We are a diverse Christ-centered community reaching out to one another in love, service, kindness, and understanding. We foster unity through education and evangelization. We serve the poor and the needs of our sister parish. We celebrate the life of Christ through the Eucharist, Scripture, and the Sacraments of the Roman Catholic Church.

Reverse Advent Calendar

EACH DAY ADD AN ITEM TO A BOX, OR BRING INDIVIDUAL ITEMS TO YOUR CHURCH TO ADD TO A PARISH BOX.  Boxes may be brought to your church in JANUARY to be delivered to the food pantry in your community.

December 1 -- box of cereal or granulated sugar

December 2 – peanut butter

December 3 – stuffing mix

December 4 – boxed potatoes or maizena (corn starch)

December 5 – macaroni and cheese

December 6 – canned fruit

December 7 – canned tomatoes

December 8 – canned tuna

December 9 – dessert mix or Abuelita (chocolate bar)

December 10 – jar of applesauce or NIDO (toddler drink mix)

December 11 – canned sweet potatoes

December 12 – cranberry sauce

December 13 – canned beans or bag of dried pinto or black beans

December 14 – box of crackers

December 15 – bag of rice

December 16 – oatmeal or Maseca - corn flour

December 17 – pasta

December 18 – spaghetti sauce

December 19 – chicken noodle soup

December 20 – tomato soup

December 21 – can of corn or hominy

December 22 – can of mixed vegetables

December 23 – can of carrots

December 24 – can of green beans

Beauty in Christ



2022 Archdiocesan Women's Conference
Beauty in Christ: Holy Women of the Visitation

Saturday, January 29, 2022
Time: 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM 
Registration is now open for the 2022 Archdiocesan Women's Conference, Beauty in Christ: Holy Women of the Visitation! Mark your calendars for the 2022 Beauty in Christ Archdiocesan Women’s as together we explore the Visitation between Mary and Elizabeth! This year's conference features two national speakers: Liz Kelly and Emily Jaminet, prayer opportunities, music, blessed conversation with other holy women, and more! Talks will be available in English and Spanish. This year's virtual conference enables women to participate from the comfort of their own homes, or to gather in parishes to experience the virtual event together! Individual and group pricing is available. Click here to learn more and to register!  https://www.archwomensconference.org/registration/.


2022 Archdiocesan Men’s Conference
Saturday, March 19, 2022  9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Xavier High School, Cedar Rapids (with live-stream available)
Mark your calendar for the 26th Annual Men’s Conference! This conference will be held on the Feast of St. Joseph, and will highlight the example of St. Joseph as a model for all men. The keynote speaker will be Mark Hartfiel, vice-president of Paradisus Dei, a ministry that produces the “That Man is You!” men’s program. The lunch session will be presented by Devin Schadt, the founder of the Fathers of St. Joseph men’s ministry. Mass will be celebrated by Archbishop Michael Jackels. For more information, please visit www.archmensconference.org.


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Mass Times and Locations

Mass time changes for October through December 2021                                                                         

SATURDAYS:  Mass in English at 4:00 pm Sacred Heart in Eagle Grove. Mass in Spanish at 8 pm. Saint John, Clarion. (The 4:00 pm Mass will be Live-streamed)  The Mass in English will also be aired in Eagle Grove on Mediacom channel 12 at 5:00 pm on Tuesdays.

SUNDAYS: Mass in English at 8:00 am  Saint John, Clarion.  10:30 am Saint Francis Xavier, Belmond                         

  4:00 pm Sacred Heart, Eagle Grove
  8:00 pm (Spanish) St. John Parish, Clarion

  8:00 am St. John, Clarion

10:30 am St. Francis Xavier, Belmond                                                                                                     

Weekday Masses:
Wednesdays: 8 am Mass, St. Francis Xavier, Belmond
Thursdays: 12:00 noon Mass, Sacred Heart, Eagle Grove  
Fridays: 8 am Mass, St. John, Clarion

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: We are in need of individuals to serve as ushers during Masses on the weekend. Some training is necessary. Please contact the Holy Family Cluster if you are willing to serve.





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Worship Sites

Please note: The addresses listed are church locations only. Please address any correspondence to the Holy Family Cluster at 608 2nd Avenue NE, Clarion, Iowa 50525. 

St. John Parish
608 2nd Avenue NE
Clarion, Iowa

St. Francis Xavier Parish
1207 3rd Street NE
Belmond, Iowa

Sacred Heart Parish
221 S. Jackson Ave
Eagle Grove, Iowa

Office Hours & Contact Information

Holy Family Cluster
608 2nd Ave. NE
Clarion, IA 50525
Phone: 515-532-3586
(see extension guide below)

Cluster Hispanic Ministry Office
Oficina del Ministerio Hispano
Phone: 515-293-0009

Cluster Business Hours
Monday through Thursday
Hours are temporarily changed until Masses resume.

We have recently updated our phone system. As a result, some of the options when reaching the automated message have changed. For staff extensions, please see staff information below

Press * if you know the extension of the person you need to reach
Press 1 in the event of an emergency or need a priest
Press 2 to hear Mass times
Press 3 for the Cluster offices and St. John Parish hall kitchen
Press 4 for the Sacred Heart kitchen & Youth Faith Formation Office ONLY (hall reservations and other business handled through the Cluster office)
Press 5 for the St. Francis Xavier kitchen & Youth Faith Formation office ONLY(hall reservations and other business handled through the Cluster office)

Staff: Cluster Office

Cluster App: Stay connected

We have our new Parish App available for you to download - click the image below or do text to download

 Apple - Text ParishApp1 to 555888

 Android - Text ParishApp2 to 555888

Mass, Meeting, and Class Cancellation Policy

Cancellations will be posted on Facebook and notifications will be sent through the Cluster app. 

Mass Cancellations:  In the event of a late start or school is cancelled in any of the schools in Wright County due to inclement weather, morning Mass is cancelled. Tune in to your local TV stations and/or Radio station for weekend Mass cancellations. Please stay home if the weather does not permit you to drive. 

Meetings and activities: If school is cancelled or released early, meetings and other scheduled activities are cancelled. In the event of a late start, evening meetings and activities will be held as scheduled. This includes Wednesday Youth Faith Formation Classes.

Funeral Policy: In the event of a funeral in the Cluster on a day that a weekday Mass is scheduled, the weekday Mass is cancelled.   



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