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  • Dec 4

  • Dec 2

    Dear Friends,

    This won’t come as a surprise to you, but I am a sinner in need of God’s forgiveness.  More importantly, I am a child of God and I believe the Lord desires that I come face to face with my defects, my sins, and acknowledge that I am a work in progress.   I love being Catholic, after all, I am a priest! One of the reasons I love my faith is that it forcing me to be honest with who I am and who God is .  As a Catholic, I realize that God loves me so much that God is concerned about my wellbeing and holiness.

    There are two seasons when we offer the Communal Sacrament of Reconciliation—the Season of Advent and the Season of Lent.  Both are penitential seasons, but they have different emphases.  Advent is focused on preparing our hearts for the celebration of Christmas—the incarnation (God becoming human).  Lent focuses on the devastating effects of sin that cause suffering and death …and ultimately led Jesus to the cross.  Advent reminds us that the Son of God became Man (flesh) so that humanity might share in God’s divine life.  God’s life flows through us, unless of course we reject it, ignore it, lose it through sin, selfishness, pride, greed, etc.     Please join me and three of my brother priests this Sunday afternoon as we celebrate God’s mercy by acknowledging our sin and receiving forgiveness.  Never doubt God’s love for you.  Never despair.  We are not defined so much by our defects and sins as we are by God’s love and mercy.

    The Bishops of Latin America wrote the following which is relevant to us as we prepare our hearts and lives during this Advent Season.  The uniqueness of the Christian message does not so much consist in the affirmation of the necessity for structural change, as it does in the insistence on the conversion of people which will in turn brings about this change.

    We will not have a new continent without new and reformed structures, but, above all, there will be no new continent without new people, who know how to be truly free and responsible according to the light of the Gospel.

  • Nov 24

    Pop Cans for the Youth Group

    If you have cans and would like to donate them to the Sr. High Youth Group, please let us know and we will have someone pick them up from
    you! You can let Luke know by either calling the parish number or emailing him at shlifelongff@gmail.com , and he will make sure that someone from the “Pop Can Committee” will contact you to schedule a time to pick them up!

    Thank you!!

    Pop Cans for the Youth Group
  • Nov 24

    Poinsettias for Christmas

    The church decorating committee asks for your support of the parish flower fund.  The flower fund is supported by donations normally given for poinsettias in memory of a loved one. The flower fund will provide the poinsettias needed to tastefully decorate for Christmas, and the additional funding will support living flowers and plants needed to decorate the church throughout all the liturgical seasons.  Please consider a donation to the flower fund in memory of a loved one this Christmas. As always, the name of your loved one, and the name of the donor will be announced in the bulletin.
    Poinsettias for Christmas
  • Nov 20

  • Nov 20

    Ring Bells for the Salvation Army

    The Knights of Columbus have again this year committed to bell ringing for the Salvation Army, in honor of our late, dearly beloved Msgr. Thomas J. McCann. We will be ringing bells on Saturday, December 10th, at Hy-Vee, Fareway, Farver’s True Value, and Theisens. As in the past few years, we are opening up this day to members of our parish, and could use your help. Funds raised are for Christmas dinners, clothing and

    toys for children, and other necessities for the needy. Msgr. McCann, beloved pastor of Sacred Heart Church for 60 years was a great sup- porter of the Salvation Army, and served on their board for several years.
    If you would like to volunteer just one hour of your time on Saturday, December 10th, please call chairman John McNeer at 792-6248 and he will help you pick an appropriate time. If no answer, just leave a message and he will return your call. Thanks for your help! Holiday Community Bingo 2022 December 10th from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM Sacred Heart Catholic Church McCann Center Turkeys or Hams & Prizes & Fun. Only $3 per Bingo Card and Only $2 per Raffle Ticket.  Help Us Raise Funds For Winter Gear for local school children, Food for local families and many other local charitable causes.
    Ring Bells for the Salvation Army
  • Nov 20

    Advent Tree

    Beginning the first weekend of Advent there will be a decorated tree in the Gathering Space that supports the Salvation Army Christmas Drive. The list below has gift ideas for infants through age 12 youth. There is a particular need for donations for the older children. If you would like to contribute to this project, please place new, un-wrapped items under the tree by Sunday, December 11. Wish list items include blankets/quilts, socks, pajamas, girls’ underwear, boys’ boxer shorts, family board games/puzzles, and books.

    Due to a continued concern about health safety, there will not be a tree for homebound parishioners and care center residents. Instead, there will be an Advent display with envelopes on a table in the
    Gathering Space. Sacred Heart is partnering with United Presbyterian and St. Luke to provide funds for food gift cards for Accura East residents. The Accura East activities director has requested a $10 donation for each envelope so that she can purchase an individual gift card for each of the residents. If you choose to donate, please pick up an envelope, enclose $10, and mark it Accura East. Return in the collection basket, or drop off in the parish office by Sunday, December 11.
    — Thank you from the Social Action Commission

    Advent Tree
  • Nov 20

    Advent Table

    Check out the Advent Table in the Gathering Space. There are several different devotional & prayer items for sale. The “Little Blue Books” for Advent will be available this weekend.
    Advent Table
  • 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
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  • Saturday, December 3:

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

    Sunday, December 4:

    • 9:00 AM Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of Vera Sevcik, mother of Jean Ferguson

    Monday, December 5:

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

    Tuesday, December 6:

    • 5:15 PM Mass will be offered for the repose of the souls of  Russell, Dorothy, & Ron Green, parents and brother of Marilyn Lamb

    Wednesday, December 7:

    • 11:30 AM Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of Teresa Hauge, mother of Jerry Hauge

    Thursday, December 8:

    • 12:00 PM Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of  Nancy Smith, mother of Joan Thorpe

    Friday, December 9:

    • 9:00 AM Mass will be offered for the Souls in Purgatory

    Saturday, December 10:

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

    Sunday, December 11:

    • 9:00 AM Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of Marian Daly, mother of Mary LaRosa Rausch & Lila Daly
  • 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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