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

Chair Lift Fund

We have raised $3,105 of the $4,500 we need!!

You can still donate to help us reach our goal!

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

Knights of Columbus meeting: Happy New Year to each of you! Our first KC meeting will be planned for Sun, Jan 20 after 8am Mass. Our Tootsie Roll donations will need to be distributed; planning our next Fish Fry; a short video will be shown.

Coffee and rolls will be served! Looking forward to seeing you there! Thanks! Ron, GK

All parishioners who purchased poinsettias for Christmas decorations are welcome to carry them home after Mass Saturday, January 12 and Sunday, January 13. They still will give your families bright red, living joy in remembering those you honored. In the rear choir pews, we have re-served brown wrapping paper for protecting the poinsettias from exposure to the bitter cold. Thank you. Christmas decorations will be packed away on Sunday, January 13.

The CEW is a a time of adult renewal held for men and women, 18 yrs and above.

The weekend begins on Friday night at 7:30pm and ends on Sunday at 4:30pm. In order to maximize the CEW community experience, all participants spend their time together on the retreat. Meals are included in the registration fee of $45. A series of talks, discussions and activities are conducted by both religious and lay persons which will enhance your awareness of God and your life in the Christian Community. Mass will be celebrated during the weekend.

Anyone wishing to grow in their faith, strengthen their personal relationship with God and become engaged with their Christian Community is encouraged to attend. The retreat weekend includes a Catholic emphasis in the talks plus a sacramental presence of the Eucharist and Reconciliation. Non-Catholics are welcome to attend. This retreat is held at The Bean Farm, 7731 148th Street, Scotch Grove, IA 52310. Questions or registration form, contact Shirley Jarzombek 432-6526.

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