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Weekend Mass Schedule


 * Saturday - 4:00 pm @ Balltown

* Saturday - 6:00 pm @ Luxemburg 

* Sunday - 8:00 am @ Rickardsville

* Sunday - 10:00 am @ Sherrill

Week Day Mass Schedule

* Tuesday - 8:00 am @ Balltown

* Wednesday -8:00 am @ Sherrill

* Thursday - 8:30 am @ Holy Cross

* Friday - 8:00 am @ Luxemburg

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What's happening?​​​​​​​​

  • Holy Cross Church "Strength In Our Future" Capital Campaign: Pledge forms have been mailed. Resurfacing handicapped parking, steeple repair, electrical work, and debt repayment are among the fundraising goals.

  • La Salle Catholic School Registration: We welcome all families and students of all faiths.  Registration is currently open for the 2022-2023 school year.

  • Cemetery Flowers and Mementos: Flowers or mementos placed on the ground surrounding headstones in cemeteries should be removed. Any flowers placed in vases on the sides of headstones or on the top of headstones may remain.

  • Ordination Masses: Diaconate ordinations May 27, 7:00 pm at the Cathedral of St. Raphael.  Priesthood ordination May 28, 10:00 am. Live stream at www.dbqarch.org/live-bradcasts.

  • Worldwide Marriage Encounter: Sept. 9-11 in Dubuque; Nov. 18-20 in Holstein.  Go to iowa-wwme.org or call 563-608-3305.

  • SS Peter & Paul Pork Chop Supper: Sunday, May 22, at The Barn in Sherrill.  $20 tickets. Serving 4-7 pm. See bulleting for details.

  • Thank you to Loras Link who has agreed to replace Jerry Sahm as the second St. Francis Cemetery Trustee along with Steve Gansemer. Many thanks to Jerry Sahm for his years of dedicated service!

  • Congratulations and blessings to Mark and Deb (Lynch) McDonough who were recently married.

  • Sympathies and Prayers to the family and friends of Debra "Debbie" Jaeger.



We are in need of liturgical ministers to fill our liturgical roles.  Call the church office, 563-870-4041, if you can share your talent(s) with the Pastorate.

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

Baptisms: We are now scheduling August (1 couple left) and September classes (May & June are full and no July class).   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 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. 

Pastorate Office Update: If there are any announcements that parish members need to have noted in the bulletin, please contact Connie at dbq104sec@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.

If you are celebrating a special anniversary and would like to have an anniversary blessing or Mass offered, call the Pastorate office at 870-4041.

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

Anointing of the Sick is available at any time upon request or by setting up an appointment.  Talk to Fr. Diehm at Mass or call 563-870-4041 to set up an appointment.

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