Youth Jam Dec 2017

Youth Jam!

This was the first Youth Jam we’ve attended. Our youth minister had a

scheduling conflict that day, and since my son was the only one from our church

who signed up to attend, it led me to be the adult chaperone. Truly, I was glad

though, as I wanted to learn more about this “Youth Jam” event.

I learned a great deal. I learned that Youth Jam is a casual way to add another

layer of trust, another layer of intimacy, and another layer of personal relationship

with your youth. At times these kids and we adults … Continue reading…

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AMERICAN MARTYRS RETREAT HOUSE

November 15-30, 2017 EVENTS

 

November 15 – Pastors & Parish Life Coordinators of Multiple Parishes: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

November 16 – Pastor Luther Thoresen: 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

November 19 – Centering Prayer: 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

November 20 – Priest Support Group: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

November 23 – Thanksgiving

November 24 – AMRH office closed

November 28 – Nazareth Lutheran Church: 12:00 noon – 3:00 p.m.

November 30 – Archdiocese of Dubuque Newly Ordained Priests: 2:00 – 6:00 p.m.

 

HOLY HOUR OF ADORATION

Please join us for Eucharistic Adoration the second Tuesday of each month from

6:30 p.m.—7:30 p.m. … Continue reading…

11-27-17 Bulletin Insert Suggestion

A Bulletin Insert Suggestion for November 27, 2017

Sunday, November 27, we begin a new Liturgical Year on the First Sunday in Advent. Consider what the four Sunday liturgies of Advent and the Holy Day and Sunday Liturgies of Christmas have to say to those preparing for baptism, confirmation and first communion.

 

The four Sundays of Advent have more to say than simply, “prepare”. We recall what our ancestors hoped for in a Messiah, we wait for the final coming of Christ (Advent I), we renew our commitment to justice (Advent II), we seek and recognize the presence of Christ (Advent III), … Continue reading…

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November 1-30, 2017 EVENTS

 

November 3 – AMRH Advisory Board – 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

 

November 3-5 – Knights of Columbus of the State of Iowa: Retreat begins at 8:00 p.m. Friday and ends with lunch on Sunday.

Theme: The King; the King’s Knights; the Kingdom

 

The thrust of this retreat is to explore and meditate on the marvelous mystery of the reign of God as spoken of and acted upon by Jesus Christ. Then, to touch upon how the Knights of Columbus can carry on and carry out what Jesus began 21 centuries ago. A … Continue reading…

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October 15-31, 2017 EVENTS

 

October 14-15 – St. Stephen Antioch Retreat: Arrive 7:30 a.m. Saturday. Departure 5:00 p.m. Sunday.

 

October 15 – Centering Prayer: 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

 

October 17 – Birthright Annual Dinner & Program: Social 5:30 p.m. – Dinner 6:00 p.m. – Program 7:00-8:00 p.m.

 

October 19-22 – Xavier Kairos: Team arrives 12:30 p.m. and students arrive 5:30 p.m. Thursday. Departure after lunch Sunday.

 

October 21 – Archdiocesan Stewardship Committee: 9:30 a.m. – depart after lunch.

 

October 22-26 – Preached Priest Retreat: Arrival 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Sunday. Retreat begins 8:00 p.m. Departure after lunch … Continue reading…

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AMERICAN MARTYRS RETREAT HOUSE

October 1-31, 2017 EVENTS

 

October 1 – Secular Franciscans: 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

 

October 1 – Centering Prayer: 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

 

October 2 – C.D.A., St. Patrick Church, Cedar Falls: 4:00 – 9:00 p.m.

 

October 3 – Nazareth Lutheran Church: 12:00 noon – 3:00 p.m.

 

October 6 – Columbus Sophomore Renewal: Team arrives 7:00 a.m. and students arrive 7:30 p.m. Departure 1:45 p.m.

 

October 6-8 – C.D.A./Women’s Retreat: Arrival 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Retreat begins 8:00 p.m. Friday. Departure after lunch on Sunday.

 

Theme: “Live Successfully with Faith, Hope and Charity.”

With these three virtues active in our life we … Continue reading…

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AMERICAN MARTYRS RETREAT HOUSE

September 15-30, 2017 EVENTS

 

September 15-17 – IMPACT: Team arrives 2:00 p.m. Friday and retreatants arrive 7:30-8:30 a.m. Saturday. Depart by 3:30 p.m. Sunday.

 

September 17 – Centering Prayer: 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

 

September 18 – Priest Support Group: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

 

September 18 – Priest Support Group: 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

 

September 18 – Priest Support Group: 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

 

September 19 – PAMAD: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

 

September 20 – NCYC “A” Team Meeting: 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

 

September 22-24 – Veteran’s Retreat – Part II: Arrive 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Friday and depart … Continue reading…

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September 3 – Secular Franciscans: 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

 

September 3 – Centering Prayer: 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

 

September 4 – Labor Day: AMRH office is closed.

 

September 7 – Archdiocesan Faith Formation Commission: 5:00 – 8:15 p.m.

 

September 8 – Columbus Freshman Renewal: Team arrives 7:00 a.m. – students arrive 7:30 a.m. and all depart 1:45 p.m.

 

September 11-13 – Newly Ordained of the State of Iowa: Arrive 1:00-3:00 p.m. Monday and depart after lunch Wednesday.

 

September 15-17 – IMPACT: Team arrives 4:00 p.m. Friday and retreatants arrive 7:30-8:30 a.m. Saturday. Depart by 3:30 p.m. Sunday.

 

September 17 – Centering Prayer: 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

 

September 18 … Continue reading…

The Mass: We Gather, We Remember, We Celebrate, We Are Sent

Faith Formation Leaders in the Mason City and New Hampton areas provided their catechists with an in-service on Sunday, August 27. All were invited to share in a simple meal and time for visiting at Holy Family church hall in Mason City. After the meal, everyone went into the church and listened as Father Gary Mayer explained the importance of attending Mass with our community of faith and the significance and meaning of various parts of a church building.

This was followed by a presentation that compared the Mass (our Eucharistic meal) to a family meal. As each comparison was made … Continue reading…

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August 15-31, 2017 EVENTS

 

August 15 – Women’s Conference Committee: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

 

August 17 – AMRH Advisory Board: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

 

August 20 – Centering Prayer: 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

 

August 21 – Priest Support Group: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

 

August 24 – Archdiocesan Catholic School Board: 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.

 

August 25-27 – Veteran’s Retreat – Part I: Arrive 4:00-7:00 p.m. Friday and depart after lunch Sunday.

 

Mayslake Ministries offers free spiritual outreach programs to our military men and women suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress. For many soldiers, life, including their spiritual life, has been … Continue reading…