At Sacred Heart Parish we realize, as the Holy Father has stated, that "Parents are the first and most important educators of their own children," and that "one area in which the family has an irreplaceable role is that of religious education." (Letter to Families from Pope John Paul II) Thus, our youth formation programs strive to assist parents in forming their children in the Catholic Faith. This assistance is provided to parents through Wednesday night Family Formation sessions once per month, Godparents, the Rite of Christian Initiation of Children, and sacrament preparation for those children who did not receive the sacraments at the "usual" age or grade. Parents who wish to have their children participate in any aspect of the Youth Formation programs need to register at the Religious Formation Office located on the second floor of the Parish Office during regular business hours.
Director of Youth Formation
|Sr. Fidelis Marie Lanowich, OSB
Teen Ministry Leader
Family Formation is the religious education program for families with children in kindergarten through sixth grade.
For our 7-8th graders we use the Edge program by LifeTeen. One of the goals of LifeTeen in creating the Edge program is that
Sacred Heart Parish currently uses the Godparent program for students who are in grades 9-12 as a way to
"SPARK is here to help unite teens 7-12th from all different schools to come together as one to grow in their Catholic faith and parish life.
Vacation Bible School is a 4 day fun filled event for pre-school children 3-4 years old and for 5 year olds entering Kindergarten.
TOTUS TUUS is a Catholic youth program dedicated to sharing the Gospel and promoting the Catholic faith through
Mission Trip Since 2002, Sacred Heart Parish students and adults have traveled to Kingston, Jamaica to do mission work
We are excited to announce that we will be attending the Steubenville Mid-America Conference in Springfield, MO!
TEC (Teens Encountering Christ ) is offered to seniors in high school through age 23. TEC is a weekend where Teens Encounter Christ in the Word...in the Liturgy...in each other. It is an invitation into the mystery of
J.C. Camp (formerly Sacred Heart Youth Camp) is a five-day camp and is held at the Tintern Retreat and Resource Center near Oakdale, NE. The first camp was held in June of 2001.
Passing on the Catholic Faith to our youth is one of the spiritual works of mercy.
The Archdiocese has a policy that all employees as well as volunteers who have regular contact with individuals under the age of 19 will be involved in a mandatory screening. This in in regards to the Charter