Outreach will feature Steve Freemon,
a Catholic that slowly drifted away
from his faith after moving away
from home. After losing his
wife in her mid 20′s and his parents
shortly after, he became angry with
God and drifted even further away.
Come hear his amazing personal
witness of how God called him back
to the Church.
The talk begins
at 7:00 pm at St. Joseph Church in
Marion, followed by refreshments.
All are welcome so please invite a
friend, there is no charge. Daycare
Promise of Linn County is a
non-denominational organization for
transition. More than 160
communities and 5000 churches are a part
this national network, December 2012
marks the start for Linn County
. St Wenceslaus is one of the 12 Linn
County host churches; many others have
to providing volunteers.
Volunteers can share their time and
talents in several ways, usually a
few hours every 3 months.
Each week host churches take turns
hosting 3 families.
Volunteer opportunities include:
cooking/serving meals, dinner/evening
hosts, overnight hosts.
& Mary Women’s Conference will be
held on Saturday, February 16, 2013
at the Grand River Center in Dubuque.
This all-day conference is a great
grow in your faith with 400 other women
from around the tri-state area. Register
Forms are available in the vestibule and
can be downloaded here.
Oct 26 students
completed a wide variety of
Family Promise of Linn County
Family Promise is a nonprofit
and non-denominational organization
for families in transition.
There are over 160 networks across
the US with over 5000 congregations
and 150,000 volunteers.
After more than 2 years of planning,
Family Promise will begin in Linn
County in November 2012.
Ann Seton is the host for the next
Monday, December 3 6:30-8:00
John and Phyllis Harris, long time
parishioners at St.
Elizabeth's, will witness how
was present to them as they
battled John's life-threatening
cancer; and how they were
changed by God's love for
them. If you or someone you
know are experiencing
similar trials you won't want to
miss hearing their story.
A light dinner will be served and
child care provided.
There is no charge and all are
invites you to attend the
October outreach event at St.
Ludmilla's in Cedar Rapids on
Monday, October 29 at 6:30
p.m. Deacon Jim Berger
will talk about how he was
transformed by God's grace from
a selfish husband and father to
a man moved to serve his family
and the Church as a Deacon, and
as a servant of the poor in his
community. The talk will
be followed by a light
dinner. There is no charge
and all are welcome.
Daycare will be provided.
Pius X Catholic Church Cedar
to Promised Land -John
an ex-London mobster who was a serious
face in London's east end, will
witness his powerful and miraculous
story of how Christ changed his
life. John is an international
speaker who has inspired hundreds of
thousands to grow in their
faith. A free light supper will
be provided and all are welcome.
Come and hear this inspiring story!
Bring your lawn
chairs or blankets & picnic supper
Sept 23– Brook Hoover's
Rockabilly Throwdown -
Old Time Country 50s-60s60s
AUG 5 - Cedar Island
St Wenceslaus will participate in a special
community-wide ringing of the bells ceremony
as part of
Mercy’s Hall-Perrine Cancer Center
dedication event Thursday, July 19, at 5
p.m. The bells signify
ringing inhope in the fight against cancer throughout
our community and the community
bell-ringing will provide a meaningful
kick-off to this event.
Medical Center’s Hall-Perrine Cancer Center
Grand Opening Celebration & Dedication
July 19, 2012
to 7 p.m. (Program & ribbon cutting at
10th St. SE, Cedar Rapids
for Catholic Mothers & DaughtersWould
like to understand your Catholic Faith
better and learn how to explain it to
If so, we would like to invite girls ages
6-14 and their mothers to join GRACE Girls,
a group dedicated to exploring and sharing
the Catholic Faith. This is the 2nd
year of GRACE Girls, and our monthly
sessions will include prayer, bible reading,
learning more about Catholic Church
teachings, games, music, crafts, and
If you would like more information, download
a GRACE Girls flyer, which provides our
mission statement, the schedule of topics
and dates, and a sign-up form.
Our 1st session will be Saturday, September
15 1-3 p.m. at Immaculate Conception’s
For more information, please call Kim at
OUR LIFE REGIONAL CONFERENCE
is a non-profit Catholic Conference.
It is a grassroots effort of faith springing
out of the heart of Iowa and blessed by
Bishop Richard E. Pates of the Diocese of
conference was conceived in 2008 and was
inspired by the Holy Spirit pulling
on the hearts of two women in central
Iowa. They prayed, gathered a
spiritually motivated group of volunteers,
and secured world-renowned speakers.
result was a first–of-its kind Catholic
Conference. Now we are offering a second
Christ Our Life conference focused on
bringing Catholics together, inspiring,
celebrating and exploring their faith and
bringing souls to Christ. The conference is
Sept 22-23 at the Wells Fargo Arena in Des
The all-weekend pass for adults is $25,
students/youth (college and under) is
Tickets are available for purchase in the
Checks are made payable to Christ Our Life
is holding a fundraiser during RAGBRAI's
Cedar Rapids July
In partnership with Metro
Catholic Outreach St. Wenceslaus Church will
be hosting a Pork and Dumpling dinner
as well as a bake sale
and Breakfast on the Bridge. We are
looking for bakers to help with pies and
goods, as well as help the evening of the
dinner, and the morning of the breakfast.
Proceeds from the dinner will be shared
between the parish and MCO; proceeds from
the bake sales Thursday and Friday
will help support MCO's food
pantry and financial assistance
program. Please see the following
website to volunteer for this event!
your lawn chairs or blankets &
August 5– Cedar
Jimmy Buffet, island, tropical rock
8 - Tetraphony
Novena for Religious
Members of the
local Catholic community are gathering
downtown on May’s Island June 25- July 3
“Novena for Religious Liberty.”
Each evening 7 to 8 p.m. those gathered
will pray the novena and the
Patriotic Rosary for our country and our
government officials, and also for the
protection of our right to religious
Thank you to Fr
Podhajsky, Kim Smith, and Bridget Schnaufer
for leading us in this wonderful witness
for religious freedom!
Czech Heritage Park
All concerts start
All concerts are
Bring your lawn
chairs or blankets & picnic supper
Bottled water &
this September, Catholicism: A
Journey to the Heart of the Faith,
will be offered at Immaculate Conception
and St. Wenceslaus. This 11-week study,
developed and taught by Fr. Robert
Barron, will lead you to over 50
locations in 16 different countries,
where you will learn what we as
Catholics believe and why . . .
and discover the full meaning of the