Sacred Heart Catholic Church - 205 Logan St. - Ledyard, IA  50556

St. John the Baptist Catholic Church - 208 S. Summit Ave. - PO Box 195 - Bancroft, IA  50517-0195

St. Joseph Catholic Church - 403 East St. S. - PO Box 38 - Wesley, IA  50483-0038

 

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ST. JOSEPH CATHOLIC CHURCH - WESLEY
Saturday at 5:00 p.m.

ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST CATHOLIC CHURCH - BANCROFT
Sunday at 8:30 a.m.

SACRED HEART CATHOLIC CHURCH - LEDYARD
Sunday at 10:30 a.m.

Office Hours

BLESSED TRINITY CATHOLIC PARISHES

BANCROFT OFFICE
204 S. Summit Ave.
PO Box 195
Bancroft, IA 50517-0195
Monday - Friday
9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
515-885-2462

WESLEY OFFICE
405 East St. S.
PO Box 38
Wesley, IA 50483-0038
Tuesday-Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
515-679-4279

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Celebrate the Birth of St. John the Baptist

St. John the Baptist Feast Day Celebration

Sunday - June 24th

10:30 a.m. Mass followed by Celebration Dinner

No charge for dinner - please come and enjoy the company of your fellow parishioners!

Reservations Required!

Call the parish office at 515.885.2462

or e-mail blessedtrinity@wctatel.net

Religious Education Teachers Needed

St. John & Sacred Heart

Teachers Needed for the 2018-2019 School Year!

Kindergarten, First, Fifth, Sixth, Tenth, Eleventh/Twelfth Grades

Contact Fr. McLoud or Lori at 885.2462 by June 30th!

 

 

2018 Christ Our Life Catholic Conference

September 29th & 30th, 2018

Wells Fargo Arena - Des Moines, Iowa

Click link above for more information on speakers, tickets and accommodations!

You Are Invited!
Please join us for a weekend of faith sharing, faith building and praise as we listen and learn from world-class speakers, renowned Catholic exhibitors and most importantly, share the sacraments.

Conference Background
Christ Our Life Catholic Regional Conference is a non-profit conference being held at Wells Fargo Arena. It is a grassroots effort of faith springing up out of the heart of Iowa and blessed by Bishop Richard E. Pates of the Catholic Diocese of Des Moines.

How Did it Come About?
Christ Our Life Catholic Regional Conference was conceived in 2008 and was inspired by the Holy Spirit pulling on the hearts of two women in central Iowa. They prayed, gathered a dedicated and spiritually motivated group of volunteers, and secured world-renowned speakers. The result was a first-of-its kind Catholic conference. Now we are offering a fifth biennial Christ Our Life conference focused on bringing Catholics together, inspiring, celebrating and exploring their faith and bringing souls to Christ.

 

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New Members Welcome

If you are new to Sacred Heart, St. John or St. Joseph - WELCOME!

Please contact your parish office to register -
515.885.2462 Sacred Heart or St. John
515.679.4279 St. Joseph

Current Members of Blessed Trinity Parishes

Please provide your e-mail address and cell phone number if you are no longer using a land line.  You can easily send your information via e-mail to blessedtrinity@wctatel.net

 

 

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Daily Readings - Catholic News Agency

First Reading: 2 Kings 2:1, 6-14

1 Now when the LORD was about to take Eli'jah up to heaven by a whirlwind, Eli'jah and Eli'sha were on their way from Gilgal.

6 Then Eli'jah said to him, "Tarry here, I pray you; for the LORD has sent me to the Jordan." But he said, "As the LORD lives, and as you yourself live, I will not leave you." So the two of them went on.

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Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 31:20-21, 24

19 O how abundant is thy goodness, which thou hast laid up for those who fear thee, and wrought for those who take refuge in thee, in the sight of the sons of men!

20 In the covert of thy presence thou hidest them from the plots of men; thou holdest them safe under thy shelter from the strife of tongues.

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Gospel: Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18

1 "Beware of practicing your piety before men in order to be seen by them; for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven.

2 "Thus, when you give alms, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be praised by men. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward.

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Saint of the Day - Catholic News Agency

St. Alban

St. Alban was the first Christian martyr in Britain during the early 4th century. He is the patron saint of converts and torture victims. Although he was not a man of faith, St. Alban was very hospitable and compassionate. As a soldier, he sheltered a persecuted priest, Amphibalus, during a time when Christians were being put to death in Britain. The priest's faith and piety struck St. Alban, as well as his dedication to prayer.Alban soon converted to Christianity.In an effort to help the priest escape, he switched clothes with him. But Alban was caught and ordered to renounce his faith. St. Alban refused to worship idols, and when asked to state his name, answered “My name is Alban, and I worship the only true and living God, who created all things.For his refusal to deny his beliefs, he was to be tortured and beheaded. The person first selected to execute Alban heard his testimony and converted on the spot. After refusing to kill Alban, he was executed as well.A number of other conversions are claimed to have happened thanks to the witness of St. Alban’s martyrdom, specifically on behalf of spectators of his execution. Finally, when the priest learned that Alban was arrested in his place, he turned himself in, hoping to save Alban’s life. But that wasn’t the case. The priest was killed as well. St. Alban’s Cathedral now stands near the execution site. The town where he was born was also renamed after him.

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Catholic News

Chilean bishops establish 'Listening Service' to accompany abuse victims

Santiago, Chile, Jun 20, 2018 / 05:17 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Chilean bishops' conference announced Tuesday the members of a “Listening Service” set up to welcome and guide victims of sexual abuse.

The list was published June 19 after Archbishop Scicluna of Malta and Msgr. Jordi Bertomeu, Pope Francis' envoys for the Pastoral Mission to Osorno confirmed the creation of this service in order to facilitate the process for victims.

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Tucson bishop elaborates on ‘canonical penalties’ for immigrant family separation

Tucson, Ariz., Jun 20, 2018 / 05:00 pm (CNA).- A bishop who suggested last week that the Church consider canonical penalties for Catholics involved in the separation of families at the United States’ southern border said Wednesday that penalties are not central to a discussion of immigration reform.

On immigration reform,  “the critical issue at hand isn’t canonical penalties, even if the concept has intrigued many. The real issue is children being used as pawns in a contorted effort at punishing their parents or deterring future asylum seekers,” Bishop Edward Weisenburger of Tucson wrote in a June 20 op-ed for the Arizona Daily Star.

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US bishops ask that immigration reform protect families, Dreamers

Washington D.C., Jun 20, 2018 / 04:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The United States bishops have asked Congress to compromise on immigration reform to give legal protections for undocumented youth, known as “Dreamers,” and ensure respect for human dignity and families at U.S. borders.

A June 19 letter to the House of Representatives stated that the bishops cannot endorse changes to the immigration system that “detrimentally impact families and the vulnerable” as contained in new legislation brought before the House this week.

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