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  • May 9

    God bless the Mothers of the world. On this Mothers’ Day weekend we commend all mothers to the maternal care and protection of the Blessed Mother, and thank mothers for their service to all humanity in the raising of children. The task of serving as a mother is often not easy, but it is so necessary in this challenging world. Congratulations and blessings to all who serve in the ministry of motherhood.

  • May 8

    Farewell to Fred & Margaret Dimon

    This quote from Mother Teresa describes the relationship Fred & Margaret Dimon have been known for here at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Every time you have the opportunity to be with Fred & Margaret you leave feeling better even happier than before. We are grateful to have had them share these gifts with us by serving as Hospitality Ministers AND as the coordinators for the Hospitality Ministry. It is with great sadness that Father Tony will give them a farewell blessing at the Saturday night Mass on May 22. We wish Fred & Margaret the very best as they begin a new chapter of their life moving to North Carolina where they will join daughter, Michelle and family. A basket will be in the Gathering Space if anyone would like to share a note of thanks or a fond farewell. May God bless you and guide you along the way!

    Farewell to Fred & Margaret Dimon
  • May 8

    Dear Brothers and Sisters,

    This weekend we celebrate First Holy Communion for the children from our parish who have been preparing for this Sacrament this past year. I thank Timothy Stammayer and Luke Gregory for preparing these children. I also give a huge “shout out” to the parents of these children who are the primary educators of their children in the way of faith.

    Through the grace of the sacrament of marriage, the parents of these children receive the responsibility and privilege of evangelizing their children. Parents are called to initiate their children at an early age into the mysteries of the faith of which they are the “first heralds” for their children (Catechism 2225). Education in the faith by the parents should begin in the child’s earliest years. This already happens when family members help one another to grow in faith by living a Christian life in keeping with the Gospel. Sharing faith within the family precedes, accompanies, and enriches other forms of instruction in the faith. Parents have the mission of teaching their children to pray and to discover their vocation as children of God. The parish is the Eucharistic community at the heart of the liturgical life of Christian families; it is a privileged place for the catechesis of children and parents (Catechism 2226).

    “Train the young in the way they should go; even when old, they will not swerve from it.” Proverbs 22:6

    A child’s First Holy Communion marks the beginning of their sacramental life in the Catholic Church. These children are embarking on their lifelong sacramental journey with Christ and the Church as they now have reached the age of reason, (at least in terms of beginning to understand the importance of this Sacrament). At this age they begin to develop a deeper understanding of what it means to live a sanctified (holy) life with Christ and what role God has for them in the Church. Parents are the primary catechists (teachers) of your children and our religious formation programs are designed to support your efforts. You parents and our parish work on this task together.

    As we come to this important day in your child’s life let’s take a moment to reflect on:

    1. The meaning of this most Holy Sacrament; the Bread and Wine become the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ: – The Eucharist is the Real Presence of Christ, “the body and blood, together with the soul and divinity, of Our Lord Jesus Christ, therefore, the whole Christ is truly, really, and substantially contained” (Catechism 1374). – Jesus said to them, “Amen, amen, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you do not have life within you. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life…” (John 6:54)

    2. We receive Jesus in order to be united with Him and set apart, holy as He is holy, and to strengthen the eternal life we now share with Him. – Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me will never hunger, and whoever believes in me will never thirst” (John 6:35). – “For my flesh is true food, and my blood is true drink. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me and I in him (John 6:56).”

    3. These children will have new life in Christ; His presence in us gives us supernatural life – He guides our life in every decision, every difficulty, and every relationship – so we belong to Him always and in everything. – “I ask you to consider that our Lord Jesus Christ is your true head, and that you are one of his members. He belongs to you as the head belongs to its members; all that is his is yours: his spirit, his heart, his body and soul, and all his faculties. You must make use of all these as of your own, to serve, praise, love, and glorify God. You belong to him, as members belong to their head. And so he longs for you to use all that is in you, as if it were his own, for the service and glory of the Father.” St. John Eudes “For to me, life is Christ” (Philippians 1:21).

    Today is these children receive their first Holy Communion, their Sacrament of union with Christ. I pray that next week, they will receive their second Holy Communion and see this as an important part of their week and, more importantly, an essential part of their life.

    Fr. Tony Herold

  • Apr 9

    Save the Date! Scrap Steel Collection

    Do you have some scrap steel lying around your house or property? Scrap iron, machinery, cars, trucks, industrial scrap, aluminum, brass, copper, catalytic converters, insulated wire, lead, batteries, electric motors, radiator, stainless steel, etc. Sacred Heart Youth will take it! The youth are fundraising for different youth trips, including the National Catholic Youth Conference; a biennial conference held in Indianapolis, Indiana.

    There will be a roll off container available Saturday, May 15 & Sunday, May 16 in the Sacred Heart Church parking lot to collect any scrap steel donations that you have. If you need us to pick something up, we can do that between the hours of 9:00 AM – Noon on Saturday, May 15 but due to the Covid pandemic, we will not be going into your home. Please have the scrap metal either in your garage or outside of your home.

    The money that we will receive from Gralnek-Dunitz Co. in exchange for the scrap metal will go a long way toward helping our group and also our planet! Saving even the smallest piece of metal can really help! If you have any questions, or if you will need us to pick up your donation, please contact Luke at shlifelongff@gmail.com or call 641-792-2050.

    *Gralnek-Dunitz Co. does not accept dishwashers.

    Save the Date! Scrap Steel Collection
  • Apr 1

    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, April 10th 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.

    Rosary and Divine Mercy Chaplet for the Ladies of the Parish
  • Feb 13

    Rosary

    Communal praying of the Rosary at Noon on Fridays during lent beginning February 19th on our Facebook page. Luke Gregory will lead the Rosary on Facebook live at this time.

    Rosary
  • 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.

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      Saturday, May 8:

      • 5:30 PM Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of Dorothy Green, mother of Marilyn Lamb.  First Communion will be celebrated during Mass.

      Sunday, May 9:

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

      Monday, May 10:

      • 11:30 AM Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of Joanne Muller & John Morgan, wife and grandson of Paul Muller

      Tuesday, May 11:

      • 5:15 PM Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of Ruth Stewart

      Wednesday, May 12:

      • 11:30 AM Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of Scott Strike, son of Burt & Marlis Strike

      Thursday, May 13:

      • 5:15 PM Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of Mary Flattery, mother of Marcia Graber

      Friday, May 14:

      • 9:00 AM Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of Keith Stratton, husband of Cecelia Stratton

      Saturday, May 15:

      • 4:30 PM  Confessions will be heard
      • 5:30 PM Mass will be offered for the members of the parish

      Sunday, May 16:

      • 9:00 AM Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of June Rausch, mother of Tom Rausch
    • 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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