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St. James Catholic Church
109 6th Ave. SW, Le Mars, IA 51031
712-546-5201
Catho li c P aris h
October 12, 2014
St. Joseph Catholic Church
605 Plymouth St. NE, Le Mars, IA 51031
712-546-5223
Assumption Catholic Church
615 5th St., Merrill, IA 51038
St. Joseph Catholic Church, Ellendale
23533 K-22 Merrill, IA 51038
St. Joseph Catholic Church
430 Main St., Struble, IA 51031
Twenty-Eighth Sunday
In Ordinary Time
We, though many, are ONE BODY in Christ
Our sympathy and prayers to the
family of Pam Rohmiller of
St. Joseph Parish, Le Mars. Pam
entered eternal life on Oct 7, 2014.
Eternal Rest Grant Unto Her, O Lord
2014 Diocesan Annual Appeal
Parish Goals
Assumption $ 4,939
Ellendale $ 4,289
Struble
$ 3,028
St. James $ 36,311
St. Joseph $ 39,948
Congratulations to Emily Heuertz &
Edward “Ted” Michael Glynn who were
married October 4, 2014 at St. Joseph,
Le Mars. May God bless their marriage
for many years!
Pledges
$ 1,995.00
$ 1,216.00
$ 2,547.00
$ 9,144.50
$17,874.00
Message from Msgr. Mark....
Brady Kenneth Rolfes, son of Kyle
& Meagan Rolfes was baptized at
St. James Parish, Le Mars on Oct
4, 2014. Welcome, Brady
Thanks to all who have already demonstrated support for
this year's Diocesan Annual Appeal. Our goals are as follows: Merrill: $4,939; Ellendale: $4,289; Struble: $3,028.
Please use the pledge-form you received in the mail to
make a generous contribution, placing it in the return envelope and depositing it in our Sunday
collection.
Welcome New Members
St. Joseph, Le Mars welcomes:
 Rose Michel & Jean Joseph family;
Valucci & Gabriella
 Chad & Sarah Pecks family: Aiden & Mia
Priests of the Diocese of Sioux City will be gathered
together in convocation this coming week--MondayThursday--and so there will be no weekday Masses
scheduled. Please remember us in prayer as we listen,
discern and pray together.
We’re happy you have joined us!
Pray for a safe and successful harvest!
No Mass at Neptune this week
St. Joseph/Gehlen Catholic
All School Reunion Meeting Sunday, Oct. 12
Blessings upon your week from Monsignor Mark
The Chairpersons of the 2014 Harvest Dinner would like to
extend a sincere Thank You to everyone who made our
dinner so successful! Without the generosity and hard
work of our parishioners – including our young people, and
some outside volunteers – our dinners would not be
possible. And a huge Thank You to our guests! We enjoy
seeing you each year and appreciate your loyalty to
St. Joseph’s Church, Struble.
Please consider attending the organizational meeting
Sunday, Oct. 12, 7pm in the school library, any
help is greatly appreciated.
First Reconciliation/First Communion
Parent Meeting
Parents of those in the cluster who will be making their
First Communion next April are invited to a meeting
7:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 22, at St. Joseph
Church Hall. This meeting is for parents who have
children at Gehlen or in the Wednesday night or
Ellendale Religious Education programs. Contact
Sr. Jeanette for more information.
Assumption, Merrill: Altar Society meeting, Tues Oct 14
7pm in basement. Refreshments served.
Fall Service Day
Gehlen Catholic has not set a date for Fall Service
Day. You can now submit your requests by calling the
school at 546-4181 or:
1. Go to www.gehlencatholic.org
2. Click on the Fall Service Day link under the news
section on the right hand side, complete & submit
the form
ANOINTING MASS
Wed. Oct. 22 Gehlen Catholic Anointing Mass at
St. Joseph, Le Mars 8:45am
Rolls/coffee to follow in parish hall
All are welcome to attend
Watch Gehlen Catholic's website, church bulletins,
Sentinel, or listen to KLEM for more information.
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October 19, 2014
Gehlen & Spalding Catholic Schools
invites you to register to vote for
"Gehlen Catholic School" today!
St. James Greeters/Gift Bearers
4:30pm Jeff & Jenny Barthole family
8:00am Richard & Holly Theisen family
10:00am Ken & Karen Nelson
Gehlen Catholic High School IS
registered for
Celebrate My Drive!
Now we need YOU to register to vote!
St. Joseph, Le Mars Gift Bearers
5:00pm Lance/Patty Sitzmann
9:00am Paul/Barb Sitzmann
11:00am Dan & Toni Sitzmann family
Visit www.celebratemydrive.com and register your
email addresses (personal, work, and Facebook!).
Select "Gehlen Catholic High School" Le Mars, IA.
