Fr. McLoud - Welcome
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
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.
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New Members Welcome
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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.
COVID Message 02-21-2021
Response to Governor’s Lifting of Restrictions
Bishop Nickless declares no changes to COVID-19 health mandates. On February 5, the governor of the State of Iowa decreed that the state will continue to operate under a public health disaster emergency until March 7. The decree recognized that data reflected an improvement and/or reduction in the risk of the spread of COVID-19 substantially impacted by the practice of effective public health protocols. Bishop Walker Nickless of the Diocese of Sioux City, in relation to the governor’s decree advises to all pastors, parishioners and the general public that at the present time there will be no changes in the current protocols regarding the Catholic parishes in the 24 counties that make up the Diocese of Sioux City. The diocesan COVID-19 Task Force and the bishop’s senior advisors continue to monitor data daily on a local, regional and national level. Any and all changes to protocols impacting the Diocese of Sioux City will be reported directly to the diocesan pastors by the bishop and his task force and will be also shared via the diocesan Office of Communication in a timely fashion.
Blessed Trinity Bulletin
Please send bulletin items to [email protected]
before 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday!
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
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.
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Readings for the Week
Readings for the week of February 21, 2021
- Sunday: Gn 9:8-15 / Ps 25:4-5, 6-7, 8-9 [cf. 10] / 1 Pt 3:18-22 / Mk 1:12-15
- Monday: 1 Pt 5:1-4 / Ps 23:1-3a, 4, 5, 6  / Mt 16:13-19
- Tuesday: Is 55:10-11 / Ps 34:4-5, 6-7, 16-17, 18-19 [18b] / Mt 6:7-15
- Wednesday: Jon 3:1-10 / Ps 51:3-4, 12-13, 18-19 [19b] / Lk 11:29-32
- Thursday: Est C:12, 14-16, 23-25 / Ps 138:1-2ab, 2cde-3, 7c-8 [3a] / Mt 7:7-12
- Friday: Ez 18:21-28 / Ps 130:1-2, 3-4, 5-7a, 7bc-8  / Mt 5:20-26
- Saturday: Dt 26:16-19 / Ps 119:1-2, 4-5, 7-8 [1b] / Mt 5:43-48
- Next Sunday: Gn 22:1-2, 9a, 10-13, 15-18 / Ps 116:10, 15, 16-17, 18-19  / Rom 8:31b-34 / http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/022821.cfm
- Mk 9: 2-10
Saint of the Day - Catholic News Agency
02/25/08 8:00 am
Blessed Maria Adeodata Pisani was born into a noble family in Naples, Italy in 1806. Her father was an alcoholic and was exiled after being involved in a revolt. Maria's grandmother raised her. When her grandmother died, the 10 year-old was sent to a boarding school until she was 17.
During these years, Maria declined several marriage proposals because she preferred to lead a quiet life of prayer.Read More
02/25/21 10:00 pm
Washington D.C., Feb 25, 2021 / 02:00 pm (CNA).- A nominee for assistant health secretary on Thursday wouldn’t say if government officials can intervene when parents refuse their child’s gender transitioning.
02/25/21 9:00 pm
CNA Staff, Feb 25, 2021 / 01:00 pm (CNA).- A religious order announced on Thursday that it had withdrawn an application to exhume the body of its US-born founder following an outcry in England, where the nun is buried.
In a Feb. 25 statement, the Society of the Holy Child Jesus said that it had abandoned plans to transfer part of the mortal remains of the Venerable Cornelia Connelly to Philadelphia.Read More
02/25/21 8:00 pm
Rome Newsroom, Feb 25, 2021 / 12:00 pm (CNA).-