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Parish: 233-3092 | School: 232-5290 | Faith Formation: 232-3514 | 2900 Hoover Avenue, Ames IA

Rev. James L. Secora


Father Jim Secora was born on December 12, 1949. Following graduation from high school in 1967 he earned his B.A. in 1971 from Loras College, Dubuque, Iowa. He then studied at St. Mary Seminary and University, Baltimore, Maryland and was ordained a priest on May 31, 1975. Since ordination Father Jim has served in parish ministry, full-time high school teaching, service to the Archdiocese of Dubuque on the Worship Commission, Catholic School Board, Permanent Diaconate Instructor, and Liturgical Master of Ceremonies to the late Archbishop, Daniel Kucera, OSB. Father Jim has served as pastor of: St. Catherine, Dubuque; Immaculate Conception, Gilbertville; St. Patrick, Cedar Falls, and is currently pastor of St. Cecilia. Interests include classical music, literature, travel, walking, biking, and anything connected with railroads and trains. Father can be reached at or at (515)233-3092.