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…
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!
You can now return your CRS Rice Bowls in the basket by the votive candles at the front of the Church or you can drop them off at the Parish Office.
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.
- Saturday, April 28th, 2018
- St. Ann, 16550 2980th Street, Long Grove
- 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 email@example.com.
There will be no Faith Formation Classes on Sunday, April 1st.
Have a Blessed Easter!
Holy Thursday Mass, 7 p.m. at Pella
Good Friday Service, 3 p.m. at Oskaloosa and 7 p.m. at Pella
Easter Vigil Mass, 8:30 p.m. at Oskaloosa with a reception to follow
Easter Sunday Masses at 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Please join us on Tuesday, December 5 for our annual Advent-By-Candlelight dinner. This is a time to gather socially with other women of the church and community. The meal will be smoked brisket w/ BBQ sauce on the side, wild rice w/ mushroom and water chestnuts, green been casserole, dinner roll and sherbet ice cream for dessert. The cost of the meal is $12 per plate. We will have a fellowship time starting at 6:00 with dinner to be served at 6:30 PM. Please feel free to bring your favorite wine or beer. A short program will follow the meal. Please consider hosting a table. Tables will be set for 8 people. You will be responsible for the table decoration, which needs to include candles, and collecting money for the meal from your guests. Table service will be provided. Please do not bring your own dishes. Chargers may be used.
Contact Debbie Blunt @ (641) 660-1937 if you would like to reserve a table.
If you don’t want to host a table, but would like to attend, please contact Debbie and she will place you.
Christmas Giving Tree will be going up on Sunday, November 26. If you would like our parish family to brighten your holidays this year, please call Mary Beth Hunt at 641-660-4961.
The office will be closed on November 23 and 24 due to the Thanksgiving holiday.
Don’t forget that Thanksgiving Mass is Wednesday, November 22 at 6:00 pm!