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Contact Rosario Manzano at the Hispanic Ministries Office at 515-779-1191.

Por favor contactarse con Rosario Manzano en la Oficina de Ministerios Hispanos (Telf. 515-779-1191).

Sacred Heart Church | Hispanic Ministries

Hispanic Demographics
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The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has released information on the demographics of the Hispanic population in our country. Click here for details.

Sacred Heart Church | Hispanic MinistriesA parish-wide celebration in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe was held Thursday, December 12 with a bilingual Novena and Rosary in the school gym at 5:30 pm, a procession with the statue of our Blessed Mother into the sanctuary, a bilingual Mass at 7 pm, followed by festivities in the school gym. The festivities included food, music and fellowship. All were encouraged to attend in honor of our Blessed Mother Mary, and to enjoy the cultural diversity this celebration will provide. Over 1,200 people participated! CLICK HERE to learn more about Our Lady of Guadalupe in English. CLICK HERE for Spanish.

What is Hispanic Ministry?
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Sacred Heart Church has a tradition of a very active Hispanic community.  Our Hispanic Ministries program is designed to serve our Latino community, and to celebrate and share the rich cultural Sacred Heart Church | Hispanic Ministriestraditions.  Programs include: our English/Spanish Mass each week, various outreach and service ministries, special Masses, festivities and novenas throughout the year, and a sacramental preparation program that guides our young Hispanic children as they enter into full communion with our entire parish community.

The mission of the Hispanic Ministry at Sacred Heart Church is to proclaim the Gospel in the Hispanic/Latino community and to bring all Hispanic Catholics into full, enthusiastic participation in the life and mission of our Church, while strengthening the unity of the One Body of Christ. This mission is accomplished by:

** Welcoming the presence of Hispanic Catholics and building community among them and among our entire parish;
** Reaching out to Hispanic Catholics inactive in their faith and to Hispanics with no church affiliation;
** Affirming and promoting the cultural identity of Hispanic/Latino Catholics while at the same time respecting the cultural identity of the faithful who are not Hispanic;
** Expressing and celebrating the faith in a spirit of communion and participation;
Promoting social justice in a spirit of solidarity and responding to the needs and aspirations of the poor and vulnerable;
** Inviting and training Hispanics to be ministers in the Church;
** Providing Catechesis and faith formation for Hispanic Catholics of all ages.
Services Offered at Sacred Heart
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Bilingual (Spanish/English) Mass Sunday at 1:00 p.m.

Misa Bilingue en Español: Domingos a la 1:00 p.m.

Baptismal Preparation Classes in Spanish.

Clases de Preparación para el Sacramento del Bautismo en Español

Marriage Preparation Classes in Spanish.

Clases de Preparación para el Sacramento del Matrimonio en Español

Religious Education/Catechesis for children.

Clases de Educación Religiosa (Catecismo)

English as a second language classes (ESL) offered Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. from September – April.  Classes are offered at no charge.

Clases de Inglés todos los Miércoles a las 6:30PM.(Empiezan en Setiembre)

Sacred Heart Church | Hispanic Ministry

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

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