WELCOME TO ST. LUKE THEEVANGELIST CATHOLICCHURCHIf you are interested in joining St. Lukethe Evangelist Catholic Church, pleaseregister online at www.slte.org undermembership.St. Luke the EvangelistCatholic Parish1102 NW Weigel Drive, Ankeny, Iowa 50023 515-964-1278 www.slte.orgWe Worship We Teach We CareParish directory:Parish Office1102 NW Weigel DriveAnkeny, IA 50023Parish Phone515-964-1278Office HoursMonday-Friday 8:00am - 4:00pmSummer Hours 7:30am - 3:30pmWebsitewww.slte.orgPastorFr. Ken Halbur ([email protected])DeaconsFred Cornwell ([email protected])Matt Halbach ([email protected])Don Shannon ([email protected])Fred Pins ([email protected])Parish Growth CoordinatorVicki Gilloley ([email protected])SecretaryKendra Jorgensen ([email protected])Director of Faith FormationPete Haack ([email protected])BookkeeperAnnette Bailey ([email protected])Music MinistryCari Higgins ([email protected])Parish NurseJulie Shannon ([email protected])School DirectoryPrincipalMisty Hade on9:00 am - 10:00 am on Saturday3:30 pm - 4:00 pm on Saturday6:00 pm—Thursday during AdorationBaptismBaptism prep classes are required before thebaptism of your first child. The next class will beheld Sunday, October 20th from 6-8pm. Call theoffice to register.MarriageContact the church office at least six monthsprior to the desired wedding date.Eucharistic Adoration Schedule Thursday Evenings after 5:30pm Mass: 6pm7pm First Friday of month-12 hour Adoration 8am8pm Saturday Mornings Adoration 9am-10amNovember 16 & 17, 2019Mass Schedule:Saturday Masses4:30 pmSunday Masses8:30 am, 10:30 am & 6:00 pmDaily MassTuesday 7:45 amWednesday 8:30 amThursday 5:30 pmFriday 7:45 amVintage Hills Mass9:30 am - First Friday of the monthBridges of Ankeny Mass10:00 am - Third Friday of the monthThanksgiving Day Mass—Nov. 28, 9:00 am
PARISH NEWSKNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS CORNERThe Knights of Columbus CornerA Veterans Day reflection about the Knights ofColumbus. The Knights of Columbus has a storiedhistory of supporting our military during wartime andpeace. For example, during World War I the orderestablish soldiers' welfare centers in the US andabroad. With the slogan "Everyone Welcome,Everything Free," the "huts" became recreation/servicecenters for service members regardless of race orreligion. The centers provided amenities not readilyavailable, such as stationery, hot baths, and religiousservices. After the war, the Knights became involved ineducation, occupational training, and employmentprograms for the returning troops.Upcoming Events November 23-24 Christmas Wreaths Pick-Up/Delivery November 25 - Business Meeting, St. Luke's Gym@ 6:30pm (rosary), 7:00pm meeting begins December 8 - First Degree Initiation Ceremonyafter 10:30 mass December 8 - Officers Meeting, St. Luke's Gym @7:00pm December 15 - Knights BreakfastSCHOOL BOARD RECAPThe School Board called to order on Tuesday, October23, 2019 with all members present and accounted.Fourth grade teacher, Ms. Pollpeter, presented a program her students created integrating technology andthe bible. Reports were also presented on current extracurricular programs being researched and possibly implemented this year. The technology committee drafteda policy in which they are welcoming comments. It canbe found on the school website under the school boardminutes. Finances were presented and work on nextyear’s budget will begin in November.Discussion centered on a parent survey, updating theboard’s balance scorecard and advanced education forupper classes. Principal Hade and Father Halbur are bedrafting up a formal process for exit interviews for families and teachers.SAVE THE DATE - FATHER KEN'S INSTALLATION MASSES will be theweekend of December 14th and 15th. Bishop Joensen will be installingFather Ken as our pastor at all 4 Masses.DONUT HELPERS NEEDED AFTER 10:30 AM MASS. We are in need ofmore ministry helpers to setup/cleanup the donuts after the 10:30 AMMass. If you are interested, please contact Cari Higgins @ [email protected]. LUKE'S PRAYER CHAIN—There is great comfort in knowing that others arepraying for us and with us. If you have a prayer request, please go to the churchwebsite and click on the Prayer Chain Request