LIFE CHAIN, a peaceful, prayerful, public witness on behalf of the unborn at risk of elective abortion, praying for our nation, and in remembrance of 60 million lives lost to abortion is Sunday, October 1st from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. at Sorensen Equipment parking lot (Intersection of Hwy 44 & 59, Harlan). Signs will be provided – please bring lawn chairs for the elderly. For more information go to or call Denise 712.743.3864 or Paul 712.627.4682.

St. Patrick’s Fall Dinner is being held in the Walnut Legion Hall from 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Staley’s Chicken Dinner is being served. Come and enjoy a delicious meal and help support St. Patrick’s parish. * Diocese of Des Moines Seminarian Fund

Women’s Retreat – save the date!  St. Mary’s/St. Patrick’s Women’s Retreat is Saturday, September 30th at Helen Juelsgaard’s Barn in rural Walnut.  Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. The retreat is from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  More information will be coming.

St. MARY’S FALL DINNER:  We are in need of prizes for the Main Raffle for our fall dinner.  Please contact Priscilla Olsen at 343-6656, Melody Cordes at 343-2167, or Jane True at 343-6951 (parish office) bySeptember 11th if you would like to donate a prize for the raffle.

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