This Week: Last Week before Advent
We are the Roman Catholic Faith Community of St. Philomena, called to live the Gospel of Jesus Christ through our celebrating and praying together, through our support of the faith development of each member and through our compassionate service and care for one another and the world. We do this because of our commitment to our faith, our hope in the reign of God and our love of God and neighbor.
Please join us Thanksgiving morning for the Holy Mass at 9:00 am. It is not a Holy Day of Obligation, but as Fr. Steve says, it is a Holy Day. Also, please bring a non-perishable canned or boxed good for the less fortunate.
The office will be closed Thursday and Friday, and there will be no morning Mass on Friday.
Advent Penance Service
Please join us for the Sacrament of Reconciliation on December 3 at 7:00 pm. 4 priests will be available for individual confession in English or Spanish.
This month the Outreach Program will be collecting warm clothing items and food for the following programs. There will be boxes labeled for the particular program inside the main entrance to place these items:
- St. Martin de Porres Shelter for Men is in need of hats, warm gloves, scarves, light weight fleece blankets, and new or gently used bath towels.
- Pregnancy Aid provides for our local needy families. We are in need of winter coats, pajamas, toys, and children’s books.
- Des Moines Food Bank: Donations of nonperishable food items are greatly needed this season.
The St. Philomena Library is Online!
Did you know that the St. Philomena Library is now online? There are actually over 1000 items available for checkout. Try the search box below, then come by the library in the Parish Hall after one of the Sunday morning Masses to pick up your selection.
How it works: the search engine will look for items containing all of the terms that you type into the search box. You can enter a keyword, author’s name, etc. The search engine is not case-sensitive.