Parish Happenings



Thursday, July 19:  Parish Life Meeting at 6:00pm
Thursday, August 9:  Alta Vista Finance Meeting at 6:30pm

* Meetings will be held in I.C. Elma church basement unless noted otherwise.



Summer Youth Program

Totus Tuus (Latin for Totally Yours) is a week long parish mission for Catholic youth in 1st through 12th grades.  Led by college students, Totus Tuus shows one can learn and practice the Catholic faith while still having fun!  Totus Tuus will be at Holy Rosary Cluster from July 22-27.  Registration forms are due July 6th.  More details to follow, but make plans to participate in Totus Tuus!



Steeple Day

Click on this link for information on Our Lady of Lourdes Steeple Day.



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)