18th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
August 1, 2021
Graduates Blessing offered
All High School Graduates that are attending college or trade school this fall; and those joining the work force please join us Sunday, August 15th for a special blessing as you each start a new phase in your life. Please note that your parish family is praying for your success in faith and life!
Otto's 90th Birthday Party
An open house be held to celebrate Otto Geering’s 90th birthday on Saturday, August 7th, 2021 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the Wilton Community Center. Come and enjoy! No gifts please.
St. Serra Club Invitation to meet our Seminarians
All are invited to a Summer Picnic to meet our seminarians and visit with our priests, deacons & religious. Please join us on August 8th, 4:00-6:00pm at Sacred Heart Cathedral, Grand Hall. All clergy & religious gratis. $15 donation per person. Come meet, greet and support our dedicated leaders of the Catholic Faith. Please RSVP by July 30th to Deb McAfoos, firstname.lastname@example.org or to Colleen Darland, 563-888-4378.
Installation of Parish Life Coordinator
Bishop Zinkula will be here for Mass on Sunday, August 8 to install Deacon Dan as Parish Life Coordinator. All Parish and Finance Council members, Lay Directors, and Parish Staff should be in attendance at the August 8th Mass to be introduced. There will be coffee and donuts served in the Parish Hall afterwards to meet with Bishop Zinkula. The Parish and Finance Councils meet after Mass on August 1st instead of August 8th to accommodate The Bishop.
Regina School of Iowa City - Fun Fest
Join the 41st annual Iowa City Family Fun Festival on August 20th and 21st. Open to the public, live bands, games, petting zoo, food and beverage tent, bingo, carnival and so much more! All proceeds benefit Regina Catholic Education Center. Visit: regina.org/familyfunfest.
Deacon Formation Inquiry
A new Diaconate Formation Class will start August of 2022. Inquiry sessions will be held this fall through out the diocese. Anyone considering the Diaconate, or if you know of someone who would make a good Deacon, please contact Deacon Dan.
I have already received a couple of calls wondering if we are going to have the traditional Fall Dinner fund raiser. The Parish Council will be discussing this important topic in August. Please let your representatives know how you feel about this activity and if any of you will volunteer to help coordinate it.
Lay Mass Ministers August-Sept Schedule & Sign up for future scheduling
The August-September Lay Ministry Schedule copies are located on the table with the bulletins and in the rack as normal. We will be having Lay Mass Ministry Sign up starting next weekend. Please contact me if you would like to be considered for future Mass Ministries.
HOLY LAND TOUR
The Newman Catholic Student Center at The University of Iowa is sponsoring a 10-day tour of the Holy Land March 10-19, 2022. Tour hosts will be Fr. Jeff Belger and Newman Center rep, April Rouner. The full tour itinerary can be viewed at www.iowacatholic.org. Cost is $4059 per person from Chicago. A charter bus will take travelers to/from O’Hare from Iowa City. Price includes RT air, first class accommodations, most meals, professional tour director, sightseeing entrance fees, optional daily Mass and more. Contact April Rouner at email@example.com or 319-337-3106 Ext. 119 for more information/registration brochure.
Planning study testing support for diocesan needs
You may be aware that we are conducting a comprehensive survey of the entire diocese as part of a planning study. (This is separate from the “Rediscovering Sunday” survey that is being conducted through July 31.) The purpose of the planning study survey is to help gauge support for the following projects and priorities:
Funding for priests’ medical and retirement costs
Funding for seminarian formation and vocations awareness
Individual parish needs
Thank you to everyone who has participated in the early weeks of the study. Others will be receiving surveys in the mail, and all who do so are encouraged to complete the survey and return it. Your thoughts are extremely valuable during this planning process.
We hope to have all surveys completed by Sept. 3. You may return your survey to the office or place it in the offertory basket at any of the Masses. Also, the diocese will hold a number of listening sessions at parishes across the diocese to gather feedback. The first of those sessions is Monday, Aug. 2, at 7 p.m. at St. Patrick Parish in Ottumwa.
