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For information about Youth Ministry and SMASH, please contact:

Deanna Lane
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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.

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SMASH (Student Ministry at Sacred Heart)

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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! 

Sacred Heart Church | SMASHService: 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!
Fall 2015 Newsletter- CLICK HERE to download the most recent newsletter

Christmas Shopping Service Project
Sat., Dec. 12 we will be "shopping buddies" for kids selected through WDM Human Services. CLICK HERE for the details and a permission slip. Sign up by Nov. 15

Upcoming Calendar Highlights
CLICK HERE to download the complete calendar

Nov. 4 Confirmation 2016 Candidate Session 6:30-8:00
Nov. 11  Meals From the Heartland 
Nov. 19-22  NCYC (National Catholic Youth Conference in Indianapolis, IN
Nov. 25  NO SMASH - Happy Thanksgiving
Dec. 2   Confirmation Class 6:30-8:00
Dec. 16, 23 and 30 - NO SMASH - Christmas Break
Jan. 6, 2016  Confirmation Class and SMASH
Feb. 29-March 2  Parish Mission with Mike Patin
March 2   Confirmation Class and SMASH attend Parish Mission
March 13-16  Faith in Action (Spring Break Service Adventure)
April 24  Senior Recognition Mass and Brunch (9:30 Mass)

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