Catholic Organizations Supported by our Pastorate

Mary's Inn

 When it seems hopeless, Mary’s Inn Maternity Home is here for you.
“Yes, my soul, find rest in God; my hope comes from Him.”    Psalm 62:5

History

In November 2012, Marian Bourek, Sue Lansing, and Colleen Pasnik decided to follow an inspirational calling from God to found a maternity home for single mothers in crisis pregnancies.  They knew through a variety of experiences with Dubuque County Right to Life and the Archdiocesan Gabriel Project and in conversations with community agencies that a maternity home was necessary for our community.  Over time, God quietly instilled the responsibility in their hearts to found Mary’s Inn, which offers vulnerable women of any age and of any (or no) faith a safe haven where they can stay while learning the skills they need to make a better life for themselves and their babies.

Mary’s Inn opened their doors in June of 2015 and continues to welcome women today!

VISIT THE MARY'S INN MATERNITY HOME PAGE HERE

 

Power of Prayer Adoration Chapel

"The time you spend with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament is the best time you will spend on earth. Each moment that you spend with Jesus will deepen your union with Him and make your soul everlastingly more glorious and beautiful in Heaven, and will help bring about everlasting peace on earth,"

- Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta

History

The Power of Prayer, Inc. was incorporated on the Feast of St. Martha, July 29, 1970 by Jerry Trimble. "The Power of Prayer is a new organization which will work to bring about a new understanding of the power of prayer today. A great many people would admit that prayer was powerful in biblical times, even to bringing about miracles, but many people do not feel that prayer is as powerful today, and they have drifted away from it. The truth is prayer is every bit as powerful now as in biblical times for those who have deep faith in it, and it is very capable of solving our toughest problems in our times." (July 2, 1970)  The Power of Prayer is dedicated to promoting awareness of the value of prayer, and of devotion to Jesus through Mary.

CLICK TO VISIT THE POWER OF PRAYER ADORATION CHAPEL HOME PAGE HERE

 

 

Knights of Columbus

" He was a man of the people.  He was zealous of his people's welfare, and all the kindliness of his priestly soul asserted itself more strongly in his unceasing efforts for the betterment of their condition....Oh, Reverend Founder....that act alone which gave life to the Knights of Columbus has surely secured for thee everlasting joy and eternal peace.   - Reflection on Fr. Michael J. McGivney, Founder, Knights of Columbus.


History

  • 1882: The Knights of Columbus is born on Feb. 6, 1882, when the first members choose Columbus as their patron. Immediately after the Order’s March 29 incorporation, Father McGivney sends the first diocesan-wide appeal for new members to his fellow priests.

  • 1886: By the end of his four-year tenure as supreme knight, James T. Mullen personally presides at the institution of 22 of the first 38 councils. John J. Phelan is elected to succeed him and is the first supreme knight to sense the Order’s destiny as a national society.

  • 1890: Father McGivney dies Aug. 14, 1890. His funeral Mass is celebrated in Thomaston, Conn., four days later.

  • 1892: The Order passes laws allowing noninsurance or associate members to join.

  • 1892: 6,000 Knights march in the New Haven Columbus Day parade to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Columbus’ discovery of the New World.

  • 1895: The Vatican’s first acknowledgment of the Knights comes when Archbishop Francesco Satolli, apostolic delegate to the United States, writes a letter extolling the “merits of this splendid Catholic organization” and giving the Order his apostolic blessing.

  • 1897: On Nov. 25, 1897, Canada’s first council — Montreal Council 284 — is chartered.

CLICK HERE TO VISIT ST. COLUMBKILLE - DAVD J.OCHS COUNCIL # 15813 WEBSITE

CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE NATIONAL KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS SITE

CLICK HERE TO VISIT KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS - CIS (CATHOLIC INFORMATION SERVICE)

CLICK HERE TO JOIN OR RECEIVE MORE INFO

CLICK HERE FOR INFO ON ST. JOSEPH THE WORKER KC COUNCIL #10069 

CLICK HERE FOR INFO ON CHAPLAIN ALOYSIUS H. SCHMITT KC ASSEMBLY #3556

(4th degree Assembly from St. Columbkille & St. Joseph The Worker)

 

 

 

SERRA CLUB

Serrans accept as their responsibility the promotion of vocations to the priesthood and religious life. They possess a deep appreciation of the ministerial priesthood as being essential to the Church. Serrans have been generous in offering their support to those who hear the call to serve Christ in the priesthood. — Saint John Paul II


History

The Serra International Foundation was founded in 1951 to assist Serra in fulfilling its objectives of fostering and promoting vocations in the Catholic Church.  Since that time, the Foundation has funded a wide range of programs for the formation and training of priests and consecrated religious.

