Daylight Savings Time Begins -
Set your clocks forward 1 hour before your go to bed
Saturday night (March 8).
Also, change the batteries in your alarms.
Wednesdays in Lent - Stations & Soup Suppers
5:30 pm - Stations of the Cross at Holy Family Church. Soup is served following the service in the church hall. High School Youth Organization is volunteering to lead Stations on March 19. Give Carol a call to help / find out more: 425-9159
Fridays in Lent - Stations of the Cross
5:30 pm - Stations of the Cross at St Joseph Church.
March 18, 7 pm - Sacred Heart, Manly
March 22, 10 am - Sacred Heart, Rockwell
March 29, 10 am - St. Patrick, Clear Lake
April 3, 7 pm - Holy Family Church
April 6, 1 pm - St. Joseph Church
Scripture Readings and Reflection for March 9
LECTORS CORNER -
click HERE to hear correct pronunciation
for difficult proper names in scripture.
Did you know that you can hear the HOMILY from Holy Family church each week? CLICK HERE.
UPCOMING EVENTS THIS WEEK - for additional events go to Parish Calendar
* Mar 9, Epiphany Youth Choir will NOT rehearse, but WILL sing March 16 at Holy Family Church
* Mar 11, 1:00 pm - Card Ministry will meet at the Epiphany Parish Center.
* Mar 12, 12 noon - Young at Heart will meet in the St. Joseph's Church Hall.
* Mar 12, 6:30 pm - Pastoral Council will meet in the Epiphany Parish Center.
* Mar 15 & 16 - SCRIP will be available for purchase after the Masses at Holy Family Church.
* Mar 16, 12:30 pm - Baptism Class will be held at the Epiphany Parish Center.
* Mar 17 - DEADLINE for Youth to sign up for the NET Ministries event in St. Paul.
* Mar 19, 6:30 pm - Sacred Stories Book Club will meet at the Public Library.
* Mar 29 - Iowa Catholic Men's Conference at St Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.
For More Conferences and Retreats - see the parish BULLETIN
FOR MORE INFORMATION & MORE EVENTS - go to Parish Calendar
RICE BOWLS -
This week CRS Rice Bowl invites us to enter into solidarity with the people of Kenya. We are encouraged to reflect on the Catholic social teaching principle, Sacredness and Dignity of the Human Person, and reminded that our inherent dignity comes from our creation as children of God and not from our own actions. Let us pray this week for our brothers and sisters in Kenya and all around the world, that we may respect and uphold the sacredness of life and dignity of all people.
DOWNLOAD the CRS RICE BOWL APP!
A NEW way to bring Lent to Life! Features include:
*Prayerful reflection for each day of Lent
*Customizable tool to set Lenten sacrifice goal and track progress towards its achievement
*Meatless recipes for Fridays during Lent
*Stories and videos of people who benefit from prayers and almsgiving to CRS Rice Bowl.
LITURGICAL MINISTERS: Training/ Review/Spiritual Refresher session for Liturgical Volunteers.
Plan to attend one of these dates if you serve in one of these ministries.
March 18 at 10:00am, St. Joseph
March 25 at 7:00pm, Holy Family
March 23, after 9am Mass, St Joseph
March 30 at 7pm, Holy Family
April 8 at 7pm at Holy Family
Please let us know if you are unable to attend one of the trainings which you are a minister.
STATIONS OF THE CROSS: Volunteers are needed to lead The Stations of the Cross at St. Joseph at 5:30 on Friday’s during Lent. Contact the Parish office if you, your family, or group are interested.
DESIGN A T-SHIRT - 2014 marks 150 years of Catholicism in Mason City! To mark this special anniversary, we are looking for talented and creative individuals to help us design a t-shirt. Get your creative juices flowing and submit your designs by email to Carol Bruns at email@example.com or hand deliver to the parish office by Thursday, March 6th at noon. The person with the selected design will win a free t-shirt for themselves and a friend.
PARISH TRIVIA / HISTORY - Calling all you historians…If you have any history tidbits or stories to share regarding the history of our parish, please email it to Carol Bruns at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are looking at sharing this information with everyone in a weekly column in the church bulletin. If you would prefer to drop information off at the parish office you can do so, or you can mail it to Carol Bruns, 658 S Tennessee Pl, Mason City, IA 50401.
Pastoral Council Minutes
* RECENT MEETING MINUTES - November 2013
* PAST MEETING MINUTES - Joint Minutes - St Joseph Minutes, and Holy Family Minutes
Cell phones only...
Have you dropped your phone land line and switched to cell phones? Please contact the parish to update your phone number! Thank you for your cooperation.
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 - Click HERE to find out more - 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.
Epiphany Parish Forms
Resources in Our Parish
Living with Christ 2012-2013 Sunday Missal - Cost $5. Call the parish office 423-5001 to reserve your copy.
Advent CD's: check back soon for a list of current CD's
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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