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  • Jun 18

    Dear Brothers and Sisters,

    I am leaving Monday late afternoon for Arizona to visit my sister and brother in law who moved there last fall. I just checked the temperature and it will be 115 degrees today … but my sister assures me it is a “dry heat.” I think the best time to visit them would most likely be in the winter, but it will be good to see them again! Please pray me that I would have a safe trip there and back.

    This weekend is Father’s Day weekend. The following story reminds me of one my dad might have told – he was quite the jokester:

    A young boy had just gotten his driving permit. He said to his father: “Dad could we discuss the use of your car? His father said to him: “Sure, I’ll make a deal with you. you bring your grades up, read the bible every day, and get your hair cut; then we’ll talk about it.” A month later the boy came back and again asked his father if he could use the car. His father said, “son, I’m really proud of you. You brought your grades up. You’re pretty faithful to your bible reading. but son, you didn’t get your hair cut!” the young man waited a moment and then said to his father: You know dad, I’ve been thinking about that. in reading the bible I noticed that Samson had long hair, Moses had long hair, Noah had long hair, and even Jesus had long hair.” His father tapped him on the shoulder and said, “Yes son, and did you notice that they walked everywhere they went?

    Many fathers, much like my own dad, are role models. They reflect the virtues of folks like Saint Joseph, St. Thomas More and St. Louis Martin (father of the Little Flower, St. Therese), who were heroes of our Faith. Fathers are expected to be the providers for, and the protectors of, the family. They are also supposed to be attuned emotionally and spiritually to their wives and children and to be able to balance careers with family life. Fathers struggle to overcome temptation and conflict. They make sacrifices day after day for their families. They try to give their youngsters the kind of model that, surely, they deserve above all else, a model of goodness, holiness, faith, trust in God, and fidelity to the teachings of the Church. This is what Father’s Day should remind us of. This is a time for all fathers to reflect upon their duties as responsible and well-integrated men. True fatherhood demands commitment. Commitment demands maturity, sacrifice, and love. Fatherhood also demands responsibility. Every true father will take responsibility for all of his actions. Our world has an urgent need for good fathers.

    Especially during this year of Saint Joseph, my prayer is that all of those who exercise the important role and duties of fatherhood may follow the example of the foster father of Jesus and reflect courage, love, support and faith to their children. Happy Father’s Day!

    Fr. Tony Herold

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  • Jun 16

    Jasper County Take Away Hunger

    Jasper County Take Away Hunger is pleased to resume meal packaging events to fight hunger. Measures will be taken to ensure the safety of volunteers: spacing of packaging lines, extra sanitizing, and availability of face masks. The first event is going to be hosted by Holy Trinity Lutheran Church on Saturday, July 10. Each shift will last an hour, and the first shift will begin at 9 a.m. If you would like to participate or have questions about the event, please contact Bill Ehler, 641-521-0979, by June 30. Jasper County Take Away Hunger is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) corporation dedicated to hunger relief through assisting volunteers in packaging highly nutritious meals that are distributed both domestically and internationally. You can find out more about our parent organization at takeawayhunger.com.

    Jasper County Take Away Hunger
  • Jun 13

    Sacred Heart Stitchers

    Sacred Heart Stitchers is a group of ladies who will begin meeting again on Thursday mornings from 10 to 11:30 AM in McCann Center. They get together to pray and to crochet or knit projects for the parish. This group has varying degrees of skills. Want to learn? We will teach you. Hope you can join us! Any questions? Call Donna Holland at 641-521-2856 or email dmholland56@yahoo.com

    Sacred Heart Stitchers
  • May 20

    SOFTBALL TIME… Join the Sacred Heart Bingo’s.

    We are preparing for a fun filled season of adult softball and you are invited to sign up. This new City of Newton Church Softball League will play on Sunday afternoons starting at 1:30 p.m. from June 6 – July 18 (with no games on July 4) and will conclude with a tournament on July 25. Games will be played at the Softball Complex on the north side of Newton and will be capped at 60 minutes. Registration deadline is Friday, May 28. Contact Kathy Hammerly to sign up and find out more information. This is a great time

    SOFTBALL TIME… Join the Sacred Heart Bingo’s.
  • 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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  • Saturday, June 19:

    • 5:30 PM Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of Mary Flattery, mother of Marcia Graber

    Sunday, June 20:

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

    Monday, June 21:

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

    Tuesday, June 22:

    • No Mass today.

    Wednesday, June 23:

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

    Thursday, June 24:

    • No Mass today

    Friday, June 25:

    • 9:00 AM Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of Mary Flattery, mother of Marcia Graber

    Saturday, June 26:

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

    Sunday, June 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

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