Serra International is not a fundraising organization.  Its primary methods are prayer and action.  The Foundation’s role is to support and complement those methods, not to eclipse them.  Nevertheless, the importance of the Foundation’s role has never been greater.

PATRON:  ST. Junipero Serra

CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE US COUNCIL OF SERRA INTERNATIONAL

  

 

 

Mother's Prayers

'Stop your crying and wipe away your tears.
All that you have done for your children will not go unrewarded.
They will return from the enemy's land.
There is hope for your future.
Your children will come back home.
I, the Lord, have spoken'.


(Jer 31: 16,17) Good News Bible


History

Mothers Prayers was started in England in November 1995 and has spread rapidly throughout the world with contacts in over 100 Countries and has the approval, support and blessing of Christian leaders of all denominations.

There are now thousands of groups around the world. Two grandmothers, Veronica and her sister- in- law Sandra, felt led by the Lord to start Mothers Prayers and to pray in a special way for their children

They felt that they should bring all the pain and the worries they had for their children to Him and to trust in His words 'Ask and you will receive'.

Through this promise, they understood that the Lord is just waiting to take away pain and to bless and heal them and their children when they come to Him in Faith.

During these years there have been many, many wonderful answers to prayers including children coming off drugs, children returning home after being absent for many years, improvements in children's health and relationships (in the family and at school).

The mothers also have been blessed and have experienced a great peace.

CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE MOTHER'S PRAYERS WEBSITE

CONTACT LIZ CUSHMAN FOR DUBUQUE MOTHER'S PRAYER GROUP

CONTACT AMY FREUND FOR YOUNG MOTHER'S PRAYER GROUP

 

 


St. Vincent De Paul Society

"End poverty through systemic change."  Society of St. Vincent De Paul


History

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul in the United States

While historians are not certain about some details, there is no doubt that the Society of St. Vincent de Paul was established in St. Louis, Missouri at the Basilica of St. Louis, King of France, popularly called "The Old Cathedral," in 1845. Father John Timon, CM, an American Vincentian priest from Pennsylvania, and later Bishop of Buffalo, New York, was the one who brought copies of the Rule of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul back from Dublin, Ireland, to St. Louis. Timon talked to various people about the Society and its wonderful work with the poor. Bishop Peter Richard Kenrick, successor of the first Bishop of St. Louis, Joseph Rosati, CM, asked Father Ambrose Heim to establish the Society of St. Vincent de Paul and be its Spiritual Advisor. Father Heim was known by all for his extraordinary zeal and ministry with the poor. He became known as "The Priest of the Poor." The first meeting of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul in the United States was held on November 20, 1845, only twelve years after its foundation in Paris. Nineteen of the most prominent Catholic laymen of St. Louis attended. Dr. Moses Linton was elected President, Bryan Mullanphy, Vice President, Dennis Galvin, Second Vice President, James Maguire Jr., Secretary, Patrick Ryder, Treasurer, and Fr. Ambrose Heim, Spiritual Advisor. The Conference was aggregated (formally recognized) by the Society's International Council in Paris on February 2, 1846.

PATRON:  St. Vincent De Paul

Blessed Frederic Ozanam (1813 - 1853) was founder of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. Frederic was a husband and father, professor and servant of the poor. He founded the Society of St. Vincent de Paul as a young student with others of the Sorbonne in Paris. Sister Rosalie Rendu, a Daughter of Charity, is considered a mentor of Frederic and of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul as she taught the first members the art of helping the poor and the sick. Frederic's writings on social justice anticipated the first social encyclical of our modern times, Rerum Novarum.

Blessed Rosalie Rendu, DC (1786 - 1856) was a Daughter of Charity who served for 54 years in the Mouffetard area, the most impoverished district of Paris. Emmanuel Bailly, the President of the Society, sent the founding members of the Society to Sister Rosalie for guidance and direction. Sending them on home visits, she formed them in the spirit of St. Vincent, teaching them how to serve the poor with respect and compassion.  

CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE ST. VINCENT DE PAUL WEBSITE

CONTACT JIM ROLLING FOR THE DUBUQUE CHAPTER OF ST. VINCENT DE PAUL

St. Vincent De Paul Thrift Store locations in Dubuque:


  

 

Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women

Mission:
The Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women (ACCW) supports, empowers and educates Catholic women in spirituality, leadership and service. ACCW programs respond with Gospel values to the needs of the Church and society in the modern world.

Dubuque Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women Mission Statement:  Empowers, Educates, and Supports all Catholic Women in Spirituality, Leadership and Service.


