Jan 132010

DES MOINES — The annual legislative Mass celebrated by the four diocesan bishops of Iowa will be Monday, Feb. 1 at 7 p.m. at St. Ambrose Cathedral. Dubuque Archbishop Jerome Hanus, OSB, will be presiding. All are invited.

The Mass, organized by the Iowa Catholic Conference, is intended to bring Catholics together with state legislators to pray for wisdom in decision-making for all those who serve in government.

“We encourage everyone to come to the legislative Mass to pray with our legislators,” said Tom Chapman, executive director of the Conference. “We will also pray in thanksgiving for their service to the people of Iowa.”

A choir with musicians from around the diocese will be a part of the Mass. A reception will follow in the parish hall.

The bishops will also have their annual breakfast for legislators on Feb. 2 at the capitol.

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