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  • Aug 7

    Part-Time Office Help Needed

    The parish has an opening for part-time office help for approximately 15 hours per week. Duties will be to assist in general office work. For more information, contact Fr. Tony. Fr. Tony will be out of the office through August 12th.

    Part-Time Office Help Needed
  • Aug 6

    Dear Brothers and Sisters,

    I am grateful that Fr. Bill Reynolds is with you today while I am on retreat in Wisconsin. Again, please know of my prayers for you! Since I am writing these words a few weeks before they find their way into the bulletin, I am sharing with you a reflection on the Gospel for today’s Mass from St. Joseph Sister, Sister Mary McGlone :
    Do not be afraid. Gird your loins. Sell your goods and give generously to those in need. Don your traveling duds. Keep the porch light on and stay by the door. Secure what you treasure, knowing that its hiding place is also your heart’s home.
    Today’s Gospel opens with these eight statements. Are they commandments? Suggestions? Warnings? Maybe numbers two through eight are actually a list of instructions for how to accomplish the first.
    Jesus illustrates his instructions with metaphorical stories about servants and masters. He speaks of servants who can hardly wait for the householder to return; they linger at the door like kids waiting for Daddy to get home, pick them up and play with them. But what if he doesn’t show up on time? There’s something ominous about how the second and third watches of the night remind us of the Passion and the hours of Jesus’ arrest and Peter’s denial, when fear seemed to overwhelm hope.
    Who among the disciples knew at what hour they would be put to the test? What kind of servants remain ready even when it seems the master may not return at all?
    Today’s first reading says that, at God’s instructions, the ancestors celebrated their Passover supper so that they would be ready to follow Moses to freedom. Sharing a solemn meal with their loins girt and their sandals on prepared them for flight.
    The Letter to the Hebrews provides a theological perspective to make sense of this: “Faith is the realization of what is hoped for and evidence of things not seen.” While that may sound like a riddle, it is actually a very pragmatic explanation of the effect of belief in God’s providence. In effect, Hebrews tells us that Abraham’s faith led him to venture into the conditions in which his hopes could become reality.
    What Jesus asked of the disciples — to give away their goods, to be on the move, to be ready for what is coming rather than satisfied with what is — all of that was an invitation to put faith into action. He wanted them to act like they believed because that was the way to bring about the world they hoped to see.
    This helps explain what Jesus says about what goes on behind closed doors when the master is out of town. Faithful servants act in the style of the master whether or not there is a security camera recording them. Their belief in the message makes the reign of God visible, even when they have nothing more than their hope that it will be fulfilled. (Unfaithful servants create a different reality, a tragic situation in which they get what they gave.)
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  • Jul 7

    Learn to Make a Scarf

    Calling all Sacred Heart kids ages 10 and up! Are you interested in making our community a better place? Make a knitted scarf this summer and help someone who is homeless stay warm this winter! Instructions and all supplies will be provided. After you complete one scarf, we’ll help you make an additional scarf for yourself or a friend! Knitting will be done using a loom, making this a fun and quick project. Come to McCann Center any of the following Thursdays between 10:00 am and 11:00 am to learn how – July 14, and July 28. You will choose your yarn and then someone from the Sacred Heart Stitchers will provide instructions on the loom. We’ll get you started and then projects will be completed at home. Return the loom and bring your completed scarf to McCann Center to be blessed and distributed when the weather turns cold. Invite your friends, as all are welcome, and do something nice for someone in need Calling Sacred Heart kids ages 10 and up! Are you interested in making our community a better place? Make a knitted scarf this summer and help someone who is homeless stay warm this winter! Instructions and all supplies will be provided. After you complete one scarf, we’ll help you make an additional scarf for yourself or a friend! Knitting will be done using a loom, making this a fun and quick project. Come to McCann Center any of the following Thursdays between 10:00 am and 11:00 am to learn how – July 14, and July 28. You will choose your yarn and then someone from the Sacred Heart Stitchers will provide instructions on the loom. We’ll get you started and then projects will be completed at home. Return the loom and bring your completed scarf to McCann Center to be blessed and distributed when the weather turns cold. Invite your friends, as all are welcome, and do something nice for someone in need!

    Learn to Make a Scarf
  • 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
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  • Thursday, August 11:

    • No 5:15 PM Mass

    Friday, August 12:

    • 9:00 AM Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of Jack Whitinger, father of Tammy Cochran

    Saturday, August 13:

    • 5:30 PM Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of Jane Butler, daughter of Frank & Carolyn Campbell

    Sunday, August 14:

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

    Monday, August 15:

    • 11:30 AM Mass will be offered for the repose of  the soul of Tom Netzel

    Tuesday, August 16:

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

    Wednesday, August 17:

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

    Thursday, August 18:

    • 5:15 PM Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of Willard Sally & Joanna Berkenbosch, uncle & mother of Mark Berkenbosch

    Friday, August 19:

    • 9:00 AM Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of JoAnn DeJaeger, sister of Mary Mullan

    Saturday, August 20:

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

    Sunday, August 21:

    • 9:00 AM Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of Bruce Hoffmeier, husband of Karen Hoffmeier
  • 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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Wonderland, AK 45202
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