Take time to walk through diocesan Holy Doors

By Lindsay Steele
The Catholic Messenger

Anne Marie Amacher Steve Seifert hangs red velvet drapes that will mark the Holy Door at Sacred Heart Cathedral in Davenport. Marie Johnson of State Street Interiors and Furniture in Bettendorf worked with the worship and spirituality committee at the cathedral to come up with the design.
Anne Marie Amacher
Steve Seifert hangs red velvet drapes that will mark the Holy Door at Sacred Heart Cathedral in Davenport. Marie Johnson of State Street Interiors and Furniture in Bettendorf worked with the worship and spirituality committee at the cathedral to come up with the design.

Since the start of the Year of Mercy in December, Catholics in the Diocese of Davenport have been able to walk through the Holy Doors designated in each of the six deaneries, and in churches originally built by Father Samuel Mazzuchelli, O.P. The doors will remain open in these churches until the end of the Year of Mercy Nov. 20.

Here is a list of the churches and times they are open for visitors.

CLINTON DEANERY
Jesus Christ, Prince of Peace Church
1105 LaMetta Wynn Dr.
Clinton, IA 52732
Open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday from 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Saturday from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; and Sunday from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. For a formal tour or to arrange a visit outside these hours call (563) 242-3311.

DAVENPORT DEANERY
Sacred Heart Cathedral
422 E. 10th St.
Davenport, IA 52803
Open Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Saturday from noon-6 p.m.; and Sunday from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Stop by the office or call before entering the church (563) 324-3257.

GRINNELL DEANERY
St. Mary Church
726 218th Pl.
Pella, IA 52766
Open Sunday-Friday from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.; Saturday from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. To arrange a visit outside these hours call (641) 628-3078.

IOWA CITY DEANERY
St. Mary Church
201 Short Street
Nichols, IA 52766
Open daily from 1-6 p.m.
Pilgrimage groups wishing to tour the church should call the church office at (319) 679-2271 or Cluster Coordinator Carol Kaalberg at (319) 330-5324.

KEOKUK DEANERY
St. Paul Church
508 North 4th St.
Burlington, IA 52601
Open Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon-6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. To arrange a visit outside these hours call (319) 752-6733.

OTTUMWA DEANERY
St. Mary of the Visitation Church
216 N. Court St.
Ottumwa, IA 52501
Open Monday-Saturday from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sundays from 7 a.m.-5 p.m.

MAZZUCHELLI CHURCHES
St. Paul Church-Burlington (see above).
St Anthony Church
417 N. Main St.
Davenport, IA 52801
Open 30 minutes before Masses (Mass schedule: Monday-Friday 8 a.m. and 12:05 p.m.; Saturday 5 p.m.; and Sunday 7:30 a.m., 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.). To arrange a visit outside these hours call (563) 322-3303.
St. Mary Church
302 E. Jefferson St.
Iowa City, IA 52245
Open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-12:45 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.-6:15 p.m.; and Sunday 7 a.m.-12:45 p.m. To arrange an afternoon visit, stop in the office or call (319) 337-4314.
St. Mathias Church
215 W 8th St.
Muscatine, IA 52761
Open Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-8 p.m.; Saturday 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Sunday 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Pilgrimage groups wishing to tour the original church should call (563) 263-1416 ahead of time.

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