Sacred Heart Society
The long-standing Sacred Heart Society of St. Francis women was founded around 1913. Our constitution reads: “The purpose of this Society shall be to foster devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.” The society balances activities that involve both spiritual and social tones.
Spiritual events include Communion Sundays; Living Rosary, Benediction and crowning of the Blessed Mother in May and October; retreats at Stella Maris; and Triduum in June on the feast of the Sacred Heart. Social events include the March Brunch where society officers are inducted; the Mother-Daughter Luncheon in May; the June Banquet; a reception for new members following the Triduum in June and the annual Christmas party.
The Sacred Heart Society has three main sources of income. Membership Dues, the April Bakeless Sale, and the Ethnic Booth featuring Italian Foods at the annual Cayuga Community College Craft Fair. The Society was asked to join the city’s other ethnic groups at the College in 1916 to sell Italian foods and display items showing our Italian culture.