Community Events


The Parish Life Committee, along with help from many parishioners, makes the Lenten Buffets a great success and a great community gathering. The Lenten buffets are scheduled during Lent on two different Fridays, we invite the parish of St. Joseph the Worker along with the larger community of Dubuque to gather to eat, drink and enjoy each other’s company.

As well as bringing community together, this is also a fund raiser for different charities each year. In the past we have sent donations to: Camp Albrecht Acres, Keep Our Neighbors Warm (Black Hills Energy will match dollar for dollar), helped to pay for fuel to send a group of volunteers to the Hurricane Katrina area and to St. Vincent de Paul, just to list a few.


On Hospitality Sunday we encourage new parishioners to join us for donuts, bagels, juice, coffee & milk and meet other parishioners after the Sunday Masses. Hospitality Sunday is the First Sunday of the month (excluding June, July, August & October).


The Parish Life Committee also plans and runs other events that come up during the year. These events can include a reception for RCIA, parish prayer events and adoration, welcome and farewell receptions for priests and deacons, seasonal events in observance of Advent or Lent, the distribution of worship aids, and much more!



Laura Knabel, Claire Lattner, Mike Lattner, Fran Paisley, Tom Paisley, Maria Schmitz & Ruth Turnis
Chairperson: Tom Burke

We welcome new members at any time!

If you have questions or would like join the Parish Life Committee, please call the Parish Office:

Phone: 563-588-1433

Lenten Buffet
Lenten Buffet