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Upcoming Events for Council Bluffs Parishes

St. Patrick Women’s Book Club Designed to grow spirituality, foster friendships and build community among the women in our parish. We will read, discuss and share ideas on current spiritual and Catholic literature in small groups, twice a month. The first selection is “Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World”, finding spirituality in the busyness of the world. Author, JoAnna Weaver. Since there are 12 groups, many meeting times are available throughout the week. Groups are forming now. Sessions will begin the week of January 11, 2015. Contact Jeanette Kenny, 712-328-8330 or email her at: stpatrickswomenbookclub@gmail.com Please leave your contact information including email and if you: **Prefer to meet in: Morning Afternoon Evening **Prefer a session on: Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday **Get my own copy of the book **Purchase my copy from the Book Club

SYMBOLON UPDATE What role does Mary play in the life of the believer? Did Jesus have "brothers and sisters?" Find out this Wednesday, 6:30 in the St. Albert Elementary Library. This week's Symbolon topic will be Mary and the Saints. Come join Deacon Bob and Deacon Monty for faith sharing. Symbolon seeks to combine the facts of faith with practical steps to living the faith.

RCIA - Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) has started, but it is not too late to join. If you are interested or know of anyone who wishes to learn more about our Catholic Faith please call John Pfenning, 712-322-2887 or the Parish Office Center, 712-323-1484 for more information.

Brewing faith for young adults in their 20s and 30s will meet again on Thursday Dec. 4th at Pizza King at 6:30 PM. Our guest speaker is Pastor and Grace University instructor, Jon McNeel. He will be telling the "Untold Christmas Story." Plan to join us and bring a friend. There is childcare available at St. Patrick's during the time of Brewing Faith. Questions? Call Crystal Fetter at 712-326-5152 with questions or to RSVP for childcare.

IWCC Students: St. Patrick Parish is attempting to establish a student-led Reiver Catholic Club at IWCC this coming Fall. In order to make that happen, parents with a son or daughter that is attending or is planning to attend Iowa Western is asked to please inform Fr. Glen with contact information (student's name, email, cell #). We will need as many students' names as possible to get this off the ground. Dave Craven, a parishioner and track coach at IWCC, will be the faculty sponsor (402-525-1083) and Shari Cortney will direct the gatherings.

Revelation - The Kingdom Yet to Come Explore with Jeff Cavins the book of Revelation to see how the Kingdom establish by Christ in His Church is intimately connected with the Kingdom of Heaven, especially thgough the celebration of the Mass. We will learn what the mysterious figures and images of Relevation represent, as well as what will happen during the Second Coming of Chrit, what has already happened, and what is happening now in salvation history. 10 sessions - will be held 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month, beginning Tuesday, Oct. 14th at 6:30 in Holy Family basemenet. Contact Peg McClellan at 712-323-9524 or mcclellanp@me.com for information or to request materials.

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