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Weekly Bulletin - Week of 1/11/2009

posted Jan 12, 2009, 11:53 AM by Arian Kulp   [ updated Jan 12, 2009, 11:59 AM ]

Next Sunday is the Sacred Gift of Life Sunday

Each year at this time, the teens in our Archdiocese are encouraged to bring to our attention, the sanctity of life and the tragedy of the eroding of the value of life, especially through abortion. The Sunday that precedes January 22, the date that the infamous Roe v. Wade which legalized abortion was decided, is dedicated as the Sacred Gift of Life Sunday. Join us for a Supplication Service for the Victims of Abortion at 6PM next Sunday.

Newspaper Article on Fundraising

The Iowa City Press Citizen ran an article on our fundraising efforts in their January 9 edition. Here is the link to the online version.

News on Fundraising

For the latest up-to-date totals on our fundraising, go to our Capital Campaign page. A downloadable copy of our fundraising material is also available on this page. This is an easy way to get the word out about our effort. Sending this link to family and friends will help us get information to more people in a quicker fashion. We continue to proceed with our fundraising and to date, we have $142,000 dedicated to purchasing our building. We pray that we will be in a position to complete the purchase by January 25. Our goal is $275,000. We are planning a fundraising event to be held at Old Brick (26 E Market St., Iowa City) for sometime on the weekend on January 29-31. When the date and time are determined, more information will be given. This event promises to provide great music and food and much more!

Daily Akathist Prayers for our Building Purchase

We have been organizing daily Akathist prayers, to be said in our homes through the entire time we are preparing to purchase our new building, until January 25th. We recognize our need to rely on God through this process, and ask for his wisdom and guidance, and through the various Akathist prayers (booklets of which are available at church) we ask the Lord for this and ask the saints to pray for this on our behalf. A sign-up sheet is posted a church. Two slots are listed for each day. Will you join us in prayer so that all that we do with regard to this building opportunity would be pleasing to God?

House Blessing Schedule

It is time to start thinking about having your home blessed between Theophany (January 6) and the beginning of Lent (March 1). Fr. Ignatius would like to visit as many of you in your homes as possible during this time. A sign-up sheet is posted. Please suggest a date and a time and Father will confirm if that time will work.

Do You Have a Prayer Request?

Please give it to Fr. Ignatius and he will distribute it by email to all those on the Prayer Chain.

Holy Bread and Coffee Hour

For Sunday January 18, we need a volunteer to provide the holy bread. The food for coffee hour will be brought by the Van Dinter family. Thank you in advance. Anybody who would like to host the coffee hour or bake the holy bread can sign up at church to do so.

Food For Thought:

A person who goes to confession often, and who does not accumulate a great weight of sin on his soul, cannot be otherwise than healthy. Confession is a salutary unburdening of the soul. In this respect confession is of immense significance, as also is a life supported by the saving succour of the Church.

Fr. Alexander Elchaninov, "The Diary of a Russian Priest", p. 213.