Sometimes we forget that one of the best places to find resources is close to home. Our parish website is full of information about upcoming events, parish groups and programs, photos of parish events, and so much more! The eCommunity page of the website has links to dozens of other websites and resources, not the least of which are prayer resources. Start here to explore links to daily reflections and retreats, reflections on the Sunday readings, and much more. Decide today to do something to enrich your prayer life.
Sacraments: Celebrations of God's Love
This year, during Parish Intergenerational Faith Formation gatherings, we will be exploring the sacramental life of the Church, including the Seven Sacraments. Here is as short reflection on those Sacraments and their symbols.
Cast Your Vote in the November 6 General Election!
"The Iowa Catholic Conference (ICC) has released its “Faithful Citizenship for Iowa Catholics” letter for distribution in advance of the 2018 general election. The Catholic Church does not endorse or oppose candidates or political parties. However, it contributes to the political process by encouraging Catholics to take action in the political arena with a properly-formed conscience."
Quoted above is the introductory paragraph on the "Faithful Citizenship" page of the Iowa Catholic Conference (ICC). The ICC is the official public policy voice of the bishops of Iowa. The four Iowa bishops have recently released a statement offering guidance to Catholics as they form their conscience and prepare to vote in the upcoming election. We live in challenging times, and discerning whom to vote for is a daunting task. In their recent statement, our bishops remind us: "The right and duty to cast an informed vote is an important Catholic social teaching, and a great way for us to have an impact on all aspects of public life. Voting and other forms of political engagement are as much a duty of our religion as is daily prayer and Sunday worship."
For the complete text of the "Faithful Citizenship" statement, as well as links to a list of candidates and the US Bishops' Faithful Citizenship resources, visit the Faithful Citizenship link on the ICC website.