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CHURCH HOURS

The main door to the church will be unlocked each day for private prayer. If you go into the church, please practice social distancing and maintain a distance of six feet from your neighbor. According to CDC guidelines, no more than 10 people may be in the church at the same time.

The church will be unlocked at these times:

Weekdays: 8:00am – 7:30pm
Saturday: 9:00am – 7:30pm
Sunday: 7:30am – 7:30pm

PARISH OFFICE

Due to COVID-19, the Parish Office is closed to walk-ins for your health and the health of our staff. We will still keep our normal office hours via the phone, so if you need to speak with someone, please call 563-588-1433 and we would be happy to help! If you have something to turn in to the office such as paperwork, envelopes or SpringFest donations, please use the Office Drop Slot at the door. Thank you for your cooperation!

CONFESSIONS

Call the Parish Office at 563-588-1433 to schedule an appointment.

We ask everyone to remain behind the screen in the confessional and to practice social distancing.

PRAYER REQUESTS

Our Archdiocesan seminarians want to support our faithful in this difficult time through prayer. The Archdiocese has created a prayer request box on their website.

Simply type your prayer request along with any other information you would like to include and click the “Submit” button. Know that you will be in their prayers.

PRAYER REQUESTS

PRAYER RESOURCES

Parish Blog

Each week, we will share blog posts on our website to help you reflect on the readings and to guide your prayer life. These will include the Sunday readings, Father’s homily and the Prayers of the Faithful. We’ll post these each Friday at theworker.org/blog.

Daily Mass

Bishop Robert Barron and Word on Fire are broadcasting Mass daily on their website to help all Catholics continue the practice of our faith. The Mass will be posted at 7:15am each day. View it at wordonfire.org/daily-mass.

Magnificat

Magnificat is offering complimentary access to their online prayer resource during the pandemic. The resource includes Morning Prayer, the day’s Mass readings, a meditation, a saint of the day, Evening Prayer and Prayer at Night. Visit us.magnificat.net/free to access this free resource.

FORMED

FORMED provides Catholic content from more than 60 organizations to help parishes, families and individuals explore their faith anywhere. Supporting thousands of movies, children’s programs, ebooks, audio, parish programs and studies direct to your browser, mobile or connected device. They are offering their content for free during the pandemic. Learn more at formed.org

Registering for FORMED is easier than ever:

  1. Go to formed.org/signup; click the 3rd button: I belong to a parish or organization
  2. Select your parish: Enter zip 52001 and select St Joseph the Worker Church from the drop down menu
  3. Register with your name and email address
  4. Check that email account for a link to begin using FORMED

LifeTeen

LifeTeen has a lot of resources for high school and middle school students. Check out some of their blogs to get inspiration and ideas for growing in faith while away from the church, school and in-person faith formation. Find them at lifeteen.com/blog.

Give Us This Day

Liturgical Press is offering complimentary access to their Give Us This Day resource during the pandemic. The resource supports daily prayer with profiles of holy people, readings and prayers for Mass, reflection on scripture, Morning Prayer and Evening Prayer. Visit giveusthisday.org/Digital to access this resource.

The Word Among Us

The Word Among Us has unlocked all material on their magazine’s website, including daily meditations and daily Mass readings in conjunction with the USCCB. Visit wau.org/meditations/  to access this resource.

Novena to St. Camillus de Lellis

St. Camillus is the patron saint of the sick, hospitals and nurses. During this difficult time, we invite you join in this nine-day prayer asking for St. Camillus to intercede for us as we ask God to help the sick, hospitals and nurses.

Novena to St. Camillus de Lellis

Act of Spiritual Communion

My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen.

A Prayer for During the Pandemic

Holy Virgin of Guadalupe,
Queen of the Angels and Mother of the Americas.
We turn to you today as your beloved children.
We ask you to intercede for us with your Son,
as you did at the wedding in Cana.

Pray for us, loving Mother,
and gain for our nation and world,
and for all our families and loved ones,
the protection of your holy angels,
that we may be spared the worst of this illness.

For those already afflicted,
we ask you to obtain the grace of healing and deliverance.
Hear the cries of those who are vulnerable and fearful,
wipe away their tears and help them to trust.

In this time of trial and testing,
teach all of us in the Church to love one another and to be patient and kind.
Help us to bring the peace of Jesus to our land and to our hearts.

We come to you with confidence,
knowing that you truly are our compassionate mother,
health of the sick and cause of our joy.

Shelter us under the mantle of your protection,
keep us in the embrace of your arms,
help us always to know the love of your Son, Jesus. Amen.

HELPFUL LINKS

A MOMENT TO PONDER

Our priests are sharing reflections and updates almost daily. Take a Moment to Ponder with them on these challenging times.

A Moment to Ponder