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The following are helpful resources for engaging in the Catholic faith as a family at home, especially during this time of social distancing.

Ways to Learn and Live the Faith
as a Catholic Family

June 1 - Memorial of Mary, Mother of the Church

June 7 - Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

June 14 Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

June 19 - Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

June 21
 - Father's Day

June 24 - 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

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

June 28 – St. Irenaeus

June 29 – Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul

"Marriage Prep, Weddings Being Affected by COVID-10 "
With government-imposed restrictions in Iowa now limiting social gatherings to 10 people or less and uncertainty about what the status of public health protocols will be in a couple of months, engaged couples throughout the Archdiocese have had to make some tough decisions. Read about how couples have adjusted plans for marriage preparation as well as the wedding day in the midst of current COVID-19 regulations and restrictions.
Click here to read the article.

Marriage Matters
Recommended Marriage Resources During COVID-19

The Archdiocesan Marriage and Family Life Office recommends a variety of marriage enrichment resources to help married couples strengthen their relationship. In particular, during this time of social distancing and restrictions, a new document is available at the above webpage called "Recommended Marriage Resources During COVID-19".

Website Highlight   
Family Prayer Resources during COVID-19


This newly created webpage includes many recommended resources for family prayer during COVID-19 (in English and Spanish). The resources include a new guide for “How to Prayerfully Participate in a Streamed Mass (At Home),” a "Mass Guide (To Use While Watching Mass at Home)," and many other documents and web links.

There's an App for That! 

Hallow is a Catholic meditation app intended to help you find peace and grow in your spiritual journey. The app features many sessions of prayer in various categories of Christian prayer such as vocal prayer, mental prayer, Lectio Divina, contemplative prayer, the Examen, spiritual writing/journaling, Taizé, and chant. The purpose of the app is "to let God hallow our lives, and to help others do the same." It is available for iOS or Android. The first three months are free and then there is a monthly subscription fee.

Book of the Month

Be Devoted:

Restoring Friendship, Passion, and Communion in Your Marriage

by Bob Schuchts

This book delivers sound Catholic teaching, rich storytelling, and practical tools for healing, along with psychological insights and expertise to help couples create a relationship that is rich in trust, passion, and unity. Drawing on the riches of St. John Paul II’s Theology of the BodyBe Devoted is an essential guide to healing from the wounds within your marriage, while providing practical tools for cultivating unity. The first part of the book focuses on building intimacy, unity, and communion, and the second part offers wisdom and guidance for restoring trust when it is damaged. You’ll find practical tools for cultivating intimacy, resolving conflicts, and restoring sexual passion. (from

  • Purchase this book here.
  • This book is available for sign-out from the Education Resources Center.

June Movie Pick

The Scarlet and the Black

This movie, based on a true story, and on the book The Scarlet Pimpernel of the Vatican, is set during the Second World War. The main character, Monsignor Hugh O'Flaherty, is a fiery Irishman who uses his strength and ingenuity mixed with his resolve and compassion to help shelter escaped allied prisoners during World War II from the Nazis who are occupying Rome. Monsignor O'Flaherty and his team have the Lord on their side, and their genius enables them to constantly be one step ahead of the military might of the arrogant illegitimate despot. This is a true story. It's great value lies in the wrestling of action versus inaction--and the thought process that goes into deciding what it is that we need to stand up for-- and what are the ramifications for our lives and the lives of others, if we don't. (from

  • Watch the movie trailer here.
  • Purchase a DVD of this movie here or here.
  • Watch the full movie on online here.

Interest in Pinterest

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

Check out these June Pinterest topics focused on the family!
All Are Welcome

 Being Intentional about Mental Health during COVID -19

During this unprecedented time, we need to be intentional about caring for our mental health. The National Catholic Partnership on Disability (NCPD) has four challenges for you this month:

For additional information and resources for inclusion of persons with diverse abilities, please contact Mindy Hart, Director of the Office of Disability Inclusion.
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 Associate:
Lynne Chapman
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