RCIA 2021
Contratulations to Laikyn Schaefer as she enters full communion with the Catholic Church at the Rickardsville Mass this weekend.

To watch the Pastorate Easter Virtual Mass click here.

No recorded Pastorate Mass this weekend.

Weekend Mass Schedule


Saturday - 4:00 pm @ Holy Cross

Saturday - 6:00 pm @ Sherrill

Sunday - 8:00 am @ Balltown

Sunday - 10:00 am @ Rickardsville (RCIA Mass)

View the weekend Mass at the bottom of this page.

Week Day Mass Schedule

* Tuesday - 8:00 am @ Balltown

* Wednesday - 8:00 am @ Sherrill

* Thursday - 8:00 am @ Luxemburg

* Friday - 8:30 am @ Holy Cross




What's happening?​​​​​​

  • Confirmation: Reconciliation, April 11, Rickardsville, 1:30 pm.  Confirmation Practice: April 20, 7:30 pm, Holy Cross.  Confirmation: April 21, 7:30 pm, Holy Cross.

  • Easter Flowers: If you would like to donate towards Easter flowers at your parish, place you donation in an envelope marked "Easter Flowers" along with your name and drop it in the collection basket or mail it to the office.

  • Thank you to the family of Merlin Brimeyer for the generous memorial donation to Ss. Peter and Paul Church.

  • Prayers and deepest sympathies to all the family and friends of Cynthia "Cyd" Klein, Eileen Fisher, Merlin Leick, and Rose Wolf.

  • Holy Trinity Parish Finance Committee: Remodeling the bathroom and making repairs in the entryway of the church. Donations accepted! Julie 853-3945.

  • Weekly Rosary Opportunity: Saturday mornings at 9:00 am at St. Joseph Church.

  • La Salle Catholic School Spring Social Online Auction: April 5-17 www.biddingowl.com/lasallecatholicschool

  • The Ss. Peter & Paul Church rectory is available for rent.  If interested, contact Karen at 563-542-2950 or Donna at 563-581-7356.

  • Garment Sale: SS. Peter & Paul Church t-shirts, sweatshirts, and hoodies are available. The sale is in the church basement.  Enter through the east door. April 16 from 4:00 - 7:00 pm and April 17 from 8:00 am - 12:00 pm.



Weddings: Contact Fr. Diehm (563-870-4041) at least one year in advance of planning a wedding.

Baptisms: May class will be held online.  Contact Jim or Cindy Roberts (563-870-4428) before planning or setting a Baptism date.  Due to the high number of Baptisms in the Pastorate, classes fill quickly so allow several months to be scheduled into a class. All parents planning a Baptism need attend a Baptism class (the first Wednesday of each month, except on holidays).  Baptisms typically do not take place during Advent or Lent.

Informational Changes: PLEASE HELP!!! If you have have a change to your address, phone number (such as dropping a landline), or family status, please contact the Pastorate office at 563-870-4041 or email dbq104Sec@dbqarch.org with your new information.  Thank you for helping to keep our Pastorate information up to date!

Pastorate Office Update: If there are any announcements that parish members need to have noted in the bulletin, please contact Connie at dbq104@dbqarch.org or call 563-870-4041.

If you are requesting a Mass for a loved one, please remember to make all checks payable to the La Salle Mass Fund and mail all payments to the Pastorate office at 835 Church St., PO Box 398, Holy Cross, IA  52053.

Faith Formation: Taylor Fortmann * dbq104ff@dbqarch.org * 563-495-3621



Click the above Sacraments button for more information about our Sacraments.

For your faith growth...

Catholic couples (or at least one of them is Catholic) who are recently engaged are encouraged to get married in the church (or should at least talk to a priest before pursuing other options).  Currently, there are many open dates for 2021 and almost all dates are open for 2022.  If you or someone you know is looking to get married in the future, please encourage them to contact Fr. Diehm, who is always happy to help newly-engaged couples prepare for marriage.  Fr. Diehm can be reached at the Pastorate office - (563) 870-4041.
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Weekly Mass

The Pastorate Mass will not be recorded this weekend. Please feel free to watch Archbishop Jackels as he celebrates Mass.

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