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 

 

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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

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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]
 

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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!

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Ministry Schedules

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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. 

   

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

Would You Like to Know More about Becoming a Catholic?
Rite of Christian Initiationof Adults is a process of conversion
and initiation into theCatholic Church. It is made
up of adults who journey togetherin faith and share their
experiences while discerningGod’s call. If you are interested
or know of someonewho may like to know more,
please call the Rectory.  CLASSES ARE BEGINNING!
We will be happy to answer any of your questions!

Call and visit with Fr. McLoud or Lori Geitzenauer at 515.885.2462.

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New Mobile App

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

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Saint of the Day - Catholic News Agency

Blessed Charles of Austria

Charles was born in 1887 in Lower Austria to Archduke Otto and Princess Maria Josephine of Saxony. He grew up in a Catholic family, received a solid Catholic education, and developed a strong devotion to both the Eucharist and the Sacred Heart of Jesus. As a young man he took for his personal motto: “I strive always in all things to understand as clearly as possible and follow the will of God, and this in the most perfect way.” In 1911, at age 24, he married Princess Zita of Bourbon and Parma, and together they had eight children.The assassination of Archduke Francis Ferdinand on June 28, 1914 triggered World War I. At this point, Charles became the presumptive heir to the throne of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Two years later, upon the death of his great-uncle, Emperor Francis Joseph, Charles became emperor and king of Hungary. He saw his office as a mandate from God and as a way to implement Christian charity and social reform. He worked to end the war and was the only leader to support Pope Benedict XV's efforts for peace. In March 1919, he was exiled to Switzerland. From there, he tried to prevent the rise of Communism in Central Europe. He also tried to return to power twice in 1921, but gave up at the risk of a civil war. He never gave up his crown, even when exiled to the island of Madeira, Portugal, where he lived in prayerful poverty until his death from pneumonia one year later.Charles was beatified by Pope John Paul II in 2004.

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St. Ursula and the Virgins of Cologne

In the fourth century the pagan Saxons began to invade England, intent on destroying the Catholic Faith and violating the purity of all young English virgins. It was in the midst of this that a group of remarkable English girls fled from England to the Continent. This group included Saint Ursula and ten of her friends, each having a thousand companions, making their number 11,011 in all. However, in the year 383 Saint Ursula and her 11,010 companions were all found slaughtered for their purity and their Faith. This great martyrdom occurred in Cologne, at Germany, and a shrine has been erected to them there, containing as may of their bones as could be rescued.  A Religious Order of nuns in the Catholic Church was established by Saint Angela Merici in honor of Saint Ursula in the year 1535. They are known as the Ursulines. The Order of Ursulines, founded in 1535 by St. Angela de Merici, which is especially devoted to the education of young girls, has also helped to spread throughout the world the name and the cult of St. Ursula.Saint Ursula is the patroness of Catholic education (especially of girls), Cologne, Germany, educators, holy death, schoolchildren, students, and teachers. She is often represented in art and icons as a maiden shot with arrows, with a clock, and is often accompanied by a number of other companions who are being martyred in assorted, often creative ways.

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Catholic News

What did Pope Francis say about civil unions? A CNA Explainer

Denver Newsroom, Oct 21, 2020 / 06:49 pm (CNA).-  

“Francesco,” a newly released documentary on the life and ministry of Pope Francis, has made global headlines, because the film contains a scene in which Pope Francis calls for the passage of civil union laws for same-sex couples.

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Los Angeles' Archbishop Gomez denies claim that he plans to vote for Biden

Denver Newsroom, Oct 21, 2020 / 06:01 pm (CNA).-  

Archbishop Jose Gomez has rebuked an online claim that he plans to vote for Joe Biden in the November presidential election, stating that an alleged conversation in which he disclosed his voting plans never actually took place.

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Bishops in Kerala on hunger strike for Catholic education

CNA Staff, Oct 21, 2020 / 04:42 pm (CNA).- Several bishops in Kerala held a day-long hunger strike Tuesday to protest the state government’s withholding of funds from Catholic schools.

The hunger strike was held Oct. 20 in front of the Kerala state secretariat. The prelates participating were Bishops Joshuah Kizhakkeveettil of the Syro-Malankara Eparchy of Mavelikara, chair of the Kerala bishops’ education commission; Paul Mullassery of Quilon, the vice chair; and Thomas Tharayil, an auxiliary of the Syro-Malabar Archeparchy of Changanacherry.

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