February 5, 2020

We are updating our parishioner contact information and would appreciate you filling out a short survey.  Only one member from each household will n

January 14, 2020

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September 12, 2019

With our Parish subscription to Formed, you can access a multitude of resources.  One example is this short (1 minute) audio clip about the value of life.

Watch the video here.

August 5, 2019

Please check out our latest Building Project Update located under the Capital Campaign tab.

May 23, 2019

Congratulations to our 2019 high school graduates and may the blessings received at the Baccalaureate Mass keep you close to Jesus and the Catholic faith. 

May 5, 2019

Congratulations to children who received their First Holy Communion on May 5th from St John's and Sacred Heart parishes. May Jesus always remain in your heart with the same love and joy you experienced on this day!

April 30, 2019

Congratulations to teens receiving Confirmation on April 30, 2019 with Bishop Walker Nickless presiding. May the Holy Spirit lead you into an adult understanding of your faith.

March 18, 2019

Are you interested in making your church contributions electronically? Electronic giving is an easy way to give on a recurring basis and provides our parish with much-needed consistency.  

Contact the Parish Office to get your form today!

March 4, 2019

Knight's of Columbus Fish Fry's in the Ryan Gym at Sacred Heart School 

March 22nd & April 5th from 5 - 7 p.m.

Doors open at 4:45 p.m. 

Adults - $10.00  Kids - $5.00  Family $28.00

Fish Dinner includes Macaroni & cheese, Green Beans, Corn, Cole Slaw, Baked Potatoe, Rolls & Beverage. 

Plus the 8th Grade students will be selling Brownie sundaes! 


November 5, 2018

Five students were confirmed from Sacred Heart along with the class from St. Malachy's in Madrid on October 28, 2018. 
Our parishes welcomed Bishop Nicholas for a blessed Mass at St. Malachy's. Congratulations to all students on their Confirmation! 

September 7, 2018

In appreciation of all the support that Sacred Heart has given his family Sergeant First Class John Franks has gifted us this beautifully framed flag that was flown over the 248th ASB's Battalion Headquarters at Camp Buehring, Kuwait.

Framed United States flag

August 29, 2018

All tax credits for MLTF are full.  This includes Boone and the Sioux City Diocese.  Thank you to everyone who made a donation! 

August 28, 2018

Religious Education classes will begin September 12.

Class times

5:15 to 6:15 pm grades K to 5
6:45 to 8:00 pm grades 6 to 11  

July 16, 2018

We would like to welcome Fr. Brian Hughes as Pastor of the Church of the Sacred Heart and St. Malachy's. Please make sure to stop and introduce yourself to Fr. Hughes!

Fr. Brian Hughes
Fr. Hughes

June 13, 2018

children kneeling in front of a statue of Mary

Last night we held our inaugural Children's Rosary!  We had 25 children attend as well as 35 adults!  What a great turnout! 

Please join us for our next Children's Rosary on Tuesday, July 10th, at 7 pm.


April 17, 2018

On Sunday, April 15, twenty-six students received the sacrament of the Eucharist.  

We would like to wish a heartfelt congratulations to all the students.

Students in church


April 17, 2018

Parishioners of Sacred Heart and St. Malachy's are invited to prayerfully consider joining others to form both an RCIA team and become members of a Welcoming Committee.  If you are interested, please contact the parish office with your information.  A member of the parish will then contact you with more details.

Thank you.

February 21, 2018

We are needing help in getting some parishioners to Masses on the weekends who are not able to get there on their own. 

If you are willing to help in this area please call the Parish office and let us know.  

February 21, 2018

Attention New Date for the Discover Kindergarten parent Meeting is now set for February 26th at 6:30 pm in the Parish hall/ lunchroom in the school. 

December 28, 2017

A faith sharing group is starting on January, 5th.  They will meet from 9-10:30 am on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month in the KC Hall after Mass.

Please call Marilou if interested 230-1831.


December 28, 2017

We are so blessed to have such giving parishioners!  This years Tree of Hope gifts were all filled and delivered to our parishioners in nursing homes.  Thank you to our Sacred Heart 7th Grade class for assisting with the delivering of gifts.  

November 17, 2017

Grab a friend (or two) and head up our Reception Committee!  This committee would be responsible for set up, serving, and clean up of parish receptions.  The two primary receptions are Confirmation Mass in the Fall, and Easter Vigil in the Spring.  Other receptions might include Appreciation for Priests, Retirement of a Staff Member, etc.  

