Spending Time in Adoration

In loving testimony, I would like to share a special moment I experienced as a member of a women’s prayer group known as the ‘Seven Sister Apostolate’.  In July 2017, this moment would serve to further enlighten my faith and the importance of spending time in adoration. It occurred during my time in the chapel…

St. Mary Catholic Church, Solon, IA

St Mary Solon: Women’s Conference and Men’s Conference

Please join us for two annual conferences this February at St Mary Catholic church in Solon! Saturday, Feb. 3rd is the Women’s Day of Renewal. It will feature two inspiring speakers, Sr. Anne Marie Walsh and Patty Schneier.                         Sr. Anne Marie has been a religious for…

Christmas Mass Times 2017

Cedar Rapids Area Christmas Mass Schedule

All Saints, 720 29th St. SE: Christmas Eve Mass, 4 and 6:30 p.m. Dec. 24; Christmas Mass, 9 a.m. Dec. 25. Immaculate Conception, 857 Third Ave. SE: Christmas Eve Mass, 4 p.m. Dec. 24; Christmas Eve Mass in Spanish, 8 p.m. Dec. 24; Christmas Eve Midnight Mass, midnight Dec. 24; Christmas Day Mass, 9 a.m. Dec….

St Mary Church, Solon, IA

Exposition of Sacred Relics

Thursday, Dec. 14th, 7:00 PM – St. Mary Church, Solon St. Mary Parish in Solon welcomes you to a teaching and exposition of Sacred Relics. Over 150 relics will be shown, some believed to be as old as 2000 years. Among the treasures will be relics of St. Joseph, St. Teresa of Avila, St. Maria…

Greg Clausen

Near Death Experience Changed Cedar Rapids Man

There’s nothing wrong with a healthy dose of skepticism. It keeps us grounded and less likely to fall victim to cons and scams. Thomas the Apostle doubted reports that Jesus had risen from the dead. He said, “Unless I see the nail marks in his hands and put my finger where the nails were, and put my…

Our Lady of Fatima

This year marks 100 years since apparitions of the Virgin Mary were first reported by three shepherd children in Fatima, Portugal. During the six occurrences she appeared to them, she had messages of joy, warning and hope. What were those messages? How do they affect us today? To commemorate this anniversary, a free, one-day conference…

Lenten Fish Fry Suppers

Lent is a time of repentance, self-denial and preparation of Easter, the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The ashes we receive on Ash Wednesday are an outward sign of our inward act of repentance. Jesus fasted in the desert for 40 days and nights. One of the small ways we can honor His sacrifice is by…

Christian Experience Weekend

Attend a Christian Experience Weekend!

By Pete Mathison When is the last time you did a Christian retreat?   Have you ever done a Christian retreat. I have noticed in life that anytime we find a new restaurant that we love, or a movie that we think everyone should see, or a vacation spot that we know our friends would…

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CEO active in Louisville

The following is an article published in The Record, the newspaper of the archdiocese of Louisville, KY.  Donna Lang, now of Louisville, was a founding member of the CEO team in Cedar Rapids.   Lay-led CEO ministry aims to renew and re-energize By Jessica Able, Record Staff Writer Catholic Evangelization Outreach (CEO), a ministry of St. Margaret…

A Prayer for the New Year

Heavenly Father, In this time of new beginnings, We recall how the heavens celebrated the birth of a new born baby wrapped in swaddling clothes in a manager. We think back to His humble beginnings and recall the obstacles and challenges He faced in life. At this time of new beginnings, And at the beginning…