In preparation for our newly united St Francis of Assisi Parish (beginning in July!), new weekend Mass times will take effect at St Henry and St Mary churches in May. Grab a magnet from the church to take home and help you remember the new times!
Fr. Don is going on sabbatical to El Salvador for 2 months, September 13--November 5. He will be living and working with the people of our sister parish, St. Martin de Porres. Monday morning Masses will be changed to Word & Communion services while he is gone. Please pray for a safe trip!
A very special welcome to members of our sister parish, St. Martin de Porres in El Salvador. Fr. Cesar, Mateo, and Roberto arrive on Wednesday, September 5, and will be visiting important places around town. We hope that during their ten days here, they will have the opportunity to get to know you and experience life in Marshalltown and our community of faith.
Now is the time to register your children for a fun and enlightening week, sharing and growing in faith and knowledge. Four college students will be on hand for Totus Tuus. If you do not know anything about this, call Bethany or Alissa at 753-7374
You can download the March 22, 2018 Minutes from the St. Henry and St. Mary Task Force found on the About page under Pastoral Council and Committees, under the Pastoral Council section.
Marshalltown parishes exploring unification
The Catholic parishes in Marshalltown are exploring the possibility of uniting into one parish. Established in 1869, St. Mary Parish has served Catholics in the Marshalltown area for nearly 160 years. St. Henry Parish was established in 1959 to accommodate the growing number of Catholics. In recent years the Catholic population has continued to grow as a vibrant community. A survey of parishioners conducted in 2011 showed strong support for either combining the parishes or working toward such unification. To meet the growing needs of Catholics, the two parishes have already pooled resources to carry out many ministries. Examples include the consolidated St. Francis Catholic School, united faith formation and youth ministry programs as well as numerous social activities.
Due to this ever-closer working relationship, the pastors have begun a formal process of determining whether a single, unified parish will best serve Catholics and the broader community. A task force, comprised of members of both parishes, the pastors, and a Dubuque Archdiocesan facilitator, is studying this question. The task force meets bi-weekly studying information related to parish assets, ministries, and the benefits of collaboration. Additionally, taskforce members held sessions after Masses on the weekend of February 24th to gather input and questions from parishioners. Information about meetings is being provided after each meeting in the parish bulletins. The Task Force will consider advantages and disadvantages of changing the current independent status of the two parishes. By late spring, the task force expects to conclude its work with a recommendation to Michael Jackels, Archbishop of Dubuque.
Regardless of whether the parishes merge, it is expected that both churches will remain open and the Catholic community will continue to be served by two priests. For more information contact Dick Hierstein, Taskforce Spokesperson, at email@example.com.
Sat. 4:30 PM, Sun. 10 AM & 5 P.M.
Tue., Wed., & Fri., 7:30 AM
School Mass is Thur at 8:45AM
Sat. 3:30 - 4:15 PM
Sun. 4:00 - 4:45 PM
Tues. 6:00 PM
or upon request
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Fri: 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Marshalltown, IA. 50158
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