Welcome to Sacred Heart

Giving

Tithing

Sacred Heart Parish encourages parishioners and school families to be good stewards of God's gifts. Stewardship is a personal response to Jesus’ call to follow Him and to do the work that He does. How does one tithe his/her gifts? TIME spent with God in prayer and at weekly Mass; TALENT shared to help bring others closer to Christ; and TREASURE gratefully returned to the Lord with His promise to richly bless us.

St. Paul tells us that “all of you are Christ’s Body, and each one is a part of it.” Sacred Heart Church counts on every parishioner’s financial support. Your tithing enables Sacred Heart Parish to plan our annual budget, which directly affects how ministries occur and grow in our parish. Help us today with your gift to help support our mission. Tax-deductible donations can be made to both the Church and the School. 

Parishioners and friends of Sacred Heart Parish have the opportunity to donate on a weekly or monthly basis using our easy and convenient Auto Withdrawal program. Simply download and complete the auto contribution form, and return it to Sacred Heart Church office (along with a voided check), and we can start deducting your donation directly from your checking or savings account. This is a great way to support the parish even when you're unable to attend Mass at Sacred Heart Church. 



Annual Fund

Today. Tomorrow. Together.

From our humble beginning where students gathered in an old, two-story house that doubled as a convent, to our current state-of-the-art facility filled with Chromebooks, iPads, and SMARTBoards, our mission has remained constant – to provide an affordable, high-quality Catholic education in a Christ-centered atmosphere. 

Since 1892, thousands of young adults have graduated from Sacred Heart School with a solid foundation of their Catholic-Christian Faith, a first-rate education, and a heart focused on giving. It’s an extraordinary accomplishment and a testament to the fortitude of the students, their families, the staff, and the community that made it possible! Our success will continue well into the future as together, we support the 2019/20 Annual Sacred Heart School Fund.

The Sacred Heart School Annual Fund is important to our fundraising efforts and is comprised of gifts from parishioners, past and present school parents, faculty, alumni, grandparents, businesses, and friends. The revenue generated from the Sacred Heart School Annual Fund strengthens and sustains our operating budget as tuition income does not fully fund the school. Your gift enables us to provide the very best educational experience for our students, while assisting with basic costs such as technology, teacher salaries, ongoing maintenance and security, utilities, and more.

Last year’s Sacred Heart School Annual Fund provided:

  • 1-1 Chromebook technology for grade 3 (completing our goal for grades 3-8!)
  • The ability to add a new teacher and the necessary technology and materials for an additional 2nd grade classroom.
  • Tuition assistance for 20+ parish children who attend Sacred Heart School.
  • Operational support to help bridge the gap between tuition received and actual educational costs.

Together, we can greatly impact the future of Sacred Heart School. Please prayerfully consider a gift to our Sacred Heart School Annual Fund, and help us to provide for the needs of today and tomorrow as we educate and prepare the next generation Disciples! You can make a donation to this year’s Sacred Heart School Annual Fund using the PayPal link below, or downloading the pledge card at the bottom of the page. Committed to the success of Sacred Heart School and students, Fr.Michal has already made a personal gift of $1000, and he's challenging you to do the same or to give at the level that fits within your family budget.

Your support of the Sacred Heart School Annual Fund will make a tremendous impact in the lives of every SHS student from preschool through grade 8. Thanks for everything you do for the Sacred Heart Parish family. Your prayers and financial gifts are appreciated as we continue celebrating our past and securing our future!

Click here to download the the Annual Fund BROCHURE, which inlcudes the pledge card.

CLICK HERE TO DONATE NOW, using your credit card or PayPal account. Thank you for your donation!



SCRIP Cards

Sacred Heart utilizes SCRIP fundraising to earn funds for our school. We purchase hundreds of local and national retail gift cards at a discount of 2-22%, and then we sell those gift cards at face value. Parishioners, school families, and friends of Sacred Heart purchase the gift cards and use them just like cash for everday items such as groceries, clothing, prescriptions, gas, household supplies, dining out, travel, and more. The gift cards make excellent gifts as well -- use them for Christmas, birthdays, anniversaries, etc.

