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  • Children’s Liturgy of the Word

    Beginning October 5th at 10:30 Mass. Children who are 4 years old through those in First Grade are invited to participate. They will be called forward to receive a blessing and leave with their teacher prior to the first reading and return at offertory.


  • 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


  • Bible Study Signup

    You are invited to deepen your relationship with Jesus! Bible study groups are forming now to study the Gospel of Matthew. These groups will meet once a week for an hour for the seven weeks from October 5 to November 23. Click on the HERE to sign up.


  • 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.


  • SOUP FOR SIX

    Get to know your church family.

    Fun, informal fellowship. Groups will form soon.

    Format: six adults (single or married) meeting once/month for 3 months. (Children are optional based on the group decision) One adult provides soup, one adult provides salad and one adult provides dessert – simple!!! Meeting location/dates/times determined by the group.

    Every 3 months, new groups will be formed.

    Would you like to be on the planning team or host the first meal? Use the sign up sheet in the bulletin and give to the church office or put in the offering basket. Contact Rhonda Versluys at 628-1626 for more information.


  • RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

    Register for Religious Education Classes now! Registration forms are available in the Gathering Space if you don’t already have them. Classes are forming for all students in Kindergarten through High School Seniors. Classes for K-6 meet on Wednesday from 5:45 – 7:00 p.m. beginning on September 17. Classes for 7-12 meet on Sunday from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. beginning on September 21. Call Carol at 628-3078 if you have any additional questions.


  • Pop Can Reminder

    Pop cans are still collected in the bin behind the church (just around the corner) to benefit our Building Fund. You can also drop off donations at the Pella Bottle & Can Redemption Center located at 207 South Street in Pella and just ask them to donate the money to St. Mary’s. Every dollar gets us a step closer to paying off our mortgage.


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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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