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March 11, 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 Second Sunday of Lent

This week at Holy Spirit Parish, we continue our itinerary of conversion during this season of Lent. Amid the tumult of this world, Lent reminds us that for all of our efforts to 'make a difference,' our campaign against the forces of evil must always begin and return to the conversion of our own hearts.

As we hear the account of the Transfiguration in the gospel this weekend, let us intensify our work towards our final hope; to behold the fullness of that glory of Our Lord's divinity which he revealed to Peter, James, and John.
Click the image below to view all of the Lenten opportunities for prayer, fasting, and almsgiving at the parish.
March 16 Prayer Service for Ukraine
The current war in Ukraine is cause for great concern for the whole world. Pope Francis has encouraged us to pray for peace. Archbishop Jackels will preside at a live-streamed Archdiocesan prayer service at St. Raphael Cathedral on Wednesday, March 16 beginning at 6:30 pm and concluding at 7:30 pm. Join us for part or all of the prayer service. A collection to assist the refugees of Ukraine will be announced. Let us pray for peace! To participate virtually, visit

33-Day Preparation and Consecration to St. Joseph
May 1 is the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker and an excellent day to consecrate yourself to Joseph as a spiritual father. Beginning on March 30, those who are interested will begin preparing for consecration using the 33-day preparation guided by the Litany of St. Joseph from the popular text by Fr. Donald Calloway.

This can be done individually or in a small group - please contact Brandon - - by March 15 if you would like to participate.

Consecrate yourself to St. Joseph - open to anyone and everyone!

SCRIP Update
Beginning in March, Scrip will only be processed on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month.  Please have your orders in by 8:30 am on Monday morning.  For example: March 7th & 21st; April 4th & 18th and in May 2nd & 16th. Any questions, please call the parish office.

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.
Please pray for the men who are attending this weekend's CEW!
Religious Education & Sacramental Preparation

Religious Education
There will not be class next Wednesday, March 16th due to spring break. Class will resume the following week on March 23rd.

First Eucharist Preparation
A reminder that the First Eucharist retreat is coming up on Wednesday, April 13th at 6:30pm in the Cathedral Center. Parent(s) and student should attend. We ask that all parishioners keep those preparing for this sacrament in their prayers! If you have any questions, contact Cassie at

Confirmation Preparation
We will meet this Sunday, March 13th 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.

Music & Liturgical Ministry

Easter Schedule
Please continue sending in your updates for the Easter Season schedule, April 17th-June 19th. We will use sign-up sheets for Easter Sunday Masses and then add these to the MSP schedule. Thank you for your continued service.
February-April 10th, Lent 2022The schedule for February Ordinary Time, Lent through Palm Sunday is now live. Please continue to send in your ongoing edits.
Holy Spirit Parish Chorale
We continue rehearsals at 6:30 pm @ SH, Wednesday March 16th.

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.

Archdiocese of Dubuque Men's Conference
The 2022 Men's Conference will feature Mark Hartfiel and Devin Schadt, as well as Archbishop Jackels as the celebrant at Mass. The conference will take place on Saturday, March 19th from 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM at Xavier Catholic High School (6300 42nd St NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52411) with virtual participation available via live-stream. This is the Feast of St. Joseph and the day will be focused on reflecting on St. Joseph's role in our lives.

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 February edition.
Enjoy the March edition of the Family Matters newsletter here!
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