2001 College Place

        Harlan, Iowa 51537

Parish News and Information

REMINDER - any time you attend Mass, Masks and Social Distancing are required. Thank you!


Weekend Masses: Saturday 5:00 pm and Sunday 9:30 am (will be livestreamed weekly) **be aware HMU is having difficulties and our Mass may not be airing at proper time or at all, they are aware of situation and will resolve it as soon as they are able.

Week day Masses: Tuesday & Wednesday 8:15 am, Thursday 12:00 noon & Friday 8:15 am 

Mass Schedule When There Is A Funeral: There will be no daily Mass when there is a funeral, parishoners may attend the Furneral Mass.

Father Dan's other Parish's Mass Times: 

St. Peter's, Defiance - Tuesday & Thursday 8:30 am - Saturday 4 pm

St. Joseph's, Earling - Wednesday & Friday 8:00 am - Sunday 9:30 am

Should I be going to Mass?? 

Coming to Mass does pose a health risk. At this time you must weigh the risk to your own hearth and that of those around you. Please give thoughtful consideration before making your decision to attend Mass or not.

Before deciding also keep in mind Bishop Joensen has suspended the Sunday obligation to attend Mass for EVERYONE. Please know that God’s infinite grace and mercy remain abundantly available weather or not you attend Mass. Bishop Joensen has also granted a plenary indulgence (forgiveness of all sins).


Please email prayer requests to [email protected] or [email protected]     





Sunday Mass at St. Michael's

You can access the Knights of Columbus YouTube channel to view Mass at St. Michael's livestreamed Sunday at 9:30 and on demand at - https://tinyurl.com/y4ax6z3g

You can also go to YouTube channel and search Knights Of Columbus Harlan Iowa and Masses should pop up listed by date. 

Sunday 9:30 am Mass is Live Streamed on our Facebook page - St. Michael's Catholic Church - Harlan, IA

Emmaus House


You are invited to our upcoming events, please invite anyone you know to attend: https://www.theemmaushouse.org/upcoming-events 

We are also on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Emmaus-House-109615844056603/?ref=aymt_homepage_panel&eid=ARBSI_xk6e8-SFc4hgCW3_yhoUMbHEskN_GcdPlkDYHSDigif_lZ-6v7zaHUCViy9adcf9vvosdLd-YH and Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/emmaushousedesmoines/ Like us on those pages for weekly content. 

Emmaus House link to their home page:   https://www.theemmaushouse.org/ 


Saturday - 5:00 pm
Sunday - 9:30 am
Weekdays - varies, click on bulletin below
Holy Days - click on bulletin below

Saturday 4:00 pm or by appointment

First Friday Adoration
9:00 am - 12:00 noon
Benediction 12:00 noon


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  • Sun, Jun 6th

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Daily Mass

Daily mass is celebrated every day from Bishop Barron's chapel, join in at Word On Fire

Plenary Indulgence Has Been Granted

A Plenary Indulgence is the Church's way of granting forgiveness of sins when normal means are unavailable. 

For those individuals that contract COVID-19 Bishop Joensen has granted a plenary indulgence (forgiveness of all sins). The conditions for receiving plenary indulgence are a spirit of repentance for the sins committed in a person's life by utilizing a prayer like this, "Lord, forgive me of my sins." or "Lord, have mercy on me a sinner." After recovering from COVID-19 the person need to have the intention to go to confession, receive Holy Communion, and pray for the needs of the world as soon as possible. 

A plenary indulgence is also granted to a person at the moment of death when they are unable to be anointed with the Sacrament of the Sick. The only conditions shall be the person be properly disposed, that is, express an attitude of faith or sorrow for sin and that a cross or a rosary should be present in the room.

Prayers During This Time of Emergency

While we are restricted from attending Mass, we are not restricted from praying! We encourage spending time together as a family with the Lord. Gather your family nightly before bed or around the breakfast table each morning and offer your thanks for the preventive measures that are being taken. Here are a few prayers you may want to include. 

Prayer to the Archangel Michael

St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray; and do thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host, by the power of God, thrust into hell, Satan and all evil spirits who wander through the world seeking the ruin of souls.  Amen.

Prayer of Spiritual Communion

My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen.

              Prayer for the Sick

God our Father we come to You in our need to ask Your protection against the Corona virus that has claimed lives and has affected many. We pray for Your grace for the people tasked with studying the nature and cause of this virus and its disease and of stemming the tide of its transmission. Guide the hands and minds of medical experts that they may minister to the sick with competence and compassion and of those governments and private agencies that must find a cure and solution to this pandemic. We pray for those afflicted. May they be restored to health soon. Grant us the grace to work for the good of all and to help those in need. Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son who lives and reigns with You, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God forever and ever. Amen.


Office Hours

8:00 am - 4:30 pm Monday - Friday
1912 18th Street
Harlan, Iowa 51537
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