Love in the Heart of Christ

"Love in the Heart of Christ"
Sunday, October 25, 2015
Mark your calendars for the 9th Annual
Love in the Heart of Christ service project.

This is a family oriented opportunity that matches those in our community that need service done to those that are ready and able to help. All ages are encouraged to participate and will be matched to the perfect job in the community. Families, sports teams, friends and individuals should stay tuned for further information on how to volunteer for this fulfilling experience.

Contact Deanna Gray for more information: (515) 210-9559.

"If you can't feed a hundred people,
 then feed just one."
Mother Teresa of Caluctta

Sacred Heart Church | Parish Day of Service
What is the Pastoral Council?

"We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop."
Mother Teresa of Calcutta

The Pastoral Council is made up of a group of members who work together to contribute to Sacred Heart Parish by sponsoring and supporting a variety of parish events and activities. The goal is to create a platform for communication for parish organizatiosn that will foster awareness of the many opportunities available at Sacred Heart for parishioners of all ages and interests.Sacred Heart Church | Parish Day of Service

In addition to the supportive role the council plays in our parish, they sponsor several events during each year. 

  • "Love in the Heart of Christ" is a parish-wide mission project created to support the need of our parish community. Following a day of work, parishioners are invited to a supper in the parish center. This mission is held each year in October.
  • During Lent, the pastoral council offers a soup supper in the parish center before the parish reconciliation service. 
  • In April each year, the council collects "Soles for Souls". The number of "soles" collected has increased each year.
  • Watch the bulletin or this web site for further details regarding these and other parish events.

Pastoral Council meetings are held once a month. Parish members are welcome to submit topics to be presented at meetings. 

Members are selected each year in early spring by a parish-wide selection process. If you are interesting in becoming actively involved in Sacred Heart Church and learning how to become a member of the Pastoral Council, contact Loralee Chase (President) 515-778-4271 or

Pastoral Council Members

For information regarding the Pastoral Council, contact Loralee Chase (President) 515-778-4271.
Email Loralee at

Listed below are the current Pastoral Council Members:

Margarita Caro
Loralee Chase (President)
Casey Conner
Enrique Cruz
Bill Finnegan
Steve Freking
JulieAnn Hager
Father Mike Hess
Beth Hoffa
Melissa and Mike Kieszkowski
Cindy McColley (Treasurer)
Father Fabian Moncado
Joanne Nealon
Tom Riley
Lisa Schwarte
Dave Skinkle (Vice President)
Carol Smith
Mary Kay Suckow

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