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.

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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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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.

 

Please refer to the weekly bulletin for any changes!

 
 

 

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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. 

   

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Daily Readings - Catholic News Agency

First Reading: Jeremiah 17:5-10

5 Thus says the LORD: "Cursed is the man who trusts in man and makes flesh his arm, whose heart turns away from the LORD.

6 He is like a shrub in the desert, and shall not see any good come. He shall dwell in the parched places of the wilderness, in an uninhabited salt land.

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Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 1:1-4, 6

1 Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers;

2 but his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night.

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Gospel: Luke 16:19-31

19 "There was a rich man, who was clothed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day.

20 And at his gate lay a poor man named Laz'arus, full of sores,

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Saint of the Day - Catholic News Agency

St. Enda

On March 21, four days after the feast day of Ireland's patron Saint Patrick, the Catholic Church honors Saint Enda of Aran, a warrior-turned-monk considered to be one of the founders of Irish monasticism. Born during the fifth century, Enda inherited control of a large territory in present-day Northern Ireland from his father Conall. His sister Fanchea, however, had already embraced consecrated religious life with a community in Meath, and looked unfavorably on the battles and conquests of her brother. Enda is said to have made a deal with his sister, promising to change his ways if he could marry one of the young women of her convent. But this was a ruse on Fanchea's part, as the promised girl soon died. Fanchea forced him to view the girl's corpse, to teach him that he, too, would face death and judgment. In this way, Fanchea – whom the Church also remembers as a saint – succeeded in turning her brother not only from violence, but even from marriage. He left Ireland for several years, during which time he became a monk and was ordained as a priest. Upon his return to Ireland, he petitioned his King Aengus of Munster – who was married to another of Enda's sisters – to grant him land for a monastic settlement on the Aran Islands, a beautiful but austere location near Galway Bay off Ireland's west coast. During its early years, Enda's island mission had around 150 monks. As the community grew, he divided up the territory between his disciples, who founded their own monasteries to accommodate the large number of vocations. Enda did not found a religious order in the modern sense, but he did hold a position of authority and leadership over the monastic settlements of Aran – which became known as “Aran of the Saints,� renowned for the monks' strict rule of life and passionate love for God. While living on an Irish island, Enda's monks imitated the asceticism and simplicity of the earliest Egytian desert hermits. The monks of Aran lived alone in their stone cells, slept on the ground, ate together in silence, and survived by farming and fishing. St. Enda's monastic rule, like those of St. Basil in the Greek East and St. Benedict in the Latin West, set aside many hours for prayer and the study of scripture. During his own lifetime, Enda's monastic settlement on the Aran islands became an important pilgrimage destination, as well as a center for the evangelizations of surrounding areas. At least two dozen canonized individuals had some association with “Aran of the Saints.� St. Enda himself died in old age around the year 530. An early chronicler of his life declared that it would “never be known until the day of judgment, the number of saints whose bodies lie in the soil of Aran,� on account of the onetime-warrior's response to God's surprising call.

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Catholic News

Chaput to college students: Following God's will is the answer to our dark times

Bismarck, N.D., Mar 21, 2019 / 03:21 am (CNA).- There’s a scene in the middle of the Lord of the Rings, a fantasy series written by Catholic author J.R.R. Tolkein, where the quest to destroy an evil, all-powerful ring seems to be utterly hopeless. Darkness and danger have surrounded and hounded Frodo, the little hobbit ultimately given the mission to destroy the ring, ever since he set foot out of the Shire, the idyllic and safe home he left behind for this quest.

This was the scene Archbishop Charles Chaput set for students at the University of Mary in Bismarck, North Dakota, as he spoke to them about their vocations and the purpose of their lives on Wednesday evening.

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Migrants are revitalizing the Church in Chile, missionary priest says

Santiago, Chile, Mar 21, 2019 / 12:31 am (CNA).- For six years, Fr. Marcio Toniazzo has worked as the director of immigration services for the Archdiocese of Santiago in Chile.

In that time, he says he has witnessed “a good marriage…between migration and Chile,” in which “both [have] had to reinvent themselves.”

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Will Pope Francis meet the Chinese president this week?

Vatican City, Mar 20, 2019 / 05:13 pm (CNA).- As Chinese President Xi Jinping travels to Rome this week, there has been much speculation as to whether his trip will also include an unofficial visit with Pope Francis.

Ahead of the Chinese president’s arrival in Italy March 21, the AP reported that Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin said, “Our door is always open.”

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