751 North Jefferson Street     Florissant, MO 63031     314-837-3757

R.C.I.A. -Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (Catechumenate)

The Order of Christian Initiation of Adults is the method which Vatican II has mandated for preparing those who wish to join the Catholic Church. This is a process of formation and education which includes: hearing and sharing the Word of God, connecting our life stories to those in scripture, praying, celebrating Rites, learning about Catholic tradition and doctrine, sharing in community and becoming involved in the apostolic life of the Church. The goals of this initiation process are conversion and apostolic witness.

RCIA meets on Thursdays every week from September through May.

Please contact the rectory at 314-837-3757, extension 224 for more information.


White House Retreat

The White House is located in south St. Louis County on the bluffs above the Mississippi River in quiet, beautiful surroundings.

Men's retreats are scheduled in January and in August. Women's retreats are also offered.

Information can be obtained by contacting the rectory office.

Contact: Tom Ampleman, 838-0773.

King's House Retreat

King's House Retreat center is located on 47 beautiful, wooded acres in Belleville, IL 20 minutes from downtown St. Louis. The retreats are given by the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate, a community of priests and brothers who are dedicated to walking with people in their search for God. We welcome people of all faith traditions with warm hospitality and opportunities for spiritual growth.

Retreats are coordinated through our Sacred Heart representative at various times throughout the year.

Watch the bulletin or call the rectory for information.

Contact: Phil Foeller, 837-2616.

CRHP (Christ Renews His Parish) Retreat

Christ Renews His Parish is a process for enriching the spiritual lives of Catholics through scripture, parish involvement and faith sharing. The retreat is held twice a year, in the Spring and Fall and is divided into a women's weekend and men's weekend (generally back to back weekends) and runs from early Saturday morning (8 AM) and ends Sunday afternoon after dinner (4 PM). The retreat will help you detach from the outside world and you are guaranteed to laugh and enjoy some great fun and meals with fellow members of the parish.

Please contact the rectory at 314-837-3757 or email shcrhpretreat@gmail.com for more information and upcoming retreat dates.


Small Church Communities

Small Church Communities are groups of parishioners who gather weekly or monthly to study scripture or other faith topics in order to grow in faith and strengthen the community aspect of parish.

These groups are facilitated by trained leaders.

Contact: Mickey Linck, 921-3970.


Edge is a Catholic middle school youth ministry program and is available to all middle school youths in North County regardless of faith or school attended. EDGE provides a safe place for youth to explore their faith in a fun, unique and interactive environment. Here they can find solid Catholic community, get answers to questions about their faith, and, most importantly, experience Jesus in a profound and personal way. The trained youth ministers and resources used speak to the physical, psychological, cognitive, relational, and spiritual maturation of our middle school youth.

Please contact Rita Sextro at 314-495-1655 for more information

Scripture Study

Adult Scripture Study is offered at Sacred Heart at different times throughout the year. Some of the studies are held in the evenings and follow the Little Rock Scripture Study Program. The length of time depends on the particular book of the bible that is being studied. Other Scripture Study groups meet at various times and follow the opportunities given through the Archdiocese Adult Faith Formation Programs.

New members are always welcome.

Information about Scripture Study groups can be found in the bulletin or by calling the rectory office.