Today is Palm Sunday. One of the things that you will notice at the beginning of mass is that there is a gospel and then the regular readings for the Sunday. This day commemorates Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem. The thing to remember is that Jesus entered not as a military general but as a man of peace and justice. What you should do with your old palms is to bury them since they are blest. The new blest palms should be put in a prominent place in your home. One of the sacred traditions of our church is that in time of storms a palm is burned to protect the home from the storm.
HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE
The Holy Thursday mass of the Lord’s supper is at 7:00 p.m.
Good Friday has two services: Noon and 7:00 p.m.
This is the only time in the year when the mass is not celebrated.
The Holy Saturday evening service is at 6:00 p.m.
Easter Sunday: The masses are at 8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m. and Noon.
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