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  • Sep 18

    2020-2021 Annual Diocesan Appeal September 26 & 27

    In every parish throughout the Diocese of Davenport, Catholics are participating in the 2020-2021 Annual Diocesan Appeal. Our local diocesan Church is comprised of 76 parishes serving approximately 94,400 Catholics from all walks of life in 22 counties in southeastern Iowa.

    Each year, every Catholic family is asked to participate in our Annual Diocesan Appeal. This is a vital sign of our unity in Christ as we reach out in faith to love one another constantly in Jesus’ name. Supporting this Appeal is also a very meaningful way of expressing our gratitude to God for His many blessings.

    The Annual Diocesan Appeal provides the financial lifeblood for a broad range of ministries. Your generous gifts make a difference in the lives of your brothers and sisters throughout southeast Iowa. This Appeal helps with the daily operations of the Diocese. With everyone’s full participation, we will meet and exceed our goal.

    Next weekend, every family will have the opportunity to participate by offering a pledge as we celebrate Commitment Weekend across the Diocese. The 2020-2021 Appeal letter from Bishop Zinkula will be mailed September 14. You may receive your appeal letter prior to the announcement weekend and commitment Sunday. So this week, please prayerfully consider how you can support the Annual Diocesan Appeal with a monthly gift. May God bless you for your generosity and willingness to share for the benefit of our entire local Church.

    2020-2021 Annual Diocesan Appeal September 26 & 27
  • Sep 18

    Dear Brothers and Sisters,

    Will the year 2020 ever end!

    As many of you know one of our parish staff, Ann Ratliff, has been home sick with the Coronavirus. I have been in contact with Ann almost every day and she is doing better each day. I look forward to her return when she is healthy.

    As a precautionary measure, the entire staff decided it might be best if we self-quarantined for two weeks. During that time, I did not offer any public Masses and did most everything from my home.

    Last Saturday evening, Fr. Ron Hodges, our neighbor to the west was able to celebrate the 5:30 PM Saturday night Mass and the Sacrament of Confirmation for nine young men and women from our parish. I was looking forward to celebrating that Sacrament with them … but 2020 happened. You’ll notice pictures of the new confirmed on our front cover along with their names on the inside cover of the bulletin this week. Please continue to pray for these newly confirmed that their faith may grow and their love for God increase in the days, weeks, and years to come. Also, I want to thank Luke Gregory and Andrew Schwartz for preparing these young folks and helping to organize the Liturgy of Confirmation.

    Next Friday, September 25 will be Andrew Schwartz last day as a member of the parish staff. Again, I want to thank Andrew for his ministry to the children and families at Sacred Heart Parish. If you happen to see Andrew or feel so inclined, you might want to express your own gratitude to him for all the time and effort he has given to our children and families these past few years. May God bless you, Andrew, and hold you in the palm of His hands wherever the journey of life will take you.

    This past week I was able to participate in Zoom meetings with the Youth Group and first session of the Confirmation Class for 2021 and their parents. I shared a simple prayer to the Holy Spirit with both groups. I learned this prayer several months ago at a workshop in my former parish. It is a prayer I use often … so simple:

    Come Holy Spirit!  Come now!  Come as You Will!

    The presenter mentioned that we Catholics should be engaging the activity of the Holy Spirit more often in our lives. We received the Holy Spirit first at our Baptisms. That Gift was strengthened in the Sacrament of Confirmation. It is renewed at each Eucharist. No matter what the situation we believe that the Holy Spirit will act for our good and the Glory of God … but do we believe this? Do we dare call upon the strength and love of the Holy Spirit? Come (please), come now, (we know that the Spirit will answer this prayer), come as You Will, (never our will, but God’s will be done.) I encourage you to pray this prayer often, especially as you continue to journey through this year: 2020!

    In Christ… Fr. Tony Herold

  • Aug 28

    Monthly Rosary and Divine Mercy Chaplet for the Ladies of the Parish

    We invite all ladies of the parish to our once-a-month Saturday morning Rosary and Divine Mercy Chaplet. We will continue to meet in person, and our next Rosary will be on Saturday, September 12th at 7:00 A.M. in the main church. We are required to maintain certain restrictions:
    - Sanitize your hands when you enter the church
    - Each person will need to sit in a separate pew (unless of course you came together)
    - Each person must wear a mask

    - There is to be no singing

    - After we are done praying, we must leave the church building (there is to be no congregating inside to talk/visit with one another)

    - Sanitize the area where you sat before leaving the church
    Please bring your own copy of the Precious Life Rosary booklet (if you do not have one please feel free to visit the following link and print one out and take it with you when you leave). https://www.gratiareflections.com/wp-content/ uploads/2019/08/ Gratia_PreciousLifeRosary_printable.pdf
    We welcome you all to join us in this time of spiritual combat against the powers of darkness, which seem to be more at work in recent months. It is a marvelous opportunity to grow closer to God and to build up His kingdom on earth.

