KMMK 88.7 FM Talk Radio for Catholic Living will host their Annual Fall Fundraising Banquet on Saturday, October 1, 2022 in the Grand Ballroom at the Cedar Rapids Marriott, 1200 Collins Rd NE, from 5:00-9:00 pm.  Dr. Ray Guarendi popular radio and TV talk show host is the guest speaker. The dinner is free but reservations are needed.  To register go to, click on EVENTS and then on the registration link.




2022 ACCW Annual Meeting

All Women of the Archdiocese of Dubuque are invited to join us for the ACCW Annual Meeting on Saturday, October 8, 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM at Divine Word College in Epworth. The theme of the day is "Wide Open Hearts." Colleen Pasnik of Mary's Inn will offer an address entitled "There's Hope." Learn how Mary’s Inn focuses on empowering single pregnant mothers to stand on their feet independently in faith and dignity to provide for themselves and their baby. There will be additional displays informing us of ways to support women, in a post-Roe v. Wade world. The day will also include Holy Mass, a delicious lunch, a business meeting to elect new officers, and an opportunity to connect with other women across the Archdiocese. There will also be a silent auction, door prizes, and displays. Additional information and registration for the ACCW Annual Meeting can be found at:  The early bird rate ends September 25.  Contact Joanne Pohland at with any questions.


Archbishop Letter read at Mass on the weekend of August 13/14 - ArchdioceseOne Announcement Letter

ArchdioceseOne Appeal Video

Did you miss the ArchdioceseOne Kickoff Livestream on August 9? Watch the recording below of the virtual informational session about the kickoff of our special appeal ArchdioceseOne.


On September 29, 2019, in response to real needs, and after broad consultation, Archbishop Jackels announced the start of a special appeal, called ArchdioceseOne, to help the poor and to support the mission of the Church. In March of 2020, the Covid-19 pandemic forced us to pause active fundraising for ArchdioceseOne. In mid-February 2021, we’ll be restarting our fundraising efforts for this special appeal. You likely received a letter in the mail recently regarding this subject, but if not, Archbishop has made a video for you about this important effort he’d like you to see. It will only take about 5 minutes of your time to watch. Simply scan this QR code with your smartphone camera. Then click the link that pops up on your phone’s screen. This will take you to his video. **If you don’t have a QR enabled smartphone, type the following link into your internet browser for Archbishop Jackels video: Thank you!


Pilgrimage Opportunities

PILGRIMAGE TO SPAIN, LOURDES & FATIMA:  Come along April 24 - May 4, 2023, to some truly beautiful and sacred places!  We'll visit both of the great Shrines to Mary, Lourdes in Southern France and Fatima in Portugal, and many wonderful places in Spain.  Mass each day in great Churches and Cathedrals along the way.  Cost is $3,899 with departure from Omaha.  For a brochure and newsletters on the trip, contact Fr. Dan Guenther, St. Mary's Parish, 307 - 4th St. N., Humboldt, Iowa 50548 or call 712-899-6870 or email

Rediscover the Saints

This is not just another book about the saints. Both personal and practical, this book proves the saints are not long gone, but alive and well--and ready to join you on your journey! Discover how inviting the saints into your everyday life will open your eyes to the amazing possibilities God has in store for you!

Looking for a way to enhance the free cluster book "Rediscover the Saints"? Look no further! Click on the link below to open a document for you to deepen the messages in the book.

Rediscover the Saints Study Guide


WorldWide Marriage Encounter

MARRIED COUPLES.  Give your marriage a well-deserved vacation.  Plan to go on a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend and come back with a marriage that is refreshed and full of energy!  Upcoming dates: November 18-20 in Holstein, IA.  For more information call Greg and Denise at (563) 920-9419 or

Worldwide Marriage Encounter is a catholic faith-based marriage enrichment program and has been providing couples with better communication skills and tools for over 50 years. For more information or to register go to or call 563-608-3305. Click here for a schedule.

Franciscan Common Venture


After a pandemic-induced hiatus, our Franciscan Common Venture (FCV) service program, sponsored by the Dubuque Franciscan sisters, is once again moving forward with some service offerings. PLEASE SHARE the following information with others. Those interested in any of the following possibilities, or in volunteering with FCV in general, can contact Sr. Shell via email ( or phone 563-583-9786 for more information and/or application materials.

Bridgehaven Pregnancy Support Center is a faith-based organization, so the best way for us to spread the word about our job and volunteer openings is in the church community. If your church has an outlet for sharing something like this, please consider doing so.

Employment Opportunities

Visit for job descriptions and application information.

CEW - Christian Experience Weekend

CEW is a weekend retreat to help adults more deeply experience their relationship with God.

For more information:

For the Cedar Rapids Area CEW:

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Catholic Men's Fellowship

The main outreach is an annual men’s conference which began in 1996.  They also offer support to new and existing parish based fellowship groups through workshops, breakfasts, suppers and speaking to men throughout the archdiocese. For more information click on

Covenant of Love

 Marriage Mentors Now Available!

