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302 East Jefferson Street

Iowa City, Iowa 52240

(across Linn Street from the church)


(319) 337-4314 (phone)

(319) 337 8551 (fax)

email icstmary@icstmary.org






8:30 AM - 4:00 PM





Fr. John Speigel



FATHER JOHN SPIEGEL graduated from St. Ambrose University and studied at Catholic University in Louvain in belgium. He received his MS in Theology at St. John University in Collegeville, MN. Fr. John was ordained June 26, 1976 by Bishop O'Keefe at St. John the baptist church in Burlington, Iowa. He has three brothers, one of whom is also a priest in the Diocese of Davenport. Fr. John used to enjoy tennis and running, running in two marathons. Today he enjoys golf and has made two holes in one.


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Fr. Steve Witt



FR. STEVE WITT: While ordained on December 15th, 2012 as a priest, Fr. Steve was ordained a deacon for our diocese in 1982 and served in that capacity in parishes in Clinton and Grinnell. At the time of his ordination to the diaconate, Fr. Steve was married to Patricia Finkenhoefer. They were married in 1974 and have three children and three grandchildren. Patti died in 2001. In the fall of 2010, Fr. Steve began his studies and formation for priesthood, leading to his recent ordination by Bishop Amos as priest for the Diocese of Davenport. Fr. Steve will begin his ministry as our Parochial Vicar and as Campus Minister at the Newman Center, effective January 1st, 2013. Fr. Steve will reside at St. Mary’s Rectory. Among the titles given to Fr. Steve are those of brother, dad, grandpa, and friend.


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Fr. Rick Beyer



FATHER RICHARD (RICK) BEYER Fr. Rick Beyer has accepted the position of Chaplain at Mercy Hospital as of July 1st, 2012. While he will no longer be a member of St. Mary's staff, he will provide some assistance until St. Mary's receives an appointment of a new Parochial Vicar.


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Fr. Thom Hennen

FATHER THOM HENNEN is no longer at St. Mary's. He is now in Davenport, serving as our diocesan Vocations Director. He may be reached at the following address:


          Father Thom Hennen

          c/o Diocese of Davenport

          780 W. Central Park Ave.

          Davenport, Iowa 52804

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Sister Agnes


SISTER AGNES GIBLIN B.V.M., the Pastoral Associate at St. Mary's, was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. She has been a member of the Sisters of Charity, BVM for over forty years. For twenty-four of those years, she was a primary teacher. Presently, Sister works in sacramental preparation and family life as well as ministering to the sick and homebound and helping out in various areas of church life.


When Sister is not involved with parish or community activities, she enjoys reading, walking, listening to music, or cheering on the Hawkeyes, Cubs, Bears, and Bulls.


Patti McTaggart


PATTI MCTAGGART is the Youth/Confirmation Coordinator and Music Director at St. Mary's. She has spent most of her life in the Coralville/Iowa City area and has been a member of St. Mary's Parish for over fifteen years.


Patti graduated from the University of Iowa with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1982 and was an elementary teacher for approximately twelve years before joining the St. Mary's staff.


When not involved with a St. Mary's function, she enjoys traveling and being "Aunt P.J." to her two nephews and five nieces.

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Dan Teetz


DAN TEETS is Director of Adult Spiritual Formation at St. Mary's. He works with adults interested in finding out more about the Catholic faith and Catholic adults who wish to deepen their relationship with Jesus.


Dan also works full time at the University of Iowa Libraries in Cataloging. Dan has been happily married to Janet since November 1989. They have five beautiful daughters and a handsome son. Dan's greatest joy in life is sharing the Good News of salvation available through Christ with others. In his free time he enjoys being with family.

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Rachel Santos


RACHEL SANTOS is following in her sister Sarah's footsteps as St. Mary's Parish secretary. Rachel attended Regina from kindergarten through senior year. After high school, she studied equestrian sciences at William Woods University and Kirkwood Community College.


Rachel has been married to her husband, Cesar, for two years and they have one beautiful daughter, Madeline.


In Rachel's free time, she shows horses with her sister and mother. Some of her greatest accomplishments were showing lead line with Madeline and placing in the top ten at the Iowa Cowgirl Queen Contest.

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