Love in the Heart of Christ

"Love in the Heart of Christ"
Annual Parish Service Event
Sunday, October 25, 2015

This is a Sacred Heart Parish event where parishioners help other parishioners through works of kindness and generosity.

  • 11:15 pm: Kick-off Mass (please join other volunteers and wear your T-Shirt).
  • 9 - 1 pm: Pick up assignments and supplies in the Sacred Heart parish center.
  • 1 - 4 pm: Travel to assignments and complete projects.
  • 2 - 5 pm: All participants, parishioners and guests are invited to the Sacred Heart parish center for a meal and fellowship.

Here is how you can be involved:

  • Need a project done or would you enjoy a personal visit (or know someone who does)? CLICK HERE to print a Project Request Form.
  • Volunteer to help. CLICK HERE to print a Volunteer Form.

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 Dave Shinkle (President)
Email Dave at

Current Pastoral Council Members:
Nicole Campbell
Loralee Chase
Casey Conner
Enrique Cruz
Bill Finnegan
JulieAnn Hager
Beth Hoffa
Melissa and Mike Kieszkowski
Kevin MacFerrin
John Mathis
Cindy McColley (Secretary)
Jeff Miller
Joanne Nealon
Dave Skinkle (President)
Carol Smith (Vice President)

Meeting Minutes
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January 2015
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