Sacred Heart Catholic Church - 205 Logan St. - Ledyard, IA 50556
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St. Joseph Catholic Church - 403 East St. S. - PO Box 38 - Wesley, IA 50483-0038
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204 S. Summit Ave.
PO Box 195
Bancroft, IA 50517-0195
Monday - Friday
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405 East St. S.
PO Box 38
Wesley, IA 50483-0038
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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Blessed Trinity Lenten Program - "No Greater Love"
HE HAD “NO GREATER LOVE” - Filmed on location in the Holy Land, No Greater Love is a five-part video series that reveals the answers to the questions: What was Jesus going through each moment of His Passion? How did the Old Testament foretell of Christ’s death? What was the meaning behind the tearing of the temple veil, the crowning with thorns? Dr. Edward Sri guides you through the last hours of Christ’s life and will take you step-by-step from the Garden of Gethsemane to the Mount of Calvary.
Join us for this special Lenten program at St. John the Baptist - Tuesday evenings at 6:00 p.m. in the church hall beginning on March 12. St. Joseph - Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. in the parish hall beginning on March 13.The book, No Greater Love, will be available for purchase for $20. Call 515.885.2462 to register.
Blessed Trinity Lenten Calendar
Ash Wednesday Mass - March 6th
12:00 p.m. – St. Joseph
6:30 p.m. – St. John the Baptist
Lenten Weekday Mass Schedule
Tuesday – 5:30 p.m. - St. John the Baptist
(Adoration begins at 4:30 p.m.)
Wednesday – 8:00 a.m. - St. John the Baptist
Thursday – 8:00 a.m. - St. Joseph
Thursday – 6:30 p.m. – Sacred Heart
Friday – 8:00 a.m. – St. John the Baptist
Stations of the Cross
Tuesday - 5:00 p.m. - St. John the Baptist
Wednesday - 6:00 p.m. - St. Joseph
Thursday - 6:10 p.m. – Sacred Heart
The Light Is on for You ~ Rite of Penance
Tuesday - 5:00 p.m. – St. John the Baptist
Wednesday - 7:00 p.m. - Religious Education
Thursday - 7:45 a.m. – St. Joseph
Thursday - 6:00 p.m. – Sacred Heart
Saturday - 4:15 p.m. – St. Joseph
Sunday - 7:45 a.m. – St. John the Baptist
First Friday - 7:30 a.m. (see bulletin)
Blessed Trinity Lenten Program - “No Greater Love”
Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m. – St. John the Baptist - begins Marth 12th
Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. – St. Joseph – begins March 13th
Sacred Heart Lenten Meals
Thursday - March 14th – 7:00 p.m.
Thursday - March 28th – 7:00 p.m.
Thursday – April 11th – 7:00 p.m.
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St. John Food Pantry
Many people struggle to keep food on their tables. The St. John Food Pantry is a place people can turn to when the find themselves with an empty cupboard. If you are struggling, we would like to help!
4th Tuesday of Each Month - 4:00 p.m to 6:00 p.m.
St. John Parish Center - 212 E. Center St.
Daily Readings - Catholic News Agency
04/24/19 7:00 am
1 Now Peter and John were going up to the temple at the hour of prayer, the ninth hour.
2 And a man lame from birth was being carried, whom they laid daily at that gate of the temple which is called Beautiful to ask alms of those who entered the temple.Read More
