Love in the Heart of Christ

Sunday, October 27, 2013 will the 7th Annual "Love in the Heart of Christ" parish service event. This is a family oriented program designed to lend a helping hand to our community. The kick-off will be held following the 11:15 Mass where groups receive assignments for the day. 

This is a great opportunity to help others through works of kindness and generosity - a fulfilling experience for all!

"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 organization 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 a meetings. 

Members are selected each year in early spring by a parish-wide selection process. If you are interesting becoming actively involved in Sacred Heart Church and learning how to become a member of the Pastoral Council, contact one of the co-presidents, Tom Riley at 224-1855 or Steve Freking at 223-1918.

Pastoral Council Members

For information regarding the Pastoral Council, contact one of the co-presidents: Tom Riley at 224-1855 or Steve Freking at 223-1918.

Listed below are the current Pastoral Council Members:

Father Mike Hess
Father Fabian Moncado
Margarita Caro
Dave Skinkle
Loralee Chase
Bill Oberfoell
Cindy McColley
Dan Biller
Jon Werger
Ann Baumhover
Tom Riley - Co-President
Lisa Schwarte - H & S Rep
Mary Kay Suckow
Steve Freking - Co-President
Andy Hays - Youth Rep
T.J. Anderson
Megan Altemeier
Bob Carber - BOE Rep
JulieAnn Hager
Melissa and Mike Kieszkowski

Meeting Minutes
August 2013
September 2013
October 2013
November 2013
December 2013
February 2014
March 2014
April 2014
May 2014

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