Save the date for the Annual Parish Golf Outing which will be held on Friday, July 24, 2015. CLICK HERE for the registration form and flyer. 

If you are entering 9th grade this fall and recently completed 8th grade at Sacred Heart School or Children's Faith Formation, you are eligible to begin Confirmation preparation classes in the fall. If you have not already registered, please return the registration form you received in the mail by July 1 or contact the CFF office at 225-6414 to sign up. The deadliine to register is July 1.

Join us for Sunday Morning Preschool! We invite parents of 3, 4 or 5 year old children to enroll their children in the CFF Sunday Morning Preschool program that is held during the 9:30 Mass. If you are interested, please contact the CFF office or CLICK HERE to print a registration form.

St. Joseph Educational Center is currently hiring a Coordinator of Communications, Operations and Events. CLICK HERE to learn more about the position and to contact SJEC.

We will be holding Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on July 7. Exposition will be during 8:00 am Mass and reposition will begin at 6:45 pm.

The GIFT team has new studies scheduled for the summer and the fall. CLICK HERE to see what is available and to register for a class.

Are you interested in learning more about the Catholic Church? Contact Casey Conner at or call 515-225-6414, ext. 309.

What's new at Sacred Heart

Welcome to Sacred Heart Catholic Church! 

We invite you to join us for Mass and to participate in some of our many activities. If you would like to learn more about Sacred Heart, or need to contact us, please click here.
Blessings, Father Mike Hess

Sacred Heart Church | New PriestsOn the weekend of July 4 and 5, Sacred Heart was happy to welcome our new priests as they presided over all Masses to help us get aquainted. Father Chris Hartshorn will be the new pastor of Sacred Heart, but this is not the first time that Father Chris has served Sacred Heart, the first time was in the mid-90s. Father Luis Mejia was ordained into the priesthood in June and Sacred Heart is his first assignment as our parocial vicar. Please join us in welcoming Father Chris and Father Luis to Sacred Heart.

Sacred Heart Church | Father Hess

Life at Sacred Heart Church has been very busy and full of change. On June 28, many dedicated and hardworking volunteers put together a celebration for Father Hess following the 4 pm Mass. After Mass, 700 people gathered to enjoy some great food and fellowship, and to thank Father Hess for everything he has done for Sacred Heart Parish and so many individual members of our community throughout his 15 years of service. 

Sacred Heart Church | Father FabianOn Sunday, June 29, Father Fabian gathered with parishioners in the parish center for a farewell reception. Father Fabian has been at Sacred Heart for just a few years, but he has had a great impact on the community at Sacred Heart. We will miss Father Fabian and send him off with many prayers. 

On Monday, June 15, the Sacred Heart Sacred Heart Church | Knights of ColumbusParish Knights of Columubs held a monthly meeting. The evening included a Rosary and dinner before the formal meeting in the parish center. Pictured here are Bill Wieland with the Knight of the month for June, Felipe Correa. If you are interested in joining the Knights or learning more about all the good work that they do, you can CLICK HERE to visit their web page.

Sacred Heart Church | Knights of ColumbusOn Sunday, May 31, Sacred Heart Church held the first ever Taco Sunday! Hosted by the Knights of Columbus, tacos were sold after the 11:15 am and 1 pm Masses. The proceeds will go to support Catholic education. Pictured here are happy participants!

On Monday, May 18, the Sacred Heart ChurchSacred Heart Church | Knights of Columbus Knights of Columbus presented Father Fabian with a K of C jacket to thank him and to help him remember his time at our parish. Father Fabian will be leaving us to serve a parish in Council Bluffs at the end of June.  The Knights also welcomed 6 new members and honored long-time Knight, Jim Donlan, with the award for the May Knight of the month.

Sacred Heart Church | First EucharistOn May 2, 2015 we held our second celebration of First Eucharist at Sacred Heart Church for 68 of our young Catholic students. The day was beautiful, the smiles were happy, and the weather was perfect. All of the young people began formal preparation for the reception of Eucharist for the very first time last fall, but most have looked forward to this day since they can remember coming forward with parents and siblings. We thank the teachers at both Sacred Heart School and Children's Faith Formation for the role they have played in helping our students grow in faith, but more important is the role that parents play as our young people grow in faith today and throughout their lives. 

Mass Times

4 pm

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

Mon - Fri
8 am

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

Adoration will be held in the church every month. CLICK HERE for details and upcoming dates.
Join us in praying the Rosary at 7:30 am each morning before 8 am Mass or at 6:30 pm each Monday evening (except when a parish event is planned in the church).
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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.

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

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