Ways to Live the Catholic Faith in Your Family

Archdiocese of Dubuque Family Prayer Resources Web Page

June 5 - Pentecost Sunday

June 6 - Memorial of Mary, Mother of the Church

  • Learn more about this Memorial feast day
  • Additional information here

June 12 - Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

June 19 Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

June 19 - Father's Day

June 22 - 26 - World Meeting of Families

June 23 - Solemnity of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist

  • Activity: A Bonfire and Blessing for the Feast of St. John the Baptist
  • Learn more here

June 24 - Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

June 25 - The Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Summertime Ideas for Families

Saints of the Month

June 1 – St. Justin Martyr

June 5 – St. Boniface 

June 11 – St. Barnabas

June 13
 – St. Anthony of Padua  

June 21 – St. Aloysius Gonzaga

June 22 – Sts. John Fisher and Thomas More                

June 26 – St. Josemaría Escrivá

  • Video: God's Footprint
  • Prayer for Saint Josemaría's Intercession     

June 28 – St. Irenaeus

June 29 – Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul

Year of the Amoris Laetitia Family

The Year of the Amoris Laetitia Family will close with the World Meeting of Families which will take place in Rome from June 22-26, 2022. Find resources for celebrating it, by visiting:

Additional Resources can be found here:

  Website Highlight   

Heroic Men


Heroic Men is a 100% FREE Catholic streaming platform designed especially for men who want to discover (or re-discover) the truth, beauty and goodness of the Catholic faith.

Offering more than 100 feature-length films, TV shows, documentaries and short films, Heroic Men seeks to source the best Catholic media available and bring it all to you, all in one place.

Heroic Men is for All Catholic men – laity and clergy. On this state-of-the-art streaming platform, you’ll find films ranging from deep-dives into theology to light-hearted entertainment. No matter the genre, the films share a richness in Catholic values.

Marriage Matters

Archdiocesan Marriage Resources Webpage

Many recommended resources to help you enrich your marriage can be found at this webpage created and updated by the Marriage and Family Life Office.

Parenting Pointers

Video: Tuxedo Bobby

At age six, Bob Perron’s son Bobby wanted one thing for Christmas - a tuxedo! The reason: His mom was the “best mom in the world” and he wanted to take her out to dinner. Big Bob shares the important lesson he learned from his son as he prepared him for his “date with mom.” Find this and other video downloads and DVDs here:

Book of the Month

Behold the Man: A Catholic Vision of Male Spirituality

by Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers

Lucid and inspiring, Behold the Man is a unique exploration of Catholic spirituality for men. Much of the literature written for Catholic men focuses on topical issues such as fatherhood and sexuality. While this book does not exclude these subjects, it is the first to present a comprehensive picture of Catholic male spirituality.

What is authentic male Catholic spirituality? What distinguishes it from Protestant male spirituality? How does masculine spirituality complement feminine spirituality? These questions and many more are answered in this book.

Drawing from Scripture and Church teaching, the author roots Catholic male spirituality in a covenant relationship with God and the cross of Jesus Christ. He demonstrates that when a man embraces the cross he is truly able to be himself―the man that God created and calls him to be. Behold the Man can deepen a man’s experience of Christ and help him to know the Lord more intimately.

  • Purchase this book here.
  • This book is available for sign-out from the Education Resource Center (BK#248826)

Movie Pick
The Miracle of Fr. Kapaun


Emil Kapaun—priest, soldier, and Korean War hero—was a rare man. He was awarded posthumously the Medal of Honor, the nation's highest military award, and is also being considered by the Vatican for canonization as a saint.

Just as remarkable are the many non-Catholic witnesses who attest to Father Kapaun's heroism: the Protestants, Jews, and Muslims who either served with the military chaplain in the thick of battle or endured with him the incredibly brutal conditions of a prisoner of war camp. These Korean War veterans, no matter their religion, agree that Father Kapaun did more to save lives and maintain morale than any other man they know.

Then there are the alleged miracles— and recent healings attributed to Father Kapaun's intercession that defy scientific explanation. Under investigation by the Vatican as a necessary step in the process of canonization, these cures witnessed by non-Catholic doctors are also covered in this book.

In tracking down the story of Father Kapaun for the Wichita Eagle, Wenzl and Heying uncovered a paradox. Kapaun's ordinary background as the son of Czech immigrant farmers in Kansas sowed the seeds of his greatness. His faith, generosity, and grit began with his family's humility, thrift, and hard work.

  • Watch the movie on (with a subscription) here.
  • Watch the movie trailer by clicking here.
  • Purchase a DVD of this movie here.
  • This movie is available for sign-out from the Education Resource Center: DV30904.

  There's An App For That!

Heroic Men

HEROIC MEN is a streaming platform especially designed for men by integrating state-of-the-art technology, and best-in-class Catholic content (English and Spanish) to provide unprecedented access to the truth, beauty, and goodness of the Catholic Faith.

Easily access high quality videos, podcasts, audiobooks, eBooks and more...

HEROIC MEN is committed to helping Catholic men across the world discover or rediscover the Catholic faith, gain an intimate relationship with Jesus Christ, and live with integrity, servant leadership and boldness in their marriages, families, parishes, workplaces and local communities.

Click HERE to download the App on iPad or iPhone.
Click HERE to download the App on Android.

Interest in Pinterest

June Pinterest Highlights for Families
from the Archdiocesan Education Resource Center:

Check out these June Pinterest topics focused on the family - the Domestic Church!
Embracing Inclusion

Nominate Your Parish/School for the Embracing Inclusion Award
The Embracing Inclusion Award is presented to a Parish, Catholic School, Catholic College or organization in the Archdiocese of Dubuque which advocates for inclusivity of persons with disabilities. Two awards will be presented for: 1) Best Program or Project for fuller inclusive participation in the life of the Catholic faithful, and 2) Best Improvement to Property providing greater accessibility. The awards will be presented to the pastor or a representative in the parish, school, college, or organization receiving the award.
The nomination form can be found
 HERE. Nominations will be accepted through August 1.

For additional information and resources for inclusion of persons with diverse abilities, please contact Lynne Chapman at or 563-556-2580, ext. 246.
Prayers and Reflections

A Prayer for Father's Day

God our Father,
You govern and protect your people
and shepherd them with a father’s love.
You place a father in a family
as a sign of your love, care,
and constant protection.
May fathers everywhere be faithful
to the example shown in the Scriptures:
steadfast in love, forgiving transgressions,
sustaining the family,
caring for those in need.
Give your wisdom to fathers,
that they may encourage and guide their children.
Keep them healthy
so they may support a family.
Guide every father
with the Spirit of your love,
that they may grow in holiness
and draw their family ever closer to you.
Archdiocese of Dubuque
Marriage & Family Life Office

1229 Mt. Loretta Ave.
Dubuque, IA 52003
(563) 556-2580, x233

Marriage & Family Life Director: 
Matt Selby

Marriage & Family Life Communications Manager:
Lynne Chapman
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