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January 6, 2022
Please refer to the parish bulletin for more parish and community news and information.
You can find printed bulletins at each church site; electronically by clicking the button below; or by calling the parish office at 563.583.1709.
The Baptism of the Lord

This week at Holy Spirit Parish, we are finishing our time in Bethlehem and the contemplation of the mystery of Christmas which has been the object of our annual pilgrimage of the heart.

We end this joyful season with this weekend's celebration of the Baptism of the Lord. Our Lord's Epiphany, His Baptism, and His first miracle at the wedding feast of Cana are all occasions of His presence as 'God with us' being made known to those around Him.

May we live this week in such a way that those we encounter will also see and hear, through the example of our lives, the truth of God's presence among His people.

And, lest we find ourselves sad at the conclusion of this joyful season, we can rejoice at these words of St. John Paul II during his homily at the Mass in Manger Square, Bethlehem, during the Jubilee of 2000: "Because it is always Christmas in Bethlehem, every day is Christmas in the hearts of Christians. And every day we are called to proclaim the message of Bethlehem to the world – “good news of great joy”: the Eternal Word, “God from God, Light from Light”, has become flesh and has made his dwelling among us (cf. Jn 1:14)."
Parish YouTube Channel
Please remember that if you are staying home from Mass due to illness or are otherwise looking to enrich your prayer life, make sure to check out our parish YouTube channel. There you can find live-streamed Masses as well as Morning Prayer, Night Prayer, and Adoration.
Beauty In Christ - Archdiocesan Women's Conference is coming to Holy Spirit Parish!

Make sure to register directly with Holy Spirit Parish first! Do not register with the Archdiocese of Dubuque until you have received your group code from the parish!

Join us on Saturday, January 29, right here in Kriebs Hall. Doors will open for registration at 7:30am; the conference will begin with Mass at 8:00am and end at 3:00pm. The cost is $20 to attend the event if you register through Holy Spirit Parish and receive our code! This includes the conference, breakfast, snacks, lunch, beverages, door prizes, and much more. 

You may register online or in-person (please note that online registrants will be charged a $1.00 processing fee - please pay the parish office directly to avoid this charge). In-person registration will be available following all the weekend Masses on January 8th & 9th. You may also pick up a form in the back of church or at the Parish Office.

Please contact Raegan at 563-583-1709 or with any questions or for help getting registered.
Religious Education & Sacramental Preparation

Religious Education
Class will resume next Wednesday, Jan. 12th at 6:30pm in the Cathedral Center. Please note the change in location!

First Eucharist Parent Meeting
Parents of our First Eucharist class are meeting at 6:30pm in the Cathedral Center on Wednesday, Jan. 26th. You will receive instructions and materials for preparing your child(ren) for this Sacrament. Please note the change in location from where it was originally scheduled. Children do not need to be present that night. Contact Cassie at if you have any questions.

Confirmation Preparation
Our next class will be this Sunday, January 9th at 9:15am in the Sacred Heart church basement. Confirmation sponsors are encouraged to attend with the candidate. Please contact Cassie at if you have any questions.

TOGETHER is a monthly bulletin from the Archdiocese of Dubuque.
Each month, TOGETHER will feature messages from Archbishop Jackels as well as initiatives and happenings from around the archdiocese.

Click on the link above to read the December edition.
Enjoy the January edition of the Family Matters newsletter here!
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