Welcome to our Linked Parishes!
“As a Eucharistic community, rich in diversity, united in our Catholic faith,
we strive to live and proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ.”
“Como una comunidad eucarística, ricos en diversidad, unidos en nuestra fe católica, nos esforzamos por vivir y proclamar el Evangelio de Jesucristo.”
Our parishes will be hosting a parish mission on Sunday, March 22-Tuesday, March 24. Hold on, what’s a mission? A parish mission is geared to all parishioners, but certainly anyone can come. Think of it like a free mini-three night retreat held for an hour each night. It incorporates prayer, music, a presentation, discussion, and a social. There will also be a breakout session for kids during the main presentation. As the theme for this year is hospitality, the Lenten theme “Come Back” fits nicely within our ongoing conversation. Here are the details of the mission: Sunday, March 22: God Comes to Us (7-8PM @ Cathedral)
Presenter: Fr. Tom Toale
Monday, March 23: We Come Back to God (7-8PM @ St. Patricks)
Presenter: Fr. Alan Dietzenbach
Tuesday, March 24: Inviting Others Back to God (7-8PM @ Cathedral)
Presenter: Archbishop Michael Jackels
Of course, your schedule might not allow you to come for every night, but they are designed in such a way that you can come to the ones you are able. Spread the word and invite a friend! Various religious articles will be available for a free will offering on both Monday and Tuesday evenings
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Upcoming Youth Events
Courage/EnCourage: Ministry to Catholics with Same-Sex Attraction
“Courage” was founded in 1980 to help Catholics with same-sex attraction to live chaste lives in accordance with the teaching of the Catholic Church. “EnCourage” is the affiliate support group for family members (e.g. parents and siblings), spouses, and friends of men and women with same-sex attraction. Based on Catholic teaching, EnCourage members support one another and their loved ones through prayer, fellowship, discussion and sacrifice. The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has cited Courage and EnCourage as examples of ministries whose principles are in accord with Catholic teaching, and Archbishop Jackels supports and approves the presence and work of these ministries in the Archdiocese of Dubuque. Check the Courage website (couragerc.org) for more information. An EnCourage group is being formed in our archdiocese. For further information (meeting time and place, etc.), please contact Fr. Jerry Kopacek at (563) 556-1054 or by email at DBQSPXSD@dbqarch.org.
A new apostolate has begun and we are looking for women to commit to pray one hour a week in front of the Blessed Sacrament, either exposed or in the Tabernacle, for Father Toale’s and/or Father Alan’s intentions, ministry and sanctification.
For more information or to make a prayer commitment contact:
Cathedral of St. Raphael 231 Bluff St. Dubuque, IA 52001 563-582-7646
St. Patrick Church 1425 Iowa St. Dubuque, IA 52001 563-583-9749
Ministerio Hispano 1425 Iowa St. Dubuque, IA 52001 563-584-0640