Welcome to the St. Ludmila website. Our Mission Statement: As the Catholic Church of St. Ludmila, we follow Jesus' command to "Go and make disciples." Empowered by the Holy Spirit, nourished by prayer, the sacraments and sacred scripture, we strive to:
- Answer the call to lifelong conversion.
- Form each generation in the Faith.
- Welcome others to join in sharing their gifts.
- Serve our community to reveal the kingdom of God.
211 - 21st Ave SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
Sunday 8:00 AM & 10:30 AM
Weekday Mass Times
Tuesday 6:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM (during school year) 8:00 AM in summer
Thurs/Fri 8:00 AM
**If school is cancelled there will be no Daily Mass**
Eucharistic Prayer Chapel Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00am - 8:00pm
St. Ludmila Lent Calendar - March
For a schedule of Lenten services, click on the link below.
Marriage: Contact the pastor at least ten months in advance; need to be a registered member.
Baptism: Baptism is a celebration of the faith community and is celebrated during the weekend liturgy. Contact the Parish Center at 362.7282 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to register for a Baptism Preparation Class and to schedule the Baptism.
Reconciliation: Saturday - 3:15pm or by appointment.
Anointing of the Sick: Call Parish Center at 362.7282 or e-mail email@example.com to make arrangements.
Parish Center Office Hours
8:30 AM to 12:00 PM
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
8:30 AM to 12:30PM
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
- Father Dennis Juhl, Pastor
- Sister Mary Lechtenberg, Pastoral Associate
- Sister Mary Frances Michalec, Pastoral Minister
- Jim Berger, Deacon
- Mark Sandersfeld, Deacon
- Holly Robe, Parish Administrative Assistant
- Karen Green, Parish Finances
- Sue Berger, Director of Religious Education
- Sandy Tanberg, RE Admin Asst
- Linda Lehmann, Liturgical Music Director
- Bob Gardner, Youth Minister
- Janet Whitney, St. Ludmila Elementary Center Administrator
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Read about these topics and more in the March 2 issue of The Witness:
- Archbishop Jackels writes on the meaning of receiving ashes on Ash Wednesday.
- Contributors write about how the Second Vatican Council 1962-1965 impacted their lives.
- Pope Francis says by taking care of elders, families show the world all life has value.
Every Thursday you are invited to gather in the Parish Center for a Scripture study group. Connie May, a well known pastoral minister and scripture teacher, has led scripture study groups for over 33 years. Connie is going to provide this new ministry for us at St. Ludmila. Each week she will offer information on our website and facilitate the Thursday study groups. Connie's only rules are: bring your favorite Bible and come when you can. Times are 3:30 - 5:00 pm and 5:30 - 7:00 pm.
DISCUSSION QUESTION: Jesus’ temptations all started with the word IF. Do any of your temptations start with the word IF?
Link to Connie's website: theark1.com
Metro Catholic Outreach Needs
Metro Catholic Outreach (MCO) provides food & financial assistance for those among us in need. This week’s emergency items that are needed are: Canned chicken/stew etc., Tuna, Jelly, Pork & Beans, Macaroni and Cheese . Personal care items in need: Toilet paper. Items can be placed in the designated box in the Gathering Space delivered directly to MCO, 420 6th St. SE, from 9am—3pm Mon.—Fri.
SWP (Sing, Witness, Pray): 60 Minutes With God: Attention all St. Ludmila senior high youth! Mark your calendars, tell your friends, and plan to join us on Sun. Mar. 9 at 7pm in St. Ludmila Church for our next big SWP event. What a great way to begin the season of Lent...fantastic Christian music, an inspirational speaker, and meaningful prayer, followed by social time with lots of food, fun and fellowship. There is NO COST nor any registration needed...just bring your friends and enjoy the best 60 minutes of your week!
All Confirmation candidates are reminded that your final interview will be held on March 11, 12 or 13, with a team member, as scheduled individually in the Youth Ministry Office in the Parish Center. You interviewer will call you several days in advance to remind you about the time of your meeting.
Support Holy Family Schools
Easy Ways to Support Holy Family School System: Helping Holy Family School System is as easy as saving receipts and clip-ping box tops! We collect Box Tops for Education, Campbells product UPC labels and Hy-Vee grocery, drug store and gasoline receipts year round. Just drop off these items at St. Jude Center, St. Ludmila Center or LaSalle Mid-dle School, or place them in the baskets marked Holy Family School in the church entrance. Every little bit helps our schools and we appreciate and thank you for your help and support!
Faith Formation Opportunities
Discipleship Committee: Here is an opportunity to take the first step in becoming more involved in parish life. The Discipleship Committee is extending the invitation to anyone interested in continuing to grow in the spirituality and life of discipleship. This committee initiates the distribution of the Covenants, but also discusses and facilitates new ways for the parish as a whole to embrace more fully the life of Discipleship in Christ. Contact Denise (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Sheila (email@example.com) with any questions.
Grief Journal: If you have lost loved ones to death and would like to move towards more healing, please consider joining “A Grief Journal”. Meetings are held on Thursday afternoons Mar. 6 - Apr. 3. Registration is required. Fee is $10/person. Please contact Sr. Mary (362.7282) with questions or to pre-register.
"Date Night" A monthly gathering of married couples. It's a fun opportunity to meet other couples, learn more about God's plan for marriage and spend quality time with the one you love. Each month is a different topic, so join us when you can and choose to do something to make your marriage better today! Presented by Deacon Mark & Rosann Sandersfeld on Sat. Mar. 8 from 6-8pm in the St. Ludmila Elementary Center Cafeteria. Childcare will be provided. If needed, please contact George & Jen Erwin (319.530.6218).
Catholic Mythbusters on the Papacy: March 13th will mark the one-year anniversary of the election of Pope Francis to the Papacy. In honor of that event, St. Joseph in Marion will be hosting a presentation and discussion night focused on debunking common myths about Catholic teachings on the papacy. Local speaker, Kim Smith will share from her knowledge of scripture and tradition about how to understand and defend the Catholic papacy. The event will be held on Thurs. Mar. 13 from 7—9pm in the church hall.
Wednesday March 12
Core Topic: Study
Read Chapter 3
Presented by Deacon Mark Sandersfeld & Dan Martinek
Wednesday March 26
Core Topic: Evangelization
Read Chapter 5
Presented by Sister Mary Lechtenberg
Wednesday April 2
Core Topic: Generosity
Read Chapter 4
Presented by Sister Mary Lechtenberg
Wednesday April 9
Core Topic: Prayer
Read Chapter 2
Presented by Father Denny Juhl