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  • Tues, Aug 13 – 7:00 pm STA Pastoral Council Meeting
  • Sat/Sun, Aug 17/18 – STA Social Justice Collection
  • Sun, Aug 18 after 10 am Mass – AED training
  • Tues, Aug 20 – Food Bank in gym
  • Thurs, Aug 22 – 6:30 pm SM Pastoral Council
    6:30 pm Knights of Columbus
  • Sat, Aug 24 after 5 pm Mass – AED training

Office Hours

St. Thomas Aquinas
Monday Friday 8:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m. OPEN during lunch.

St. Mary
By appointment. Call Father at the STA Church Office or the rectory to make an appointment.

We have scheduled a “Clean Up Day” at St Thomas on Saturday, August 17 starting at 8 am. Please bring gloves and any/all items you would use to do outside work at your home: rakes, shovels, brooms, trimmers, wheel barrows, etc. We will be here most of the day so if you can’t come at 8 am, please come when you can.

Also on August 17, It’s 80’s Night at St Thomas Aquinas, after Sat night Mass,food starting at 6 pm, 80’s dance 6:30-8:30 pm in the gym, followed by an outdoor movie (approx 9 pm) on a GIGANTIC inflatable movie screen! The movie will be “Back to the Future”. The event will be a free will offering.

AED DIFIBILLATOR TRAINING-Sun, Aug 18 after 10 am Mass and Sat, Aug 24 after 5 pm Mass there will be a training on the use of the AED defibrillator. All Ushers & Communion Ministers are asked to attend one of those meetings and any other parish member who is wanting to learn.  The Catholic Mutual insurance inspector was here Fri, July 26 and suggested that Communion Ministers in addition to Ushers should know how to use the machine.

Mass on the grass – August 25th, 10 am, amphitheater by Briggs Woods Beach.  Following Mass there will be games and a picnic.  Come join your parish family for a day of fun.  There will be no Mass at St. Mary’s on August 25th.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is the first Friday of every month from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.  We are in need of someone to take the 11am to noon hour. Please contact the office to volunteer.  Some have asked if that is just for people who are scheduled because it is necessary for someone to always be present during those hours.  The answer is that Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is for everyone.  Come for any length of time that works with your schedule throughout that day.

From Parish Family Life Committee

The Parish and Family Life Committee is looking at updating the church directory. The last one was done in 2014 so it’s time to get updated pictures of our families and include all of our new members that have joined us since then. Would you consider being a part of the team that coordinates this directory? Please contact the church office.

Greeting Cards

There are greeting cards available for purchase in the parish office for Father Meyer’s 40th Ordination to the priesthood and Dan Hurt’s ordination to the Diaconate. They are $2.50 each. There are varied choices of cards.


We are asking once again for volunteers to be ushers/greeters at Mass. Both the Sat, 5 pm and the Sun, 10 am teams do not have enough people. Please consider as a family or as an individual to help. Call the office 832-1190 or see Marty Doerning.

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 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.

Current Calendar

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Legislative Alerts

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