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  • Jul 24

    The Social Action Commission is collecting supplies for the Newton Community preschool and the local elementary schools. Many students come to class in need of supplies and other materials. Teachers often have to spend their own money to buy these additional items for their students. Listed below are classroom and student materials, and other supplies teachers need throughout the school year. Schools have requested that supplies be NEW. Collection boxes for these items will be in the Gathering Space and in McCann Center. The commission is grateful for any donation that you can give to this worthy cause. Cash donations will be accepted at the parish office. We would like these supplies by Monday, August 16th.  See the list in the bulletin.,

  • Jul 24

    Save the Date!!! 2nd Annual Sacred Heart Fall Festival

    September 12, 2021 4pm Mass & 5pm Food and Fun More information to follow in the coming weeks. If you are interested in providing a theme basket for the silent auction that benefits the youth, please contact Kathy

    Save the Date!!! 2nd Annual Sacred Heart Fall Festival
  • Jul 23

    Dear Brothers and Sisters,

    I really enjoyed having my friend, Fr. Jeff Belger, here last weekend. He reminded us that as the Body of Christ, we all have a shepherding role in the church. It is part of the four marks: One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic. As parents, you shepherd your children. As friends, you shepherd those close to you. We cannot shepherd with a sour disposition. We should exhibit the joy and happiness that is found in a relationship with the Lord.

    This week, I’ll continue to share the remainder of common traits that seem to be found in happy people. This, of course, is not an exhaustive list. Ultimate happiness is found in God. As I mentioned last week, these ideas might help us evaluate happiness and how we can be more open to it as we reflect on or lives today. Here are more of the traits that seem to be found in happy people – and I’m talking about the genuinely happy people, and not just those who appear to be so on the surface. Again, by compiling this list I’m not suggesting that these are the only keys to happiness, I’m simply shedding light on some common characteristics I’ve come to find.

    NEVER DWELL IN BEING A VICTIM We’ve all been the so-called ‘victim’ to several things in life. Whether it be an unexpected break-up, getting fired from a job, or even something as serious as the recipient of domestic abuse. Truly happy people tend to be those who choose not to dwell in it. They choose to let the victimization strengthen them, rather than wear it as a badge of weakness or as the thing that makes them consistently worthy of receiving sympathy. LIVE IN THE PRESENT As fun as reminiscing about the past or fantasizing about the future can be, nothing will ever be done in anything but the present and happy people tend to realize that. Not only do they realize it, but they tend to use it as motivation to make the most of it. In addition to being motivating, presence can also come in handy for truly appreciating those moments of relaxation, allowing yourself to be truly in them, rather than projecting future concerns into them.

    TRUST THAT EVERYTHING HAPPENS FOR A REASON This can very easily be paired with the choice to not be a victim, but happy people tend to trust the process and existence of everything in their life. They know that nothing is ever too big to handle and choose to embrace what life is currently throwing at them rather than cowering at the sight of it.

    DON’T LET MONEY DICTATE YOUR LIVES Nobody is denying that in this world right now we all need money to exist, and as a result many of us spend the bulk of our lives doing things that help us earn it. What I’ve found to differentiate happy people is that they don’t let money be the ultimate dictator in their life. They still make sensible choices within their means, but they never let money: A) prevent them from pursuing a so-called “risky” passion, B) be the factor that is blamed for why their life is so miserable, C) complain about how little they have. There are creative ways to do everything in this world, and seeing money as only being possible to make in the standard ways is the most crippling thing to that creativity.

    LOOK WITHIN FOR SOLUTIONS … Solutions based on our faith One of the most powerful realizations a genuinely happy person will often operate based on is “change starts within.” The empowerment that comes as a result of not only realizing this but even more so in using it as the backbone to everything in life can be quite remarkable. Enter into the quiet of prayer and spend time with God. Use the tools that are given by the saints who have gone before us. Search the scriptures. Read and emulate the example of the holy men and women who have gone before us. Examine your conscience every day. Embrace a life of worship and make Sunday Mass, the Sacraments and prayer a priority.

    Fr. Tony Herold

  • Jul 17

    Celebration of Life for Dan Newton

    An informal Celebration of Life open house for Dan Newton, a former Sacred Heart parishioner, will be held on Sunday, August 8 from 4-6 pm at the Colfax Community Center/Historical Museum (just south of the I-80 Colfax exit) Dan passed away on January 21, but due to COVID, a public visitation was not held at that time. Please join his family to share memories and stories. A light supper and Mary’s cookies will be served!

    Celebration of Life for Dan Newton
  • Jun 25

    Prayer Chain

    To have someone added to the Sacred Heart Prayer Chain, contact Marilyn Lamb at 275-0020 or Theresa Stewart by e-mail: stewart4@iowatele com.net.

    Prayer Chain
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    • Saturday, July 24:

      • 5:30 PM Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of Joseph Duncan, father of Valerie Steinbach

      Sunday, July 25:

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

      Monday, July 26:

      • 10:30 AM Funeral Mass for Mary Horstman

      Tuesday, July 27:

      • 5:15 PM Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of Keith Stratton, husband of Cecelia Stratton

      Wednesday, July 28:

      • 11:30 AM Mass will be offered as a Special Intention

      Thursday, July 29:

      • 5:15 PM Mass will be offered for Vocations for Priesthood

      Mass Friday, July 30:

      • 9:00 AM Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of Dennis Whitney, father of Katie Hildebrand

      Saturday, July 31:

      • 11:00 AM  Funeral Mass for Helen Schmelzer
      • 5:30 PM Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of Gene Krystopolski, husband of Betty Krystopolski

      Sunday, August 1:

      • 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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