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Sue Schettler

Parish Life Coordinator

Parish Priest

Rev. John R. Flaherty

Mass Schedule

Sunday 8:30 AM


Additional Weekend Masses

All Saints: Saturday 4:00 PM

St. Isidore: Saturday 6:00 PM

All Saints: Sunday 10:30 AM


Daily Mass Times

As stated in the weekly bulletin


Sacrament of Reconciliation

Sunday 8:00 AM
or by appointment



Liturgical Ministers Schedule

Hallmark and Cherry Ridge


Sunday Psalm

Ps 119:57, 72, 76-77, 127-128, 129-130

Lord, I love your commands.

I have said, O LORD, that my part
is to keep your words.
The law of your mouth is to me more precious
than thousands of gold and silver pieces.
Lord, I love your commands.

Let your kindness comfort me
according to your promise to your servants.
Let your compassion come to me that I may live,
for your law is my delight.
Lord, I love your commands.

For I love your command
more than gold, however fine.
For in all your precepts I go forward;
every false way I hate.
Lord, I love your commands.

Wonderful are your decrees;
therefore I observe them.
The revelation of your words sheds light,
giving understanding to the simple.
Lord, I love your commands.

This Week's Readings


Faith Formation Director

Faith Formation
Youth Minister


Prayer Request




 Rosary Group

 Moms' Group

 Lectio Divina


7Readings for the Week of July 27

Sunday: 1 Kgs 3:5, 7-12/Rom 8:28-30/Mt 3:44-52 or 13:44-46
Monday: Jer 13:1-11/Mt 13:31-35
Tuesday: Jer 14:17-22/Jn 11:19-27 or Lk 10:38- 42
Wednesday: Jer 15:10, 16-21/Mt 13:44-46
Thursday: Jer 18:1-6/Mt 13:47-53
Friday: Jer 26:1-9/Mt 13:54-58
Saturday: Jer 26:11-16, 24/Mt 14:1-12
Next Sunday: Is 55:1-3/Rom 8:35, 37-39/Mt 14:13-21

Daily Reflections
What Every Christian Should Know
Study the Gospels in a Year
Study the Catechism in a Year

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July 27 2014
Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

News Notes

Vacation Bible School

Registration for VBS is open! Kids love crazy, weird animals…the weirder the better. So we searched the globe for the most special, unique, rare, never-before-seen animals we could find to help kids discover what Jesus one-of-a-kind love means in their lives. Join this zoo crew―register to be a part of Weird Animals VBS! The dates are August 4-6. Registration fee is $15 for one child, $30 for 2, and $40 for 3 or more. Please send payments to Conni Swart, 224 Oak Ridge Drive SE, Mount Vernon, IA 52314.

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Volunteers Needed for VBS 2014

If you or your child (5th grade and older) are interested in volunteering, please sign up at our VolunteerSpot page at http://vols.pt/KLcNrh or email Conni Swart at conni_ellyn@yahoo.com.

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Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

... takes place the first Friday of each month after the 8:30 mass. Please contact Dennis Ludwig at eutopia83@aol.com for information.

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