Phone: (904) 284-3811   ·   Office Hours: 8:30am to 3:30pm M thru F

Pastoral Ministries

Contact: School Office - 282-0504

Bible Study

This is an opportunity for parishioners to meet informally to learn about the books of the bible and discuss scripture. Classes are held every other week on Wednesday morning at 10:00 a.m. in Building C.
Contact: Fr. Mike Pendergraft - 284-3811

Communion to the Homebound

When someone is seriously ill, either at home or in the hospital, Communion is brought to them so they can share in this sacrament.  If you would like to help in this important ministry, please volunteer!  Christ has no hands but yours.  A priest can be reached 24 hours a day at 284-3811.

Healing Ministry

The parish offers an opportunity for healing prayer on Monday evenings at 7:00 p.m. in Building A.  We are also available the third Monday of the month after morning Mass.  We will provide reminders in the bulletin.  We devote our prayers to ask God for His healing touch.  All are welcome to join us every Monday evening. 
Contact: Bob Haber - 215-8774

Men's Group

The Men’s Group is open to all men of the parish and meets monthly.  The evening meeting begins with a prayer and scripture discussion and is followed by a time when the men can meet each other in a social setting. The men meet on the 4th Thursday of the month. 

Contact: Richard Hay - 318-8963

Ministry of Consolation

The Ministry of Consolation, also called bereavement ministry, offers to bring the healing comfort of God into the lives of a family mourning a loss through death.  Ministers express sympathy and compassion when a member of our parish community has experienced the loss of a loved one.  Additional support is provided by serving as liturgical ministers during the funeral Mass, by preparing food for or by serving at the funeral reception, and by sending a card or making a phone call to remember the grieving family.
Contact: Parish Office  - 284-3811

Nursery (10:30am Mass)

The Nursery is available every Sunday for the 10:30 a.m. liturgy.  Children from the ages of two to four years old are cared for while their parents are attending Mass.  A special room has been set aside for this ministry so that children can be entertained and enjoy themselves during the entire liturgy. Parents are asked to volunteer once a month to assist in the care of the children.

Contact: Kristin Michler-Belleza - 284-9983

Parish Council

The Parish Council serves to advise and assist the Pastor in the establishment of policies and activities that promote the spiritual growth and development of the members of the Parish.   Council membership consists of elected parishioners who serve for two years. There are also representatives of various organizations in the Parish that are part of the Council.  The Council welcomes ideas and suggestions and meetings are open to all.  The meetings are on the first Monday of the month and run September through June.
Contact: Parish Office - 284-3811

Parish Nurse Ministry

Blood pressures are taken throughout the year following weekend Masses.  Dates are listed in the parish bulletin as volunteer nurses are available. 
Contact: Cindy Fleming - 449-3168

Prayer Blankets

Members of this ministry pray for the intentions of the sick as they make small blankets and then sew on a Medal of the Immaculate Conception (Miraculous Medal) which is covered with a red fabric heart onto the corner of the blanket.
After being prayed over by parishioners during parish gatherings and blessed at Mass, the blankets are given to the sick to comfort them as they use them with knowledge that the prayers of the Parish cover them and they are not alone in their time of physical sufferings and mental anxieties. 
Contact: Norma Hawkinson - 284-4432

RCIA Catechetical Ministers

The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) is the Church’s process of ministering to our non-Catholic brothers and sisters (aged seven years or older) who seek membership in the Catholic Church.  It is a spiritual journey that encompasses periods of instruction, prayer, and participation in liturgical rites throughout the course of instruction.  While each individual’s length of study varies, preparation for the lifetime commitment is an ongoing, ‘year round’ process which may be joined at any time during the year. 

Contact: Mike Curtis

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA)

Adult parishioners are invited to serve as either Discussion Group Facilitators or RCIA Sacramental Sponsors. Facilitators share their personal experience of the Catholic faith tradition with those who are seeking membership in the Catholic Church during scheduled study sessions.  Sponsors shepherd one individual through the RCIA process by accompanying them during RCIA sessions, acting as sounding boards for concerns and questions, assisting the soon-to-be Catholic integrate into the parish community, and being present for the Liturgical Rites associated with RCIA.  Catechetical Ministers seeking more active participation are eligible to train to become diocesan certified RCIA Catechists. 

