Fortnight for Freedom Event
The second Fortnight for Freedom will be from June 21 to July 4.Through prayer, study and peaceful public action during the Fortnight for Freedom, we hope to remind ourselves and others throughout the Diocese of Des Moines about the importance of preserving the fundamental right of religious freedom. Bishop Pates is hosting a mass, holy hour and reception, for life, marriage, and religious liberty at St. Ambrose Cathedral on Sunday, July 7. Mass will start at 10:30. Holy Hour will be at 11:45, followed by a reception at the Pastoral Center at 12:45.
Do you communicate by ASL or want to help other families learn to communicate by ASL with their deaf/hard of hearing children? Several families are organizing a group to help get to know the deaf community. They will meet at GiGi's Playhouse ( 10430 New York Avenue, Suite A Urbandale, Iowa 50322) on the following dates:
June 18, 5:30 p.m. -7:30 p.m. (Supper provided)
July 23, 5:30 p.m. -7:30 p.m. (Supper provided)
August 20 (Possible fieldtrip to the Iowa State Fair)
September 17, 5:30 p.m. -7:30 p.m. (Supper provided) **Other Dates to be determined**
Please contact the parish office if you have any questions or would like to join the group.
Hearts on Fire Young Adult Retreat: July 12-13 at Christ the King
“Hearts on Fire: Living Faith in Daily Life with Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola,” A Team of Young Jesuit Presenters, A Group of Young Adults, A Thousand Graces, One Heart. Dynamic presentations, methods of prayer in daily life, Friday evening Coffeehouse with live music! For young adults 18-39, single or married. Come Friday evening (go home overnight) and come back for Saturday. Learn more and register online at: www.apostleshipofprayer.org
Abundant Living Potluck Picnic
Come join Abundant Living, a social group with the mission of celebrating the gift of the Church’s teaching on Natural Family Planning, for a potluck picnic! This event is open to all families. The picnic will be at Raccoon River Park (2500 Grand Ave, WDM, IA Coneflower shelter) on July 25th, from 6-8 pm. The main course and drinks are provided, and families are encouraged to bring a side dish or dessert. In order to plan for food, please RSVP to Adam Storey at firstname.lastname@example.org or 515-237-5056 by July 19th.
The Family Promise of Greater Des Moines 7th Annual Garden Party
and Silent Auction Fundraiser
Paula and Pat Hart will host the garden party in their beautiful garden and wooded acreage at 32237 Deer Trail, Adel, Iowa from 6:30-9:30pm on June 21. The mission for Family Promise is to mobilize our community to help homeless families to achieve stable housing and income through compassionate care, hospitality and professional support. Join us for an evening in a beautiful garden with hors d’oeuvres, beverages and a silent auction. Tickets to the event cost $30.00 or $35.00 at the door. To purchase a ticket, and for further information:
contact Claudette McDonald at:515-979-6888
Catholic Scripture Study
Catholic Scripture Study is accepting registrations for their fall sessions. One of the studies will be on Angels and Demons which lasts 25 weeks. A 10 week study, “Entertaining Angels” is written by Mike Aquilina and a 15 week study, “Angels throughout the Ages,” is written by Dr. Richard Bulzacchelli, STD. Fr. Mitch Pacwa, SJ presents the video lectures that accompany the study. Classes are on Wednesday mornings from 9:30-11:00 at St. Augustin’s, with child care provided. For more infor, please contact Cindy Kodis at email@example.com, •251-3930. The cost of the study is $69.95. Scholarships are available.
Purity Retreat for Junior High Girls
The retreat starts at 6p.m. on June 21 and ends at 4p.m on June 22, for girls in 7-9 grades. It will be at St. Pius X Parish Hall. Registration fee is $30. Registration deadline is May 31. For more info, contact Kelly Larsen, RN at InnerVisions HealthCare 515-440-2273 • firstname.lastname@example.org
Iowans for LIFE Event
Iowans for LIFE fights to uphold the dignity of human life from conception to natural death. Some of the biggest assaults on life today take place at the end of life. Join us for the 2013 Iowans for LIFE Annual Benefit Dinner July 27 at the Airport Holiday Inn in DSM, when we welcome Bobby Schindler of the Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network. Register at http://iowansforlife.org
, or call 515. 255.4113.
On August 10th
during the 4 pm mass at St Ambrose’s Cathedral in Des Moines Bishop Pates will be honoring those couples in our diocese who have celebrated a milestone anniversary in the last year, with a cookie and juice reception to follow for these families. A certificate of blessing is available with registration for couples celebrating their 5th
, and 50 plus wedding anniversaries. Reserved seating will be available for these couples and their families. To register call Adam Storey at 515-237-5056 or email him at email@example.com
for a 2013 St. Catherine of Siena Foundation Grant Application. If you have any questions please contact Larry Strachota at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The new minister schedules are all updated online! CLICK HERE to view the schedules for 2013!
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