One of the great ways to have a spiritual Lent is to attend the Tuesday mass, stations and soup suppers at 5:45 p.m. and the Friday stations and Benediction at 5:30 pm. Attending daily mass is another wonderful opportunity to grow in the Lord’s grace during the Lenten season.
The Annual Diocesan Appeal is much earlier this year than last year. We will begin Diocesan Appeal on the weekend of March 14 & 15. I do not know what our goal will be for this year but I think that we will have a reduction in goal. I know that with Diocesan Appeal so much earlier that we will not meet last year’s Diocesan Appeal goal. I will talk more about this in church. I know that with the appeal two months earlier that it will be a great financial challenge for all of us.
This is just a reminder that all of the daily masses will be in the church until the Lenten season is over. Daily mass is a wonderful opportunity to grow in our faith and encourage everyone to make the effort to attend daily once during the week.
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