We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature - trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence... We need silence to be able to touch souls.
social justice committee
The Social Justice Committee is an ongoing committee focusing on Catholic Social Teaching as it relates to Sacred Heart Parish. The committee’s primary purpose is the education of committee members and parishioners through the creation of action response teams that identify topics and sources of information to provide opportunities for learning and response.
If you would like more information about the Social Justice Committee or are interested in joining, contact committee chair Nancy Hemesath at email@example.com
The CUES School System is comprised of Sacred Heart, All Saints, and Holy Name Grade Schools. The CUES School System is a bold educational initiative providing centralized leadership and governance to three urban elementary schools in Omaha serving a majority of low-income students and families. CUES combines innovative instructional methods with comprehensive student and family support in a Catholic faith-based environment to create and sustain excellent and measurable outcomes that not only impact the students it serves but also the entire community.
If you are looking for more information on the CUES Schools or to get involved call:
Sacred Heart School (402) 455-5858
All Saints School (402) 346-5757
Holy Name School (402) 451- 5403
CUES (402) 451-5755
heart ministry center
The Heart Ministry Center is the outreach center on our campus. The Heart Ministry Center was founded by Sacred Heart Church but is now a separate entity. However, Sacred Heart is still actively involved with supporting this excellent and important work.
The Heart Ministry Center’s mission is to provide food, healthcare, and a way forward to people severely affected by poverty in the Omaha area. The Heart Ministry Center is always in need of volunteers, especially during food pantry hours (Wednesday through Friday from 10:00am to 1:00pm). Contact Cathy Weaver to schedule a time to volunteer.
Otoc (omaha together one community)
Sacred Heart was a founding member of Omaha Together One Community (OTOC) over 20 years ago. This city-wide coalition of congregations and civic groups strives to renew the fabric of community in Omaha. In the past OTOC has worked on summer youth programs, community policing, sewer separation, OPPD's North Omaha power plant, and Medicaid expansion. Current actions revolve around living conditions in rental properties, environmental sustainability, and immigration reform.
Beyond any particular issue, our chief goal is to build relationships within the parish and with others. To learn more, please contact Jeanne Schuler firstname.lastname@example.org or Dennis Walsh email@example.com or visit OTOC's website, otoc.org
habitat for humanity
Sacred Heart is a proud partner of the Faithful Builders Coalition that builds a Habitat for Humanity house every year. There are four ways to support this mission:
1. Volunteer Labor - If you would like to volunteer with building the house please click on the link below to register online (must be at least 16 years old). Please note that while you can volunteer for any of the available dates, Fr. Dave and a group from Sacred Heart go as a group to volunteer at least once each year.
2. Volunteer to Bring Food – Sacred Heart has one designated day to bring breakfast and lunch for the entire volunteer crew. The date this year is Saturday, August 10th. Please contact Tim McTaggart or Emily Nguyen to sign up to bring food.
3. Financial – Sacred Heart makes a financial contribution to Habitat for Humanity each year to help with pay for construction materials. If you would like to make a donation to Habitat through Sacred Heart, please contact Tim McTaggart at the parish office.
4. Prayers - We always appreciate your prayers for a safe and successful build!
If you have any questions about Habitat for Humanity, please contact Tim McTaggart at the parish office or at firstname.lastname@example.org
siena francis house
Sacred Heart is proud to be actively involved in the local community. Just down the street at 17th and Nicholas is the Siena/Francis House, Nebraska’s largest homeless shelter. A group from Sacred Heart volunteers to serve dinner at the Siena/Francis House every 4th Saturday of the month. If you would like to join us, please contact Tim McTaggart or Sue Vavak at the parish office. If you would like to schedule a different date to volunteer, please contact Carly Kenney at email@example.com
Pope Francis said, “As stewards of God’s creation, we are called to make the earth a beautiful garden for the human family. When we destroy our forests, ravage our soil and pollute our seas, we betray that noble calling.” The Sacred Heart Green Team is dedicated to making the Sacred Heart campus as environmentally friendly as possible. If you would like to be a part of the Green Team, contact Tim McTaggart at the parish office or talk to Trish Fuller after Mass.