A special celebration and appreciation breakfast will be held with Bishop Pates and the head of the UnityPoint Chaplaincy Program on Saturday, October 5th from 9-11 a.m. at the Catholic Pastoral Center (601 Grand Ave., Des Moines) for the Eucharistic ministers who serve our local hospitals (Methodist, Lutheran, Methodist West, Blank and Broadlawns). This special appreciation breakfast will honor those who have served – some for as many as 30 years – and bring all of us up-to-date with topics regarding the ministry and hospital procedures.
Also, if you have never been a minister before, this celebration would be a great opportunity to start. We have great need – serving the many Catholic patients in what is, by some accounts, the largest hospital in Iowa (Methodist), and the other hospitals in that organization. Schedules can be worked out easily for as little as one time a month. To RSVP, please email or call Sandy Riesberg at the Diocesan Worship Office (515-237.5046) by September 30, 2013.
Come and join us. At the very least – though it’s not a small gift – PRAY FOR US. Thank you! – Fr. Mike McLaughlin, Catholic Chaplain