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Welcome from Fr. Gregory Leif

Welcome to the Church of Sacred Heart website. Sacred Heart is a Roman Catholic Christian Community seeking to serve the Kingdom of God. We believe that the love relationship with God is a life long journey. From the time that children are of school age we offer free tuition in the grade school, opportunities and experiences in junior and senior high and ongoing learning and prayer sessions for men and women of all ages. We believe that every person is given time talent and treasure for the sake of a purpose greater than just themselves. We find that it is also true that we can accomplish more together than alone. As we come together in the Eucharist and Service we come to better understand the calling that we have received from our God. To serve God’s kingdom gives meaning to one’s life.


Ministry Schedule

Catholic Newspapers

The Courier - Winona
The Catholic Spirit SP-M
Columbia - KofC Natl Mag
Share - CDA Natl Mag
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Father signing the proclamation for CDA Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018.

Catholic Man Night

Gospel of Luke Study

2018 Fall Festival Winners


From Soldier to Seminarian: Joshua Miller’s Journey to the Priesthood

by Misty Mealey
Article from The Alaskan Shepherd Newsletter Volume 56 Number 2 Spring 2018

When Josh Miller came to Fairbanks in 2013 to work at Fort Wainwright, he immediately felt the call to make Alaska his home. What he didn’t expect was an even more compelling call from God--to the priesthood.

In a crowd, Josh Miller is hard to miss: The diocese’s newest seminarian towers over most people around him. His warm blue eyes and ever-present smile peek out from under a dark, “Grizzly Adams” beard, making the 28-year-old veteran a veritable poster child for the Land of the Midnight Sun.

Fortunately for Catholic Alaskans, God has called Josh to be a priest for the Diocese of Fairbanks and he is now training for his future vocation at Mundelein Seminary in Illinois. He is co-sponsored by the Archdiocese for the Military Services (Archbishop Timothy Broglio), and will serve as an Army chaplain and a diocesan priest.

Josh is the second young man to discern to being a priest in northern Alaska in the past four years, a boon to a diocese with just 18 priests for 46 churches across an area one and a half times the size of Texas. For Josh, the unexpected yet blessed journey from soldier to seminarian once again proves that, “The mind of man plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps” (Proverbs 16:9).

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Cheerful Giving

Cheerful Giving Please consider signing up for AUTO-GIVE

WHY SHOULD I GIVE? Sacred Heart is a great place to be. We continue to work towards making it a life-long place for people to pray, worship, learn and gather...but we can’t do it without financial support from our entire Sacred Heart family!

HOW MUCH SHOULD I GIVE? Corinthians 9:7 “Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” Your church obligations should not make you miserable, and don’t look over your shoulder to see what you think you should be giving. Give $1 or $1,000, or whatever feels comfortable. There’s no point in attending church if we use it as an opportunity to judge our neighbors for what they did or didn’t put into the collection basket. And it’s equally counterproductive to judge ourselves. If your child attends Sacred Heart School tuition-free, a suggested donation is $25/week. However, Sacred Heart will graciously accept any donation your family can give cheerfully.

WHERE DOES MY DONATION GO? Donations make up 100% of Sacred Heart’s income. Your support helps us continue programs: Sacred Heart School, Youth Ministry, music during Mass, Faith Formation programs, outreach to the poor and service projects. Your donation also goes to pay the electric bill, the heat bill and repairs and maintenance.

WHY USE AUTO-GIVE? This form makes your gift quick and easy. It also helps Sacred Heart schedule and budget expenses. Whether you are giving $1 or $1,000, please consider signing up for AUTO-GIVE!

HOW DO I SIGN UP FOR AUTO-GIVE? Complete the form on the reverse side and submit it to:

• The Sacred Heart School office in an envelope marked “AUTO-GIVE”

• The collection basket at church

• Fax it to 507-833-1498

• Mail or drop off at the parish office: Sacred Heart Church, 111 4th Street NW, Waseca, MN 56093\

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Catholic Ministries Appeal

Thank you for considering a donation to the Catholic Ministries Appeal.

Your gift supports ministries and services that carry forth the Bishop's mission and vision, including adult and youth catechesis, support for clergy, sacramental marriage, life at all stages, robust Catholic schools, televised Mass, and much more.  

There are now two Catholic Ministries Appeal 2018 video messages from Bishop Quinn available on the Catholic Foundation of Southern Minnesota website. They can be accessed here: https://www.catholicfsmn.org/parish-resources#. Scroll to the bottom of the page, and they can be found on the “CMA 2018 Youth & Young Adults” link. Additional videos will be posted very soon!

Remember every gift makes a difference!

To Give: www.catholicfsmn.org



Update on Sacred Heart Education Endowment Fund

In January of this year, a Named Fund Policy within the Sacred Heart Education Endowment Fund was established.  A Named Fund begins with a minimum starting balance of $10,000.  Contributions can be made to any Named Fund by the original donor(s) or others.

The Sacred Heart Education Endowment Fund is built from both small and large contributions.  These come from cash donations, memorials, bequest, insurance policies, real estate, investments, and now a Named Fund.  Some families name the endowment for memorials of their loved one.

All contributions are invested and only the annual earnings are given to the parish each year to help with the increasing cost of our educational needs.  Your tax deductible gifts are perpetual.  They continue to give year after year.

Since 1995, the fund has gifted over $1.1 million to our Parish Catholic Education programs  Today we have approximately 2 million dollars in the endowment fund, thanks to the generosity of many people!  An endowment DOES WORK.

When doing your financial or estate planning, please remember the Sacred Heart Education Endowment Fund.

THANK YOU for your continued support.  It is appreciated!

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Mass Times

Lord's Day Masses
Saturday 5:15 PM Church
Sunday 8:00 AM Church
  10:00 AM Church
No Mass  
Tuesday 8:30 AM Church
Wednesday 8:30 AM Church
Thursday 7:00 AM Church
Thursday 9:15 AM Garden Room
Lake Shore Inn Nursing Home
108 8th St NW
Waseca, MN 56093
Friday 8:30 AM Church


Weekdays Before Mass
Saturday 4:00-5:00 PM
Sunday Before 8:00 AM & 10:00 AM Mass 

Parish Members in the Military

Let us keep all of those in service to our country in prayer.  It is because of men and women like that we have the freedoms we have.  Let us take time to pray for their safety. 

Matt Metzdorff
Nathan Burns
Troy Harinen
Daniel Spies
Bridget Kingsley
Thomas Block
Mike Sexton
Mark Sexton
Ryan Papke
David Sonnek
Cindi Sonnek
Nadia Woitas
Alan Woitas
Jackson Von Somers
Craig Frank
Seth Mickelson
Chris Langr
Casey O’Brien
Josh Matz
Josh Miller
Brianna Miller
Jacob Nelson
Veroncia Hertzog
Michael Flintrop
Joel Kunz
Kody Kubat
Kelly Kubat

 If you have a family member in the active military and would like their name added to this list, please call the parish office at 507-835-1222.