Sacred Heart Catholic Church - 205 Logan Street - Ledyard, IA  50556

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

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

 

Staff

St. Joseph's Turkey Supper

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!!

ACH Authorization Form - St. John the Baptist

ACH Authorization Form - Sacred Heart

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.

Mass Times

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

RECTORY
-ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST & SACRED HEART OFFICES
-PRIEST RESIDENCE
204 S. Summit Ave.
PO Box 195
Bancroft, IA 50517-0195
Monday - Friday
9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
515.885.2462

ST. JOSEPH 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

Staff

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

Sacred Heart Membership Questionnaire

St. John Membership Questionnaire

St. Joseph Membership Questionnaire

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]
 

Amazon Smile

You shop.  Amazon gives.

Shop at smile.amazon.com/ch/42-0680476 and Amazon donates .05% of your purchase to

St John The Baptist Catholic Church

*  *  *  *  *  * 

Shop at https://smile.amazon.com/ch/42-1037026 and Amazon donates .05% of your purchase to

Sacred Heart Catholic Church

*  *  *  *  *  * 

Shop at https://smile.amazon.com/ch/42-0788242 and Amazon donates .05% of your purchase to 

 

The Lumen

The Lumen newspaper (formerly The Catholic Globe) subscription direct mail letters are on the way to your mailbox! If you are a paid subscriber, the renewal notices are coming. You will want to renew your subscription to the new The Lumen newspaper with our new look, more diocesan news, vibrant photos, to the point articles, new columnists in addition to Father Meinen and Sr. Walsh, Enlightened Catholic feature to learn more about your faith in a few paragraphs. All this for $30 per year. Return the The Lumen renewal form or log on to our new website at www.lumenmedia.org to participate in this new era of diocesan media! Questions? Call us at 800-352-9035 or e-mail at [email protected] We want to hear from you. Remember Lumen = The Light from Latin, the official language of the Catholic Church!

 

LumeNotes and Notas Lumen – 

“News for the time-starved Catholic!”

We have developed two quick-read electronic news formats – English and Spanish – that will be distributed in June for the diocesan faithful from our Lumen Media Office. Twice a month at no charge, you can receive a quick-read newsletter on your phone, tablet or computer with the latest diocesan announcements. If there is a last- minute notice, you’ll receive that also. Just text:

Notes to 84576 for English or Notas a 84587 – para en Español

Or e-mail [email protected] if you don’t text, and give us your name and we will sign you up for the latest Lumen Media platform. 

 

 

 

Debit/Credit Card & PayPal Donations to Blessed Trinity Catholic Parishes

                          

Donations to Sacred Heart - Ledyard, St. John the Baptist - Bancroft and St. Joseph - Wesley are secure and easy by clicking the Donate button above to use your debit card, credit card or PayPal account. 

Please indicate which parish and/or project you would like your donation to go to and we will take care of it! 

One-Time gifts and Ongoing gifts to any of the Blessed Trinity Catholic Parishes are greatly appreciated and can easily be set up using the Donate button.  

Thank you for your support of Sacred Heart, St. John and St. Joseph Catholic Churches!

Calendar

September

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
27282930

View all events »

Blessed Trinity Bulletin

 

Please send bulletin items to [email protected] 
before 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday!

Ministry Schedules

Click icon above for Ministry Schedules

St. John Food Pantry

                                                                                         

OPEN!!!  OPEN!!!  OPEN!!!

The St. John - Sacred Heart Food Pantry will be open on the 4th Tuesday of each month!!

Boxes of food will be filled and ready for you to pick-up curbside from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Many people struggle to keep food on their tables. The St. John/Sacred Heart 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. 

   

Facebook - St. John the Baptist

Find Us On Facebook!!!

St. John the Baptist Catholic Church

         

 

New Mobile App

We have our new Parish App available for you to download - click the image below 

Apple   

 

Text ParishApp1 to 555888

 


Android 

Text ParishApp2 to 555888

Mass Times for Travel - www.masstimes.org

Download the app on all your devices!

