Take note!

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

  • Tues, Dec 18 – 4-5:30 pm Iowa Food Bank/gym
  • Thurs, Dec 20 – 6:30 pm SM Pastoral Council
  • Thurs, Dec 27 – 6:30 pm Knights of Columbus Meeting

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.

Rehearsals for Christmas season

All musicians -there will be a choir rehearsal on Monday, December 17 at 7 pm for both Monday, December 24, 4:00 pm and Tuesday, December 25, 10:00 am Christmas Masses. If you would like to sing with either group, please join us. See or call Marty if you need information.


When you exit the elevator entrance, please check to see that both doors are completely closed. We frequently find the north door open. We need to be vigilant so that the Church is secure and protected against cold weather or snow.


Mass cancellations are called in to the local radio station KQWC and Pat Powers also
puts that on Facebook and other media sites. It is also called in to WHO and KCCI TV stations. Please listen to the radio, check the television stations and/or the TV websites. It may take some time for the TV notices to update, so please check frequently.


All end of the year contributions MUST be in the parish office on or before December 31, or postmarked December 31. Anything received after that date will be recorded for 2019 contributions.


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.


Act Now to Save on Taxes

This year, instead of paying more in taxes, you might consider using your IRA to support our parish. If you are 70 ½ or older you can roll over money from your IRA to a charity, any charity, including St. Thomas Aquinas. You won’t be taxed on the transfer and it counts towards your IRA Required Minimum Distribution (RMD). Best of all its easy. It is important to first of all contact your IRA administrator or the church office to see how you can roll over into tax savings while helping support our spiritual mission. There is a specific process and forms that need to be used and they can help you through those simple steps. For more information on this or other ways to give, reach out to Heidi in the church office by phone or email.

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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Get your SCRIP before & after mass each weekend!

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Click Here to see HOW EASY it is to buy & use SCRIP!


Legislative Alerts

ICC (Iowa Catholic Conference)– Please click on this link to view the latest legislative concerns.