Engaged Sponsor Couples are married couples who mentor engaged couples as they prepare for the Sacrament of Marriage. Approximately 5-7 meetings are held during the preparation process with the engaged couple using the guidebook, Together Forever for Better or Worse.
Those engaged couples wishing to participate in this ministry as they prepare for marriage are asked to contact the Ministry Leaders or the Parish Office, 319-337-2856, to be assigned.
|Contact||Scott and Jan Miller
Family Life Commission supports and enriches the lives of all parishioners, newcomers, and their families at all stages of their lives in their relationships with one another, whether they be youth, single, married, widowed, divorced, grandparents raising grandchildren, empty nesters, etc.; and in doing so, to continue to build the St. Patrick church family with the end purpose being to serve God.
This commission meets as needed for planning.
The Commission Chair position is currently open.
They also attend the wedding rehearsal to give advice and guidance to the bridal party and to ensure that church guidelines are being followed regarding flower placement, photography and to make sure the church environment is clean and ready to use for parish activities when the wedding is over.
Please contact the ministry leader if you are interested in this ministry or wish to volunteer for a scheduled wedding.
Wedding Anniversary Celebration is for all couples in the parish who are celebrating a milestone anniversary (1, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30,35, 40, 45, 50+). A special blessing and reception in honor of the couples is celebrated in the summer.
Announcements are made from the ambo and posted on the website and bulletin board. Interested couples are asked to sign-up to receive a special invitation and then RSVP to the committee their intent.