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  • 175 Cans of Crispy French Fried Onions

    The Pella Community Food Shelf will again be preparing Thanksgiving Turkey Boxes for those in need. These boxes include all the ingredients for a full Thanksgiving dinner. They plan to prepare 175 boxes. St. Mary’s has been asked to collect crispy French fried onions (for the top of a green bean casserole). They would like us to provide 175 regular size cans and have them collected by November 17. A box will be placed in the back of the Gathering Space for your donations. Thank you for your support of this project.


  • Pancakes!

    The Knights of Columbus will hold a pancake breakfast after Mass on Sunday, November 16th. All proceeds will go to help the NCYC kids attend their conference


  • Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

    We are in need of more Eucharistic Ministers for bringing Communion to the Homebound of St Mary’s. Please pray and consider helping us in this meaningful ministry. Commitment every 5-8 weeks after Sunday mass. Contact Sue Larvick at 641-780-3236 for more information.


  • Angel Tree

    The Angel Tree will be making its appearance at the end of November. If you are a family in need or if you know of a family in need, please contact Patrice Langenfeld (dplkids@iowatelecom.net) or Fr. Jeff to be included in the Angel Tree program.


  • NCYC 2015!! (National Catholic Youth Conference)

    It is time to start thinking about November, 2015 and the next NCYC. The first organizational meeting will be Monday, November 10 beginning at 7:00 p.m. Parents and students are asked to be in attendance to learn what it is and get information to begin the registration process. All students who will be in high school during the 2015-2016 school year are eligible to attend. The dates are November 19-22, 2015. Initial deposit is due before Christmas break.


  • Knights Coloring Contest

    The Knights of Columbus of St. Mary’s-Pella is holding a “Keep Christ in Christmas” poster contest for boys and girls ages 5-14. Entry forms with contest rules can be picked up in the church office.

    Posters are due by Sunday, November 23 and should be turned into the church office. Winners will be announced at the beginning of Advent. For more information contact Alan Dole at 628-4686 or apdole@iowatelecom.net.


  • Bible Study Groups

    Study of the Gospel of Matthew is being offered at the following times:

    Sunday 9:00 a.m.
    Monday 7:00 p.m.
    Wednesday 6:00 p.m.
    Friday 9:00 a.m.


  • Planning Ahead

    There are three upcoming events worth marking on your calendars:

    1. LADIES: Advent By Candlelight – Tuesday, December 9, 2014. Guest speakers – Julie Nelson and Chris Magruder – hosts of Catholic Women Now Radio Show.

    2. EVERYONE: Spring Into Auction – February 28, 2015 – at Central College.

    3. MEN: Faith for the Journey – Iowa Catholic Men’s Conference – March 7, 2015. Featured speaker Patrick Madrid.


  • Annual Diocesan Appeal 2014

    Church Family:

    Please prayerfully consider your pledge to the Annual Diocesan Appeal. If you did not get a direct mailing from the Diocese, there are envelopes in the pews and the back of church. Our parish goal is $51,542.

    As your pastor, I would like to see all parishioners participate in this annual effort.

    Thank you –
    Father Jeff


  • BINGO

    BINGO will be starting again on Thursday, September 4th at 6:30 p.m. in the old church. Donations are still being accepted. Please see information posted near the doors going into the multi-purpose room.


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  • Homilies

    September 6, 2014
    August 31, 2014
    August 30, 2014
    August 24, 2014
    August 23, 2014
    August 17, 2014
    August 03, 2014

    July 27, 2014
    July 19, 2014
    July 6, 2014

    June 21, 2014
    June 8, 2014
    May 31, 2014
    May 24, 2014
    May 18, 2014
    May 11, 2014
    April 12, 2014
    April 5, 2014
    March 29, 2014

