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.”
Religious Education Registration
Please help us plan for the fall by registering now for religious education. Registration forms are available at http://straphaelcathedral.org/faith-formation/religious-education/ and at the parish offices. Please return the registration forms to Cathedral. No payments are due until September.
All children entering 2nd grade in the fall who wish to receive the sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist in 2015.16 should register now for the Parish Sacramental Preparation Programs. This includes children who attend Catholic School. Questions? Call Jean Leute, 563-582-7646
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.