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

Deanna Lane
Director of Youth Ministry
Deanna.Lane@sacredheartwdm.org
515-225-0546

CLICK HERE FOR 2013-2014 YOUTH MINISTRY CALENDER

CONFIRMATION INFORMATION CLICK HERE.

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SMASH Prayer
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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.

Amen

Youth Ministry Philosophy
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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.
SMASH (Student Ministry at Sacred Heart)
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Summer SMASH Events
There are may fun and faith-filled events planned for this summer including a trip to Worlds of Fun on June 5 (See details at the right), a Beach Bash on June 29, service opportunities and a faith-based book club meeting in June and July. All incoming 9th graders-Class of 2014 are invited to join the fun!
CLICK HERE FOR AN OVERVIEW OF EVENTS
CLICK HERE FOR THE SUMMER CALENDAR


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! 2013 SMASH Begins Sept. 4
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Service: Opportunities to serve others are offered throughout the year such as serving a meal at Catholic Worker House, 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, SMASH Socials, 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. Singers and instrumentalists welcome.  

Upcoming Teen Choir dates:

Rehearsals 6:30-8 pm in the church
April 6, 13, 16, 27

Masses:
March 30 (11:15)
GOOD FRIDAY April 18 (7:00)
May 4 (9:30)


What's Happening!
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Summer Mission Trip: Colorado Flood Relief July 19-27
Applications are now available for the 2014 summer mission trip. This summer we will be traveling to central Colorado to help repair homes and habitat damaged by the devastating floods that affected this area last September. 
Who: All teens currently in 9-12th grade and adult chaperones
When: We’ll be traveling by Amtrak train leaving on July 19 and returning early on July 27
Cost: The trip is expected to cost between $500-$600 (a few variable such as transportation and housing will affect the final cost). This includes transportation, housing, meals, supplies and a t-shirt. Financial aid is available as well as many fundraising opportunities. 
More information: CLICK HERE FOR ALL OF THE DETAILS
Applications: Applications and $100 deposit due April 30 CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD AN APPLICATION

Worlds of Fun: June 5
Incoming 9th graders-Class of 2014 are invited to join us for a day trip to Worlds of Fun Amusement Park in Kansas City on Thursday, June 5. Cost is $65 and covers transportation by charter bus and ticket to the park. CLICK HERE FOR THE DETAILS AND PERMISSION FORM. Sign up by May 20

Attention 2014 Grads:
Mark your calendars for the Senior Graduation recognition Mass and Brunch on Sunday, May 4. You and your families are invited to join us at the 9:30 Mass as we honor the Class of 2014 followed by a brunch in the parish center. We will also have a photo display of senior pictures in the gathering space throughout the month of May, drop off or mail in a wallet-sized pictures with your name on the back to the church office by April 28. RSVP for the Mass/Brunch with the number attending by April 28.

IMPORTANT DATES At-A-Glance:

CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE CALENDAR (REVISED 10/31/13)
CLICK HERE FOR SUMMER CALENDAR

  • April 9: Passion Play practice 6:30
  • April 11: Fish Fry
  • April 13: Teen Choir & Passion practice 6:30
  • April 16: Passion practice 6:30
  • April 18: Good Friday service 7:00
  • April 20: Easter Sunday
  • April 23: SMASH 6:30
  • April 27: Teen Choir practice 6:30
  • April 30: SMASH 6:30
  • May 4:   Graduation Mass/Brunch
  • May 7:   Last SMASH for this school year 6:30
  • June 5:  Worlds of Fun
  • June 9:  Courage League Service op. 9-noon
  • June 11: Campfire/Movie on the Lawn 7-11 pm
  • June 16: Bagels and Book Club 10-11:30
  • June 23: Courage League Service op. 9-noon
  • June 29: SMASH Beach Bash 5-8 Raccoon River Park
  • June 30: Bagels and Books 10-11:30


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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