Religious Education

Sacred Heart parish offers a religious K through 12th grade education program for the children of our parish.  Religious Education programs are held during the following calendar dates: grades K-12 August-May (separate calendar from Youth Ministry). First Reconciliation is October-November, First Eucharist March-May.
Preparations for the Sacraments include separate classes, retreats, and parent meetings that run concurrently with regular scheduled classes. 

Religious Education Catechist

Adults are invited to serve as religious education catechists and catechist’s assistances for our children in grades K-12. All catechists will be provided required certification training through the diocese. Background checks and the Protecting God’s children class are required for volunteering with the children.

Contact: Coordinator K-5 - Kristin Michler-Belleza - 284-9983
                Coordinator 6-9 - Sandra Curtis - 284-9983

Small Groups

The Parish is brought to the neighborhood in this program of prayer and study as members review and discuss key elements of our Catholic faith.
Contact: Fr. Mike Pendergraft - 284-3811

St Bonaventure Secular Franciscan Fraternity

The St Bonaventure Secular Franciscan Fraternity is now meeting at Sacred Heart Church in Fleming Island. We meet the 3rd Saturday of the month in Portable Building C at 12:30 pm.  We invite visitors to “Come, Look … and See”.  You may be a Secular Franciscan and not know it yet!  St Bonaventure OFS Website.

The “Secular Franciscan Order” once known as the Third Order of St. Francis of Assisi, is an official order within the Catholic Church.

It was established by St. Francis of Assisi in the thirteenth century in order for men and women living in the world to follow the Gospel Life in the footsteps of St. Francis.

Vacation Bible School (VBS)

VBS is held during the afternoons of one week in June.  Bible stories, crafts, games, music and snacks are centered on a specific theme each year.  Any children ages pre-k (4 years) through 5th grade are welcome to attend.  Junior and senior high school students are welcome and encouraged to assist as “crew leaders” during the week. Moms and Dads are asked to help to round out the team for this weeklong celebration.
Contact: Kristin Michler-Belleza - 284-9983

Vocation Ministry

Contact: Robert Haber - 215-8774

Women of Worship (WOW)

The WOW group meets for 1.5 hours of study and discussion based on our current reading selection or faith questions. Women of all ages welcome. We hold the meetings in Building C at Sacred Heart, every other Monday at 10 am - July through May.

Contact: Parish Office 284-3811

Through Youth Ministry, we seek to help young people of our parish grow in a faith-filled relationship with God and in a consistent devotion to serving others of our community.

We are currently seeking Adult members of Sacred Heart Parish to become Youth Ministry Volunteers!  Through group activities, volunteers share their faith in:  prayer, leadership, community and service.

Opportunities for involvement include one or more of the following

  • Participation in the Wednesday evening youth program
  • Becoming a "S.W.A.T". Team Leader - (S.W.A.T. = Service, Worship, Accountability and Teamwork)
  • Retreat Speaker
  • Hospitality Leader (serving and/or bringing food for teens)
  • Trip Chaperones

Become involved in this energetic and Spirit led ministry!

Please contact:  Janice Schubert, Youth Director via Email: or call her:  284-3811 x 205. 

Saturday Vigil: English 5:30pm/Spanish 7:30pm
Sunday: 8:00am, 10:30am
Weekdays: Monday through Friday 8:00am
Holy Days of Obligation
8:00am and 7:00pm
Sacrament of Reconciliation
English 4:30 to 5:15pm/Spanish 6:30 to 7:25 pm
or by appointment

(Parish Office for Both Locations)
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 7190 Highway 17 South
Fleming Island, FL 32003

PH: (904) 284-3811

Office Hours:
Monday thru Friday
8:30am to 3:30pm

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207 Palmetto Avenue

Green Cove Springs, FL 32043