St. Mary's - Danbury, IA.
St. Mary's - Mapleton, IA.
Sacred Heart - Ida Grove, IA.

Observances of the Week
Monday (05-29)
Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church
Memorial Day
Tuesday (05-30)
World Day of Prayer for Vocations
Wednesday (05-31)
The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Thursday (06-01)
St. Justin, Martyr
Friday (06-02)
Sts. Marcellinus and Peter, Martyrs
Saturday (06-03)
St. Charles Lwanga and Companions, Martyrs
Sunday (06-04)
The Most Holy Trinity
Monday (06-05)
St. Boniface, Bishop and Martyr
Tuesday (06-06)
St. Norbert, Bishop
Wednesday (06-07)
Thursday (06-08)
Friday (06-09)
St. Ephrem, Deacon and Doctor of the Church
Saturday (06-10)
Sunday (06-11)
The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

Readings for the Week
Monday (05-29)
Gn 3:9-15, 20 or Acts 1:12-14
Ps 87:1-2, 3 and5, 6-7
Jn 19:25-34
Tuesday (05-30)
Sir 35:1-12
Ps 50:5-6, 7-8, 14 and 23
Mk 10:28-31
Wednesday (05-31)
Zep 3:14-18a or Rom 12:9-16
Is 12:2-3,4bcd, 5-6
Lk 1:39-56
Thursday (06-01)
Sir 42:15-25
Ps 33:2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9
Mk 10:46-52
Friday (06-02)
Sir 44:1, 9-13
Ps 96:10, 11-12, 13
Mk 11:11-26
Saturday (06-03)
Sir 51:12cd-20
Ps 19:8, 9, 10, 11
Mk 11:27-33
Sunday (06-04)
Ex 34:4b-6, 8-9
Dn 3:52, 53, 54, 55, 56 (52b)
2Cor 13:11-13
Jn 3:16-18
Monday (06-05)
Tb 1:3; 2:1b-8
Ps 112:1b-2, 3b-4, 5-6
Mk 12:1-12
Tuesday (06-06)
Tb 2:9-14
Ps 112:1-2, 7-8, 9
Mk 12:13-17
Wednesday (06-07)
Tb 3:1-11a, 16-17a
Ps 25:2-3, 4-5ab, 6 and 7bc, 8-9
Mk 12:18-27
Thursday (06-08)
Tb 6:10-11; 7:1bcde, 9-17; 8:4-9a
Ps 128:1-2, 3, 4-5
Mk 12:28-34
Friday (06-09)
Tb 11:5-17
Ps 146:1b-2, 6c-7, 8-9a, 9bc-10
Mk 12:35-37
Saturday (06-10)
Tb 12:1, 5-15, 20
Tb 13:2, 6efgh, 7, 8
Mk 12:38-44
Sunday (06-11)
Dt 8:2-3, 14b-16a
Ps 147:12-13, 14-15, 19-20 (12)
1 Cor 10:16-17
Jn 6:51-58

Msgr. Kenneth Seifried is celebrating 60 years as a priest on June 1st.
A card shower is being held in his honor.

Send cards to:
Msgr. Kenneth Seifried
513 Mueller Street
Holstein Iowa, 51025-5104

