Masses may be canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but the work of the church goes on. The 77 parishes across the Diocese of Davenport are still performing vital ministry work — though a bit differently with public health restrictions in place.
Baptisms and funerals, Masses online, prayer support and community outreach — these efforts and more help to meet people’s spiritual needs during this uncertain time when people can’t attend Mass in person because of the coronavirus pandemic. Cancellation of Masses affects the offertory collections, which represent the largest source of income for parishes to fund their ministry efforts.
Parishioners are encouraged to consider mailing in their Sunday offertory gifts to their parishes or giving online, if possible. “Our parishes depend on your weekly financial gifts to continue their ministries in this critical time of crisis when we are not able to go to Mass,” said Michael Hoffman, diocesan director of development and stewardship. “We are still called to give our time and our financial resources. We have a spiritual need to give in gratitude for all the blessings we receive.”
Now may be a good time to transition from the traditional envelopes to online giving, he suggested. “A number of people have told me that they are giving online for the first time.” Others are making an extra effort to mail in their offertory gifts every week.
Many of the diocese’s 77 parishes offer online giving. This option creates a regular system of giving that can provide income to the parish and for second collections even when a parishioner isn’t at church on a given Sunday.
Online giving also eases the workload of parish staff and volunteer counters after the weekend Masses. “Our top priority is to help meet the needs of people in this crisis,” Hoffman said. “The generosity and support of people across our diocese will also help the church weather the challenges posed by this unprecedented public health threat.”
For your convenience, the list that accompanies this article provides the mailing address of each parish and the parish’s website.
“We are thankful for your generosity,” Hoffman said.
For more information contact Hoffman at email@example.com or call him at (563) 888-4252.
Albia, Saint Mary Church, P.O. Box 365, Albia, IA, 52531-0365. Website: www.stmarysalbia.org
Bettendorf, Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 1414 Mississippi Blvd., Bettendorf, IA, 52722-4862. Website: www.lourdescatholic.org
Bettendorf, Saint John Vianney Church, 4097 18th St., Bettendorf, IA, 52722-2120.
Bloomfield, Saint Mary Magdalen Church, 222 N. Ward St., Ottumwa, IA, 52501-4305.
Blue Grass, Saint Andrew Church, 333 W. Lotte St., Blue Grass, IA, 52726-9712. Website:
Brooklyn, Saint Patrick Church, P.O. Box 512, Brooklyn, IA, 52211-0512. Website:
Buffalo, Saint Peter Church, P.O. Box 488, Buffalo, IA, 52728-0488.
Camanche, Church of the Visitation, 1028 Middle Rd., Camanche, IA, 52730-1032.
Centerville, Saint Mary Church, 828 S. 18th St., Centerville, IA, 52544-2506.
Charlotte, Assumption and St Patrick Church, 147 Broadway St., Charlotte, IA, 52731-9686.
Clinton, Prince of Peace Church, 1105 Lametta Wynn Dr., Clinton, IA, 52732-7600. Website: www.jcpop.org
Colfax, Immaculate Conception Church, 305 E. Howard St., Colfax, IA, 50054-1025.
Columbus Junction, Saint Joseph Church, 815 2nd St., Columbus Junction, IA, 52738-1205.
Coralville, Saint Thomas More Church, 3000 12th Ave., Coralville, IA, 52241-1487.
Cosgrove, Saint Peter Church, 4022 Cosgrove Rd. S.W., Oxford, IA, 52322-9798.
Davenport, Holy Family Church, 1315 W. Pleasant St., Davenport, IA, 52804-2121.
Davenport, Our Lady of Victory Church, 4105 N. Division St., Davenport, IA, 52806-4741.
Davenport, Sacred Heart Cathedral, 422 E. 10th St., Davenport, IA, 52803-5416.
Davenport, Saint Alphonsus Church, 2618 Boies Ave., Davenport, IA, 52802-2116.
Davenport, Saint Anthony Church, 417 N. Main St., Davenport, IA, 52801-1405.
Davenport, Saint Mary Church, 516 Fillmore St., Davenport, IA, 52802-1219.
Davenport, Saint Paul the Apostle Church, 916 E. Rusholme St., Davenport, IA, 52803-2548.
Delmar, Saint Patrick Church, 147 Broadway St., Charlotte, IA, 52731-9686.
DeWitt, Saint Joseph Church, 417 6th Ave., DeWitt, IA, 52742-2047.
Dodgeville, Saint Mary Church, 502 W. Mt. Pleasant St., West Burlington, IA, 52655.
Fairfield, Saint Mary Church, 3100 W. Madison Ave., Fairfield, IA, 52556-4213.
Farmington, Saint Boniface Church, P.O. Box 247, Farmington, IA, 52626-0247.
Fort Madison, Holy Family Church, 1111 Ave. E, Fort Madison, IA, 52627-2740.
Georgetown, Saint Patrick Church, P.O. Box 183, Albia, IA, 52531-0183.
Grand Mound, Ss. Philip & James Church, P.O. Box 7, Grand Mound, IA, 52751-0007.
Grinnell, Saint Mary Church, P.O. Box 623, Grinnell, IA, 50112-1622. Website: www.stmarygrinnell.com
Hills, Saint Joseph Church, P.O. Box 187, Hills, IA, 52235-0187. Website: www.stjosephhills.webs.com
Houghton, Saint John Church, P.O. Box 100, Houghton, IA, 52631-0100.
