RCIA 2021
Contratulations to Laikyn Schaefer who became a member of the Catholic Church on April 11 at St. Joseph Church.  Pictured above, (Left) Laikyn is seen with Jim & Cindy Roberts (RCIA Teachers) and (Center) Aaron Pfeiler (fiancé and Sponsor) and Fr. Diehm.  (Right) Maria Weber will be brought into the Church on May 8 at the 4:00 pm Holy Cross Mass.

Weekend Mass Schedule


Saturday - 4:00 pm @ Holy Cross

Saturday - 6:00 pm @ Sherrill

Sunday - 8:00 am @ Balltown

Sunday - 10:00 am @ Rickardsville

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?​​​​​​

  • Congratulations to all those who received their First Communion this weekend.  Welcome to the Table of the Lord!!!

  • Church for Cash: August 29. Doors open at 1:00 pm. Show is from 2:30-4:00 pm.  Call Julie (563-543-1792) for info.

  • Thank you to those who contributed to the Faith Formation's food drive collection!

  • Thank you to all parish members who are utilizing the IRA RMD stewardship transfer method for their church donations.

  • 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.

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

  • Communion to the Homebound of the Holy Cross community: Darlene Schieltz has offered to take Communion to the homebound in the Holy Cross community.  Call her at 563-870-4475.



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

Baptisms: May 6th 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.  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 with your new information.  This is especially important for those who had a Route 52 address change due to the highway renaming.  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 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 * * 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

No weekend Mass will be recorded on the weekend of May 1st and 2nd due to First Communions and the weekend of May 8th and 9th due to RCIS.  A substitute Mass will be posted.
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