Parish Bulletin

cover* EASTER - April 26, 2015
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EPIPHANY PARISH MINISTRY FAIR - Where is God calling YOU to serve?
The Ministry Fair will be held following Masses at
St. Joseph on April 26,
Holy Family on May 2 & 3.
Ministry Fair booklets listing various parish volunteer opportunities - CLICK HERE.
Please read the booklet and prayerfully consider where you are being called to serve. Come to the Fair to chat with fellow parishioners currently involved in parish ministries, and sign up to serve.
There will be refreshments and drawings for door prizes.

"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.


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 rachelbeck92@gmail.com or join our Facebook group!

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

BABY PANTRY is in need of size 2T and 4T girl’s clothing. 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.

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.

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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.


VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:
*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.

INTERESTED IN JOINING THE CATHOLIC CHURCH?
*Contact the parish office at 423-5001. RCIA is the process of joining the Catholic Church.
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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:
* 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.


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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