Parish Bulletin

cover* Pentecost Sunday - MAY 24, 2015

* BULLETIN DEADLINE: Mondays before 12 noon
- contact: Sue - 641-423-5001,

Parish News

Our Call To Serve is our way to support the annual collections for Peter's Pence, Catholic Relief Services, and Catholic Communications. If you didn't bring your envelope to church, please bring it next weekend or drop it off at the Parish Office.

Date Night for Catholic Couples - Sunday, May 31, 6 pm at Newman Elementary School. This is the first of six evenings that includes a 10 minute video and a handout to remind couples of the meaning of Christian marriage. Watch the video, then go out on your date! Leave your children and be back by 8:00 pm.

lifetouchLifeTouch Church Directory - Set up an appointment TODAY! Go online to select a date and time to have your family portrait taken for the church directory. CLICK HERE.

Sacristans are needed to Holy Family and St Joseph churches. The sacristan arrives early, unlocks the doors, sets up for Mass, cleans and locks up following Mass. Training is provided Contact the office if you are interested in a once a month or occasional commitment.

The Rosary will be prayed at Holy Family church 30 minutes before all weekend Masses during the month of May.

Deployment Swim with Fr. Paul Lippstock - Tuesday, May 26 at Forrest City YMCA. Make a pledge - email or call FAVA at 641.585.5995. paul

BABY PANTRY is in need of boys summer clothes sizes 12 months and 2 T. Thank you for your support of the Baby pantry. Drop off donations at St. Joseph Parish Center during regular parish office hours. Contact: 641-423-1464.

Hospitalizations: If you or a family member is admitted to the hospital or a care facility, please contact the parish office 423-5001. Notification will allow our visitation staff the opportunity to visit the patient or resident.

ENGAGEMENTS & WEDDINGS: Contact the parish office to set up an appointment. Couples need to meet with the priest before a wedding date can be reserved.


Mason City Young Adult Catholics - Are you, or someone you know, a young adult Catholic or non-Catholic interested in learning more about the faith? You're invited to join in study and fellowship with other young adults age 19-35. All young adults (single, engaged, and married) are encouraged to learn more about how to get involved. Young adults in surrounding communities are also welcome to participate. For more information, contact Rachel Beck, 952- 201-8236 or or join our Facebook group!

Catholic Lay Woman’s Study Club. To join, contact M. Rigdon 423-1944 or K. Carney 423-7578.

"ALL ARE WELCOME" is the motto of the newly formed Parish Life Commission Welcoming Committee. Newly registered members of Epiphany Parish will receive a welcome visit from a member of this committee plus a plate of goodies. If you are new to the area and are considering Epiphany as your parish family, please contact the parish office to register.

Musicians and song leaders are needed at Epiphany Parish. Volunteers should be willing to make a commitment to accompany or as a song leader twice a month. Training provided. Please contact the parish office if interested.

*COMMUNITY KITCHEN - Volunteers are needed from Epiphany Parish to help serve the evening meal at the Community Kitchen the 2nd Monday of each month (4-6:30). This is a wonderful opportunity for families (children over 10), faith sharing or Confirmation groups, or any individual to put their faith into action and participate in a Social Justice Ministry. Four workers are needed each month. If you would like to volunteer for a month or for more information, contact Audrey Wolf, 423-9306. Thanks to all who already faithfully help with noon meals at the Community Kitchen.

*Wash and iron altar linens used each week at St. Joseph Church, call parish office: 423-5001.

*Usher at weekend Masses. Contact parish office 423-5001.

LOW GLUTEN HOSTS will be available at both St. Joseph and Holy Family starting October 4, 2014. These low gluten hosts are made from wheat starch and water with a gluten content of less than .01%. If you will be receiving Communion with a low gluten host please let one of the ushers know when you arrive at Mass. There will be a Eucharistic Minister who will be distributing only the low gluten hosts. Questions? Contact the parish office.

HEARING ASSISTED DEVICES will be available at both St. Joseph and Holy Family for use during Mass starting October 4, 2014. If you will be using one of these devices please contact the usher at the north door at St. Joseph or the north/ handicapped door at Holy Family before Mass. You will be asked to leave your car keys with the usher when you "check out" the device. These hearing assisted devices are available to purchase. Contact the parish office for details and pricing.

*Contact the parish office at 423-5001. RCIA is the process of joining the Catholic Church.

CLICK HERE to read download the bulletin insert explaining our Parish Project!

Catholic Charities - Counselor

Val Tichy has her Masters degree in counseling and her bachelor's in Elementary Education. She is experienced in group, individual, adult, child, marital and family counseling. Services are on an income-based sliding fee scale. Counseling is available Monday - Wednesday, 8:30-4:30 and Thursdays, 8:30-7:00 pm. Please call 641-424-9683 for an appointment.

Justice for Immigrants

What, in a nutshell, is the U.S. bishops' position on immigration reform? Does the Catechism of the Catholic Church have anything to say about this issue? FIND OUT ANSWERS TO THIS AND OTHER QUESTIONS HERE.

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