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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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.
204 S. Summit Ave.
PO Box 195
Bancroft, IA 50517-0195
Monday - Friday
9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
405 East St. S.
PO Box 38
Wesley, IA 50483-0038
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
St. John the Baptist Cemetery
CEMETERY UPDATES – Several years ago, monetary gifts were given to St. John the Baptist for updates & landscaping at the cemetery. If you visited the cemetery recently, you have noticed that a cement pad has been poured around the statue in the south lawn and the directory, which was heavily damaged by a spring storm, has been removed. Plans are in the works for landscaping around the cement to include plantings, benches and a new, more user friendly directly system. The landscaping will be done in the next month and we hope to get the new directory installed before winter. We appreciate your patience and understanding while we transition to this new system. In the meantime, you can find cemetery maps and directory pages on our website at https://www.blesstrinity.org/st--john-the-baptist-cemetery You can also access this information from your smart phone during your cemetery visit by using the Blessed Trinity app – select “Contact Us” to find the link to our Blessed Trinity website and the St. John the Baptist Cemetery tab. For more information, to donate to this project or to volunteer your time in helping with cemetery care, please call Judy Vaske at 712.899.0336
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75th Annual St. John Bazaar
75th Annual St. John Bazaar
November 9, 2019
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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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Readings for the Week
Readings for the week of September 15, 2019
- Sunday: Ex 32:7-11, 13-14 / Ps Ps 51 3-4, 12-13, 17, 19 [Lk 15:18] / 1 Tm 1:12-17 / Lk 15:1-32 or 15:1-10
- Monday: 1 Tm 2:1-8 / Ps 28:2, 7, 8-9  / Lk 7:1-10
- Tuesday: 1 Tm 3:1-13 / Ps 101:1b-2ab, 2cd-3ab, 5, 6  / Lk 7:11-17
- Wednesday: 1 Tm 3:14-16 / Ps 111:1-2, 3-4, 5-6  / Lk 7:31-35
- Thursday: 1 Tm 4:12-16 / Ps 111:7-8, 9, 10  / Lk 7:36-50
- Friday: 1 Tm 6:2c-12 / Ps 49:6-7, 8-10, 17-18, 19-20 / Lk 8:1-3
- Saturday: Eph 4:1-7, 11-13 / Ps 19:2-3, 4-5  / Mt 9:9-13
- Next Sunday: Am 8:4-7 / Ps 113:1-2, 4-6, 7-8 [cf. 1a, 7b] / 1 Tm 2:1-8 / Lk 16:1-13 or 16:10-13
Saint of the Day - Catholic News Agency
09/18/19 5:00 am
On September 18, the Church celebrates the life of St. Joseph of Cupertino, a mystic who was perhaps most famous for his ability to fly.Â His father, a poor carpenter, died before his birth and his mother, who was unable to pay the debts, lost her home and gave birth to Joseph in a stable at Cupertino, Italy on June 17, 1603.Joseph began having mystical visions when he was seven, and was often so lost to the world around him that the other children made fun of him giving him the nickname, "open-mouthed" for his gaping manner.He had an irascible temper and read very poorly, giving others the impression that he was dumb and good for nothing. Aside from that, he was so continually drawn into ecstasy that it was impossible for him to be attentive to the tasks at hand. Thus, when he secured a job, he lost it very quickly.He finally managed to obtain a post taking care of a stable in a Franciscan convent near Cupertino. Upon realizing his holiness and aptitude for penance, humility, and obedience, it was decided that he could begin studying for the priesthood.Joseph was a very poor student, however during his final examination, the examiner happened to ask him a question on the one topic he knew well.Â He passed and was admitted into the priesthoodIt was also soon recognized that though he knew little by way of worldly knowledge and had little capacity to learn, Joseph was infused with a divine knowledge that made him capable of solving some of the most intricate theological quandaries.For the last 35 years of his life as a priest he was unable to celebrate Mass in public because he would often, without being able to help it, be lifted up into the air when he went into an ecstatic state, which happened at nearly every Mass.Â It took only the slightest reference of anything having to do with God in order for this state to be induced in him.Despite being moved from one friary to another, because of the disruption he caused by his ecstasies and the persecutions he endured from some of his brothers who were envious of his gifts, he remained profoundly inundated by the joy of abandoning himself to Divine Providence.He died on September 18, 1663 and was canonized in 1767 by Pope Clement XIII.Â He is the patron of air travelers and students preparing for exams.Read More
09/18/19 11:34 am
Vatican City, Sep 18, 2019 / 04:34 am (CNA).- Because of sinfulness, human projects will always fail, but the Church remains steadfast, even in times of scandal, because she is sustained by the Holy Spirit, Pope Francis said Wednesday.
“Let us think of the history of Christians, including the history of the Church, with so many sins, with so many scandals, with so many bad things in these two millennia. And why did it not collapse? Because God is there,” the pope said Sept. 18.Read More
09/18/19 11:00 am
Denver, Colo., Sep 18, 2019 / 04:00 am (CNA).- A dispute has developed between Facebook fact checkers and a pro-life group about whether abortion is ever medically necessary. One philosophy professor suggested the key to resolving the discussion lies in a clear definition of abortion.
“I think the inherent ambiguity of ‘abortion’ – the gap between its medical and social meanings – gets used as a tool to muddy up the debate,” said Dr. Angela Knobel, a philosophy professor at The Catholic University of America.Read More
09/18/19 7:39 am
Oklahoma City, Okla., Sep 18, 2019 / 12:39 am (CNA).- The Oklahoma County District Court has denied a motion to pause a law banning a common abortion procedure during the second trimester.
According to the Associated Press, Judge Cindy Truong declined to issue a temporary injunction that would have stopped the bill from going into effect while the case progresses.Read More