Dear Parishioners,
As you have probably heard by now, Sacred Heart Catholic School is ceasing operations after this school year and consolidating with the surrounding Catholic schools of Lincoln. This has been nearly the hardest decision I have ever made or been involved with. I appreciate the time, consideration and support given by the Sacred Heart parish and finance councils, and by many other advisors. In the end, the school could not maintain all the “pillars” of financial support we needed for long-term success. This was not for lack of trying, and I will forever remain proud of your efforts. I appreciate the many sacrifices you and others have made to keep the school in operation these 91 years. Please do not grow slack in your efforts to support our parish and our students. We will continue to provide financial aid for our parishioners to attend other Catholic schools (notably St. Teresa’s), so our educational mission continues, just in a different form. I especially appreciate the hard work of Ms. Laura Knaus, the Sacred Heart school principal, and all the faculty and staff. This is a very difficult time for them. I ask you to keep them and all their students in your prayers. I wish them the very best after they finish this school year in great form. As Sacred Heart parish, we will need to reimagine our priorities and strive to find even more ways to “make disciples of all nations.” We will worship the Lord Jesus by Word and Sacrament, take care of the spiritual lives of our people, and reach out to those who do not know Christ. We will take care of our facilities, continue to improve our programs, and still be vitally involved in Catholic education in the city of Lincoln. May we grow deeper in prayer, so that the Holy Spirit can help us to discern our next steps. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. May God bless you! — Fr. Leo Kosch, Pastor