Contact Deb at 432-1971 if you are willing to help.

November 17, 2017

If you know of a family in need of a better Christmas or if you are interested in being part of the solution, please let us know.  Call Deb in the Development Office.  432-1971 Ext. 13

November 15, 2017

During November 4 to November 12, 2017 religious education students and staff organized a Box of Joy campaign for Cross Catholic Outreach. Parish members and Sacred Heart School were invited to join in collecting boxes to be sent to those in severe poverty in Haiti, Guatemala and Nicaragua. Thanks to a team effort, 90 boxes will be sent to children who wish for just one gift this Christmas. If you missed sending a box and wish to help Cross Catholic Outreach, go to

October 23, 2017

The staff and parishioners of Sacred Heart would like to thank Marilou Krumm for her many years of service on our Reception Committee.  
With Marilou's departure the parish is in need of a person (or two) who would be willing to head up this committee.  Please contact the parish office for more information.

October 18, 2017

The rain showers dissipated on October 14, 2017 to allow a public rosary rally to be held on the grounds of Sacred Heart Parish near 12th St and Story St. This event was held in conjunction with other rallies around the world as requested by Our Lady during the Apparitions at Fatima. The special intentions were for peace in our world and for reparation of sins. Thank you to the parishioners that organized this event and the clergy who were present, Deacons Darwin Messerly and Scott Steffen.


October 16, 2017

You  may drop off your items at the Ryan Gym on Saturday, November 11 from 9-1 pm.  If you are unable to come during those hours you  may bring them to the parish office or make arrangements with Deb Weber 515.212.1511 for boutique items or Beth Titman 432.8274 for country store donations.

October 16, 2017

Our solicitation for the 2017-2018 Diocesan Annual Appeal continues.  To date our gifts and pledges total $20,052.  The goal for our parish is $43,733!  Can you help us reach our goal?

October 11, 2017

On Monday work began on the exterior of the church.

church building being power washed

October 2, 2017

As you can imagine Sacred Heart is always in need of volunteers.  In addition to the time and talent sheet filled out at Mass we have created a smaller, more specific volunteer list for occasional jobs within the Parish and School.  Below you will find the link.  Please feel free to signup for as many areas that you feel you are able to help.  
Questions about the list, please contact Deb Franzenburg at the Parish Offices.

October 1, 2017

Over 40 participants from the Church of Sacred Heart in Boone and St Malachy's in Madrid were peaceful witnesses to the sanctity of life. This is the first time a Life Chain was held in Boone with many positive responses from participants and a large representation from our youth. Thank you to our clergy who were present to pray with participants, Deacon Darwin Messerly and Deacon Scott Steffen..

September 21, 2017

Do you enjoy shopping on Amazon?  Did you know that Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice?  AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service.  Choose Sacred Heart Parish & School as your charitable organization.  Click on the link below to get started now.

September 20, 2017

Have you always wondered what Scrip is or how it works?  If so, now is the time to get started!  We will be giving a FREE key chain Sharpie to new Scrip customers when your first order is placed this school year.

Contact Deb or Deanna at the parish office, or go to the link below to get started and get your questions answered.

September 20, 2017

Come for an evening that is both entertaining and eye-opening!  Frank Runyeon is back to perform for you the famous parables in Luke's travels and reflect on how we hear each story-and miss what is really being said!

Wednesday, October 11, 6 p.m. Sacred Heart Church

"Free" admission with a food pantry donation

Brought to you by: The Burns Donovan Foundation

September 7, 2017

We are currently accepting donations to the Monsignor Lafferty Tuition Foundation (MLTF).  We are only allotted a specified number of credits each year so get yours before they are gone!

The Monsignor Lafferty Tuition Foundation awards tuition grants to students of qualifying families that attend a Catholic school in the Diocese of Sioux City.  By making a contribution to MLTF, donors can receive a tax credit certificate worth 65% of their donation.

Examples (assuming a 25% tax bracket)

$1,000 Donation

$250 may be saved on federal taxes

September 7, 2017

We would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone that contributed to Project Mississippi.  A total of 17 boxes were sent in honor of Sr. Rose Hacker and her dedication to Sacred Heart and Lexington, Mississippi.  It is wonderful to be a part of such a giving parish family.  We plan to continue this tradition on a yearly basis!  

