• St. Joseph-Chelsea
  • St. Michael-Belle Plaine
  • St. Patrick-Tama

  Welcome to the Circle of Saints Cluster webpage

We are a cluster of 3 Catholic parishes in central Iowa: St. Patrick-Tama, St. Joseph-Chelsea and St. Michael-Belle Plaine.  

Confession Opportunity

Drive up confessions will be offered again this Sunday from 3pm-4pm, or until all confessions are heard, under the carport at St. Patrick's. Please drive around back by the 9th street side and head towards the carport toward 13th street. There will be signs up to direct you. Only one person can be in the car, and please keep windows up while waiting. Please consider taking advantage of this opportunity during the lenten season. Confessions will be cancelled if the governor issues a stay at home order.

Mass Live Stream

Beginning Thursday, March 19th Mass will be live streamed on the St. Patrick's Facebook page at noon Monday through Saturday and at 10:30am on Sundays. Afterwards it will be shared to the St. Joseph's and St. Michael's Facebook page, or you can view it here on the Mass tab in the menu. Please tune in!

Mass/Gathering Cancellations

Today, March 16th, Archbishop Jackels made the decision to stop all public Masses/gatherings for the Archdiocese of Dubuque until further notice. The full statement can be read at https://dbqarch.org/coronavirus. The guidelines from public health officials are changing rapidly, and we are trying to adjust as best we can to meet them out of love of our neighbors and care for the common good.  

Given this decision, all Masses/gatherings at all 3 of the churches of our Cluster will be cancelled until further notice. At this time we will have a staff member working at the Tama office to take calls during office hours (641-484-3039) but the buildings will be closed to any activities (including walking, praying, etc). If you need anything please call, do not come to the office. 

As always, in case of emergency you can call the rectory at 641-484-4242 or call the office after hours and press 1 to be connected to Fr. Conway.

We are working to get Masses and other events live streamed on the Church facebook pages and shared to our YouTube site. We will continue to update you as we get this set up. 

We are still united as the family of God even if we cannot be together. Please keep each other in prayer, and let us know if we can be of any assistance. We pray you are all healthy and safe and that this will pass quickly. 

In Christ,

Rev. Dennis Conway




Click here for the parish registration form.  



Cluster Finance Committee:

St. Patrick: Tom Doyle & Charlotte Upah

St. Michael: Wayne Parizek & Carol Wonrau

St. Joseph: Tom L. Upah & Trish Stadler

Click here for November 2019 Cluster Finance Minutes 



St. Michael's Parishioners: Please go to the St. Michael page (tab above) to learn more about electronic giving. 

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Mass Times

5:30pm-St. Joseph-Chelsea

8am-St. Patrick-Tama

8:30am-St. Michael-Belle Plaine
**2nd Thursday of the month is 10am at the Belle Plaine Nursing Home

12:15pm-St. Patrick-Tama

5:30pm-St. Joseph-Chelsea

8:30am-St. Michael-Belle Plaine
10:30am-St. Patrick-Tama
12:30pm-St. Patrick-Tama-Mass in Spanish




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