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  • 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 9

    Dear Brothers and Sisters,

    Today is the second Sunday of Easter, Divine Mercy Sunday and the eighth day in the Octave of Easter. Easter is such a pivotal feast and we celebrate Easter Sunday as one “main event” for eight days. The season itself lasts for fifty days and ends with the great feast of Pentecost.

    Easter is the most important event in human history. I am always “blown away” by the reflections I read concerning the impact of this event on the world. In last week’s Catholic Messenger, (April 1, 2021), Fr. Ron Rolheiser quoted Teilhard De Chardin, the Jesuit scientist/theologian of the 20th century as saying that the resurrection of Jesus Christ had cosmic significance because the resurrection caused a seismic change on the molecular level. He wrote:

    Jesus was raised from death to life. A body is a physical reality so when it raised up as a body (and not just as a soul) there is something in that which is more than merely spiritual and psychological. There is something radically physical in this. When a dead body is raised to new life, atoms and molecules are being rearranged. The resurrection is about more than something changing inside of human consciousness.

    A tenant of our faith is the resurrection of the body … we believe there is a physical body in heaven … all this is mind blowing … at least to me. It also gives me hope and joy realizing that God wants to create a “new heaven and new earth” where peace will reign. Happy Easter! Keep rejoicing.

    This is my first Easter here at Sacred Heart Parish in Newton. Even though, due to the pandemic, things are a bit scaled down and out of the ordinary, we had wonderful celebrations during the Triduum (Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Vigil/Day). I commented on Good Friday about the ugliness of the Cross we use for veneration … it is coarse, rugged, unfinished … much like the true Cross used for the crucifixion of our Lord might have been. Although the cross was appropriately ugly, the music, décor, environment, liturgical ministries, planning and execution of these liturgies were all extremely beautiful!

    I want to thank all those responsible for this year’s beautiful Easter: the Sacred Heart Liturgical Committee, Pam Zaabel and the environment committee, Virginia Bennett, the cantors, (including Virginia’s out of town son-in-law Shane), Kathy Hammerly and Ann Ratliff who handled a lot of registrations and behind the scenes work, Luke Gregory who prepared Kila Williams who joined the Church through the waters of re-birth in Baptism and through the anointing of Confirmation and through the Holy Eucharist at the Easter Vigil. I also thank the hospitality ministers, John McMahon who assisted at the altar, Fr. Bill Reynolds whose rich speaking voice added depth to the Passion readings and Litany, and the men of the technology committee who livestreamed the liturgies. I’m sure I’m forgetting some folks, but you know who you are … thank you!

    Finally, you will notice some work done on a section of the coat closet next to the sound system room in the rear of the church. Dean Baker is creating a space for new technology that will be used for our state-of-the-art livestream system. Van Maanen electric is installing cameras and technology that will be used to better enable us to broadcast from our church. Thanks Dean for your expertise and your hard work! Happy Easter! Jesus Christ is risen! Alleluia!

    Fr. Tony Herold

  • 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


    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.

  • 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
  • Mar 28


    This is a time to be patient and kind to yourself and to one-another. Continue to pray, especially for those who are ill with the coronavirus, those who have been exposed, and all those who are treating the sick. We should also pray for those who are manufacturing needed medical equipment and supplies, and for those who have died, and those who will die from this illness. Pray for leaders of government around the globe.

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

    This can change if attendance increases.

      Saturday, April 10:

      • 5:30 PM Mass will be offered for the members of the parish.

      Sunday, April 11:

      • 9:00 AM Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of Richard Dawson, husband of Beverly Dawson

      Monday, April 12:

      • 11:30 AM Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of Bruce Hoffmeier, husband of Karen Hoffmeier

      Tuesday, April 13:

      • 5:15 PM Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of Jim Blasey, husband of Jennie Blasey

      Wednesday, April 14:

      • 11:30 AM Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of Gene Krystopolski, husband of Betty Krystopolski

      Thursday, April 15:

      • 5:15 PM Mass will be offered for the repose of the souls of Don Angerer, father of Sharon Hoebelheinrich

      Friday, April 16:

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

      Saturday, April 17:

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

      Sunday, April 18:

      • 9:00 AM Mass will be offered for the repose of the souls of Allen & Erna Hayes, parents of Margaret Ellis
    • 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

    6654 Main Street
    Wonderland, AK 45202
    (513) 555-7856