Welcome to Our Parish
On behalf of the more than 1900 families who make Sacred Heart their parish home, we welcome and invite you to engage in our faith community. As part of a thriving parish that dates back to the turn of the century, our roots come from Catholic pioneers who stepped out in faith and responded to the call to spread the gospel in an unsettled territory along the Kaw River. Because of their courage and perseverance, we have grown from a small mission church to a dynamic presence in this area, still centered on living mission as we share the gospel with those around us!
Sacred Heart is committed to forming disciples of Christ through hospitality, prayer, formation and service opportunities. As our parish community continues to grow, we rely on the time, talent and treasure of God’s faithful followers. There are many beautiful opportunities to encounter Christ while serving our community listed on the pages that describe Ministry on this website.
Please consider sharing the gifts in which God blessed you. I trust you will find that giving of yourself is not only a rewarding experience, but also an enrichment of your faith as you live the concept of mission. Your involvement will acquaint you with other members of our parish family. It is my prayer that you will experience the love of God and the warmth of our faith community.
I look forward to sharing Jesus’ word and the Most Holy Eucharist with you in our continued time together.
As one body in Christ,
Father Pat Sullivan
Join Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish
We, the faith community of Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, faithful to the teachings of the magisterium, are committed to forming Disciples of Christ by embracing Stewardship through Hospitality, Prayer, Formation and Service.
The Story of Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish
Our parish had a humble beginning. During the Civil War era, Catholic families settled near Bonner Springs: to the east in Edwardsville vicinity, to the northwest from the present city, and to the south across the Kaw River in Johnson County, which came to be known as Wilder. Farming attracted these families to the rich and productive soil, as did the Santa Fe Railroad.