St. Mary’s Catholic Church
Mechanicsville, Iowa

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

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

Bulletin Information: All items for the bulletin need to be sent directly to St Mary's in Tipton to Sylvia on Tuesdays. All Mass intentions need to go through Fr Okumu directly.

Reverend Richard Okumu, Pastor

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

For non-emergencies, please contact Father Okumu via email or by Office Phone.

St. Mary Church
302 Reeder Street, POB 457

Mechanicsville, Iowa 52306


Office Phone: 563-432-6236

Knights of Columbus

Mass Schedules


302 Reeder St.,

(POB 457)

2nd and 4th Saturday at 4:00 PM

Every SUNDAY 8:00 AM

Weekday Masses:

Wednesday/Friday 8:00 AM

NO Week day Masses either of these weeks

Nov 12-16


Nov 19-23

Chair Lift Fund

We have raised $3105 of the $4500 we need!!

You can still donate to help us reach our goal!Thank you to Francis McCloy for selling some of the “stuff” left in the furnace room. The $120.00 he received has been added to the Chair lift fund!

St. Mary’s Guild

Saint Mary's Mechanicsville Guild would like to share our Christmas spirit to include The Veterans Home in Marshalltown. Our Sew Sew Group will be making lap robes to donate. The home has made some sugges-tions as to items to donate for our veterans: shampoo- toothpaste-candy bars-word search puzzle books-postage stamps-deodorant and individual wrapped snack items. There will be a box placed in back of the church for your generous donations. Thank you in advance for your support. Would like to receive by Dec 15th. The Guild. Sharon Boyd

Due to the lack of interest and poor attendance we will no longer have a monthly Guild meeting. Instead we will only meet the months of November, March, and August. So if you are on to serve on any other months there will be no meeting.

The Sew-Sew Ladies will start sewing Nov. 14th and go through April weather permit-ting. We meet each Wed. from about 8:30 to noon. We make quilts and comforters for our newborns, our shut-in of the parish and community. Also donate one for our auction and one for our raffle at our Ice Cream Social and many go to nursing homes or other care centers. We have some for sale to anyone in need of one. Just contact any of our members to see them. We would also invite anyone who would like to join us in this project.

Thank You,

Evelyn Walshire

Thank you! Thank you to Marilyn Fitzgerald, Kyle Dohmen, and Jennifer Smith for all their hard work preparing the music, and the children for Children’s Mass. The children did a wonderful job with the music, readings, responsorial psalm, and the prayers of the faithful!

Christmas Pageant! The students will be preparing and acting out the Christmas pageant following 8:00 am Mass on December 16th . Following the pageant the Knights of Columbus will be host-ing a pancake breakfast in the parish hall. The Knights will be having a free will donation with the proceeds going to a charity of their choosing. All parish members, grandparents, parents and family are welcome to participate in the pageant and breakfast.