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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.


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TEC Retreat



St. Pius X

1315 12th Ave. NW

Rochester, MN

When:  October 18-20, 2019

Who May Attend? Teens and adults, age 16 and older, are welcome to attend the Pathways weekend.

What is T.E.C.? TEC is a three-day retreat weekend based on the Paschal Mystery: the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. TEC originated as “Teens Encounter Christ” in 1965 as a retreat experience for high school students. Pathways TEC brings teens and adults together during the weekend to be participants in encountering Christ as the family of God.

What Happens On the Weekend? A TEC weekend works to build spiritual growth through participation in group activities. Although some time is given for individual prayer and reflection, the emphasis throughout the weekend is on group participation through music, discussions, talks, prayer, Scripture, Mass and celebration.

If interested ...TECite App 72.pdf


EQUIPPED Smart Catholic Parenting in a Sexualized Culture


Parents can find good information dealing with pornography.

Preparing our children for a sexualized culture is possible.  

Equipped: Smart Catholic Parenting in a Sexualized Culture uses the image of the home-the domestic church to guide you in how to teach your children to say not to pornography while at the same time forming them in a broader understanding of:

  • Their God-given identity.
  • The importance of sexual integrity.
  • The difference between sexual impulse and life giving union.
  • How to understand sexual shame.
  • How to engage media with discernment. 

This book makes it possible to have engaged, healthy, and informed conversations about online threats.


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\

pdf Cheerful Auto-Give (465 KB)

Catholic Ministries Appeal 2019


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.

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!

Earn Cash for Sacred Heart School

Help Sacred Heart School Earn Cash

SHOPAROO…Several staff members, Board of Education members, and I have been using a completely hassle-free fundraiser called Shoparoo to earn money for Sacred Heart School and we would love for you to join.  Shoparoo is a free mobile app that lets you earn cash donations for your school just by taking pictures of your shopping receipts. It’s that easy and just takes a few seconds. The best part is that it doesn’t matter where you shop or what you buy-every receipt counts! There are schools earning hundreds, and sometimes thousands, of dollars a year through Shoparoo, and we want ours to be one of them. Plus, if you use this referral code, we’ll both earn extra donations for your first receipt: vask9203. Join me in fundraising today! Download the free app at: http://www.shoparoo.com/r/vask9203.

ITEMS TO COLLECT…Sacred Heart School collects used old cell phones as a recycling project. This recycling program is entitled Trash to Cash. We are eager to make this an easy source of funds without selling anything. We need your help to make this profitable for us. Items may be dropped off at the school office for recycling. Please remember all fund raising items: Target’s 1% credit card purchases; Campbell’s Soup Labels; Box Tops for Education; Donuts to Dough; Aluminum Cans; Milk Moola; and Pop Tabs for Ronald McDonald’s House. If you have questions on any of these, please call the school.

AMAZON SMILE...Please consider using Amazon Smile when making your purchases through Amazon! The Sacred Heart Education Endowment Fund is registered through Amazon Smile and will receive 0.5% of eligible purchases made through http://smile.amazon.com/ You can use your current Amazon account to make purchases, but will need to set the Sacred Heart Education Endowment Fund Inc. up as the selected organization. This quick, one time set-up can be done at the below link: http://smile.amazon.com/ch/36-3528909


The Endowment Committee thanks you for your support.  We are pleased that Amazon is giving us an opportunity to grow the Education Endowment Fund through your purchases. Click on the link below to give .5% of your purchases to the Sacred Heart Education Endowment Fund,Inc.


Food at Faith

On the 3rd Saturday of each month Faith United Methodist Church host the "FOOD AT FAITH". 
Produce and groceries are available for $25 per bag and the contents are enough for two families for a couple of weeks.  They need 75  families in order to continue the program.  This program is open to all, for more information contact Faith United Methodist Church (835-3167).

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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. 

Nathan Burns

Matt Metzdorff

Megan Sopkowiak

Troy Harinen

Daniel Spies

Bridget Kingsley

Thomas Block

Mike Sexton

Mark Sexton

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

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.