Our Purpose

Is to provide the financial support needed for the formation of Missionaries of the Sacred Heart priests and brothers. Many of our young seminarians come from countries where they live modestly and the cost of education is beyond the financial abilities of the family. The Sacred Heart Foundation works to increase our endowment fund each year so we can continue to give the financial support necessary.

The Scholarship Society

Since its origin in 1967, the Sacred Heart Foundation has granted over 1.86 million dollars in scholarships to over 2,000 seminarians. To provide these scholarships, the Sacred Heart Foundation depends on the generosity of our supporters. Particularly important has been the support of members of the Scholarship Society. Each member of the Scholarship Society has accumulated $15,000.00 or more in donations to the Sacred Heart Foundation. In appreciation for their generosity members of the scholarship society are given a named scholarship, which entails that each year a seminarian will receive a $1,000 scholarship in their name.

Named Scholarships of the Sacred Heart Foundation

Fr. Pierre Aubin, MSC
Fr. Gabriel Castonguay, MSC
Fr. Jean-Baptiste Chappel, MSC
Fr. Jules Chevalier, MSC
Fr. William J. Connor, MSC
Fr. Philip DeRea, MSC
Fr. Benoit C. Dostie, MSC
Fr. Joseph Durin, MSC
Fr. Henry Einhaus, MSC
Fr. Joseph A. Francoeur, MSC
Fr. Mark McDonald, MSC
Br. William Bedard, MSC
Benefit Services Group
Mary Boland
Evelyn Bourcy and Alma Sholett
Glen & Geraldine Buskirk
John & Mary Ellen Callahan
Helen M. Campbell
Frank & Helen Caprara
Anthony Cannella & Josephine Cannella-Dygert
William V. Caprara and Charles D. Carrier
Ruth Condon
Conroy, Kieb, Phippen and LeFaivre
Peter & Mary Dowe
Dorothy Farrell
Ambrose J. & Agnes D. Gaffney
Minnie & Cecil Greenwood
Ester Grossman
Harold J. Haley
Jean Hill
Merville Hourigan
Irene Jaman
Joyce A. & William R. Jesmore, CPA
Knights of Columbus Council # 259
Carleton & Beverly Lamica
Joan Lamica
Thomas A. & Mary Louise LeFaivre
McDonald Family
McGrann Family
John & Rita Mackey
Clifford & Beatrice Martin
Missionaries of the Sacred Heart
Tony & Kay Morgia
Margaret H. Phillips
Purcell Construction
Lawrence E. & Helen Smith
Frances E. Stumpf
J. H. Stumpf Family
Edna B. Toerge
John Tucker
Watertown Savings Bank
Watertown Savings Bank
Teresa Yarwood

All Donations help support our mission.

In 2018 the Sacred Heart Foundation awarded $82,500 in funds to 62 seminarians around the world. All of our supporters have contributed to our efforts. Donations of all levels do make a difference when combined. It is through your combined support that we are able to continue our mission.

Associates Program

In order to recognize the supporters of the Sacred Heart Foundation we have established an Associates Program which reflects eight levels of giving. If you would like to know what associates level you have reached please contact the office.

SHF Associates Program Categories

Scholarship Society
$15,000 or more
President's Cabinet
$10,000 to $14,999
President's Council
$5,000 to $9,999
President's Club
$1,000 to $4,999
Leadership Club
$500 to $999
Sustaining Club
$250 to $499
Century Club
$100 to $249
Sponsor's Club
$0 to $99

2018 Scholarship Awards

Cristian Puliche Golondrino and Tokabwebwe Kiaman

Getting to Know Those YOU Support

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Cristian Puliche Golondrino is from Cajibio-Cauca, Colombia. Cristian tells us about what attracted him to the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart "I entered this community because I felt Heaven's call, and I wanted to be a missionary to spread the love of God to all men and women of good heart. I feel that the vocation to the religious life is the call that God has made to me and for that reason I am here in order to respond to him that loved me first..." In his free time, Cristian enjoys spending time with his large family. Cristian is in his second year of Theology.

