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The Annual Feast of St. Patrick’s Festival will be held March 18th, 2017. Click below to save the date to your calendar.

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Feast of St. Patrick’s Festival
Location: St. Albert Gymnasium
When: 5:00 – 7:00PM

03/18/2017 05:00 PM
03/18/2017 7:00 PM
America/Chicago
Save The Date: Feast of St. Patrick’s Festival

St. Albert Gymnasium, Council Bluffs
St. PATrick’s Church
stpatrickscb@gmail.com
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Mass Times & Locations

Daily Mass at St. Patrick’s Church

January 16th – January 20th there will only be 8 AM Communion Services

Monday, Communion Service:
8:00 AM
Tuesday – Friday:
8:00 AM

Weekend Masses at St. Albert Auditorium

Saturday:
5:00 PM
Sunday:
7:30 AM, 9:00 AM & 11:00 AM

Reconciliation at St. Albert Auditorium

Saturday:
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Adoration at St. Patrick’s Church

First Wednesday of the month:
8:30 AM – 3:00 PM

 

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St Patrick future church designLocated in the heart of Council Bluff, Iowa at 223 Harmony St, St. Patrick’s Church was founded in 1924 as the city’s fourth Catholic parish.  In the years following that, a St. Patrick’s school was built and decades later merged into St. Albert’s schools.  Major renovations on the inside and outside of the church occurred in many of the decades since being built, and now the turn of the next century, a new church is being built to serve the over 850 registered families. The site of the new location is positioned at the corner of Valley View Drive and College Rd, situated across from the Iowa Western Community College campus and College View Elementary. Details on the new church can be viewed on the Building Project page.


Let it not be said that there is a lack of ways to stay involved in the parish. There are activities for young and old, men and women. The Knights of Columbus, Serra Club, and Catholic Daughters of America are all well-established national organizations in the parish. The Women’s Book Club and That Man is You are both recently adopted faith formation groups. There is also RCIA for prospective Catholics and numerous events throughout the year for children. Lay Ministries are also an excellent method of being involved in the Mass service whether Altar Serving, Cantoring, Lecturing, Ushering, or Eucharistic Ministry.

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BAPTISM OF THE LORD

Today is Monday, January 9, the Baptism of the Lord. Baptism is such an integral part of our lives that it is like the air we breathe. It is part of us, nourishing us in real and unseen ways.

To celebrate the sacrament of Baptism in my life was by having a special rosary made. On all 5 decades I had a special tiny medal included that represented all the sacraments I had received: Baptism, Eucharist, Confirmation, Holy Orders (as a deacon), and Holy Orders again (as a priest).

As i go through and pray that rosary I am mindful of the singular graces given to me by God throught the sacraments. Like the Incarnation in which God became visible iin tme, so too the "visible" grace of each sacrament came to me in time. Thus, on each medal also appears the date of the sacrament received.

Celebrate your Baptism that way.

Or, open your photo album and look at the old pictures. Share them with your children and recount how that day has changed your life for the better.

Peace to you! Fr. Glen
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EPIPHANY

One tradition associated with Epiphany, and basically the New Year, is to ask God to bless one's home and to chalk the main door.

For example, to chalk the door this year you would write:
20 + C + M + B + 17

It is the year with C, M, and B in the middle. CMB is the abbreviation for the traditional names of the 3 Magi (Caspar, Malchior, and Balthazar). CMB is also an abbreviation of the Latin prayer, "Christus mansionem benedicat", meaning "May Christ bless the house." The tradition is a way of emphasizing the Son's Incarnation and birth. It is okay if it is not done on Epiphany itself (1/8/17).

It used to be that after the feast of Pentencost all the Sundays were called "the #th Sunday after Pentecost" to emphasize the role of the Holy Spirit. Rather than keep the statement up all year long, some would erase it at Pentecost to emphasize the H.S. rather than the Son.

It is an easy tradition to start with one's family and a great teaching moment for children and adults alike.
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EXCITING DAY! Steel has started to go up again! This time for the church itself!

Much progress was shown at the Christmas Masses. Silver framing of the hall, kitchen, bathrooms, storage, and classrooms can be seen.

But now ConStruct has started the actual church part. That's very exciting. Office space, family room, and entrance area frames yet to go up.

Please share this exciting new development with others!
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