About Us

We, the diverse Catholic community of Sacred Heart, are called to act as disciples of Jesus, respecting the dignity of all, through our Word, Worship, Community and Service.

Leadership

E

Parish Pastor

  • Fr. Paul Muyimbwa – Pastor

 

E

Parish Pastoral Council

Develops Parish Mission Statement and the vision, plan, and policy for the parish.

  • Fr. Paul Muyimbwa – Pastor

Discerned Members:

  • Daniel Hassett – Chair
  • Rob Reis – Vice-Chair
  • Rob McDermott
  • Victory Gatling
  • Karen Latham
  • CeCe Stanfield
  • Kent Rhodes
  • Meg Leeman – Liturgy Committee Representative
  • Dan Boyters – Community Life Committee Representative
  • Napoleon Caragan- Knight of Columbus
E

Finance Council

Ensures proper financial records are maintained, develops budget, assists in preparing annual report.

Council Members:

  • Bob Kelly – Chair
  • Dan Doyle – Secretary
  • Adam Bellin
  • Cyndi Vasquez
  • Raymond deFrank
  • Tommy Leeman

Parish Staff

Rev. Paul Muyimbwa

Rev. Paul Muyimbwa

Pastor

[wp-svg-icons icon="mail" wrap="h3"]: frpaul@sacredheartnorfolk.org

Rev. Paul Muyimbwa was born in Mukono, Uganda, on January 28, 1973. After attending National Seminary in Ggaba, Kampala (Ggaba is a section of the city of Kampala in central Uganda. Ggaba is located on the northern shores of Lake Victoria), he was ordained to the Priesthood on July, 15, 2000. Father Muyimbwa has served in parishes in the Diocese of Lugazi (Lugazi is a town in the Central Region of Uganda); as Administrative Assistant to the Bishop of the Diocese of  Lugazi; as Parochial Vicar in the Archdiocese of Boston; as parish priest in Lugazi Cathedral Parish and as Diocesan Treasurer General in the Diocese of Lugazi. He was also assigned as Parochial Vicar of Saint Vincent de Paul in Newport News, Saint Joseph in Hampton and Saint Mary Star of the Sea at Fort Monroe. After that he was then assigned to Holy Family Parish in Tazewell, Virginia. Fr. Paul is now our Parish priest and has been since August 2016.

Dr. James Gallatin

Dr. James Gallatin

Music Director

[wp-svg-icons icon=”mail” wrap=”h3″]: jim@sacredheartnorfolk.org

Jim Gallatin has been the Music Director at Sacred Heart Church in Norfolk since 1980. He studied the organ with Joseph Miranda in Salt Lake City, Dr. Charles Vogan at Old Dominion College [B.S. organ], and Dr. Alexander Boggs Ryan at Western Michigan University [M.M. organ]. He received a Ph.D. in Music from the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music.

Amy Woods

Amy Woods

Director of Religious Education/Youth Minister

[wp-svg-icons icon=”mail” wrap=”h3″] : amy@sacredheartnorfolk.org

Amy Woods has been the Director of Religious Education at Sacred Heart since 2001.  She has a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in History from Clarion University and a Master’s Degree in Pastoral Studies from Loyola University in New Orleans.  Before coming to Sacred Heart, Amy was the Youth Minister at Holy Family Catholic Church in Virginia Beach for 5 years.  When she is not at Sacred Heart, Amy is at home with her husband, Terry, and 2 teenage children.  Amy and Terry have lived in Norfolk since 1993 and call it home.  In her spare time Amy likes to preserve her family memories by scrapbooking.  You will often catch her taking pictures for that growing book.

Diana Dorsey

Diana Dorsey

Parish Administrative Assistant

[wp-svg-icons icon=”mail” wrap=”h3″] : office@sacredheartnorfolk.org

Vanessa

Vanessa

Accountant

Vanessa was raised in St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands and has lived in Virginia since 2005. 

She  has a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Business Management from Western Governors University.

In her spare time she enjoys karaoke, bowling and spending time with her family.

Kijana Horton

Kijana Horton

Office Administrative Assistant

Our History

The parish of the Sacred Heart dates from 1894 and it was the second Catholic parish established in the city of Norfolk, Virginia. It took 104 years since… read more

[Rich_Web_Timeline id=”1″]