Sponsor a Bible!
Help us put the word of God in our First Communicants' hands. Cost is $30 to sponsor one Bible. Geneveve and Tracy will be available after Mass next weekend, Feb. 29/March 1, with envelopes for those who wish to contribute. Thank you for prayerfully considering this lifelong gift to the children.
Stations of the Cross
These Stations began as the practice of pilgrims to Jerusalem who would retrace the final journey of Jesus Christ to Calvary. Later, for the many who wanted to pass along the same route, but could not make the trip to Jerusalem, a practice developed that eventually took the form of the fourteen stations currently found in almost every Catholic church.
We invite you to join us for these powerful Stations every Friday of Lent, 6:00pm at St. Mary.
Following the stations we will have a meal and fellowship.
Come follow Jesus on his way to Calvary.
Fish Fry Fridays
The Knights of Columbus want to welcome you to join us for a Fish Fry dinner before or after the Stations of the Cross on February 28, March 13, and March 27. We will be serving the same menu as last year from 5:00-7:00pm in the Social Hall.
If you would like to help serve or clean up, we would love to have you. Please show up any time after 4:30pm.
If you would like to donate a dessert to the dinner, please sign up at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0b4aa8a62da5fd0-desserts
Baby Bottle Campaign
Our parish is holding this campaign for InnerVisions HealthCare, a local unplanned pregnancy and STD medical clinic. Their mission is to empower women in vulnerable situations to choose parenting or adoption. The weekend of March 7/8, you’ll find baby bottles in the gathering space; please take a bottle, fill it with change, cash, or checks (make out to InnerVisions) and return it on the weekend of March 14/15. If you have any questions, please contact Bryan Gonzalez at 515-280-4706. To learn more about the life-affirming work of InnerVisions HealthCare, please visit their website at www.ivhcare.org.
Only Three More Volunteers Needed
We’re still looking for three volunteers to provide a Sunday evening meal for guests at Catholic Charities Emergency Family Shelter on the second Sunday of April, September, November and December this year. One or more families can volunteer to prepare and deliver a meal, although the shelter prefers that no more than five people actually be present at the house at a time. Volunteers can pay for the meal themselves, be reimbursed by the parish, or receive a Gift-In-Kind receipt that you can use for a tax deduction. To volunteer or to find out more, please contact Lisa or Tim Kautza at email@example.com or 515-964-7687.
The Blessing Box Needs
The Blessing Box provides food to more than 30 families monthly and is open three times each month, 9:30–10:30am on the first Saturday; and 6:00–7:00pm on the second and fourth Thursdays. Most needed: Peanut Butter, jelly and canned meats. On-going food needs are canned meats, breakfast cereals, low sodium canned vegetables and soups, and low sugar canned fruits. Consider holiday meal foods, too. Food donations can be delivered to the Pantry when open at the Elkhart Christian Church or be placed in the collection box near our Parish Office. Tax-deductible donations can be made payable to The Blessing Box, c/o Elkhart Christian Church, P.O. Box 97, Elkhart, IA 50073.
2019 Annual Diocesan Appeal
Parish Goal Payments Amount Due
$48,797 $48,114 $683
Sharing God’s Gifts Diocesan Campaign
Thank you for your continued support; we appreciate your timely payments for this Campaign.
Pledged Payments Balance Due SMHC Received
$440,234 $426,919 $13,315 $207,460