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Food Pantry at St. Joseph The Worker (our Pastorate Parish)

The parish maintains a small food pantry through which we provide non-perishable food and health care products to our parishioners and those in the Dubuque area who are in need. Parishioners supply the pantry through donations of food and dry goods. There is a basket for donations in the main vestibule of the church. Specific needs are listed in the parish bulletin.

Dubuque Rescue Mission

Our linked parish serves the noon meal at the Dubuque Rescue Mission on four Sundays each year. Todd Linke & Dave Cushman) are board members. Rick & Jenny Ginsterblum are the St. Joseph The Worker parish leaders in this ministry. Parishioners donate desserts and salads. There is a need for new volunteers to coordinate the meal and parishioners’ donations.

Todd Link, 542-6780
Dave Cushman, (SC) 582-7469
Rick & Jenny Ginsterblum (SJTW) 564-3711

St. Patrick Meal

Parishioners from St. Columbkille and St. Joseph The Worker prepare, deliver, and serve the Wednesday evening meal at St. Patrick parish six times each year. A group of parishioners gather to purchase, prepare and deliver the main dish to the site. Others bring salads, desserts and serve the meal. There is a need for parishioners to help with the preparation of the meal and the transportation of the meal. Between 75 – 100 people are served a hot meal each Wednesday night.

Mark Derby (SC) 564-5377
Sharon Frommelt (SJTW) 556-7606

St. Vincent De Paul Society

Members extend Christ’s love and concern to individuals and families within the parish boundaries who are in need of emergency assistance, food, clothing, fuel, rent, and utility subsidies. The Society welcomes new members at any time.
Pastorate Contact is Jim Rolling, 583-6185

Emergency Assistance from Our Pastorate

Parishioners are assisted with rent, heat and electrical bills. Both parishes are able to help with gas and food scrip cards as needed.
(SC) Parish Office, 1240 Rush Street, 583-9117 (Contact, Deacon Bill Biver, 588-1433)
(SJTW) Parish Office, 60 So. Algona, 588-1433 (Contact, Deacon Bill Biver, 588-1433)


Our Sister Parish (SC)

Our Lady of the Sioux Catholic Church in Oglala, South Dakota has been our Sister Parish for many years.  It exists in the poorest country in the entire United States.
Deacon Bill Biver, 588-1433


Our Sister Parish (SJTW)

St. Therese of The Child Jesus, in Gonaives, Haiti has been our sister parish for almost one year. It exists in an extremely poor area of Haiti.
Deacon Bill Biver, 588-1433




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1240 Rush St.
Dubuque, IA 52003

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