St. Mary’s Catholic Church
Mechanicsville, Iowa

208 Meridian St, PO Box 309 - Tipton, Iowa 52772  

   Phone:563-886-2506     Fax: 563-886-6326


Mass Times


8:00 AM

2nd and 4th Saturday

4:00 PM

Weekday Masse

Wednesday and Friday

8:00 AM

302 Reeder St., POB 457,

Mechanicsville, IA 52306



Shirley Jarzombek, Parish Secretary, Mechanicsville

Office: 563-432-6236

Cell: 319-329-6823

Home: 563-432-6526


Reverend Richard Okumu, Shared Pastor

In case of serious emergency, you may reach
Fr. Okumu by cell phone at:

please use this phone number only in the case of serious emergency.

MCC Food Pantry: We served 40 families consist-ing of 45 adults, 37 children and 32 seniors during the month of December. 17 of the 40 families util-ized the pantry twice this month.

Our HACAP pick-ups are scheduled for Tuesdays January 9th & 23rd at 9:00 am. We will need help unloading, shelving and bagging beginning around 9:45 at the pantry on these days.

A HUGE thank you to Brother’s Market in Lisbon for their very generous donation of canned soup, vege-tables, taco mix, salsa, and other items this week. We also purchased 150 pounds of ground beef from Brothers at a greatly reduced price this month. We are very fortunate to have their on-going support and such a great store so close to home. Thank you to North Cedar Elementary for their donation of many canned good collected during their December Holiday Meal in Mechanicsville. We greatly appreci-ate all your support!

Our January distributions are scheduled for the following dates:

Thursday, January 11th 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Thursday, January 23rd 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Saturday, January 25th 9:00 – 10:00 am

Mechanicsville Lions Blood Drive – Wednesday, January 17th at the Memorial Building from 1:30 – 6:30 pm

New Grandsons: Congratulations to Keith and Nancy Walshire on the birth of their TWO grand-sons. They are August and Ellis Ahrendsen born to their daughter, Julie and husband, Michael Ahrendsen.

The new boys are welcomed home by brother, Oliver and sister, Neva. What a wonderful Christmas gift!!

Please remember to take home your Poinsettia! There are 7 left in the choir room.

Knights Of Columbus:

There will be a short meeting of the Knights of Columbus immediately following the 8:00 AM Mass on Sunday, January 13th in the church basement.