    Monthly Rosary and Divine Mercy Chaplet for the Ladies of the Parish
  • Aug 21

    Sacred Heart Cemetery

    The Sacred Heart Cemetery Committee would like to thank all of you who again contributed to the Annual Cemetery Collection. The collection was around $5,000 which is generally the amount received each year. There was one tree lost in the cemetery and several other trees sustained limb damage. There were some grave stone damaged also. Hopefully the damage will be covered by our insurance. We will remove the trees as soon as possible and also, after that, start on the stone repairs. Because of all the damage in the Community it may be some time before we can get everything cleaned up. We want to thank you for your patience before hand.

    Sincerely,

    Cemetery Committee

    Sacred Heart Cemetery
  • Jul 12

    Mass Online

    Even though we have returned to a limited celebration of Mass, you may continue to find Masses on line or on television, and also find whatever devotional aids suit your needs and interests. Look for Mass from Sacred Heart to be available on-line on Sunday mornings.

    Mass Online
  • Jul 12

    Mass Registration

    At this time there is no need to call to pre-register for weekend Masses. We have been under our capacity. Your name will still be taken as you enter the church in case there is someone diagnosed with COVID-19, then we will know who to contact. If the attendance increases there may be a need to change our policy

    Mass Registration
  • Jun 27

    Monthly Rosary and Divine Mercy Chaplet for the Ladies of the Parish

    We invite all ladies of the parish to our once-a-month Saturday morning Rosary and Divine Mercy Chaplet. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we will not be meeting in person until further notice. We will be meeting virtually via Zoom. If I (Teresa Gregory) did not contact you last month and you would like to join us for this meeting, please text or call me at 970-520-3207, and I will send you a link to join the meeting when I set it up. If you would prefer to receive the link by email, please cont a c t m e a t t e r e s a k r o g – meier@gmail.com. Also, if you would like me to email you with the Rosary and Chaplet reflections before we meet so you can have them on hand, please send me your email address. We welcome you all to join us in this time of spiritual combat against the powers of darkness. It is a marvelous opportunity to grow closer to God and to build up His kingdom on earth. Our next meeting is Saturday, July 11th at 7:00 A.M.

    Monthly Rosary and Divine Mercy Chaplet for the Ladies of the Parish
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  • At this time attendance is below capacity.  You do not need to register.

    This can change if attendance increases.

      Sunday, September 20:

      • 9:00 AM Mass will be offered for the members of the parish.

      Monday, September 21:

      • 11:30 AM Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of Deborah Ulrich, daughter of Terry & Jeanette Ulrich

      Tuesday, September 22:

      • 5:15 PM Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of Joanna Peterson

      Wednesday, September 23:

      • 11:30 AM Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of Don Whalen, brother of Barb Ellis

      Thursday, September 24:

      • 5:15 PM Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of Mary Nolin, daughter of Esther Henning and sister of Rose Anna Henning

      Friday, September 25:

      • 9:00 AM Mass will be offered for the soul of Pam Rausch, wife of Tom Rausch

      Saturday, September 26:

      • 4:30 PM Confessions will be heard
      • 5:30 PM Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of Don Angerer, father of Sharon Hoebelheinrich

      Sunday, September 27:

      • 9:00 AM Mass will be offered for the members of the parish.
    • Welcome to the website of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, located in Newton, Iowa.

      This is a Roman Catholic Church in the Diocese of Davenport. The church is located at 1115 South 8th Avenue East, in the southeast quadrant of Newton.

      Sacred Heart is a vibrant Catholic Community, living its Eucharistic faith in the risen Jesus, proclaimed in word and deed, celebrated in worship and sacrament, and shared in outreach to the parish community, to the diocesan and universal church,  and to the wider secular community.

      Our social center, staff offices, and administrative offices are housed in the McCann Center, dedicated in 1969 to the memory of the Rev. Msgr. Thomas J. McCann, who served as pastor here from 1910-1960.

      The church was dedicated in 1976 and was renovated in 2005, when a courtyard was enclosed to create a gathering space at the entrance to the church. This project included a new sacristy, a day chapel, and the creation of handicapped accessible restrooms. The key element of this construction is the addition of a flowing water baptistry, which also serves as our holy water font.

      Please spend some time browsing our website, but more importantly, come and visit us in person and join us in the celebration of the holy Eucharist. May God bless you this day and always.

    Mass Schedule

    Weekend Mass times at Sacred Heart Church:
    Saturday at 5:30 p.m., Sunday at 9:00 a.m.

    Weekend Mass time at Immaculate Conception Church in Colfax:
    Sunday at 9:00 a.m.

    Weekend Mass times at Saint Mary Church in Grinnell:
    Saturday at 5:30 p.m., Sunday at 9:00 a.m., Sunday at 11:00 a.m.
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    Service Times & Directions

    Weekend Masses in English

    Saturday Morning: 8:00 am

    Saturday Vigil: 4:30 pm

    Sunday: 7:30 am, 9:00 am, 10:45 am,
    12:30 pm, 5:30 pm

    Weekend Masses In Español

    Saturday Vigil: 6:15pm

    Sunday: 9:00am, 7:15pm

    Weekday Morning Masses

    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: 8:30 am

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