button. There is a space to describe your prayer request. Names are optional. If you would like your prayer request to be put in the bulletin, you may click that option. If you would like to join theprayer team to pray for others, please go to the Prayer Chain Request button andsimply type in your name and email address as the message.A CATHOLIC CLUB IS BEING STARTED AT DMACC and we would love to seesome new faces (must be a DMACC student). Please contact Kabrina [email protected] if interested.THINKING OF BECOMING CATHOLIC?St. Luke’s offers RCIA: The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) for all thoseseeking to become Catholic.RCIA is a process of faith formation that runs now (meeting every Tuesday nightfrom 6:30-8pm in the conference room or room 109) until Easter 2020 (April 12).The process involves weekly classes where we share and reflect together on theScriptures and the Catechism of the Catholic Church. To join, there is an interviewprocess. (It’s painless!) If you are interested, please contact Deacon Matthew Halbach [email protected])MEMORIAL DONATIONS FOR POINSETTIASThe Environment Committee is accepting donations towards poinsettias to decorateour worship area during the Christmas season. Suggested price is 15. Donationsneed to be purchased by December 15th. Please make note of your name and whoyour memorial is for. Honoring our loved ones is special during the holidays. Donations can be made online at www.slte.org/events.SAVE THE DATE—ST. LUKE’S CHRISTMAS PARTY—DECEMBER 13Please join us on Friday, December 13th for a movie and family night to celebrate Christmas with us. Family activities willstart at 5:45pm in the gym and the move The Star will begin at6:15pm. Snacks will be provided for a free will donation.WELCOME TO ST. LUKE’S!New members who joined in October:Ryan Battani & Brett BunnellJames & Annette EnglerZack & Lindsay FettMs. Kimberly PyczRyan & Lisa SiebenbrodtErin FulcherScott HuberPolicies are drafted on electronic tuition enrollment andtuition collection. These are available for review andcomment on the school board website. Comments aredue by November 12.Father Halbur updated the board on the status of thebuilding project, along with plans being working on fornext year for school and parish room use.The next meeting is Tuesday, November 26 at 6:30 pm.DISCOVERING CHRISTWEEKLY CALENDARDiscovering Christ is a seven-weekexperience that invites you to hearthe Good News and personally encounter Jesus Christ through a meal,prayer, video, & discussion.Sunday, Nov 17Monday, Nov 18Dates: January 4th through February 24thTuesday, Nov 19Time: Saturdays 5:45 pm - 8:15 pmWednesday, Nov 20Thursday, Nov 21Retreat: February 8th (8 am-3 pm)Childcare provided if requested.Register at www.slte.org/events2Sunday, Nov 2411:30—1pm School Open House3-6pm First Reconciliation Retreat6:30—8pm FSA Exec Meeting6:30-7:30pm Faith Sharing6-7pm Doohen Basketball6:30-8pm RCIA1:15-2:30pm Book Club w/ Deacon Fred6-8pm Cub Scouts6-7pm Doohen Basketball7-9pm Finance Council Meeting2-4:30 pm Following Christ
Welcome to St. Luke the Evangelist Catholic ChurchWe Worship We Teach We CarePARISH NEWSREADINGS FOR THE WEEK OFNOVEMBER 17, 2019Sunday: Mal 3:19-20a/Ps 98:5-6, 7-8, 9[cf. 9]/2 Thes 3:7-12/Lk 21:5-19Monday: 1 Mc 1:10-15, 41-43, 54-57,62-63/Ps 119:53, 61, 134, 155,158 [cf.88]/Lk 18:35-43Tuesday: 2 Mc 6:18-31/Ps 3:2-3, 4-5, 67 [6b]/Lk 19:1-10Wednesday: 2 Mc 7:1, 20-31/Ps17:1bcd, 5-6, 8b and 15 [15b]/Lk19:11-28Thursday: 1 Mc 2:15-29/Ps 50:1b-2, 5-6, 14-15 [23b]/Lk 19:41-44Friday: 1 Mc 4:36-37, 52-59/1 Chrn29:10bcd, 11abc, 11d-12a, 12bcd[13b]/Lk 19:45-48Saturday: 1 Mc 6:1-13/Ps 9:2-3, 4 and 6,16 and 19 [cf. 16a]/Lk 20:27-40Next Sunday: 2 Sm 5:1-3/Ps 122:1-2,3-4, 4-5 [cf. 1]/Col 1:12-20/Lk23:35-43COMMUNITY EVENTSLooking for Room at the InnLas Posadas is a Mexican/Latin American custom celebrated during Advent tocommemorate the fact that Joseph and Mary could not find shelter in Bethlehem. Inaddition, this custom serves as a reminder that many of our brothers and sisters are alsohomeless in this country and around the world. Liturgical Publications IncOur Lady’s Immaculate Heart Church (510 East First St, Ankeny) will hold a Posada