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.”
Coordinator of High School Youth Ministry
St. Raphael & St. Patrick parishes in Dubuque, Iowa are seeking a 15 hour per week – 10 month Coordinator of High School Youth Ministry who also serves as the 9th grade catechist. Prefer post secondary education in theology. Position begins August 1st. Job description available by request. Email resume and references to Jean Leute at DBQ054ff@dbqarch.org.
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
Did you miss the Parish Mission “Come Back” ?
Included are the scripture readings and the reflection questions that were read on each night of the Mission.
Upcoming Youth Events
Totus Tuus is a week-long Catholic summer parish mission program for youth in 1st—12th grade that is dedicated to sharing the Gospel and promoting the Catholic faith through CATECHETICAL INSTRUCTION, CHRISTIAN WITNESS, VOCATIONAL DISCERNMENT, MARIAN DEVOTION, AND EUCHARISTIC WORSHIP. Totus Tuus is lead by a team of 4 college students – 2 women and 2 men – who are on fire for their faith.
Experience Totus Tuus this summer by attending one of the two opportunities in Dubuque. Registration required for grades 1-6 and is limited to 90 participants. No registration necessary for students in grades 7-12.
Holy Spirit Parish
June 29-July 3 Grades 1-6
June 28-July 2 Grades 7-12
Contact: Andrea Kirby 563-583-1709
Registration online at:
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: