Children's Faith Formation classes for
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
have been cancelled.
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
Why do we fast during Lent? Christopher West discusses the meaning and the importance of fasting during Lent. CLICK HERE to visit the Lenten page to learn more about what we have planned for Lent at Sacred Heart.
Next time you are in our beautiful church, take a close look at the arrangement in front of the ambo. Each week throughout Lent, an arrangement will be dedicated to the country we focus on through our Rice Bowl Project. The photo here is from the first week of Lent, Tanzania The basket contains soybeans. Currently, the display reflects Nicaragua (CLICK HERE to view the CRS video on the Lent page). We send a heartfelt thank you to Pam Douglas for her creativity which brings special meaning to our worship space during Lent and throughout our year. Watch carefully to see what Pam has planned for our next country, Niger.
On Sunday, February 22, our the candidates and catecumens gathered at the Cathedral in downtown Des Moines to receive the Rite of Election. Bishop Pates was on hand to worship with the group that had come from all the Catholic churches throughout out diocese. Please pray for these men and women as they begin the final phase of preparation for full initiation into the Church at Easter Vigil.
During 5 Masses held on Ash Wednesday, February 18, parishioners from Sacred Heart Church came together to prepare for the season of Lent. As Father Hess said in our bulletin this week, "Because our lives are not perfect and we do not always live as people of faith, the Church calls upon us to use the 40 days of Lent as a time of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving." CLICK HERE to learn about our Lenten activities.
On Monday, April 16, the Knights of Columbus welcomed new members. To learn more about the Knights of Columbus and what they do for our community, CLICK HERE. The next pancake breakfast sponsored by the Knights will be held on March 8 and will support the Rice Bowl project at Sacred Heart Church.
We invite you to pray for our catecumens and candidates as they enter the final period of purification and enlightenment which is an intense time of preparation for the reception of the Sacraments of Initiation at Easter Vigil. In the picture below, the catechumens and candidates are in the front row. Pictured are: Alan Newell, Fritz Nordengren, Jennifer Garay, Michael Kool, Amy Dueling, Nancy Morgan, Jheri Schutt and Katie Barton. Not pictured: Jack Davenport and Liliana Salgado Ocampo.