Thanksgiving Mass Schedule
St. Catherine's will have a Thanksgiving Mass on Wednesday, November 26 at 5:30pm. There will be no daily mass on Thursday, November 27 or Friday, November 28. The parish office will also be closed Nov 27-28.
Fine Arts Concert
On Monday, December 8 the Urbandal High School Choir will be performing a concert at St. Catherine’s at 6:30. Please join us for this lovely event.
Drake Madrigal Dinners
There’s no better way to begin the holiday season than to attend Drake’s Christmas Madrigal Dinners on Sat, Dec 6, 7:00 p.m.& Sun, Dec 7, 5:00 p.m. in the Olmsted Center. You’ll be regaled by strolling minstrels, jugglers, dancers, and even a wench or two! The dinners will include the traditional boar’s head, wassail bowl & flaming figgy pudding processionals. Tickets are $50 per person. Tickets are available through Dec 1 online@ www.drake.edu/madrigaldinners/ or at the Drake Fine Arts Box Office, 271-3841. For more info, call 271-2841 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Annual Christmas Songfest
Event will be held on Dec 14, from 2-5 p.m. at the Fishers’, West Grand Towers, Unit 303, 3663 Grand Avenue. Everyone is welcome. This is a great opportunity for students to get acquainted with family members and to make local contacts. We are not a professional group; you need not be able to sing or play an instrument. If students want transportation, they should call the Fishers ahead so we can make arrangements. Flyers available on the table in the gathering area contain parking suggestions. Call Rita or Tom Fisher (255-7343) or Paula Hermann (229-2812) with any questions.
St. Catherine’s Parish Directory
The resident parishioner directories are in and ready to be picked up. Every family is welcome to pick up a copy. They are on the table outside the parish office. If you aren’t in this year’s directory and would like to be in the next one, please contact the parish office at 515-271-4747.
Charitable Fund Holiday Fair
Enjoy a bite at our new restaurant while you find holiday gifts from over 25 vendors including jewelry, religious gifts, cosmetics, quilts, knitwear, crafts and much more.
Where: Fresh at St. Gregory, 6151 Thornton Avenue, Suite 100, Des Moines
When: Thursday, November 20, 11a.m. - 6 p.m. and Friday, November 21, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Why: Your purchases will bring help and hope to men and women struggling to overcome addictions.
Proceeds benefit St. Gregory
Catholic Womens League Christmas Luncheon & Birthright Shower
Saturday December 13 at Willow Creek Golf Club
Social hour 11:00 am lunch at 12:00 pm
Reservation $20.00 per person to
Kathy Griffin at 243-3667
All are welcome, bring a friend
Need not be a member
Want to grow closer in your marriage? Then join St. Mary of Nazareth for a three part series entitled
Three Become One: Growing in unity through prayer!
In this series Dr. Matt Halbach and Adam Storey will help couples see the importance of prayer in their marriage and find simple and accessible ways to grow in prayer as a couple. The series will be held on Jan 15
from 6:30-8 p.m. at St Mary of Nazareth, with a date night the week of Jan 18-24
. The cost is $20 per couple a
nd scholarships are available. Snacks and childcare will be provided at no cost. To register contact Bridget Brass at
or at 515-276-7589. Whether your prayer life is thriving or whether you’ve never prayed together in your marriage, this workshop is for you!
Saint Jude Hospice
The Saint Jude Hospice has started a new program called Positive Memorable Customer Experience (P.M.C.E.) in an effort to increase the quality of care provided by Saint Jude’s by doing “small things with great love” We encourage you to explore Saint Jude’s and the P.M.C.E program when choosing hospice care for you loved ones.