     Third Sunday of Lent
    Saturday Anticipatory Mass for the Third Sunday of Lent

    Second Sunday of Lent

    First Sunday of Lent

    Ash Wednesday

    Seventh Sunday of Ordinary Time

    Sixth Sunday of Ordinary Time

    Fifth Sunday of Ordinary Time

    Presentation of the Lord

    Third Sunday of Ordinary Time

    Second Sunday of Ordinary Time

    Baptism of the Lord

    Epiphany

    Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God

    Feast of the Holy Family

    Christmas Eve

    Fourth Sunday of Advent

    Third Sunday of Advent

    Feast of the Immaculate Conception

    Second Sunday of Advent

    First Sunday of Advent

    Thirty-Third Sunday of Ordinary Time

    Thirty-Second Sunday of Ordinary Time

    Thirty-First Sunday of Ordinary Time

    Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

    Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

    Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

    Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

    Twenty-Fifth Sunday of Ordinary Time

    Twenty-Fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time

    Twenty-Third Sunday of Ordinary Time

    Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

    Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time

    Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

    The Assumption

    Nineteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time

    Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

    Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

    Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

    Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

    Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

    Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

    Twelfth Sunday of Ordinary Time

    Eleventh Sunday of Ordinary Time

    Tenth Sunday of Ordinary Time

    Corpus Christi

    Trinity Sunday

    Pentecost Sunday

    Fourth Sunday of Easter

    Saturday of the Third week of Easter

    Second Sunday of Easter – The Solemnity of the Annunciation

    Easter Sunday

    Easter Vigil

    Good Friday

    Palm Sunday

    Fifth Sunday of Lent

    Third Sunday of Lent

    Second Sunday of Lent

    First Sunday of Lent

    Ash Wednesday

    Fifth Sunday of Ordinary Time

    Fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time

    Third Sunday of Ordinary Time

    Second Sunday of Ordinary Time

    Baptism of the Lord

    Feast of the Epiphany: Remembering Who We Are and To Whom We Belong

    Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God

    Feast of the Holy Family

    Christmas Eve Childrens Mass

    Fourth Sunday of Advent

    Second Sunday of Advent

    Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception

    Solemnity of Christ the King

    32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Sunday)

    32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Saturday)

    All Saints Day Mass: The Communion of Saints; Our Brothers and Sisters in Christ

    30th Sunday Cycle B: Master I Want To See

    30th Sunday, Cycle B (Saturday): Jesus, Son of David Have Pity On Me

    26th Sunday, Cycle B: Our most authentic identity… Christ

    25th Sunday, Cycle B: Righteous Decisions vs The Devil mad me do it

    24th Sunday, Cycle B: Then Get Busy!

    23rd Sunday, Cycle B: All in the Family

    22nd Sunday, Cycle B: Living lives beyond (not contrary to) rules.

    21st Sunday, Cycle B: Bread of Life

    20th Sunday, Cycle B: Do you believe in the Real Presence? Are you truly Present?

    19th Sunday, Cycle B: Can we accept this or is it too much?

    18th Sunday, Cycle B: Not Wonder Bread But Christ Himself

    17th Sunday, Cycle B: Deacon Jake: Desire

    16th Sunday, Cycle B: The One Who Made the Promise is TRUSTWORTHY

    15th Sunday, CycleB: Deacon Don Efinger, Take One for the Team

  • Welcome!

    Welcome to St. Mary Church! We look forward to getting to know you!  Please use the following information and links to learn more about our parish. 

    If you have any questions please contact Lynn Bishara from the Welcoming Ministry, and she will help ensure that you have your questions answered and facilitate introducing you to the rest of our faith family.

    Lynn Bishara
    E-mail:  lynn_mcaleece [at] hotmail.com.
    Home Phone:  (904) 322-7799,
    Mobile Phone:  (904) 710-5107

    • Parish Staff and Contact Information – Click here to view photos and contact information for our Parish Staff.  There is also a contact form that can be used to submit questions.

    • Directions and Map - Located north of Walmart this map will help you easily find us!  We look forward to meeting you!

    The form can then be mailed to:
    St. Mary’s Church
    Attn: Parishioner Registration
    PO BOX 114
    Pella, IA 50219

    Alternately, the form can also be dropped off at the office.

    • Stewardship Commitment Forms – These forms let us know about your interests and desire to be involved in various parish ministries.  They can be submitted at any time.

    • Central College Catholics (C3) - C3 is our college outreach ministry. Click the above link for contact information to get involved!

    Mass Schedule
    Weekend Services
    Sunday at 10:030am
    Saturday at 5:00pm
    Weekday Services
    Tuesday, Thursday & Friday Mass at 8:30am
    Wednesday Mass at 12:15pm
    Reconciliation
    Saturday 4:00pm until heard
    Eucharistic Adoration
    Every Monday 5 :00 – 10:00pm
    First Friday of the Month 9:00am – 12:00 noon, ending with mid-day prayer and benediction.

    Directions and Map

  • Mass Times
    Weekend Services
    Sunday at 10:30am
    Saturday at 5:00pm

    Weekday Services
    Tuesday, Thursday & Friday Mass at 8:30am
    Wednesday Mass at 12:15pm
    Reconciliation
    Saturday 4:00pm until heard
    Eucharistic Adoration
    Every Monday 5 :00 - 10:00pm
    First Friday of the Month 9:00am - 12:00noon, ending with mid-day prayer and benediction.

    Directions and Map
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    Directions

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