Parish Happenings




Pro-Life Sign

Look for the new Pro-Life sign on Hwy. 63 South of Lourdes, IA.  Thank you to Dale Kolbet, Russ Murphy, Mike Bielefeld, Tom Shatek and Dave Mayer for your time and talent on this project.  Thank You to Pauline Shatek for furnishing the lunch.


Advent Masses and Reconciliation Schedule

To prepare ourselves for the coming of Jesus during Advent there are extra opportunities for weekday Mass and the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
Monday, December 18 – Our Lady of Lourdes

Mass will begin at 5:30pm with Adoration and Confessions following Mass at each location until 7:00pm.



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)