Family Pool Party!!!

On Sunday, July 9th, Divine Mercy Parish has rented out Dankwardt pool from 6pm-8pm for a pool party!! We are excited to come together as a community for a fun evening! 
Everyone is invited to kick back and enjoy the pool! We simply ask that anyone younger than 6th grade be accompanied by adults. 
We need some help to ensure that this event is a success.  Below you will find a link to that has slots for chaperones, sweet dishes (like fruit & dessert), drinks, and savory dishes (like salty snacks, veggies, etc). 

First Annual 5K-9 Dog Jog!!

Get your tail over to the Burlington 5K-9 Dog Jog! April 29th at 9am. Bring your fur baby and prepare for a morning of barking and fun! Doggy and human bake sale, fun activities, and matching t-shirt and bandana with registration! pdf 5K-9 Flyer (150 KB)  Grab your registration form here!!!  pdf 5k-9 Dog Jog Registration Form (163 KB)

Catholics In Action - Family Style

Here's an opportunity to serve as a family!  July 13-16th, experience a time of faith and service in Pella, Iowa.  Cost is $45/person, $200 max/family by June 9th, $50/person, $220 max/family by July 3rd.  More information is coming soon!!

Remind - YM Info

We are shifting reminders and communication to the Remind App/website!  Reminders will be sent via text and/or email.  To join the youth ministry group, click on this link: and create an account.  

High School:  Our class can be found by searching the code @736a7 or searching for "Burlington Iowa Youth Ministry."  Alternately, you can text @736a7 to the number 81010 and follow the prompts.  

Middle School: If you would like to join the middle school Remind group, text @a89kk to the number 81010 and follow the instructions to join the group for reminders on upcoming events! 

Middle School

Middle Schoolers (6th-8th grade)!  

Middle schoolers and parents—be sure to check out TRUTH Group on facebook, Instagram (, twitter (@batruthgroup), and snapchat (truthgroup)

7pm-8:15pm at the youth center, located in St. John's Hall at 700 Division St. 

We're excited to have a dynamic team of high school leaders running the middle school youth ministry nights for the 2017-2018 school year!! 
Middle School youth nights will take place the 2nd Wednesday of each month, 7pm-8:15pm. 
We have a snack cupboard and mini fridge so our youth never go hungry, but these occasionally run low, so non perishable donations are always accepted :) Our next MS youth night will be July 12th!
If you would like to join the middle school Remind group, text @a89kk to the number 81010 and follow the instructions to join the group for reminders on upcoming events! 


FYRE: Family and Youth Rejoicing in the Eucharist

The FYRE Mass will take place on the 3rd Sunday of each month, and will rotate between the 10:30am Mass at SS Mary & Patrick church, and the 10:00am Mass at St. John's Church.  If you are interested in participating in the Mass, contact Amanda Nichols at 319-400-4122.

FYRE Mass will be taking a break during the summer. 

Upcoming Events

Truth Group

1st & 3rd Wednesday of the Month - High School Youth Group, 7:30-9pm at St. John's Hall
2nd Wednesday of the month - Middle School Youth Group, 7-8:15pm at St. John's Hall
3rd Sunday of the Month - FYRE Mass (except summer)
July 9th - Family Pool Party, 6-8pm at Dankwardt Pool


NCYC - the payment schedule for NCYC is as follows:

1st Payment: $50, non-refundable downpayment is due January 11th
2nd Payment: $200, due May 25th 
3rd Payment: $200, due July 25th
4th Payment: $150, due Sept. 25th.  
To join the NCYC Remind group, text @932e2 to the number 81010 and follow the instructions, or if you already of the Remind app on your phone, you can search our group name: NCYC 2017
For more information regarding NCYC, contact Amanda Nichols

Christian Service Hours

Upcoming Service Opportunities: 

If you have potential service opportunities for our youth, you are invited to attend a youth group meeting and share your service opportunity with the youth.  Youth Group meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month at St. John's Hall from 7:30-9pm.