March 1, 2017

The restoration/repair of our windows is coming along very well. The dedicated and talented team of The Lambrecht Glass Studio in Omaha has done a terrific job taking care of our windows as they remove them and take them back to Omaha for repair and restoration. As of today we have restored of the 42 windows! Of those 30, 28 have been adopted, as well as 20 of the 25 segments of the large “Rose” window on the South side of the church. Thanks to the generous hearts of our parish family we have moved through the restoration and the end result is beautiful!!

February 3, 2016

Another blessing has come our way! The Legacy Campaign has received another gift of real estate! This beautiful plot of land is a lot located on Cedar Pointe Golf Course- Lot #4 in Golf Estates Subdivision, 1129 Southview Court and is ready to be sold! If you are interested call: Flynn Real Estate, Inc. 804 8th Street Boone, Iowa 50036 515-432-8860 ~ Licensed in Iowa since 2001 ~ Call Brian Byriel at 515-230-1834

February 2, 2016

Our Legacy moves on! Restoration of the stained glass windows is going well, one window at a time! Soon the East side of the church will be done. We now have 25 of the 42 windows fully adopted or partially adopted. Since we divided the large “Rose” window on the south side of the church we have had 6 pieces adopted--what a blessing! Call the Development Office for information on full or partial adoptions. Another small Phase of the HVAC system in school building was replaced over the Christmas break. There is now just one more phase to go and that project is finished.

February 1, 2016

We can happily report that we now have 21 windows fully adopted and 4 partially adopted! We also have 6 individual segments of the large “Rose” window that have been adopted! What a blessing these adoptions have been, as they have been above and beyond the campaign pledges! There are brochures on window adoption in the back entry of the church if you are interested. As we await for some warmer weather, the Lambrecht Glass Studio is working on the 8 windows they have taken, and with warmer weather, they will bring back the rest of the St. Ann window on the east side.

August 1, 2015

We are witnessing the benefits of our Legacy Campaign in many ways! The restoration of the stained glass windows has begun: our second set is in Omaha being worked on, soon to return! Over half of the windows have been adopted--what a blessing you all have been! We remind everyone that partial adoptions are available, just call the Development Office for information. Another way we cannot see, but certainly can feel the benefits is the replacement of the HVAC system in the school building!

July 1, 2015

The windows are back! A huge thanks to the Lambrecht Glass Studio for a great beginning to this wonderful project! The next set is in Omaha for yet another transformation!
Thanks to everyone for keeping up on your pledge payments!
That truly is what makes a campaign a success!


June 14, 2015

We got word on the stained glass windows this week! They are currently being re-leaded after a long wait for just the right replacement glass from a manufacturer. 125 year old glass is not easy to reproduce! There is a picture in the back of church! 

April 1, 2015

We received a progress report on the two windows that are being restored! All the panels have been taken apart and the glass has been ordered that is needed for repairs. Some of the glass is special order so it will take another 3-4 weeks for that to come in.

April 2, 2014

A Building/Renovation Committee has been formed to move forward with the work to be done on the church and parish hall.

The committee members are: Fr. Randy Schon, Sister Rose Hacker, Alan Beste, Randy Schmitz, Pat Henkel, Charlie Kostelnick, Monica Pearson, Tom Venner, Kathy Becker, Betty Ann Schmitz and Chairperson - Dean Stephens.

To keep you informed of the work being done by this Committee, we are publishing the minutes of the meetings. Just "click" on the date to open a pdf file of the minutes.

April 1, 2014

UPDATE - April 2014 
The Window Brochures are on the church entry bulletin board! 
OR you can download a copy here.

18 of 42Windows have been adopted!

Call Betty Ann if you are interested.

God Bless your incredible generosity and commitment to Sacred Heart! 

March 1, 2014

Soon we will be formulating a plan for renovations for our facilities. Restoration of the stained glass windows will be a large part of the work needed on the church building. Several people have asked about donating to restore the stained glass windows. We have two estimates of what it would cost to restore the windows and a mapping of the windows, but need a third estimate. We also have limited information about the history of the windows.

September 12, 2013

The leadership of Sacred Heart is committed to being good stewards of parish finances and moving ahead with affordable facility projects. Communication and updates will continue to keep you informed throughout the campaign and the projects. It will be your generosity that will determine the success of the campaign and whether the projects are done all at once or in phases. Please carefully read through the Campaign Brochure.

August 12, 2013

Below is the letter from Father Randy Schon to the parish announcing the beginning of the Capital Campaign in August of 2013.

August 2013

Dear Parishioners,