St. Mary's Catholic Church is located in the southwestern Iowa town of Avoca. Six miles east of Avoca is the town of Walnut,
Iowa. Located there is our mission church - St. Patrick's Catholic Church. Both churches are part of the Diocese of Des
Moines. These two churches are under the pastoral guidance of Rev. Tom Dooley.
We feel this is a timely way to get our message and information out to
current and prospective members. This website allows us to reach people we may never have been
able to reach before. Please use this site frequently to access the information about our two
churches and the things going on at them. Please see the calendar for mass times and locations.