Sacred Heart

Social Ministries

Creating hope, opportunity and action

Sacred Heart Community Service is a non-denominational, non-profit organization which provides integrated services onsite free of charge to all in need. The programs offered are in three main categories: Essential Services (food, clothing, housing, and utility assistance), Self Sufficiency (education, family support, and employment), and Policy and Organization (training low income volunteers to work together to address the needs of their community).

Holy Spirit Parish supports and volunteers for many of the programs at Sacred Heart. Below is a list of ongoing and current opportunities to serve.

Survival Sacks

We gather on the first and third Thursdays of the month to distribute Survival Sacks, organize supplies, make hygiene kits, and fill backpacks. Sacks are distributed to those who are homeless and living on the streets of San Jose, usually about 50 on each distribution day.

Consider joining us on March 7th and/or March 21st. We meet at Sacred Heart at 8:45 a.m. and finish up about 10:45 a.m. 

For questions, please contact Tom Burgei and Patty O’Neil at

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Saturday at Sacred Heart

School aged children and older are invited to join us for our next Saturday at Sacred Heart. We will help in the Food Pantry and Clothes Closet, and anywhere else we are needed to help Sacred Heart prepare to serve their customers in the week ahead.

School aged children under 13 must be accompanied by a parent. Service hours can be earned.

Hope to see you at The Heart!

Join us on Saturday, March 16th, 2019!

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