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
Go to the Apple App Store or Google Play to download the Blessed Trinity App!!
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.
Shop at smile.amazon.com/ch/42-0680476 and Amazon donates .05% of your purchase to
St John The Baptist Catholic Church
* * * * * *
Shop at https://smile.amazon.com/ch/42-1037026 and Amazon donates .05% of your purchase to
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
* * * * * *
Shop at https://smile.amazon.com/ch/42-0788242 and Amazon donates .05% of your purchase to
St. Joseph Catholic Church
Donate to Blessed Trinity Catholic Parishes
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
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]
Mass Times for Travel - www.catholicmasstime.org
Catholic Mass Times
Blessed Trinity Bulletin
Please send bulletin items to [email protected]
before 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday!
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.
Daily Readings - Catholic News Agency
05/20/19 7:00 am
5 When an attempt was made by both Gentiles and Jews, with their rulers, to molest them and to stone them,
6 they learned of it and fled to Lystra and Derbe, cities of Lycao'nia, and to the surrounding country;Read More
05/20/19 7:00 am
1 Not to us, O LORD, not to us, but to thy name give glory, for the sake of thy steadfast love and thy faithfulness!
2 Why should the nations say, "Where is their God?"Read More
05/20/19 7:00 am
21 He who has my commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves me; and he who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and manifest myself to him."
22 Judas (not Iscariot) said to him, "Lord, how is it that you will manifest yourself to us, and not to the world?"Read More
Readings for the Week
Readings for the week of May 19, 2019
- Sunday: Acts 14:21-27 / Ps 145:8-9, 10-11, 12-13 [cf. 1] / Rv 21:1-5a / Jn 13:31-33a, 34-35
- Monday: Acts 14:5-18 / Ps 115:1-2, 3-4, 15-16 [1ab] / Jn 14:21-26
- Tuesday: Acts 14:19-28 / Ps 145:10-11, 12-13ab, 21 [cf. 12]Jn 14:27-31a
- Wednesday: Acts 15:1-6 / Ps 122:1-2, 3-4ab, 4cd-5 [cf. 1] / Jn 15:1-8
- Thursday: Acts 15:7-21 / Ps 96:1-2a, 2b-3, 10  / Jn 15:9-11
- Friday: Acts 15:22-31 / Ps 57:8-9, 10 and 12 [10a] / Jn 15:12-17
- Saturday: Acts 16:1-10 / Ps 100:1b-2, 3, 5 [2a] / Jn 15:18-21
- Next Sunday: Acts 15:1-2, 22-29 / Ps 67:2-3, 5, 6, 8  / Rv 21:10-14, 22-23 / Jn 14:23-29
Saint of the Day - Catholic News Agency
05/20/19 5:00 am
The Catholic Church honors St. Bernardine of Siena on May 20. A Franciscan friar and preacher, St. Bernardine is known as â€œthe Apostle of Italyâ€� for his efforts to revive the country's Catholic faith during the 15th century.Bernardine Albizeschi was born to upper-class parents in the Italian republic of Siena during 1380. Misfortune soon entered the boy's life when he lost his mother at age three and his father four years later. His aunt Diana cared for him afterward, and taught him to seek consolation and security by trusting in God. Even at a young age, Bernardine demonstrated a remarkable concern for the poor as an outgrowth of his love for God. Having become accustomed to fasting, he preferred at times to go without any food in order to help someone in greater need. From the ages of 11 to 17 he focused on his studies, developing the eloquence and dedication that would serve his future work as an evangelist. Before becoming a preacher, however, Bernardine spent several years ministering to the sick and dying. He enrolled in a religious association that served at a hospital in the town of Scala, and applied himself to this work from 1397 to 1400. During that time, a severe plague broke out in Siena, causing a crisis that would eventually lead to the young man taking charge of the entire hospital. Inside its walls, up to 20 people were dying each day from an illness that also killed many of the hospital workers. The staff was decimated and new victims were coming in constantly.Bernardine persuaded 12 young men to help him continue the work of the hospital, which he took over for a period of four months. Although the plague did not infect him, the exhausting work left him weak and he contracted a different sickness that kept him in bed for four months. After recovering, he spent over a year caring for his aunt Bartholomaea before her death. Then the 22-year-old Bernardine moved to a small house outside the city, where he began to discern God's will for his future through prayer and fasting. He eventually chose to join the Franciscans of the Strict Observance in 1403, embracing an austere life focused on poverty and humility. During this time, while praying before a crucifix, Bernardine heard Christ say to him: â€œMy son, behold me hanging upon a cross. If you love me, or desire to imitate me, be also fastened naked to your cross and follow me. Thus you will assuredly find me.