Emmaus House will host several opportunities this summer to find out more about St. Ignatius of Loyola and the Spiritual Exercises. You and some of your friends may want to join us for an informational session to be held on Thursday, August 20th at 6:00 p.m. These gatherings, which will be held at Emmaus House, 1521 Center Street, Des Moines, are free, open to the public and no RSVPs are required. Questions? Email us at email@example.com or call Cindy Shaw at Emmaus, 515-282-4839.
Grinnell Deanery MS/HS Swim Party
Grinnell Deanery MS/HS Swim Party will be on August 16 at the Newton Aquatic Center. Leave Pella at 3:30 and return by 8:00 p.m. There is no cost to the student. Call Carol Laughlin at 780-3819 to sign up before August 12th. Come hear and support Tim Stammeyer, a Sacred Heart Newton native, currently a member of the NET Ministries 2015/2016 team along with super snacks and swimming.
Children’s Liturgy of the Word
Children’s Liturgy of the Word will begin on October 4th during the 10:30 Mass. It is available for 4 year olds through those in first grade. Older children are asked to participate in the Mass. There is not a registration, children will be called forward and sent forth following the opening prayer. If you would like to help with Children’s Liturgy, please contact Carol Laughlin at 780-3819.
Religious Education Registration
Registration will be available on the weekends of August 22-23 and 28-29 following Masses. Classes are forming for Kindergarten through High School Seniors. Registration fees remain at $40 per year per child Kindergarten through sixth grade meet Wednesdays from 5:45—7:00 p.m. Middle School and High School meet on Sunday evening from 7:00-8:30 p.m. The complete schedule for the year will be available at registration.
5K Run/Walk for LIFE
Pathways of Pella will be hosting its annual 5K Run/Walk for LIFE on Saturday, September 12 at Pella Christian High School. Registration at 7:30 a.m. with race beginning at 8:00 a.m.
Cost is $25 before Aug. 30 (to guarantee a t-shirt please register prior to Aug. 15). $30 after Aug. 30 (no guarantee of shirt). Kids 12 & under walk/run free (no shirt, but may order them for $10 each prior to Aug. 15). Raise $150 and up in pledges and you and your family walk/run for free, 2 free t-shirts and eligible for prize drawings!
For more information, registration forms and pledge sheets go to: www.pathwayspella.org or call 641-628-4827. For even more fun wear your favorite Hawkeye or Cyclone colors….Let’s see if we can predict the winner for the big game that day.
Catholic Worker House
Here is your chance to be the hands of Jesus! Sign up to donate food , cook or deliver a meal to the hungry in Des Moines on August 8th. Check the kiosk for the sign-up sheet to see how you can make a difference. Questions? Call Donna Boots at 641-780-1671.
Fr. John’s Weekly Office Schedule
Monday: available for emergency contact or pre-scheduled meetings through the parish offices or rectory.
Tuesday: 8:30 – 11:00 a.m. Oskaloosa
Tuesday: 1:30 – 4:00 p.m. Pella
Wednesday: 8:30 – 11:00 a.m. Oskaloosa
Wednesday: 1:30 – 4:00 p.m. Pella
Thursday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Oskaloosa
Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Pella
Saturday/Sunday: available for pre-scheduled meetings and emergency contact at the rectory in Oskaloosa.
Please understand that this is a general schedule and is subject to change based on need.
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.
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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.