The mass for Thanksgiving will be at 8:00 a.m. in the church. This is one of the best ways to begin your Thanksgiving day. We have so much to be thankful for and the celebration of the Eucharist is the greatest way to thank the Lord for the blessing that God gives to all of us.
Our bible study is one of the most enjoyable times in my week. It is interesting to see what happened to the Jewish people centuries ago is still happening today. We did have a lengthy discussion on how the Israelites baked bread and how that tradition continues today. I didn’t know what friendship bread was until bible study. If you have not been to able to attend bible study please come. Each week we study a different topic. In the coming weeks we will study the common practices of faith in the Jewish faith. I know that bible study must be excellent because a 5th grade student attended and entered into the discussion. What a joy it is to share the word of God.
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