Parish Happenings

Thanksgiving Mass

All are welcome to our Thanksgiving Mass on Thursday, November 23rd at 9:00am in Immaculate Conception in Elma.


Advent Masses and Reconciliation

To prepare ourselves for the coming of Jesus during Advent there are extra opportunities for weekday mass and the Sacrament of Reconiliation.

St. Peter – 5:30pm, Monday, December 4th
St. Bernard – 5:30pm, Monday, December 11th
Our Lady of Lourdes – 5:30pm Monday, December 18th

Mass at 5:30pm with Adoration and Confessions following Mass at each location until 7:00pm.


Communal Penance Service

Please join us for Communal Penance Service on Sunday, December 10th at 3:00pm at Our Lady of Lourdes.


Thank You

Dear Father Murphy and Parishioners of Holy Rosary Cluster, I know it as been a long time since I was with you and experienced your warm hospitality, but I received a generous donation for my ministry with the Hispanics.  As you may recall, I visited families in the Dyersville, Cascade, Petersburg and Farley area.  This donation is greatly appreciated and will be of great use in helping the women and children who are trying to survive since their husbands and fathers have been sent back to Mexico. It is a challenging time, and I feel blessed to be here.  Thank you so much for your generosity.  May God continue to bless each of you and your families.  Gratefully, Sr. Paul



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

The next meeting will be held Monday, November 6th at 6:00pm
Held at the Immaculate Conception Elma church basement.

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)