Parish Bulletin

cover* April 13, 2014
Palm Sunday (Apr 13) deadline is Wed. April 2
Easter Sunday (Apr 20) deadline is Thur. April 10
- view past parish bulletin
- normal bulletin deadline: Mondays before 12 noon
- contact: Sue - 641-423-5001,


Holy Thursday Mass ~ April 17th 7:00 pm at St. Joseph
Good Friday Liturgy ~ April 18th 3:00 pm at Holy Family and 5:30 pm at St. Joseph
Holy Saturday Mass ~ April 19th 8:00 pm at Holy Family
Easter Sunday ~ April 20th
     Masses at St. Joseph: 7:30 am & 9:00 am
     Masses at Holy Family: 8:00 am & 11:00 am

A Seder Meal will be held on Holy Thursday, April 17th at 5:30 p.m., in the St. Joseph's Social Hall. The Seder Meal is a traditional meal of lamb, matzah, charoset and wine shared in a community to commemorate the Passover meal that Jesus celebrated with His apostles at the Last Supper. Everyone is invited. Cost is $8.00 for adults and $4.00 for ages 12 and under. Reservations can be made by calling Karen Byrne at the Epiphany parish office, 423-5001 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. by noon on April 16th.

GOOD FRIDAY ~ is an obligatory day of fasting and abstinence for Catholics. When fasting, a person is permitted to eat one full meal. Two smaller meals may also be taken, but not to equal a full meal.

We are called to support Christians in the Holy Land. Many depend on this collection for their lives. This annual Good Friday Collection offers a direct link for parishioners to be witnesses of peace and also to help protect the Holy Places. Please be generous!

Scripture Readings and Reflection for April 13


Scripture Readings for Palm Sunday
Sunday Connection - Loyola Press, Jesuit Ministry
Fr. Beck's Sunday's Word
St Paul Center for Biblical Theology
Center for Liturgy - St Louis University


Archdiocese of Dubuque Website

Witness - Prayer for Vocations

Parish Calendar

UPCOMING EVENTS THIS WEEK - for additional events go to Parish Calendar
* Apr 13, 8:30 - 11:30 am - KC Breakfast at the Knights of Columbus Hall.
* Apr 13, 6:30 pm - Epiphany Youth Choir will practice in the St. Joseph choir loft.
* Apr 16, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm - Eucharistic Adoration at Holy Family.
* Apr 17, 5:30 pm - Holy Thursday Seder Meal in the St. Joseph Social Hall.
* Apr 18, 12 noon - Good Friday Community Cross Walk will begin at First United Methodist Church
* Apr 23, 11 am - 1 pm - Epiphany Parish Spring Salad Luncheon at the KC Hall.
* Apr 23, 6:00 pm - St Roseanne Circle will meet at Hardee's.

FOR MORE INFORMATION & MORE EVENTS - go to Parish Calendar or Parish Bulletin

     † Weekly Mass Schedule - see far right column

Parish News

FROM THE PASTOR – It’s Holy Week! – The days before us are the most sacred days of our church year. What we begin today with Palm Sunday concludes with Easter. Holy Thursday (this year at St. Joseph church) celebrates the institution of the Eucharist. You have an opportunity to join in a Seder meal before Mass which will help you appreciate the connection between our Eucharist and the Jewish Passover meal. Good Friday reveals the depth of God’s love for us through the passion and death of Jesus. Holy Saturday is the height of the week as Jesus’ resurrection is proclaimed and the Easter sacraments are conferred on our adults who have been preparing for baptism, confirmation and Eucharist. Come often during these days. Spend time in prayer and at church. Don’t forget that Good Friday is a day of fast as well as abstinence.

Kitchen Renovation Project - Last week, the planned work to study and renovate the kitchen at our Holy Family site was announced. Bob Carney and Al Samson are co-chairs for the committee. The Kitchen Renovation Committee’s purpose is to work in collaboration with our architect for this project to 1) obtain input from parish members to establish project needs and wants that are clearly identified 2) develop a plan(s) reflecting the priority of greatest needs as well as possible additional wants and 3) gain necessary approvals. The project will develop over the next year. The committee is being formed and will begin meeting shortly. Parish members will be kept informed of progress primarily through the parish bulletin.


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 - 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.

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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