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. Contact Emily, to sign-up!

Come Awake

Praise, testimony, speaker, and fun! 7-8:30pm at St. Thomas five Wednesdays a semester starting Aug. 23. Experience Jesus in a whole new way through praise and testimony-- and bring a friend! Check out the list of dates. Contact Eric,, for more info.

Thursday Night Liturgy (TNL)

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 24! Contact Shari,, to get involved with this or other liturgies.

Welcome Back Cookout: Sunday before classes start in the Fall

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 own Come Awake Band. There will be a vegetarian option available. Contact Shari, for more information.

New Student Retreat: Fall 2018, TBD

This retreat is for all new students at the beginning of Fall semester. It is a great way to meet new people, form community, and find your home at St. Thomas. The cost is $60 and includes all meals, transportation, zip line and tee-shirt. Contact Emily for questions:



Mass Times






7:00pm- Starting again Aug. 21



Thursday Night Liturgy: 9:15pm- Starting again Aug. 24

Campus Staff

Fr. Jon Seda-Pastor

Fr. Aaron Junge- Associate Pastor

Shari Reilly- Director of Campus Ministry, Liturgy

Emily Klaus- Campus Minister

Eric Evans- Campus Minister

FOCUS Missionaries


2210 Lincoln Way

Ames, IA 50014