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February 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 Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

This week at Holy Spirit Parish, we have our sights firmly fixed on the coming season of Lent. The church, in her wisdom, does not wait until Ash Wednesday to present us with the Lenten disciplines; if we look carefully at our liturgy, the prayers and readings over these next weeks will begin to lead us into the desert so that on March 2nd we will find ourselves well prepared for the holy season of fasting, prayer, and alms-giving. This Sunday, Our Lord gives us "The Beatitudes" as one way of framing our annual itinerary of conversion. May the coming season of Lent be a time of emptying out of the earthly rewards which pass away, and a time of expectation for the great rewards which await us in heaven.
33-Day Preparation and Consecration to St. Joseph
Consecrate yourself to St. Joseph - open to anyone and everyone!

March 19 is the Solemnity of St. Joseph and an excellent day to consecrate yourself to Joseph as a spiritual father. Beginning on February 15, 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 - - ASAP if you would like to participate.

Sacred Heart Church Decoration
We are blessed at Holy Spirit Parish with three beautiful, historic church buildings. Our Catholic faith embraces the importance of the beauty of the space in which Mass is celebrated.

If you have a love and a talent for decoration and would like to learn more about the traditions and customs of the sacred liturgical arts while at the same time fulfilling a desperate need of the parish, please contact the office. We primarily need someone to coordinate the decoration of Sacred Heart Church.

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.
Women of Worth
We are super excited for our new Women's Ministry starting this Spring!
Women of Worth is an opportunity for women to come together and grow in relationships. This program touches on a variety of relationships, including witnesses from national speakers and a few of our own parishioners on the theme of the week.

This Women's Ministry will run for 8 weeks on Thursday evenings, beginning March 17th from 6:30pm-8pm in Kriebs Hall at Sacred Heart. 
Come to One ~ Come to All ~ Just do not come to None!
Religious Education & Sacramental Preparation

Religious Education
Regular class will be held next Wednesday, Feb. 16th at 6:30pm in the Cathedral Center.

Confirmation Preparation
Our next class will this Sunday, February 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


February-April 10th, Lent 2022.  The schedule for February Ordinary Time, Lent through Palm Sunday is now live. I have posted the schedule virtually via email and hardcopies may be found in the Sacristy, back of each church, and the parish office.
Ash Wednesday will be Wednesday, March 2nd.    
Mass Times: 7:30 AM @ SH, 12:10 pm @ HG, and 5:30 pm @ HT (*6:30 pm Religious Education Mass will take place at the Cathedral of St. Raphael).

Filled and unfilled positions are found in the normal schedule. Please let me know if you are available to fill any un-filled position. Thank you for your continued ministry!

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.

Synod Survey on Parish Vitality
Pope Francis has directed the Synod of Bishops to spend two years focusing on the nature of synodality itself, that is, of listening to God and to each other; the Holy Father wishes that dioceses around the world participate.

Our Archdiocese will participate in this exercise by asking everyone to complete a survey on the theme of parish vitality. We can all help to answer the question "what does a vibrant parish look like?"

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