Please check your bulletin for more information about the following announcements:
Mater Dei Mass Online
We will continue to offer our Masses online. You can view the Masses on Facebook (Mater Dei Parish) or the parish website (materdeisc.org). Please continue to watch and PLEASE send your envelopes in or sign up for Automatic Withdraw as God knows we need the money as the bills continue to come in. Another option is giving on-line. Simply go to the parish webstite and click on the “Donate” button. Thanks also for your prayers, as we can feel them pulling us through these difficult times. I assure you that you are all in my prayers.
We still do not have an opening date. Woodbury County continues to be a hot spot for the coronavirus. We need to have 14 days of decreases in the number of cases. So far we have not had even one. I will let you know when we receive any more info on reopening. Thanks for your patience!!! You’re are all in my prayers. Please pray for me and thanks a bunch for your continued support of the parish.
Globe Name Change to “Lumen”
The diocesan newspaper has changed its name to “Lumen”. Thus, be looking for the paper and related materials to start appearing.
Calls to Parishioners
We have completed our calls to all of our parishioners. It was a big job and I personally thank all of the callers for their awesome service to the parish. If you did not get called, then you are not on our list or we do not have your correct contact info. Please call the office and let us know your name and phone number so we can get our data base up-to-date.
Deacon Travis Crotty’s Ordination to the Priesthood
Deacon Travis Crotty will be ordained to the priesthood on Saturday, Saturday, June 6th at 10 am at the Cathedral. However, due to the virus, only his immediate family will be allowed to attend. The event will be broadcast on KTIV Channel 4 television and on their website www.ktiv.com. Cards and gifts can be sent to Rev. Travis Crotty, 1812 Jackson St., Sioux City, IA 51105.
Weekly Parish Updates on Facebook
I will be giving weekly updates (Fireside Chats) on our parish Facebook page (Mater Dei Parish Facebook). I will be discussing what is new in the parish and how things are moving along. If you are not already following our Facebook page, now is a good time to start.
Weddings, Baptisms and Funerals???
We are still having weddings and baptisms, but the crowds must be kept to 10 people. Some people are postponing these events. For some funerals, people are just doing a burial, and then we will have a memorial Mass after things return to normal. Please keep these people in your prayers as these are difficult days.
Year End Video
Tom Schoening from Siouxland Videos has created a video summarizing our yearly activities. It can be seen at https://youtu.be/OaYqoi5lnh4 Enjoy and thanks Tom!!!
Mater Dei Personal Products Pantry
Advent is a special time for making gifts to the pantry. During this season as we await the birth of Jesus Christ, you may bring your gifts to the altarbefore or after Mass. There will also be a basket at the altar marked for the pantry for monetary gifts. Thank you for sharing your gifts with those in need in our community.
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