Sacred Heart Helping Hands


 Sacred Heart Church of Palmerton shares its blessings through helping hands.

Part of their mission  is to provide food to those in need. The Sacred Heart Helping Hands  serves the needy in the Palmerton area, regardless of race, color, or creed.

During 2003, over 1,350 men, women, and children received emergency food from our food pantry. Only a very small amount of the food we distribute is government food (USDA). The bulk we purchase with money from the poor boxes and our annual Society collection envelope. We are most appreciative of your generous response to the Thanksgiving food drives we have conducted in the past.  However, the increase in the number of people we serve warrants asking for help to replenish our pantry shelves.

We will be accepting food donations weekly. We will place a notice in the Sunday bulletin with specific items that would especially be needed.  Please note non-perishable food items, paper products and personal hygiene items most needed. The list is subject to change based on need/inventory.   Your donations can be placed in the main vestibule of the Church, check made payable to Sacred Heart Helping Hands..  


If you would like to become a member, for more information, or if you are in need of help please call 610-826-9756.







OUR MUSIC MINISTRY is an important part of Sacred Heart Parish.  Please contact Joann Kercsmar for more information.







The Knights Of Columbus is a Catholic Fraternal Organization dedicated to charity, unity, and fraternity. Service to the community is a top priority for the Order. Knights serve the community in many ways, including:  supporting our regional catholic school, raising money for the disabled, working to promote vocations and pro-life initiatives and helping aid our Parish in many other ways. Contact: Grand Knight George Kattner 610-826-6336.

K of C Links:

 Knights Of Columbus Websites &  Knightsite  (K of C Directory & Messageboard)




CACPAC – (Christian Action Council of Palmerton Area Churches) is a combined ministry of the Palmerton area churches working together to care for those in need through a food pantry and furniture bank. Community religious services include: Christmas caroling in the park, Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service, and an Ecumenical Good Friday Service held in one of the member churches.








Prayer Chain: The following parishioners have offered to pray for the needs of our parish, community, etc. If you ever have need of prayers because of illness in your family, problems, etc., please feel free to call the first person on the list and your request for prayers will be passed on. If that person is not available to take your request, please call the second person on the list, the third, etc., until you reach someone. No request is too insignificant. The term “special intention” may be used to insure privacy. Your request should complete the circle within 13 hours. We ask all “pray-ers” to take this list and tack it onto their refrigerator or bulletin board so it is handy when needed. You are also asked to remember to pass on prayer requests only; save your normal telephone conversation for another time so that the prayer request gets top priority and gets passed on as soon as possible. If you get an answering machine, please leave a message and then call the next person on the list.

Call Between
9:00 am & 12:00 pm
Call Between
12:00 pm & 6:00 pm
Call Between
6:00 pm & 9:00 pm

Peg Duell

Arline/Joann Banas

Stacey Stasko

Jean Guedes

Patty Chupa

Bernie Borowski

Carol Papay

Diane Dear

Nancy Grohotolski

Sue Steigerwalt

Marian Carty

Roseanne Heydt

Sue Andress

Lisa Kistler

Carol Trinkle

Mike and Kelly Gombert

Carol Quinn

Joyce Platz

Father of goodness and love, hear our prayers for the sick members of our community and for all who are in need.  Amid mental and physical suffering, may they find consolation in your healing presence.  Show your mercy as you close wounds, cure illness, make broken bones whole, and free downcast spirits.   These special people find lasting health and deliverance, and join us in thanking you for all your gifts.  We ask this through the Lord Jesus who healed those who believed.


Prayer support is important, if you would like to be a part of our prayer chain or for more information, please email us.