Around the Diocese
A list of upcoming events around the Diocese of Des Moines
Nov. 17 Saturday
NORWALK – St. John the Apostle youth group will be serving a soup supper from 6-8 p.m. in the parish social hall. Cost is a free-will donation. Proceeds will go to this year's community service project of helping to pay off negative lunch balances in the Norwalk school district.
Catholic Daughters of the Americas
DES MOINES -- Court Ave Maria No. 302 will meet at 9 a.m. at the Basilica of St. John. Mass will be followed by the program and business meeting. Speaker will be Mike Peters, executive director of KWKY Catholic radio.
Dec. 1 Sat. -- Dec. 2 Sun.
DES MOINES -- The Altar & Rosary Society of the Basilica of St. John will hold its Annual Christmas Potpourri Sat. from 3 - 6 p.m. & Sun. from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will be in the Father Daniel Mulvihill Hall below the church located at 1915 University Ave. Admission is free. Quilt raffle, great holiday gifts and delicious baked goods. Soup and sandwiches available after 4 p.m. Mass on Saturday and cinnamon rolls and lunch available on Sunday. Questions? Call Evie Nemec at 515-279-9686. Vendors still needed for the Christmas Potpourri. Vendor tables are $10 each. Interested vendors should call Nemec at 515-279-9686.
A "Day of Faith" for the Year of Faith
DES MOINES – Reflection and prayer by Msgr. Frank Chiodo, Father Guthrie Dolan and guest speakers in the lower church of St. Anthony Parish. This month’s topic will be on "Healing by the Power of Prayer." Questions? Contact James Garcia at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cookie Walk & Breakfast With Santa
DES MOINES -- The annual St. Theresa Parish Altar & Rosary Society Church Ladies Bazaar will be from 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Admission is free for shopping with approximately 20 vendors, a "Cookie Walk," and lunch will be available. "Breakfast with Santa" for children ages 2-7 years available. Children will have small breakfast, a few activities to participate in, along with some time and a photo with Santa. The seating times are 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. Seating is limited. Fee is $2. For breakfast reservations call 515-255-4606.
Christmas Cookie Walk, Sweets Shoppe & Craft Fair
INDIANOLA – The Altar and Rosary Society of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church is sponsoring this event from 8-11 a.m. at St. Thomas Aquinas Pastoral Center, Corner of Hwys. 92 & R-63, West of Indianola. Cookies can be purchased for $5.50 a pound.
Dec. 2 Sunday
Natural Family Planning Classes
URBANDALE -- The next three-part series of classes on the sympto-thermal method of natural family planning is 6-8:30 p.m. at St. Pius X Church. Cost is $140 for everything. Online registration is required at www.ccli.org. For more information, call Patty or Mark at (515) 276-0313 or send an email to email@example.com. CCL also offers two supplementary classes designed to help couples with natural family planning during post-partum and pre-menopause. For more information on the sympto-thermal method of natural family planning, visit the Couple to Couple League website at www.ccli.org.
Dec. 7 Friday
DES MOINES – Find help, support and guidance in coping and adjusting to the loss of a spouse from death, divorce or separation. Open house sessions will be at St. Augustin’s hall 42nd and Grand, Des Moines from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Meet on Friday evenings Dec. 7, Dec. 14 and Jan 4. Beginning Experience weekends are Jan 18-20 and April 12-14 at St. Thomas More Center in Panora. For further information contact Father Bob Schoemann 515-418-1938 or Marla Williams 515-710-4471.
Dec. 9 Sunday
Knights of Columbus Pancake Breakfast
GRANGER – The Knights of Columbus of Assumption Parish will sponsor a pancake breakfast after both 8 a.m. & 10 a.m. Masses in the gymnasium, 1904 Sycamore St. Cost is a free-will offering.
Dec. 10 Saturday
Catholic Women’s League
WEST DES MOINES -- Christmas luncheon and Birthright baby dhower at Willow Creek Golf Course, 140 Army Post Road in West Des Moines. The social hour begins at 11 a.m. and the luncheon is at noon. Cost is $19. Call Mary at 515-265-6986 to make reservations.
Jan. 26 Saturday
Year of Faith reflection
STUART – Msgr. Larry Beeson, who served at the Second Vatican Council, and Matt Halbach, of the St. Joseph Educational Center, will present an all-day workshop in celebration of the Year of Faith. Msgr. Beeson will recall the climate in Rome while Halbach will talk about the outcome of the council.
Jan. 27 Sunday
Knights of Columbus Pancake Breakfast
GRANGER – The Knights of Columbus of Assumption Parish will sponsor a pancake breakfast after both 8 a.m. & 10 a.m. Masses in the gymnasium to kick off Catholic Schools Week. Cost is a free-will offering.