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May 20, 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.
Sixth Sunday of Easter

This week at Holy Spirit Parish, we are approaching the final days of the Easter season. As we enter into these late spring and summer months, and as we prepare for the great feasts of Our Lord's Ascension and Pentecost, which are the culmination of the Easter season, let us endeavor to not only maintain, but to grow the ways in which we pray, study, and serve with our parish community. It is in this way that we will carry out what Our Lord asks of us in this weekend's Gospel - to remember everything He told us with the help of the Holy Spirit, so that the Father and the Son together will find a worthy dwelling place in us.

Every family needs the support of ALL its members to thrive - and our parish family is no different. To thrive as a parish family, we have many needs that must be fulfilled. It takes the dedication of the whole family working together to fill all of the needs of the parish. Check out the video on IGNITE, a program to support parish vitality by bringing awareness to these unmet needs. Then, take a minute after Mass to view the IGNITE boards at each church. Discern what needs of the parish you are able to help fulfill! If you take a flame, please expect follow-up calls from the parish office soon!

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.
Great Give Day

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque's "Great Give Day" by contributing to Holy Spirit Parish and other worthy community organizations. We raised $1,821 and we were also randomly selected during one of the "Golden Ticket" hours to receive an additional $500 sponsored by Theisen's. These funds will be used for repairs to the stained glass windows at Holy Trinity and the clock-tower steeple at Sacred Heart. May God abundantly reward you for your generosity!

Hospice of Dubuque - Tree of Life

Join us on Tuesday, May 24, in Washington Park at 7:30pm. Anyone may purchase a light in memory or honor of a loved one. Make your donations ASAP to ensure it included in the program. Please send your gift to: Hospice of Dubuque, 1670 JFK Road, Dubuque IA 52002 or visit for details.


Religious Education and Sacramental Preparation

Dubuque Area Youth Ministry - Six Flags Trip!
Join the Dubuque Area Youth Ministry on a bus trip to Six Flags Great America on Tuesday, June 7, 2022. The cost for the trip is $85 which includes the bus travel, parking and ticket to the amusement park. Food is not included in the cost of this event. All 9th-12th grade students are invited to participate. Chaperones are needed, so reach out if you are a parent of a teen going on the bus trip. Please contact Jan Thyne at for more information. 

Religious Education Summer Session
The 2022 Summer Religious Education program is being offered June 13-24 at St. Raphael Cathedral Center, from 9 - noon every day. 

Classes will be geared toward grades 1 - 8.. The theme for the two weeks is Encompassing the Corporal Works of Mercy. Each day will consist of scripture, prayer, speakers, activities on and off campus, group/individual reflection, and journaling.

All students from the Cathedral, Holy Spirit, Saint Patrick, and Holy Family are invited to participate in the two week summer program. Students wishing to use the two week summer program for their 2022-2023 school year are also required to attend a monthly meeting from September through May to fulfill their Religious Education requirement. 

Registration should be completed using the Holy Spirit Faith Formation Registration Website:

Cost for the 2022-2023 RE program will be $75 for one student, $125 for families. Scholarships will be available based on need. If you need more information or financial aid, contact Jan Thyne at

Music & Liturgical Ministry

We're Hiring!
We are hiring for the position of Director of Music. Contact Brandon at the parish office with inquiries. Please watch this space for updates on music and liturgical ministry during this interim period.

Archdiocesan News and Events
Click the links in each description for more information!

ArchdioceseOne is a special appeal for sacraficial giving from the Archdiocese to help the poor and to support the mission of the church

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 May edition.
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