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  • Mission Experience to St. Paul, MN

    Sign up now to join the group going to St. Paul, July 5-9. High School students and adults are invited to participate. Worksites and accommodations are presently being confirmed. Cost will be $150 per person plus a couple of meals while traveling. Sign up sheet is on the Religious Education Office door.

    Call Carol Laughlin (628-3078) with questions.


  • MS/HS Fun Nights

    Come and join in summer fun nights at St. Mary’s!

    Meet from 7:00-8:30 p.m. on July 1st, 15th and 29th for an open evening of volleyball, ping pong, carpetball, bonfire, snacks, movie, board games and more. Open to all who were in MS/HS this year or will be next year.

    Questions – call Carol Laughlin at 628-3078 or 780-3819.


  • Back to School Supply Drive

    The Pella Food Shelf is once again providing supplies for students in need this fall. We are providing for 13 preschool students.

    The needs are:
         – Dry erase markers
         –
    3-ring binders
         – Pocket folders
         – G
    lue sticks
         – G
    lue
         –
    Kleenex
         – GermX
         – Chlorox Wipes

    If you can help, please sign up on the kiosk. Supplies need to be in the box provided in the gathering space by July 19.

    Thank you for your help. Questions – contact Carol Laughlin.


  • KENYA MISSION TRIP

    For the safety and security of all missionaries traveling to Kenya, the Diocese of Meru has asked that we do NOT use social media to share specific information like dates or locations. This includes Facebook Twitter, Snapchat, etc. If you would like to keep tabs on those traveling and any prayer requests they have while serving, please text to 81010 and in the message box type @meru.


  • 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 april@icreginafoundation.com.


  • ANIMAL CRACKERS (Catholic Kids Camp)

    July 20-24 (9:00 – 11:30 a.m.)

    Come and join us for a week of fun and fellowship while we learn more about our global family and gain a deeper appreciation of the ways in which Heifer helps people, animals and plants live in harmony as God’s good creation.

    Preschool through sixth grade students are invited and encouraged to attend plus older students and adults are asked to share your gifts during the week. Registration forms are available at the display table in the gathering space. If you have questions or want to help, please call Carol Laughlin at 780-3819.


  • Circle News

    UPCOMING CIRCLE EVENTS
    Circle 2: Welcome Reception for Fr. John on July 12


  • 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 michael.langenfeld@gmail.com or 641-780-9658.


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  • Homilies

    December 6, 2014
    November 30, 2014
    November 29, 2014
    November 22, 2014
    November 16, 2014
    November 15, 2014
    November 9, 2014
    November 2, 2014
    October 26, 2014
    October 25, 2014
    October 19, 2014
    October 18, 2014
    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 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.

    Julie Tuel
    E-mail:  rossnjulie@gmail.com
    Phone:  515-205-3474

    • 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

    Click on image and then print.