onSunday, December 15, 2019, from 4:00-6:00 pm in the parish social hall. Please markyour calendars so that you and your family can participate in this wonderful custom. After ashort reenactment of Joseph’s and Mary’s search for shelter, there will be a reception withfood and games for the children. Information at MASS INTENTIONSAFRICAN MASSJoin us every 3rd Sunday at 2 p.m. for African Mass. This is a special Mass for any AfricanCatholics. We will have different African priests celebrating, but Mass will always be at StCatherine's, 1150 28th St Des Moines. Fellowship to follow Mass. You do not need to beregistered at St Catherine's to attend. Any questions, please contact Teresa at 515-2714747 or [email protected], November 18, 2019No massesTuesday, November 19, 20197:45 am—Steve ReedLiturgy with Musicians’ Blessing and CommissioningMusicians, liturgists, pastors and guests: Please join the Des Moines Chapter of theNational Association of Pastoral Musicians (NPM) at Sunday Liturgy and Reception onSunday, November 24, 2019, 2:00 p.m. at St. Ambrose Cathedral, 607 High Street, DesMoines, IA, 50309. Come, "make a joyful noise" during the Sunday Liturgy, which includesa blessing and commissioning of musicians. Following the liturgy, enjoy light refreshmentsand networking opportunities during a reception at the Pastoral Center. Contact AngieMurphy, Chapter Director, [email protected], to RSVP or for furtherinformation.Wednesday, November 20, 20198:30 am—Deacon Dave WadleThursday, November 21, 20195:30pm - Mike GonzalesFriday, November 22, 20198:30 am—Elvida MadisonSaturday, November 23, 20194:30 pm - Deceased members ofthe Rich & Marty Huber FamilyMAN-UP NOVEMBER (EVENING EVENT) - Tuesday Evening/November 19thOur Mission as Men With Bishop William JoensenCome and be empowered to boldly live out your Catholic faith and grow in brotherhood aswe discuss our common mission with Bishop William Joensen, led by Deacon Randy Kiel.Experience a reverent Rosary, beautiful Mass, delicious dinner, and engaging program atthe Basilica of St. John, a treasure in our diocese. Bring a buddy and join us for all of partof this event:St. John’s Basilica, 1915 University Ave. Des MoinesRosary: 5:20 P.M., Holy Mass: 5:45 P.M. Fellowship/Dinner/Program: 6:30 P.M.Capacity is capped at 200 for this event so please register early at https://www.iowacatholicradio.com/eventsSave the Date! “Men of Christ” Catholic Men’s Conference, February 22nd, 2020. Masswith Bishop William Joensen. Featured Speaker: ISU Football Coach Matt Campbell.Sunday, November 24, 20198:30 am - Jo Snyder10:30 am - People of the Parish6:00 pm - People of the ParishIf you would like to have a Mass said for aloved one, please contactKendra Jorgensen at 515-964-1278.3
MINISTRY SCHEDULESATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23 4:30 PMAltar Servers:Titan Troyer, Claire Peters, Lauren PetersCommentator: Pat WadleCross Bearer: Dan CoyleSacristan: Jason HatchEucharistic Ministers:Deacon, Becky Hatch, Eric Bryan, Tonya Althaus, Shawn Althaus,Jill AndersonHospitality:Amy Theil (sub request), Diane Bates, Rhonda Schilmoeller,Tom Schilmoeller,Lectors: Reta Althaus, James DunneMusic: Tonya Althaus, Amy Thiel/Cari HigginsSCRIP: Need volunteersSUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24 8:30 AMAltar Servers:Gabriel Niedergeses, Ross Huseman, Eli OberreuterCommentator: Betsy AdamsCross Bearer: Jon UtterbackSacristan: Paul MoritzEucharistic Ministers:Deacon, Andrew Gall, Adam Hartung, Annette Utterback,Anna Schaffer, Sam KnezevicHospitality:Kyle Curran, Tom Manderscheid, Peggy Manderscheid, Genna MoritzLectors: Katie Hartung, Eva MoritzRosary: Rose HartungMusic: Bruce Mehlhop/Cari HigginsSCRIP: Brandy Oberreuter, James PollardVintage Hills: Daniel LoganPolk City Care & Rehab Center: Mike RoartySUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24- 10:30 AMAltar Servers:Olivia Madison, Patrick Lora, Harper WahlCommentator: Julia BeckerCross Bearer: Jason MadisonSacristan: Steve WienekeEucharistic Ministers:Deacon, Margaret Spikes, Gary Olson, Karen Bishop, Melissa WohlerRahe, Susan EllsworthHospitality: Pete Roeder, Doris Larkins, Patricia McClain, Need avolunteerLector: Holly Madison, Adam BabbittMusic: