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  • Parish Council Elections April 26-27

    Twelve elected parishioners of our church serve on the Parish Council. Each year 4 elected members’ terms expire and an election is held in the spring to replace those individuals. Each elected person serves a 3 year term on the council. Any registered Catholic member 18 years of age or older is welcome to run for these positions. Nomination forms are available on the kiosk.
     
    Any questions may be directed to Jenny Anderson( rxwine [at] hughes [dot] net ), Ken Frommelt, Dan Wilcox, or Teresa VanZee.4
     
    Please prayerfully consider running for this important entity of St. Mary’s!!!
  • St. Mary Church 24 Hour Prayer Vigil

    Please join us! 

    St. Mary’s Annual 24-Hour Prayer Vigil is scheduled for Friday, March 7 – Saturday, March 8.  If you are looking to strengthen your commitment to prayer, the 24-Hour Prayer Vigil is a perfect opportunity to get involved. 

    Our journey begins on Friday with 8:30 a.m. Mass and ends with the 8:30 a.m. Mass on Saturday.  Breakfast will be served immediately following Saturday Mass. – All Are Welcome!  

    A special element of vigil is we will be praying for each family of our parish throughout the 24-hours. 

    Call to Action:  Prayer shifts are available in 30 minute increments for as long as you desire.  Signup sheets are located in the back of the church

    Mark 11:24 Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.

    Who:               St. Mary Church Family

    What:              Annual 24-Hour Prayer Vigil

    Where:           St. Mary Catholic Church

    When:             Friday, March 7 – Saturday, March 8. 

    • Begins With Friday 8:30 a.m. Mass & Concludes With Saturday 8:30 a.m. Mass
    • Church Breakfast Immediately Following Saturday Mass

    How:               Please sign up for a prayer time slot.

    • Signup Sheet Is Located At the Back of the Church.

    Questions:     Contact Dan Wilcox | wilcox50 [@] hotmail.com | Call Parish office for personal phone number

  • 6th Annual Spring into Auction!

    It is that time of year again!
     
    The auction is February 22 in Graham Center at Central College.  The doors will open at 5:30.
    Tickets go on sale after mass starting January 11th. 
    Donations will be accepted up to February 16. 
    Please contact Gina Singer at 641-780-7052 or Peggy Moriarity at 641-780-8777.
     
    Here is the link to the Charity Auction Organizer website:
  • Christmas and New Years Mass Schedule

    Christmas Masses – St. Mary’s Pella
    December 24th – 4:00PM
    December 24th – 11:ooPM
    December 25th – 10:30AM

    Christmas Masses – St. Mary’s Oskaloosa
    December 24th – 4:00PM
    December 24th – 9:ooPM
    December 25th – 8:00AM

    New Years Day Masses (Holy Day of Obligation)
    St. Mary’s Pella
    December 31st – 6:30PM
    January 1st – 10:30AM

    St. Mary’s Oskaloosa
    December 31st – 4:00PM
    January 1st – 8:00AM

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  • Homilies

    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 6:30pm
    Weekday Services
    Tuesday & Friday Mass at 8:30am
    Wednesday Mass at 12:15pm
    Thursday Communion Service at 8:30am
    Reconciliation
    Saturday 7:30pm 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 6:30pm

    Weekday Services
    Tuesday & Friday Mass at 8:30am
    Wednesday Mass at 12:15pm
    Thursday Communion Service at 8:30am

    Reconciliation
    Saturday 7:30pm 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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