â€� After Bernardine was ordained a priest, his superiors commissioned him to preach as a missionary to the Italians who were falling away from their Catholic faith. The Dominican evangelist St. Vincent Ferrer, just before leaving Italy, preached a sermon in which he predicted that one of his listeners would continue his work among the Italians â€“Â a prophecy Bernardine heard in person, and went on to fulfill.Bernardine's personal devotion to God, which amazed even the strict Franciscans, made his preaching extremely effective. He moved his hearers to abandon their vices, turn back to God, and make peace with one another. He promoted devotion to the name of Jesus as a simple and effective means of recalling God's love at all times. When other priests consulted him for advice, Bernardine gave them a simple rule: â€œIn all your actions, seek in the first place the kingdom of God and his glory. Direct all you do purely to his honor. Persevere in brotherly charity, and practice first all that you desire to teach others.â€�â€œBy this means,â€� he said, â€œthe Holy Spirit will be your master, and will give you such wisdom and such a tongue that no adversary will be able to stand against you.â€� Bernardine's own life attested to this source of strength in the face of trials. He patiently suffered an accusation of heresy â€“Â which Pope Martin V judged to be false â€“ and refused to abandon his bold preaching when a nobleman threatened him with death.But Bernardine was also widely admired throughout Italy, and he was offered the office of a bishop on three occasions. Each time, however, he turned down the position, choosing to fulfill the prediction of St. Vincent Ferrer through his missionary work. Bernardine preached throughout most of Italy several times over, and even managed to reconcile members of its warring political factions. Later in his life, Bernardine served for five years as the Vicar General for his Franciscan order, and revived the practice of its strict rule of life. Then in 1444, forty years after he first entered religious life, Bernardine became sick while traveling. He continued to preach, but soon lost his strength and his voice. St. Bernardine of Siena died on May 20, 1444. Only six years later, in 1450, Pope Nicholas V canonized him as a saint.Read More
05/19/19 11:17 pm
Sydney, Australia, May 19, 2019 / 04:17 pm (CNA).- A Catholic school in west Sydney has done away with grades, class levels, and tests to promote a more personalized school experience - but educational experts are skeptical.
St. Luke’s Catholic College in Marsden Park is now offering a curriculum personalized to each student, as well as life coaches and staff to build a broader range of skills.Read More
05/19/19 12:56 pm
Vatican City, May 19, 2019 / 05:56 am (CNA).- The boundless love with which Jesus Christ loves each and every person is the same love Catholics are compelled to show their “enemies,” Pope Francis said Sunday.
Speaking during his address before the recitation of the Regina Coeli prayer May 19, the pope asked people to answer a question in their hearts: “Am I capable of loving my enemies?”Read More
05/19/19 10:09 am
Washington D.C., May 19, 2019 / 03:09 am (CNA).- Leaders of the U.S. bishops’ conference voiced concern over President Donald Trump’s new immigration plan, stressing that families should be strengthened and promoted in the immigration system.
“We oppose proposals that seek to curtail family-based immigration and create a largely ‘merit-based’ immigration system,” said Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Houston, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, and Bishop Joe S. Vásquez of Austin, who heads the conference’s migration committee.Read More