Ongoing Youth Ministry Events
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For information about Youth Ministry and SMASH, please contact:

Deanna Lane
Director of Youth Ministry

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SMASH Prayer

Thank you, Lord. Thank you for blessing us with a community of believers that worships and prays together.

Help us, Lord. Help us lead lives we can take pride in despite all of today’s pressures.

Remind us, Lord. Remind us that when we are lost and lonely, you are always near.

Forgive us, Lord. Forgive us for we are far from perfect and grant us hearts that are open to forgiving others.

Give us strength, Lord. Give us strength to hear your voice and follow your plan today and always.


Youth Ministry Philosophy
The Student Ministry program at Sacred Heart strives to empower the teens of the parish to live as Disciples (followers) of Christ, to draw them into responsible participation in the social and spiritual life of the parish and to foster their personal and spiritual growth through a deeper understanding of the Catholic faith and their relationship with Jesus.

Love Vs. Lust
Featuring Special Guest - Paul J. Kim

Wed., Feb. 11, 6:30-8:00
 Sacred Heart Parish Center

Paul is FUNNY, CHALLENGING, REFRESHING, AND REAL in his honesty with teens about committing to chastity as a sure means of finding happiness and a love worth the wait! 

8th-12th Graders (and parents too!) are invited to enjoy inspirational speaker, singer and beat boxer from California as he gets real about the lies our culture feeds young people on the topic of sex. Come hear Paul call out the lies and affirm the God-given plan and desire that everyone has for authentic love. Check out his website 

What is SMASH? Watch the video above for a sneak peek...

SMASH (Student Ministry at Sacred Heart)
SMASH on Wednesdays: Students in grades 9-12 are invited to participate in weekly youth gatherings from 6:30-8:30 most Wednesdays during the school year. Participants have the opportunity to explore their faith and grow in their relationship with God through the use of music, media, prayer, games, stories, talking with peers and more. No registration necessary, come any time! 
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Service: Opportunities to serve others are offered throughout the year such as serving a meal at Catholic Worker House, Courage League Sports and Christmas shopping with underprivileged kids. Extended service trips are offered during spring break (FIA) and in the summer.  

Community Building: Many opportunities to build community are available through events such as Ice Skating, Lazer Tag, and Summer Beach Bash to name a few. 

Teen Choir: This energetic group leads upbeat music for Mass about once a month (usually 11:15). Rehearsals are two or three Sunday’s a month from 6:30-8:00 pm. New singers and instrumentalists welcome any time throughout the year. See Calendar for schedule. 

What's Happening!


Faith in Action: FIA
Spring Break Service Adventure Retreat March 15-18. CLICK HERE for details and permission slip

Summer Mission Trip:
Omaha Winnebago Indian Reservation, July 19-25.
CLICK HERE for more information
CLICK HERE to download an application

Lenten Fish Fry FridaysFeb. 20, 27, March 6, 13, 20, 27 CLICK HERE for more information and for volunteer sign up

NCYC - National Catholic Youth Conference 
Current 8th-11th graders are invited to attend NCYC in Indianapolis Nov. 19-22, 2015. Join over 20,000 young Catholics for three exciting days filled with powerful speakers, engaging workshop sessions, energetic concerts, meaningful prayer experiences, exhibits and more.
CLICK HERE for more information and a registration form

2014-15 Calendar
CLICK HERE to download the complete 2014-15 Youth Ministry Calendar

View Photos from the Summer Mission Trip: Colorado Flood Relief 
The mission trip was a HUGE success. We worked hard, played hard and most importantly, prayed hard! Thanks to all for their prayers and financial support of this year's trip. Click this link to enjoy many pictures from the week.

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