Sacred Heart Catholic Church - 205 Logan St. - Ledyard, IA 50556
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St. Joseph Catholic Church - 403 East St. S. - PO Box 38 - Wesley, IA 50483-0038
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ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST CATHOLIC CHURCH - BANCROFT
Sunday at 8:30 a.m.
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204 S. Summit Ave.
PO Box 195
Bancroft, IA 50517-0195
Monday - Friday
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405 East St. S.
PO Box 38
Wesley, IA 50483-0038
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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Blessed Trinity Lenten Program - "No Greater Love"
HE HAD “NO GREATER LOVE” - Filmed on location in the Holy Land, No Greater Love is a five-part video series that reveals the answers to the questions: What was Jesus going through each moment of His Passion? How did the Old Testament foretell of Christ’s death? What was the meaning behind the tearing of the temple veil, the crowning with thorns? Dr. Edward Sri guides you through the last hours of Christ’s life and will take you step-by-step from the Garden of Gethsemane to the Mount of Calvary.
Join us for this special Lenten program at St. John the Baptist - Tuesday evenings at 6:00 p.m. in the church hall beginning on March 12. St. Joseph - Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. in the parish hall beginning on March 13.The book, No Greater Love, will be available for purchase for $20. Call 515.885.2462 to register.
Blessed Trinity Lenten Calendar
Ash Wednesday Mass - March 6th
12:00 p.m. – St. Joseph
6:30 p.m. – St. John the Baptist
Lenten Weekday Mass Schedule
Tuesday – 5:30 p.m. - St. John the Baptist
(Adoration begins at 4:30 p.m.)
Wednesday – 8:00 a.m. - St. John the Baptist
Thursday – 8:00 a.m. - St. Joseph
Thursday – 6:30 p.m. – Sacred Heart
Friday – 8:00 a.m. – St. John the Baptist
Stations of the Cross
Tuesday - 5:00 p.m. - St. John the Baptist
Wednesday - 6:00 p.m. - St. Joseph
Thursday - 6:10 p.m. – Sacred Heart
The Light Is on for You ~ Rite of Penance
Tuesday - 5:00 p.m. – St. John the Baptist
Wednesday - 7:00 p.m. - Religious Education
Thursday - 7:45 a.m. – St. Joseph
Thursday - 6:00 p.m. – Sacred Heart
Saturday - 4:15 p.m. – St. Joseph
Sunday - 7:45 a.m. – St. John the Baptist
First Friday - 7:30 a.m. (see bulletin)
Blessed Trinity Lenten Program - “No Greater Love”
Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m. – St. John the Baptist - begins Marth 12th
Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. – St. Joseph – begins March 13th
Sacred Heart Lenten Meals
Thursday - March 14th – 7:00 p.m.
Thursday - March 28th – 7:00 p.m.
Thursday – April 11th – 7:00 p.m.
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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.
Daily Readings - Catholic News Agency
03/21/19 7:00 am
5 Thus says the LORD: "Cursed is the man who trusts in man and makes flesh his arm, whose heart turns away from the LORD.
6 He is like a shrub in the desert, and shall not see any good come. He shall dwell in the parched places of the wilderness, in an uninhabited salt land.Read More
03/21/19 7:00 am
1 Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers;
2 but his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night.Read More
03/21/19 7:00 am
19 "There was a rich man, who was clothed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day.
