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Our office hours are Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.  During the summer and Christmas break, we will not be in the office every day, but will check phone messages and email on a regular basis. Call us at 515-225-6414, ext. 316 or email us at:

Kayla Richer, Director
515-225-6414, ext. 319

Debbie Chalik, Coordinator
515-225-6414, ext. 316

Marcia Schaul
515-225-6414, ext. 317

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Children's Faith Formation

Imagine…that your child looks forward to attending Mass each week;Sacred Hear | Children's Faith

Imagine…that your child knows the prayers that have provided comfort to Catholics since the time of the very first Christians;

Imagine…that your child lives in a world where the love of Christ is firmly imprinted in his or her heart;

Imagine…that our Catholic faith gives each child the strength to weather the challenges life presents; and the moral character to know what is right and what is not;

Imagine…that your child holds the truth of the Church throughout their entire life.

I ask you, what more can we want for our children?

This is our goal, too, and we invite you to join us in nurturing this future for Sacred Heart Church | Children's Faith Formationyour child. Our program, and our commitment, is that we might grow a generation of youth who know Christ and recognize him in our Church: in the grace of the sacraments, in the prayers that are a part of our lives, and the community that supports us in times of sorrow as well as joy.

More than ever, our culture recognizes the fact that the core of faith begins at home – church is not a building, but a home. The Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches us that, “Through the grace of the sacrament of marriage, parents receive the responsibility and privilege of evangelizing their children. Parents should initiate their children at an early age into the mysteries of the faith of which they are the ‘first heralds’ for their children. They should associate them from their tenderest year with the life of the Church.” CCC 2225

But as sincere as you might be about directing the faith of your child, you may not know how to go about it. We are here to guide and support you as you embark on this journey. Through the many programs that we offer, including adult as well as youth faith formation, we hope to inspire a home that helps your child become Catholic in not just what they Do, but in who they ARE.
Kayla Richer, Director Debbie Chalik, Coordinator
Marcia Schaul, Office Assistant

Welcome to Sacred Heart Children's Faith Formation! Below are details about our programs and activities.

During the winter months, we occassionally need to cancel our classes on Wednesday. Below you will find information about our cancellation policy.
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* CLICK HERE for Spanish.

Here are the details of what we offer:
* Wednesday Childrens' Faith Formation classes are offered at either 4:30-5:45 or 6:30-7:45 for grades K-8. The fee is $100 for the year per child.
* Sunday Preschool classes are held during 9:30 Mass for children ages 3-5. The fee is $100 for the year per child.
* Confirmation is held during the sophomore year in high school. Preparation begins in 9th grade for students who have been previously enrolled in Children's Faith Formation classes or Sacred Heart School. The sacramental activity fee is $100 per child.
* First Eucharist is held in 2nd grade for students who have attended Children's Faith Formation or Sacred
 Heart School in 1st and 2nd grades. There is a sacramental activity fee of $35 paid when students begin 2nd grade.

* Children's Liturgy of the Word Dismissal is during 9:30 Mass. There is no charge for this program.
In addition, we offer many parish-wide opportunities for our children and their families to nurture faith and connect with the larger parish community. We invite you to discover and take advantage of these opportunities!

CLICK HERE if you are a member of the Heart To Heart Faith Finders Bible Study.

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

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