"Lord, make me an instrument of your peace; where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness light; and where there is sadness, joy." St. Francis of Assisi
At Sacred Heart Church, we are a community of believers. As believers, it is important to work together to grow spiritually, to support our parish financially, and to reach out to the world in which we live. Whether your gift is serving those in need, participating in a Bible study, joining a choir, or organizing a parish event, our prayer is that you find what you seek in the variety of activities listed on this page.
Adult Faith Formation: Monte Hauserman is the Director of Adult Faith Formation. Through the Adult Faith Formation program, Sacred Heart welcomes new members. Monte welcomes new Catholics through the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA). To learn more about Monte's programs, click here. If you wish to contact Monte, call him at (515) 201-8280 or email him.
Children's Faith Formation (CFF): The CFF staff, Kayla Richer, Debbie Chalik and Marcia Schaul, coordinate programs that include Wednesday Faith Formation classes for students in area public schools, Sunday morning preschool held during 9:30 Mass, sacramental preparation programs for all children of our parish, Children's Liturgy of the Word dismissal at the 9:30 Mass, Vacation Bible School (VBS) held each summer in June, and many educational programs to help parents and catechists as they guide the children of our parish. Click here to learn more about the programs offered through CFF. Click here if you are interested in joining us as a catechist.
Family Life Ministry and GIFT (Growing in Faith Together): The programs through Family Ministry and GIFT offer opportunities to the families, parents, and adults to grow spiritually as they learn the details of our Catholic faith. Julie Nelson is the coordinator of both programs, and plans activities throughout the year. You can email Julie for details.
Finance Committee: The Finance Committee oversees finances for the parish. For further information, contact Kathy Ingle (515) 223-1331.
Hispanic Ministry: Our Hispanic Ministries program is designed to serve our Latino community, and to celebrate and share the rich cultural traditions through the many programs we offer. Rosario Manzano is the Director of the program. Click here to learn more or contact Rosario at (515) 779-1191.
Parish Nursing: As the Parish Nurse for Sacred Heart, Nancy Carlson offers a wide variety of supportive programs to parishioners, and opportunities for many volunteers. Click here to visit the Parish Nursing page. If you wish to email Nancy, click here.
Pastoral Council: For information regarding the Pastoral Council, visit their web page, or contact Tom Riley at 224-1855 or Steve Freking at 223-1918.
SMASH / Youth Ministry: Through the many activities offered to our youth, grades 9-12, students are able to attend faith sharing events, a social activities, National Catholic Youth Conference, and mission trips offered each year. Click here to visit the SMASH/Youth Ministry page. You can email Deanna Lane, Director of Youth ministry, or call at (515) 225-0286.