We, the parishioners of St. Therese of Lisieux Parishes, welcome you to join our parish community.  On this website you will find information about our parish, including Mass Times, how to contact the Parish Office, information about faith formation programs and more.
Priestly Anniversaries
Our parish cluster family is blessed with 3 amazing priests who have a combined total of 126 years of priesthood.
† Father Bill McCarthy celebrated his 20th year of priesthood on June 1st.
† Father Richard Ball celebrated his 46th year of priesthood on May 28.
† Msgr Ken Seifried celebrated his 60th year of priesthood on June 1st.
Congratulations to all of you, and thank you for your service to our parish family. You are all appreciated.
Ignited By The Spirit
There are a couple of special things going on.
On Saturday morning June 3rd Bishop NIckless ordained Deacon Peter Pham to the priesthood at the Cathedral of the Epiphany in Sioux City. Fr. Peter Pham has been assigned to the John Paul II Parish in Carroll.
Also, Vocations Director Fr. Travis Crotty has announced two new seminarians for the Diocese of Sioux City will begin formation for the priesthood this August: Matthew Staley formerly from Charter Oak who is a graduate of Iowa State and most recently worked for a Kansas City Engineering Company is beginning formation. The second seminarian is Brian Schmit from the Hospers area. Brian has finished one year at Iowa State University. These two young men begin the discernment process of identifying their deepest desires to serve God using their gifts and talents to build the Catholic Church. Let’s make part of our daily prayer to include praying for our seminarians that they may be protected from all evil and receive the nourishing grace that keeps them spiritually on fire to serve as a Catholic priest.
I can remember back to my own formation and how the prayers of so many people allowed me to be ordained twenty years ago.
The second item I would like to talk about is the return of the Precious Blood at Holy Communion. We are going to incorporate the changes that the Office of Worship has requested at Mass. At each Mass we will have two chalices of Precious Blood a couple of steps to the side of the center isle where the Consecrated Hosts will be distributed. At the conclusion of Holy Communion the Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion are asked to consume any extra Precious Blood in the chalice before the priest purifies the chalice at the altar.
Also, if you are going to take Holy Communion to some one who cannot make it to Mass in a pyx, please wait until the end of the communion line. The priest will fill the pyx, and you are immediately dismissed to take Holy Communion to the person or persons not able to make it to Mass.
We will soon have renewal training sessions. If you are thinking about become an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion, please talk to Fr. McCarthy.
God Bless!
Fr. McCarthy.
Sacred Heart - Ida Grove
June Ministry Schedule is Here!
The June Ministry schedule is ready for pick up in the entrance of the church.
Thank you for your volunteerism.
Donate to Mary’s Choice
A crib has been placed in the back of the church for new or gently used baby items for Mary's Choice. The need is great! Thank you for your kindness.
Give to the Community Basket
A new basket has been placed at the back of Sacred Heart for parishioners to place food items for the Community Basket. Please place non-perishable food items with good expiration dates in the basket for us to donate to them.
If you have any questions on what can or cannot be donated please contact Jack or Ruby Rupp at 712-364-2958. Thank you.
St. Mary's - Danbury
Mass Time Change
Friday Masses will be at 8:00 during the summer.
Baby Bottles are Back!
The Knights will be handing out baby bottles after Mass with the proceeds going to Mary’s Choice. Please return the bottles to church when they are full or before July 4th. Thank you.
Mmmmm, Omelettes
The Knights of Columbus will be holding an omelette breakfast this Sunday, June 4th from 8:00 until noon at the Mapleton Community Center. Enjoy the meal for a free will donation.
Mass Intentions
We are a little low on intentions for the summertime. If you would like a Mass Intention said in memory of a deceased, please place your intention along with $10.00 in an envelope and place in the collection basket or drop off at the parish office.
Thank you!
St. Mary's - Mapleton
Baby Bottles are Back!
The Knights will be handing out baby bottles after Mass with the proceeds going to Mary’s Choice. Please return the bottles to church when they are full or before July 4th. Thank you.
Mmmmm, Omelettes
The Knights of Columbus will be holding an omelette breakfast this Sunday, June 4th from 8:00 until noon at the Mapleton Community Center. Enjoy the meal for a free will donation.
Danbury Catholic School
Save The Date
Danbury Catholic School 31st Anniversary Annual BBQ/Auction, Sunday, August 27th.
Danbury Catholic School Annual BBQ/Auction is scheduled for Sunday, August 27, 2023. We are raffling off a 2023 Kawasaki TERYX4 SLE or $10,000.00 Cash (winner pays taxes) 10 - 2nd Place Prizes $100.00 Each. Tickets are $75.00 each or (3) for $200.00. Tickets are being mailed to St. Mary's Parish Danbury parishioners and to the Danbury Catholic School parents. We kindly ask you to sell or purchase the tickets.
Thank you in advance.
Miscellaneous Information
How to Give When you Can’t Get to Church
Can’t make it to Mass? Please to continue to support your parish by mailing your contributions:
St. Mary’s Catholic Church
604 Peach St
Danbury, IA 51019
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
PO Box 203
Ida Grove, IA 51445
St. Mary’s Catholic Church
703 Heisler St.
Mapleton, IA 51034
Diocesan Rosary Congress is coming to St. Therese of Lisieux Parishes
Save the Date - October 1-7.
7 Days and Nights of Perpetual Adoration and Hourly Rosary
The Rosary Congresses are held in response to Our Lady of Fatima’s call to conversion, consecration and prayer and are offered in a spirit of reparation, for life, peace, and the deep healing of our Church! Hosted in dozens of parishes throughout the US.
The Holy Hour is not a devotion; it is a sharing in the work of redemption.
- Venerable Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen
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Baptism Preparation
Please call Father Bill to make an appointment to do Baptismal preparation and to set a date.
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Anytime by appointment in any of the three parishes.
Danbury & Mapleton: Thirty (30) minutes prior to weekend Masses.
Ida Grove: Tuesday and Thursday before and after daily Mass.
Anointing of the Sick
If you or a family member is sick, facing surgery, or in the hospital, please contact Fr. McCarthy or Deacon Stover immediately for visits and to be anointed with the Sacrament by Fr. McCarthy. Also, when one leaves the hospital, please notify Father or Deacon; this assists us to continue our care for the sick.
Marriage Preparation
Planning a wedding? Contact Fr. William McCarthy a minimum of nine months prior to the wedding date to ensure all diocesan requirements are completed.
Bulletin Announcements
Due by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesdays. Send info to or call Lynn at 712‑893‑2160.
New Parishioners and Change of Address
We welcome you into God’s family! If you are interested in learning more about our church, or would like to join, please contact the rectory of your city of residence to register as a new member or if you have change of address or telephone number.
Prayer Tree
To have a name added to this unpublished list/tree, please contact the following:
Danbury - Pat Brouillette at 880‑0519
Ida Grove - Sherry Hittle at 371‑2070
Mapleton - Pat Sullivan at 881‑2420 or Marilyn Seuntjens at 253‑0603