Parish Bulletin

cover* August 30, 2015
* BULLETIN INSERT - Parish Festival Raffles & Silent Auction Items
* BULLETIN DEADLINE: Mondays before 12 noon
- contact: Carol - 641-423-5001,

Parish Office will be closed on Mon., Sept. 7 in observance of Labor Day.
There will be no Word and Communion on Monday.

To view the SCHEDULE CLICK HERE, To download the Sign Up Sheet - CLICK HERE.

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - to work in the Parish Office from 2:00-4:00 p.m., Monday-Thursday. If you are interested in this opportunity, whether for just one day a week or for all four, please contact Carol Bruns at 423-5001.


lifetouchLifeTouch Church Directory - Set up an appointment TODAY!
READ MORE HERE. Then go ONLINE to select a date and time to have your family portrait taken for the church directory. Please use a laptop or desktop when scheduling online. Location: Holy Family Church Social Hall.
Questions?? Contact Carolyn Weiss at 430-4945 or Barb Cornelius 423-4695.

EPIPHANY PHOTOGRAPHY DATES: September 1 - 3, 8 & 9, 18 & 19
TIMES: Tuesdays - Fridays, 2:00 to 9:00 pm, Saturdays, 9:00 am to 3:30 pm

MILITARY PHOTOS: The parish directory will feature a special page for members who serve in the Military. Submit a photo of your family member to the parish office or contact Carolyn at 430-4945.

Sacred Heart Manly

lifetouchLifeTouch Church Directory - Direct Link for SACRED HEART CHURCH
Schedule your portait session ONLINE - HERE! Only 3 Steps: 1) select number in group, 2) select day, 3) select time. That's it! Just login by creating a user name and password. You can go back later to review, check or even change the date / time later. Please use a laptop or desktop when scheduling online.

SACRED HEART PHOTOGRAPHY DATES: August 28 – 29 and September 8 – 9
TIMES: Tuesdays – Fridays, 2:00 to 9:00 pm, Saturdays, 9:00 am to 3:30 pm

Questions?? Contact: Sharon Kiewiet at 420-7454 or Marilyn Haugen at 590-0670

Are you an adult interested in baptism? Have you considered joining the Catholic Church? Do you know someone with these interests? Contact Karen at 423-5001 soon. The process begins in August.

GO TO THE CALENDAR PAGE to view Events & Upcoming Parish Activities!

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: to help with up keep of parish grounds - weeding , trimming , planting , light landscaping , etc. Please contact Terry Carpenter 641-430- 1140.

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.

BABY PANTRY is in need of summer clothing items for boys sizes 18 months and 2 toddler, especially shorts. Drop off donations at St. Joseph Parish Center during regular parish office hours. Contact: 641-423-1464. Thank you for your support of the Baby Pantry.

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 - Mason City Young Adult Catholics: Are you a young adult age 19-35? This is the group for you! All young adults (single, engaged, married) are welcome to participate. The group meets on Tuesday evenings from 7-8:30 in the parish center basement. Discussion topics and activities vary by week, but include bible study, prayer, and fellowship. Join our Facebook group for up to date information or contact Rachel Beck at 952-201-8236 or

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 are available at both St. Joseph and Holy Family. 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. 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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