During your years here at Sacred Heart you’ll hear our motto —"Learning...loving...living In Christ’s Heart" — repeated often,
because not only do we enjoy teaching an aggressive educational curriculum but also because we teach your children
that they are special to God and everyone — they are His children, learning to be loyal stewards
of His creation and bound for eternal joy. - Principal Joe Nagle
A Message from our Principal, Joe Nagle:
What Do Others See In Us?
At that moment, a new phase of my career was born because someone saw in me things I did not yet see in myself. As I look back, I realize I was prepared but had been waiting for the “right” opportunity. I’ll never forget her words “No one’s ready. Just commit. The rest will follow if you do that much.”
Today, I’m still discovering my talents. So it is with our Sacred Heart students. It seems to me we are called to continue sister’s work; to see others’ gifts and talents…even ones they don’t see in themselves…and to encourage their development. This is done daily at Sacred Heart by offering these opportunities:
I hope your journey to learn more about Sacred Heart will lead to your becoming a member of our school community.
A Message from our Pastor, Fr. Larry Tharp:
For me the answer includes the reasons already mentioned, but I am also a bit more philosophical. Seedlings grow faster and stronger in a greenhouse than they do facing early spring cold and snow. The greenhouse provides warmth and sunlight, nutritious soil and constant watering, and a caretaker with a green thumb. A well run Catholic parochial school provides quality instruction in a context of belief in Jesus Christ, moral principles that form the foundation for a life of faith, and a nurturing community in which the child knows he or she “belongs.” Most parishes (Sacred Heart included) spend between two-thirds and three fourths of their Sunday collection on their parish school. This sacrifice is not made only so that each student can become a better Catholic. This sacrifice is intended to make better persons who form a more moral community. A parochial Catholic school is a commitment to the community and the nation. Everyone who puts their contribution in the Sunday collection basket is sacrificing to nurture good kids into good people who will become productive citizens contributing to the common good.
You may ask “Father, did you go to a Catholic grade school?” The answer is “No!” I attended one of the last rural community schools. We prayed in school each day. Our teachers demanded adherence to Judeo-Christian moral principles. Today such public schools are deemed politically incorrect and forbidden by law. This is precisely why Catholic parochial schools are so valuable for our parish, community, and nation. This is why we are all willing to sacrifice for Sacred Heart School.
God bless you in your decision. If you see Sacred Heart School as I do, a nursery growing good citizens and souls for eternity, please consider making the sacrifice to educate your child here.