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 the menu. Feel free to contact us with any questions!

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Small Groups

This is a great way to meet other people!  These groups meet all over campus--probably even in your dorm or apartment building! Groups focus on scriptrue and applying it to college life. Sign up now or contact Marie ( or Seamus (


Multiple retreats coming up. Community building retreats like Antioch and silent retreats like Magis Retreat. Find more information here!


Look forward to these events in Fall 2021!

Welcome Back Picnic: August 22, 2021

Free food! 5:00-6:30pm in the St. Thomas Aquinas Ash Ave. parking lot. All students invited!

Come Awake: Tuesday, August 24, 7pm, St. Thomas Aquinas Parking Lot

Praise, testimony, speaker, and fun! 7pm at St. Thomas select Tuesdays during the semester. Experience Jesus in a whole new way through praise and testimony-- and bring a friend! Check out the list of dates. Contact Anka ( for more info. 

New Student Retreat: August 27-28, 2021

This is a retreat for all new students to ISU and DMACC at the beginning of Fall semester. This is a great way to meet new people, form community, and find your home at St. Thomas! There are talks by older students, adoration, small group discussions, and lots of fun! There are talks by older students, adoration, small group discussions, and lots of fun! Register by August 24. Cost is $40. Contact with questions!


Thursday Night Liturgy (TNL): Thursdays, 9:15pm, St. Thomas Aquinas Church

TNL is a weekly student planned mass at 9:15pm. This is a great way to reconnect with friends part way through the week by celebrating mass together and enjoying the occasional social after. We start again Thursday, August 26! Contact Emily,, to get involved with this or other liturgies.


Antioch Retreat: October 16-17, 2021

Get away and encounter God in nature, through speakers, in small groups, and through others. Cost is $40. Retreat begins at 9am on Saturday until 8pm Sunday. Lilly Creighton (, Calvin Carlson (calvin14@iastate) or Emily ( with questions.


Mass Times






7:00pm- Only during school year

Daily Mass

Tues-Fri @ Noon

Thursday Night Liturgy: 9:15pm- Only during school year


Campus Staff

Fr. Kyle Digmann- Pastor

Emily Klaus- Director of Campus Ministry

FOCUS Missionaries



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