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  • Bible Study Groups

    Bible Study groups will be forming soon. This is a 7-week program beginning October 4th and ending November 15th. Groups will be studying the Gospel of Mark. There is a sign-up sheet on the kiosk or CLICK HERE to sign up.

    Questions – contact Donna Boots at 780-1671.

  • New Mass Times


    Mon: No Mass in Pella or Osky
    Tue: 7:00 am in Osky, none in Pella
    Wed: 12:15 pm in Pella, none in Osky
    Thu: 10:30 am Care Center Mass in Osky, none in Pella
    Fri: 8:30 am in Pella, none in Osky

    Eucharistic Adoration:
    Monday 5:00-10:00 p.m. in Pella 
    Friday 4:30-5:30 p.m. in Oskaloosa.
    (See Mass Intention box for additional details.)


    Sat:   5:00 p.m. in Pella
    Sun:  8:00 am in Oskaloosa
             10:30 am in Pella
              5:00 pm in Oskaloosa

  • How to Contact Fr. John

    St. Mary Pella Office – 641-628-3078. Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons and all day on Friday.
    St. Mary Oskaloosa Office – 641-673-6680. Tuesday and Wednesday mornings and all day on Thursday.
    Outside of office hours at the St. Mary Rectory in Oskaloosa – 641-676-4293.
    Mobile phone – 319-383-6635.
    Email – spiegelj@diodav.org

  • The Parish Council Members and Officers for 2015-2016

    Chuck Van Tuyl – President
    Janece Schmitz – Vice President
    John Carey – Secretary

    Council Members:
    Father John Spiegel, Deacon Don Efinger,  Kell Vos, Karen Janssen, Teresa Van Zee, Carol Laughlin, Scott Burns,  Donna Boots, Gretta Hackman, Paul Weihe, Julio Chiarella, Phyllis Fisher, Justin Madsen

  • Pop Cans Reminder

    REMINDER: Pop cans are still collected in the bin behind the church (just around the corner) to benefit our Building Fund. You can also drop off donations at the Pella Bottle & Can Redemption Center located at 207 South Street in Pella and just ask them to donate the money to St. Mary’s. Every dollar gets us a step closer to paying off our mortgage.

  • For Your Convenience

    For your convenience, Automatic Withdrawal is available in lieu of your weekly envelopes.  If you are interested, please contact Jon Miller in the Church Office.  Thank You!

  • Children’s Liturgy of the Word

    Children’s Liturgy of the Word will begin on October 4th during the 10:30 Mass. It is available for 4 year olds through those in first grade. Older children are asked to participate in the Mass. There is not a registration, children will be called forward and sent forth following the opening prayer. If you would like to help with Children’s Liturgy, please contact Carol Laughlin at 780-3819.

  • Fr. John’s Weekly Office Schedule

    Monday: available for emergency contact or pre-scheduled meetings through the parish offices or rectory.
    Tuesday: 8:30 – 11:00 a.m. Oskaloosa
    Tuesday: 1:30 – 4:00 p.m. Pella
    Wednesday: 8:30 – 11:00 a.m. Oskaloosa
    Wednesday: 1:30 – 4:00 p.m. Pella
    Thursday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Oskaloosa
    Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Pella
    Saturday/Sunday: available for pre-scheduled meetings and emergency contact at the rectory in Oskaloosa.

    Please understand that this is a general schedule and is subject to change based on need.

  • Journey to Rome and Beyond

    October 13-22, 2015

    For brochures and inquiries call Fr. Bob McAleer at 563-940-1796 or Msgr. Frank Henricksen at 563-886-6285.

  • Golden Anniversary

    At the request of Bishop Amos, the Office of Faith Formation is sponsoring a diocesan celebration for all couples who are celebrating fifty years of marriage this year. This is also for any couple that was unable to attend any prior celebrations. A Mass and informal reception will be held at St. Alphonsus Church in Mt. Pleasant on Sunday, October 11, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. If you were married in 1965 (plus any couples who were unable to attend previously) please contact Jon Miller at the church office, 628-3078, so this information can be forwarded to the diocese. Thank you.

