November 17, 2019
To the 6th grade class for making our Mass on Veterans Day weekend very special. We are grateful you recognized all the Veterans who were at Mass and also had signs and special treats in the Parish Hall following Mass. Also, thanks to Bev Reuter who made the music for the Mass very special.
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION
Confessions will be heard after Mass on the four Sundays of Advent for those who would like to receive the Sacrament. The Advent Communal Penance Service for Wilton & Muscatine will be held at 3 pm on Sunday, Dec. 1 at St. Mathias Church in Muscatine. Five priests will be available for confessions including Fr. Steinle.
Nathan Werner has been selected, trained and appointed by Fr. Steinle to become a Eucharistic Minister.
CHRISTMAS ANGEL TREE
We will have a Christmas Angel Tree at St. Mary’s again this year beginning next Sun., Nov. 24. As in the past, we want to make a Merry Christmas for families in our community.
THANKSGIVING TOILETRIES DRIVE
Today is the last day to bring items for the Wilton-Durant Food Pantry. This week, our 6th grade students will deliver all the collected items to the Pantry. Many thanks to our parishioners who brought items and to those who gave a monetary donation. We can be very proud of our 6th grade students for conducting this worthy project for our community. Thanks also to their catechist, Jean Semsch.
COMMUNITY THANKSGIVIING DINNER
Serving from 11:30am-1pm on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28, at Wilton First Presbyterian Church. Don’t eat alone at home. If you can, please bring a covered dish to share.
LADIES OF ST MARY'S
Will meet in the Day Chapel today after Mass. They will be discussing the Cookie/Goodie Walk, the treats for the young children at Christmas, and the Parishioners’ Breakfast on Jan. 12.
BOOK OF REMEMBRANCE
During the month of November the Church remembers in a special way all the souls of the faithful departed. You are encouraged to inscribe the names of your deceased loved ones in the Book of Remembrance which is located on a table in the Gathering Area. The names will be remembered at all our November Masses.
PARKING LOT DONATION UPDATE
To date we have $61,036 in the Building Fund toward a goal of $70,000 for the parking lot project. Thanks to those who have contributed and continue to do so. When we have $70,000, the Leland Smith Foundation will match our $70,000 to make a total of $140,000 which is what we need.
2020 CONTRIBUTION ENVELOPES
Will be available to all parishioners on Sun., Dec. 15.
COOKIE & GOODIE WALK
Sunday, Dec. 8. Watch the bulletin for details.
Our parents are doing a great job of getting their children to Mass and then to class every Sunday.
Today – All grades have class.
9:30 am new server training for 4th grade and older with Dennis Sass.
Nov. 24 - All grades have class.
Dec. 1 - No Religious Ed classes. Thanksgiving holiday weekend.
After Mass today for students in 4th grade and above who wish to become an Altar server.
COFFEE & DONUTS
Thanks to those who sign up to help prepare the coffee & donuts.
Today – Callison family
Nov. 24 – Volunteers needed
Dec. 1 – No coffee & donuts (Thanksgiving weekend)
Anyone willing to help and discuss drawings and plans for a ramp to go into the Sanctuary is asked to come to a very brief meeting in the Day Chapel after Mass on Sun., Dec. 8.
SIGNIFICANT DATES - HOLIDAY MASSES
Nov. 24 – Feast of Christ the King. Last Sunday of this Liturgical year.
Dec. 1 - First Sunday of Advent, Mass at 8:30am
Dec. 8- Second Sunday of Advent, Mass at 8:30am – Cookie/Goodie Walk
Dec. 15- Third Sunday of Advent, Mass at 8:30am – decorate Church for Christmas after Mass
Dec. 22 - Fourth Sunday of Advent, Mass at 8:30am – put out poinsettias for Christmas
Dec. 24 – Tuesday, Christmas Eve, Mass at 4 pm
Dec. 25 – Wednesday, Christmas Day, No Mass
Dec. 29 – Sunday, Feast of Holy Family, Mass at 8:30am
Dec. 31 – Tuesday, New Year’s Holy Day Vigil, Mass at 4:30 pm
Jan. 1 - Wednesday, New Year’s Day, No Mass
Jan. 5 – Sunday, Feast of the Epiphany, Mass at 8:30am, Christmas decorations come down
Jan. 12 – Sunday, Feast of Baptism of Our Lord, Mass at 8:30am, Parishioners’ Breakfast
NOVEMBER EXTRA ENVELOPES
All Saints Feast Day, Building Fund, and Campaign for Human Development. Please be generous to these important collections.
November 10, 2019
Envelopes $ 1338.00
Total $ 1395.25
Building Fund $ 20.00
November 19, Tuesday – (no Mass)
November 20, Wednesday – Robert Turner family
November 21, Thursday – Mary Ann Johannsen
November 22, Friday – (no Mass)
November 24, Sunday – Earl & Frances Sass
Lay Ministers November 24, 2019
Comm Renee Cooley
Rdr 1 Josie Voss
Rdr 2 Joe Kaufman
Euch Min. A & C Rockow
S. Reuter, T. Kelley
Ushers R. Janney, J. Grunder
Servers J. Krause, M. Utter
Gift Bearers Dennis Sass Family
Greeters Janet Hagen