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 Spring 2021!

Come Awake: Tuesday, February 9, 7pm, St. Thomas Aquinas Church

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 Erica ( for more info.

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, January 28! Contact Shari,, to get involved with this or other liturgies.

Antioch Retreat: March 27-28, 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. Connor Gorton (,  Lilly Creighton ( or Emily ( with questions.

New Student Retreat: TBD Fall 2021

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, and lots of fun! It will be hosted at St. Thomas and on the ISU campus. You'll sleep in your own dorms and meet up again on Saturday. We will be done on Saturday night at about 8pm.Contact 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

Shari Reilly- Liturgy, Campus Minister

FOCUS Missionaries



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