Dr. Ralph Martin, of EWTN's "The Choices We Make" will be in the Des Moines area this weekend. The speaker for next week's priests' workshop, Dr. Martin will give us a sneak peek at what he'll be presenting to the priests during a gathering this Sunday at St. Pius X Church from 7-9 p.m. Join us as we hear Dr. Martin, an expert on the new evangelization, talk about why it's important to have a good understanding of the new evangelization for parents whow ant to riase their children in a strong Catholic family. We'll have free childcare so bring the family for an evening out. We thank the diocesan Marriage & Family Life office and the Evangelization & Catechesis department for facilitating the discussion with Dr. Martin. For more informaiton, contact Sherri Simmer at 515-237-5058.
Bishop Richard Pates will be one of three honored as a climate champion at Iowa Interfatih Power & Light's annual reception Oct. 8 in Des Moines. Bishop is being ohonored for his leadership on finding solutions to climate changes. He has helped widely communicate Pope Francis' encyclical calling for action to curb climate change, according to Rev. Susan Guy, executive director of Iowa IPL. Bishop has also "shown courage in calling on Iowans to engage with 2016 presidential candidates on climate change," she said.
Others who will be honored are First lutehran Church in Decorah and the Indianola Green Team. To get tickets for the reception, contact Rev. Guy at 515-689-1112 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Watch a live stream of the events surrounding the visit of Pope Francis to the United States thanks to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, ParishSoft and Media Fusion.