The spiritual virtue of a sacrament is like light; although it passes among the impure, it is not polluted. Saint Augustine
Before the Baptism of your first child, Sacred Heart requires parents to take a Baptism class. The class consists of the theology of Baptism, the symbolism within the sacrament, and the vocation of parenthood. Both parents are encouraged to attend whether you are Catholic or not. Baptism classes are offered periodically - contact Sue Vavak at the parish office to schedule your child’s baptism and your baptism class.
No waiting, our lines are always open. Reconciliation is available upon request as well as the following times: Saturdays: 4:30pm – 4:50pm Sundays: 7:45am – 8:05am and 10:00am – 10:20am Sacred Heart also has a Reconciliation Service during both Lent and Advent.
Our children's First Reconciliation is conferred in November at a Special Saturday liturgy following a morning parent/child retreat. Family and friends of the children are invited to attend. The preparation takes place during our Religious Education Program on Sunday mornings. Parents play an important part of this preparation period. This usually happens during the second grade, but in most years, we have some third and even fourth graders who join the "First Eucharist" class. Please call Sue Vavak at the parish office or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Children's First Communion (Eucharist) is celebrated in the spring, usually after Easter. As with Reconciliation, the children are prepared within our Religious Education Program. Parents also play an active role in the preparation for this sacrament. If an older child desires to receive Reconciliation and Communion, we will work with that child (or small group) individually. Please call Sue Vavak at the parish office or email her at email@example.com and she will be happy to make arrangements to work with your family.
In the Omaha Archdiocese, young people must be in eighth grade or older to receive the sacrament of Confirmation. Every year of Faith Formation prepares our hearts for Confirmation, but we provide two years of formal preparation, usually during the seventh and eighth grades. Many years we have older children also. We offer retreats, service opportunities, prayer time and learning during these two years. We hope to prepare the young people to be lifelong disciples of Jesus! Young adults and adults who have not been confirmed and desire to receive this sacrament should contact Fr. Dave Korth or Cathy Walsh for assistance in the Confirmation preparation.
Attached you will find the Marriage brochure that can answer many of your basic questions. For further questions and/or to set up an appointment with Fr. Dave, please contact the Office Manager, Brigid, at the parish office or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note the Archdiocese requires a minimum six months preparation before marriage.
Anointing The sick
Anointing of the sick is not the same as “last rights”. We encourage anyone that is in need of healing of body, mind, or spirit to reach out. It can be celebrated privately with Fr. Dave coming to you or openly with our parish family in a weekend Mass setting.
Do you feel God calling you to a vocation? Are you considering a religious life? If you are looking for direction or have questions, please know that Fr. Dave is available to meet with you. Call the parish office for an appointment.