Sacred Heart is blessed with organizations that promote prayer and service in both the parish and wider community. Organizations are listed in alphabetical order and each is linked to its description further down the page.
Every woman in Sacred Heart Parish is automatically a member of the Altar Society. Every woman's name is put on a list for a month or "Band". Each month or Band has 2 chairpersons who will call the people on their list for participation in various activities. Altar Society functions include serving and helping with the Annual Parish Bazaar, funeral dinners and receptions. They send cards to people in the hospital, new baby cards to mothers. They also give to shut-ins at Christmas, clean the church weekly and furnish the flowers for the altar in church on special occasions. We also belong to "Church Women United" in Boone.
Holy Spirit Community
Members of this international community of the Opus Spiritus Sancti are dedicated to prayer, study, and apostolic works. They strive to support the missions, serve the parish in a variety of ways, and provide spiritual and communal support to one another as they live out lives of dedicated service. They meet the last Tuesday of every month in the homes of individual members for prayer, scripture sharing, spiritual study and a business meeting (check Sunday bulletin for place and contact person). All adults are welcome to a single meeting as well as full membership.
Knights of Columbus
The Knights of Columbus, Leo Council 814, is a Catholic men's organization which started in Boone on October 20, 1903 and is a 3rd Degree Council. Many of our service-oriented programs are designed to benefit the parish and community. A few of these include contributions to the Boone County Disabilities Program via the annual Tootsie Roll Drive, support of Catholic schools, increasing public awareness of Pro Life issues and volunteering hundreds of hours each year to community service.
Programs include the Special State Olympics for Persons with Intellectual Difficulties, support of the "Birthright" Program and promotion of vocations through education and prayer. Knights volunteer time to help Habitat for Humanity, to ring bells for the Salvation Army, and to clean up the Sacred Heart Cemetery.
Many of the functions of the Knights of Columbus are family oriented, enabling members to involve their spouses and children. The K.C. meeting room is on the second floor of the Parish Office building and the meetings are the 1st Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m.