“Thus faith comes from what is heard, and what is heard comes through the word of Christ.” Romans 10:17
· Mission offering: Each Sunday and Wednesday, the faith formation students in kindergarten thru eighth grade pray the Memorare and the Angelus as a class and then add their pennies and pocket change to the collection container. The monies collected with be given to Archdiocese One. This is an opportunity for our students to not only practice stewardship but have a voice in taking care of what God has asked us to care for, one another, our priest retirement, seminarian education, Catholic Charities immigration Legal Services and maintaining our beautiful Archdiocese Cathedral of St. Raphael.
· On December 10, 2019 from 9:00 a.m.-3:00p.m., a Ministry Leaders Advent Retreat will be held at New Melleray Abby, Peosta. Fr. Jonah, a Trappist monk at the abbey will present two talks on Advent themes. Participants will have the opportunity to pray the Divine Office with the monks, be inspired by talks, spend time in Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation, celebrate Holy Mass, and spend time with other Ministry Leaders. Registration can be found at: https://www.dbqarch.org/events/.
· November 20: There will not be any high school faith formation sessions. Forth-eighth grade will meet as usual.
· November 27: There will not be any faith formation sessions on Thanksgiving Eve for grades 4-12th.