Don't forget to register for the Sacred Heart Parish annual golf outing which will be held on Friday, July 25, 2014 at the Legacy Golf Club in Norwalk. There will be a shotgun start at 8:00 am as well as lots of fun, food, fellowship and great prizes.  CLICK HERE to learn more, and CLICK HERE to print the event flyer.

We would like to invite all interested non-Catholic adults to join us as we investigate not only what Catholics believe...but why. Classes begin on Sunday evening, September 14, 2014. For details, contact Casey Conner at 225-6414 or

Participants in the Youth Ministry mission trip to be held this summer from July 19-27 will go to Colorado to offer help for flood relief. Don't forget to pray for the youth who will be making this trip!

Are you looking for a fun way to know fellow parishioners? Join us this summer as we attend daily Mass and enjoy a meal together at a local restaurant. No registration required. Simply meet in the Sacred Heart parking lot near the parish center. We will carpool to Mass and the restaurant. Upcoming dates and times are: July 23, meet at 8:00 for 8:40 Mass at St. Anthony and breakfast; August 5, meet at 4:45 pm for 5:30 Mass at Christ the King and dinner.

REGISTER NOW for opportunities GIFT has to offer for fall! The Great Adventure Bible Timeline is back by popular demand. This study is great for anyone who wants to learn more about the Bible. Matthew: The King and His Kingdom explores the life and mission of Jesus Christ. Both studies have multiple meeting times. Click the image below to learn more.

Sacred Heart Church | GIFT

Smash in the SummerSmash has several events planned for the summer months. CLICK HERE to see the calendar, or visit the Youth Ministry/SMASH page.

Mark your calendars for the Parish Picnic to be held on Sunday, August 24. Watch the web site for details as we get closer to the date!

If you are planning a trip this summer, you might want to consider some ideas found in this short video.

It's time for summer school: Visit Busted Halo Summer School to learn more about your Catholic Faith.

CFF Registration forms for next fall ARE DUE NOW. Please return them as soon as you can! If you are new to the CFF program for either Wednesday evening or Sunday Preschool, please contact Debbie at or call at 515-225-6414, ext. 316.

Mark your calendars now for the Christ Our Life Catholic Conference to be held on September 20-21, 2014. CLICK HERE to read the speaker profiles.

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.

Blessing, Father Mike Hess

On June 22, the SolemnitySacred Heart Church | Feast of Corpus Christi of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi), the Hispanic Knights of Columbus celebrated the feast day for Sacred Heart Catholic Church by hosting a dinner following the 1 pm Spanish Mass in the parish center. In addition, the Des Moines area Mariachi band played during Mass. Over 200 adults and children participated in the Mass, enjoyed a fabulous meal, and had a great time.

Sacred Heart Church | Summer CleanUpEverybody needs a little spring (summer?) update. Earlier this summer, the Knights of Columbus organized a group of volunteers who gathered at our priest's house where Father Fabian currently resides to work on electrical issues, dry walling, window cleaning, trash get the idea. As you can see from the picture, it was not just hard work but loads of fun! Anything is more fun with friends AND Father Fabian greatly appreciated the help.

Volunteer workers are busy at the Habitat Catholic Circle of Faith house Sacred Heart Church | Habitatcurrently being built by a group of Catholic Churches in the Des Moines area. It's great to watch the progress and the promise of a new home! If you are interested in getting involved, CLICK HERE!

Sacred Heart Church | Beautiful GardensThe weather is beautiful at Sacred Heart Church and so are the flowers! Do you ever wonder why we have such fabulous gardens at Sacred Heart? The answer is Dee Fowler. It all started years ago when Dee and her good friend were sitting on a rock drinking coffee in her back yard when they decided they needed something to look at. The flowers began to appear in herSacred Heart Church | Beautiful Gardens own yard, but Dee couldn't stop there! As you attend Mass next time, take some time to admire the flowers, especially along the west driveway. Sacred Heart has been the happy and beautiful recipient of Dee's efforts for many years, but we recently learned that Dee will be retiring from her volunteer gardening position at Sacred Heart. Many many thanks to Dee for making us pretty on the outside! If you love gardening and would like to lend a hand, contact Brian at Sacred Heart, 515-225-6414.

Knight of Columbus | Pancake BreakfastThe Knights of Columbus have celebrated the last Pancake Breakfast until next fall amid syrup and smiles! At each breakfast, the Knights designate an organization at Sacred Heart, in our Diocese, or within our community to benefit from the proceeds from each pancake breakfast. The proceeds from this breakfast will be used to help our seminarians. AND, pancakes are a great addition to any Sunday morning! Watch this web site for future events!

The month of May is traditionally dedicated to Mary. May is considered the season of new life. On Friday, May 9, the students at Sacred Heart School celebrated May Crowning, a ceremony that shows our devotion to Mary and helps us remember her love for us.

Sacred Heart Church | May Crowning

The building has begun! Sacred Heart ChurchSacred Heart Church | Habitat has once again teamed up with St. Francis (West Des Moines), St. Pius (Des Moines), and Saints John and Paul (Altoona), to build another house for Habitat for Humanity. The house will be located at 1031 SE 9th Street in Des Moines. The work began on May 9 when the volunteers assembled some of the walls in the parking lot of Sacred Heart Church. If you are interested in joining the project, they are still looking for helpers. CLICK HERE to visit the Habitat for Humanity Circle of Faith page to learn more.

Mass Times

4:00 pm

8:00 am 
9:30 am
11:15 am 
1:00 pm (Spanish Mass)

Mon - Fri
8:00 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 (except when a parish event is planned in the church). Monday July 21 6:30 pm rosary will be held in the prayer garden weather permitting. In case of rain, rosary will be cancelled.

Taking a vacation? Find a church and Mass times while you are away from Sacred Heart!

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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