Take note!

Check out the bulletin on-line for upcoming events & parish info!


  • Thurs, Oct 18 – 6:30 pm SM Pastoral Council
  • Sat/Sun, Oct 20/21 – STA Social Justice Collection
  • Sun, Oct 21-Thurs, Oct 25 – Fr Gone to Priest Convocation
  • Tues, Oct 23 – 6:30 pm Cluster Committee Mtg (@STA)
  • Wed, Oct 24 – 7 pm Parish Family Life Committee Mtg
  • Thurs, Oct 25 – 6:30 pm Knights of Columbus Mtg
  • Sat, Oct 27 – 6 pm New Member Social in foyer/gym,
    everyone is welcome to meet the new parishioners

St. Mary Fall Festival
Sunday, November 4th 4:307:00 pm

Serving homemade Chicken & noodles, meat loaf, mashed potatoes, corn, salads and of course…Homemade Pies!! Country Store with lots of crafts, cookies, baked good, home
canned goodies! Lots of raffle prizes.


We are in need of more people to be commissioned and scheduled to be Communion Ministers at the 5:00 Saturday Mass. Please consider helping in this important need at Mass. Let Marty Doerning know……email or call the office. Altar Servers are also needed for either the 5:00 or 10:00 Mass, most particularly at 5:00.  If your boy or girl is a student at St. Thomas Aquinas school or in our Faith Formation program we ask that you let Marty Doerning or Dan Hurt know of your willingness. We ask that the young people be in 4th grade before being trained.  Ushers are also needed for 5 pm Saturday Mass. We are in
need of more people to help with our Hospitality Teams.


St. Thomas Aquinas Harvest Festival
Sunday, November 11th Dinner / Raffle / Silent Auction
The Parish and Family Life Committee has decided to bring back the dinner for our fall festival and raffle which is the only fundraiser we do for our church. Watch the mail for the letter each family will be getting with more information and some raffle tickets to sell. In the coming weeks there will be sign up sheets for volunteers. We hope you will consider volunteering your time to help make this a successful event for our parish community. We look forward to celebrating the harvest and our St. Thomas Aquinas Community!

Knights of Columbus Can Drive for Seminarians

The Knights of Columbus are collecting cans for Archdiocese of Dubuque Seminarians. You can call for pick-up: Dennis 297-1602, John 712-249-3060 or Kyle 515-293-0026. These Knights would stop and pick them up for you, or you can take them directly to the redemption center and designate to KC’s. Thank you.


The school 65th celebration was a success! Food, fun and fellowship was shared among current students and families and alumni. Thank you to all who helped plan and prepare
for this gathering. The appeal that was kicked off with this celebration will be ongoing throughout the school year. Many thanks to those of you that have contributed to this inaugural appeal to our alumni and friends. Blessings to all.

Renovation Committee: As we continue to look into the costs and feasibility of a doing some updating to our parish and school campus, we look for parishioners interested in being a part of that process. While the church councils and development are working on a long range plan we need additional help. If you have experience in design, fundraising, campaigns, construction, engineering, plumbing, electrical, etc. or are just interested in being a part of the this process, we ask you to contact the office to let us know so we can include you as we move forward.

The church has a Facebook page!

For those of you on Facebook, look us up and “like” our page and “follow” us.
We will continue to use email to communicate reminders and send the bulletin but you are now able to contact us through Facebook as well.

The school ALSO has a Facebook page!
If you are on Facebook and haven’t seen our page yet, please look for it and “like” our page and “follow” us.

The bulletin deadline is Monday at noon for any notices, announcements, etc. you wish to have included in the bulletin.  Please call, email or drop off the notice to the office.

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Legislative Alerts

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