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St. Thomas Aquinas Church and Catholic Student Center

Iowa State University

2210 Lincoln Way
Ames, IA 50014
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Phone: 515-509-6851

Student Population:
36,000
Approx. Catholic
Student Population:

8,000

Incoming Students

Welcome to Iowa State and to St. Thomas Aquinas! We are so glad you are here. 

Note some important events to look forward to, and check out more about STA from our website, www.staparish.net. 

Feel free to contact Shari Reilly, Director of Campus Ministry, at shari@staparish.net or 515-292-3810 with any questions.

New Student Retreat: Friday, August 25-Saturday, August 26

This is a retreat for all new students to ISU at the beginning of Fall semester. 

This is a great way to meet new people, form community, and find your home at St. Thomas. 

Contact Emily for questions: emily@staparish.net.

Welcome Back Cookout: Sunday, August 20, 5:30pm

Come one, come all for free food! Come at 5:30pm to our Ash Ave. parking lot and enjoy food and meeting other new students. 

We will be done in time for 7pm mass so you can attend with all your new friends you meet at the cookout. 

This will also feature live music from our very one, Come Awake Band. There will be a vegetarian option available.

An ice cream social follows Mass. Contact shari@staparish.net for more info.

Small Groups

Interested in a small faith sharing group to grow closer to Christ with your peers? 

These groups meet all over campus—probably even in your dorm! 

Groups focus on scriptrue and applying it to college life. Contact emily@staparish.net to sign-up!

Come Awake

Praise, testimony, speaker, and fun! 7-8pm at St. Thomas six Wednesdays a semester starting Aug. 23. 
Experience Jesus in a whole new way through praise and testimony—and bring a friend!
 

Thursday Night Liturgy (TNL)

TNL is a weekly student planned mass at 9:15pm. 

This is a great way to reconnect with friends partway through the week 

by celebrating mass together and enjoying the occasional social after. 

We start again Thursday, August 24!

Schedules

Mass Times

Saturday: 4:45pm

Sunday: 8:30am, 10:30am, 7:00pm

Weekdays: 12:00 noon

Thursday Night Liturgy:  9:15pm (student planned Mass)

Confession Times

Saturdays: 3:30pm to 4:30pm
or by appointment

People

St. Thomas Aquinas Church and Catholic Student Center Staff


Newman Connection members associated with this campus


Programming

Small Groups, Thursday Night Liturgy, Discipleship, Retreats, Immersion Trips, Supple Lectures

United In Prayer

Total UIP Points: 0
UIP Rank: 1486 / 1486

Members United In Prayer: