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NO MORNING MASS ON THURSDAY-JULY 29TH-A FUNERAL MASS FOR PATRICIA BURRAGE WILL BE CELEBRATED AT 10:30 A.M.  Please keep Patricia and her family & friends in your prayers.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL HAS BEEN CANCELLED It is with deep disappointment that we announce to the parish, especially those who have signed up to participate & volunteer, that Vacation Bible School has been cancelled for next week, July 26-30. Refunds will be issued to those families who have paid. If you have any questions with regards to VBS and this decision, please contact John Mertes at or 255-3162 ext. 224.

MIDDLE SCHOOL & HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS COME PACK THE POOL! Youth Ministry has reserved the Northwest Pool(4915 Madison Des Moines) for Wednesday, July 28th from 7:30-9:00 p.m. The cost is $6. All middle & high school students are welcome! Bring a friend and join in on the FUN! Let’s pack the Pool!

IT IS ON! THE HOLY TRINITY GARAGE SALE WILL BE HELD AUGUST 5TH, 6TH, & 7TH Don’t miss will find many treasures! Save your gently used items for donation to the Holy Trinity Garage Sale beginning Sunday, August 1st after the 10:30 Mass. If you would like to volunteer to help, email the Parish Office at or 255-3162 ext.129. Go HERE for more information.

THE SUNDAY/HOLY DAY MASS OBLIGATION WILL BE RESTORED IN THE DES MOINES DIOCESE BEGINNING JULY 25TH The general dispensation from the obligation will be lifted on July 25th, there will always be cases where individuals are excused or dispensed for serious reasons. These would include, but not limited to, personal illness, known or suspected exposure to COVID-19, or if you are a caretaker of a member of the vulnerable population and your participation in Mass would expose him/her. If you are unsure, please consult with Fr. Mark who can assist you in your discernment. For the full letter from Bishop Joensen go HERE.

IMPORTANT SCRIP NEWS It’s back….beginning August 1st the standing orders for SCRIP will be reinstated. ¬†At this time, any order for physical cards must be placed in the office or by email ONLY.¬† Effective August 1st, standing orders on file will again be filled and debited for the month. The email address for orders is¬† Families may still purchase e-cards or reload cards online. We have had some volunteers step forward….THANK YOU!! You can still place orders that will be processed on Fridays during the summer.¬† The existing pick-up process will continue for August with orders being available via the parish office, you will be notified once they are ready in August. School backpack/student pick-up will resume in September. If you would like to help with this program, please email the address above. If you have any questions, contact Mary at 255-3162 ext. 123.

OUR CORONAVIRUS page has the most recent updates including CDC Quarantine Options and FLU vs Covid-19: What you should know from the Polk County Health Dept plus please read this letter from all the Bishops in Iowa about taking the COVID Vaccine. You can also review the 2020-21 Return To Learn Handbook | Infographic | Booklet.