RCIA 2022 
If you are interested, or know someone in our Pastorate who is interested, in becoming Catholic, contact Jim or Cindy at 563-870-4428.

Weekend Mass Schedule


Saturday - 4:00 pm @ Holy Cross

Saturday - 6:00 pm @ Sherrill

Sunday - 8:00 am @ Balltown

Sunday - 10:00 am @ Rickardsville

The Mass dispensation has ended.

Week Day Mass Schedule

* Tuesday - 8:00 am @ NO MASS

* Wednesday - 8:00 am @ NO MASS

* Thursday - 8:00 am @ NO MASS

* Friday - 8:00 am @ NO MASS


What's happening?​​​​​​

  • If you are unable to attend Mass and would like a bulletin mailed to you, contact the Pastorate Office (870-4041).  We ask that you provide us with stamps to facilitate the mailing of your weekly bulletin.

  • School summer hours: Begins June 1 and will be open Monday through Friday from 8:30-11:30 am.  The school office will be closed on Monday, May 31.

  • Baptism and Marriage Prep Classes will be held in person starting in August.

  • Congratulations and many blessings to Norbert and Betty Smith who are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary with a special Mass at St. Joseph Church on Sunday, June 13th. 

  • 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.

  • Cemetery Decorations:  We request that any decorations placed in the ground around tombstones be removed by Sunday, June 13 for lawn maintenance.

  • Fiscal Year End: The fiscal year end is June 30th. It is the goal of each parish to have their bills and subsidies paid through June 30th to close out the fiscal year.



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

Baptisms: The August class will be held in person.  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.  ALL BAPTISM AND WEDDING CLASSES WILL BE HELD IN PERSON STARTING IN AUGUST.

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.  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 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

No Baptism or Wedding classes will be held in the month of July.

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

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