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  • Oct 1

    Baby Bottle Campaign for the Pregnancy Center

    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 or two and
    then return to the church. Your donations will help share love, support and truth to families in need in
    our community.
    The Pregnancy Center provides caring, non-judgmental support to girls and women as well as fathers
    who are distressed by an unplanned pregnancy. Using their resources and those of the community, they offer positive
    and loving alternatives. They provide friendship and emotional support and free pregnancy testing. They also give
    information and referrals to help clients meet legal, medical, financial, and housing needs. PCCI treats each person as
    an individual who deserves kindness and respect, as well as personal attention to their unique situation. All services
    are free, absolutely confidential, and available to anyone regardless of age, race, creed, economic or marital status.
    Thank you in advance for your support and generosity!
    Baby Bottle Campaign for the Pregnancy Center
  • Sep 30

    Dear Brothers and Sisters,

    Each week I receive an email from Fr. John Riccardo who writes a message to his email subscribers. This week he
    shared the story of two people who speak to us of the radical nature of God’s grace. Their stories also speak of issues regarding
    life that are very relevant to us. I share these as we begin October, a month that we have designated “Respect Life Month.” Here
    is a slightly edited version of his message:
    I never met Dorothy Day. If I had, I may have disagreed with her on some issues but she would have probably defeated
    me on every single one. Dorothy Day was an atheist, a communist, an anarchist, an alcoholic, she had multiple affairs, she had an
    abortion, and she tried several times to take her life.
    She lived what is often described as a “bohemian lifestyle.” She should be the poster child for this culture right now and
    for our youth. If you have never come across her and don’t know who she is, I cannot encourage you enough to find out every-
    thing you can about her. Her cause is up for canonization in the Catholic Church. That is to say, a woman who in 1919 had an
    abortion at the pressure of her lover is soon, please God, going to be somebody Catholics are publicly going to ask to intercede
    for them. What an amazing sign of hope it will be for those of us who for whatever reason had an abortion, because she is a child
    of God and she is a woman who knew first-hand the remorse that she experienced for what she went through, the trauma that it
    caused her, which is why she tried to take her life, but most of all who came to understand and to experience the unbelievable
    mercy and love—not just tolerance—love of God.
    And in December of 1927, Dorothy Day was baptized and became Catholic. And then she dedicated her whole life to
    the poor, to the marginalized, to the discarded. And again, what a mighty intercessor she is and publicly will be for many of us. ——–
    Some of you might be familiar with Bernard Nathanson as an OB-GYN. He passed away in 2011. He was the co-
    founder of NARAL. If you are not familiar with NARAL, originally NARAL was the National Appeal of Abortion Laws. It is
    now known as the National Abortion Rights Action League. He was the director of the Center for Reproductive and Sexual
    Health in New York City. It was the largest abortion facility in the world at the time.
    Bernard Nathanson was known as “The Abortion King.” He oversaw 75,000 abortions. But a funny thing happened to
    Nathanson. Like Day, an avowed atheist, and the most significant figure, almost certainly, in our country for the right to abortion,
    he also became a disciple of Jesus. He came into the Church in New York City, and then became unabashedly and unapologetically pro-life.
    You know what caused that? He saw something. One of his friends, who was also an abortionist, videotaped through an
    ultrasound an abortion taking place. Some of us perhaps have seen “The Silent Scream.” That was the videotape. It was just a
    friend of his. And he saw a child fighting for its life against the intentional act to kill it.
    That one image changed him forever just like for hundreds of thousands and millions of people, that one video image of
    Ray Rice punching his fiancée in the face changed forever our understanding of domestic violence. You see, it is one thing to
    hear the words “domestic violence”; it is another thing to see a man hit a woman. It is one thing to hear the word “abortion”; it is
    another thing to see an innocent human being leaving this life as it’s fighting for its life because of an intentional act to kill it.
    But seeing was not enough for Nathanson. We have to believe that. There must have been unknown numbers of prayers,
    which were going up for him, a man who was doing wicked things. Prayers uttered by people who understood that he, as grave as
    the things he was doing, was not the enemy. He was just deceived. And by the power of those prayers by untold numbers of peo-
    ple when he saw what he saw, his mind and his heart were changed. And he went from killing human life to defending and protecting it.
    In the few months ahead, you and I, leading into this fall’s election, are going to need to make sure we know what we are
    talking about, that we understand what is behind the word “abortion,” and that we are able to talk about it calmly, reasonably,
    intelligibly, so that we can help others to “see” what we are talking about. And we are certainly going to need to pray for those
    who for whatever reason are championing the rights to intentionally and deliberately kill innocent human beings.
    Because that is what abortion is.
    May you and I strive and may we pray for one another that we will have not only the grace to do that courageously but to
    do it charitably.
  • Sep 3

    2022 Fall Adult Small Group

    Come join other adults learning about different topics pertaining to the Catholic Faith with Father Mike Schmitz! Father Mike Schmitz is the director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry for the Diocese of Duluth as well as the chaplain for the Newman Center at the University of Minnesota-Duluth. He inspires and educates through his priesthood and preaching. This group will meet for five weeks as they watch a video from Fr. Mike and discuss the topic presented

    “Sunday by Sunday”
    Beginning Sunday, October 9, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.
    There is no preparation necessary prior to meeting each week. There is no fee for this study.
    Why are we here? What is life all about? What happens when we die? These are some of life’s deepest questions, rooted in the human heart’s deepest desires: happiness, love, beauty, meaning. Where can we find the answers to these questions and these desires? Until satisfied, we are left questioning, longing, and searching. The Search video series guides viewers through an arc of seven episodes, examining the great big story of everything—life and death, sorrow and happiness, science and faith—as astrophysicists, psychologists, astronauts, neuroscientists, professors, athletes, artists, and the beauty of the cosmos all point to one big (and perhaps surprising) conclusion: that Jesus Christ and the Catholic Church have the best and most satisfying answers to every one of the questions and desires of the human heart. Embark on the adventure, discover the purpose, and begin The Search. Participants will meet weekly for seven weeks.
    “The Search”
    Beginning Friday morning, October 7, 2022 at 9:45 a.m.
    Although the Eucharist appears to be simple bread and wine, it is actually the “source and summit” of the Christian life. Presence: The Mystery of the Eucharist explores the truth and beauty of Christ’s real presence in the Eucharist, from its origins in Sacred Scripture, to its profound role in the life of the Church and her members. It is the crescendo of the entire story of salvation. This group will meet for four sessions and will be a great way to enter into this period of Eucharistic Revival that has been called for by the Church in the United States
    “Presence: The Mystery of the Eucharist”
    Tuesday evenings beginning October 11 at 6:30 p.m.
    2022 Fall Adult Small Group
  • 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
  • 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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  • Saturday, September 17:

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

    Sunday, September 18:

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

    Monday, September 19:

    • 11:30 AM Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of Nancy Smith, mother of Joan Thorpe

    Tuesday, September 20:

    • 5:15 PM Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of Nancy Smith, mother of Joan Thorpe

    Wednesday, September 21:

    • 11:30 AM Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of Nancy Smith, mother of Joan Thorpe

    Thursday, September 22:

    • 5:15 PM Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of Nancy Smith, mother of Joan Thorpe

    Friday, September 23:

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

    Saturday, September 24:

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

    Sunday, September 25:

    • 9:00 AM Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of Nancy Smith, mother of Joan Thorpe  Anniversary Blessing held during Mass
  • 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