Parish Happenings

Lenten Masses/Adoration/Reconciliation
5:30 – 7:00pm

Monday, February 19 – Our Lady of Lourdes
Monday, February 26 – I.C. Elma
Monday, March 5 – I.C. Riceville
Monday, March 12 – St. Peter
Monday, March 19 – St. Bernard
Monday, March 26 – Our Lady of Lourdes


Stations of the Cross

All parishes except IC Elma will pray the Stations of the Cross at 5:30pm during Lent.  Elma will pray Stations of the Cross Fridays after 8:30am Mass.  Grow in love of Jesus by praying over His sacrifice for us.


St. Patrick’s Supper

St. Patrick’s Supper will be held on Sunday, March 18th, 2018.  Click on this link for more information for St. Patrick’s Supper.



Thursday, March 1 – Cluster Pastoral Council at 6:00pm
Tuesday, March 20 – Liturgy Committee at 6:30pm

*All meetings will be held in the Elma Church Basement until noted differently.


End of Life Presentation

Sister Edith Mary Hart, RSM, DO is board certified in Family Medicine and Geriatric Medicine.  Dr. Hart practices in Jackson, MN where she has an outpatient clinic and serves as the Director of the Emergency and Trauma Services to the hospital.  Dr. Hart will speak on Catholic teaching on End of Life Care and answer any questions.

A light meal will be served at both presentations.
Saturday, February 17 – 5:00pm at Lourdes
Sunday, February 18 – 11:45am at New Haven


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)