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  • Dec 3

    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
  • Dec 3


    The Knights are continuing a tradition of helping with the Salvation Army Christmas Bell Ringing Program. They will be ringing bells on Saturday, December 11th at Hy-Vee, Fareway, & Theisens from 9 AM to 8 PM. If you can not ring bells at your appointed time, please find a replacement to fill your spot. As a reminder, the schedule for bell ringers time and location is on the table in the Gathering Space. Thanks to everyone for your participation.

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  • Dec 2

    …Prepare the way of the Lord! Join us in celebrating the Sacrament of Reconciliation this Sunday Afternoon

    … Gratitude to Thomas Phelan and all who remember Sacred Heart in their estate planning

    Dear Brothers and Sisters,

    This Sunday afternoon at 2:00 PM I hope you will join me in a time of quiet reflection on God’s call of renewal in our lives through the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Saint Paul reminds us that “all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23) He goes on to say that all have been justified (made right) by the grace of Christ.

    Truth is: we are made to reflect God’s love to our family, our friends, our neighbors, our co-workers and, yes, even our enemies! God does not love … God is love. We are called live in that love.

    I recently read a post from Fr. John Riccardo, a priest from the Archdiocese of Detroit who is a gifted writer and speaker. In that post he writes the following:

    My driver’s license has a sentence on it that reads, “Needs corrective lenses.” Indeed, I do. But not just, or even mainly, for driving. I need them for all of reality. The simple truth is I don’t see things very clearly.

    Advent is upon us and this season only highlights my need for corrective lenses. Everywhere I turn there are ads for bargains and enticements to buy the hottest new thing I simply can’t live without. The mood and tone of this season is usually overly sentimental, embodied most strongly perhaps in the Christmas movies that will soon fill our various streaming services.

    All of this is in stark contrast to a biblical vision of what this season is all about, and especially, as we draw nearer to Christmas, to understanding why the eternal Son of God became man, born of the Virgin Mary. Soon our mangers will be out, whether in our homes or in our Churches, and the operative question for all of us should be, “Why is He there? Why did He come? What is His mission?”

    These questions are all the more important right now, as so many are doing their best to ward off discouragement and finding it challenging to live with hope. With every passing day, as we read and hear the news, evil can seem stronger than good, and things in the world and the Church can appear out of control, and God can appear absent. But these things are not true.

    One of the most powerful prescriptions for poor spiritual eyesight is the Word of God. Soaking in His Word is healing, it enables us to see, and especially in this new liturgical year that has begun, to see what exactly we’re celebrating and why it should fill us all with unshakable hope and confidence in God.

    Might I add that one of the best ways to receive this powerful prescription for “poor spiritual eyesight” is through responding to God’s Word by honestly taking stalk of our need to fill in the valleys of our weakness with God’s strength and tear down the mountains of pride through the Sacrament of Reconciliation? In this way, as St. John the Baptist reminds us in our Gospel this weekend, we can make a straight path for God and, might I add, we can become a straight path of God’s love for all we encounter in life – family, friends, co-workers, and, yes, even our enemies.

    Please join us this Sunday afternoon at 2:00 PM! Be filled with the joy and love of God!


    I am pleased to announce that Sacred Heart Parish has received a sizeable bequest from the Thomas Phelan estate. Mr. Phelan was a faithful parishioner here and very devoted to God, his faith and his parish. Please join me in praying for all of our benefactors and consider remembering Sacred Heart in your estate planning. As we approach the challenges of the future, we place our trust in God!

  • Nov 24

    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 provided in the bulletin has a variety of ideas for desired items. If you would like to donate to this project, please place new, unwrapped items under the tree by Sunday, December 12. Thank you from the Social Action Commission

    Advent Tree
  • Nov 19

    Faith Formation on Wednesday, December 8

    Faith Formation classes will be held on Wednesday, December 8 at their regular times (grades K -6: 6:00 – 7:00 pm and grades 7-8: 7:15 – 8:15 pm).

    Faith Formation on Wednesday, December 8
  • Nov 19

    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
  • Nov 19

    Advent Communal Penance

    On Sunday afternoon, December 5th, at 2:00 PM the parish communal penance service for Advent will be celebrated in the church. Four neighboring priests will be present to assist with confessions.

    Advent Communal Penance
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  • Saturday, December 4:

    • 4:00 PM Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of Hattie Jo Jenkins, granddaughter of Jo Jenkins

    Sunday, December 5:

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

    Monday, December 6:

    • 11:30 AM Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of Joanne Muller & John Morgan, wife and grandson of Paul Muller

    Tuesday, December 7

    • 5:15 PM Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of Tom Phelan

    Wednesday, December 8:

    • 11:30 AM Mass for the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception will be offered for the repose of the soul of Helen Schmelzer

    Thursday, December 9:

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

    Friday, December 10:

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

    Saturday, December 11:

    • 4:00 PM Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of Lenette Swanson, wife of Doug Swanson

    Sunday, December 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 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

6654 Main Street
Wonderland, AK 45202
(513) 555-7856