Tulip Time Stand Volunteer Sign-Up

We need YOUR HELP! The 2021 Tulip Time is returning this year and we are looking for volunteers to help us with the St. Mary’s stand this year. There are a variety of different jobs/shifts throughout the three days of the celebration, just sign up for the one (or two!) shifts that work for you! Too busy during the three days to help? No problem, we need plenty of help in advance with our workday(s) and moving the stand.

You can sign up by going to https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050b45aeaf2caaf58-smptulip.

Thank you in advance for your dedication to St. Mary’s.

(All volunteers will be required to wear masks and have temperature check when checking into their shift per COVID-19 protocols.)


Todd Weiser
Aaron Bohn
Mike and Sarah Buchheit
Dave and Gretta Hackman
Jeff and Tara Menke

NCYC Survey

NFCYM is moving ahead with planning for a gathered event in November, 2021.  Our diocese (and parish) would like to  gauge the interest of families with this short survey.

NCYC Survey

Consecration to St. Joseph

Men and women in our parish are invited begin the process of consecration to Saint Joseph by way of Father Donald Calloway’s recently-released book. The 33-day preparation will be offered in small women’s and men’s groups and makes for a great way to grow closer to Christ by better living the virtues of Saint Joseph, especially during this time marked by COVID-19.
Although the consecration process can be started at any time, both groups will be offered virtually (via Zoom) starting January 7. Groups meet each week for an hour and will be led by Monica and Lynn Harter from Oskaloosa.
Please register for the small groups by December 18 so that we know how many materials/books to purchase. Spouses can use the same book but will meet in their respective groups. The registration form allows spouses to register at the same time.

Consecration to St. Joseph

Registration for small groups.
For more information visit consecrationtostjoseph.org or contact Monica Harter at 515-897-1852.

Welcome New Pastoral Council Members!

At the October meeting, St. Mary Pella welcomed four new Pastoral Council members as well as elected new officers.  Congratulations to our new President, Guy Boll, Vice President, John Carey, and Secretary, Kim Nedder.  Click the document below to meet the newest members of the council.

New Pastoral Council Members


2020-2021 Youth Faith Formation Registration

K-12 Registration is now open for the 2020-2021 Faith Formation program.

Please read the attached letter for more information before you register.

2020-2021 Faith Formation Letter to Families

2020-2021 Faith Formation Registration

  • First, Last
  • Month/Day/Year
  • Street, City, Zip
  • If different from student.
  • If different from student.
  • Include City and Sate
    Sessions run for ten weeks September-November.



Public Masses Resume!

Did you hear the great news? Public Masses will resume in the Davenport Dioceses on Monday, June 22, 2020. We are very excited to welcome everyone back to Mass. However, this must be done safely. Please see the document, ‘How To Sign Up for Mass,’ for a step by step guide.

Every household wishing to attend a Mass of Sunday will have to follow the set-out guidelines in order to reserve a seat. You are welcome to attend your normal Mass of Sunday, be that at Pella or Oskaloosa. Due to the limited number of seating available, we are asking that each household only sign up for one Mass a month at this time.

Weekday Mass will also be resuming with a new schedule.

                • Tuesday – 8 am, SMO
                • Wednesday – 12:15 pm, SMP
                • Thursday – 7 am, SMO
                • Friday – 8:30 am, SMP

At this time you do NOT need to sign up for weekday Masses. This may change in the future, as there are a limited number of seats available.

Our first Masses of Sunday will be offered on June 27th and 28th. The Sign up for all Masses of Sunday for the month of June and July will open on Monday, June 22. Please read the included document to find out more about signing up via the internet or by calling the parish office.

We all look forward to welcoming you back to Mass at St. Mary’s!