Don’t miss out on our annual Holypalooza: the Inside-Outside Picnic Sunday, August 28th ! It’s fun for the whole family. The feastivities begin after next Sunday’s 10:30 Mass. There will be pulled pork sandwiches, popcorn, root beer floats, games, Bingo, ‘tattoos’, a cake walk, and a Wine & Beer Garden. Interested in helping out? Contact Gary Jones for more information.
Breakfast at St Luke’s
The Knights of St. Luke the Evangelist in Ankeny are having a pancake breakfast on Sunday, August 28 from 7:30 - 11:00 am. There will be pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, milk, juice, and coffee! There’s no charge, just a free-will offering. Come and let the Knights fix you breakfast. Everyone is welcome!
Interested in expanding your social network or circle of friends? OLIH invites you to join TEA CUPS, offered especially for ladies of all ages who are new to the parish within the past year. TEA CUPS groups provide a welcoming setting to make new friends, sample tasty treats and teas, while nourishing your spirit. Small group conversations shared in the comfy surroundings of your hostess’ home are held monthly, September - February. A great way to get acquainted with other ladies here in our area! To obtain more information contact Jo Kay Boyle at 975-2501. Brochures can be obtained at online.
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.
We still have openings September 6th through 10th, so if you haven’t reserved a spot yet, please do so! Reserve your spot here!
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.