The GIFT team has new studies scheduled for the summer and the fall. CLICK HERE to see what is available and to register for a class.

On April 29, 2015 First Eucharist Practice for the Mass to be held on May 2, 2015 will be held at 5:30. This practice is a dress rehearsal -- all children should wear what they will wear at First Eucharist. Following the practice, children will be able to take individual pictures. Please email Debbie ( if you have questions.

Registration forms for Vacation Bible School can be found in the gathering space at church! The date is June 22-26, 2015. Click on the VBS PAGE to print the registration form and teen volunteer form. The registration deadline is May 1.

Registration forms for Children's Faith Formation (CFF) have been mailed. Please return them to us as soon as you can! If you have a new student to enroll or have questions, please call our office at 225-6414, ext. 316 or by email:

The final meeting until fall for the Women's Guild will be held on May 7 at 6 pm. Ellen Miller, co- chair of the Christ Our Life Conference and youth minister at St Thomas Aquinas Parish in Indianola will speak on Giving Your Yes to Jesus. Bring a salad to share. CLICK HEREto learn more.

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul Sacred Heart Conference will be accepting donations on Saturday, May 16 from 9 am until 3 pm in the Sacred Heart Church parking lot. If you are unable to drop off your donations on May 16, donations are accepted at either the St. Vincent de Paul store at 1426 6th Ave., Des Moines or 109 SW 63rd St., Des Moines.

Are you interested in learning more about the Catholic Church? Contact Casey Conner at or call 515-225-6414, ext. 309.

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.
Blessings, Father Mike Hess

Sacred Heart Church | Youth Ministry

On Sunday, April 26, the parishioners of Sacred Heart gathererd at 11:15 am to celebrate Mass and recognize our 2015 high school graduates. Shown here are the happy graduates! We send them off with wishes of great success and many prayers.

Our building project is underway! Sacred Heart Church | Ground BreakingIf you haven't noticed, we are doing some construction to our school. We are creating a new multi-purpose meeting room for both church and school by remodeling the current kindergarten classrooms. The kindergarten classes will move into the new addition on the northeast side of the building, along with two new preschool classrooms. For the first time, we will be offering a developmental kindergarten class. This project is slated for completion by the start of school in the fall of 2015.

Sacred Heart Church | CRSOn Monday, April 20, Teresa Dunbar of Catholic Relief Services (and a member of Sacred Heart Parish) gave a presentation to the Knights of Columbus at the monthly meeting about the good work done for people all over the world by CRS. Teresa was awarded a generous check by Bill Wieland, Grand Night of Council 9632. The dontation will go to support the efforts of Catholic Relief Services.

Each year,  members of Student Ministry Sacred Heart Church | SMASHat Sacred Heart (SMASH) attend mission trips, ski trips, and this year, the National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC) in Indianapolis. To help fund their adventures, Deanna Lane (Director of Youth Ministry) and her team put together various fund-raising opportunities for students who wish to attend events and want to earn their own way! Pictured here are Deanna and two SMASH members who have been selling jewelry after Mass. CLICK HERE to learn more about upcoming events for SMASH.

Sacred Heart Church | GIFTOn April 16, Sacred Heart was host to the Iowa Catholic Radio Spring Mosaic Women's Luncheon. The colorful table decorations of spring-like flowers set the tone for a truly inspriational event. The guest speaker was Kelly Wahlquist, the current assistant director of the Harry J. Flynn Catechetical Institute in St. Paul, Minnesota. Kelly also worked with Jeff Cavins of the Great Adventure Bible Timeline. Kelly's enthusastic style encouraged us, as women, to know the Holy Spirit, participate in a Bible study, and take Eucharist regularly. At Sacred Heart, we offer the Bible Timeline. CLICK HERE to see the summer and fall sessions.

Holy Week at Sacred Heart wasSacred Heart Church | Easter both beautiful and inspiring. Each year the season of Lent puts us into an introspective mood, Holy week reminds us of the tenents of our faith, and Easter morning fills our hearts with joyful singing at the Resurrection of our Lord. Thank you to everyone who worked long hours with tender love and care to create a beautiful week of celebrations! Happy Easter!

Mass Times

4 pm

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

Mon - Fri
8 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 evening (except when a parish event is planned in the church).
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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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