Pope Francis has established a Church-wide celebration of World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly. Starting this year, it will be held on the fourth Sunday of July, close to the liturgical memorial of Saints Joachim and Anne, the grandparents of Jesus. This year on Sunday, July 25.
In the encyclical Fratelli Tutti, the Holy Father reminds us that no one is saved alone. With this in mind, we must treasure the spiritual and human wealth that has been handed down from generation to generation.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
will be held at St. Cecilia this summer from August 2-6. Programming will be held 9am-12noon each day.
Social Justice Grants are awarded to local, national, and international agencies which promote the corporal and spiritual works of mercy, particularly by promoting peace and alleviating poverty and human suffering. The money is tithed by the parish comprising up to 2.5% of our weekly collections from envelopes, loose change, and direct deposits, as well as occasional designated donations. Award recipients are selected by the STA Social Justice Committee based on parish members' applications. These awards are granted annually. A minimum of 50% of the fund remain in Story County/Ames while up to 50% assist nationally and internationally. Application deadline is announced each spring.
Check the link above (Grants) to see the 2021 grant recipients. Check the print bulletin for "Thank You's" from some of the recent recipients.
We have to push back the installation of the glass white board in the Newman room. Work in the student lounge is way behind schedule and we would like the wall the board will be mounted to painted first. We will put out a call for help when we think we can proceed with the installation.
& Prayers of the Faithful Friday 9:00am
send to: Michael Steimel
& E-bulletin Tuesday at Noon
send to: Bobby LeBlanc