OLIH Blood Drive
The OLIH Blood Drive is Thursday, July 28th from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the multi-purpose room. To schedule an appointment click HERE or call 800-287-4903.
Registration for RE Catechists & Volunteers
Registration for those volunteering to teach RE and assist in other roles associated with the RE progam for the 2016-2017 school year is now open. For more information and the link to the registration page visit our Religious Education Page
OLIH Parish Directory
It’s time to update our much-loved (and used) Parish Photo Directory. It’s been 6 years since we got everyone together for the last directory. Families change, folks come and go, and we need to update! The directory is a great resource, helping us put names with the faces you go to Mass with or someone you’re asked to pray for—it’s a great way to feel connected.
Photo sessions will be: July 26-30, August 2-6 & August 9-13; Tuesday-Friday, 2:00-9:00 pm & Saturday, 9:30 am-4:00 pm. You will receive an automated phone message (sometime around June 16) urging you to book your most convenient time. Sign up can be done online or in person after mass beginning June 18.
Mark your calendars for the OLIH annual Holypalooza which will be held on Sunday, August 28th. Lots of fun for all! Interested in helping out? Contact Gary Jones for more information. The next planning session will be held on July 14th at 6:30 in room 9.
Traveling This Summer?
Don’t miss mass this summer while you are traveling. Catholic Mass Time is a great resource for finding churchs and mass times throughout the US. Check in out! Catholic Mass Times
Located on the grounds of the Faith Chapel at 7384 NW 16th St. in Ankeny, Agape Garden is one way our church partners with other local churches to provide fresh produce for area feeding ministries. From spring planting through fall harvesting, a dedicated team of volunteers from the United Methodist church and several other partner churches, such as OLIH, plant, tend and harvest the vegetables and fruits, and then deliver them to various feeding ministries around the metro.
Each year, Agape Garden has grown in size, scope, and methods. In 2010, the garden received Honorable Mention from the World Prize for a community garden effort. In 2015 the garden yielded and donated 21,969 pounds of produce! Area agencies and ministries receiving produce include Bethel Mission – Hope Ministries, DMARC Food Pantry (Ankeny Neveln Center), North Branch Lutheran Church of Hope Ankeny Food Pantry, Trinity United Methodist Church, and the United Methodist congregation’s “Homeless Helps” meals.
For more information, contact our leadership team: Grace Wall (AHS Junior), Ryan Gross (AHS Junior), or Randy Henderson, Director of Youth Ministry for OLIH by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Please volunteer by showing up at the garden Tuesdays & Thursdays from 6pm-dusk or Saturdays from 8:30-noon.
Liturgical Ministry Schedules
The Liturgical Ministry Schedule is available on our Liturgical Ministry page.