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St. Matthew, ApEv

September 21, 2008
St. Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist with a commemoration and Proper Last Gospel of Pentecost XIX. The Blessing of the Sick in honor of our Sorrowful Mother follows all Masses. Please come to the communion rail. The Blessing of Expectant Mothers is available at the communion rail afterward. Join us for the Parish Picnic at the Council Bluff Shelter at Sharon Woods Park from 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Men’s Evening of Recollection
The Holy Name Society never really got off the ground because the organizer moved away early on. So, we are just using this name for our men’s group. Won’t you join? No fees. No meetings. Just come to the occasional spiritual talk followed by socializing. The next meeting is scheduled for this Friday evening, September 26th, at 7:00 PM. Bishop Dolan will be giving a talk titled “An Example of Courage.”

Next Sunday
All our little ones are invited to receive their Guardian Angel Blessing after all the Masses, as we continue our much loved annual custom of Angel Sunday. Set your missal: Pentecost XX, Comm. of St. Wenceslaus and Our Lady and all the Saints. Preface of the Trinity. First Vespers of St. Michael the Archangel with Benediction are at 1:10 PM.

Homeschoolers, shut-ins, those prohibited by distance, and those who just can’t make it: St. Gertrude the Great is now simulcasting our daily School Mass at 11:25 AM. Be sure to visit sgg.org and click on the “Mass Streaming” link. Shut-ins, you can also view our Sunday morning 9 o’clock high Mass. This pastoral provision does not allow you to fulfill your Sunday obligation, but it does provide a truly wonderful opportunity to be at Mass at least “in spirit” for those lawfully impeded from traveling to church. Stay connected!

Cooks Needed
Food needed! We now have three hungry priests to feed. Could you prepare and drop off a dinner from time to time? Reimbursement for costs gladly provided. Give us a call if you can help feed the hungry–a corporal work of mercy.