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


  • Mon, Jun 17 thru Wed, Jun 19 – Fr Meyer gone-Priest Convocation
  • Thurs, Jun 20 – 6:30 pm SM Pastoral Council Meeting
  • Thurs, Jun 20 thru Mon, Jun 24 – Dan gone-Retreat
  • Thurs, Jun 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.

Click here to view some pictures of Father Meyer’s 40th Anniversary of Ordination Mass and Celebration!

Freedom Quest is an outreach of Freedom for Youth Ministries

FREE youth & family event is coming on…TUES, JUNE 18 & TUES, JULY 16 5-7:30 PM -WEST TWIN PARK YOU’RE INVITED! For details, email or call 515.282.4822! Inflatables, Food, Games, Crafts & Bible Story Time!

Dan Hurt Diaconate Ordination – July 20 at 10:30 am

There are greeting cards available for purchase in the parish office for Dan’s Ordination to the Diaconate. They are $2.50 each. There are various designs. Dan’s Ordination will be available LIVE at  Dan will have a Mass of Thanksgiving followed by a reception August 4 in the gym.

Please check the dishes in the foyer from funerals, fish dinners, Fr’s 40th dinner, etc. to see if any are yours. Any left on the rack on July 12 will be added to the Rummage Sale for NCYC fundraiser. Please pick up your dishes after Mass or during the week 8 am-2pm.

Development Director Update

Project Committee Update-The STA Project Committee has had the opportunity to meet with RMH Architects two times to date to assess our facilities. Various options for updating the church interior have been reviewed and we are working on narrowing down those options. This was a space that was almost unanimously agreed upon from the surveys to need some attention. The next meeting in early June (date TBD) we will continue to review the church interior design options and also focus on others areas of need as addressed in the surveys. We will continue to provide updates as we move through this process.

Cemetery upkeep

With Memorial Day just past, we need to remember all the work it takes to keep our cemeteries looking so nice. There are Cemetery donation envelopes in your packets for just this occasion. Please be generous, our relatives and friends buried in our cemeteries deserve a wellmaintained and beautiful place to rest.


We are still in need of a volunteer to take the month of September for mowing the complex. The mowers are furnished, you do not have to bring your own.

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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Get your SCRIP before & after mass each weekend!

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Legislative Alerts

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