ASH WEDNESDAY SCHEDULE
Lent begins this Tuesday evening with the mass at 6:00 p.m.
The Ash Wednesday mass schedule is as follows:
Tuesday, March 4, mass at 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, March 5, masses at 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
STATIONS OF THE CROSS
Lent begins this Tuesday evening with the mass at 6:00 p.m. The stations of the cross and benediction will be held every Friday at 5:30 p.m. Please note the time change.
TLent begins this Tuesday evening with the mass at 6:00 p.m. The following are the Lenten materials: I urge you to take advantage of having these Lenten materials in your home. There is an prayer attachment for your key chain. I urge you to pray this prayer every time that you use your keys. There is an Easter prayer that I encourage you to put on your bathroom mirror so that you can pray this prayer each day. There is a Lenten booklet for children in kindergarten through sixth grade. This book gives the child an activity to do each day. There is also a book for students from the 7th grade through high school. This book gives the student the opportunity to be more in touch with the spiritual aspects of their lives. Finally, there is an adult book that gives everyone the opportunity to read an inspirational thought each day. I urge all adults to read this book everyday as it will give a spiritual look into your life each day.
The Knights of Columbus shrimp boils are scheduled for Friday, March 14 and Friday, March 28. The shrimp boils will be served from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. All tickets to the shrimp boils will be sold in advance. No tickets will be sold at the door. A Knight of Columbus will be available after mass selling tickets.
The Ash Wednesday mass schedule is as follows: Tuesday, March 4 at 6:00 p.m., and Wednesday, March 5 at 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
FINANCE MID-YEAR THOUGHTS
OWe are at the midyear of our financial year. Our income is running ahead of our budget. The concern that I have is that most every category in our budget is running behind the projected budget. The most important area of the budget is tithing. Our tithing is running three percent below the projected budget. One of the things that has affected our budget is the cold weather. The attendance at masses has been down because of the weather. What I am asking is that if you do miss mass because of the weather please keep your tithing current. We have never missed our budget in all my years here and I hope we will not miss our budget this year. Thank you for being so generous to our parish.
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