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  • Jan 25

    Food Pantry Sunday

    Are you ready to fight hunger right here in our community? The first Sunday of each month has been designated as Food Pantry Sunday. Members of our parish are invited to bring nonperishable food items or monetary gifts on the first Sunday of each month to donate to the food pantry. Place your donations in the shopping cart in the vestibule of the church.

    Food Pantry Sunday
  • Jan 23

    Dear Brothers and Sisters,

    It is good to be “back in the saddle” so to speak after my hernia operation a week and a half ago.

    I feel good. I am seeing the surgeon on Tuesday and find out when I can start “lifting weights” again and getting back to regular exercise.I want to thank all of you for your prayers. Although this was not a serious operation, whenever there is anesthetic, a scalpel and sewing involved on the body, I am a bit cautious.

    I particularly want to thank the parish staff, Fr. Reynolds, and various other folks who helped in my absence, provided me food, and sent cards. I particularly want to thank the Sacred Heart Stitchers for the gift of a prayer shawl! I know there are folks who go through many more significant health issues than I do, but it occurred to me how important it is for all of us to pray for each other and reach out during times of need. Sacred Heart parishioners are some of the most generous and thoughtful people I have encountered in my priesthood! Thank you!

    There is a lot happening as we enter into this Third Week of the Liturgical Calendar, called ordinary time – the season between Christmas and Lent.

    Nationally – our country inaugurated President Joe Biden as the second Catholic president of the United States. We need to pray for our president and the government he is forming. There are many issues that need to be addressed. I know that many of you have mixed emotions and varied opinions about politics in our country: left vs. right, blue vs. red, etc.… As with all politicians we need to support those who serve wherever we can and have the courage to challenge all of our political leaders and voice our convictions concerning policies that will affect us all. President Biden’s call for unity and an end to our “uncivil war” should be in our prayers as he begins his administration.

    This past Friday was the anniversary of Roe vs. Wade, the monumental 1973 Supreme Court decision which legalized abortion. As Catholics we pray and act for an end to abortion and a greater respect for human life in all its phases: an end to capital punishment, the harsh treatment of immigrants, greater justice and sensitivity for those without food, shelter, jobs, and health care. Although the protection of innocent pre-born human life is crucial, we must be consistent in our approach to these life issues. I hope you are joining me in praying the “Nine Days for Life” novena.

    Finally, today is designated as the Sunday of the Word of God. Listen to how Pope Francis speaks of this special Sunday … and open your bibles, not only today, but each and every day for your growth in holiness, conviction and love:

    The Sunday of the Word of God, reminds us, pastors and faithful alike, of the importance and value of Sacred Scripture for the Christian life, as well as the relationship between the word of God and the liturgy: “As Christians, we are one people, making our pilgrim way through history, sustained by the Lord, present in our midst, who speaks to us and nourishes us. A day devoted to the Bible should not be seen as a yearly event but rather a year-long event, for we urgently need to grow in our knowledge and love of the Scriptures and of the Risen Lord, who continues to speak his word and to break bread in the community of believers. For this reason, we need to develop a closer relationship with Sacred Scripture; otherwise, our hearts will remain cold and our eyes shut, inflicted as we are by so many forms of blindness”

    Fr. Tony Herold

  • Jan 22

    El Salvador Mission

    We wanted to inform you that, sadly, we have decided to cancel our Medical Mission to El Salvador this year. COVID is still a threat both to our delegates and to the Salvadorans we were going there to serve. They are very disappointed that we won’t be able to come for the second year in a row. We do hope that next year things will be better, and we can return. We are counting on this. While we are not there physically, we do continue to support their ongoing needs as we are able. We keep in close touch with our liaisons there. We ask that you keep our Salvadoran sisters and brothers in your prayers.

    El Salvador Mission
  • Jan 15

    9 Days for Life: Novena for the Protection of Human Life

    9 Days For Life 9 Days for Life is a novena for the protection of human life. Each day’s intention is accompanied by a short reflection and suggested actions to help build a culture of life. Join thousands of Catholics nationwide in the annual Respect Life novena, 9 Days for Life, Thursday, January 21 – Friday, January 29. Get daily intentions, brief reflections, and more. Sign up at 9daysforlife.com! www.9daysforlife.com.

    CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL NOVENA

    9 Days for Life: Novena for the Protection of Human Life
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  • 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
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  • For parishioners who had requested monthly tithing envelopes, the packets for 2021 are available to pickup in the Gathering Space. If you get the weekly envelopes, you should have already received your packet for January thru March of 2021 in the mail.

  • At this time attendance is below capacity.  You do not need to register.

    This can change if attendance increases.

    Saturday, January 23:

    • 4:00 PM Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of Don Angerer, father of Sharon Hoebelheinrich

    Sunday, January 24:

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

    Monday, January 25:

    • 11:30 AM Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of Richard Dawson, husband of Beverly Dawson

    Tuesday, January 26:

    • 11:30 Funeral Mass for Jim Blasey will be held in the church
    • No 5:15 PM Mass today.

    Wednesday, January 27:

    • 11:30 AM Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of Steve Ratliff, husband of Ann Ratliff

    Thursday, January 28:

    • 5:15 PM Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of Lee & Mary Zmolek

    Friday, January 29:

    • 9:00 AM Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of Theresa Clark, sister of John & Charles McNeer

    Saturday, January 30:

    • 4:00 PM Mass will be offered for the members of the parish.

    Sunday, January 31:

    • 9:00 AM Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of Deborah Ulrich, daughter of Terry & Jeanette Ulrich
  • 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 4:00 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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