Parish Happenings


Liturgy Meeting: Tuesday, January 29 – 6:30pm
Alta Vista Finance & Pastoral Councils:  Thursday, January 31 – 6:30pm
Lourdes Finance:  Tuesday, February 19 – 5:00pm (Meet in Lourdes Church Hall)
Social Justice:  Tuesday, February 19 – 6:30pm
Holy Rosary Cluster Finance Council:  Tuesday, February 26 – 6:00pm
Holy Rosary Cluster Pastoral Council:  Tuesday, February 26 – 7:00pm
*All meetings will be held in Elma I.C. church basement except Lourdes Finance


Souper Bowl of Caring

Please support our youth on Super Bowl weekend, February 2 & 3, for ‘Souper Bowl of Caring’ by giving a monetary donation to our local food banks.  Our youth will be holding soup kettles after Mass by the church doors.  Please give generously.  Thank You.


Social Justice News

Social Justice committee is in need of a new Act of Kindness sign for Immaculate Conception-Riceville.  This sign is viewed by 1200+ vehicles daily since it is located on Hwy 9 outside



Music Ministers Needed

A strong music ministry is necessary for a vibrant parish.  All our parishes are in need of music ministers to help lead us in prayer.  If God has given you a gift of singing or playing an instrument, or even if you still need to develop that gift, contact the Cluster Office at



Online Giving

We appreciate your contributions  to the church community and would especially like to recognize those who are now using our ConnectNow Giving link.  Our online giving site is safe, secure and most of all convenient.  You will always control the amount and can change or stop it at any time.  If you would like to donate using our online giving system and have not yet had a chance to do so, click on the Online Giving tab on this website and then your parish name.  If you have any questions please contact Nancy Theis at the cluster office (641-393-2520).



Befriender Ministry

Volunteers are needed from each parish to:

  • Drive people to medical appointments
  • Drive people to Mass
  • Make daily calls to people who live along (make sure they are okay)
  • Actively participate in a prayer chain

Please call the cluster office (641-393-2520) or Teresa Klobassa (641-393-2598) if you are interested in volunteering or would like more information.

* The Holy Rosary Cluster has assembled a group of 15 parishioners representing each of our parishes who are prepared to visit people in difficult and transitional situations such as illness, loneliness or loss of a loved one.  If you, or someone you know, would like a visit from one of our outreach ministers, please call: Alta Vista – Philomena Boehmer (641-364-6962) Lourdes – Marge Ludwig ((641-393-2568) Elma – Teresa Klobassa (641-393-2598) Riceville – Jeanne Watts (641-985-2031) New Haven – Nancy Theis (641-985-4145)