611 Sherman Avenue ~ P.O. Box 2 ~ Ackley, Iowa 50601 ~ (641) 847-2329
We, the Roman Catholic community of Saint Mary, are to be witnesses of God’s plan of salvation. Through the teachings of Jesus Christ, with the guidance of the Holy Spirit,we strive to be stewards of our faith.
Lend Santa a Hand
St. Mary’s in Ackley is going to help a local family have a Merry Christmas. They have four children and are in need of a little assistance this holiday season. If you would like to help, there will be a tree at the back of the church with items for the family. Purchase the respective item and bring it back by December 15.
St. Mary’s Altar Society Cookie Walk is planned for December 8 in the parish hall. Mark your calendar. This is a great way to get a variety of cookies and candies and get in the Christmas spirit.
Book Club: Our next book will be Book Theif by Markus Zusak. We will meet January 7 at 6:30 PM in the meeting room in the parish hall. Everyone is welcome!
St. Mary’s Peace Pole was donated in memory of Gaylord Lupkes by his wife Patti.
A Peace Pole is a hand-crafted monument that displays the message and prayer Holy Peace Prevail on Earth on each of its four sides, in different languages. There are tens of thousands of Peace Poles in 180 countries all over the world dedicated as monuments of peace. They serve as constant reminders for us to visualize and pray for world peace. The four languages on our Peace Pole are: English, Spanish, German, Aramaic (the language of Jesus).
We are in need of a few more money counters. It only takes a few minutes after Mass. Please contact Keith Galpin at 847-3177