The Advent materials are on the table in the front of the church. We have several sets of materials to make your Advent season as spiritual as possible.
LAST SUNDAY OF THE CHURCH YEAR
This Sunday is the feast of Christ the King. This is the last Sunday of the church year. Next Sunday will be the first Sunday of Advent. The advent vestment colors change from the green that we have been wearing to the blue that we will wear. The blue color is used to make the difference between Advent and Lent more profound. Advent is a time of spiritual growth and detachment from the material things of the world. I will wrote more about the Advent practices in next week’s bulletin.
CATHOLICS COME HOME
The Diocese of Des Moines is starting a program in the spring called Catholics Come Home. You may have seen some of the videos when the Arch Diocese of Omaha did this program. We took up a second collection for the program last weekend. One of the very disturbing things about the Catholic church is the number of members who have fallen away from the church. I am hoping that this program will help those who have been away from the church to accept and invitation to return to church.
MONTH OF NOVEMBER
This month is dedicated to remembering all of our loved ones who have died and gone to heaven. This month is a wonderful time for us to spend some extra time in prayer to remember our loved ones. We should never forget that even though our loved ones have gone to heaven they are still watching over us and will help us in time of need.
DAILY MASS SCHEDULE
This is a reminder that we will return to the regular schedule for daily masses. The daily mass schedule is as follows: Monday: Communion Service at the Worship Center. Tuesday and Friday daily mass at the church at 8:00 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday daily mass at the Worship Center at 8:00 a.m.
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