We, the Sacred Heart Catholic Church parish, are a Church community of Christian faith striving to teach the word of God, to minister the sacraments, and to share Jesus’ love.

Mass Times

Sunday 8:00am
Thursday 5:30pm
Friday 1st & 3rd at 10:15am at nursing home **   for residents only

PASTOR:  Fr. Josh Link.  He is also pastor of St. Patrick’s Clear Lake and also Chaplin at Newman High School.

Masks are recommended but not mandatory at this time according to the new message from Archbishop Jackels this last Sunday AUGUST 15, 2021. This is for everyone even if you are vaccinated. This is because of the new variant.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION classes following Sunday Mass.  Classes will start promptly at 9:10.  If you want your child to have a donut and juice before class need to be there by 9:00 am at least!!

FALL (TURKEY) DINNER: We are able to get turkeys from HyVee in Charles City so we will be having our dinner on Sunday October 31st serving from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm  The usual menu of turkey, dressing, potatoes, gray, corn, coleslaw, biscuit and pie.  It is take out drive up only, and the cost is $12.00 meal.  A letter was mailed this week asking for donations because we don’t have to bake a turkey or pies.  Be as generous as you can because the cost of turkeys has gone up along with everything else.  ALSO there are sign up sheets in back of church on tables to sign up to work the various jobs since no jobs were assigned.  Please check them out   We are planning on food to serve 1000 meals  Hopefully we will be able to take care of everyone….

GUILD MEETING was fun with lots of snacks to choose from.  Discussed the turkey dinner. It was voted to buy the pies again this year as opposed to baking them.  Also going to add coleslaw to the menu.  Sign up sheets out for workers as no jobs were assigned.  Was nice to have Fr. Josh at the meeting.  He had questions regarding the guild and how it works and where the money goes.  Been a long time since we had a priest ask to come to a meeting.  Of course the food was a good drawing point.

PARISH COUNCIL/FINANCE MEETING    NEXT meeting will be on November 4th following 5:30 Mass

MEN’S SHELTER:  in visiting with the gentlemen at the Men’s shelter he indicated some items they are always in need of such as cleaning supplies, washing soap pods, dish soap pods, personal soap, beard trimmers, briefs sizes XL & XXL, sweatshirts zipper or not sizes XL or XXL, Sheet sets for twin beds.  A tote will be beside the food totes for anyone who wants to make a donation.  FYI  Donated items were take to the Men’s shelter this past week  He was very appreciated with everything donated.  The tote will remain out for any future donations.

HAWKEYE HARVEST food bank is always in need of donations.  The last two times donations were taken to Hawkeye Harvest they totaled over 100 lbs  They are so grateful for the donations.  Some of the items donated are given to the West Fork Food Pantry and yes we are West Fork.  They are very grateful for any donations they receive from us.

WESTFORK FOOD BANK located in Sheffield is always in need of donations.  Some of the food left at Sacred Heart has been given to the Westfork Food Bank.  They are located at 106 Gilman St in Sheffield.  Phone number is 641-892-4010.  They are an awesome organization


STREAMING MASS EACH SATURDAY at  4:00 pm through a live stream on their St. Patrick’s YouTube Channel.

If you can not watch live online, live streams will be recorded so they can be watched at a later time.

Saint Patrick YouTube Channel

Please consider dropping off or sending any Weekly Tithing to the Parish Office.

CONTACT for Fr. Josh Link.  Either Sacred Heart Rockwell 641-822-4950 or St. Patrick’s Clear Lake 641-357-3214.

Mailing Address – Sacred Heart Parish, P.O. Box 30, Rockwell, IA 50469


Sacrament of Penance

Not at this time