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  • Jan 27

    The Case for Jesus

    Tuesday evenings beginning February 28 at 6:30 pm

    Do you follow Jesus ‘on the way’? Can we trust the Gospels? Do we really know who wrote them? Do the Gospels communicate truth – or fabricated fables? Who is Jesus? Who did Jesus claim to be? Join Dr. Brant Pitre as he draws evidence from both early Christian and non-Christian writings attesting to the authenticity, authorship, and dating of the Gospels, and as he gives an indepth look at the Gospel accounts of Jesus’s Crucifixion, Resurrection, and the proclamation of Christ’s divinity. Dr. Pitre’s powerful presentation will strengthen your faith so that you can not only stand firm and profess that Jesus truly is “the Christ, the Son of the living God,” but also confidently respond to any skeptics you encounter.

    This study consists of nine sessions, and the group will meet for these via Zoom

    Registration is required by February 17th. See page 3 of the bulletin.

    The Case for Jesus
  • Jan 27

    Fearless and Free Bible study

    Friday Mornings beginning February 24 at 9:45 am

    Based on the Book of Ephesians, Fearless and Free Bible study focuses on healing and wholeness. Author Lisa Brenninkmeyer designed this Bible study for any woman confronting the reality that life isn’t easy. When suffering slams into you and leaves you reeling, or you feel great one day and down on the mat the next, turn to this Scripture study.

    In these six compassionate lessons, you’ll learn how just the right passages in Scripture can waken you to the reality of who you are in Christ. You’ll be coached as you wrestle with the battle in your mind and finally, be strengthened as the warrior to reclaim your footing and move forward in life, grounded in the truth of Scripture. This is not about surviving; it’s about flourishing in Christ’s love.

    Registration is required by February 15th. See page 3 of the bulletin.

    Fearless and Free Bible study
  • Jan 27

    Sunday by Sunday

    Sunday by Sunday is a way to reflect on the Gospels throughout the Liturgical year. Sunday by Sunday is a publication of the Sisters of St. Joseph in St. Paul, Minnesota. It begins and ends with prayer. Its questions inspire adults to share the faith they live, and to wrestle with what Jesus in the Gospels asks of us in our time, in our neighborhoods, in our world.

    There is no preparation necessary prior to meeting each week. It is encouraged to read the upcoming Mass readings prior to meeting, but not necessary.

    Registration is required by February 20th. See page 3 of the bulletin.

    Sunday by Sunday
  • Jan 27

    Knights of Columbus Fish Fry

    The Knights of Columbus Fish Frys will be held on the Fridays of Lent beginning on February 24th.

    Knights of Columbus Fish Fry
  • Jan 27

    This Spring our parish will be participating in the Diocesan Capital Campaign to provide for our retired priests and the education of seminarians. A portion of what we raise (20%) comes back to our parish for our needs. Monday, January 30 at 6:30 PM in the McCann Center we invite you to a meeting to look at the reasons we are conducting this campaign and how it will be conducted. We hope you will be able to join us.

    A reflection from the Internet on our Gospel this weekend:

    As I’m sure most of you know, today’s gospel is often referred to as “The Sermon on the Mount”. Jesus begins strongly with the Beatitudes. These teachings show Jesus as the Lord of reversals. However, let’s not misunderstand them, the Beatitudes are not just about the rich or the poor, happy or sad, hungry, or satisfied, etc. It is beyond our status in life but more of our status before God. Jesus was careful to note that whatever we are experiencing, if it is because of our faith and love of the Lord, we are blessed.

    Today, the rich, the famous, and the powerful are often referred to as the “blessed” ones and this implies that the rest of us are not blessed. But with the Beatitudes we are reminded that anything against God’s commands is never a blessing. So really the riches, the fame and the power are only a blessing if they were attained in faithfulness to God. In the same way, the poor, hungry, the oppressed, and the like, are not automatic curses. They may be blessings if they were attained in faithfulness to God. Relationship with God, not our worldly status, determines blessedness. Blessed is being always in the grace and favor of God. Now, I always thought that I was blessed if things were going my way. If my life was comfortable, I had money in my pocket, and all the lights turned green before I hit the brakes, then I knew God loved me and I was blessed. The beatitudes totally upset my expectations and invited me to evaluate blessing in a different way. Jesus reminds us that our lives will be filled with the reality of difficulty. After all, we live in a sin-infused world. Suffering will come to meet us and has most likely been a familiar companion on the journey. But even in that, we do not have to be afraid. We do not have to hide our weaknesses or our problems. They, too, are the ways we will bless the world. As we are, as God made us, as God calls us.

