Due to the impending snow storm, the 5:15 p.m. Mass scheduled for today (Monday Feb. 4th, 2018) will be cancelled per our parish inclement weather policy. Stay safe everyone. 

Over the last ten years, the number of Americans who profess that they have “no religious affiliation” has grown by over 20 million individuals! How are we, as Catholics, called to respond to the increasingly secular culture around us?

Our Church once grew and flourished in the hostile environment of pagan Rome, eventually converting millions to the Church that Jesus Christ founded. In our current cultural climate, we are being called once again to re-evangelize the world by displaying the life-changing reality of the Life, Death and Resurrection of Christ. How do we show people the difference that a relationship with God makes?

Witness: Becoming a Missionary-Minded Disciple is going to be a blessed two day experience for our parish of reflecting deeply on our own call to encounter Jesus’ particular love for each of us and then, enlivened by the Holy Spirit, discern how we as lay-people in the midst of our lives can fulfill our twin calls, received in baptism, to holiness and to mission.

Friday night kicks off with a dynamic talk from our speaker Tim Glemkowski, president of L’Alto Catholic Institute, a parish renewal apostolate, followed by a time of Adoration and praise and worship. Saturday morning will find us unpacking a little more deeply the calls to live as a disciple of Christ and our appointment to bear fruit in two packed sessions along with powerful prayer experiences.

We know that it can be hard sometimes to commit to coming to events at the parish, especially with your busy lives and schedules, but we invite you to prioritize this unique Lenten Parish Renewal so that we as parish together can discern and move toward being an agent of renewal in our area! The time is urgent, and the call is clear. We have to become missionary disciples so that many might come to experience the joy of a life in relationship with Jesus Christ and his Church.

Friday February 23rd // 7-9 p.m.

Session 1: Can you let the Lord love you?

Saturday February 24th // 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. 

Session 2: The Art of Living: Discipleship in the 21st Century

Session 3: Appointed to Bear Fruit: The World Needs You!

Location: Gannon Hall

About the Presenter

Tim Glemkowski is a national Catholic speaker and the founder of L’Alto Catholic Institute, a not-for-profit apostolate that helps parishes become more effective at forming disciples. He is a husband and father of two and loves helping introduce people to the joy found in a relationship with Jesus and his Church.

 

Due to deteriorating weather conditions, the Parish office will be closing at noon today (1/11/18) and Adoration will be closed for the remainder of the day. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Attention Married Couples: “God reveals Himself through the Love of a couple” Consider attending a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend this fall. 

Upcoming Dates are October 27-29 @Cedar Falls and November 10-12 @Iowa City.

For information and to register go to iowa-wwme.org or call 563-608-3305 or email: JLJwwme08@Gmail.com

Help us to support the Church’s Initiative on marriage! Couples who attend Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekends not only rediscover the joy, intimacy & romance in their relationships but also become more active in their parish.   Together, we are making marriages, families and our Church stronger & healthier.

Fair Trade Products such as the coffee, tea, and chocolate offered by the Social Action Committee, ensure that small farmer co-ops in disadvantaged countries receive more profit for their crops. Please consider purchasing these goods in Gannon Hall the first weekend of the month after Mass or during the week at the Parish Office.

All incoming freshman through college age students are welcome to join us for this year’s Appalachian summer mission trip. Manus Christ will take place June 25th – 30th . Come get lost in the beautiful scenery and acts of service you will be performing. Cost $315 per student. Space is limited so get your $50 deposit and registration to Tommy Fallon ASAP: tfallon@marymathias.org or 563-263-3848 www.muscatinecatholicyouth.weebly.com

Please let the Parish Office or the priests know if a parishioner is or will be admitted to the hospital or entering a nursing home so they may pay them a visit.

Thank you to the person who donated a wheelchair to the parish to help those in need of one to attend Mass. It is greatly appreciated!

Saints Mary & Mathias School is ALWAYS collecting Boxtops for Education, Campbell’s Soup Labels and Coke Rewards. Donations can be dropped off at the school or in the foyer (8th St. entry).