St. Mary’s Catholic Church
Tipton, Iowa

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

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

Tipton Mass Times


10:00 AM

1st, 3rd, 5th Saturday

4:00 PM

Weekday Masses

Tuesday / Thursday

8:00 AM

Find a brief history of St. Mary’s Tipton

and a vision statement at:

About Us

Reverend Richard Okumu, Pastor

In case of serious emergency, you may reach Fr. Okumu by cell phone at: (319) 538-9009.

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

Visit us on FaceBook:

Contact Information

Sylvia Hotz,

      Office Manager/Bookkeeper, Tipton

      Office Phone: (563) 886-2506

St. Mary Church

208 Meridian Street, POB 309,

Tipton, Iowa 52772



Office Phone: (563) 886-2506

Weekly News

St. Mary Tipton Parish Hall

209 Mulberry St. Tipton, Iowa 52772

If you would like to purchase a poinsettia in honor of a loved one, please stop by the rectory and let the Sylvia know (886-2506) or put your donation and name/names in an envelope and drop it in the Offer-ing Basket at Mass. We would like to have these names by December 15th. (You are invited to take your poinsettia home after Christmas). $15 for each poinsettia.


December 16 - Communal Penance for both Tipton and Mechanicsville

3 PM in Tipton

December 24th – Christmas Eve Mass

4 PM in Mechanicsville

4 PM in Tipton

December 25th – Christmas Day Mass

8 AM in Mechanicsville

10 AM in Tipton

Knights of Columbus Fr. Eugene Benda council will have a Christmas pot luck for members and wives on Monday, December 17th.

We will start with a social half hour at 5:00 pm prior to the pot luck meal at 5:30 pm. Members will receive an email on additional details.

A short meeting following the pot luck meal at 6:00 pm to allow those who wish to go to the Tipton High School Christmas concert.

Jerry Droll, Grand Knight


Wednesday, December 19th

Prayer at 6:45 p.m. in the Church

followed by light Supper in the Parish Hall

Thank you to everyone who helped with our fund raisers throughout the year and through women’s dues which enables us to contribute to these worthwhile charities and organizations.

The 2019 Women of St. Mary’s Tipton Officers will be:

  1. President -- Sherrie Falkers 563-886-6865

  2. Vice-President -- Mary Ellen Marchik 563-886-6045

  3. Secretary/Treasurer -- Cathy Ford 563-946-3111

  4. Women’s Advisor -- Mary Agne 319-899-3009

Thank you for your willingness to serve the Women of St. Marys!

Also thank you for your dedicated past service to the outgoing 2018 officers:

  1. President: Mary Agne,

  2. Vice-President: Alice Finnegan,

  3. Sec/Treas: Ann Pruess,

  4. Women’s Advisor: Joan Wethington

The Women of St. Mary’s Tipton had their annual meeting November 7th.

They are donating to the following charities and organizations for 2019: