Beginning Sunday, Sept. 8, St. Francis of Assisi parish will host an adult faith formation study called Epic: A Journey through Church History. Epic provides Catholics with a fast-paced, panoramic understanding of Catholic history, instilling in participants a greater sense of meaning and identity as heirs to two-thousand years of Catholic heritage.
Epic, as the name suggests, takes on one of the most fascinating subjects in history—the rise and impact of Christianity on the world—and delivers it to participants in bite-size format. “From humble beginnings in the remote Roman province of Palestine to its now global presence, the story of the Catholic Church is a triumphant story of hope,” says Professor Steve Weidenkopf, co-author and presenter of Epic. “This is not just any story, it is our story. This is our family history.”
Presented by Weidenkopf and co-authored by fellow Catholic historian Dr. Alan Schreck, Epic demonstrates how the Church, endowed with the Providence of God, empowered by the merits of Christ, and guided by the working of the Holy Spirit, has become the instrument of hope and salvation for countless men and women throughout history. In Epic, history is not only an interesting subject; it becomes a living reality. This “journey through Church history” is the story of the People of God. It is the story of God’s family on Earth.
“If Catholics understand this story, they will be better equipped to live out their faith in the world,” says Weidenkopf. “By recognizing the beauty and the glory of the Catholic Church, they will be inspired to live their lives with a greater sense of mission and purpose.”
Epic: A Journey through Church History Study will begin Sept. 8, 2019 and will continue every week at 6:30. for 20 weeks.
For more information, or to register, please contact [Dave Staron at 641-485-6172 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Give the Gift of Life
Have you made your appointment to save lives? Please mark your calendar and stop in to donate blood with the St. Francis of Assisi Blood Drive on Tuesday, Aug. 13 from 3:30 pm-6:30 pm in the St. Henry church dining room. Schedule of times posted in the narthex or call Denise Holubar (641-485-9756).
As we continue on this journey of unification as St. Francis of Assisi Marshalltown, a new Facebook page has been created by the same name! Please stop by to be encouraged and brought up to speed on the latest from St. Francis of Assisi Parish! Don't forget to "like" us and share with your friends! Peace be with you!
In preparation for our newly united St Francis of Assisi Parish (beginning in July!), new weekend Mass times will take effect at St Henry and St Mary churches in May. Grab a magnet from the church to take home and help you remember the new times!
Fr. Don is going on sabbatical to El Salvador for 2 months, September 13--November 5. He will be living and working with the people of our sister parish, St. Martin de Porres. Monday morning Masses will be changed to Word & Communion services while he is gone. Please pray for a safe trip!
A very special welcome to members of our sister parish, St. Martin de Porres in El Salvador. Fr. Cesar, Mateo, and Roberto arrive on Wednesday, September 5, and will be visiting important places around town. We hope that during their ten days here, they will have the opportunity to get to know you and experience life in Marshalltown and our community of faith.
St. Henry Church
Sat. 4:30 PM & Sun. 10 AM (English)
Sun. 5 PM (Bilingual)
Tue., Wed., & Fri., 7:30 AM
St. Mary Church
Sat. 6:30PM (Spanish)
Sun 8:30AM (English)
11:30 AM (Spanish)
Tues. 5:15pm En, Thur. 5:15pm Sp
Sat. 3:30 - 4:15 PM (SH)
Sun. 4:00 - 4:45 PM (SH)
Tues. 5:45 PM (SM)
Thurs. 4:15-5:15 (SM)
PARISH OFFICE Hours
M-Th: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Fri: 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
107 S. 1st St.
Marshalltown, IA 50158