Religious Education K- 12

  • October 14—Confirmation 2019 Inquiry / Corn Maze Reservations DUE
  • October 17—K-12 Classes
  • October 20—First Reconciliation Class (For Students and Parents)
  • October 21—JH/HS Corn Maze Event (see specifics below)
  • October 24—K-12 Classes
  • October 25/26—Holy Fire (JH event)
  • October 28—Give Back Service Experience—more information to come...
  • October 28—Confirmation 2018 Retreat

The ANNUAL Grinnell Deanery JH/HS (grades 7-12) Corn Maze Event will be held Sunday, October 12th.  We will leave St. Mary’s at 4 PM and should return around 9 PM.  Cost is $10 and includes Corn Maze, Campfire, Hot Doges, Chips and S’mores.  Please let me know by THIS Sunday, October 14th if you plan to attend.  Forms and $10 can be turned in Wednesday.

Adult Studies are in progress for this fall, but we have added one more.  See below for the next Adult opportunity and look for additional studies starting around Advent.  Feel free to let us know what you might be interested in for groups!  We love having opportunities for our adults!!!

Our next Adult Study Opportunity scheduled to begin Sunday, October 21st: Bishop Robert Barron's newest video series on the Mass will start shortly after 10:00 (right after the 9:00 Mass  - giving you enough time to get coffee and a doughnut) and conclude at 10:50 for those who wish to go to 11:00 Mass. The program has six 30 minutes sessions and will include time for questions and discussion after. This is not a class (no homework!) but an opportunity for enrichment. The goal is to help you understand the Mass and enter into it with greater appreciation. While it’s not necessary you attend all of the sessions… the more of the six sessions you attend, the greater the benefit, so some as often as you can!


We working on putting our RCIA team together and will begin that group soon.  Please contact me (Crystal) if you are interested in joining RCIA and becoming Catholic.  We have had several people contact us and we would like to start the process of who is interested in joining us in order to gather materials needed for those seeking the Catholic Faith.


Our Diocese will be holding A Faith Formation Roundtable session HERE in Grinnell October 29th.  Engaging Adults is the topic of this session.  Roundtable sessions started last spring and continue this.  There are two sessions held for each subject at various locations around the Diocese.  Roundtable sessions are meant for Ministry Leaders, Clergy, Catechists and Parishioners.  You can check out our parish website to see the flyer and to register.  There will also be a session on Tuesday, October 30th.  Please register by 10/25/18.