Celebrate My Drive is the biggest teen driver safety
celebration in North America. Last year, Gehlen
Catholic won $25,000. This year, we have set our
goal to win one of the $100,000 grants and even
a private concert by The Band Perry.
If we win again in 2014, the dollars will be allocated
by the Board of Education to the following:
Hospital/Nursing Home Ministry Schedule
Hospital Oct 13: Paul Gengler
Weekend of Oct 19:
Hospital/Shut-ins: Lori Brown, Dick Ahlers
Brentwood: Steve Wick
Abbey: Bob/Audrey Kurth
Plymouth Manor: Kathy Frus, Sue Becker
Park Place/Prime Living: Tom/Cecilia Henrich
1. 10% to Floyd Valley Hospital, per the grant, for
teen safe driving education
2. Gehlen Catholic elementary playground
3. A special project for Gehlen Catholic High
School
4. Spalding Catholic - Granville Center to help
offset handicapped accessible needs
2. National Honor Society for 8th grade tuition
scholarships
3. Cheerleaders
Coffee/Donuts after Mass
St. Joseph, Le Mars will again be serving
coffee/donuts after the 9am Mass beginning on
Sunday, Oct. 26. All are welcome to join us
for Mass, coffee & fellowship.
Coffee’s hosted by these groups:
1st Sunday: KC’s
2nd Sunday: Catholic Daughters
3rd Sunday: Pastoral Council
4th Sunday: Josephine’s
5th Sunday: Finance Committee
Keep up with the celebration! Make sure to follow
Celebrate My Drive on Facebook, Twitter, and
Instagram for the latest news and updates
Take Note....
The Perpetual Adoration Core team is pleased to
announce that Jerry and Ingrid Ripley are the new
coordinators for Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration for the
Le Mars Cluster. Deacon Tom and Cecilia Henrich, who
were the coordinators for the past 10 months have
stepped aside to allow Tom to devote his time and energy
to assisting Fr. Kevin more fully with the needs of the
parish. As a reminder, if you need to find a substitute for
your scheduled hour, please use the substitute lists you
were given to find your own substitute. If you need a new
list, they are available under the sign in table outside of
the adoration chapel. If you can't find a substitute, call
one of the four division leaders assigned to your six hour
block of time. Jerry and Ingrid can be contacted at (402)
404-0499. We'd like to thank everyone for their continued
assistance with this meaningful and important ministry!
Catholic Daughters to host our Deacons
The next meeting will be Monday, Oct 27, 6:30pm.
serving taverns, salads & desserts. The program
will be by our Deacons Paul Gengler & Tom
Henrich. Holiday Dinner tickets will be on sale at
this meeting. Hope to see you all there!!!
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Note: Holiday Dinner party will be Monday, Nov
24...catered dinner with program by Fr. David
Hemann..St. Michael’s Parish, Sioux City—guitar
music/singing. Mark your calendars now & plan to
spend a great evening with us. All ladies are
welcome to attend!!!
MASS SCHEDULE
Giving to Msgr. Lafferty is Beneficial!
In the October 2, 2014, edition of The Catholic Globe, Le Mars
businessman, Jim Klein, discussed why "Giving to MLTF (Msgr.
Lafferty Tuition Foundation) is Beneficial."
Mon Oct 13
Tue Oct 14
Wed Oct 15
Thu Oct 16
How did you find out about MLTF? I have known about
MLTF for several years now. I believe I first heard about it at a
finance meeting at Gehlen Catholic. I have attended luncheons
and meetings hosted by the Gehlen development office where
MLTF was explained.
What surprised you about the fund (MLTF)? It seemed too
good to be true, but it really is a way for people to donate wihtout
costing them much. It is also surprising how easy it is to make a
donation and receive tax credits.
Fri
Oct 17 8:45am St. Joseph, Le Mars
Bernard & Elizabeth Heuertz
Sat Oct. 18 4:30pm St. James, Le Mars
Shirley Traufler
Eveline Hoffman
5:00pm St. Joseph, Le Mars
People of St. Joseph
5:30pm Assumption, Merrill
Christian Mothers
Sun Oct 19 8:00am St. James, Le Mars
Anita Kilpatrick
Jerry Rolling
8:30am St. Joseph, Ellendale
William Theisen
9:00am St. Joseph, Le Mars
Bradley Sitzmann (A)
10:00am St. Joseph, Struble
For the People
10:00am St. James, Le Mars
St. James Parish
11:00am St. Joseph, Le Mars
Elwood Koopman (A)
What do you see as the benefits of donating to MLTF that you
would encourage others to donate? The person who makes the
donation benefits and the children who need financial assistance
benefit greatly, too. I see how much of a tax savings it can be for
the people to donate to MLTF. I have seen where farmers who
make grain donations are able to realize additional tax savings. I
really encourage farmers who haven't looked closely at the program to talk to their tax advisor or someone who is familiar with
the program to see how well it can work for them.