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  • Homilies

    December 6, 2014
    November 30, 2014
    November 29, 2014
    November 22, 2014
    November 16, 2014
    November 15, 2014
    November 9, 2014
    November 2, 2014
    October 26, 2014
    October 25, 2014
    October 19, 2014
    October 18, 2014
    September 6, 2014
    August 31, 2014
    August 30, 2014
    August 24, 2014
    August 23, 2014
    August 17, 2014
    August 03, 2014

    July 27, 2014
    July 19, 2014
    July 6, 2014

    June 21, 2014
    June 8, 2014
    May 31, 2014
    May 24, 2014
    May 18, 2014
    May 11, 2014
    April 12, 2014
    April 5, 2014
    March 29, 2014

     Third Sunday of Lent
    Saturday Anticipatory Mass for the Third Sunday of Lent

    Second Sunday of Lent

    First Sunday of Lent

    Ash Wednesday

    Seventh Sunday of Ordinary Time

    Sixth Sunday of Ordinary Time

    Fifth Sunday of Ordinary Time

    Presentation of the Lord

    Third Sunday of Ordinary Time

    Second Sunday of Ordinary Time

    Baptism of the Lord


    Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God

    Feast of the Holy Family

    Christmas Eve

    Fourth Sunday of Advent

    Third Sunday of Advent

    Feast of the Immaculate Conception

    Second Sunday of Advent

    First Sunday of Advent

    Thirty-Third Sunday of Ordinary Time

    Thirty-Second Sunday of Ordinary Time

    Thirty-First Sunday of Ordinary Time

    Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

    Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

    Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

    Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

    Twenty-Fifth Sunday of Ordinary Time

    Twenty-Fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time

    Twenty-Third Sunday of Ordinary Time

    Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

    Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time

    Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

    The Assumption

    Nineteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time

    Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

    Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

    Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

    Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

    Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

    Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

    Twelfth Sunday of Ordinary Time

    Eleventh Sunday of Ordinary Time

    Tenth Sunday of Ordinary Time

    Corpus Christi

    Trinity Sunday

    Pentecost Sunday

    Fourth Sunday of Easter

    Saturday of the Third week of Easter

    Second Sunday of Easter – The Solemnity of the Annunciation

    Easter Sunday

    Easter Vigil

    Good Friday

    Palm Sunday

    Fifth Sunday of Lent

    Third Sunday of Lent

    Second Sunday of Lent

    First Sunday of Lent

    Ash Wednesday

    Fifth Sunday of Ordinary Time

    Fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time

    Third Sunday of Ordinary Time

    Second Sunday of Ordinary Time

    Baptism of the Lord

    Feast of the Epiphany: Remembering Who We Are and To Whom We Belong

    Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God

    Feast of the Holy Family

    Christmas Eve Childrens Mass

    Fourth Sunday of Advent

    Second Sunday of Advent

    Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception

    Solemnity of Christ the King

    32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Sunday)

    32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Saturday)

    All Saints Day Mass: The Communion of Saints; Our Brothers and Sisters in Christ

    30th Sunday Cycle B: Master I Want To See

    30th Sunday, Cycle B (Saturday): Jesus, Son of David Have Pity On Me

    26th Sunday, Cycle B: Our most authentic identity… Christ

    25th Sunday, Cycle B: Righteous Decisions vs The Devil mad me do it

    24th Sunday, Cycle B: Then Get Busy!

    23rd Sunday, Cycle B: All in the Family

    22nd Sunday, Cycle B: Living lives beyond (not contrary to) rules.

    21st Sunday, Cycle B: Bread of Life

    20th Sunday, Cycle B: Do you believe in the Real Presence? Are you truly Present?

    19th Sunday, Cycle B: Can we accept this or is it too much?

    18th Sunday, Cycle B: Not Wonder Bread But Christ Himself

    17th Sunday, Cycle B: Deacon Jake: Desire

    16th Sunday, Cycle B: The One Who Made the Promise is TRUSTWORTHY

    15th Sunday, CycleB: Deacon Don Efinger, Take One for the Team

  • New Parishioners

    Welcome to St. Mary Church!
    We look forward to getting to know you!  Please use the following information and links to learn more about our parish. 

    If you have any questions please contact Julie Tuel from the Welcoming Ministry, and she will help ensure that you have your questions answered and facilitate introducing you to the rest of our faith family.

    Julie Tuel
    E-mail:  rossnjulie@gmail.com
    Phone:  515-205-3474

    Parish Staff and Contact Information – Click here to view photos and contact information for our Parish Staff.  There is also a contact form that can be used to submit questions.

    Directions and Map – Located north of Walmart this map will help you easily find us!  We look forward to meeting you!

    Parishioner Registration Form – If you would like to register as a member of St. Mary’s Parish please print and complete this form. 

    The form can then be mailed to:
    St. Mary’s Church
    Attn: Parishioner Registration
    PO BOX 114
    Pella, IA 50219

    Alternately, the form can also be dropped off at the office.

    Stewardship Commitment Forms – These forms let us know about your interests and desire to be involved in various parish ministries.  They can be submitted at any time.


  • Mass Times
    Weekend Services
    Sunday at 10:30am
    Saturday at 5:00pm

    Weekday Services
    Wednesday at 12:15pm
    Friday at 8:30am
    Saturday 4:00pm until heard
    Eucharistic Adoration
    Every Monday 5:00 - 10:00pm
    First Friday of the Month 9:00am - 12:00noon, ending with mid-day prayer and benediction.

    Directions and Map
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