Margaret Spikes/Bethany SchemmelNovember 25- Money Counters: Jean McPherson, Dave ClarkeBridges: Mike RoartySUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24- 6:00 PMSacristan:Need a volunteerEucharistic Ministers:Deacon, Peter SchmittHospitality:Christina Carballo, Dennis McClain (sub request)Lector: David Rafferty (sub request)Please be sure to check out the Ministry Schedulerand sign up for the Thanksgiving Mass on November28th at 9am.Cheap socks.Did I get your attention? Have you ever had a package ofcheap socks and they just fell apart and have holes in themafter only wearing them a few times? It is something that isfrustrating, you spend money on something and it just does notlast.One of the things that I have found out in life, is that thecheapest things are not always the least expensive, especiallyif you have to replace it shortly after you purchase it, or it doesnot work like it really should, or you get so frustrated with it thatyou get mad and throw it away. I have always found that thereare a few things that you need to spend the extra money on tomake sure that you get something of quality, a few of thosethings are tools, tires, shoes, and Oreos (generic Oreos just donot taste right.).Many times, we do not take care of those things that are cheapor free. I know someone who has outright stopped buyingthings for his children that are not necessary after they failed totake care of some things. They told him, “why should I takecare of it, we can just get another one.” What he does now, is ifone of his children wants something, they have to do somethingto earn it. They have to do chores, help out a sibling, or anothergood deed to get what they want. This makes them realize thatthings that they want in life are earned, and things that areearned, are things we want to take care of.I sometimes think that we forget that our grace was earned forus and given to us for free, and I have to admit that I too, forgetthis at times. We have the opportunity to accept the free gift ofgrace that Jesus Christ has earned for us. He did the work andgives it to us for free or cheaply, only requiring us to follow theexample that He set. I know that it is not always easy to followthe Christian life, but it is something that we are called to do.We sometimes do not take care of our faith because it is free tous and it is something that we can do freely.In other regions of the world, following the faith is not so easyand, in some cases, it is dangerous to practice the faith. InChina a few weeks ago, there were a group of Catholics in achurch for Mass and they were thrown out of the church andthe building was destroyed because it was not part of thegovernment sanctioned Church.The interesting thing about our “cheap” grace, it is a veryprecious thing, it was paid for with an expensive price, with theblood of Christ. It was bought and paid for and then given to usfor free, and the only thing we need to do to get it, is to accept itand follow our Lord and Savior who wants to give us this giftthat no amount of money can buy.Father Ken Halbur4
ST. LUKE’S SCHOOL ANDRELIGIOUS EDUCATION NEWS SCHOOLSt. Luke the EvangelistCatholic School Open HouseVisit our Open House on Sunday, November 17,2019 from 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM after our student ledMass at 10:30 AM. St. Luke the Evangelist CatholicSchool will open enrollment for grades K-8 for the2020 - 2021 school year. Meet our teachers andstaff, tour the classrooms, meet current families, viewuniform examples and receive admissions and financial aid information.Register between November 17th and December20th for a 25 discount.For more information call 515-985-7074. GIVING MADE EASY!!USE TECHNOLOGY TO GIVETO ST. LUKE’S"Scan the code or go to www.slte.org/giveto sign up for Online Giving!"
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Baptism prep classes are required before the baptism of your first child. The next class will be held Sunday, October 20th from 6-8pm. Call the office to register. Friday 7:45 am Marriage Contact the church office at least six months prior to the desired wedding date. 9:30 am Eucharistic Adoration Schedule Thursday Evenings after 5:30pm Mass: 6pm-