Are You New to Our Parish?
If you are a woman and new to our parish, we invite you to become part of our TEA CUPS (Transforming Encouraging Affirming Companions Uplifting People’s Spirits) group. TEA CUPS will give you an opportunity to met new people in a fun and relaxed environment. No presure - just come and enjoy. TEA CUPS is especially for ladies of all ages who are newcomers 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 965-3822. Brochures can be obtained online or at the registration table after the Masses this weekend, August 16-17. Stop by so we can meet and help you get connected!
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.…..
Eucharistic Minister Training
Have you considered becoming a Eucharisti minister? If so, we are offering EM training session will be held on Thursday, 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.
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!
Training for Altar Servers
The 4th Annual Bike/Walk/Run from OLIH to St. Luke’s will take place on Sunday, September 7 at 4:00 pm (note the later start time). We are currently looking for sponsors to help offset the cost of the t-shirts, bananas, water, etc. so registration fees can go directly to our fundraising efforts. If you or your business would like to help sponsor this great event, please contact Jim Roths at 515-422-4514. Registration for the event will take place in a couple of weeks so SAVE THE DATE now!
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