News/Save the Dates/Reminders
  • New 2021 Classic Art Calendars are available from the ushers after Mass, or in the Parish Office.
  • If you participated in the photo directory, they're ready for pick up in the Parish Office.
  • From Bishop Joensen: MASK MANDATE and STATEMENT ON COVID VACCINE
  • Monday Men's Group canceled until further notice.
  • Confirmation will be celebrated at our Noon Mass on Sunday, February 7th. Due to social distancing, the Confirmation families will fill the mass with each of the 32 families given one pew to distance. The Parish Hall will offer live-streaming with communion, and mass will live-stream on Facebook and YouTube.
A Daily Gospel Reflection
by Deacon Joe Coan
Wednesday, January 13, 2021
The First Week of Ordinary Time

On leaving the synagogue he entered the house of Simon and Andrew with James and John. Simon's mother-in-law lay sick with a fever. They immediately told him about her. He approached, grasped her hand, and helped her up. Then the fever left her and she waited on them.

When it was evening, after sunset, they brought to him all that were ill or possessed by demons. The whole town gathered at the door. He cured many who were sick with various diseases, and drove out many demons, not permitting them to speak because they knew him.
 
Rising very early before dawn, he left and went off to a deserted place, where he prayed. Simon and those who were with him pursued him and finding him said, “Everyone is looking for you.” He told them, “Let us go into the nearby villages that I might preach there also. For this purpose have I come.” So he went into their synagogues, preaching and driving out demons throughout the whole of Galilee.

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A car driven by a young man was struck by a speeding freight train. Miraculously, the young man was not injured. The narrow escape had a profound effect on the young man's attitude toward life. He no longer felt his own life was his own to do with as he pleased. He had been saved from certain death by no merit or skill of his own. He believed he had been “saved to serve.”

Peter's mother-in-law, in the first paragraph of our gospel reading this morning, responded similarly. When she was cured by Jesus, the gospel says, 'The fever left her and she began to wait on them.”

When was the last time we experienced God's saving or healing power in our own lives?

“Save me, Lord, for I am your servant and I trust in you. Teach me what you want me to do, and I will obey you faithfully; teach me to serve you with complete devotion.”  Psalm 86:2,11
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Mask Mandate Implemented in Diocese
In a letter to the faithful of the Des Moines Diocese, Bishop William Joensen announced he's implementing a mask mandate beginning this weekend. He's doing this to protect our ability to continue to publicly celebrate Mass and sacraments. READ MORE
Read our January 10th BULLETIN HERE
including Feast Day articles, sacraments received,
Knights of Columbus offer to deliver groceries or offer rides
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2021 Classic Art Calendar
Pick up your 2021 Catholic Classic Art Calendar, with Feast Days and Holy Days and more listed, from an usher after mass this weekend, or in the Parish Office.
POINSETTIA'S
We are taking down the Christmas decorations on Monday, January 11th, if you would like a poinsettia, pick one up in the Parish Hall.
The Knights of Columbus and parish are coming together to offer two new services. One is a Thursday only food delivery from Price Chopper to your home. The other service will be to offer rides to appointments on an “as needed” basis. 

Please call the office at (515) 255-1175 for help with either. Watch our website and Facebook for updates.
If you are homebound or in the hospital and would like a clergy visit, please contact the parish office with your contact information at (515) 255-1175 or info@staugustin.org.