Founded in 1863, Sacred Hearts Parish strives to model our parish life and activities in the love of our Lord and our Blessed Mother. Our Lord's heart, crowned with thorns, reminds us of the deep love that He showed to every human person by giving His life for the sake of our salvation. Our Blessed Mother's heart was pierced with a sword in knowing what her Son must endure, but she gives us hope and promises us that she and her Son will never abandon those who love God with all their heart, soul and strength. It is in this hope and love that we come together to celebrate the Sacraments and bring the love of Christ's Church to our Sun Prairie community.
Our parish of 1,423 families owns and operates Sacred Hearts School. Founded to first and foremost ensure that the teachings of the Church are passed down to future generations, Sacred Hearts School currently enrolls approximately 475 students. Our children are the future of the Church, and Sacred Hearts Parish believes that providing a solid educational and spiritual program for its students is an important role.
Our Christian Formation program ministers to more than 800 students in elementary and secondary education. The program begins by providing a sound background for our beginning students with basic, catechetical instruction. Once the student has a good understanding of the fundamentals of the faith, the remaining years are spent strengthening and enriching that faith in many different ways. The capstone of our catechesis is our Confirmation program, which prepares our high school juniors for full membership in the Church. Forty-one students participated in the program in 2008.
Our pastoral staff is committed to the sick and the homebound as well. The pastoral staff make regular visits to area nursing homes, care centers and hospitals, providing the Sacraments to those who are not physically able to be present with us at Mass.
Christ is present in all people and in all things. Through prayer, catechesis, formation, the holy Mass and spiritual renewal, our parish carries on the mission of the Church to proclaim the Gospel to all nations.