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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Guidelines - Opening for Private Prayer 06-04-2020

Diocese of Sioux City - Protocol & Instructions for Resuming the Public Celebration of Mass

Diocese of Sioux City

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Protocol & Instructions for Resuming the Public Celebration of Mass

05-13-2020

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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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. 

   

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Saint of the Day - Catholic News Agency

Saint Jane Frances de Chantal

"In Madame de Chantal I have found the perfect woman, whom Solomon had difficulty finding in Jerusalem". - St. Francis de Sales, her spiritual director.St. Jane Frances de Chantal was born in Dijon, France, on January 28, 1572, and died at the Visitation Convent Moulins on December 13, 1641. Jane (Jeanne) was born into nobility, her father being the president of the parliament of Burgundy. At age 20 she was married to the Baron de Chantal.  Jane had four children, and loved and served her young family deeply until the death of her husband in a hunting accident at age 28.For seven years she was forced to live in the house of her father in law, a trial which she was forced to bare patiently due to his ill-disposition towards her, and it was during this time that she took a vow of perpetual chastity.In all of her prayers, Jane asked God to send her a guide.  In a vision, He showed her the spiritual director that He held in reserve for her. During Lent, in 1604, she visited her father at Dijon, where St. Francis de Sales was preaching at the Sainte Chapelle. She recognized in him the mysterious director who had been shown to her, and she placed herself under his guidance. Then began the famous correspondence between the two saints which produced volumes of letters of spiritual direction, some of which are available today, but most of which were destroyed by her upon the death of St. Francis.She went to Annecy in 1610, where she believed God was calling her to found an order for women and girls who felt called to live the life of Christian perfection, but not practice the severe asceticism of the religious orders of the time.Thus the Congregation of the Visitation was canonically established at Annecy on June 6th, 1610, Trinity Sunday. The method of spiritual perfection of the Visitation nuns was that of St. Francis, which consisted in always keeping one's will united to the Divine will, in taking -so to speak- one's soul, heart, and longings into one's hands and giving them into God's keeping, and in seeking always to do what is pleasing to Him. There were 86 convents of the Visitation nuns at the time of her death 31 years later.St. Jane Frances de Chantal's spirituality was a strong and resilient one; she did not like to see her daughters giving way to human weaknesses, and encouraged constant battle against the passions and habits which keep one from following God's will.Her trials were continuous and borne bravely, and yet she was exceedingly sensitive. She endured interior crosses which, particularly during the last nine years of her life, kept her in an agony of soul, from which she was not freed until three months before her death. Her reputation for sanctity was widespread. Queens, princes, and princesses flocked to the reception-room of the Visitation. Wherever she went to establish foundations, the people gave her ovations. "These people", she would say confused, "do not know me-they are mistaken". Her body is venerated with that of St. Francis de Sales in the church of the Visitation at Annecy.  She was canonized in 1767.

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Catholic News

Former employee charged with stealing $472,000 from Archdiocese of Washington

CNA Staff, Aug 12, 2020 / 02:07 pm (CNA).- The former Assistant Superintendent of Catholic Schools in Washington, D.C., has been charged with embezzling close to half a million dollars from the archdiocese over an eight-year period.

Kenneth Gaughan, 41, has been charged in two separate schemes to steal money from the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C., and the federal Paycheck Protection Program put in place to help small businesses during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Catholic Archbishop of Minsk calls for end to violence after Belarus election

CNA Staff, Aug 12, 2020 / 01:01 pm (CNA).- The Archbishop of Minsk-Mohilev called Tuesday for an end to the violent clashes occurring across Belarus following a disputed presidential election.

“At this crucial moment in our history, in the name of the God of boundless mercy, love, and peace, I call on all parties to the conflict to end the violence. May your hands, created for peaceful work and fraternal greetings, lift neither weapons nor stones. Let the force of argument, based on dialogue in truth and mutual love, prevail over the argument of force,” Archbishop Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz, who chairs the Belarusian bishops' conference, wrote Aug. 11.

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NY COVID-19 stats could hide real nursing home death toll

CNA Staff, Aug 12, 2020 / 12:10 pm (CNA).- Official figures from New York state likely under-represent the real number of nursing home residents who died as a result of COVID-19, according to a new report on Tuesday.

Officially, New York claims to have lost 6,600 nursing home residents to COVID-19, which would be just over 20% of the state’s total deaths. In neighboring New Jersey, nursing home residents account for 44% of the state’s total death toll, and in Pennsylvania, that figure rises to 68% of the total number of COVID-19 deaths. 

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