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Tokabwebwe Kiaman is from Tarawa, Republic of Karibati (an island in the central Pacific Ocean.) Tokabwebwe tells us about what attracted him to the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart "...First is about the community life, despite the diversity of people, we always live together in harmony and peace. We always have troubles but we solve it in a healthy way. Another is the brotherhood spirit that I experience in the life of the priests and the brothers. We have been taught in our novitiate that we all become MSCs first before we become a priest, meaning we are all the same...They really show it by calling each other brother rather than father..." In his free time, Tokabwebwe enjoys playing basketball and volleyball; some of his hobbies include playing guitar for the liturgy. Tokabwebwe is in his third year of Theology.

Please keep Cristian and Tokabwebwe as well as all our scholarship recipients in your prayers as they continue in their studies. Thank you for all your support. It is through your donations that we are able to provide the financial support they need.

Br. James Robert and Diego Zambrano Chavarria

Getting to Know Those YOU Support

James

Brother James Robert is from Sundapalayam, India. Brother James tells us that he did schooling at St. Anthony's rural school and his junior college studies at St. Mary's college; he made his first profession in 2012. In his free time he enjoys helping in his church by distributing communion and taking catechism for the children. Some of Brother James's hobbies are dancing, playing music, and reading books. Brother James is in his first year of Theology.

Diego

Diego Zambrano Chavarria is from Chone, Ecuador. Diego tells us about what attracted him to the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart " The Congregation of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart of Jesus is an outgoing community evangelizing in the peripheries, countryside, jungle, etc. and is always at the service of the most marginalized of society, thus following the living example of our Lord Jesus Christ. It is interesting to see how people become familiar with the congregation, because they know that they will always be welcomed. The MSCs carry that spirit of family, where all are equal whether they are seminarians, priests or lay people and together they can share and do great things for the kingdom of God." In his free time, Diego enjoys reading and watching documentaries. Some of his hobbies include singing, listening to classical music, and playing his guitar. Diego is in his third year of Philosophy.

Please keep Br. James and Diego as well as all our scholarship recipients in your prayers as they continue in their studies. Thank you for all your support. It is through your donations that we are able to provide the financial support they need.

 

Emmanuel Ruy and Georges Zang Amougou

Getting to Know Those YOU Support!

Emmanuel

Emmanuel Ruy is from Vitoria, Espirito Santo, Brazil. Emmanuel tells us about what attracted him to the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart "I remember that one day I was invited to make the vocational meetings which enabled me to open a new curtain on the horizon of my life. After being invited, I accepted and today I am making my way for conversion. In this congregation I am discovering the problems that have affected me since I was a child, seeking spiritual growth and learning to accept myself to accept the others. I am grateful to God for this opportunity and may the Sacred Heart of Jesus be loved everywhere!" Emmanuel is very young, but ambitious and eager to follow his calling from God. In his free time, Emmanuel enjoys spending time with his family. He is just starting his seminary education.

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Georges Zang Amougou is from Awae-Centre, Cameroon. Georges tells us about what attracted him to the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart "I had a great devotion for the Sacred Heart of Jesus. I did not see in him a cure for the world like Father Jules Chevalier, but as a place where my own healing. I felt love by this heart so deeply that I multiplied the novenas. It was my safety, my reason for hoping that I would lose a lot. This heart, I am still certain, will give me salvation. This attraction to the Sacred Heart is the primary cause of my entry into the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart congregation. How not to share the blessings that God's love has brought in my life so that others in return seek it." In his free time, Georges enjoys helping the poor and spreading the word of God. Georges is in his third year of Theology.

Please keep Emmanuel and Georges as well as all our scholarship recipients in your prayers as they continue in their studies. Thank you for all your support. It is through your donations that we are able to provide the financial support they need.

Contact Us

Sacred Heart Foundation
668 Thompson Street
Watertown, NY 13601
Office Hours
Monday—Thursday, 9AM—2PM

P: 315-782-3344 
F: 315-782-0473

We are a nonprofit 501(c) (3) organization. All contributions to the Sacred Heart Foundation are tax deductible.