Welcome Home

We’re so glad you’re here.

Like the parables of the Lost Coin (Luke 15:8-10) and the Lost Sheep (Luke 15:3-7 or Mt 18:12-14), “there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God” over your return. Like the father of the prodigal son, God is “filled with compassion” for you and wants to celebrate because “this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.”

If you still have lingering or unresolved questions, and difficulties with the Catholic Church or her teachings, come talk to a priest.  Call the Parish Center to schedule an appointment or email one of the priests or deacons directly.

Already received the sacraments of Baptism, Confession, Eucharist, and Confirmation?

Coming back to the Catholic Church may be just a matter of going to the Sacrament of Reconciliation to restore your relationship with Christ. View the current schedule for the Sacrament of Reconciliation or call the Parish Center to schedule an appointment with a priest.

Missed steps along the way? Want to learn more?

If you’ve missed any of the steps along the way, or if you want to learn more about what the Catholic Church teaches and why, join us for R.C.I.A. (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults).

Other circumstances?

If you are not married in the Church, need help with the annulment process, or have other special circumstances and need to talk to a priest, call the Parish Center to schedule an appointment or email a priest directly.

Again, welcome home.

Welcome Home From the Pastor

Welcome to Sacred Heart of Jesus!

We are people on pilgrimage, and we invite you to walk with us as we journey together. United by the presence of God, we are a vibrant, diverse community who look to each other for the love and support needed in this confusing world. We realize our imperfections and know we have not yet arrived at our final destination—full communion with God.

It is my pleasure to invite you and your family to find spiritual nourishment as we gather for the Eucharist and listen to the Word of God, a light for our path, and give Him thanks for his gifts. We are rich in practical resources as well, including a strong commitment to serve our community and our fine parochial school that has been educating local children for over a century.

Our doors have been open since 1875, a beacon of light for thousands of souls. The Sacred Heart of Jesus community extends open arms to all who knock at our door. We believe everything God brings into our lives is for our good; that help and support is always there.

We would be honored for you to walk with us.

In God’s love,

Father Mark

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