every week in the pews.

Kidzz Korner is designed both for your enjoyment and spiritual development in a wholesome Catholic cyber-context. Some of the wonderful links you 'll find listed below are "My Friend", the Catholic Magazine for Jesus' Favorite Friends; science and nature magazines for young people, links to astronomy, robots, prayers, music, graphics, discussion rooms, games, puzzles, recipes, jokes, as well as your own church events --- something for everyone. Don't hesitate to send me your comments - drop me an email (link is below).

May Jesus, our Lord and Savior, bless you and keep you safe.
Fr. Stan

The Children's Choir
Catholic Kids Net - Catholic Formation and Fun for Kids
Science & Nature Magazines for Children,
Astronomy, Kid's Recipes

Catholic Links About Children Dedicated to Mary Our Mother

POWERFUL LINKS FOR SUPERLEARNING
Hotmath Step by Step Solutions to Your Homework Problems
Science Made Simple-Answers to Most Science Questions
Health Strategies Resource Network for Students
The New York Times Learning Network
Art for All Ages - Interactive Coloring Books & Picture Puzzles
Government Sites Made Easy
Cool Animal, Nature and Sports Puzzles
Bunches of Biographies - Great Resources for Students
Fantastic Animal Land
NASA Solar System Simulator
Library of Congress Studies of 100 Countries
Create Your Own Great Music
Weekly Reader Magazine for Students