Dear STM Parish Members,
The current spike in COVID-19 infections in our area has brought us to the decision to stop offering in-person daily masses starting tomorrow, Nov. 17 through the month of November. We will continue to offer a recorded daily mass which you can find on our parish website and Facebook page.
Since we have the ability to offer communion outdoors on the weekends with vehicles processing through the front drive-way, we will continue to offer masses on Saturday evening at 5:15 pm and Sunday at 8:30 and 11:00 a.m., but we ask that we keep attendance in the church to a minimum.
The parish offices will be open on a limited basis and we ask that you call the parish office at 319-337-2173 before coming in.
And please use extra caution about hand-washing, mask-wearing whenever in public, and unnecessary travel outside your home.
We keep all those healthcare and front-line workers in our thoughts and prayers. We pray for healing for those who have been infected, for the eternal rest for those who have died and extend deep sympathy and for those who have lost loved ones to Covid-19.
Thank you all for your understanding, cooperation, and prayer. As our liturgy reminds us as we near the season of Advent, we are a people of profound hope. Let’s stay strong in faith and together we will arrive at a better day.