Pilgrimage: a journey, especially a long one, made to some sacred place as an act of religious devotion.
Let us pilgrimage from St. Mary of the Visitation Church in Iowa City to St. Mary Church in Nichols—both of which have been designated as Holy Door Sites for the Year of Mercy. We will walk on Memorial Day: Monday, May 30th. The pilgrimage will end with a vigil Mass for the Feast of the Visitation at St. Mary Church in Nichols and dinner.
Please join us for St. Mary's First Annual
Volunteer Appreciation Gathering:
A Celebration of Discipleship
Sunday, April 24, 2016 from 4:00 - 8:00 PM
at the Knights of Columbus Family Center
(There will be a short program at 5:30 PM.)
St. Mary's Parish and the Iowa Women's Basketball Team will hold their annual chili supper on
Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016 after the game.
Tentative dinner time is 4:30 PM.
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There are new opportunities to check out in Adult Faith Formation (click here).
Year of Mercy Reconciliation Service
and 40 Hours Celebration
with Bishop Amos
December 14th, 2015
Join Bishop Amos at 7:00 PM on December 14th for a Reconciliation Service at St. Patrick’s Church in Iowa City, followed by confessions. This will initiate a special 40 hour celebration of Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament immediately after the reconciliation service and terminating with Mass at 8:30 AM on December 16th. Confessions will be heard around the clock for a 24 hour period, from 7:00 PM on December 14th to 7:00 PM on December 15th. All are encouraged to attend. Because of this event, St. Mary’s will not have an Advent Communal Penance.
St. Mary's SCRIP Program
Are you planning on purchasing gift cards as part of your Christmas giving? Give the gift that gives twice and purchase your gift cards from St. Mary’s Scrip Program. When you purchase your gift cards from our Scrip Program, you will pay the full value of the card, just like you would if you bought it at the store, only St. Mary’s receives a percentage of that cost.
Cross running around town to purchase cards from various retailers off your “To Do List” and get all of your gift cards in one place! The Scrip Program has partnered with a vast number of retailers, so it is quite likely we have everything you are looking for.
Stop in the parish hall after any weekend Mass at St. Mary’s.