 

Mass Times for Travel - www.catholicmasstime.org

Catholic Mass Times

www.catholicmasstime.org

Saint of the Day - Catholic News Agency

St. Pio of Pietrelcina

On Sept. 23, the Catholic Church remembers the Italian Franciscan priest St. Pio of Petrelcina, better known as “Padre Pio” and known for his suffering, humility and miracles.The man later known by these names was originally named Francesco Forgione, born to his parents Grazio and Maria in 1887. His parents had seven children, two of whom died in infancy. They taught the five surviving children to live their faith through daily Mass, family prayer of the rosary, and regular acts of penance. Francesco had already decided at a young age to dedicate his entire life to God. At age 10, he felt inspired by the example of a young Capuchin Franciscan, and told his parents: “I want to be a friar – with a beard.” Francesco’s father spent time in America, working to finance his son’s education so he could enter the religious life. On Jan. 22, 1903, Francesco donned the Franciscan habit for the first time. He took the new name Pio, a modernized Italian form of “Pius,” in honor of Pope St. Pius V. He made his solemn vows four years later, and received priestly ordination in the summer of 1910. Shortly after, he first received the Stigmata – Christ’s wounds, present in his own flesh.Along with these mystical but real wounds, Padre Pio also suffered health problems that forced him to live apart from his Franciscan community for the first six years of his priesthood. By 1916 he managed to re-enter community life at the Friary of San Giovanni Rotondo, where he lived until his death. He handled many duties as a spiritual director and teacher, covering for brothers drafted into World War I.During 1917 and 1918, Padre Pio himself briefly served in a medical unit of the Italian army. He later offered himself as a spiritual “victim” for an end to the war, accepting suffering as a form of prayer for peace. Once again, he received the wounds of Christ on his body. They would remain with him for 50 years, through a succession of global conflicts. Against his own wishes, the friar’s reputation for holiness, and attending miracles, began to attract huge crowds. Some Church officials, however, denounced the priest and had him banned from public ministry in 1931. Pope Pius XI ended the ban two years later, and his successor Pius XII encouraged pilgrimages to Padre Pio’s friary.Known for patient suffering, fervent prayer, and compassionate spiritual guidance, Padre Pio also lent his efforts to the establishment of a major hospital, the “Home to Relieve Suffering.” Padre Pio died in 1968, and was declared a saint in 2002. Three years after his death, Pope Paul VI marveled at his simple and holy life in an address to the Capuchin Order.“A worldwide following gathered around him ... because he said Mass humbly, heard confessions from dawn to dusk and was – it is not easy to say it – one who bore the wounds of our Lord,” Pope Paul explained. “He was a man of prayer and suffering.”

Read More

Catholic News

Pope Francis: Subsidiarity means everyone has a role in healing society

Vatican City, Sep 23, 2020 / 06:00 am (CNA).- Pope Francis said Wednesday that he is worried that large pharmaceutical companies are listened to more than front-line healthcare workers in pandemic recovery and that the Catholic principle of subsidiarity is the solution.

“When a project is launched that directly or indirectly touches certain social groups, these groups cannot be left out from participating … the wisdom of the humbler groups cannot be set aside. Unfortunately, this injustice happens often in those places where huge economic and geopolitical interests are concentrated,” Pope Francis said Sept. 23.

Read More

More than 130 Colorado doctors, scientists support late-term abortion ban 

Denver, Colo., Sep 23, 2020 / 04:06 am (CNA).- More than 130 medical professionals and scientists in Colorado have signed a letter in support of Proposition 115, a ballot measure seeking to ban abortion after 22 weeks of pregnancy.

“As Healthcare professionals we are totally aware of the science of human development. The humanity of a 22-week fetus is apparent to each of us. There can be no doubt that the 22-week fetus is fully alive and fully human,” the letter reads.

Read More

Know some excellent parishes of the pandemic? There's an award for that

Denver Newsroom, Sep 23, 2020 / 04:00 am (CNA).- Scot Landry has worked for the Catholic Church for years. So he knows that diocesan and parish offices typically hear very little about what they’re doing well, and a lot about what's not going right.

“The ratio of compliments or gratitude or praise, to complaints...that ratio was in the complaint end of things, stronger than any other time of my life,” Landry told CNA, reflecting on his years working for the Archdiocese of Boston.

Read More

Chaplet of Divine Mercy

Click link below to pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet by song

Important Links

Click image below 

                    

   

 

 

 

 

The Vatican

The Vatican

 

 

Bible Search

Advanced search