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

Gaberiele Dulunaqio and Yos Ruban

Getting to Know Those YOU Support!

Gabriele

Gaberiele Dulunaqio is from Suva, Fiji. Gaberiele tells us that the mission of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart, to be the Heart of God on earth, is what attracted him to the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart, as well as the compassion that MSC priests have towards disadvantaged brothers and sisters. During his free time, Gaberiele likes to make people laugh and play the ukulele. He states that these are not only his hobbies, but also his way to relate to others in his community. Gaberiele is currently in his third year of Theology.

Yos Ruban

Yos Ruban is from Tual, Indonesia. Yos tells us that his motivation for joining the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart is "... to proclaim that everyone is loved by God. The best way to realize this intention is to have a mission. The action of the mission must also be accompanied by feelings of happiness because it is guided by God Himself. The great commission of the Lord Jesus in the gospel of Matthew chapter 28 inspired me to come and baptize people in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit..." Yos comes highly recommended by his superiors and feel that he will be an effective missionary. He is in his second year of Theology.

Please keep Gaberiele and Yos 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.

 

Raul Perez and Ravi A. Paul

 Getting to Know Those YOU Support!

raul perez

Raul Perez is from Bogota, Columbia. Raul tells us that how MSC Priests are willing to help those in need, while reminding them of the love of God that was shown through his Beloved Son is what attracted him to the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart. During his free time, Raul enjoys spending time with his family and friends. Other hobbies of his include reading, especially book about the Theology of Hope and Mariology. He is currently in his fifth semester of Theology.

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Ravi A. Paul is from Bangalore, India. Ravi comes highly recommended from his Superiors for his healthy community spirit and for his commendable spiritual life, and therefore they feel like he will be an effective missionary. During his free time, Ravi enjoys doing handy work, such as electrical, plumbing, painting, etc. Other hobbies of his include sketching, painting and doing floral arrangements. He is currently in this second year of Theology.

Please keep Raul and Ravi 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.

Romain Evariste Kyelem and Gabriel Enrique Pena

 Getting to know those YOU support!

romain 

Romain Evariste Kyelem is from Yaounde, Cameroon. Romain tells us that his desire for mission and devotion to the Sacred Heart, as well as its community lifestyle, attracted him to the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart. During his free time, Romain likes to keep current with political debates and global affairs. Other hobbies of his include listening to classical music and going to the cinema. He is currently in his second year of Theology

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Gabriel Enrique Pena is from Arenilla, Ecuador. Gabriel tells us that what attracted him to the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart is the work that they do with people, the missions, spiritual accompaniment, and communicating the message of the Gospel. In his free time, Gabriel enjoys expanding his knowledge of Theology in order to better respond to God's call through the Church. He is currently in his fifth year of Theology.

Please keep Romain and Gabriel, 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.