04/24/19 7:00 am
1 O give thanks to the LORD, call on his name, make known his deeds among the peoples!
2 Sing to him, sing praises to him, tell of all his wonderful works!Read More
04/24/19 7:00 am
13 That very day two of them were going to a village named Emma'us, about seven miles from Jerusalem,
14 and talking with each other about all these things that had happened.Read More
Readings for the Week
Readings for the week of April 21, 2019
- Sunday: Acts 10:34a, 37-43 / Ps 118:1-2, 16-17, 22-23  / Col 3:1-4 or 1 Cor 5:6b-8 / Jn 20:1-9 or Lk 24:1-12 or Lk 24:13-35
- Monday: Acts 2:14, 22-33 / Ps 16:1-2a and 5, 7-8, 9-10, 11  / Mt 28:8-15
- Tuesday: Acts 2:36-41 / Ps 33:4-5, 18-19, 20 and 22 [5b] / Jn 20:11-18
- Wednesday: Acts 3:1-10 / Ps 105:1-2, 3-4, 6-7, 8-9 [3b] / Lk 24:13-35
- Thursday: Acts 3:11-26 / Ps 8:2ab and 5, 6-7, 8-9 [2ab] / Lk 24:35-48
- Friday: Acts 4:1-12 / Ps 118: 1-2 and 4, 22-24, 25-27a  / Jn 21:1-14
- Saturday: Acts 4:13-21 / Ps 118:1 and 14-15ab, 16-18, 19-21 [21a] / Mk 16:9-15
- Next Sunday: Acts 5:12-16 / Ps 118:2-4, 13-15, 22-24  / Rv 1:9-11a, 12-13, 17-19 / Jn 20:19-31
Saint of the Day - Catholic News Agency
04/24/19 5:00 am
A former lawyer who left his profession to become a Capuchin Franciscan priest, Saint Fidelis of Sigmaringen has his liturgical memorial on April 24.Fidelis' life bridged the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, a time of religious conflict in Western Europe. He died at the hands of a mob while preaching in Switzerland, where he had gone to combat the Calvinist heresy.The future â€œFidelisâ€� received the name of Mark Rey at the time of his birth, during 1577 in present-day Germany. Mark studied at the University of Freiburg, and worked for a time as a private tutor. Eventually he went back to the university and earned his law degree around 1611.Though he had already shown signs of devotion to God and studied canon law alongside civil law, Mark opted for a secular career as an attorney. Within a year he was known as â€œthe poor manâ€™s lawyerâ€� because of his concern for the needy. Just as quickly, he became disgusted with the corrupt ways of his chosen field .Leaving his legal practice behind, Mark decided to give his life directly to the service of Christ and the Church. In short order he received ordination as a priest, and joined the Capuchin Franciscans in Freiburg.With his entry into the order he received the name â€œFidelis,â€� meaning â€œfaithfulâ€� -- after the words of Jesus Christ in the Book of Revelation, â€œRemain faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life.â€� As he embraced radical poverty and simplicity, the attorney-turned-Franciscan left his inheritance to a scholarship fund for poor seminarians, who also received his books.Fidelis showed his love for God through prayer and fasting, while caring for his neighbors through preaching, writing, and the celebration of the sacraments. He showed particular care for the poor and sick, and was especially revered for his work among Austrian soldiers who were suffering from a plague epidemic.During 1614 a Swiss Catholic bishop had sought help from the Capuchins, to restore the faith and counteract the spread of Calvinist Protestantism. In 1621, Fidelis was sent on the mission. He brought just four items: a Bible, a prayer book, a crucifix and a copy of the Capuchin rule.The winter of 1621-22 was a busy period of preaching, instruction and theological disputation for the Franciscan priest. He preached not only in the pulpits of Catholic churches, but also in public places, and even in the meeting-places of the Calvinists themselves. Some Swiss Protestants responded with hostility, but many others were also brought back to the Church.Like many cases of religious persecution during this time, Fidelisâ€™ treatment at the hands of the Calvinists did not stem exclusively from doctrinal disagreement. National and cultural tensions also contributed, with many Swiss Protestants suspecting that the Catholic mission was part of an Austrian plot against their nation.This volatile situation boiled over on April 24, 1622, when Fidelisâ€™ preaching provoked a riot at a church in the village of Seewis. Some Austrian soldiers were killed in the uproar, and a would-be assassin shot at the priest.After declining an offer of help from a Protestant, Fidelis was confronted outside the church by a mob, and told to choose between his Catholic beliefs and his life. Fidelis was defiant: â€œThe Catholic religion is the faith of all ages. I fear not death.â€�St. Fidelis was beaten and stabbed to death. The sight of his martyrdom, however, is said to have converted one of the Protestant preachers who led the mob. A succession of attested miracles led to his canonization in 1746.Read More
04/24/19 11:46 am
Vatican City, Apr 24, 2019 / 04:46 am (CNA).- To stop the spread of evil in the world, Catholics must go above and beyond, loving and forgiving others even when it is undeserved, Pope Francis urged Wednesday.
“Jesus inserts the power of forgiveness into human relationships. In life, not everything is resolved with justice,” he said April 24.Read More
04/24/19 10:30 am
Washington D.C., Apr 24, 2019 / 03:30 am (CNA).- In a decision that could have potentially far-reaching consequences, the U.S. Supreme Court has said it will hear cases involving claims that sexual orientation and gender identity should be included under current federal protections barring sex discrimination.
One case involves a male employee who identifies as a woman and was fired from a funeral home for deciding to wear women’s clothes to work.Read More
04/23/19 11:28 pm
Washington D.C., Apr 23, 2019 / 04:28 pm (CNA).- Bishop Thomas Olmsted of Phoenix called on a gathering of the nation’s Catholic leaders to stand up to the heresies of the modern age and defend the dignity of the human person, body and soul, as an integral part of defending the faith.
Speaking at the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast April 23, the keynote speaker said that the importance of the human body was at the center of a contemporary moral crisis, and crucial to presenting the Church’s teaching in modern society.Read More