Message from Fr. McLoud 03.19.2020
Message from Bishop Nickless on the Corona Virus 03.16.2020
ACH & Bill Payer Donations to Blessed Trinity Catholic Parishes
ACH Electronic Contributions & Bill Payer Donations are now more important than ever for your parish - Sacred Heart - Ledyard, St. John the Baptist - Bancroft & St. Joseph - Wesley! This is any easy way for you make recurring monthly contributions to your parish without having to write a check or use contributions envelopes. There is no fee for you or your parish for ACH or Bill Payer services!!
Bill Payer Instructions - St. Joseph - Iowa State Bank customers (and some others) can use “Bill Payer” to make electronic contributions to St. Joseph. You determine the amount and frequency of your gift and a check is sent to the parish from the bank for the amount determined by you. Call Deb Trenary at 515.679.4279 for details.
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.
-ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST & SACRED HEART OFFICES
204 S. Summit Ave.
PO Box 195
Bancroft, IA 50517-0195
Monday - Friday
9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
ST. JOSEPH OFFICE
405 East St. S.
PO Box 38
Wesley, IA 50483-0038
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
St. John Food Pantry
CLOSED - We are sorry to say that our Food Pantry is CLOSED until further notice!
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 - 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
St. John Parish Center - 212 E. Center St.
Sacred Heart Quasquicentennial
Sacred Heart Quasquicentennial - Established in 1896, for nearly 125 years Sacred Heart Parish in Ledyard, Iowa, has remained a vital part of the Diocese of Sioux City. Next year in 2021, we will celebrate this major milestone in our parish’s his-tory. A committee has been formed to see how our community of faith would like to observe the 125th Anniversary. If you would like to be a part of the planning committee, please contact Fr. McLoud or Mary Gelhaus. We will be having our first meeting soon. More information about the special quasquicentennial celebration will be published as the details become available.
New Members Welcome
Welcome to Sacred Heart, St. John the Baptist and St. Joseph!
Please click on the link below to print a Membership Questionnaire for your parish
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 [email protected]
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Online Donations to Blessed Trinity Catholic Parishes
Even though you are not able to celebrate Mass at this time, you can support your parish through Online Offertory!
Sacred Heart, Ledyard
St. John the Baptist, Bancroft
St. Joseph, Wesley
It's quick, easy safe and a great was to keep your parish strong while Mass is suspended!
Click on the link above, enter the amount of your gift, choose a weekly or one-time gift, select your parish from the drop down box, enter your information, choose your payment type and that's it!.
100% of your donation will go directly to your parish!
Any questions, please call the Blessed Trinity Catholic Parishes office at 515-885-2462
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before 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday!
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Readings for the Week
Readings for the week of March 29, 2020
- Sunday: Ez 37:12-14 / Ps 130:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8  / Rom 8:8-11 / Jn 11:1-45 or 11:3-7, 17, 20-27, 33b-45
- Monday: Dn 13:1-9, 15-17, 19-30, 33-62 or 13:41c-62 / Ps 23:1-3a, 3b-4, 5, 6 [4ab] / Jn 8:1-11
- Tuesday: Nm 21:4-9 / Ps 102:2-3, 16-18, 19-21 / Jn 8:21-30
- Wednesday: Dn 3:14-20, 91-92, 95 / Dn 3:52, 53, 54, 55, 56 / Jn 8:31-42
- Thursday: Gn 17:3-9 / Ps 105:4-5, 6-7, 8-9 [8a] / Jn 8:51-59
- Friday: Jer 20:10-13 / Ps 18:2-3a, 3bc-4, 5-6, 7 [cf. 7] / Jn 10:31-42
- Saturday: Ez 37:21-28 / Jer 31:10, 11-12abcd, 13 [cf. 10d] / Jn 11:45-56
- Next Sunday: Mt 21:1-11 / Is 50:4-7 / Ps 22:8-9, 17-18, 19-20, 23-24 [2a] / Phil 2:6-11 / Mt 26:14—27:66 or 27:11-54
Saint of the Day - Catholic News Agency
03/29/20 5:00 am
St. Joseph of Arimathea is a disciple of Jesus Christ who is mentioned in each account of the Passion narrative. After the Passion of the Lord, Joseph, a member of the Jewish council went to Pilate and asked for possession of the body of Jesus. After receiving this permission, Joseph had Jesus laid in a nearby tomb.The Gospels tell us that Joseph was a just and devout man waiting for the kingdom of God. He followed Jesus' public ministry but feared the repercussions from the other members of the Jewish council.Read More
03/29/20 2:30 pm
Vatican City, Mar 29, 2020 / 07:30 am (CNA).- In his Sunday homily, Pope Francis said it is a grace to weep with those who weep as many people suffer from the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic.
“Many cry today. And we, from this altar, from this sacrifice of Jesus -- of Jesus who was not ashamed to cry -- ask for the grace to cry. May today be for everyone like a Sunday of tears,” Pope Francis said in his homily on March 29.Read More
03/29/20 1:00 pm
Vatican City, Mar 29, 2020 / 06:00 am (CNA).- Pope Francis appealed for a global ceasefire on Sunday as countries work to defend their populations from the coronavirus pandemic.
“The current emergency of COVID-19 … knows no borders,” Pope Francis said March 29 in his Angelus broadcast.Read More
03/29/20 12:00 pm
Denver, Colo., Mar 29, 2020 / 05:00 am (CNA).- Sarah Sefranek, a Catholic wife and mother living in Parker, Colorado, is 37 weeks pregnant with her fourth child.
While she normally homeschools her other children even when there’s not a global pandemic on, coronavirus restrictions have changed what normal life looks like for everyone.Read More