Love in the Heart of Christ Parish Service project will be held on Sunday, October 26, 2014. CLICK HERE for details!

Grab your friends and join us while we read and discuss an awesome book, The Four Signs of a Dynamic Catholic by popular author Matthew Kelly. This five week series begins on Monday, October 27 and lasts until November 24, 2014. Dinner is served at 5:30 pm, discussion begins at 6:15 pm. Books are $4 and are available in the church office. Online registration will be available and is encouraged to ensure adequate planning. Questions? Contact:

Sacred Heart Church | Family Ministry

Ladies, are you seeking to connect with others and share your faith? Sacred Heart Marriage and Family Ministry is offering a new program this fall called Walking with Purpose. CLICK HERE to go to the Marriage and Family Ministry page to learn more about this study and to register!

Our very own Deanna Lane, Director of Youth Ministry, has contributed to Bite-Sized Faith, a blog through the St. Joseph Educational Center. Here is the link to Deanna's article: Back to School: A Parent's Reflection and Prayer

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

First Eucharist parents should attend a parent meeting on October 29 at 6:30 pm in the church.

There will be NO CFF on Wednesday, October 29, 2014. There will be a catechist in-service in the church at 6:30 pm.

Blood Pressure screening is held the first weekend of every month from October until May in the small room off the church vestibule.

The Sacred Heart Women's Guild is coordinating efforts to provide 20 casseroles each month to the Family Violence Center. CLICK HERE for details.

The Mass of Remebrance will be held on Sunday, November 2, 2014 at 11:15 am.

The Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick will be held Novermeber 15 - 16 at all Masses. 

On November 19, the SMASH social will include Lazer Tag! CLICK HERE to learn more about how to join in!

A new Seasons of Hope Bereavement Group will meet from November 24-December 29, 2014. Watch for details.

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

Sacred Heart Church | Hispanic Mass
Several months ago, Dorothy Pisarski was contacted to play for some of the Hispanic Masses held on Sundays at 1:00 pm. Dorothy took it upon herself to form a choir of women to sing and began practicing several weeks ago. They sang for the first time at Mass on Sunday, October 12. We would like to extend a big THANK YOU to this group of women pictured here who have contributed precious time to create a beautiful worship environment for our 1:00 pm Mass!

Sacred Heart Church | Confirmation 2014"Be sealed with the Gift of the Holy Spirit." On Sunday, October 12, 2014, 98 young Catholics from Sacred Heart Church answered this call at the Confirmation Mass. We congratulate these young people on the commitment they have made to their Catholic faith, and we thank parents, sponsors, family and friends who have played a part in the journey. We would also like to thank the many people who worked to make this Mass a beautiful celebration! Our prayer is that faith will continue to grow for our newly confirmed with the guidance of the Holy Spirit.

Sacred Heart Church joined forces with the Catholic Sacred Heart Church | Habitat Catholic Circle of FaithCircle of Faith co-sponsors to build a house. Agnes, the new home owner, is shown here at the dedication which was held on October 4, 2014. Pat Baumhover presented Agnes with a Bible as a special gift. The house is located at 1031 SE 9th Street in Des Moines. Thank yo to all of the many volunteers of our parish who dedicated time and resources to make this project a reality. CLICK HERE to learn more about the Catholic Circle of Faith Habitat projects.

Sacred Heart Church | Pancake BreakfastSunday, September 14 was the very first pancake breakfast for the year! The Knights of Columbus (and a few extra helpers) were busy all morning as they fed smiling faces (shown in the picture here). The Knights hold a pancake breakfast about once a month on a Sunday morning in the parish center. The donations they collect at the pancake breakfast each month go to support a wide variety of parish and community organizations. Watch this page for the next breakfast! CLICK HERE to learn more about the Knights of Columbus of Sacred Heart Church.

Sacred Heart Church | RCIA

The Rite of Acceptance and Welcoming for our RCIA adults was held on Sunday, September 7, 2014 during the 9:30 am Mass. The participants pictures above will be learning about our Catholic faith all throughout the year and will be joining the Church at Easter Vigil. If you are interested in learning more about the process of RCIA, please CLICK HERE.

Join us for Children's Liturgy of the Word Sacred Heart Church | Children's Liturgydismissal, held during 9:30 am Mass each week. Children who are in kindergarten and older are invited to follow the group for an interpretation of the Gospel created just for them. The children also learn many of the basics of our weekly liturgy which will help them begin to understand the depth of our Catholic faith. There is no charge for this program.

Sacred Heart Church | Catholic Women NowCatholic Women Now is a half-hour show produced at the studios of Iowa Catholic Radio in Des Moines, and is co-hosted by our very own Julie Nelson and Chris Magruder. The show explores various topics such as faith, family, friendship and the feminine genius. Julie and Chris together explore the depth, breadth and strength of the Catholic Church. The program airs live on Thursday at 9 am and is rebroadcast at 9 pm the same day. Central Iowa listeners can turn the radio dial to 1150 AM, 88.5 or 94.5 FM. Listen anywhere in the world at and hit the "Listen Live" link. You can also listen through the tune-in radio app for smart phones and mobile devices.

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 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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