The Art & Environment Committee will be decorating our church for Summer Ordinary time on Saturday, May 30 at 8 am. Please come and help!!

Mark you calendar for a TASTY fund raiser on Sunday afternoon, May 31 in the  parish center. The Knights of Columbus, led by the Hispanic brother knights are leading an effort to raise tuition assistance funds for Sacred Heart School by selling home-made tacos from noon until 3 pm.

If you are an 8th grader currently attending Sacred Heart School or if you were enrolled in CFF this past year, you are eligible to begin Confirmation preparation classes in the fall. If you have not already registered, please return the registration form you received in the mail by July 1 or contact the CFF office at 225-6414 to sign up.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will be held on Tuesday, June 2. Exposition will occur after 8 am Mass and reposition will be a t 7 pm. Please use the north church doors. In the event of a funeral, Adoration will be suspended for the duration of the funeral and will resume for the remainder of the day.

The next Sacred Heart Blood Drive will be held on Thursday, June 4 from 2-6:30 pm in the parish center. To schedule an appointment or to donate contact JoAnn Fischer at (515) 865-3799. You can also schedule a time on line at:

The GIFT team has new studies scheduled for the summer and the fall. CLICK HERE to see what is available and to register for a class.

Registration forms for Children's Faith Formation (CFF) have been mailed. Please return them to us as soon as you can! If you have a new student to enroll or have questions, please call our office at 225-6414, ext. 316 or by email:

Are you interested in learning more about the Catholic Church? Contact Casey Conner at or call 515-225-6414, ext. 309.

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.
Blessings, Father Mike Hess

On Monday, May 18, the Sacred Heart ChurchSacred Heart Church | Knights of Columbus Knights of Columbus presented Father Fabian with a K of C jacket to thank him and to help him remember his time at our parish. Father Fabian will be leaving us to serve a parish in Council Bluffs at the end of June.  The Knights also welcomed 6 new members and honored long-time Knight, Jim Donlan, with the award for the May Knight of the month.

Sacred Heart Church | First EucharistOn May 2, 2015 we held our second celebration of First Eucharist at Sacred Heart Church for 68 of our young Catholic students. The day was beautiful, the smiles were happy, and the weather was perfect. All of the young people began formal preparation for the reception of Eucharist for the very first time last fall, but most have looked forward to this day since they can remember coming forward with parents and siblings. We thank the teachers at both Sacred Heart School and Children's Faith Formation for the role they have played in helping our students grow in faith, but more important is the role that parents play as our young people grow in faith today and throughout their lives. 

Sacred Heart Church | Youth Ministry

On Sunday, April 26, the parishioners of Sacred Heart gathererd at 11:15 am to celebrate Mass and recognize our 2015 high school graduates. Shown here are the happy graduates! We send them off with wishes of great success and many prayers.

Sacred Heart Church | Hispanic First EucharistOn April 18, we welcomed 61 young Catholic student to the Table of the Lord. First Eucharist for families who speak Spanish was held at 11 am on that Saturday, with a full house in attendance. It was a beautiful Mass, and everyone had a big smile. The picture here was taken by parishioner Erica Fontana of Photography by E. Erica also took pictures of every student at the dress rehearsal on the previous Wednesday.

Our building project is underway! Sacred Heart Church | Ground BreakingIf you haven't noticed, we are doing some construction to our school. We are creating a new multi-purpose meeting room for both church and school by remodeling the current kindergarten classrooms. The kindergarten classes will move into the new addition on the northeast side of the building, along with two new preschool classrooms. For the first time, we will be offering a developmental kindergarten class. This project is slated for completion by the start of school in the fall of 2015.

Mass Times

4 pm

8 am 
9:30 am
11:15 am 
1 pm (Spanish Mass)

Mon - Fri
8 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).
Taking a vacation? 
Find a church and Mass times while you are away from Sacred Heart!
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 |

  ·   Login
Copyright 2012 by Sacred Heart Parish