Fridays during Lent this year, join us for Stations of the Cross, Mass & Knights of Columbus' Fish Fry. 5 p.m. Stations of the Cross 5:15 p.m. Mass 5:45 p.m. Knights of Columbus' Fish Fry
Dinners will include:
fried cod, baked cod, or shrimp
baked potato or potato wedges
Adults $10, Children $5. Carryout dinners available.
ADULT LENTEN LEARN OPPORTUNITY Symbolon is a video series that explores the basic beliefs of our Catholic faith.
This year we'll watch part 2, which focuses on living the faith through the sacraments, Catholic morality, and Catholic social teaching.
How can you participate? Watch and discuss the videos with other parishioners in the church hall. Each week focuses on a different topic, so come to whichever session works best for you! No registration is needed.
Thursdays, 7-8:30 p.m., February 8-April 19 (no session Holy Thursday, March 29)
Sundays, 9-10:15 a.m., February 11-April 22 (no session Palm Sunday, March 25 or Easter, April 1)
WHAT IS CRS RICE BOWL? CRS Rice Bowl is Catholic Relief Services’ Lenten program for families and Catholic communities in the United States who want to put their faith into action. Through CRS Rice Bowl, participants are invited to hear stories about their brothers and sisters in need around the world, and devote their Lenten prayers, fasting and alms to change the lives of those who suffer in poverty.
HOW IS THE MONEY USED? Lenten alms go to alleviate hunger and poverty in communities overseas and in the U.S.: 25% of gifts remain in our diocese where they are given to hunger and poverty alleviation efforts in our communities. 75% of gifts support CRS’ humanitarian programs around the world, including in the countries featured in the Lenten calendar. Some examples include:
Please bring your CRS Rice Bowl donations to Mass each week for the second collection. If you missed the Rice Bowl distribution, pick up one at the office Mon.-Fri. or in the church lobby after Mass.
The Catholic Messenger subscription is due. The cost is $29. Your contribution envelopes should have an envelope labeled "Catholic Messenger." If you do not have this, place your check for $29 in an envelope with "Catholic Messenger" written on the front and place it in the collection basket during Mass.
If you do not receive the Messenger and want to, write your name and address on an envelope with your payment and we will enter your subscription. If you have any questions, please call the church office at 641-828-7050.
A Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend has something in it for every married couple, whether you've been married one year or 50 years. Sign up today to attend one of the upcoming Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekends:
Habitat for Humanity of Marion County is accepting applications for their Critical Home Repair program. If you or someone you know own your home and can’t afford a needed repair, you may qualify for the Critical Home Repair program. What does Habitat for Humanity do? As an ecumenical Christian organization, we work toward eliminating substandard housing and empowering families in the Marion County area and around the world. What is critical housing repair? Critical housing repair is defined as extensive interior or exterior work performed to alleviate critical health, life, and safety issues or code violations. This may include a change to or repair of materials; a reconfiguration of space; a modification for accessibility; or installation or extension of plumbing, mechanical or electrical systems on an existing structure. Critical housing repair helps homeowners who are affected by age, disability, or family circumstances and struggle to maintain the integrity of their homes. To inquire please contact the Habitat for Humanity of Marion County office at (641) 828-8844.
We are going to a new system for contribution envelopes. They will be direct mailed to your home address bi-monthly. There will no longer be boxed sets to pick up at the end of the year.
The envelopes should arrive in the mail the end of December or beginning of January. If you do not receive a set, please let the office know, and we will get you on the next mailing cycle.
If I did miss you, please place your donation in an envelope with your name on it so we can post your donation to the correct account and let me know you want to receive contribution envelopes. I ask for your patience through this transition as it is new to all of us. Blessings, Nora Vickerman
Altar & Rosary Society is collecting annual dues of $10 per member.
Make checks payable to: Altar & Rosary Society.
Checks can be placed in an envelope labeled "Altar & Rosary" and placed in offering basket at Mass; dropped off at church office, or in drop boxes at entrance to church or church office; mailed to church office; or brought to next Altar & Rosary meeting.