Free Throw Competition

The Knights of Columbus will be holding its annual free throw competition on Friday, January 24 (girls) and Friday, January 31 (boys) for all boys and girls ages 9 through 14.  Middle school students will participate at the Middle School gym at 2:45 p.m. and elementary students will participate at Jefferson gym at 3:15 p.m.

Christ Our Life

Make plans to attend the Christ Our Life Catholic Regional Conference to be held September 26 & 27, 2020 at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, Iowa.  Additional information can be found at

Spelling Bee

The Knights of Columbus will be holding its annual spelling bee contest for grades  4-7 on Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. at St. Mary’s Church.

Faith Formation Family Nights

There are three K-12 Faith Formation family nights scheduled this school year that will run from 5:45 – 7:00 p.m.  The first is on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 with the theme “All Saints’ Day”; the second is on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 with the theme “Celebrating Advent”; and the third is on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 with the theme “Mardi Gras”.  All are welcome.

Pancake Breakfast

The Pella Knights of Columbus will be sponsoring a pancake breakfast following the 10:30 a.m. Sunday morning Masses of October 27, 2019; November 24, 2019 and January 26, 2020.

Advent by Candlelight

Mark your calendars for Tuesday, December 3rd.  Advent by Candlelight is an evening when the women of the parish and their guests gather for a meal, fellowship, music, and a short program, all centered around the anticipation and quiet reflection that we experience during the advent season.  Tickets will be on sale after Masses the first three weekends of November.  You may want to consider hosting a table.  Any questions can be directed to Beth Holcomb, Jackie Kilby, Janece Schmitz or Teresa Van Zee.

Liturgy of the Hours

Morning prayers from Liturgy of the Hours will be prayed on Tuesday and Friday mornings at 8:00 a.m. in the St. Mary Church library.  In addition, these prayers will be prayed on Wednesday mornings at 8:00 a.m. at Smokey Row.  Please contact the parish office at 641-628-3078 with any questions.

Flame of Love

The Flame of Love prayer group meets on Tuesday evenings at 7:00 p.m. and Friday mornings at 9:00 a.m. at St. Mary Church.  Please contact the parish office with any questions.

Eucharistic Adoration

Eucharistic Adoration is held every Monday evening from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. and the First Friday of every month following the 8:30 a.m. Mass and closing with Benediction at 9:30 a.m.

Bible Study

Bible Study meets on Wednesdays at 5:15 p.m. at the Mystical Rose Book Store in Pella.  Please contact the church office at 641-628-3078 with any questions.