A 'Towering' Achievement
After a year of preparation, the new 80' MUSCO tower has been erected south of the Notre Dame High School. On July 1, 2014, KCDM board members and volunteers assisted as Bruce Veenstra Construction dug a 30-inch diameter hole, 12 feet deep for the foundation of the new tower. While the concrete was curing, volunteers assembled the 80-foot tower and 'wired it for sound' to connect the antenna to the transmitter that will be moved on site once the new shelter is constructed. Work on the shelter is set to begin on July 21st and will take a couple days, with finishing details to be completed during the next couple weeks. If all goes well, we hope to be on-the-air from the new location by mid-August. Thank you to everyone who has helped with prayers, donations, labor and materials so far. We couldn't have come this far without your support.
Faith Festival set for August
During the next few weeks, keep your eyes peeled while conducting your business around the Burlington area. Signs, banners and posters are going up all over town to get the word out about the Faith Festival, which will be held at the Bandshell in Crapo Park, August 5-9, 2014. It's going to be a combination of an old-fashioned church picnic and tent revival with music, witness testimonials and prayer. The Faith Festival is open to eveyone. Speakers will include Bruce Brockway, Dana Atkins, Tony Kanaan, Dr. Kimberly Marshall and several others. All will be speaking about their spiritual journey and how faith saw them through tough times. Bring a friend. All are welcome in God's eyes.
Prayer for the Faith Festival's Success
Like the first Apostles at Pentecost,
Your Holy Spirit stirs in our hearts.
You have given us the gift of faith,
but there are some who have not heard Your Word
or have fallen away from You.
We your disciples of today in Des Moines County
desire to bring others closer to You.
Grans success to our Des Moines County Faith Festival.
Give us the courage to invite at least one person
who has fallen away from our Catholic Church
or someone who has not been part
of a faith community to attend.
Give us the grace to reach out
to all people - Catholic or Protestant.
Revive in us our Faith.
Awaken in us Your call to truly live our faith.
Bring back those who have fallen away from our faith.
Help us to rediscover the beauty and joy of our faith.
Empowered by the Holy Spirit,
help us to be your faithful Apostles today
through Christ our Lord. . . AMEN
Breakfast of Champions
A heart-felt Thank You to everyone who came to enjoy pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, coffee, juice and milk at Saint Paul's after masses Sunday, May 18th. We had an excellent turn-out and raised more money than we could have imagined. Thank you also to all of the wonderful Knights who were there at 6:30 to get everything set up and for those who stayed throughout the morning to cook and serve hungry parishoners to raise money for our radio station. Your support and prayers will keep the project on track and keep God's message blanketing the Burlington area. God Bless everyone and your families.
"Jesus, I trust in You"
April 27, 2014 marks Divine Mercy Sunday, traditionally the Sunday after Easter as requested by Jesus to Sister Faustina between 1931 and 1938. The Lord requested that this Chaplet be said not only by Sr. Faustina, but by others: "Encourage souls to say the Chaplet that I have given you."
On August 18, 2002, Blessed John Paul II consecrated the whole world to the Divine Mercy from The Divine Mercy Sanctuary in Krakow-Lagiewniki, the site of St. Faustina's tomb.
This Divine Mercy Sunday is also a very special day as both Blessed John XXIII and Blessed John Paul II will be cannonized and become saints in a rare double ceremony. The is an extraordinary event in the church and EWTN is planning special coverage on both radio and TV before, during and after this event.