Mission / All-Parish Read


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

Mission 2017

2017 Parish Mission – Happy Are WE

  • Sunday, November 12, 2017, from 6:30-8:00pm in the church.
  • We viewed the video “Happy Are We,” the second part of Bishop Robert Barron’s “Catholicism” series.
  • There was a candle meditation from our parish young adults highlighting the Beatitude stained glass windows.
  • We provided take-home reflection questions and other materials for faith-sharing groups.
  • We closed with a youth presentation featuring the song “I Stand.”

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

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