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Brewing faith for young adults in their 20s and 30s will meet again on Thursday Aug 7 at Pizza King at 6:30 PM. Our guest speaker is Fr. Chori Seraiah and his wife Catherine! They will be speaking on "Why Catholicism." 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

Christ Our Life Conference. September 20th—21st, 2014. The Parish Office Center has tickets forpurchase — Adults-$25, Youth-$15. This is a great conference for middle-school age students to adults. Itdoesn’t happen every year, so take advantage of this opportunity! There will be a bus going to this Conference. Cost: Dbl-$129 Single-$175 Triple-$112 Prices quoted are per person. The package includes deluxe motor coach transportation, lodging at the recently opened Fairfield Inn by Marriott, Saturday morning continental breakfast, and Sunday breakfast at the hotel. To sign up for a package, contact Ward Kenney at: hm-712-366-9596, cell-402-630-3640 or www.fontenelletours.com Hurry, the bus is filling up, last day to sign up is August 11th. Options include the ticket to the Conference (see above for prices) and Saturday noon lunch away from the Conference Center by bus ($18). Depart: St. Patrick’s at 6 AM, Saturday, September 20th.

Corpus Christi Parish

Summer book groups are forming!! Oftentimes reading a book with a group of other people gets it done and many shared insights happen! Contact Deacon Bob (dcnbob@me.com) or Peg McClellan (mcclellanp@me.com) or at 323-9524.

The Great Adventure Men's Bible Series will be starting up again in August. Any interest contact Nick Clark at 402-960-2099 or Burton Rausch at 712-310-9420

St. Patrick's

That Man is You Fr. Glen invites men of the parish to: That Man is You.It is a short faith-based program for men and has been highly successful in Omaha and is coming to St.Patrick Parish in the Fall. Men Get together for 1 hour over 13 weeks (30 minutes to watch a DVD and 30 minutes to discuss). the fall program emphasizes the development of the Scriptural vision of man, especially in his relationship to his family and society. The first gathering will be Sunday, August 24th at 4 p.m.

IWCC Students: St. Ptrick 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.

Special Note from Fr. Glen Regarding families with college-bound children:It is after high school that most young adults turn away from the Church either for a period of time or permanently. In order to fight that trend Catholic ministry is available on most campuses. As a parent (or as a student), you can make that initial contact by going to www.newmanconnection.com and register your child before college classes start in the Fall. The local Catholic ministry will then contact him/ her. (Like registering in a parish, include name, mailing address, cell #, and email.) Once college begins make sure to follow-up with your child and campus ministry itself. Statistically speaking, the connections that a student makes those first months will be the groups the student attends throughout the year. August & September are key months. Make sure your child makes a connection with Catholic ministry on campus or at the local Catholic church. Thank you.

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