Parish Happenings

Totus Tuus

Families will be receiving registration material in the mail for Totus Tuus.  Please be looking for this information and sign up as soon as possible.  Totus Tuus will be the week of June 9 at Immaculate Conception (Riceville).  Contact the cluster office (641-393-2520) if you have any questions.


Fr. Ray Atwood 25th Anniversary

Fr. Atwood will celebrate his 25th anniversary of ordination on Sunday, June 2. The celebration begins with Mass at 4:00pm at Immaculate Conception in Fairbank.  A light reception in the parish hall will follow Mass.  All are invited to attend Mass and celebrate this important milestone with Fr. Atwood.


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)