Mandates from COVID-19 Task Force & Bishop Nickless - November 12, 2020
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.
- Father Steven J. McLoud, Pastor
- Prayer Requests, Will be sent to the office via Email
- Lori Geitzenauer, Secretary & Director of Religious Education - St. John the Baptist & Sacred Heart
- Judy Vaske, Business Manager - St. John the Baptist and Sacred Heart
- Deb Trenary, Business Manager & Spiritual Coordinator - St. Joseph
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.
Debit/Credit Card & PayPal Donations to Blessed Trinity Catholic Parishes
Sacred Heart Quasquicentennial
Sacred Heart Quasquicentennial - June 13, 2021 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 Mobile App
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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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.
Blessed Trinity Bulletin
Please send bulletin items to [email protected]
before 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday!
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 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 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 - 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
St. John Parish Center - 212 E. Center St.
Facebook - St. John the Baptist
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Catholic Mass Times
Readings for the Week
Readings for the week of January 17, 2021
- Sunday: 1 Sm 3:3b-10, 19 / Ps 40:2, 4, 7-8, 8-9, 10 [8a, 9a] / 1 Cor 6:13c-15a, 17-20 / http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/011721.cfm
- Jn 1: 35-42
- Monday: Heb 5:1-10 / Ps 110:1, 2, 3, 4 [4b] / Mk 2:18-22
- Tuesday: Heb 6:10-20 / Ps 111:1-2, 4-5, 9 and 10c  / Mk 2:23-28
- Wednesday: Heb 7:1-3, 15-17 / Ps 110:1, 2, 3, 4 [4b] / Mk 3:1-6
- Thursday: Heb 7:25—8:6 / Ps 40:7-8a, 8b-9, 10, 17 [8a and 9a] / Mk 3:7-12
- Friday: Heb 8:6-13 / Ps 85:8 and 10, 11-12, 13-14 [11a] / Mk 3:13-19
- Saturday: Heb 9:2-3, 11-14 / Ps 47:2-3, 6-7, 8-9  / Mk 3:20-21
- Next Sunday: Jon 3:1-5, 10 / Ps 25:4-5, 6-7, 8-9 [4a] / 1 Cor 7:29-31 / Mk 1:14-20
Saint of the Day - Catholic News Agency
01/21/07 8:00 am
On Jan. 21, the Roman Catholic Church honors the virgin and martyr St. Agnes, who suffered death for her consecration to Christ.
Although the details of Agnes' life are mostly unknown, the story of her martyrdom has been passed on with reverence since the fourth century. On the feast day of the young martyr – whose name means “lamb” in Latin – the Pope traditionally blesses lambs, whose wool will be used to make the white pallium worn by archbishops.Read More
01/21/21 2:30 pm
Vatican City, Jan 21, 2021 / 06:30 am (CNA).- Pope Francis recognized on Thursday the heroic virtues of Jérôme Lejeune, the French geneticist who discovered the extra chromosome that causes Down syndrome.
The step, announced on Jan. 21, means that Lejeune can now be referred to as “Venerable.”Read More
01/21/21 2:00 pm
CNA Staff, Jan 21, 2021 / 06:00 am (CNA).- Croatia’s Catholic bishops on Tuesday commended “victims of the coronavirus pandemic and destructive earthquakes” to the intercession of the Virgin Mary.
In a statement issued on Jan. 19, at the end of their plenary meeting in the capital, Zagreb, the bishops mourned those who had died of the virus and natural disasters in the country.Read More
01/21/21 1:45 pm
Washington D.C., Jan 21, 2021 / 05:45 am (CNA).- While President Joe Biden has nominated a number of Catholics to serve in his cabinet, some of them have publicly contradicted Church teaching on abortion.