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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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.
Kids for Christ Wreath Sale
St. Joseph Kids For Christ are selling wreaths, door swags and hangers, centerpieces and garland to raise funds for activities and supplies for their youth group. Orders will be accepted through October 23 and items will be delivered the week of November 25. Contact any child from the group or Mandy Glawe (515.341.4452) to place your order. Kids for Christ will also be selling after Mass on October 12 and 19. Thank you for your support!
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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
Blessed Trinity Bulletin
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before 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday!
75th Annual St. John Bazaar
75th Annual St. John Bazaar
November 9, 2019
Please call the parish office at 515.885.2462!
New Members Welcome
Welcome to Sacred Heart, St. John the Baptist and St. Joseph!
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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 October 13, 2019
- Sunday: 2 Kgs 5:14-17 / Ps 98:1, 2-3, 3-4 [cf. 2b] / 2 Tm 2:8-13 / Lk 17:11-19
- Monday: Rom 1:1-7 / Ps 98:1, 2-3ab, 3cd-4 [2a] / Lk 11:29-32
- Tuesday: Rom 1:16-25 / Ps 19:2-3, 4-5 [2a] / Lk 11:37-41
- Wednesday: Rom 2:1-11 / Ps 62:2-3, 6-7, 9 [13b] / Lk 11:42-46
- Thursday: Rom 3:21-30 / Ps 130:1b-2, 3-4, 5-6ab  / Lk 11:47-54
- Friday: 2 Tm 4:10-17b / Ps 145:10-11, 12-13, 17-18  / Lk 10:1-9
- Saturday: Rom 4:13, 16-18 / Ps 105:6-7, 8-9, 42-43 [8a] / Lk 12:8-12
- Next Sunday: Ex 17:8-13 / Ps 121:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8 [cf. 2] / 2 Tm 3:14—4:2 / Lk 18:1-8
Saint of the Day - Catholic News Agency
10/17/19 5:00 am
On Oct. 17, the Roman Catholic Church remembers the early Church Father, bishop, and martyr Saint Ignatius of Antioch, whose writings attest to the sacramental and hierarchical nature of the Church from its earliest days. Eastern Catholics and Eastern Orthodox Christians celebrate his memory on Dec. 20. In a 2007 general audience on St. Ignatius of Antioch, Pope Benedict XVI observed that â€œno Church Father has expressed the longing for union with Christ and for life in him with the intensity of Ignatius.â€� In his letters, the Pope said, â€œone feels the freshness of the faith of the generation which had still known the Apostles. In these letters, the ardent love of a saint can also be felt.â€� Born in Syria in the middle of the first century A.D., Ignatius is said to have been personally instructed â€“ along with another future martyr, Saint Polycarp â€“ by the Apostle Saint John. When Ignatius became the Bishop of Antioch around the year 70, he assumed leadership of a local church that was, according to tradition, first led by Saint Peter before his move to Rome. Although St. Peter transmitted his Papal primacy to the bishops of Rome rather than Antioch, the city played an important role in the life of the early Church. Located in present-day Turkey, it was a chief city of the Roman Empire, and was also the location where the believers in Jesus' teachings and his resurrection were first called â€œChristians.â€� Ignatius led the Christians of Antioch during the reign of the Roman Emperor Domitian, the first of the emperors to proclaim his divinity by adopting the title â€œLord and God.â€� Subjects who would not give worship to the emperor under this title could be punished with death. As the leader of a major Catholic diocese during this period, Ignatius showed courage and worked to inspire it in others. After Domitian's murder in the year 96, his successor Nerva reigned only briefly, and was soon followed by the Emperor Trajan. Under his rule, Christians were once again liable to death for denying the pagan state religion and refusing to participate in its rites. It was during his reign that Ignatius was convicted for his Christian testimony and sent from Syria to Rome to be put to death. Escorted by a team of military guards, Ignatius nonetheless managed to compose seven letters: six to various local churches throughout the empire (including the Church of Rome), and one to his fellow bishop Polycarp who would give his own life for Christ several decades later. Ignatius' letters passionately stressed the importance of Church unity, the dangers of heresy, and the surpassing importance of the Eucharist as the â€œmedicine of immortality.â€� These writings contain the first surviving written description of the Church as â€œCatholic,â€� from the Greek word indicating both universality and fullness. One of the most striking features of Ignatius' letters, is his enthusiastic embrace of martyrdom as a means to union with God and eternal life. â€œAll the pleasures of the world, and all the kingdoms of this earth, shall profit me nothing,â€� he wrote to the Church of Rome. â€œIt is better for me to die in behalf of Jesus Christ, than to reign over all the ends of the earth.â€� â€œNow I begin to be a disciple,â€� the bishop declared. â€œLet fire and the cross; let the crowds of wild beasts; let tearings, breakings, and dislocations of bones; let cutting off of members; let shatterings of the whole body; and let all the dreadful torments of the devil come upon me: only let me attain to Jesus Christ.â€� St. Ignatius of Antioch bore witness to Christ publicly for the last time in Rome's Flavian Amphitheater, where he was mauled to death by lions. â€œI am the wheat of the Lord,â€� he had declared, before facing them. â€œI must be ground by the teeth of these beasts to be made the pure bread of Christ.â€� His memory was honored, and his bones venerated, soon after his death around the year 107.Read More
10/18/19 12:06 am
Austin, Texas, Oct 17, 2019 / 05:06 pm (CNA).- When Pamela Whitehead takes a call for LoveLine, a new pregnancy helpline, she listens.
“Too often we think we know what a woman needs and we don't really listen to what she says to us,” Whitehead told CNA, “and I think if we listen long enough, we really hear her need.”Read More
10/17/19 11:50 pm
St. Louis, Mo., Oct 17, 2019 / 04:50 pm (CNA).- Last year, Thomas Bruce was accused of assaulting three women and killing one of them at the Catholic Supply of St. Louis retail store Nov. 19 in Ballwin, Mo., a suburb of St. Louis.
Now, authorities are wondering if Bruce may be connected to a 1985 murder in Tennessee, Fox 2 Now St. Louis reported. One complicating factor: another man was already tried and executed for that murder.Read More
10/17/19 9:22 pm
Vatican City, Oct 17, 2019 / 02:22 pm (CNA).- The Congregation for the Oriental Churches has rejected the appeal of Sister Lucy Kalapura, who was dismissed from religious life in August for several acts of disobedience, including a protest of the handling of another nun's accusation that a bishop serially raped her.
The congregation's Sept. 26 decree denying recourse to the nun of the Franciscan Clarist Congregation was conveyed in an Oct. 11 letter from the apostolic nunciature in India.Read More