MEMORIAL DAY MASS
This is a reminder that the Memorial Day Mass will be at St. Joseph’s Cemetery on Monday, May 30. Our Knights of Columbus is responsible for the mass this year. If there is rain the mass will be at St. Peter’s Church. I am hoping that this year that we do have the mass at the cemetery since it has been in churches the past couple of years because of the weather. Please make Memorial Day a special day that we remember all those who have served our country and kept us free. It is also a marvelous day to remember our loved ones who are with the Lord in heaven.
One of the great blessings of our parish is our choir directress, Debra Ramirez. She has been a wonder-ful blessing for our parish. Under her direction our choir has been a great joy for all of us. I don’t have the opportunity very often but I did have the oppor-tunity to attend her high school choir concert at St. Albert. It is amazing the beautiful choir music that I heard at the concert. I was very happy to see so many of our high school students in choir. It was a wonderful way to spend a Sunday afternoon. A special thank you Debra for the wonderful choir concert and for the wonderful choir that we have at St. Peter’s.
TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALL GAME
There are special moments of God’s grace that go far beyond expectations. Last week we celebrated the funeral liturgy of Herbert Youngman. Herb was a great fan of the Chicago Cubs and so at the end of his funeral we sang his favorite song, “Take Me Out to The Ball Game.” What was most unbelievable was that our organist Steve Beck made our organ sound like the organ at Wrigley Field. I wish all of you could have heard his place this song. I may ask him to do so in the future.
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