At Sacred Heart our goal is to make and grow disciples for Jesus Christ. Disciples are people who pray, learn, serve, give, and call others to the adventure of discipleship. We seek to grow in discipleship through our ministries.
We are committed to helping those most in need in our community, through a variety of programs: community meals, our parish fund for the poor, our community garden, and drives of various kinds.
If you are interested in joining the liturgical ministry schedule (lector, extraordinary minister of Holy Communion, ushers), contact Colleen Andersen. Those interested in altar serving should contact Jess Panlener. Training is provided for all positions.
FAMILY FAITH FORMATION
Parishioners are invited to serve the parish as catechists in our program. Our hospitality team assists the Director in setting up and cleaning up parish sessions.
Our choir and cantors help the community pray at Mass. Contact our Director of Liturgy to learn more.
It is in these small groups that our large Church body becomes a community of communities.
FaithGroups is a small-group ministry at Sacred Heart. Groups of 5 to 10 parishioners meet to discuss faith and life. The parish provides a video message based on the readings of the previous Sunday, and a few questions to facilitate a faith-based discussion.
Intentional faith-based relationships are key to sustained spiritual growth. Members pray and care for one another, and develop friendships with other growing disciples. Groups meet at different locations (the home of the FaithGroup facilitator) once a week. The meetings last an hour and a half. We provide the environment where individuals can grow as disciples for Jesus Christ. People will be challenged to become authentic and accountable about what is really going on in their lives in a safe and supportive community.
Our next FaithGroups cycle will begin during the first week of Advent 2022.
A disciple is someone who serves, and it begins here in our parish. Through our Weekend Ministries parishioners take responsibility for making our Weekend worship experience an excellent one.
- Host Team: inside the building, the Host Team adds words to the welcome. Their goal is to greet everyone who comes through our doors, demonstrating in a convincing way our enthusiasm for their presence with us.
- Information Team: Stationed in the lobby with their own desk and laptop, they handle information. This team provides visitors and parishioners with details about programs and services. (Note: the information team is on hiatus due to the pandemic. Meet staff members in the back of church for assistance.)
To get involved, or to simply get more info, contact the parish office.
A play-and-pray group for moms and their small children, beginning on February 22!
We meet after the Wednesday 9 AM Mass in Haban Hall for prayer, fellowship, and play. Life's messes are welcome!
Book club meets on the third Thursday of the month in Haban Hall from 10:00 to 11:00 AM. Our current read is "The Name of God is Mercy: A Conversation with Andrea Tornielli" by Pope Francis. Please read the book before we meet. Coffee is provided.
Our first meeting is February 16, 2023.