Contact Information
For Additional information about the programs listed on this page, contact Children's Faith Formation:

Children's Faith Formation
1627 Grand Avenue
West Des Moines, IA 50265

Kayla Richer, Director

Debbie Chalik, Coordinator

Marcia Schaul

Sacred Heart Church | Preschool

Children's Liturgy of the Word

What is Children's Liturgy of the Word
Mass Dismissal?

Children who are in kindergarten and older will be invited forward toSacred Heart Church | Children's Liturgy join other participants in the Children's Liturgy of the Word program after the Opening Prayer at the 9:30 Mass most Sundays. This is not a Religious Education class or a craft session but a liturgy especially tailored for children.

Children follow the same Mass procedure as adults but on a level appropriate to their understanding. We will be using the Children's Lectionary and the children will hear a homily relating to the Gospel reading for that Sunday.

Adult assistants are needed to help with "crowd control" during dismissal. Please join the group as we gather at the front of the church. The children will return to church at the offering, parents should watch for the return of the children. Assistants will help the children find their parents. 

Sacred Heart Church | Children's LiturgyDismissal is held every Sunday from September to May with the exception of holiday weekends. Please watch the bulletin for any changes in the dismissal schedule. You can find the Children's Liturgy Dismissal schedule in the Children's Faith Formation calendar by clicking hereThere is not cost for this program and no need to sign up in advance! 

Sunday Preschool

Sunday Morning Preschool is held during 9:30 Mass from September until March or April. The program includes classes forSacred Heart Church | Sunday Preschool children who are 3, 4, or 5 years old by September 15. Classes are held at Sacred Heart School. The Curriculum is designed to teach children the beginning basics of Catholic Christianity, Christian prayer, and elementary truths of the Catholic faith. The curriculum includes music. Our goal is that each child learn that church is fun and Jesus loves each of usl! Classroom Catechists are required to attend on-going training.

Registration is held from March through June, and the cost is $100 for the entire year. The program relies on parents to teach the classes. Parents who teach do not pay tuition.

Contact Children's Faith Formation for further information, or to register: 515-225-1641, or email at

Sacred Heart | Sunday Preschool

Sacred Heart Parish, 1627 Grand Avenue, West Des Moines, IA 50265 | Phone: 515-225-6414 | Fax: 515-225-0286 |

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