About Holy Family Catholic Parish
Holy Family Parish unites Catholics in Grundy, Tama and Butler counties to worship, to proclaim the gospel, and to build community. Rooted in a rural culture, we accept our responsibility to bring glad tidings to the poor, to proclaim liberty to captives, and to console the suffering through the power of the Holy Spirit.
By the grace of God, we prepare faithful and moral leaders in the Catholic tradition to bring the light of Jesus Christ to others in word and deed. We rejoice in the gift of our youth and support their desire for holiness.
In 1999, Queen of Heaven, Sacred Heart and St. Mary in the towns of Reinbeck, Grundy Center and Dike formed the Holy Family Cluster under the leadership of Father Douglas Loecke. In 2000, Father Dennis Quint took over as pastor and St. Patrick parish in the town of Parkersburg joined the cluster. The parishes entered into an agreement to share resources so that parish life in the areas of worship, education, service, community and administration would be enhanced.
In May, 2004, the four clustered parishes decided to join together as one parish with four church buildings. On August 7 and 8, 2004, Archbishop Hanus celebrated Mass in each of the churches and installed Father Quint as the pastor of the newly formed parish.
With the participation and ministry of our parishioners we look forward to continued growth. Through the intercession of the Holy Family may we continue to bring the light of Christ to those in darkness."