Lenten Prayer Opportunities
Stations of the Cross in the Church
Tuesdays at 9:00 am
Fridays at 6:00 pm
Wednesday, March 4 8:00 pm (Women’s Stations)
Eucharistic Adoration in the Chapel
Fridays 9:00 am - 12 noon
Lenten Reconciliation Service - Church/Reconciliation Room
Sunday, March 15 at 3:00 pm
Every Saturday from 4-4:45 pm
Help Us Help Others
OLIH will be hosting a meal packing event on Friday March 6th. This is a wonderful opportunity for people of all age groups, families, singles, faith sharing groups, and anyone who wants to help those in need. We are hoping to raise money and package enought meals to feed 30,000 people. Watch the video below to understand Outreach and the people they feed in Tanzania!
Each weekend leading up to March 6th, we will have a table in the Gathering Space at OLIH where you can donate money to help us purchase the supplies for the meals. Also, we need many many volunteers to donate their time to package the food. You may sign up for one of three 1-hour shifts, 4:30-5:30pm; 5:30-6:30pm;6:30-7:30pm on Friday March 6th.
Lenten Study Opportunities
Quick Journey Through the BibleTuesdays - February 24 - April 14 7:00 - 8:30pm in room 8
A chronological walk through the Bible story in a way that reveals God’s plan for His Creation; what went wrong at the beginning and how God worked through history to reconcile his lost children to Himself while building His kingdom. The study includes a series of eight, half-hour videos followed by group discussion. It provides an excellent introduction and overview of Scripture from a Catholic perspective. Cost of materials is $16. Contact the OLIH office 964-3038 or OLIH@olih.org to register
Lenten Study: Priest, Prophet, King
Thursdays - February 19 - March 26 - 7:00 - 8:30pm in the library
Through this presentation of Priest, Prophet, King, you will better understand Jesus, become more familiar with Scripture, and realize your own priestly, prophetic, and kingly mission. Six sessions with a 20-minute video and group discussion. Produced by Fr. Barron of the Catholicism series. Contact the OLIH office 964-3038 or OLIH@olih.org to register
Other Lenten Activities at OLIH
Outreach Project—Banquet Room
Friday, March 6—4:30-7:30 pm
Both our RE and Parish Lenten project this year will be packaging meals for Outreach International. Our goal is to raise $7,500 which translates into 30,000 meals (for $20 you can provide 80 meals). We’ll need both
donations and workers! Sign up for a 1-hour shift (families can sign up together) beginning on Ash Wednesday.
Fish Frys—Banquet Room
Fridays, March 13 & 27 —5:00-7:00 pm
Free Will offering funds Knights of Columbus support for local charities (On With Life, Miracle Field, Camp Sunnyside, etc.)
Family Promise Week—OLIH
Sunday, March 1 — Sunday, March 8
OLIH partners with other churches in the Des Moines area to provide meals, shelter, and hospitality to homeless families. Please consider sharing your time and talent through this important ministry. A signup sheet is posted in the gathering space.
Food Pantry Weekend—Gathering Space
March 7 & 8
Each month, OLIH gathers food for distribution from the DMARC Food Pantry.
Liturgical Ministry Schedules
The Liturgical Ministry Schedule is available on our Liturgical Ministry page.