Iowa City, Saint Mary Church, 302 E. Jefferson St., Iowa City, IA, 52245-2138. Website: www.icstmary.org
Iowa City, Saint Patrick Church, 4330 St Patricks Dr., Iowa City, IA, 52240-4733.
Iowa City, Saint Wenceslaus Church, 618 E. Davenport St., Iowa City, IA, 52245-2809.
Keokuk, All Saints Church, 310 S. 9th St., Keokuk, IA, 52632-4604. Website: www.allsaintskeokuk.org
Keota, Holy Trinity Church, 109 N. Lincoln St., Keota, IA, 52248-9710.
Knoxville, Saint Anthony Church, 1202 Woodland Dr., Knoxville, IA, 50138-1013.
LeClaire, Our Lady of the River Church, PO Box 32, LeClaire, IA, 52753-0032.
Lone Tree, Saint Mary Church, P.O. Box 187, Hills, IA, 52235-0187. Website: www.stjosephhills.webs.com
Long Grove, Saint Ann Church, 16550 290th St., Long Grove, IA, 52756-9609.
Lost Nation, Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, P.O. Box 127, Lost Nation, IA, 52254-0127.
Lovilia, Saint Peter Church, P.O. Box 8, Lovilia, IA, 50150-0008.
Marengo, Saint Patrick Church, P.O. Box 183, Marengo, IA, 52301-1248.
Mechanicsville, Saint Mary Church, P.O. Box 309, Tipton, IA, 52772-0309.
Melcher, Sacred Heart Church, P.O. Box 277, Melcher, IA, 50163-0277.
Melrose, Saint Patrick Church, 200 Trinity Ave., Melrose, IA, 52569-8559.
Montrose, Saint Joseph Church, 1111 Ave, E, Fort Madison, IA, 52627-2740.
Mount Pleasant, Saint Alphonsus Church, 607 S. Jackson St., Mount Pleasant, IA, 52641-2609.
Muscatine, Ss. Mary & Mathias Church, 215 W. 8th St., Muscatine, IA, 52761-3362.
Newton, Sacred Heart Church, P.O. Box 1478, Newton, IA, 50208-4967. Website: www.shcnewton.com
Nichols, Saint Mary Church, P.O. Box 187, Hills, IA, 52235-0187. Website: www.stjosephhills.webs.com
North English, Saint Joseph Church, P.O. Box 219, North English, IA, 52316-0219.
Oskaloosa, Saint Mary Church, 301 High Ave. E., Oskaloosa, IA, 52577-2823.
Ottumwa, Saint Mary of the Visitation Church, 216 N. Court St., Ottumwa, IA, 52501-2537. Website: www.stmaryofthevisitationinottumwa.net
Ottumwa, Saint Patrick Church, 222 N. Ward St., Ottumwa, IA, 52501-4305.
Oxford, Saint Mary Church, P.O. Box 80, Oxford, IA, 52322-0080.
Oxford Junction, Sacred Heart Church, P.O. Box 127, Lost Nation, IA, 52254-0127.
Pella, Saint Mary Church, 726 218th Pl., Pella, IA, 50219-7500. Website: www.stmarypella.org
Petersville, Immaculate Conception Church, 147 Broadway St., Charlotte, IA, 52731-9686.
Richland, Ss. Joseph & Cabrini Church, P.O. Box 130, Richland, IA, 52585-9222. Website: https://ssjosephandcabriniparish.weconnect.com/
Richmond, Holy Trinity Church, 571 Howard St., Kalona, IA, 52247-9558.
Riverside, Saint Mary Church, P.O. Box C, Riverside, IA, 52327-0482.
Sigourney, Saint Mary Church, 415 E. Pleasant Valley St., Sigourney, IA, 52591-1730. Website:
Solon, Saint Mary Church, 1749 Racine Ave. N.E., Solon, IA, 52333-9638. Website: www.solonstmary.org
St. Paul, Saint James, P.O. Box 100, Houghton, IA, 52631-0100. Website: https://stjj.weconnect.com/
Sugar Creek, Ss. Mary & Joseph Church, 147 Broadway St., Charlotte, IA, 52731-9686.
Tipton, Saint Mary Church, P.O. Box 309, Tipton, IA, 52772-0309. Website: www.stmarystipton.com
Victor, Saint Bridget Church, 104 3rd St., Victor, IA, 52347-9789. Website: www.stpatrick-stbridget.org
Washington, Saint James Church, 602 W. 2nd St., Washington, IA, 52353-1933.
Wellman, Saint Joseph Church, P.O. Box 145, Wellman, IA, 52356-0145.
West Branch, Saint Bernadette Church, P.O. Box 103, West Branch, IA, 52358-9600.
West Burlington, Divine Mercy Church, 502 W. Mt. Pleasant St., West Burlington, IA, 52655-1128. Website: www.dmcountycatholic.org
West Liberty, Saint Joseph Church, 107 W. 6th St., West Liberty, IA, 52776-1246.
West Point, Saint Mary Church, P.O. Box 68, West Point, IA, 52656-0068.
Williamsburg, Saint Mary Church, P.O. Box 119, Williamsburg, IA, 52361-0119.
Wilton, Saint Mary Church, 701 E. 3rd St., Wilton, IA, 52778-9706. Website: www.stmarywilton.org