On April 27 and 28, Greg and Julie Alexander, founders of the Alexander House apostolate, trained twenty-three couples from the Archdiocese of Dubuque and nine couples from the Diocese of Davenport to serve as Covenant of Love Marriage Mentors. These trained couples are now ready to serve couples throughout eastern Iowa as marriage mentors. Covenant of Love Marriage Mentoring helps married couples achieve relationship goals with effective support, information, and guidance. This process is effective for restoring and strengthening marriages in which both spouses are open to following God’s plan for marriage and putting into place the practical tools provided. Whether newlyweds or married for fifty years, and whether on the brink of divorce or just wanting to grow deeper in a relatively good marriage, this mentoring process can provide couples with guidance for strengthening and sustaining their marriage. More information and registration for couples interested in being paired with a mentor couple is available at

Shalom Retreat Center

Shalom Spirituality Center is owned and directed by the Sisters of St. Francis of Dubuque, Iowa and staffed by both Franciscan Sisters and laypersons. Shalom provides a variety of retreats and programs for persons of all ages, cultures, faith backgrounds, and religious affiliations wherever they are on their spiritual journey throughout the year.  These range from weeklong and weekend retreats to days or afternoons of reflection to workshops on various spiritual and educational topics. Click here to get started.

Shalom Retreat Center Programing


Session 3: The Meskwaki Nation

Monday, September 19, 6:30 — 8 pm
Via Zoom
Facilitator: Jonathan Buffalo, Historical Preservation Director of the Meskwaki Nation

Enjoy a lively presentation on the traditions and culture of the Meskwaki Nation featuring Historical Preservation Director  Jonathan Buffalo and members of the Meskwaki Nation.

Cost: $10.00 per person. Please register and prepay by Wednesday, September 14.

Session 4: Care of the Earth in Our Community, Panel Discussion

Monday, September 26, 6:30 — 8 pm
Hybrid Option: In-person and via Zoom
With Featured Panelists:

  • Gina Bell, Sustainability Manager at City of Dubuque, Iowa
  • Jacob Jansen, Dubuque Resource Management Supervisor
  • Jared McGovern, Curator of Conservation Programs at the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
  • Bev Wagner, DMASWA Education and Communication Coordinator
  • Brian Preston, Executive Director, Dubuque County Conservation

Listen as City and County employees share how the Dubuque community takes care of Mother Earth. Each will highlight their respective environmental sustainability and conservation efforts and discuss ways citizens can move from awareness to action.

Cost: $15.00. Please register and prepay by Wednesday, September 21.


From Advocacy to Action

Friday, October 7, 5 pm – Sunday, October 9, 1 pm.
Shalom Spirituality Center

This weekend retreat designed for young adults ages 18-30 will increase awareness and understanding of various environmental topics focused on advocacy and action while enhancing their passion for the environment and commitment to Care for Our Common Home. Keynote and breakout sessions will span a variety of topics. The retreat will be facilitated by Lori Apel, Program Director, and guest presenters.

Cost: $25.00 (includes overnight accommodations and meals); please register by Thursday, September 29.

Telehealth Counseling Services in Cedar Rapids

Are you looking for affordable, accessible, and convenient counseling? Catholic Charities offers TeleHealth Counseling Services in the Cedar Rapids office at 420 Sixth Street, Suite 220.  TeleBehavioral Health is the delivery of healthcare services to patients using technology. This technology uses videoconferencing to conduct client visits by interactive video, with the provider and patient in different locations.  If you are from the Cedar Rapids area and are interested in scheduling an appointment for Telehealth Counseling, please call 800-772-2758 or 563-588-0558 to schedule an appointment.

Catholic Charities

Are you looking for affordable, accessible, and convenient counseling? Look no further than Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Dubuque’s Telebehavioral health counseling services located in Cedar Rapids.

Telebehavioral Health is changing the way communities and families approach mental health services. At a time when the need for mental health counseling is soaring, this option holds great promise for addressing gaps in care and providing individuals with critical resource for addressing their health and well-being.

TeleBehavioral Health is the delivery of healthcare services to patients using technology. These technologies can include videoconferencing to conduct client visits by interactive video, with the provider and patient in different locations. In practical language, this means that it doesn’t matter if there is a provider in your area, and it doesn’t matter if you can’t travel 60 miles to get there. TeleBehavioral Health can potentially be offered in a location that is convenient for you.

Need to schedule an appointment please call 800-772-2758 or 563-588-0558.


It is time to start up the RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) classes in the Queen of Saints Cluster. The RCIA is intended for:

-Non-Catholics who are married or engaged to a Catholic and wish to convert or just learn more about the Catholic faith.
-Those who have never been baptized or have a church to call their own.
-Baptized Catholic adults who have not yet received Holy Communion or Confirmation.
-Catholics who have been inactive in the Church, but desire to reconnect.

Anyone who is interested in participating in this year’s RCIA process or would like to get an overview is encouraged to contact Fr. Craig or Dennis and Anita Kimm, Coordinators of RCIA. Click on their name to send an email or their contact information is on the front of the bulletin.  You can also click on the link below to complete a simple form.