Sacred Heart School opened in September of 1980 under the guidance of our founding pastor, Monsignor Arnold Biedermann, with about 40 students in kindergarten and first grade classes.
In January of 1981, the Sisters of Notre Dame assumed administration of the school and continued that leadership until the late 1990s. Throughout that period, the principal was a religious minister, while all staff members were lay ministers. In 1992 Monsignor Arnold Biedermann retired and Father Daniel O’Sullivan began his pastorship. During this time, Sister Mary Francelia SND and Sister Jean Marie SND instilled a reliance on the goodness and providence of God, which is the charism of the Sisters of Notre Dame.
Father O’Sullivan remained pastor until 2009, at which point he retired, remaining in our parish as pastor emeritus. Father Cyprian Carlo took over as administrator and became pastor in July of 2010. In July of 2013 Father Cyprian was reassigned and Father John Vogel became the administrator. When he was reassigned in July of 2016, Father Al Ezoenyeka became our administrator.
Currently, all staff is laity, while a Sister of Notre Dame is the Director of Religious Education for the parish. The charism initiated by the founder of the Sisters of Notre Dame, St. Julie Billiart, endures at Sacred Heart School as we continue to trust in divine providence. During daily prayer, at meetings, and assemblies we say, “Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, we place our trust in you.”