Come and See What the Catholic Church Offers

Friends,

Are you, your spouse, a friend, or an acquaintance a member of another faith tradition but worship regularly here at St. Mary Church?

Are you experiencing God’s call in your life and seeking Baptism or Full Communion or Confirmation within the Catholic Church?

“Come and See”

Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018 at 7pm or Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018 at 9am in the St. Mary’s Fellowship Center, 311 First Ave. East, Oskaloosa, IA. (just west of St. Mary’s Church)

Come and see…

~ What is faith

~ What do Catholics believe

~What is the Mass all about

~ How does one develop a personal relationship with Jesus

Please join Fr. John to share about these and other questions you may have in a casual, friendly environment.  (The meeting will last no longer than one hour.)

If you are, please accept this invitation to participate in a “Come and See” informational meeting.

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Congratulations Graduates!

Congratulations to St. Mary’s 2018 Graduates!

Anthony Chavez, Emily Grahek, Fr. John, Isabel Fudner, Fr. Tom, Sydney Katko, Samuel Carmichael, Nicholas Reiter, Jarad Kruse, Misty Callejo, and Samantha Ridder.

*Seniors, not pictured Dylan Shipley and Shawn Sytsma

The St. Mary’s Parish Scholarship

The St. Mary’s Parish Scholarship is awarded each May to students who are members of St. Mary’s Parish, Oskaloosa, and are currently graduating from a local high school. The various scholarship funds were established by generous church members or by their heirs, as memorials. The Finance Council awarded scholarships to the five students who applied this year. Congratulations to Isabel Feudner, Emily Grahek, Sydney Katko, Jarad Kruse, and Nicholas Reiter.

 

Vision 20/20

An invitation from our Bishop

Through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit and with deep faith in the people of God, Bishop Zinkula calls the Diocese of Davenport to a revitalization of our faith and a renewal of grace in the spirit of Pentecost. The time is now for the Church to move forward and fill every heart and life with the joy of the Gospel through a fresh encounter with Jesus Christ. Let us rise up and embrace the glorious future for God’s faithful in southeast Iowa.

Vision 20/20 Prayer

Send your Spirit, O God
To open our eyes
That we might see clearly your gifts and blessings,
Past and present,
and so be filled with gratitude.

To open our eyes
That we might see clearly where we have failed to proclaim
The Good News and welcome the stranger,
and so be moved to ongoing conversion.

To open our eyes
That we might see clearly the signs of the times
And where your Christ lies hidden at the margins,
And so see where and how we are being called to serve.

To open our eyes
That we might see clearly the vision that you, O God, have for us,
the Diocese of Davenport,
and so answer your summons into a future together.

Yes, O God, send us your Spirit in a new Pentecost:
Renew our hearts
Renew our Church
Renew our world

Through Christ, Our Lord. Amen.

Find out more…

Treat Yourself

Thank you so much for your support of the Treat Yourself Fundraiser! 

Through the support of so many, we were able to raise over $2,000 to support St. Mary’s family events next year. The silent auction raised $1,629. This could not have been accomplished without the generous donations we received from so many families in our parish. Thank you so much for your gifts! We also want to thank all the members of our parish family who came to enjoy a fun afternoon together with some awesome desserts and great music!
A special thank you goes out to Shanna Smith who chaired the event, along with Debbie Guild, Katie Rosvold, Donna Tylkowski, Joann Schefers and the many others who helped make this event a success. We would also like to thank Jenny Feudner and the Parise Band for sharing their many talents with us!

Treat Yourself

Treat Yourself & help support Faith Formation Family Events!

Saturday, April 29th, 2-4pm at St. Mary’s Parish Center.

  • 2pm – Silent Auction Opens/Children’s Games Start
  • 3pm – Praise Band Performance
  • 3:45 – Silent Auction Closes
  • 4pm – Winners Announced

Door Prize – Gift Certificate to the Science Center of Iowa (You must be Present to win.) 

Some of our Silent Auction Items:

  • Amazon Fire 7 with Alexa
  • Golf with Fr. John
  • Game Night Basket
  • Personalized Family Rose
  • An original Kettcar
  • Summer Fun Basket
  • Christmas and Easter Pew
  • and more…

Stop Hunger Now

St. Mary’s 3rd Annual Food Packing Event needs your help!

Tuesday, May 8th, 6-8pm at the Parish Center

We will again be partnering with Stop Hunger Now out of Kansas City.

How can you help? We need 30-40 volunteers to help pack meals. We also need help raising money for the meals, each meal is $0.29 donation, we will pack 10,152 meals so we need to raise $2,944.08 + travel expenses. Donations can be placed in the Sunday collection baskets or brought to the Parish Office. Please mark all donations, “Food Packing Event.”

Find out more about Stop Hunger Now! 

A Women’s Retreat

Ruby Slippers & Yellow Brick Roads

Have you ever felt like Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz? Do you wonder where you have landed and how you can get home? Join women from across the diocese for a one-day retreat to explore these and other questions with Sam Kauffman. Through stories, drama and music, we will gather from prayer and reflection and identify where your heart finds a home.

Event Details:
  • Saturday, April 28th, 2018
  • St. Ann, 16550 2980th Street, Long Grove
  • 9am-3pm
  • Cost: $30 by April 8/$40 April 8-23

Check out the flyer!                 Register online by April 23, 2018

Please contact Samantha if you are interested in driving from Oskaloosa to Long Grove as a group. You can email Samantha at oskystmarydre@diodav.org.