Next Saturday is the golf outing. You still have time to get your team in the golf outing. If you have a sign from past years you can still sponsor a hole. The response to the golf outing has been slow this year so I hope that you all come through this week.
OUR CHILDREN’S FAITH
One of the most inspiring experiences is to see the faith of children expressed in church. For those of you who were at the noon mass on Sunday, June 29, you had a wonderful experience of this. What was most impressive was that when I asked the question about the three most important signs of St. Peter in the church and they were able to name them. Luke Evers, Abby French and Nolan Peters were able to identify, name and explain each of the symbols. Luke is going into 3rd grade, Abby into fourth and Nolan is going to be in 8th grade. This is a wonderful tribute to the parents and the religious education that our children receive in our parish.
FOUR SIGNS OF A DYNAMIC CATHOLIC
We are coming to a close of our book study, “The Four Signs of a Dynamic Catholic.” I am very pleased with the number of people who participated in the book study. I am convinced that all need to keep growing in our faith and the one certain way to do this is to read and study about our faith. I can see the difference in our parish family when we en-ter into these studies. I will continue to look for re-sources that will help all of us to deepen our faith.
This is just a reminder that we have a prayer board in the front of the church. If you have a need or someone you wish to be prayed for please put a note on the board so that our parish community can pray for your intention.
Men’s Prayer Group
The men’s prayer group meets every first and third Thursday of the month. The meetings are from 7:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. in the rectory. These meetings are open to all men of the parish. These meetings always are insightful and wonderful way to grow in faith and meet some great men of faith.
Women’s Prayer Group
The women’s prayer group meets every Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. in the conference room. This is a wonderful opportunity to grow in your faith and to meet some great ladies of faith.
Saturday: 4 pm
Sunday: 8 am, 10 am, 12 noon
Weekday: Monday 8 am Communion Service @ St. Francis
Tuesday and Friday: 8 am Mass @ St. Peter
Wednesday and Thursday: 8 am Mass @ St. Francis
Holy Day & Vigil: 6 pm vigil, 8 am, 6 pm
Confessions: Saturday: 3:00 to 3:45 pm or by appointment
Pastor: Father Charles Kottas
Deacon: Rev. Mr. Dennis Kirlin
Deacon: Rev. Mr. Stephen Rallis
Parish Secretary / DRE: Dolores Kral
Bookkeeper / CYO Director: Jean Thomas
1 Bluff Street
Council Bluffs, IA 51503