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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



Catholic Charities


Sunday Psalm

Ps 30:2, 4, 5-6, 11, 12, 13

I will praise you, Lord, for you have rescued me.

I will extol you, O LORD, for you drew me clear
and did not let my enemies rejoice over me.
O LORD, you brought me up from the netherworld;
you preserved me from among those going down into the pit.
I will praise you, Lord, for you have rescued me.

Sing praise to the LORD, you his faithful ones,
and give thanks to his holy name.
For his anger lasts but a moment;
a lifetime, his good will.
At nightfall, weeping enters in,
but with the dawn, rejoicing.
I will praise you, Lord, for you have rescued me.

Hear, O LORD, and have pity on me;
O LORD, be my helper.
You changed my mourning into dancing;
O LORD, my God, forever will I give you thanks.
I will praise you, Lord, for you have rescued me.

Gospel Reading
When Jesus had crossed again in the boat to the other side, a large crowd gathered around him, and he stayed close to the sea. One of the synagogue officials, named Jairus, came forward. Seeing him he fell at his feet and pleaded earnestly with him, saying, “My daughter is at the point of death. Please, come lay your hands on her that she may get well and live.” Read More

These days there is a lot of poverty in the world, and that's a scandal when we have so many riches and
resources to give to  everyone. We all have to think about how we can become a little poorer.

First of all, you ask me if the God of Christians forgives one who doesn't believe and doesn't seek the faith.
Premise that - and it's the fundamental thing - the mercy of God has no limits if one turns to him with a sincere and contrite heart; the question for one who doesn't believe in God lies in obeying one's conscience.

Grace is not part of consciousness; it is the amount of light in our souls, not knowledge nor reason.

Pope Francis

Faith Formation Director

Faith Formation
Youth Minister


Prayer Request




 Rosary Group

 Moms' Group

 Lectio Divina

Readings for the Week of June 28

Sunday: Wis 1:13-15; 2:23-24, 2 Cor 8:7, 9, 13-15, Mk 5:21-24, 35b-43
Monday: Acts 12:1-11, 2 Timothy 4:6-8, 17-18, Matthew 16:13-19
Tuesday: Genesis 19:15-29, Matthew 8:23-27
Wednesday: Genesis 21:5, 8-20A, Matthew 8:28-34
Thursday: Genesis 22:1B-19, Matthew 9:1-8
Friday: Ephesians 2:19-22, 2 John 20:24-29
Saturday: Genesis 27:1-5, 15-29, Matthew 9:14-17
Next Sunday: Ezekiel 2:2-5, 2 Corinthians 12:7-10, Mark 6:1-6

Church Pictorial Directory


St. John’s will be having photo-shoots for our new directory on

July 21-25
and again on
August 12-15.

Make plans to have your and your family’s photos included in the new directory.

To schedule your appointment, click on the image above.

If you have questions or would like to help with this project, contact Sharon Dendurent at 319-895-6875 or by e-mail at sdendurent@yahoo.com.


for High School Students

Sound System Demo
July 1
Join Us!

Summer is coming and plans are being made for another exciting Vacation Bible School. Please mark August 4-6 on your calendar
and join us for an Everest adventure, where we will be Conquering Challenges with God's Mighty Power!

The link to register is

June 28, 2015
Thirteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time

News Notes


Operation BackPack

Southeast Linn Community Center is going to keep this program going during the summer for the first time ever, helping those students in need of food assistance year around. St. John's Social Justice Commission is hosting a food drive to help stock the pantry for SE Linn's summer backpack program. This food drive is separate from the weekly food you bring to mass. Learn More

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.

Tired of Writing a Check to the Church Every Week?

Would you like to set up a regular contribution to the church? You may use this form. It requires the free Adobe Acrobat reader, which you can get here.

If you would like to increase your monthly auto pay, please contact the church bookkeeper, Loraine Kula, at 319-895-6246 or lorainestjohn@q.com.

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