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Parish Survey

Special Needs

Did you know that 1 in 5 people have a special need?

Many of these needs are not diagnosed due to social stigma and shame. We are reaching out to ALL PARISHIONERS for input on this short 6 question Special Needs Survey. The information from the survey will assist our parish in our outreach to individuals and families who live with special needs.

To access the survey click HERE. Thank you for your participation.

Welcome to Our Lady's
Faith Formation Program

Special Needs

Contact our Associate Director for Pre K/Kindergarten and Special Needs or the  Director of Faith Formation to discuss options available.

Mary SankeyAssociate Director for PK/K & Special Needs
Tom Primmer, Director of Faith Formation

Special Needs: Corporal Works of Mercy 2019

Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to care for orphans and widows in their distress. James 1:27. 

God wants us to help others, especially those who are in need and infirm. Contact Mary Sankey if you are interested in joining us each month as we focus on each of the Corporal Works of Mercy. We meet in Room 10, 9:45-10:15 am (30 minutes between the Sunday Masses).

February 10: Visit the Sick

Make Valentine Cards for Blank Children’s Hospital

March 10 Harbor the Harborless/Shelter the Homeless:

Decorate welcome signs and placemats for Family Promise

April 14 -Ransom the captive/Visit the Imprisoned:

Make Easter Cards for prisoners

May 19: Give Drink to the Thirsty:

Pass out water at a local race.  Bike, Walk, Run from OLIH to St. Luke’s

May 19: Bury the Dead

Make Grave decorations for those who have died in the parish this year buried at the Ankeny Memorial

June 1-Fishing for Disciples-Free Fishing Day City of Ankeny-Come join us on this fishing outing!

June 9 or 16 Feed the Hungry:

Pass out collection baskets and take donations to the altar

June 10-12-Vacation Bible School

Special Needs Room this year for any teens/young adults interested in attending