Sacred Heart Parish: Overview & Mission

Sacred Heart Church is a 1200 family Roman Catholic Parish located in East Grand Forks, Minnesota.  East Grand Forks is located in northwest Minnesota along the border of North Dakota and the Red River of the North. Founded in 1893, Sacred Heart Church has built up the Catholic faith in the East Grand Forks area, especially by founding and supporting Sacred Heart School which has a daycare, pre-school, elementary, and high school program.

Sacred Heart School was founded in 1912 and is unique because it is a combined elementary and high school program supported by a single parish. While multiple parishes today support most of the American Catholic high schools, Sacred Heart has continued to be primarily supported by the parish, families, friends, and alumni. There are twenty-two Catholic High Schools in Minnesota and four in North Dakota. There are 7,799 Catholic Schools in the United States: of these 6,534 are elementary/middle schools, and 1,255 are secondary schools.

Sacred Heart Church Mission Statement

Walking together as missionary disciples of Jesus, we,

the members of Sacred Heart Parish,

desire to be a witnessing community of compassion and love,

through our worship of God and service to others.

08/2017

2015 Parish Self-Evaluation Results