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. We'll have sign-ups at masses the weekend of Aug. 22-23 or sign up now!


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 2020!

Welcome Back Cookout: Sunday, August 23, 5:30pm, Ash Ave. Parking Lot

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! There will be a vegetarian option available. Contact Shari, for more information.

Come Awake: Tuesday, August 25, 7pm, Ash Ave. Parking Lot

Praise, testimony, speaker, and fun! 7-8:30pm at St. Thomas five Tuesdays a semester starting Aug. 27. Experience Jesus in a whole new way through praise and testimony-- and bring a friend! Aug. 27 kick-off held outside in our parking lot on Ash Ave. Check out the list of dates. Contact Eric,, for more info.

Thursday Night Liturgy (TNL): Thursday, August 27, 9:15pm, STA

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

New Student Retreat: August 28-29, 2020

This is a retreat for all new students to ISU 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, zip lining, blacklight dodgeball, and lots of time to get to know other people. We leave Friday night around 5:30pm, and take buses to Sunstream Retreat Camp about 30 min. away. We sleep in bunkhouses. Bring a sleeping bag or sheets, pillow, and blankets. We are done by Saturday night at about 8pm. Register here! Contact with questions!


Mass Times






7:00pm- Only during school year

Daily Mass

Tues, Wed, Fri @ Noon

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


Campus Staff

Fr. Kyle Digmann- Pastor

Emily Klaus- Director of Campus Ministry

Shari Reilly- Liturgy, Campus Minister

Eric Evans- Music, Campus Minister

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