Congratulations & Thanks!
CONGRATULATIONS to Lowell Van Wyk and the members of Deacon Class VII who were instituted in the Ministry of Lector on July 12 at Sacred Heart Church in Newton. Please keep them in your prayers as they begin their fourth year in formation.
CONGRATULATIONS to Joe Lickteig as he assumes his duties as Grand Knight for the Knights of Columbus. Thank you to Brian Huddle as he concludes his term and to all of our former Grand Knights.
Use your gifts and skills to change lives!
The Well Resource Center is excited to again partner with local churches and businesses to host the Getting Ahead and Connections programs and we need YOU! Join one of our teams to prepare food, pray, love and care for children, provide transportation or become an ally. This is a great opportunity to offer support to people who are interested in building skills and resources to write a better future story. Sessions begin in August so contact The Well Resource Center at 641-621-0164 or firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how to get involved.
Journey to Rome and Beyond
October 13-22, 2015
For brochures and inquiries call Fr. Bob McAleer at 563-940-1796 or Msgr. Frank Henricksen at 563-886-6285.
Newton Speedway Help Needed (REALLY!)
Speedway help is really needed for July 31 and August 1. Please come and help us for the last race of the season. We will be running a concession stand and it will be a busy time. Call Carol Laughlin at 780-3819 with questions or to volunteer.
At the request of Bishop Amos, the Office of Faith Formation is sponsoring a diocesan celebration for all couples who are celebrating fifty years of marriage this year. This is also for any couple that was unable to attend any prior celebrations. A Mass and informal reception will be held at St. Alphonsus Church in Mt. Pleasant on Sunday, October 11, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. If you were married in 1965 (plus any couples who were unable to attend previously) please contact Jon Miller at the church office, 628-3078, so this information can be forwarded to the diocese. Thank you.
Iowa Blood Center Blood Drive
Volunteers are needed for the Iowa Blood Center drive which St. Mary’s sponsors 4 times a year. Volunteers are responsible for distributing beverages and snacks to donors. The blood drive will be held at Peace Lutheran on July 27th and August 24th, from 1:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Please contact email@example.com if you are able to help for one or two hours, or if you have any questions. Thank you for considering this opportunity.
A Pilgrimage in the Footsteps of St. Paul.
GREECE & THE GREEK ISLES
11 DAYS: MARCH 15-25, 2016
Visiting: Athens, Corinth, Mykonos, Ephesus, Patmos, Heraklion, Crete, Santorini, Delphi, Lalambaka and Thessaloniki. Including a 3-day cruise to the Greek Isles & Turkey. Hosted by April Rouner, Regina Foundation Executive Director and Fr. Jeff Belger, Parochial Vicar St. Mary’s & Newman Center. $3,599 per person from Chicago. For additional information contact April Rouner at 319-354-5866 (daytime); 319-354-6010 (evening); or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Church Yard Care
With the warmer weather, it’s time to start thinking about mowing the church grounds. We’re once again in need of volunteers. A mower and some peaceful time in the seat are provided.
If you are interested, please contact Michael Langenfeld at email@example.com or 641-780-9658.
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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 Julie Tuel 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.
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!
Parishioner Registration Form – If you would like to register as a member of St. Mary’s Parish please print and complete this form.
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!
Sunday at 10:30am
Saturday at 5:00pm
Tuesday, Thursday & Friday Mass at 8:30am
Wednesday Mass at 12:15pm Reconciliation
Saturday 4:00pm until heard
Every Monday 5 :00 - 10:00pm
First Friday of the Month 9:00am - 12:00noon, ending with mid-day prayer and benediction.