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  • Jun 23

    Dear Brothers and Sisters,

    Most of our parish committees take the month of July off as the frequency of summer vacations, trips, and leisure activity take precedent over other activities. As we wind down the 2021/22 year I have a lot to share with you from the Pastoral Council, the Finance Council and our Staff.

    First of all, this coming week our parish will be buzzing with children and teens as they participate in a national program called “Totus Tuus”. The name Totus Tuus comes from Pope St. John Paul II motto he chose after being elected Pope … the Latin phrase is translated “totally yours” and reflects the devotion that the pope had for Mary, our Blessed Mother, as well as the his total resolve to follow the Lord under her guidance and protection. The K-6 program will run every day until 300 PM and we will have daily Mass every day at 11:30 AM. All of you are invited to join our children as they participate in this daily Mass. Our teens will be meeting Monday –Thursday from 7:00 PM to 9:15 PM. Please pray for our children and teens while they grow in faith and love for the Lord.

    The Finance Council passed our new budget for the FY 2022/23 at last Monday’s meeting. Due to the generosity of our parishioners we were able to pass a budget with a relatively small deficit. Due to inflation, we believed it necessary to give our staff a raise in salary to help offset the rise in prices. We also approved the hiring of a part time person to help with administrative issues in our parish. With Ann working part time, we really need the assistance of additional staff.

    Next week, our bulletin will be outsourced to Liturgical Publications, Inc (LPI). Many of the businesses in Newton were solicited to buy adds for our bulletin. Outsourcing our bulletin will enable our parish to save on printing and paper costs and the hassle of printing the bulletin in-house.

    Our deadline for bulletin articles is now earlier … on Friday, a week prior to the date of the bulletin publication. Our parish would like to bring fiber optic cable into the hall and church to enable our internet to run faster and for better quality as we livestream events and services. We also are in dire need of an upgraded phone system. We hope these can be accomplished by early fall.

    The pastoral council approved moving forward with a Parish Mission/Renewal sometime in the late fall or early part of next year. We will be discerning a speaker who will join us for three days to help us rekindle the fire of the Holy Spirit in our lives. We are hoping that this type of renewal might enliven our families as we move ahead after COVID. We have a great team of five parishioners plus parish staff who will be planning this renewal. Please pray for its success.

    Virginia Bennett who has faithfully led our parish music program these past several years would like a more time with her family and has asked that we begin finding someone else who might lead the music ministry in our parish. Virginia will be hard to replace. We have been blessed with her musical abilities as well as the evident joy she brings to everything she does. Virginia promises to help as she is able. I cannot thank Virginia enough for her dedication these past years.

    A small task force has been working on revising the McCann Center Hall policy for the parish. Our goal is to make the parish hall available for our parishioners use while ensuring that the parish facilities are maintained properly and have priority use for parish activities. We hope to complete the review of our parish policies in the next few months.

    Last week I finalized my annual priesthood retreat. I will be going to the Jesuit Retreat Center in Oshkosh, WI form August 3—12. I have much to pray for as I near my 69th birthday and try to discern my future. I am ever grateful for you, the parishioners of Sacred Heart Parish. Together we are family. Together we form the Body of Christ in Newton, Iowa.

    Next weekend is the Fourth of July Holiday Weekend. If you are traveling be careful and come back to us renewed and refreshed!

  • May 20

    Your feedback is needed!

    The Covid pandemic has disrupted our faith lives. The goal of Faith Formation is to promote growth in faith and discipleship, develop your home as a community of faith, and equip parishioners, parents and grandparents to live the religious tradition at home. Studies show that family is the most important influence on the social and religious lives of children, youth, and emerging adults. The Faith Formation Commission has developed a survey to gather feedback from all parishioners on the best way to support individuals, couples, and families to build their domestic church at home. This survey only takes 4 minutes to complete and will help shape our Faith Formation Programming for children and adults in the future. Please see the link or QR code in the bulletin.

    If you prefer a paper copy, you may pick one up in the gathering space. We look forward to your feedback!

    Your feedback is needed!
  • Jan 27

    Monthly Adoration Hour 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. Our next Rosary will be on Saturday, February 5th at 8:00 A.M. in the main church. We welcome you all to join us in this time of spiritual combat against the powers of darkness. It is a marvelous opportunity to grow closer to God and to build up His kingdom on earth.

    Monthly Adoration Hour for the Ladies of the Parish
  • Sep 17

    Sunday Morning Coffee

    A perfect time to grab a cup of coffee and chat with all those folks we haven’t seen or talked to for such a long time is after the 9 AM Mass! As you know, serving coffee and rolls is an important part of building community and welcoming newcomers. Many of us are looking forward to spending time with each other in this relaxing and pleasant atmosphere.

    Sunday Morning Coffee
  • Aug 6

    Iowa Catholic Radio: 1150 AM, 88.5 FM & 94.5 FM

    With the pandemic, we are all separated… trying to be socially responsible and many do not get out and connect with the parish as consistent as they would like. Iowa Catholic Radio has a rich listing of programs and speakers, many nationally known. The Devine Mercy Chaplet is prayed each day at 3 PM. Here’s is the link for Iowa Catholic Radio: https:// www.iowacatholicradio.com/

    Iowa Catholic Radio: 1150 AM, 88.5 FM & 94.5 FM
  • 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
  • Jun 17

  • 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
  • Sep 14

    Catholic Smartphone App

    There is a smartphone app called “Laudate.” This is a Catholic app with many resources, including one called “Vatican Documents.” At that section you can find the English version Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation The Joy of the Gospel.

    Catholic Smartphone App
  • Jun 29

    Lotsa Helping Hands Meals Ministry

    Sacred Heart Church is in need of volunteers to OCCASIONALLY be asked to donate cookies or bars for social activities at church or to make a meal for families in need, those celebrating the birth of a child, for church social activities, and/or funerals. We have become partners with a website that will send a request to your email when there is a need. If you want to help, all you need to do is to reply to the email once it is sent out. If you are unable to help, then you don’t need to do anything for that request. IT IS THAT SIMPLE. To have your name added to the list of people who would be willing to help out by preparing food, just send your name and email address to Tina Stammeyer at johntinastam@gmail.com and a link will be sent to you to sign up. Thank you for helping us to meet the needs of the parish through this volunteer ministry.

    Lotsa Helping Hands Meals Ministry
  • Apr 5

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  • Saturday, July 2:

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

    Sunday, July 3:

    • 9:00 AM Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of Pam Rausch.

    Monday, July 4:

    • No Mass today

    Tuesday, July 5:

    • 5:15 PM Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of Jane Butler, daughter of Frank & Carolyn Campbell

    Wednesday, July 6:

    • 11:30 AM Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of Nancy White, daughter of Burt & Marlis Strike

    Thursday, July 7:

    • 5:15 PM Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of Greta Koppin

    Friday, July 8:

    • 9:00 AM Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of Bruce Hoffmeier, husband of Karen Hoffmeier

    Saturday, July 9:

    • 5:30 PM Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of Joan Mattingly, mother of Paul Mattingly

    Sunday, July 10:

    • 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 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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