Shrink the Debt
The Pastoral and Finance Councils are once again selling tickets for the Shrink the Debt raffle worth $10,000. Raffle tickets are $100 each. The prize is capped at $10,000. In the event fewer than 200 tickets are sold, the prize will equal 50% of the net proceeds. The remaining proceeds will help the parish shrink our debt. Tickets can be purchased after Masses now through November 5. You may also purchase tickets online until November 2. Complete the information requested so that we know how to get the tickets to you. The drawing will be held Sunday, November 12 after 9 a.m. Mass. Need not be present to win. Non-parishioners may buy tickets, also, so tell your relatives and friends. Questions: contact Cathy Bellis, cbellis@stbonifacechurch.org.

KC Pancake Breakfast
The Knights of Columbus will be hosting a pancake breakfast on Sunday, November 12th, 2017 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon at the St. Boniface Parish Hall.  The menu will include pancakes, eggs, sausage, fruit, coffee, juice and milk.  The proceeds of this breakfast will support seminarians.

Boniface Plus
Boniface Plus will tour the “Saints Center for Culture and the Arts” formerly the “Historic All Saints Church” in Stuart and then dine at the Redwood Steakhouse in Anita. Please see the Saints Center History for more information. Hopefully you can join us for this entertaining, educational and enjoyable event. Click here for more info.

Sara’s Sensational Salad in a Jar
As part of the Health and Wellness Fair at St. Boniface, Sara Krohnke, the St. Boniface Health and Wellness Minister, as well as the organizer for this event, shared her process for making salads in a jar.

Spanish Mass
St. Boniface Catholic Community invites you to join us for our first Spanish Mass (some parts will be in English). The next Mass will be held Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 4:30 pm, and will occur monthly on the second Sunday of each months at St. Boniface Catholic Church, 1200 Warrior Lane, Waukee, IA. Learn more.

Youth Formation Family Night
Pumpkin Carving. BYOP (bring your own pumpkin). October 23, 5:45 p.m. (no 7 p.m. session). Parish Hall. Learn more.

Online videos
We recently kicked off our tithing campaign. As part of this program we asked parishioners to share with us their thoughts on St. Boniface. Please watch Ted and Jen’s moving video and Ken and Melissa’s pulpit talk. Kudos to both couples for a job well done.

One Christ, One Parish, One Mission
First Homily, Aug. 20 (YouTube Video)
Second Homily, Aug 27 (YouTube Video)
Third Homily, Sept. 3 (YouTube Video)
Fourth Homily, Sept. 10 (YouTube Video)
Fifth Homily, Sept. 17 (YouTube Video)
Kickoff Weekend Homily, Sept. 10

Fall Dinner Committee Chairs Needed
Debbie and Jim Bates have been the co-chairs of our annual Fall Dinner since 2014. They are ready to pass along this role. The proven process they’ve followed is well documented and has been handed down from team to team over the years. They lead an experienced and hard-working committee. You will shadow them this fall and then take full responsibility for the chair position in 2018. If you want to serve in a fun and rewarding way, and want to meet lots of caring parishioners, this role is for you. Please contact Debbie or Jim to learn more; turkeycrew@hotmail.com or (515) 770-3039.

Adaptive Confirmation Program
We are implementing an Adapted Confirmation program this school year for students/adults who would not be able to participate in a traditional program due to a special need.  If you or someone you know would benefit from this type of program, please contact Amy Slick, Youth Formation Director, at aslick@stbonifacechurch.org or 515-850-1883.

Joppa
We are beginning an outreach program to the homeless by coordinating our efforts through the Joppa organization. One of the ways that we committed ourselves is to purchase the construction of one of the tiny homes. This 100 sq. ft. structure will be part of a homeless village. There will be central toilets and utilities. The cost of a tiny home $6,000. Joppa have started the project early, so our money is due early. I know that many of you were attracted to helping build this, so we are taking contributions now.  For more info, contact Fr. Vince at frvinard@aol.com or 515-778-9370.

Traffic flow after Masses request
To facilitate a smoother exit from our parking lot after Mass we are asking all parishioners to review this traffic flow map. By following the directions, yellow arrows for those who park in the North Parking lot and red arrows for those who park in the South Parking lot, we will be able to reduce the amount of time it takes to exit in half. We appreciate everyone’s help in this matter!