Mark your calendars for the Parish Picnic to be held on Sunday, August 24. CLICK HERE for details and to print the reservation form.

The Sacred Heart School 8th grade class will be hosting a garage sale on Friday, August 1 (8 am - 4 pm) and Saturday, August 2 (8 am - noon) in the Sacred Heart School gym. CLICK HERE for details on donating.

We would like to invite all interested non-Catholic adults to join us as we investigate not only what Catholics believe...but why. Classes begin on Sunday evening, September 14, 2014. For details, contact Casey Conner at 225-6414 or

Are you looking for a fun way to know fellow parishioners? Join us this summer as we attend daily Mass and enjoy a meal together at a local restaurant. No registration required. Simply meet in the Sacred Heart parking lot near the parish center. We will carpool to Mass and the restaurant. The final upcoming date is August 5, meet at 4:45 pm for 5:30 Mass at Christ the King and dinner.

REGISTER NOW for opportunities GIFT has to offer for fall! The Great Adventure Bible Timeline is back by popular demand. This study is great for anyone who wants to learn more about the Bible. Matthew: The King and His Kingdom explores the life and mission of Jesus Christ. Both studies have multiple meeting times. Click the image below to learn more.

Sacred Heart Church | GIFT

Smash in the SummerSmash has several events planned for the summer months. CLICK HERE to see the calendar, or visit the Youth Ministry/SMASH page.

If you are planning a trip this summer, you might want to consider some ideas found in this short video.

It's time for summer school: Visit Busted Halo Summer School to learn more about your Catholic Faith.

CFF Registration forms for next fall ARE DUE NOW. Please return them as soon as you can! If you are new to the CFF program for either Wednesday evening or Sunday Preschool, please contact Debbie at or call at 515-225-6414, ext. 316.

Mark your calendars now for the Christ Our Life Catholic Conference to be held on September 20-21, 2014. CLICK HERE to read the speaker profiles.

What's new at Sacred Heart

Welcome to Sacred Heart Catholic Church! 
We invite you to join us for Mass and to participate in some of our many activities. If you would like to learn more about Sacred Heart, or need to contact us, please click here.

Blessing, Father Mike Hess

They're back! On July 27, the youth group returnedSacred Heart Church | Mission trip to Colorado from their trip to Colorado where they helped with flood relief. We are happy to have them home safe --  and I am sure tired and very proud of the good work they did. Oh, I almost forgot, they had a GREAT time! When you get a chance, please say 'thank you' to these young people of our parish for their commitment to help those in need.

Sacred Heart Church | Golf OutingWhat a great day for golf! Friday, July 25 was the date for the 2014 Annual Golf Outing. Each year, parishioners gather to enjoy a day of golf. Once again, the outing was held at Legacy Golf Course in Norwalk. The weather cooperated, and we even had a hole in one (congrats to Kent Gleichman). In addition to the fun, each year the event raises funds to support the Sacred Heart Parish Nursing program, and events and activities sponsored by the Knights of Columbus. These important programs offer support that will benefit many of our parishioners and our community. CLICK HERE to learn more about our Parish Nursing program and CLICK HERE to learn more about the Sacred Heart Church Knights of Columbus.

I have heard it said that whenSacred Heart Catholic Church | Music Ministry you sing at church, you pray twice. It's a beautiful thought! If you are interested in putting that concept into practice, you might want to consider joining one of our choirs at Sacred Heart Church. Currently, we offer: Chancel Choir (mixed adults), a Children's Choir (grades 3-8), Heartbeats Praise Band (a mixerd adult choir), Teen Choir (contemporary music with high school students), KC Choir (membership in Knights of Columbus is not requried), and Voices from the Heart (a newly established women's choir). This is a great way to play a vital role in our liturgy! CLICK HERE to learn more about our choirs. 

Sacred Heart Church | Knights of ColumbusThe new officers for the Sacred Heart Church Knights of Columbus were installed on Monday, July 21. Our Knights are a very active group of devoted Catholic men. Throughout the year, the Knights host a variety of events designed to raise money used to support various groups at Sacred Heart Church and in our surrounding community. On the weekend of August 22-23, the Knights will distribute Tootsie Rolls at 5 locations in our area. If you are interested in learning more, visit their web page at or contact Bill Wieland at 515-321-7980.

On June 22, the SolemnitySacred Heart Church | Feast of Corpus Christi of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi), the Hispanic Knights of Columbus celebrated the feast day for Sacred Heart Catholic Church by hosting a dinner following the 1 pm Spanish Mass in the parish center. In addition, the Des Moines area Mariachi band played during Mass. Over 200 adults and children participated in the Mass, enjoyed a fabulous meal, and had a great time.

Sacred Heart Church | Summer CleanUpEverybody needs a little spring (summer?) update. Earlier this summer, the Knights of Columbus organized a group of volunteers who gathered at our priest's house where Father Fabian currently resides to work on electrical issues, dry walling, window cleaning, trash get the idea. As you can see from the picture, it was not just hard work but loads of fun! Anything is more fun with friends AND Father Fabian greatly appreciated the help.

Volunteer workers are busy at the Habitat Catholic Circle of Faith house Sacred Heart Church | Habitatcurrently being built by a group of Catholic Churches in the Des Moines area. It's great to watch the progress and the promise of a new home! If you are interested in getting involved, CLICK HERE!

Sacred Heart Church | Beautiful GardensThe weather is beautiful at Sacred Heart Church and so are the flowers! Do you ever wonder why we have such fabulous gardens at Sacred Heart? The answer is Dee Fowler. It all started years ago when Dee and her good friend were sitting on a rock drinking coffee in her back yard when they decided they needed something to look at. The flowers began to appear in herSacred Heart Church | Beautiful Gardens own yard, but Dee couldn't stop there! As you attend Mass next time, take some time to admire the flowers, especially along the west driveway. Sacred Heart has been the happy and beautiful recipient of Dee's efforts for many years, but we recently learned that Dee will be retiring from her volunteer gardening position at Sacred Heart. Many many thanks to Dee for making us pretty on the outside! If you love gardening and would like to lend a hand, contact Brian at Sacred Heart, 515-225-6414.

Mass Times

4:00 pm

8:00 am 
9:30 am
11:15 am 
1:00 pm (Spanish Mass)

Mon - Fri
8:00 am

Sacrament of Reconciliation
Saturday 2:30 - 3:30 pm

Adoration will be held in the church every month. CLICK HERE for details and upcoming dates.

Join us in praying the Rosary at 7:30 am each morning before 8 am Mass or at 6:30 pm each Monday (except when a parish event is planned in the church). Monday July 21 6:30 pm rosary will be held in the prayer garden weather permitting. In case of rain, rosary will be cancelled.

Taking a vacation? Find a church and Mass times while you are away from Sacred Heart!

See the Daily Scripture Readings.

For holidays which fall on a weekday, Mass will be held at 9:00 am. Those holidays include: Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day and Thanksgiving.

Masses to celebrate Holy Days of Obligation will be announced. Go to the Resource Page to see a list of the dates.

Sacred Heart Parish, 1627 Grand Avenue, West Des Moines, IA 50265 | Phone: 515-225-6414 | Fax: 515-225-0286 |

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