Parish Bulletin

cover* November 23, 2014
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Parish News

THANKSGIVING BASKET DELIVERY - Save the date November 23, 2014!
We are in need of a lot of volunteers to deliver baskets to those in our community. We especially need drivers for our out of town families. The person/ family receiving a basket has been notified ahead of time that the delivery is to take place between 10am and 2pm and that they must be home to receive it. It is very much appreciated for all who step up to volunteer. Without the volunteers this ministry could not happen. Call Karen Byrne. 423-5001, if you want to volunteer.


Epiphany Parish invites all to celebrate the beginning of
Advent by joining together on December 6th at 9:30 a.m. for
brunch consisting of an egg bake, fruit cup, and cinnamon rolls
at St. Joseph Church Hall located at 302 Fifth Street SE

All will enjoy music provided by JD and Kelsey Determan and
stories about the Parish Baby Pantry shared by Mary Rigdon.

CLICK on the poster to view the details!

Bring along a friend, neighbor, or family member!

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.

LIVING WITH CHRIST 2014-2015 Sunday Missal, is a resource that helps prepare for and celebrate the Eucharist every Sunday and major feast days of the year. This pocket size missal contains all Sunday readings, complete Order of Mass and a treasury of prayers. It also contains thoughtful Sunday meditations on the Scripture readings,with questions for reflection, discussion and prayer. Cost $5.00 Limited copies available. Call the parish office at 423-5001 to purchase a copy.


BABY PANTRY is in need of winter clothes for girls, size 5T. Drop off donations at St. Joseph Parish Center during regular parish office hours. Contact: 641-423-1464.

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.

* Prepare & serve the noon meal at the Community Kitchen on the 3rd Monday of each month. For more information or to volunteer contact Audrey at 423- 9306.

*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.

*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!

Your Role in the Parish...

We need YOU! There are many opportunities to become involved in your parish community. Right now there is a need for:
* Lectors at the 4:00 Mass at Holy Family - Contact the Parish office at 423-5001.
* Volunteers to assist and lead Children's Liturgy - If interested in helping
     Contact Carol: 425-9159 (at SJ 9 am Sun), contact Lisa: 423-5001 (at HF 11 am Sun)
* Musicians - Organist, Pianist at weekend Masses - Contact the Parish office at 423-5001.
     Join the choir! Adult Choir practices Wed eve, 7 pm. Youth Choir meets 2nd Sun eve 6:30 pm.
* Baby Pantry Coordinator - Contact the Parish office at 423-5001.
* Donations to Baby Pantry - underwear size 2T-3T and socks for ages 3-5; monetary gifts, too!
     Donations may be brought to the Epiphany Parish Center during regular parish office hours.

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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