History

Dubuque Archdiocese Council of Catholic Women (ACCW) established in 1932

Affiliated with the National Council of Catholic Women founded in 1920

CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE ARCHDIOCESAN COUNCIL OF CATHOLIC WOMEN WEBPAGE

 

 

 

Ancient Order of Hiberians (AOH)

"FRIENDSHIP, UNITY and CHRISTIAN CHARITY"


History

The initials AOH may tell the story best. Those who say it means Add One Hour are describing the easygoing, no rush attitude of many of its members, while America’s Only Hope has been used to define the loyalty of the Irish to the principles of their adopted land. In any case, its members are best described by the statement, To be Irish is a Blessing, To be a Hibernian is an Honor.

READ THE ENTIRE HISTORY HERE

CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE ANCIENT ORDER OF HIBERIANS (AOH) WEBSITE

 

 

 

ST. PAT'S MEALS

"Serving those in need in our local community."

 

History

St. Patrick Church parish hosts a meal each and every Wednesday night for those in need in the community. The meal was started nearly 30 years go by parishioners and continues to this day.

The doors open at 4:00 pm on Wednesday nights to welcome guests in for coffee and relaxation. The meal is served at 5:00 pm and is finished serving by 5:30 pm. Throughout the year between 100-150 meals are served each week.

St. Columbkille & St. Joseph The Worker serves 6 times per year (each).  If you would like to volunteer, contact Mark Derby (SC), 563-564-5377; Sharon Frommelt (SJTW), 563-556-7606.

There is a real need for people to serve and bring food.  Sign-ups can be found in the back of our Church before we are to serve & provide food. 

THIS is a great family service opportunity.  You will get your service hours, but really, you will get much more in return!

CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE WEBSITE

    

 

 

Dubuque Rescue Mission

"Helping the needy through love and faith."

History

During the Great Depression circa 1932, Rev. William Masters and Edward Beach encountered dozens of men in our community who had lost the ability to provide for  their shelter, clothing and food.  Rev. Masters and Mr. Beach began making soup to feed them and rented a house to provide overnight shelter. These were the humble beginnings of The Dubuque Rescue Mission.

For 81 years, the D.R.M. has served  the needs our brothers and sisters who are poor offering overnight shelter for 45 men; providing over 230 meals a day to those seeking food and fellowship and providing clothing and other material goods to those with no means to pay.
We have a small staff of 5 and depend heavily on the charity of others to meet the needs of all those who seek our services.

Providing Shelter
The Dubuque Rescue Mission has provided emergency shelter for men since 1932. Currently we provide 45 beds each night. This amounts to 16,000 bed nights each year.

Feeding the hungry
The DRM has provided breakfast, lunch and supper to those in need since 1932. Currently we serve over 230 meals a day to men,women and children.
If you, your service group faith community and interested in providing or serving a meal, please contact us (563) 583-1394.

The Dubuque Rescue Mission receives no government funds.  All monies come from faithful folks like you!

CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE DUBUQUE RESCUE MISSION WEBSITE

PASTORATE CONTACTS ARE:

(SJTW) Rick & Jenny Ginsterblum, 564-3711

(SC) Todd Link, (EMAIL HERE) 542-6780

(SC) Dave Cushman, 582-7469

 

 

  

Restorative Justice

“Seek good and not evil, that you may live; and so the Lord, the God of hosts, will be with you, as you have said. Hate evil and love good and establish justice at the gate; it may be that the Lord, the God of hosts, will be gracious to the remnant of Joseph” (5:14-15).


Restorative justice is a theory of justice that can be employed both re-actively, in response to conflict and/or crime, and proactively to strengthen community by fostering communication and empathy.  Restorative Justice invites everyone impacted by a conflict and/or crime to develop a shared understanding of both the root causes and the effects.  Restorative Justice seeks to address the needs of those who have been harmed, while encouraging those who have caused harm to take responsibility. Restorative Justice emphasizes the capacity of all people for healing, growth, and transformation and in this way it encourages accountability, self-determination, healing, and interconnection.

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE, BECOME INVOLVED, OR TO CONTACT DEACON BILL BIVER, COORDINATOR OF RESTORATIVE JUSTICE FOR THE ARCHDIOCESE OF DUBUQUE

 

Dubuque County Right To Life

Dubuque County Right To Life is a non-profit, non-sectarian, educational organization dedicated to preserving and fostering a respect for human life from conception to natural death. We educate the public about the dangers of abortion, euthanasia, and infanticide.

 

History

Dubuque County Right to Life is dedicated to preserving the dignity of life from womb to tomb. No exceptions. No compromises.  Since day one, DCRTL has fought for those with no voice. 

 

CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE DUBUQUE COUNTY RIGHT TO LIFE WEBSITE

CLICK HERE TO EMAIL HANNAH BREHM, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, DCRTL


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