If you are interested in joining any of our ministries, please contact the parish office at (910) 457-6173.

Knights of Columbus

By their deeds shall you know them.

The Knights of Columbus is the world’s largest lay Catholic family service organization. We as members of the Sacred Heart Council focus on developing programs that best serve the needs of our local community. All the good works are driven by our four core principles of charity, unity, fraternity, and patriotism. We are a band of brothers, more than 225 strong, doing good in the service of God, our parish, and our neighbors.

We also encourage all parishioners to visit our website at to see news, photos, and details of our activities.


Are you interested in helping those in need, serving your parish and growing in your faith? Discover how easy it is to make a difference in your life and that of others! Please contact Greg Antolak, 910-527-5456 for more information.

Upcoming Events

Click here for our event calendar.

Wreaths Across America

Wreaths Across America is a worldwide tribute to honor and remember the veterans whose sacrifices afford us the freedoms we enjoy on a daily basis.  In 2014, Wreaths Across America and its national network of volunteers laid over 700,000 memorial wreaths at 1,000 locations in the United States and beyond, including ceremonies at the Pearl Harbor Memorial, as well as Bunker Hill, Valley Forge and the sites of the September 11 tragedies. This was accomplished with help from 2,047 fundraising groups, corporate contributions, and donations of trucking, shipping, and thousands of helping hands. The organization’s goal of covering Arlington National Cemetery was met in 2014 with the placement of 226,525 wreaths.

St. John Catholic Cemetery is honored to now be a recognized location of this amazing movement.  All are welcome to join us on National Wreaths Across America Day on December 16, 2017 for an opening ceremony at and to help place wreaths on veterans’ graves.

The cost of one wreath is $15.00. You can order one on line at Wreaths Across America. Go to click on donate a wreath, then Sponsor a Wreath with a local fundraising group.

Stay tuned for more information on the 2018 event!

Ladies Guild

The purpose of Ladies Guild is to provide fellowship to the women of the parish at our monthly meetings and at fun activities throughout the year & to provide service to the parish and local agencies in need.

We’d like to ask all ladies of our parish who are not already members to join the Ladies Guild. It’s a wonderful way to give back to our parish and to set a good example for your children about church involvement.  Join with us and help us help others in our parish and community!

We have ten regular monthly meetings (September-June), the first Monday of the month* and sponsor many fun & worthwhile events through out the year.

Please call the Parish receptionist @ 910-457-6173 and leave a note of interest for Shelly Keenan’s mailbox.

*Excluding Holidays – such as Labor Day (September 10, 2018 next meeting)


Ladies Guild Events

There are no upcoming events.

Culture of Life

The parish of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Southport, North Carolina, in faithfulness to Catholic teaching and Sacred Tradition, works to bring about a conversion of heart and mind, that all might recognize the dignity of human life and embrace the abundant life to which we are all called. We hold to the Church’s firm conviction of the dignity of each and every human life, created in the image and likeness of God. Each of us is invited to be filled with the love that satisfies – that of the Holy Trinity – and in turn has a responsibility to nurture, protect and sustain the life God has created, from conception to natural death.

Culture of Life Events

There are no upcoming events.

Pray With Us

Heavenly Father, the beauty and dignity of human life was the crowning of your creation. You further ennobled that life when your Son became one with us in his incarnation. Help us to realize the sacredness of human life and to respect it from the moment of conception until the last moment at death. Give us courage to speak with truth and love and with conviction in defense of life. Help us to extend the gentle hand of mercy and forgiveness to those who do not reverence your gift of life. To all, grant pardon for the times we have failed to be grateful for your precious gift of life or to respect it in others. We ask this in Jesus’ Name.

Liturgical Ministries

Our parish takes pride in beautiful liturgies that help us turn toward God. This takes coordinated planning, practice and participation.  

To become the behind-the-scenes person that makes everything in our beautiful Church run smoothly, contact the church office at (910) 4557-6173

Eucharistic Ministers

Eucharistic Ministers help distribute Holy Communion and take Holy Communion to parishioners who are unable to attend Mass.


Lectors read the Scripture passages prior to the gospel. They also recite petitions for the Prayer of the Faithful.


Ushers welcome parishioners to our parish, seat worshipers at the weekend liturgies, collect the offertory contributions and aid in the flow of communicants.

Altar Servers

Altar servers assist the Priest during Mass and other religious ceremonies.


Bereavement Group

Don’t make this journey alone.

Members of the Bereavement Ministry are reaching out with love, spiritual support, and concern to parishioners who are grieving the death of a loved one.

Our gatherings are every Wednesday at 10:00 am.

For more information, please contact the parish office at (910) 457-6173 and ask for Dot Ryan.

Pastoral Council

The Pastoral Council is a consultative body whose policies and decisions require the authority of the pastor to become effective. Its function is established under the Pastoral Council guidelines of the Diocese of Raleigh.

In responding to the Lord who has called the parish to be a community of faithful disciples, council members are challenged to ongoing renewal through prayer, study, listening, and dialogue. In working with the pastor to develop priorities and directions for the parish, the council is to become the means of achieving full participation by the whole parish community in its mission by giving all a voice in assisting the pastor in his guidance and direction of parish life.

Please refer to the current bulletin for the next Pastoral Council Meeting.


The goal of the Parish Pastoral Council is not imply to serve the members of the parish, but to work with the pastor to develop a common vision and purpose, actively advocate for the poor and the powerless, and extend Christian commitment to the surrounding neighborhoods and communities. Toward that end, a statement of mission for the parish community is orchestrated by this body and becomes the reference point for activity in the parish.

In addition the council’s responsibilities will also include ways:

  1. To provide a structured way for laity, religious, and priests to coordinate, encourage, promote, and participate in the apostolic and spiritual work of the parish.
  2. To provide recommendations for parish priorities, directions, and policies through pastoral planning;
  3. To promote communication, understanding , and collaboration among parish organizations and between the parish, the Diocese and the universal Church
  4. To provide a continuous and integrated survey of the spiritual and temporal needs of the parish and the community. They should work closely with the pastor to develop and implement programs aimed at meeting these needs.
  5. To serve as a permanent structure for construction dialogue among priests. , religious, and laity of the parish so that all can work in close cooperation as a truly Christian community, fulfilling the mission of Christ.
  6. To show by example how the total parish community, working together, can promote the kingdom of Christ and proclaim His Gospel.