HOLY WEEK BROADCAST SCHEDULE

All public celebrations remain canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This year, St. Joseph the Worker and St. Columbkille are teaming up to broadcast our Holy Week Celebrations online.

Here is when we’ll be broadcasting Holy Week services. You can find them (and other great videos) on our YouTube channel. We’ll also share the links on our website. You can find the Archbishop’s live broadcasts on the Archdiocese of Dubuque’s website. Thanks for your patience and cooperation as we enter this very unique Holy Week!

Holy Thursday – 7:00pm with the parish; 6:00pm with Archbishop
View the SJTW & S.C. Mass here
Good Friday
 – 7:00pm with the parish; 3:00pm with Archbishop
View the SJTW & S.C. Passion Service here
Easter Vigil – 7:00pm with the parish; 7:00pm with Archbishop
View the SJTW & S.C. Easter Vigil Mass here
Easter Sunday – 11:00am with the parish; 9:00am with Archbishop
View the SJTW & S.C. Mass here

Our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8VbQMe18OPgRhKz2QTQ4cQ

Archdiocese: https://dbqarch.org/live-broadcasts

USEFUL LINKS

USCCB

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has a Lenten Daily Calendar with readings, reflections, prayers and actions each day of the season.

LENT Q & A

The USCCB has a list of frequently asked questions and answers about Lent.

STRONG CATHOLIC FAMILY FAITH

This page contains resources for everyone in the family from the kids to the adults!

ASH WEDNESDAY IN TWO MINUTES

This two-minute video helps explain Ash Wednesday and what it means.

CATHOLIC BLOGGER

This page contains oodles and oodles of resources and activities to do with your children this lent, so use as many as you’d like to help make this a Lent to remember for your family!

LENTEN EVENTS

All public parish events have been canceled due to concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

There are many events throughout Lent to help you find clarity in the noise of your life. Experience the saving power of God’s mercy at Reconciliation. Attend “Voices on the Journey,” our Lenten mission. Cut out some of the noise this Lent to listen for Jesus’ voice!

Ash Wednesday

Wednesday, Feb. 26
Mass at noon and 6:30pm

Voices on the Journey

Sundays, Mar. 1 – Apr. 5
4:00pm in the church
Sessions will include the Stations of the Cross prayed together in church followed by a meal, a speaker and time for discussion in Martin Hall.

Adoration & Reconciliation

Thursdays
8:00-9:00pm in the church

Stations of the Cross

Fridays
7:00pm in the church

Lenten Scripture Study

Wednesdays, Mar. 4 – Apr. 8
12:45pm in the Parish Center
Scripture Study will focus on the books of Peter (1 and 2) and Jude.

Lenten Buffets

Fridays, Mar. 20 & Apr. 3
5:00-7:00pm in the school gym
Proceeds will benefit local charities.

Communal Reconciliation

Wednesday, Apr. 1
6:30pm in the church

Workshop: The Triduum

Wednesday, Apr. 8
6:30pm in Martin Hall
Join us for a potluck supper followed by presentations on each of the days of the Triduum.

Holy Saturday Retreat for Kids

Saturday, Apr. 11
10:00am-1:00pm in the Parish Center

FASTING & ABSTINENCE

Catholics between the ages 18 and 59 who are in good health are required to fast and abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.

Fasting means eating only one meal, with the possibility of two small snacks that do not add up to a single full meal.

Catholics age 14 and older are required to abstain from meat on all Fridays in Lent.

If you have any questions or would like to learn more about the Lenten practices of fasting and abstinence, check out the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’s website.

VOICES: FINDING CLARITY IN THE NOISE

“Buy this!” “Vote for them!” “Listen to me!”
Every day it seems like we’re exposed to thousands of different voices trying to tell us how we should think and act. But which voices do we listen to? Among all this noise, God is calling out to us with His voice to help each of us live a more meaningful life. Are we listening? Join us this Lent as we learn to listen for God’s voice in our lives!