Weekly Mass Schedule

Day Time Location
Sunday 8:00 am Mechanicsville
Sunday 10:00 am Tipton
Tuesday Mechanicsville
Wednesday Tipton
Thursday Tipton
Friday Mechanicsville
Saturday 4:00 PM 1st, 3rd, & 5th
4:00 PM 2nd, 4th


Welcome to St Mary Catholic Churches.  If you are new to the community or just in the area visiting, we invite you to come join us as we gather together in fellowship to glorify God. Enjoy a warm, friendly atmosphere where God’s Word is taught by a shared pastor. We offer services in two locations and would be pleased to open our doors and our hearts to anyone interested in serving, loving and learning more about the Lord.


St. Mary Church

302 Reeder Street

P.O. Box 457
Mechanicsville, Iowa 52306


St. Mary Church

208 Meridian Street
P.O. Box 309
Tipton, Iowa 52772

Recent Bulletins

October 17, 2021

Oktoberfest 2021 has been canceled
Save the date for our next Fundraiser
February 26, 2022

Given our current situation, and taking into consideration CDC guidelines, the following additional safety measures are being put in place. They should be implemented as much as is feasible for this weekend and by no later than next weekend.

1. We urge that masks be worn by everyone (over the age of 2) at any indoor gathering or public space, including the liturgy. We especially urge priests, deacons, and other ministers to set a good example in this regard.
a. At the liturgy, masks must be worn by those distributing communion.
b. If any gathering consists only of those vaccinated, masks may be omitted.
2. Parishes should return to social distancing measures, in a manner that works best for their community.
3. Congregational singing is temporarily suspended. A single, masked and vaccinated cantor may be used.
a. If the liturgy is celebrated outdoors, masked members of the assembly may also sing.

We hope that these changes will be short-lived. The pandemic seems to be exhibiting an up-and-down pattern, so it is hoped that this surge will peak soon and start to decline. However, it may be that large events and the return to school may prolong this wave. We just have to wait and see. But, as soon as it is possible, we will relax these precautions.

Bulletin Information:

Bulletin items must be submitted by 10:00 am on Tuesdays to: Sylvia Hotz, Office Manager/Bookkeeper
Office Hours: Contact Sylvia at 563-886-2506 or email at tiptonstmary@diodav.org (Office is open but please no visitors until the bishop recommends we open to the public) All Mass Intentions should be directed to the Office Manager as well.