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
The 3rd Friday at 10:15am at nursing home

Confessions are offered every Thursday at 5:00 pm before 5:30 Mass

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

Donuts, coffee and fellowship after Mass on Sundays.  Everyone is welcome.

ADVENT PENANCE SERVICE will be on Saturday December 16th at 10:00 AM.  Mark your calendars now!!

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION CLASSES following Mass on Sundays.  If you have someone who is interested in joining the classes contact parish office at 641-822-4950.

FALL DINNER:  FINAL REPORT:  Income:  Meals $9984.00; donations $2454.00 for a total $12,438.00 Less expenses of $8335.17 for a profit of $4,102.83.  We had quilt tickets sold for $447.00 and dues of $1500.00. Meals served 770 give or take a few.  Thanks to everyone who donated and /or worked that weekend.

GUILD MEETING held on thursday November 16th.  Discussed the fall dinner.  Decided to try S & S Locker next year for turkeys and also try to get a name brand corn to serve.  Number of pies discussed and no decision was made on how many to get next year.  Maybe try to get more items thru Sam’s club instead of Hewett.  Pickels out.  Also decided to donate $200.00 to Rockwell Fire Department for the Thanksgiving meals they are sponsoring.  Did our tithing of profits from fall dinner.  $100.00 to St.Joseph’s baby pantry and $50.00 each to the following: Catholic Charities, Crisi Intervention, Dominican Sisters, Presentations Sisters, Frances Lauer Youth, Caring Pregnancy, Westfork Food Pantry, Hawkeye Harvest Food bank, Rockwell Fire Department, Rockwell-Swaledale EMT, & the Women’s Shelter. Also decided to give Brad Jones $100.00 for use of his refrigerator truck since he did not give us a bill.  Christmas gifts were decided for Fr. Josh & Ann Wolf. We also discussed our cookie walk which will be on sunday December 17th after Mass.  It will be free will only.  Ladies bring a dozen or two of cookies, candy, or anything else and then pick out what you would like and leave a donation. Great way to get a variety of treats for you. The next guild meeting will be on Thursday January 11th 2024 at 6:15pm following 5:30 Mass.  Discussions on lenten breakfasts and bringing bars for the fish fries.

SOCIAL JUSTICE will have the giving tree up starting  sunday November 19th.  Please stop and pick up a tag or two.  Cash donations are always welcome.   Items need to be back by December 10th.  The Men’s Northern Lights will be receiving the donations again this year.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will take place at Sacred Heart Church every Thursday evening from 5:00 pm to 5:30 pm before Mass.  Confessions will also be heard during this time.  Come to pray, go to Reconciliation and then to Mass…

PARISH MEMBER:  if you would like to register as a member of Sacred Heart call the office at 641-822-4950 or email h.cahalan@sacredheartrockwell.org, or stop in the office.  It is open most mornings around 9:00 am or stop on Sundays. If you are 18 or over and have belonged to Sacred Heart all your life under your parents it is a good idea to reregister as an adult member of Sacred Heart.  It is good for our census.

MEN’S SHELTER: YEAR- ROUND:  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.  A tote will be beside the food totes for anyone who wants to make future donations.

HAWKEYE HARVEST food bank is always in need of donations.  Westfork food bank is always in need of donations also.  Part of the donations left at church go to the Westfork Food Bank

WESTFORK FOOD BANK located in Sheffield is always in need of donations.    They are located at 106 Gilman in Sheffield on main street.  their hours are thursdays 2 pm to 5 pm, saturdays 10 am to noon.  Phone number is 641-892-4010. You must reside in the West Fork school district to be eligible.   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