Who We Are
St. Cecilia is a Roman Catholic Church of 1792 families (approximately 5,000 members) located in Ames, Iowa. Ames is the home of Iowa State University. St. Cecilia is known for the quality of its liturgy, and very involved parish members who offer their time and talents in a great variety of parish ministries and services. A strong Pastoral Council and Faith Formation Commission along with the pastor oversee an active Finance Council, Stewardship Committee, Social Justice Committee, Liturgy Committee and Parish Life Committee. The parish sponsors a variety of adult faith formation opportunities, has a strong vibrant Youth and Young Adult ministry, a Pre-K through Grade 5 grade school, an active faith formation program for children not enrolled in the parish school and a wide range of social outreach opportunities coordinated by the Social Justice Committee. We strive to be a community of Gospel hospitality to all who come. The parish also offers extended Eucharistic Exposition and Adoration throughout the week in addition to the regular schedule of liturgical services. The parish also has a Spanish speaking community and Mass is offered each Sunday in Spanish and parish programs are tailored to meet the needs of Spanish-speaking members and their children. Programs are also tailored to meet special needs individuals.