Other insights? As a member of the school finance committee, I
see how important it is to the school budget. It allows more families to choose a Catholic education that may not have been able to
afford the full tuition. With MLTF, not as many dollars need to
be taken out of the budget for school assistance.
Who is Jim Klein? Jim is the Vice President of American Bank,
Le Mars. Jim is a Spalding Catholic graduate and father of our
children who have and/or are attending Gehlen Catholic
School. Jim is a member of both the St. James and Gehlen Catholic Finance Committees.
Oct 12: Seney Broasted Pork Chop dinner 11-2
Oct 12: Brunsville Legion Breakfast 8:30-1
Oct 12: Bishop’s Dinner
Oct 12: Halloween Bingo at St. Joseph, Ellendale
5-7:30pm
Oct 19: Confirmation 1pm
Oct 22: Anointing Mass at St. Joseph, Le Mars
Nov. 2 Gehlen Fine Arts Turkey Dinner
Nov 22-23: Mountain Man Snack Sales
St. Joseph, Le Mars
Dec 7: Assumption, Merrill Soup/Sandwich
luncheon 11-2
Dec 13: Christmas Candy Walk at St. James
Dec 20-21: Holiday Sweet Shoppe Sale,
St. Joseph, Le Mars
Jan 25-31, 2015: Catholic Schools Week
June 19-20, 2015: 61st Anniversary St. Joseph's/
Gehlen Catholic All-School Reunion
Sept 26, 2015: Bishop’s Dinner
April 25-26, 2014: First Communion
No Mass
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Oct 5, 2014
Fr. Kevin Richter, Pastor
Parish Office: 712-546-5223
Hours:8-1 daily
Mailing Address: 605 Plymouth St., NE
Le Mars, IA 51031
Email: [email protected]
Fax: 546-8346
Confessions: 30 minutes prior to weekend Masses
Prayer Chain: Joan Anthony: 546-6059
Website: www.stjoelemars.org
ST. J OSEPH, LE MARS FINANCES
Income
Adult Tithing.........................$12,853.95
Loose Offering......................$ 557.00
Funds for Needy ...................$ 264.50
Total Income........................$13,675.45
Capital Campaign Pledges $2,415.00
Students...................................
73.77
Total........................................$2,488.77
Fr. Paul Eisele, Administrator
Parish Office: 712-546-5201
Hall: 712-546-6644
Mailing Address: 109 6th Ave. SW
Le Mars, IA
Email: [email protected]
Fax: 546-8696
Confessions:30 minutes prior to weekday & weekend
Masses & 1 hour prior on Saturdays
Prayer Chain:Phyllis Monroe: 540-2307
Website: www.saintjameslemars.org
Note: Please write separate checks for each donation.
ST JAMES LE MARS FINANCES
Adult Tithing............................$11,818.00
Student......................................$
8.00
Loose.........................................$ 291.32
Total Income...........................$12,117.32
It is greatly appreciated when you make separate checks
for your donations to the special collections.
Msgr. Mark Duchaine, Administrator
[email protected]
Cell: 712-898-1894
Mailing Address: 605 Plymouth St., NE,
Le Mars, IA 51031
Confessions: 30 minutes prior to weekend Masses
ASSUMPTION MERRILL
Income
Adult Tithing.............................. $ 764.08
Loose Offering............................$ 19.00
Total Income..................................$ 783.08
Needed Each Week......................$1,700.00
Under Budge(Week)...................$ 916.92
Assumption, Merrill
615 5th St., Merrill
Prayer Chain: Marge Osborn 938-2258
Hall Rent: Judy Nilles, 546-4647
St. Joseph, Ellendale
23533 K-22, Merrill
Prayer Chain: Ann DeRocher 712-938-2007
Hall Rent: Betty Pridie 712-239-3699
ST J OSEPH ELLENDALE
Income
Adult Tithing..............................$ 1,136.00
Loose Offering............................$ 33.50
Total Income.................................$1,169.50
Needed Each Week.....................$1,550.00
Under Budget (Week)...............$ 380.50
St. Joseph, Struble
430 Main St.
Prayer Chain: Mary VanderMolen 562-6581
Hall Rent: Annette Kuiken 562-6269
Calvary Cemetery....
To purchase cemetery lots at Calvary Cemetery,
contact Steve DeRocher at 540-5220.
ST J OSEPH STRUBLE
GEHLEN CATHOLIC SCHOOL
Website......................www.gehlencatholic.org
Phone.............. ........... 712-546-4181
DIRECTOR OF FAITH FORMATION
Sister Jeanette Homan……712-546-5223
[email protected]
Income
Adult Tithing.............................$ 2,039.00
Loose Offering..........................$
29.00
Total Income...............................$ 2,068.00
Needed Each Week...................$ 1,400.00
Over Budget (Week).................$ 668.00
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