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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.

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A MESSAGE FROM FR. JERRY BLAKE:
Dear parishioners of the Holy Family Cluster, 

This morning I received an email from our accountant.  He suggested that for the time being, considering the drop in contributions since people are not attending Mass, that we discontinue the social justice giving (which is 3% of the money collected).  He suggested this in an attempt to be able to pay our bills.  

Though I appreciate his advice, I responded that God will never be outdone in generosity if we continue to give to him by giving to the poor and those in need, especially during this crisis.  So, I asked him to stay the course for now. I am forwarding this message on to you to remind you that God is working through you in your generosity and faithful giving.  

The Archbishop recently sent out a message after receiving the most recent update on the Coronavirus. We will not be gathering for the celebration of the Easter Triduum, the Passion, Death and Resurrection of Jesus.  He asked us to please stay the course especially since we cannot gather for Mass, to Fast, Pray, do Penance and give Alms.  We may schedule individual confessions, as long as we practice "social distancing."  I did this last weekend during the normal times of Masses in each parish, and will do so again until further notice.  
May God bless, protect and guide each of you in your decisions and actions.  

Sincerely, 
Fr. Jerry Blake

Mass Times and Locations

ATTENTION: In light of the directive from the Archbishop, all Masses (weekday and weekend) are canceled until further notice. In addition, Thursday Lenten activities (Stations of the Cross, Soup Suppers, etc) are canceled. Morning and evening prayer are also canceled. 

During this time of caution, we are taking steps to slow the spread of the coronavirus. We do want you to know that each church in the Cluster is still open during the day (use the automatic door) for people to come and spend some time in prayer. Please use safe hygienic practices while here and if you don't feel well please avoid coming to the churches. 

Thank you for your patience. We ask that you help us spread accurate details and only trust information that comes directly from the Archdiocese and the Cluster office regarding Masses and other church-related events. For more directives from the Archbishop as well as pertinent information regarding the virus and the church, please visit www.dbqarch.org

LETTER FROM ARCHBISHOP JACKELS (Updated 3/31/2020)

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Worship Sites

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
9AM to NOON
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

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Cluster App: Stay connected

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 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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