Join us for Vacation Bible School July 24-27, 2017 for "Maker Fun Factory: Created by God, Built for a Purpose."
Children 4-11 years of age and their friends are invited to attend VBS for free. VBS will go from 5:30-8:30 p.m. July 24, 25 & 26, and there will be a family service night from 6:15-7:30 p.m. on July 27th.
For our VBS service project this year, we're teaming up with residents of Homestead Assisted Living to put together foot care kits for Sole Hope, an organization that works in Uganda to remove parasitic jiggers from children's feet and provide shoes and education to help prevent re-infection.
Donations for decorating and snack supplies, as well as supplies for the foot care kits and monetary donations to process and ship the kits are needed. A list of items for donation is on the bulletin board in the church hall. Please bring all donations to the church by July 16.
Vacation with a purpose at Catholics In Action Family Style July 13-16 in Pella!
CIA-Family Style offers families an opportunity to serve, learn, play and pray together. Everyone is welcome to participate - grandparents, parents, kids of all ages.
Dates: Thursday, July 13 - Arrive by 6:30 p.m. Sunday, July 16 - Program ends by 3 p.m. Location: St. Mary Catholic Church in Pella Who can attend: Any family and any age. Examples: mom, dad, children; single parent, children; grandparent(s) and grandchildren, etc. All are welcome! Cost: $50/person, or $220 maximum/family. Includes lodging, meals and all program materials.
Research on families shows that praying, serving, and talking together are three of the most important things families can do to thrive. CIA—Family Style incorporates all three with the additional benefit of getting support from other families. The program is designed to make family life better while improving the lives of others in the community.
Welcome Bishop Zinkula!
The ordination and installation of Bishop Thomas Robert Zinkula as the 9th Bishop of the Diocese of Davenport was held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 22 at St. John Vianney Church, 4097 18th St., Bettendorf.
Learn how to live your Marriage Sacrament as God intended! Attend a Worldwide Marriage Encounter event Oct. 27-29 in Cedar Falls.
For more information, dates and to register go to iowa-wwme.org or call (563) 608-3305.
We are in need of more liturgical ministers!
If you are interested in learning more about becoming an usher, lector, Eucharistic minister, gift bearers, greeters, sharing your vocal or musical talents, or volunteering in another way, please contact Nora at 641-828-7050 or firstname.lastname@example.org.