Parish Happenings

Pictorial Directory

You’re invited to be a part of our new Holy Rosary Cluster photo directory.  You may schedule your own photo session using the links listed below.  If the picture dates for your parish do not work, you can schedule a time at one of the other parish locations.  Each parish site has their own link.  You will need to create an account with a unique username and password as part of the online scheduling process.

Click on the parish location site to sign up for your photo session.

IC Riceville – July 25-27
Our Lady of Lourdes – August 19-21
St. Peter – August 23-24
IC Elma/St. Bernard – August 26-31 

*Every participating family receives a free 8×10 portrait and copy of our directory.  Be a part of it.  Sign up today!


Steeple Day

Come and spend the day in Lourdes for Steeple Day on Sunday, July 28, 2019.  Click on this link for information on 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)