St. Ludmila Catholic Church, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Our Mission Statement: As the Catholic Church of St. Ludmila, we follow Jesus' command to "Go and make disciples."


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

(319) 362-7282

Mass Times

Saturday 4:00 PM (Reconciliation at 3:15 or by appt.)
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

Holy Week Schedule

Holy Thursday 4/17 - 7:00pm

Good Friday 4/18 - 5:30pm

Holy Saturday  4/19 Easter Vigil - 8:00pm

Easter Sunday 4/20 - 8:00am & 10:30am

St. Ludmila Lent Calendar - April

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 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 to make arrangements.

Parish Center Office Hours

Monday - Thursday
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


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The Witness

Read about these topics and more in the April 6 issue of The Witness:


  • Surge in future seminarians and Catholic Evangelism at ISU in Ames.
  • Used bike collection in Hiawatha on April 12 to benefit many in poor countries.
  • Dioceses boost spending on child protection; number of allegations of abuse declined in 2013.
  • Priests’ assignments are announced for the coming year.














Scripture Study

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 asked the woman for something he needed, and in doing so he gave her what she needed most. What is Jesus asking of you, that when you give it to him, you might receive something you need the most?




Link to Connie's website:

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:  Rice, Jelly, Pork & Beans, Pancake Syrup, Crackers, & Pancake Mix. Personal care items in need:  Toilet paper.  Items can be placed in the designated box in the Gathering Space or delivered directly to MCO, 420 6th St. SE, from 9am—3pm Mon.—Fri.


HELP NEEDED:  Calling all gardeners!  Metro-Catholic Outreach is looking for volunteers to help with planting, tending and harvesting of the MCO garden this spring and summer.  The garden will be located at Prairiewoods Spirituality Center and the produce will be used to provide healthier, fresh options for the food boxes distributed through the food pantry.  Contact MC at 319.739.5490 or for more information.





Weekly Reading

Weekly Reading.

Youth Ministry



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!


Campbells Soup Logo Box tops Cash 4 Students

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 ( or Sheila ( 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. 3Registration is required.  Fee is $10/person.  Please contact Sr. Mary (362.7282) with questions or to pre-register.


4 Signs of a Dynamic Catholic:  Based on the principals of the book, "The Four Signs of a Dynamic Catholic", written by Matthew Kelly, St. Ludmila will be offering a series of presentations to tie in with the Lenten season.  Please note, this was the book given to parishioners before Christmas.  Please make sure to read the corresponding chapter (noted below) prior to each presentation.  Presentation times will be 5:15pm and 6:45pm and will be held in the Social Hall.  Please mark your calendars and plan to join us on the following dates:


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