20 And at his gate lay a poor man named Laz'arus, full of sores,Read More
Readings for the Week
Readings for the week of March 17, 2019
- Sunday: Gn 15:5-12, 17-18 / Ps 27:1, 7-8, 8-9, 13-14[1a] / Phil 3:17—4:1 or 3:20—4:1 / Lk 9:28b-36
- Monday: Dn 9:4b-10 / Ps 79:8, 9, 11 and 13 [cf. 103:10a] / Lk 6:36-38
- Tuesday: 2 Sm 7:4-5a, 12-14a, 16 / Ps 89:2-3, 4-5, 27, 29  / Rom 4:13, 16-18, 22 / Mt 1:16, 18-21, 24a or Lk 2:41-51a
- Wednesday: Jer 18:18-20 / Ps 31:5-6, 14, 15-16 [17b] / Mt 20:17-28
- Thursday: Jer 17:5-10 / Ps 1:1-2, 3, 4 and 6 [40:5a] / Lk 16:19-31
- Friday: Gn 37:3-4, 12-13a, 17b-28a / Ps 105:16-17, 18-19, 20-21 [5a] / Mt 21:33-43, 45-46
- Saturday: Mi 7:14-15, 18-20 / Ps 103:1-2, 3-4, 9-10, 11-12 [8a] / Lk 15:1-3, 11-32
- Next Sunday: Ex 3:1-8a, 13-15 / Ps 103:1-2, 3-4, 6-7, 8, 11 [8a] / 1 Cor 10:1-6, 10-12 / Lk 13:1-9
Saint of the Day - Catholic News Agency
03/21/19 5:00 am
On March 21, four days after the feast day of Ireland's patron Saint Patrick, the Catholic Church honors Saint Enda of Aran, a warrior-turned-monk considered to be one of the founders of Irish monasticism. Born during the fifth century, Enda inherited control of a large territory in present-day Northern Ireland from his father Conall. His sister Fanchea, however, had already embraced consecrated religious life with a community in Meath, and looked unfavorably on the battles and conquests of her brother. Enda is said to have made a deal with his sister, promising to change his ways if he could marry one of the young women of her convent. But this was a ruse on Fanchea's part, as the promised girl soon died. Fanchea forced him to view the girl's corpse, to teach him that he, too, would face death and judgment. In this way, Fanchea â€“ whom the Church also remembers as a saint â€“ succeeded in turning her brother not only from violence, but even from marriage. He left Ireland for several years, during which time he became a monk and was ordained as a priest. Upon his return to Ireland, he petitioned his King Aengus of Munster â€“ who was married to another of Enda's sisters â€“ to grant him land for a monastic settlement on the Aran Islands, a beautiful but austere location near Galway Bay off Ireland's west coast. During its early years, Enda's island mission had around 150 monks. As the community grew, he divided up the territory between his disciples, who founded their own monasteries to accommodate the large number of vocations. Enda did not found a religious order in the modern sense, but he did hold a position of authority and leadership over the monastic settlements of Aran â€“ which became known as â€œAran of the Saints,â€� renowned for the monks' strict rule of life and passionate love for God. While living on an Irish island, Enda's monks imitated the asceticism and simplicity of the earliest Egytian desert hermits. The monks of Aran lived alone in their stone cells, slept on the ground, ate together in silence, and survived by farming and fishing. St. Enda's monastic rule, like those of St. Basil in the Greek East and St. Benedict in the Latin West, set aside many hours for prayer and the study of scripture. During his own lifetime, Enda's monastic settlement on the Aran islands became an important pilgrimage destination, as well as a center for the evangelizations of surrounding areas. At least two dozen canonized individuals had some association with â€œAran of the Saints.â€� St. Enda himself died in old age around the year 530. An early chronicler of his life declared that it would â€œnever be known until the day of judgment, the number of saints whose bodies lie in the soil of Aran,â€� on account of the onetime-warrior's response to God's surprising call.Read More
03/21/19 10:21 am
Bismarck, N.D., Mar 21, 2019 / 03:21 am (CNA).- There’s a scene in the middle of the Lord of the Rings, a fantasy series written by Catholic author J.R.R. Tolkein, where the quest to destroy an evil, all-powerful ring seems to be utterly hopeless. Darkness and danger have surrounded and hounded Frodo, the little hobbit ultimately given the mission to destroy the ring, ever since he set foot out of the Shire, the idyllic and safe home he left behind for this quest.
This was the scene Archbishop Charles Chaput set for students at the University of Mary in Bismarck, North Dakota, as he spoke to them about their vocations and the purpose of their lives on Wednesday evening.Read More
03/21/19 7:31 am
Santiago, Chile, Mar 21, 2019 / 12:31 am (CNA).- For six years, Fr. Marcio Toniazzo has worked as the director of immigration services for the Archdiocese of Santiago in Chile.
In that time, he says he has witnessed “a good marriage…between migration and Chile,” in which “both [have] had to reinvent themselves.”Read More
03/21/19 12:13 am
Vatican City, Mar 20, 2019 / 05:13 pm (CNA).- As Chinese President Xi Jinping travels to Rome this week, there has been much speculation as to whether his trip will also include an unofficial visit with Pope Francis.
Ahead of the Chinese president’s arrival in Italy March 21, the AP reported that Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin said, “Our door is always open.”Read More