The biggest news pieces from the weekly bulletin as well as extras we thought you would want to see:

The St. Anthony Knights of Columbus Tootsie roll drive is one of their largest fundraisers with proceeds used to help the needy of Marion County. Due to COVID19 restrictions, it will be a bit different this year. We will be taking orders and delivering them directly to your door! Please drop a note in the collection basket with your name, address, and phone number to place your order OR you can contact Jim Brees, Grand Knight, by phone at (641)2184788. The cost is $15 for a box of 50 Tootsie Rolls. Please support this great cause.

Our annual Fair Trade sale will not be held this year due to COVID but this holiday season you can still choose beautiful gifts that change lives around the world! Your purchase of fair-trade handcrafts, coffee, tea and chocolate supports farmers and craftspeople in developing countries who are socially and economically marginalized. These producers often face steep hurdles in finding markets and customers for their goods. When you buy fair trade items you support a system where prices paid to producers reflect the work they do; producers share decision making power; national health, safety, and wage laws are enforced; and products are environmentally sustainable. Shop for fair trade items at the Work of Our Hands store at 627 Franklin St. in Pella (where we’ve gotten the items for our past sales) or online at or

Catholic Campaign For Human Development

2020 Annual Collection  November 21-22.

The Catholic Campaign for Human Development is the national anti-poverty program in the U.S. dedicated to breaking the cycle of poverty by funding community programs. Learn more…

The office of Social Action promotes the Catholic Campaign for Human Development and assists parishes, schools and individuals with participation in CCHD programs. 

The Diocesan Director of the CCHD evaluates local organizations which have applied for national grants and, if appropriate, recommends them to the CCHD Board for approval by the Bishop.  In addition, the Board recommends to the Bishop the distribution of the retained portion of the CCHD collection for grants to local organizations.

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