Big Projects at IC – Donations Needed!
Over the summer, we have had several big projects at IC, such as reinforcing the retaining wall, eliminating sink holes in the parking lot, repairing sidewalks, replacing the fluid in boilers (at Nativity too), fixing the roof on the school and replacing 3 AC compressors at the school plus the internet streaming equipment for the masses at both Churches. We have used the money that was generously donated to the building fund but still need about $50,000 to fund all of these projects. So far we have raised $56,094. Thanks for your generosity. If you have not given yet and can afford to, it would be greatly appreciated. Remember that God is never outdone in generosity. Together
We will be offering an extra evening of Confessions at Nativity. Confessions will be heard on Wednesday evenings from 5-6 pm. This will replace our usual Sunday Penance Services that will not be held due to COVID.
Together as One
Let’s make sure to come Together as One! Make sure you pledge or make your gift this year to support adult and youth conferences and retreats, marriage preparation, religious education, and mental health assessments through Catholic Charities, just to name a few things! Our goal this year is $89,534. With your help, we will get there. You can give online, easily and safely, at www.scdiocese.org
Donations From Your IRA
I have been reminded that it is possible and can be advantageous for you to make donations to the parish directly from your IRA. You can ask you financial advisor or call me if you need more information. I thank you for all that you do for the parish.
This fall we will be taking a census of the parish. We will be looking to verify your information concentrating on emails, texting and the like. You will be receiving information in the mail soon. Thanks for your cooperation.
COME JOIN US! PRAY FOR OUR COUNTRY!
As a Parish, we are asking you to join us as we PRAY
throughout the rest of 2020 for our Country and it's spiritual health!
*Pray just a few minutes every day for our country. *Simple FAST on FRIDAYS. (no Fb, no coffee, go to daily mass, kind words only, read scripture, online prayers, etc.)
SPREAD THE WORD! Ask others to join us!
We as a country need to unite in prayer in asking Our Lord to bless our country, our families, and their children, and their children........Amen (We have yard signs of the below graphic available at the church front office entrance and at the back of both churches)
Live Streaming of Weekend Masses
Even though we are now that we are back in church for weekend Masses, we realize that not everyone will attend as there is still no obligation to attend. Thus, we are live streaming one Mass from each church during the weekend. This will be viewable on our website and hopefully Facebook. We have purchased some new equipment to make this possible. Hopefully it will go as planned. Thanks for your patience and understanding.
Weekly Parish Updates on Facebook
I will be giving weekly updates (Fireside Chats) on our parish Facebook page (Mater Dei Parish Facebook). I will be discussing what is new in the parish and how things are moving along. If you are not already following our Facebook page, now is a good time to start.
Year End Video
Tom Schoening from Siouxland Videos has created a video summarizing our yearly activities. It can be seen at https://youtu.be/OaYqoi5lnh4 Enjoy and thanks Tom!!!
Mater Dei Personal Products Pantry
Advent is a special time for making gifts to the pantry. During this season as we await the birth of Jesus Christ, you may bring your gifts to the altarbefore or after Mass. There will also be a basket at the altar marked for the pantry for monetary gifts. Thank you for sharing your gifts with those in need in our community.
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