St. John Baptist de La Salle Pastorate 
P.O. Box 398 * Holy Cross, IA  52053 * 563-870-4041
St. Francis of Assisi * Holy Cross * Holy Trinity * St. Joseph * SS. Peter & Paul

Due to staff vacations, this website and calendar will not be updated from 6.11 thru 6.19.  Also, there will be no Baptism or Marriage Preparation classes during the month of July.

A Word of Welcome...  
from Fr. Diehm and your friends at the St. John Baptist de La Salle Pastorate

  Year: B
 Ordinary Time
Color: Green

MASS READINGS June 17, 2018

Isaiah 49:1-6
Psalm 139:1b--3, 13-14ab, 14c-15 
Acts of the Apostles 13:22-26

Luke 1:57-66, 80  
Dear friend,

Thanks for visiting the website for the St. John Baptist de La Salle Pastorate within the Archdiocese of Dubuque, IA.  The Pastorate is composed of five parishes: Holy Trinity in Luxemburg, Holy Cross in Holy Cross, St. Joseph in Rickardsville, St. Francis of Assisi in Balltown, and Ss. Peter & Paul in Sherrill.  The parishes of the Pastorate are all located in the northern part of Dubuque County, IA. 

The main page of the website should be helpful in finding the times for both Sunday and daily Masses.  Other than that, there is a lot of other information on the website, and we hope it will be helpful to you as you get oriented with the parishes and the geography of the Pastorate.  Also, please feel free to check out our social media page on Facebook; and be sure to “like” the page so you can get the latest Pastorate status updates in your Facebook newsfeed.   
If I can help you in any way along that journey, please don’t hesitate to call or e-mail and I’d be happy to talk to you and answer any questions you might have.  May God richly bless you and all the members of your family!

Sincerely in Christ,

Fr. Noah J. Diehm, Pastor

Office Phone: (563) 870-4041       
Address: PO Box 398, Holy Cross, IA  52053
Fiscal Year End June 30, 2018: Our pastorate fiscal year end will be on June 30th. The goal for each parish is to have bills and subsidies paid current so the annual parish financial reports have accurate information in them. We are deeply grateful for all the contributions given throughout the fiscal year to meet these goals. If you were considering a tithing amount and would like to have it included in the 2017/2018 fiscal year, please have the donation to the parish office by noon on June 29th. Thank you!

- Pastorate Calendar


- Mass Times, Locations, and Information

 Weekend Mass Schedule *

Saturday: Sunday:
4:00 p.m. - Luxemburg 8:00 a.m. - Sherrill
6:00 p.m. - Rickardsville 10:00 a.m. - Holy Cross

This Week's Daily Mass Schedule *

 Tuesday:   Wednesday:
8:00 a.m. - Balltown
8:00 - Sherrill
Thursday:  Friday:
8:00 a.m. - Luxemburg 8:30 a.m. - Holy Cross

(Red text in above schedules denotes a change)

 * All Mass times and locations are subject to change
Yearly Weekend Mass Schedule *

April - June



July - Sept.


Luxemburg Saturday - 4:00 p.m.

Rickardsville Saturday - 6:00 p.m.

Sherrill Sunday - 8:00 a.m.

Holy Cross Sunday - 10:00 a.m.


Oct. - Dec.



Jan. - March


Holy Cross Saturday - 4:00 p.m. Rickardsville
Sherrill Saturday - 6:00 p.m. Balltown
Balltown Sunday - 8:00 a.m. Holy Cross
Rickardsville Sunday - 10:00 a.m. Luxemburg

(Click on the Sacrament to learn more)



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*Mass Fund

*In Need of Prayers?
*Contact Info

Please use the above calendar to view Mass schedules, Faith Formation schedules, and other important Pastorate information.

- Pastorate Links 

Click on the following links to learn more about our Pastorate and our Faith **

** Red links are newly added links.  The color will change after two weeks to the conventional blue link color.  Green links are the most commonly used links.


 Cancellation Policies

If Western Dubuque Schools are postponed or canceled, there will be no regularly scheduled morning Mass. However, if Western Dubuque Schools are delayed, a Mass will be celebrated at Rickardsville at 10:00 a.m. for those who can safely attend.

If there is a funeral Mass held within the Pastorate during the week, the weekday Mass will be canceled for that day.

The Pastorate office will be closed on Holy Days of Obligation and when Western Dubuque Schools are closed due to the weather.


 - New books for your child to read during Mass!

In the back of each church is a container that contains books that your child can read during Mass.  Just pick up a book before Mass, let him or her enjoy learning about a Bible story, and then return the book after Mass to the container.  Share a children's Bible lesson for your young child during Mass and check out these wonderful books.


St. John Baptist de La Salle... Pray for us.         Live Jesus in our hearts... Forever!