The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has asked for an emergency collection to be taken up on September 23 and September 24 for the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma. We will take up this collection, together with the Religious Education Collection, as the Second Collection on September 23 and September 24. All gold Religious Education envelopes will go toward the Religious Education collection. All loose checks and cash will support Hurricane Irma. While this request comes so soon after the emergency collection for Hurricane Harvey, we truly appreciate your generosity, and most of all your prayers, for all those affected by Hurricane Irma.
Please join Bishop Burbidge on Friday September 8 at 1:30pm by praying a Rosary for Racial Healing. The Rosary will be prayed across the Diocese through the use of a conference call. Please call 641-715-3580 and use pass code 951981 to join the call with the Bishop.
There will be a second collection taken up on September 9/10 at all Masses for the victims of Hurricane Harvey. Checks should be made out to St Mary with Hurricane Harvey in the memo line. Additionally, donations are being accepted online by the Diocese at arlingtondiocese.org.
There will not be a 6:30am Mass on Monday, September 4 (Labor Day). There will still be a 9am and 12noon Mass. Please note, the parish office will be closed in observance of the holiday.