Bible Study

Bible Study occurs each spring and fall. Bible Study coordinators are Bonnie Brockschink and Cathy Maile. If you have an idea for a bible study, you can contact the cluster office and we will pass the information along.

Our next bible study will begin in September 2017.

The Witness

The Witness Publishing Co. is responsible for the production of the official Archdiocesan publication. It features local news and national and international news from Catholic News Service in Washington, D.C.

Established in 1920, the Witness is published weekly except Christmas, New Years, Memorial Day, July 4, the last week in July and the first week in August. The publication is dated Sunday and is received by subscribers the previous Friday or Saturday.

Click to access it online.

WorldWide Marriage Encounter

Help us to support the Church's Initiative on marriage! “Learn how to live your Marriage Sacrament as God intended”. Couples who attend Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekends not only rediscover the joy, intimacy & romance in their relationships but also become more active in their parish.   Together, we are making marriages, families and our Church stronger & healthier.

For information, dates and to register go to or call 563-608-3305.

Upcoming Dates: October 27-29 @Cedar Falls
                                      November 10-12 @Iowa City

Thank you in advance for supporting our efforts to enrich the Sacrament of Marriage and Holy Orders.
Jeff & Janet Francois
563-608-3305 (Jeff) 563-608-6335 (Janet)
Worldwide Marriage Encounter
Inviting Coordinators for Region 7 & Iowa-La Crosse
 "Love One Another As I Have Loved You" John 15:12

CEW - Christian Experience Weekend

CEW is a weekend retreat to help adults more deeply experience their relationship with God.

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Catholic Men's Fellowship

The main outreach is an annual men’s conference which began in 1996.  They also offer support to new and existing parish based fellowship groups through workshops, breakfasts, suppers and speaking to men throughout the archdiocese. For more information click on

Impact - Adult Lay Formation

Are you hungry for more? Are you ready for the next step? IMPACT may be right for you! The next cohort of IMPACT, the Archdiocese of Dubuque's two-year adult lay formation program, will be held at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Hiawatha beginning September 2017.  This is a great opportunity to grow in your faith and become more active in your church!  If you are interested, contact Mary Pedersen, director of IMPACT, at (563) 556-2580 ext. 298.  For more information about IMPACT please click here

Shalom Retreat Center

Shalom Spirituality Center is owned and directed by the Sisters of St. Francis of Dubuque, Iowa and staffed by both Franciscan Sisters and laypersons. Shalom provides a variety of retreats and programs for persons of all ages, cultures, faith backgrounds, and religious affiliations wherever they are on their spiritual journey throughout the year.  These range from weeklong and weekend retreats to days or afternoons of reflection to workshops on various spiritual and educational topics. Click here to get started.

Franciscan Common Venture Service Program


July 9-13   Come join this Franciscan Common Venture opportunity to give a variety of service related to the inclusion and celebration of the increasingly diverse population of Waterloo. This will include such things as gardening tasks at a food bank community garden, a meal site, and activities with the Burmese community, among other service needs. In addition there will be the opportunity to learn from and share with various residents about the rich diversity found in the metro area. Volunteers will have the opportunity to experience each organization visited as a “holy site” in the spirit of pilgrimage. Volunteers will live at the Catholic Worker House. Due date to apply is June 23rd. For more information or to apply contact: Sr. Shell at balekm@osfdbq.orgor 563-583-9786 or visit our website at