Diocesan study includes listening sessions, online survey
Bishop Thomas Zinkula is working to address challenges facing our diocese, and he is asking every parishioner to complete a planning study survey to gather feedback on proposed diocesan goals. (This is separate from the “Rediscovering Sunday” survey that you may have recently completed.) You are invited to visit davenportdiocese.org to learn more about the proposed diocesan goals. You may also complete the survey online at that website: Go to “Diocese of Davenport Fundraising Feasibility Study” on the home page, click on “Take the survey” and enter the password: DAVDIOCESE.
You’re also invited to learn more by attending one of these listening sessions and then providing your feedback:
Tue., Aug. 17, 7 p.m.: St. Paul the Apostle Parish, 916 E. Rusholme St., Davenport
Wed., Aug. 18, 7 p.m.: St. Patrick Parish, 4330 St. Patrick Dr., Iowa City
Now is the time to ask those who regularly visit us, or anyone interested in learning more about our faith, to join our RCIA process. The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is a place to ask questions and seek understanding. Weekly “no obligation” inquiry sessions will be starting this fall! Please contact Deacon Dan if you would like to attend or if you know of someone that should be asked.
Update on Paving our Church Parking Lot - North & West sides
We still need $4,077 to reach goal of $126,000.
Collection July 25
Offertory $ 105.00
Total $ 1610.00
Building Fund $ ---
Lay Mass Ministers August 8
Commentator Brenda Werner
1st Reading Brenda Werner
2nd Reading Brenda Werner
Eucharistic Mininisters Fr. Bud & Deacon Dan
Ushers Joe Kaufman, Nathan Werner
Servers Not needed yet, but soon
Gift Bearers Jamie Hull Family
Greeters Not needed yet, but soon
August 8, Sunday - Sue Quinn
Durant-Wilton Clothes Closet and Food Pantry:
Clothes Closet: St. Mary Catholic Church is scheduled to provide 2+ volunteers in August on the 1st Tuesday and 3rd Saturday 9:00-12:00 pm.
Food Pantry: Our food pantry is now open for our clients to come inside to shop. Due to the size of our building, we are allowing 2 clients inside at a time and require they wear masks. For now, we are not asking for volunteers from our churches to help at the Food Pantry.
Thank you to our July volunteers: Food Pantry - Ken, Cookie, Judy, Jon, Irene, Becky, Shannon, Julie. Clothes Closet - St. David’s Anglican Church
Durant-Wilton Food Pantry Statistics Report
Month Households Served Individuals Served New
July 2020 96 218 2
August 2020 101 246 2
September 2020 103 262 3
October 2020 91 231 3
November 2020 94 227 2
December 2020 100 254 4
January 2021 87 220 1
February 2021 60 150 0
March 2021 67 151 0
April 2021 44 90 0
May 2021 62 127 0
June 2021 65 137 2
St. Mary’s Pastoral Leadership
Parish Life Coordinator Office Manager Rel. Ed. Director
Deacon Dan Freeman Wanda Einfeldt Sister Cheryl Demmer
563-320-2462 firstname.lastname@example.org 563-299-6983
Sacramental Priest Rel. Ed. Coordinator
Rev. Robert "Bud" Grant Lynette Fagner
Finance Council Directors/Trustees Liturgy Committee
Joe Kaufman, 563-785-6545 Jim Gavin, 563-506-5112 Jill Brooks
Phil Keese, 563-785-4448 Dennis Sass, 563-732-3737 563-260-5770
Doug Wilson, 563-785-6388
Parish Council Ladies of St. Mary’s Cemetery
Jeremiah Costello Mary Iossi, President Scott Wolf
563-370-2065 563-349-0537 563-370-3734
Denise Timmerman, Secretary Denise Timmerman, Treasurer
563-349-3880 563-349-3880 Music Coordinator
Ross DeLong, Vice President Amanda Rockow, Secretary Bev Reuter
563-340-3991 563-349-0525 319-321-8524
515-290-9251 Funeral Dinner Coordinator Prayer Chain
Kathy Keese Jean Semsch Colleen Nichols
563-260-4904 563-340-3327 563-260-2212
Scott Wolf, President email@example.com