Girls’ Night Out
Come and enjoy the company of other Catholic women in the Ankeny area as we eat, then meet at the Catholic Daughters’ potluck and meeting at 6:00 pm. on Tuesday, September 2 in the Banquet Room. Bring a dish to share, and also bring a friend. Enjoy a girl’s night out!
Eucharistic Minister Training
Have you considered becoming a Eucharisti minister? If so, we are offering EM training session will be held onThursday, September 4 from 6:30 - 8:00 pm in the church. With the size of our parish, it takes at least 16 people to distribute communion at each weekend Mass. Any practicing, confirmed Catholic is eligible to be a Eucharistic Minister. After you complete the training we will include you in the rotation for October, November and December.
This is an opportunity to be active in this outstanding parish community; please open your hearts and ears to God’s calling and consider being a part of this ministry. If you have any questions please call/text Rhonda Snyder at 515-205-2794.
Training for Altar Servers
Christ our Life Conference
Make plans to see New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Fr. Larry Richards, Mark Hart, former model Mario St. Francis Herrera, best-selling author and genocide survivor Immaculée Ilibagiza and other inspirational speakers at the Christ Our Life Regional Conference on September 20-21 at Wells Fargo Arena. You can purchase tickets after Mass on September 13 & 14; at the OLIH office; or online. Cost is $25 per person/$15 for students/youth/volunteers. You can stay for some or all of the conference. Learn more
Can You Help is Needed
Parishioner Kris Gaspari is collecting onesies to send on a mission trip to Honduras. Look in the Gathering Space for the basket to collect them. There will be a group of DSM area doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and non-medical personnel leaving in September. During the week-long visit, the medical team will deliver 100 - 150 babies, while the non-medical members go through the hospitals and mountain villages praying with people, delivering food, Bibles, onesies and more. Please deliver items to the OLIH Gathering Space by September 14, 2014.
Called And Gifted Workshop
How is the Holy Spirit calling you to share your gifts in your family, parish, community and our world? St. Joseph Educational Center and Ss John & Paul Parish are co-sponsoring the Called & Gifted Workshop on Saturday, October 18, from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm. There is no cost for the workshop; a free will offering will be taken. Called & Gifted is a one-day, interactive workshop that includes Church teaching on the laity and lay ministry; the nature of spiritual gifts, call and vocation; and how to undertake the process of discernment.
Come learn about our common mission to the world as Church, your role in that mission, and your spiritual gifts, “given for the common good”. To learn more and to register.…..
A Walk of Faith
A Quick Journey Through the Bible is an eight-week program that offers an opportunity to learn the basic framework of the bible and how to read and understand the Word of God. It is a chronological walk through the Bible developed by Jeff Cavins, author of the longer, 24 week series, Bible Timeline. This “quick” journey will be held on eight Tuesday evenings at 7:00 pm beginning Tuesday, October 7. In order to have enough materials, please call the parish office, 964-3038, by September 15 and let us know you plan to attend.
Be Ready for Sunday
Looking for a way to help prepare for the weekend Liturgy? Check out the Center for Liturgy’s website.
Don’t miss Mass while you’re away! Check out MassTimes.org or 1-800-MassTimes to locate a church and mass times wherever you go!
Liturgical Ministry Schedules
The Liturgical Ministry Schedule is available on our Liturgical Ministry page.
“St. Luke The Evangelist” Information