As you read through this awesome selection of activities and events please prayerfully consider where you are able to “give back” realizing that it is “more blessed to give than to receive. Sacred Heart Home Educators will only be as good as it volunteers. We are looking forward to seeing the ways our Lord will bless our homeschooling community through your gift of service!
Opening Mass . . . Homeschool year kick-off
Each fall SHHE families come together to give thanks for the opportunity to educate their children and to ask for blessings upon the coming school year. Bishop Olmstead or Fr. Sullivan is our celebrant for Mass held at St. Simon and Jude Cathedral. Afterwards, a wonderful pot-luck is provided and shared by attending families. There are many ways to serve as many hands make light work.
Father - Daughter Dance
An unforgettable evening for Fathers and Daughters and even Grandfather’s! This annual themed event usually held in the spring offers dancing, games, pictures and prizes. This is a wonderful memory maker for our young ladies. There are various serving opportunities for this event.
This annual event held in June finds SHHE families enjoying God in the great outdoors! Held at Big Lake in northern AZ you are guaranteed cooler temperatures while enjoying fun and adventure with family and friends. There is even an added bonus of weekend Mass in the mountains celebrated by Fr. Sullivan. Families can participate in group hikes, arts and crafts, and a talent show. Attending the dessert pot-luck is a must. Volunteering is a registration requirement.
Gilbert Gaveliers for God (Member Sponsored Event)
Look at it as Toastmasters for teens! Our high school age youth are offered an opportunity to learn public speaking and leadership skills in a safe and encouraging peer environment using Toastmaster’s format and materials. Meetings are bi-monthly with occasional attendance at our sponsoring Toastmaster’s club meetings. Occasional volunteer opportunities are available.
Knights of the Sacred Heart Chess Class/Team (Member Sponsored Event)
SHHE graduate and founder Derek Rebello and SHHE student and co-founder Zach Zazick coach beginning Chess class enthusiasts weekly in preparation for advancing into the Chess Team which continues their education in the game of Chess and affords them the opportunity to compete through the American Scholastic Chess Federation. Their main tenant is glorifying God through the game of Chess while exhibiting the virtue of good sportsmanship. Occasional volunteer opportunities are available.
May Crowning & Vocations Talk
We better way to honor our Blessed Mother than to crown her and then attend a vocations talk in downtown Phoenix at the Diocese with presentations by Fr. Sullivan and Sr. Anthony Mary and ending with a tour of St. Mary’s Basilica. The presentations are broken down into age groups to ensure appropriateness. Volunteers are the crowning glory of this event.
Mom's Night Out (Member Sponsored Event)
This event is open to members/non-members of SHHE. Meetups are held monthly in several restaurant locations around the valley. These evenings promise engaging discussions with homeschooling friends and more. MNO is a great way to renew and reenergize. To find a MNO near you please check our calendar. Volunteers are needed to ensure all sectors of the valley are being served.
This annual mid-year event is a breath of fresh air and couldn’t come at a better time (Jan/Feb). We offer this day of renewal and rejuvenation for the hearts and souls of our members. Program includes Adoration, Confession, Mass, Speaker(s), Quiet Time and Lunch. There are many acts of service needed for this event.
Boys of all ages and their moms are invited to join the excitement! This annual event promises some new adventure or activity for the Mother/Son duo. This would be a great volunteer opportunity for Dads and/or teen girls.
Park Day (Member Sponsored Event)
This event is open to members/non-members of SHHE. Meetups are held monthly at various parks located around the valley. These morning/afternoon meetups promise engaging fellowship and free flowing discussion with homeschooling/non-homeschooling friends while the children grow friendships of their own while engaging in creative play. Park Day is a great way to refresh life's perspective and just breathe. To find a Park Day near you please check our calendar. Volunteers are needed to ensure all sectors of the valley are being served.
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Our website is a valuable tool used for registering our members, communicating important information, events and activities etc. and is definitely one place where many hands make light work. Without the needed volunteers who willingly share their time and talent this ship ceases to sail and we fail at being the vibrant support community our members need and desire us to be. Long and short term volunteer spots available.
Year End Mass and Graduation . . . Tops off our year
It is our greatest joy to be able to honor our 8th and 12th grade students with a Mass celebrated by Fr. Sullivan and a graduation with a reception afterwards. Graduate guests are welcome and all SHHE families are encouraged to attend and celebrate this milestone moment with our group. Volunteer opportunities are available.