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Pope Francis' Prayer for Mercy

You are the visible face of the invisible Father,

of the God who manifests his power above all by forgiveness and mercy:

let the Church be your visible face in the world, its Lord risen and glorified.

You willed that your ministers would also be clothed in weakness

in order that they may feel compassion for those in ignorance and error:

let everyone who approaches them feel sought after, loved, and forgiven by God.

Send your Spirit and consecrate every one of us with its anointing,

so that the Jubilee of Mercy may be a year of grace from the Lord,

and your Church, with renewed enthusiasm, may bring good news to the poor,

proclaim liberty to captives and the oppressed,

and restore sight to the blind.

We ask this through the intercession of Mary, Mother of Mercy,

you who live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit for ever and ever.

Amen.

(Excerpted from Pope Francis' Prayer for the Jubilee Year of Mercy, for the USCCB handout, Living Mercy in the Jubilee Year of Mercy)

1. Needed Catechists This Year: Our church is preparing religious classes for coming school-year 2018-2019. So, we need a lot of catechists this year. If you are interested in serving God through children in these classes, please contact parish office (266-1160) or Deacon Paul Tran (710-4117). Thanks for your generosity to Jesus and our children. God bless you.

2. Reminder ADA 2021: The office has sent a letter to families who have not yet participated in the Annual Diocesan Appeal this year, if you got the letter please fill out the pledge card include the payment then send back to parish's office. Each family's responsibility to participate to support our parish and our Diocese. Thank you very much for your cooperation.

3. Registration Religious class for 2021-2022 School Year: We encourage parents of all students to enroll for the Religious class for the 2021-2022 School Year. The registration will be available after Sunday Mass from Sept. 19 to October 3rd in the church or by Deacon Paul. Both registration and payment must be completed by October 3rd. First day of school will be Sunday, October 10th, 2021.

4. Anniversary Masses: Join the Diocese of Des Moines as we celebrate the gift of the Sacrament of Marriage! Bishop Joensen will be celebrating three anniversary Masses this fall to pray with, bless and honor couples celebrating milestone anniversaries. Certificates of blessing and reserved seating is available for couples celebrating 1, 10, 25 and 50+ years of marriage. A light reception will follow the Mass.

Times and Locations:

· Saturday, October 30th, 4 PM at St. Ambrose Cathedral, Des Moines, IA

· Sunday, November 7th, 11:30 AM at St. Anne Catholic Church, Logan, IA

· Sunday November 13th, 5 PM at St. Mary Catholic Church, Red Oak, IA

To register call Catholic Gearhart at 515-237-5004 or email her at cgearhart@dmdiocese.org