Are you ready to fight hunger right here in our community? The first Sunday of each month has been designated as Food Pantry Sunday. Members of our parish are invited to bring nonperishable food items or monetary gifts on the first Sunday of each month to donate to the food pantry. Place your donations in the shopping cart in the vestibule of the church.Food Pantry Sunday
As some of you are already aware, Joe Purvis has cancer and it has spread to his liver, pelvic bones, and lymph nodes by his neck/shoulder. The family knew, if the cancer returned, it would not be something they would be able to cure. Joe has been diagnosed as terminal, and has been given approximately 3-6 months to live. There is one last treatment that Joe is going to try. It’s a new drug recently approved to be used for melanoma called PD1. It is available to Joe, but is not covered by insurance because it has not been approved to be used for his type of cancer. It is new and the data on it only goes out 18 months. Joe’s oncologist said Joe has a 50/50 chance that it will either stop the growth of the cancer or possibly shrink it. Joe will be able to start this new drug next week. He will get it every two weeks for two months, and then will have scans to see if it’s working. If it shows it’s working, he will continue on this drug. If it doesn’t show signs of working, he will probably make the decision to stop it at that point. Please continue to keep Joe, Stacey, and their kids in your thoughts and prayers. Pray for the drug to work, and slow the spread of Joe’s cancer; allowing him more time with his family and friends, And, pray that the insurance company will cover some if not all of the cost of the drug; taking the financial burden off of his family. Joe and Stacey have been blown away by the generosity of family and friends! To those of you who have donated so far, thank you! Every bit will help Joe, Stacey and the kids during this time! If you would like to help, go to the website at: http://www.gofundme.com/purvisfamilyfund.
On Sunday, November 9th, we will celebrate our first Faith Festival of the year, beginning in the McCann Center at 5 p.m. with a meal. More details will be forthcoming, but this year we will begin with our first annual Evening with the Saints. Volunteers from the parish will play various saints from the last 2000 years and they will share their life story. Games and other activities will provide faith, fun and fellowship for parishioners and guests of all ages! Mark your calendars and plan to attend.1st Annual Evening With The Saints!
Baby bottles are available in the gathering space for donations to the Pregnancy Center. Please feel free to check out a bottle to take home and collect your loose change, cash or checks for a week and then return to the church. Your donations will help share love, support and truth to families in need in our community.Baby Bottle Campaign for the Pregnancy Center
Thank you for giving to the cause of Life!
Sacred Heart Social Action Commission
Sunday, November 2nd at 4:30 p.m.
At a 4:30 pm Evening Prayer Service on Sunday, November 2nd, we will recognize & pray for those from our parish family who have died during this past year. A candle representing the person who died will be placed on the altar by a member of the deceased’s family.A meal will follow the service in McCann Center. Come and help us pray for these potential Saints of our parish.
Parishioners are invited to record the names of their deceased loved ones in the Remembrance Book on display in the Gathering Space. During Mass throughout November we will pray for our deceased friends and family.Remembrance Book
The parish will offer training for adults who wish to assist as altar servers at Mass. We are not abandoning the practice of youthful servers, but wish to also include adults who may wish to serve. Perhaps a mother, and/or father would like to serve with their children. Our deacon candidate, Rob Garber, is required to gain experience serving at Mass this year, so expect to see him serving in the near future. Those who are interested in serving please identify yourself to Father Reynolds.Adult Altar Server Training
In order for our Evening With the Saints to be successful, we are looking for a few brave people who like to act and have fun, who would like to participate as a saint in the upcoming Evening With The Saints. Please contact Joe Fey at the Parish Office if you are interested! First come, first served!Calling All Saints
Sunday, October 26:
- 8:30 AM Rosary will be prayed in the church
- 9:00 AM Mass will be offered for the members of the parish. Rite of Enrollment will be held during Mass
Monday, October 27:
- 11:30 AM Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul the soul of Mary Wadzinski, wife of Robert Wadzinski
Tuesday, October 28:
- 5:15 PM Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of Jane Foster, sister of Greta Koppin
Wednesday, October 29:
- 11:30 AM Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of Jerry Daly, Jr., nephew of Mary LaRosa & Lila Daly
Thursday, October 30:
- 5:15 PM Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of Loren Tedrow, husband of Evelyn Tedrow
Friday, October 31:
- 9:00 AM Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of Tom Erwin, husband of Irene Erwin
Saturday, November 1:
- 4:30 PM Confessions will be heard
- 5:00 PM Rosary will be prayed in the church
- 5:30 PM Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of Mary Gulling, wife of Ron Gulling
Sunday, November 2:
- 8:30 AM Rosary will be prayed in the church
- 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 ScheduleWeekend 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 11:00 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.