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NCYC 2015- Thank you

Thank you to the parishioners of Sacred Heart, St. Augustine and St. James for supporting our youth's pilgrimage to the National Catholic Youth Conference this past week in Indianapolis.  We danced, we sang, we worshipped, we adored, we learned, we ate, we walked, we slept (little) and now we are back with a new fire of the Holy Spirit, ready to share God in our lives in a new way as we pray, "Here I Am Lord".  Pray for these teens as they grow deeper in relationship with Jesus Christ, the Catholic Church and one another.  Thank you, Thank you for your perpetual support and prayers!

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Natural Family Planning

Natural Family Planning

Please take a minute to watch this short video on Natural Family Planning by clicking here.

There are NFP classes in our area! Usually held at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Seneca, KS on the 3rd Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. Practitioner Susie Leuger teaches the Creighton Model FertilityCare method of NFP.  Classes are for engaged or married couples and are introductory sessions that teach the participants the basics for using the method.  After attending this class, couples may work with instructor for individualized follow-up.

You may contact Susie Leuger for more information, ask questions or RSVP for a session!  Her contact information is: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or you can visit:


What is Natural Family Planning?

Natural Family Planning (NFP) is an umbrella term for certain methods used to achieve and avoid pregnancies. These methods are based on observation of the naturally occurring signs and symptoms of the fertile and infertile phases of a woman's menstrual cycle. Couples using NFP to avoid pregnancy abstain from intercourse and genital contact during the fertile phase of the woman's cycle. No drugs, devices, or surgical procedures are used to avoid pregnancy. NFP reflects the dignity of the human person within the context of marriage and family life, promotes openness to life, and recognizes the value of the child. By respecting the love-giving and life-giving natures of marriage, NFP can enrich the bond between husband and wife. {}






My House Initiative

New My House Video with Matthew Kelly

Archbishop Naumann has asked all parishes to show the new My House video.  We at Sacred Heart, St. Augustine and St. James, viewed it during masses on March 8th.  If you missed it, you can view it by clicking here.

You can also find other resources in order to help protect our children and families from pornography by visiting:  There are several resources through their ministry that can also be found by clicking here.

As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. - Joshua 24:15


Opportunity for Forgivness and Grace

Additional time for the Sacrament of Reconciliation

In addition to a half hour before each Mass on Saturday evening and Sunday, there will also be confession available every Friday evening at 6:30pm at Sacred Heart in Sabetha.
Sometimes it may be necessary for us to go to confession and even if we just have venial sins, it is still good to go regularly to obtain grace to avoid temptation and sin.  It is also a good idea to bring the whole family ~ maybe you don't need to seek reconciliation, but maybe someone in your family does ~ offer that opportunity for grace!



I am glad to be assigned by the Archbishop to Sacred Heart, St. Augustine, and St. James Parishes. I am glad to serve you. My primary responsibility as Pastor (a Latin word meaning Shepherd) is to help you on the way to Heaven! By God's grace may all of you and myself, please God, enter the Glory of Heaven!

Sincerely in Christ through Mary,

Father Clayton