Planning Your Wedding
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As you begin your wedding plans, please call our office and schedule an appointment to meet with a priest.  Call our main office at 515-225-6414. 

For detail on planning your upcoming wedding, please read our GUIDELINES.

Mass Times
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Holy Thursday, April 17
 No 8 am Mass
 Service at 7 pm

Good Friday, April 18
 No 8 am Mass
 Service at 7 pm
Easter Vigil, April 19
 No reconciliation at 2:30 pm
 No 4 pm Mass
 Service at 8 pm

Easter Sunday, April 20
Regular Sunday Mass schedule

Saturday
4:00 pm

Sunday
8:00 am 
9:30 am
11:15 am 
1:00 pm (Spanish Mass)

Mon - Fri
8:00 am

Sacrament of Reconciliation
Saturday 2:30 - 3:30 pm

Adoration
Adoration will be held in the church on the first Tuesday of every month from 8:30 am until 7 pm.

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.

Matrimony
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Celebrating your marriage at Sacred Heart

 "But from the beginning of creation, 'God made them male and female. For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.' So they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, no human being must separate."  Mark 10:6-9

As you plan your wedding, and embark on this busy and joyous time, we encourage you, in the midst of the many details and the inevitable stress, to consider the sacramental gift of marriage. Marriage is a lasting commitment that you make to each other freely. The gift of your whole self to another calls for fidelity, a life-long commitment, and enables you to share in God’s acts of creation. This is why the Church calls marriage a covenant. In this covenant, each of you give yourself completely to one another. A married couple is a sign of God’s love for us, a sacrament of this total love. How well you live this call to be sacrament is a loving challenge to both of you. As you consider the meaning of the sacrament of marriage, please remember these words from Paul:


“Love is patient, love is kind. Sacred Heart Parish | Matrimony
It does not envy; it does not boast, it is not proud.
It is not rude, it is not self-seeking.
It is not easily angered, it keeps no records of wrongs.
Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.
It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always preserves.”
1 Corinthians 13:4-7

Preparing for a wedding in the Catholic Church is a challenging process. A wedding ceremony expresses your desire and commitment to become this sacrament. You express this in the choices you make about what happens during your wedding. At Sacred Heart, our goal is to guide you through the process in a way that will help you appreciate the important step you are about to take, and to provide beautiful memories for a lifetime. The entire staff at Sacred Heart Church looks forward to working with you both as you prepare for this important step in your life.

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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