Theology on Tap

All 21-39 year olds are invited to join us at Parlor City on June 20th at 6pm to hear Bryan Cross on "The Paradigmatic Character of the Protestant Schism." First drink is on us! Check out facebook.com/CRToT for more information.

KMMK 88.7 FM Talk Radio 6th Anniversary Fundraising Dinner

KMMK 88.7 FM Talk Radio for Catholic Living will host their 6th Anniversary Fundraising Dinner on Thursday, June 13, 2024, from 5-9 pm at Cedar  Ridge Winery, 1441 Marak Road, Swisher, Iowa. Our featured speaker is Keith Nester, author, speaker and host of the 5 pm Sunday Rosary Crew and Unpacking the Mass on KMMK. The dinner is free but we require reservations by June 5. Make your reservation at www.KMMK-FM.org and click on the EVENTS Tab. For further questions call Sue May at 319-360-3290.

Catholic Foundation in the Archdiocese of Dubuque

Catholic Foundation in the Archdiocese of Dubuque

The Catholic Foundation in the Archdiocese of Dubuque (CFAD) is seeking a part-time (20 hours per week) Administrative Assistant to join our team at our Cedar Rapids office. This position involves providing comprehensive office support, coordinating meetings and events, and fostering team unity. We're seeking candidates with strong organizational skills, excellent communication abilities, and a helpful attitude. If you're passionate about supporting our mission, we'd love to hear from you.  To learn more and apply, go to https://ourcfad.org/employment.

Dubeucharistic Revival Limited Series Podcast

Welcome to our podcast! This limited series run is intended to participate in the worldwide and national Eucharistic Revival by drawing attention to various local activities, ministries, and experts here in our beloved Archdiocese of Dubuque.
https://dbqarch.org/dubeucharistic-podcast

Iowa March for Life

On June 22, we will commemorate the 2nd anniversary of the Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade. We would like to make it as easy for as many people as possible to attend the Iowa March for Life at the Capitol in Des Moines. The cost to take the bus is $20 per person with a maximum of $75 per family. To sign-up go to https://coalition-for-life-of-iowa.square.site

 

For questions contact Sue Martinek at 319-270-0054 or by email at  susjmar@aol.com.  The deadline to sign up is Friday, May 31. If you would like to drive yourself and meet us at the capitol that day, please feel free to do so. The Coalition For Life of Iowa is one of the sponsors and organizers of this event.

 

Divine Word College to Host Annual Benefit Golf Outing

Divine Word College Seminary in Epworth, Iowa is hosting its Annual Benefit Golf Outing Friday, July 26 at Timberline Golf Course south of Peosta, Iowa.

The outing begins with a shotgun start at 1 pm for the four-person, 18-hole best-shot format. Again this year is a $25,000 hole-in-one prize! Social and dinner will begin around 6 pm. Cost per golfer is $80 and includes, golf, cart, prizes and dinner. For anyone wishing to enjoy just the dinner, the cost is $25.

Anyone interested in playing in or sponsoring the outing may contact Mark Singsank at 563-876-0097 or singsank@dwci.edu.

Proceeds from the golf outing will assist Divine Word students with their educational expenses as they prepare for life as Catholic missionaries. Last year’s event raised more than $14,000. All students receive scholarship support and most receive full scholarships. Last year Divine Word students received more than $1.7 million in scholarship assistance.

Divine Word College Seminary, operated by Divine Word Missionaries, is the only college seminary in the United States dedicated to the preparation of future missionary priests, brothers and sisters for the Catholic Church. Divine Word College educates students from throughout the U.S. and the world, and prepares them for lives of service to God’s people. Divine Word Missionaries share the Word of God in 80 countries, including the United States.

 

"Holy Moments" by Matthew Kelly from the Dynamic Catholic Institute

Matthew Kelly has been asked how do we get people to come back to church? His answer, "To do that, a shift from spiritual decay to spiritual flourishing has to take place. Many have suggested that a shift of that magnitude is impossible. It's easy to see why. More and more people believe that the Church is irrelevant. And it's tempting to lose hope. But I refuse to underestimate God and I refuse to underestimate the power of the priesthood.  I believe that the people will return to church. That a Holy Shift toward spiritual flouring is possible. And I believe it is about to take place in unimaginable ways."

To hear the words from Matthew himself, click on the link Holy Moments video from Matthew Kelly

Interview about the book: Matthew Kelly Interview - https://youtu.be/fkk-HYiq1CY

Book Read by Matthew Kelly:
Prologue - "Treat every person you ever meet like the second coming of Jesus in disguise." Live as if the Messiah is among you.

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcPNxC4SORA&list=PLgCGT7nNXGY4cUA_fqbjt65KSuuW-8vlH&index=2

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! For more information call Greg and Denise at (563) 920-9419 or drubner9419@gmail.com.

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 iowa-wwme.org or call 563-608-3305. Click here for a schedule.

Franciscan Common Venture

Franciscan Common Venture – a volunteer program sponsored by the Sisters of St. Francis of Dubuque, Iowa, provides the opportunity for persons age 20+ to contribute their time, commitment and talent in service among people who are poor. There are multiple service opportunities this year. If interested, contact Sr. Michelle Balek, OSF: 563-583-9786, balekm@osfdbq.org, or visit our website for a listing of the 2023 opportunities and downloadable application materials:  www.osfdbq.org/commonventure

Single Catholic Women 20-35: Franciscan Sisters invite you.....

to in-person and on-line Discernment Events designed for you. Discover your calling and purpose. The world needs you. God calls you. We invite you…with other Catholic Young Women to our Vocation Discernment Retreats or invite us to meet you where you are.
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Contact information:
Sister Julie Ann Sheahan, OSF
Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity
https://fscc-calledtobe.org
2409 South Alverno Road
Manitowoc, Wisconsin 54220
920-682-7728
Cell: 920-323-9632
sjulieann@fscc-calledtobe.org
https://fscc-calledtobe.org
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Twitter: (17) calledtobefscc (@calledtobefscc) / Twitter
Instagram: FSCC Called To Be (@franciscansisters) • Instagram photos and videos

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 https://bridgehavencr.org/get-involved/career-opportunities/ 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: https://www.dbqarch.org/offices/adult-faith/cew-christian-experience-weekend/

For the Cedar Rapids Area CEW: http://www.crcew.org/

Want to follow on Facebook?  https://www.facebook.com/crcew/

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 https://catholicmenonline.com

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 www.DBQArch.org/marriage-mentors.

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

https://shalomretreats.org/events/

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.

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RCIA


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. Jake 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.
https://queenofsaints.dbqarch.org/become-catholic/

Discover the Catechism: Retransforming the letter into a living voice for the modern world.

WHAT ARE SACRAMENTALS AND HOW DO CATHOLICS USE THEM?

Humans are physical beings and spiritual beings. We seem to need physical things, signs, to be imbued with spiritual significance to help us on our journey. The Church has instituted sacramentals — through which God showers us with grace and prepares us to receive the sacraments. There are three main “types'' of sacramentals: blessings, consecrations and dedications, and exorcisms.
https://www.realtrue.org/videos/what-are-sacramentals

Why are mementos so important to us?

Humans are physical beings and spiritual beings. We seem to need physical things, signs, to be imbued with spiritual significance to help us on our journey.
https://www.realtrue.org/videos/why-are-mementos-so-important-to-us/

Learn more about Sacramentals and how to use them in these videos from Real+True, covering CCC 1667-1679!

https://www.realtrue.org/units/