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Sue Schettler

Parish Life Coordinator

Parish Priest

Rev. John R. Flaherty

Mass Schedule

Sunday 8:30 AM


Additional Weekend Masses

All Saints: Saturday 4:00 PM

St. Isidore: Saturday 6:00 PM

All Saints: Sunday 10:30 AM


Daily Mass Times

As stated in the weekly bulletin


Sacrament of Reconciliation

Sunday 8:00 AM
or by appointment



Liturgical Ministers Schedule

Hallmark and Cherry Ridge


Sunday Psalm

Ps 22:8-9, 17-18, 19-20, 23-24

My God, my God, why have you abandoned me?

All who see me scoff at me;
they mock me with parted lips, they wag their heads:
“He relied on the LORD; let him deliver him,
let him rescue him, if he loves him.”
My God, my God, why have you abandoned me?

Indeed, many dogs surround me,
a pack of evildoers closes in upon me;
They have pierced my hands and my feet;
I can count all my bones.
My God, my God, why have you abandoned me?

They divide my garments among them,
and for my vesture they cast lots.
But you, O LORD, be not far from me;
O my help, hasten to aid me.
My God, my God, why have you abandoned me?

I will proclaim your name to my brethren;
in the midst of the assembly I will praise you:
“You who fear the LORD, praise him;
all you descendants of Jacob, give glory to him;
revere him, all you descendants of Israel!”
My God, my God, why have you abandoned me?

Sunday's Readings

Gospel Reading

The Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread were to take place in two days’ time. So the chief priests and the scribes were seeking a way to arrest him by treachery and put him to death. They said, “Not during the festival, for fear that there may be a riot among the people.” Read More

Faith Formation Director

Faith Formation
Youth Minister


Prayer Request




 Rosary Group

 Moms' Group

 Lectio Divina

Readings for the Week of Mar. 29

Sunday: Mk 11:1-10 or Jn 12:12-16/Is 50:4-7/Phil 2:6- 11/Mk 14:1--15:47 or 15:1-39
Monday: Is 42:1-7/Jn 12:1-11
Tuesday: Is 49:1-6/Jn 13:21-33, 36-38
Wednesday: Is 50:4-9a/Mt 26:14-25
   Chrism Mass: Is 61:1-3a, 6a, 8b-9/Rv 1:5-8/Lk 4:16-21
   Evening Mass of the Lord's Supper: Ex 12:1-8, 11-14/1 Cor 11:23-26/Jn 13:1-15
Good Friday: Is 52:13--53:12/Heb 4:14-16; 5:7-9/Jn 18:1--1 9:42
Saturday: Easter Vigil: Gn 1:1--2:2 or 1:1, 26-31a/Gn 22:1-18 or 22:1-2, 9a, 10-13, 15-18/Ex 14:15--15:1/Is 54:5-14/Is 55:1-11/Bar 3:9-15, 32--4:4/z 36:16-17a, 18-28/Rom 6:3-11/Mk 16:1-7
Easter Sunday: Acts 10:34a, 37-43/Col 3:1-4 or 1 Cor 5:6b-8/ Jn 20:1-9 or Mk 16:1-7 or Lk 24:13-35

Dear Parishioners: My best to you as we begin the most holiest of weeks in our Christian faith. The schedule for our upcoming Holy Week is listed below. I hope that you will be able to participate in as many aspects
of this week as possible.  The Palm Sunday Mass will be the regular parish schedule at St. John on Sunday  at 8:30 a.m.  St. Isidore will have their regular Mass on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. We will begin in the parish hall with the blessing of palms.  All are invited and encouraged to begin this week of remembrance. I wish you the very best. If you are traveling to see family and friends, may you have a
joy-filled Easter and safe travels.
Happy Holy Week, Sue Schettler

palm sunday

March 29, 2015
Palm Sunday of the Lord's Passion

News Notes

Holy Thursday, Mass of the Lord’s Last Supper
April 2, 2015—7:00 p.m.
St. John the Baptist, Mt. Vernon, IA
Adoration for one hour after Mass

Please bring canned food to give as part of the offertory.  Items will go to Southeast Linn. Remember to return your Rice Bowl envelopes and boxes today.

Good Friday Service, The Passion of the Lord
April 3, 2015 -3:00 p.m.
St. Isidore, Springville, IA

St John's annual Good Friday Silent Retreat
will be held at St. John's on Good Friday evening from 5:30-8:00 p.m.
St. John members (middle school through adult) are asked to come spend time cleaning the church. This is a great way for us to spend time with the Lord in silent prayer while making our facility clean and ready for the celebration of Easter. Supplies will be provided. Just bring your willingness to help. Come spend time with the Lord.

The Easter Vigil
April 4, 2015—8:00 p.m.
St. John the Baptist, Mt. Vernon, IA

We will begin with the Holy Easter Fire - outside (weather permitting)
Come celebrate our Easter joy! All are welcome to the reception following the vigil to congratulate Darin Vig, Eric, Cheryl and Emily Wery who are joining the church.

Easter Sunday
April 5, 2015
8:30 a.m.—St. John the Baptist, Mt. Vernon, IA
10:30 a.m.—St. Isidore the Farmer, Springville, IA

Vacation Bible School
Summer is coming and plans are being made for another exciting VBS. Please mark August 4-6 on your calendar and join us for an Everest adventure, where we will be Conquering Challenges with God's Mighty Power! Registration and volunteer information will be coming soon

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

... takes place the first Friday of each month after the 8:30 mass. Please contact Dennis Ludwig at eutopia83@aol.com for information.

Tired of Writing a Check to the Church Every Week?

Would you like to set up a regular contribution to the church? You may use this form. It requires the free Adobe Acrobat reader, which you can get here.

If you would like to increase your monthly auto pay, please contact the church bookkeeper, Loraine Kula, at 319-895-6246 or lorainestjohn@q.com.

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