The Diocese of Des Moines
Former Des Moines Register columnist Chuck Offenburger to speak after Rural Life Mass
July 16, 2015
Written By: Kelly Collins

Everyone is invited to the fifth annual Rural Life Mass on Aug. 16 at 2 p.m. at the Kautzky farm, about 5 miles south of Perry. After Mass, former Des Moines Register "Iowa Boy" columnist Chuck Offenburger will speak. The outdoor Mass offers an opportunity for urban and rural people to come together to show solidarity with rural Iowans and celebrate their important role in the diocese. The Mass will be on the farm of Greg and Lori Kautzky, parents of Father Zach Kautzky, at 18443 195th St., Perry. The couple is working with St. Patrick Parish in Perry to host the gathering.


“It’s an opportunity for the diocese as a community to observe a Mass in a nice, rural setting,” said Bob Smith, a member of St. Patrick’s worship committee and a planner for the event.


It’s a chance for those who farm to come together with those who have roots in farming, added Lori and Greg.


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