Purchasing SCRIP cards can also help you earn TUITION CREDIT for your children/grandchildren at Sacred Heart School. When you purchase SCRIP cards, Sacred Heart School earns a small percentage of each sale (average of 4% of the retail value). Those earned funds will be split between the school (as a fundraiser) and you (in the form of tuition credit). Simply email shscrip@sheff.org to get started with your online account set up. Many cards can be immediately emailed to you or will appear in your Scrip Wallet app.

In just over a year of offering tuition credit based on SCRIP purchases, our school families requesting tuition rebates have purchased nearly $225,000 worth of SCRIP Cards and have earned a combined total of $5,000+ in tuition credit with another $5,000 earned for Sacred Heart School! 

SCRIP cards are sold in the church office Monday- Wednesday-Friday, from 8:30am-4:00pm, and after the Masses on the 1st and 3rd weekend of every month. In addition, order forms/payment can be dropped off at the church office on Tuesday-Thursday and pickuped up the following day.

Purchasing SCRIP cards is one of the easiest ways for your family to support Sacred Heart School, and it doesn't cost you anything more than you already planned to spend! The SCRIP program plays an important role in our school fundraising. Since its inception in November of 2007, we've sold over $3 MILLION in SCRIP cards, with a profit of over $140,000 for our school!! This program is run by volunteers, and 100% of the proceeds go to Sacred Heart. Thank you to the many school and parish families and friends of Sacred Heart who continue to purchase SCRIP cards!

The funds earned through the SCRIP card program are used in a number of ways at Sacred Heart Parish:

  • Rosetta Stone Spanish software
  • Technology & WiFi capabilities for parish offices and classrooms
  • LCD projectors
  • Headphones and microphones for school laptops
  • “Trade books” for various classrooms
  • Electric pencil sharpeners for K-8
  • Computer monitors
  • Books for PreK-8 classroom libraries
  • Mass music books for students 
  • Classroom games and toys
  • Copy/fax machine

In addition to the 75+ retailer SCRIP cards that are kept in stock through the parish, there are thousands of SCRIP cards available through special order. These cards may be special-ordered, and will arrive within 7-10 days on average. If you see a card that you want, please let us know and we'll get it for you! Check out the list and see for yourself.  

 



Recycle & Collect

At Sacred Heart we not only display our Green and White, but we also "Go Green" in recylcing and collecting various things that help earn FREE MONEY for our school! Throughout the school year, you and your family can contribute and teach your children how significantly we can all impact our school and our world. Please see below how to get involved in our various programs. If you have questions, please contact Christy Hakman at 217.347.7177 or email c.hakman [at] sheff.org

What Can I Collect or Recycle to Help Sacred Heart Earn FREE MONEY?

  • Laser Ink cartridges

  • Aluminum Cans (first Friday every month - beginning Friday Sept. 4)

  • Telephone Books (September/October)

  • Plastic Shopping Bags

  • Old cell phones

  • Campbell Soup UPC codes

  • General Mills  " Box Tops for Education (We receive 10 cents for each box top and we use that money specifically to purchase new library books.)

Coke Rewards:

Clip your Coke reward codes (found on the inside of Coke product cases and inside the lid of all single-serve Coke products), and turn them into the church or school office, or place in the designated box in the back of church. We redeem codes for CASH, and ean a few hundred dollars each quarter!! The funds raised are used for to purchase a variety of "extras" for Sacred Heart School, including playground equipment, art supplies, student rewards, and much more!
 

Consolidated Communications Earning for Learning (EFL) program: 

The EFL program works with local schools to recycle outdated phone books. Annually, Sacred Heart School collects and recycles approximately 4,000 phone book. In exchange, Consolidated Communications has rewarded us with up to $1,000 per year to be used towards new technology, learning software, art supplies, etc. To assist us in recycling and earning cash rewards, simply bring your old phonebooks to the church or school office, and we will recycle them. SHS won the 2018 contest, and was awarded $1,000 for our efforts. THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP!!

Thank you for your support!