    As I sit today and write this reflection, I’m pondering the beatitudes and it hits me that these are our steps to salvation. As Fr. Benny Tuazon stated in his homily on the beatitudes, “They are our ways to heaven. They are steps to salvation. Thus, it is important to see them not as a judgment on status but an encouragement and inspiration to a committed and faithful relationship with God.” Let’s take some time to examine our current situations. What has our relationship with God been like recently? Over the last two years? Five years? How are we glorifying him? What are we achieving in faithfulness to Him? Remember that it is not our worldly status that determines our blessedness and our ultimate destination, the Kingdom of God. Katy Mahoney

  • Jan 20

    Parish Library

    The parish library in the McCann Center will be open after Mass every Sunday at approximately 10:00 AM for parishioners to check out books and other media.

    Parish Library
  • Jan 20

    2022 Tithing Reports

    The 2022 year end tithing reports are available to pick up on the table in the Gathering Space.

    2022 Tithing Reports
  • Jan 13

    2023 Calendars

    The 2023 Church Calendars are available to pick up in the Gathering Space.

    2023 Calendars
  • Dec 16

    El Salvador Calling!

    We are planning to resume our “in person” mission work in El Salvador. We haven’t been there in person since COVID. We are very anxious to get back. Much has changed there. The needs of the poor continue to be great but the focus for us has shifted. We are not going to do our traditional medical, dental and optical mission. There is a new government and things have changed; I think, improved. This Spring our focus will reach out to serve differently; the details are not clear yet, nor is the date. With that all being said, and we are still looking for volunteers from Sacred Heart. If you feel called to serve the poor of El Salvador, please contact Lee and/or Veronica Mangrich. Text to 641-831-9645 or to lmangrich@gmail.com.

    Reaching out to find out more does not commit you.

    El Salvador Calling!
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  • Mother Teresa: No Greater Love – film showing at Capitol II Theater on January 22nd at 4:00 PM, presented by Knights of Columbus and Church Life Commission. During the last half of the 20th century, Mother Teresa captured the imagination of the world through her dedication to serving the poorest of the poor. Filmed on five continents and featuring unprecedented access to institutional archives, this movie is a soaring tribute to a spiritual icon, a powerful witness of authentic Christian charity, and a guidepost for all who seek hope in our turbulent times. Join us to watch this inspiring, feature-length film. Bring your family and friends and be inspired to put your faith into action. Tickets sales begin the weekend of January 7th & 8th following Mass.

  • Saturday, January 28:

    • 4:00 PM Mass will be offered for the members of the parish

    Sunday, January 29:

    • 9:00 AM Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of Rick Scott, uncle of Elizabeth Damico

    Monday, January 30:

    • 11:30 AM Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of Raymond Kuntz, uncle of Francis Schatz

    Tuesday, January 31:

    • 5:15 PM Mass will be offered for the  repose of the soul of Elaine Kline, friend of Francis Schatz

    Wednesday, February 1:

    • 11:30 AM Mass will be offered for the Souls in Purgatory

    Thursday, February 2:

    • No Mass today.

    Friday, February 3:

    • 9:00 AM Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of Joseph Dosch, friend of Francis Schatz

    Saturday, February 4:

    • 4:00 PM Mass will be offered for the members of the parish

    Sunday, February 5:

    • 9:00 AM Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of Mary Pritchard, mother of Monica Skokan

    Monday, February 6:

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

    Tuesday, February 7:

    • No Mass today

    Wednesday, February 8:

    • 11:30 AM Mass will be offered for the Souls in Purgatory

    Thursday, February 9:

    • No Mass today.

    Friday, February 10:

    • 9:00 AM Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of Tom Phelan

    Saturday, February 11:

    • 4:00 PM Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of Earl Daly, father of Lila Daly & Mary LaRosa Rausch

    Sunday, February 12:

    • 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