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.
Blessing, Father Mike Hess
Love in the Heart of Christ Parish Day of Service was held on Sunday, October 26. Volunteers from the parish spent the day in and around our community helping with a variety of projects. It was an especially perfect day for raking leaves! After a full day of working and having a great time, all gathered in the parish center for a chili supper. There's nothing like a full day of work to bring out an appetite! We want to extend a sincere thank you to everyone who participated. It was a great day!
Sunday, October 26 was not such a scary Halloween party at Sunday morning preschool. Sunday morning preschool is held at Sacred Heart School during 9:30 Mass each week from September to March. The 3, 4 and 5 year old children sing songs, read stories, learn to pray and have a great time. Last week, they learned that Christ is our Light - and learning about Jesus can be lots of fun! If you are interested in learning more, please call the church office at 225-6414.
Several months ago, Dorothy Pisarski was contacted to play for some of the Hispanic Masses held on Sundays at 1:00 pm. Dorothy took it upon herself to form a choir of women to sing and began practicing several weeks ago. They sang for the first time at Mass on Sunday, October 12. We would like to extend a big THANK YOU to this group of women pictured here who have contributed precious time to create a beautiful worship environment for our 1:00 pm Mass!
"Be sealed with the Gift of the Holy Spirit." On Sunday, October 12, 2014, 98 young Catholics from Sacred Heart Church answered this call at the Confirmation Mass. We congratulate these young people on the commitment they have made to their Catholic faith, and we thank parents, sponsors, family and friends who have played a part in the journey. We would also like to thank the many people who worked to make this Mass a beautiful celebration! Our prayer is that faith will continue to grow for our newly confirmed with the guidance of the Holy Spirit.
Sacred Heart Church joined forces with the Catholic Circle of Faith co-sponsors to build a house. Agnes, the new home owner, is shown here at the dedication which was held on October 4, 2014. Pat Baumhover presented Agnes with a Bible as a special gift. The house is located at 1031 SE 9th Street in Des Moines. Thank yo to all of the many volunteers of our parish who dedicated time and resources to make this project a reality. CLICK HERE to learn more about the Catholic Circle of Faith Habitat projects.
Sunday, September 14 was the very first pancake breakfast for the year! The Knights of Columbus (and a few extra helpers) were busy all morning as they fed smiling faces (shown in the picture here). The Knights hold a pancake breakfast about once a month on a Sunday morning in the parish center. The donations they collect at the pancake breakfast each month go to support a wide variety of parish and community organizations. Watch this page for the next breakfast! CLICK HERE to learn more about the Knights of Columbus of Sacred Heart Church.
The Rite of Acceptance and Welcoming for our RCIA adults was held on Sunday, September 7, 2014 during the 9:30 am Mass. The participants pictures above will be learning about our Catholic faith all throughout the year and will be joining the Church at Easter Vigil. If you are interested in learning more about the process of RCIA, please CLICK HERE.
Join us for Children's Liturgy of the Word dismissal, held during 9:30 am Mass each week. Children who are in kindergarten and older are invited to follow the group for an interpretation of the Gospel created just for them. The children also learn many of the basics of our weekly liturgy which will help them begin to understand the depth of our Catholic faith. There is no charge for this program.