The responsibility of the Parish Council is to make decisions regarding the welfare of the church.
The Parish Council is comprised of the Finance Committee Members, Education Committee Members, Parish Life/Social Ministry Committee, Liturgy Committee, two appointed trustees, church secretary and Director of Religious Education serve as ex-officio members of the Parish Pastoral Council.
Council meetings are held every other month on the third Wednesday of the month.
Finance Committee: (elected)
Jason Freking Marty Henkels Larry Liepold, Chairman
John Volk Tracy Freking
Liturgy /Environment Committee:
Jayne Miranowski June Freking Mary Olsem Mary Mathias Cleo Miranowski Maurita Volk Marlys Olson
The Sacred Heart Parish Foundation, and its Board of Directors, has been established by the Parish Pastoral Council to accept funds specifically for the purpose of the future renovation and interior preservation of the Sacred Heart Church. These funds will be distributed by the Board of Directors, as needed, for the repair or renovation that require major expenditures.
The Board of Directors includes: the church Pastor, representing the interests of the Bishop of the Diocese of Winona, six appointed board members selected and approved by the Parish Council, and one Parish Pastoral Council sitting member.
The current board members are: David and Rose Freking, Jeremy and Katy Janssen, and Dan and Anita Perrizo appointed by the Parish Pastoral Council, Larry Liepold representing the Parish Pastoral Council, and the current pastor.
Sacred Heart Heron Lake Parishoners residing in Area Nursing Homes:
Sogge Good Samaritan Home, Windom
Otto Just Les Leopold Rod Miranowski Bill Fest
The Meadows, Worthington
Maple Estates, Fulda
Catholic Residents of Lakeview Assisted Living, Heron Lake, MN:
Sacred Heart, Heron Lake
Mary Allen Dennis Freking Marlean Horkey Linus Liepold Viola Liepold
Sacred Heart, Brewster
St. Joseph, Lakefield
St. Mary, Worthington
Parish Activities at Lakeview Assisted Living
Ecumenical Christmas Party December 14, 2016 at 2:30 p.m.
Refreshments - St. Catherine’s Guild Entertainment - Community Concerns
Birthday Party February 15, 2017 at 2:30 p.m.
Refreshments - St. Ann’s Guild Entertainment - Community Concerns
Those responsible for serving refreshment will provide lunch for all residents of the Lakeview Assisted Living, staff and visitors-approximately 30 people.
Father will be providing the sacraments at the Assisted Living according to his schedule.
Doug Damm Joe Edwards Fidelis Freking Brooke Freking Colleen Freking Jason Freking June Freking
Samantha Freking Tracy Freking Bonnie Henkels Dave Henkels Lori Henkels Cleo Miranowski Mary Olsem
Joyce Pelzel Mary Schmid John Stenzel Julianne Volk Maurita Volk Shirley Wagner Joanne Waldon
If you have a musical gift you would like to share with the Sacred Heart Choir, please contact Marlys Olson at 507-360-0722. We are looking for those who enjoy singing and/or playing any sort of instrument. “Come, Christians, join to sing, Loud praise to Christ our King. Alleluia! Amen!”
Catholic Order of Foresters
Don Vanderheiden Kraig Leopold Brad Iverson
Meetings held as needed.
National Catholic Society of Foresters
Mary Ellen Stenzel
Funeral Meals/Care Committee
Mary Olsem, Chair - 468-2220 June Freking, Back Up - 793-2230
The Care Committee plans, prepares and serves the funeral luncheons. This Committee consists of volunteers who are able to work at the time of a funeral.
Funeral meals are prepared by the Care Committee. The family of the deceased shall assume the cost of any food prepared by the Care Committee volunteers. A guild will be assigned to seek cake and salad donations from parishioners for each funeral meal prepared.
When you are contacted to provide a cake or a salad, your cooperation is appreciated. Many women work outside of the home, and understand the sacrifice to pick up or prepare homemade items to assist during these times of need. The church is open to deliver your food the night before a funeral until 8 p.m. and the morning of the funeral by 7 a.m. We hope this will accommodate most people’s busy schedules. When you drop off your food, please register on the sign-in sheet. Registering will help the family know who donated the food, and allows us to calculate volunteer hours to submit to the diocese for our parish.
Cake & Salad Guidelines:
Salads should serve a minimum of 8-10 people
Cakes can be any of the following:
18 cupcakes 9X13' cake angel food cake bundt cake
Please follow the cake and salad guidelines to ensure that we can provide enough food for the guests of the funeral.
Refreshments for the prayer service are typically offered and served by friends and family of the deceased person.
Any questions about the Care Committee or volunteering your service to the committee can be directed to Mary Olsem (468-2220).
Facility and Equipment Rental
Sacred Heart Church Hall and Steger Hall are available to rent for activities. All fees must be paid at the time of reservation, or prior to the date you wish to use the facilities for your event.
Sacred Heart Church Wedding Fees- to be paid before service:
Parish nursing is a health ministry. The parish nurse and volunteers work to promote health and wellness within the parish in a variety of ways including educational programs, health fairs and home and hospital visits. The parish nurse works with home care, public health and other health care providers to make sure people receive the type of care they need. Parish nursing is independent nursing practice so the parish nurse does not provide direct hands-on medical care, such as administering medications. Parish nurses offer support and knowledge in times of need and look upon the individual as a holistic being with physical, mental, emotional, social and spiritual needs. The parishes of Sacred Heart Brewster and Sacred Heart Heron Lake support parish nursing.