Mission / All-Parish Read


The Mission is an opportunity to renew and enliven our commitment to Jesus Christ in our way of life.

2021 Lenten Mission – Hope in the Cross

Thanks to everyone who came and helped make our recent mission a success!

  • Sundays, February 21 – March 28, 2021, from 4:00-5:30pm in the church.
  • We’ll begin by praying the Stations of the Cross together.
  • Then a speaker will present on a theme present in the Stations.
  • We’ll have time for discussion and reflection.
  • When you leave, we’ll send you home with some dessert!
  • For those unable to attend in person, we will also live stream these sessions on our YouTube Channel.

Contact Ann Sirianni, the Faith Formation Coordinator, to learn more.

Email: a.sirianni@dbqarch.org
Parish Office: 563-588-1433


The All-Parish Read is when we come together as a parish to read and reflect on a book. The books we read reflect on our Catholic faith and touch on topics like spirituality and morality.

St. Joseph the Worker All-Parish Read Book Titles

2006: Life of the Beloved by Henri Nouwen
2007: When Bad Things Happen to Good People by Harold Kushner
2008: The Shack by William Young
2009: Come Be My Light by Mother Teresa
2010: Have a Little Faith by Mitch Albom
2011: The Holy Longing by Ronald Rolheiser
2012: Rediscovering Catholicism by Matthew Kelly
2013: One Great Act of Fidelity by Ronald Rolheiser
2014: The Four Signs of a Dynamic Catholic by Matthew Kelly
2015: The Joy of the Gospel Group Reading Guide by Bill Huebsch
2016: On Care for our Common Home Group Reading Guide by Bill Huebsch
2017: Catholicism: A Journey to the Heart of the Faith by Bishop Robert Barron
2019: Letter to a Suffering Church: A Bishop Speaks on the Sexual Abuse Crisis by Bishop Robert Barron
2021: Do Something Beautiful for God: The Essential Teachings of Mother Teresa by St. Teresa of Calcutta

If you want to find these books and others, check out the Parish Library in Martin Hall!