HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE

HOLY THURSDAY:  NO Rosary or Daily Mass.  7pm (Bilingual Mass).  Adoration 8pm-Midnight.  Adoration Chapel closes.

GOOD FRIDAY:  NO Rosary or Daily Mass or Stations,  7pm (Bilingual Service).

SATURDAY:  NO Confessions, NO 4:30 Mass VIGIL:  8:30pm (Bilingual Mass,  Adoration Chapel open after Vigil (approximately 10pm).

EASTER:  Regular Mass Schedule.  Easter egg hunts after 10AM and NOON Masses.

Click here: Holy Week Explained in 3 Minutes

Father Rudy will process with the Blessed Sacrament around the Main Church at Holy Thursday Mass and then walk down the west hallway to the Day Chapel.

The Assembly is invited to participate in the procession, as they are able.

Adoration will be held in the Day Chapel immediately following Holy Thursday Mass.

Parish Groups and parishioners are invited to adore the Blessed Sacrament. 

Please make an effort to spend time with the Lord that evening.

 

The Adoration Chapel will then close at Midnight and remain closed until the end of the Easter Vigil (10pm). 

This international initiative is returning to Iowa City for its second year!

It will begin on Saturday, April 27th at 5:00 with Holy Mass at St. Mary of the Visitation church (220 E. Jefferson St., Iowa City, IA 52245), with Adoration beginning at 6:30 and going until 10:30 pm.

Come at any time and stay for as long as you want (whether that's 2 minutes or 2 hours), and spend some time in prayer.

Light a candle, listen to music, write down a prayer intention, receive the Word of the Lord, or talk to a priest...this night is about your own encounter with God.

Visit the international Nightfever website to learn more about this initiative of young people that began in Germany in 2005: https://nightfever.org/us/home-us/?target=true

***If you're a young adult interested in volunteering, contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

RETURN YOUR RICE BOWL!

The weekend of Apr 27-28 we will begin accepting filled Rice Bowls.   

Bring yours with you to Mass and place in the Rice Bowl drop box at the Baptism Font, OR stop by during office hours and return your filled Rice Bowl.

THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT! 

City-Wide Catholic Lent & Triduum Schedule of Events (3 Pages)

It's time to see if we can make it to Calvary this year after last year's successful adventure!  Everyone can join in on the 2019 Walk to Calvary, March 6th - April 21st!

HOW?  This Lenten season make weekly sacrifices thru physical and spiritual activities.  Jog, walk, bicycle, shovel snow, house work or pray—youth can count athletic practices attended!

Miles will be reported weekly via the “Healthy Habits” section of our FB page OR the Journey to Calvary logs on the bulletin board.

It is 6,344 miles or 12,672,000 steps from Iowa City to Calvary (Jerusalem, Israel).  

Join in the fun and do something healthy for yourself - spiritually and/or physically!

Ven y participa en esta temporada de Cuaresma en a la caminata hacia al Calvario y al mismo tiempo recoriendo las estaciones de la cuz Se iniciará el 6 de Marzo y se ter-minará el 21 de Abril (7 semanas). Esta temporada de Cua-resma nos recuerda hacer sacrificios semanales a través de actividades físicas y espirituales. Puede caminar, correr, andar en bicicleta, hacer tareas domésticas, o rezar. Los parti-cipantes reportarán sus millas semanalmente a través de la sección "Hábitos saludables" en la página de Facebook de la parochia San Patricio de Iowa City O en la hoja titulada "Viaje al Calvario" localizada cerca del pizarrón de anun-cios hacia tras de la iglesia. El progreso se registrará en un mapa al lado del mismo pizarrón.

Son 6,344 millas o 12, 672,000 pasos.

The KCs monthly collection of cans will not be held April 20th with respect for Holy Week and Easter weekend. 

The next collection will be Sat., May 18th.

 

The Catholic Worker House Fundraiser featuring fajitas, beans, rice, chips-salsa, dessert, beverage and music from HomeBrewed, plus raffles and witness talks!  

Dessert Donations needed!!  Please contact Cheryl, 337-2856, if you would like to donate a dessert!  Thank you in advance! 

In our recent Catholic Social Teaching group which has been meeting on Sundays after 10am Mass, we have been enjoying and learning all about what the Catholic Church teaches on a wide variety of topics.   We have two more Sunday get togethers left (April 7th and 14th).  You need not to have attended previous sessions. Please drop in the Parlor after 10am Mass and join us!

CST 101 is a collaborative 7-part video and discussion guide series presented by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and Catholic Relief Services on Catholic social teaching.  The videos (click on links below) bring the themes of Catholic social teaching to life and inspire us to put our faith into action!  We ROCK as Catholics when we put our faith in action! 

Life and Dignity of the Human Person

Solidarity

Caring for God's Creation

Call to Family, Community and Participation

Option for Poor and Vulnerable

Rights and Responsibilities

Dignity of Work and Rights of Workers  Here is a Free Trade Company mentioned at this gathering.  https://www.serrv.org/

 Thank you for being a great steward for our parish!  It takes a village and we are glad you are a part of ours!

 

Click here! 3 Things to Know about the Sign of the Cross

For more info, please go to STEWARDSHIP on home page, and then select FAMILY LIFE from right side menu, and then scroll down the page.  Here is a direct link:  https://stpatsic.com/stewardship/family-life  

 

Did you know you can publish your parish or school’s activities such as prayer group meetings and faith formation programs in The Catholic Messenger’s Calendar of Events for free?

Do you have a great festival, pancake breakfast, prayer group or special program you’d like people throughout the Diocese of Davenport to know about?

Tell other people about it in The Catholic Messenger.

It’s a real value at $29 per year for 50 issues—print or e-edition. Subscribe now through your parish! 

REGINA SCHOLARSHIPS
On behalf of our charitable benefactors, the Regina Foundation annually awards scholarships for K-12 Regina tuition assistance and college-bound graduating Regina seniors. Students and their families may view criteria and apply for school-year 2019-2020 scholarships online at regina.org/foundation. Applicants will be considered for any scholarship for which they qualify, so you do not need to apply for a specific scholarship. All scholarship applications are due no later than 3:00 pm on April 15 and MUST be completed/submitted online.  Scholarship recipients will be honored on May 22.  

All scholarships are NOT based on financial need, but families are encouraged to complete Regina’s financial aid application by April 15 (available on Regina’s website, regina.org —under Admission) to be eligible for need-based scholarships.

 
Nominate a Regina Teacher, Coach, Staff Member

Nominate a Regina teacher, coach, or staff member who goes “above and beyond” for the Kingery Character Endowment Award.  The recipient will receive $250 to be used in his/her classroom or program at Regina.  Complete an online nomination form at regina.org/foundation (under Scholarships) by April 30.  You can also click here:  https://foundation.regina.org/scholarships/apply-for-scholarships/ 

 

Questions/Comments/Suggestions... We want to hear from you!

If you have questions, comments or suggestions regarding our parish please contact one of your Council members OR... you can now drop us a note in the Offertory!

The Parish Council discussed using a Comment Box in the back of church but decided instead to use the offertory collection basket as their “Comment Box”. 

So, if you have any questions/comments/suggestions you would like to voice, please jot them down, place in an envelope labeled "Parish Council" and drop it in the offertory at any weekend Mass. 

Your Parish Council will review all notes at their monthly Parish Council Meeting. 

Please include your name and contact information and one of us will get back to you.

Thank you!