ST. PETER’S CATHOLIC CHURCH
1 BLUFF STREET
COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA 51503
Father Chuck’s Thought For the Day.
May 17, 2021.
Sometimes there are amusing things that happen in the scriptures. This past Friday was the feast of Saint Matthias. He was the disciple chosen to replace Judas. The other Apostles prayed for guidance but the final way that they chose was to roll the dice and see which disciple had the winning number. I find this very amusing. My thought of the day is that in our life Jesus choses us to be his disciples and to bring his presence to the world. We are not chosen by chance but by the love of Jesus Christ.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH BISHOP JOENSEN:
DAILY MASS BEGINS JUNE 9, 2020.
THE DAILY MASS SCHEDULE IS AS FOLLOWS:
TUESDAY 5:30 PM
WEDNESDAY 8:00 AM
THURSDAY 5:30 PM
FRIDAY 8:00 AM
WEEKEND MASSES BEGIN JUNE 20, 2020
THE WEEKEND MASS SCHEDULE IS AS FOLLOWS:
SATURDAY 4:00 PM
SUNDAY 8:00 AM, 10:00 AM, NOON
PLEASE FOLLOW THE LISTED RULES:
- IF YOU FEEL SICK OR HAVE A FEVER YOU MUST STAY HOME
- NO ONE WILL BE ALLOWED IN CHURCH UNTIL 15 MINUTES BEFORE MASS STARTS
- YOU MUST LEAVE THE CHURCH IMMEDIATELY AFTER MASS ENDS
- PLEASE BRING A MASK AND WEAR IT.
- THERE IS HAND SANITIZER IN THE BACK AND FRONT OF CHURCH. PLEASE USE IT.
- PLEASE DO NOT VISIT WITH OTHERS
- COMMUNION WILL BE DISTRIBUTED IN THE HAND ONLY
- NO HOLY WATER
- NO BOOKS
- THERE WILL BE A COLLECTION BASKET AT THE CHURCH ENTRANCES, PLEASE PUT YOUR GIFTS IN THERE
- PLEASE DO NOT MOVE AROUND IN CHURCH. DON’T GO TO THE SANCTUARY, RECONCILIATION ROOM, OR MOVE AROUND TO OTHER PEWS
THE CHURCH WILL BE SANITIZED AFTER EACH MASS WITH UV LIGHTS. THESE LIGHTS WILL BE TURNED ON AFTER EACH MASS. ONCE THEY ARE TURNED ON, NO ONE CAN ENTER THE CHURCH. THESE LIGHTS ARE EXTREMELY DANGEROUS TO HUMAN SKIN AND EYES. WE WILL POST NOTES ON THE DOORS WHENT HE LIGHTS ARE IN USE. PLEASE DO NOT ENTER THE CHURCH WHEN THESE SIGNS ARE POSTED.
WE REALIZE THAT THIS IS DIFFERENT THAN WE’VE EVER HAD MASS BEFORE, BUT WE ARE MAKING PROGRESS IN RETURNING TO OUR NORMAL WAYS, JUST IN SMALL STEPS AT A TIME. THE MAIN THING WE MUST ALL REMEMBER IS THAT WE NEED TO BE CONSIDERATE OF OTHERS. THIS VIRUS IS A HORRIBLE PLAGUE AND WE WANT TO BE ASSURED THAT WE WILL BE ABLE TO WORSHIP SAFELY.
Don’t forget to visit St. Peter’s Catholic Church Facebook page for more information & messages, too.
Pastor: Father Charles Kottas
Deacon: Rev. Mr. Stephen Rallis
Deacon Rev Mr Pat Snook
DRE: Sarah and Jaime Juarez
Officer Manager/CYO Director: Jean Thomas
Maintenance: Robert Beck
LOCATED BEHIND THE CHURCH
1 Bluff Street
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
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