Earth Day is April 22, 2021

Start date: April 8, 2021 - End date: April 26, 2021

Earth Day is April 22, 2021

Earth Day is April 22, 2021.  As Catholics we are called to take care of our common home.  The Social Justice Committee will be handing out reusable grocery bags with information on ways to help the environment.

Thursday April 22, 2021 from 10-Noon (in the Church parking lot) – drive up and get a bag, and

After all Masses the weekend of April 24th and April 25th.  (outside church after you exit)


Start date: January 9, 2021 - End date: January 11, 2021

Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Southport NC


Please note:

The Ladies Guild meeting on Monday, January 11th has been cancelled due to a POSSIBLE Covid exposure.  The church is being sanitized over the next few days so please know our parish staff and Father are being proactive to keep us safe and healthy.

Christine T. Volpe
Sacred Heart Ladies Guild President



  1. ALL attendees must be reregistered - this is to enable contact tracing if it becomes necessary; and to permit safe distancing.
  2. Each attendee must bring and wear a facemask while in church.
  3. Please arrive at 9:30.
  4. Entry and exit is through the main church doors.
  5. Please use hand sanitizer as you enter.
  6. Safe distancing must be maintained by sitting by ourselves, not with friends or in groups.  Starting with the 1st row, one person on each end of the pew.  The second row, one person will sit in the middle.  This pattern will then be repeated throughout the church.
  7. If unable to sign yourself up, please contact Anne Benedict through the church office.
  8. Please do not attend:
  • If you are unable or unwilling to wear a facemask while in church.
  • If you are at high risk or vulnerable.
  • If you may have been exposed to Covid-19, even if asymptomatic.
  • If you are not feeling well or have any respiratory issues.

Submission of this registration confirms that you understand and agree to these precautions, and accept any risks associated with attending, and that you will share these regulations with anyone you are registering for. 

Thank you for your cooperation.

Date: 01/11/2021 (Mon.)Time: 9:30am EST

New Shoes for Children Drive 12-31 ~ 1-8-21

Start date: December 22, 2020 - End date: January 8, 2021

New Shoes for Children Drive 12-31 ~ 1-8-21

The Respect Life Ministry is kicking off the New Year with a drive for new shoes and sneakers for school age children (child’s size 12 to adult sizes).
This is often an overlooked need within communities. Many children within our county do not have proper footwear. The drive will be for one week, Dec 31st-Jan 8th. The shoes and sneakers can be placed in the clothing drive basket in the foyer of church. If you have any questions please call Mary Beth Hess at
(609) 351-2471. We would also like to thank the parishioners for helping to make our ongoing new clothing drive for children a continued success.
This constant need is for infant’s sizes to children’s size 12. Donations can be placed in the basket in the foyer.

Updated Guidance for Masses, Parish Ministries and Celebrations of the Sacraments

Start date: May 15, 2021 - End date: December 31, 2021

Updated Guidance for Masses, Parish Ministries and Celebrations of the Sacraments

Updated Guidance for Masses, Parish Ministries and Celebrations of the Sacraments

During the pandemic we the faithful have made every effort in the Diocese of Raleigh to exercise charity and compassion while safeguarding the health and welfare of one another. These actions have necessarily included separation from one another and limits on how many of us may gather for the liturgy. As we begin to emerge from the pandemic, we have a unique opportunity to give even greater witness as a Catholic community of believers. May our continued return to Mass provide us with even greater awareness of the beauty and wonder of our faith and the importance of our relationship with one another as the body of Christ.

Bishop Zarama has continued to dispense the faithful from their Sunday obligation. While this dispensation is applicable to all, it is continued primarily for the elderly, sick, those with pre-existing health conditions or other vulnerable people.

As more of the general population becomes vaccinated and federal and/or state COVID-19 restrictions are eased, parishes are encouraged to do the following:

  • Refrain from Communion from the chalice and/or shaking hands during the Sign of Peace.
  • Take additional precautions when distributing Holy Communion, including frequent use of hand sanitizer by Eucharistic Ministers.
  • Continue to maintain a section of seating in which strict social distancing and mask wearing protocols remain in place to accommodate non-vaccinated or other vulnerable people.



Earth Day Celebratory Request to Help Feed Our Children

Start date: April 22, 2020 - End date: April 30, 2020

Earth Day Celebratory Request to Help Feed Our Children

As many activities are being re-shaped  by the Coronavirus, so too our plans for an Earth Day celebration.

Instead of an activity focused on Care for God’s Creation – the Earth, we are asking parishioners to reach out through Matthew’s Ministry to the children in our community who are among the food insecure.

This is such a difficult time for the vulnerable populations in our county .

Donations can be mailed to
Matthew’s Ministry
PO Box 10761
Southport NC 28461

Or made online using PayPal on our website at

Current Church Office Hours

Start date: May 8, 2020 - End date: May 30, 2020

Current Church Office Hours

The Church & Office will be closed all day

on Holy Days and most Holidays.

(now open Mon.-Thursday 9:30a-2:00p and Friday until noon)

(now open until 2:00 p.m. Mon.-Thursday and 12:00 Friday