Parent Notice

Parent Notice


Dear Parents:

Fields of Faith will be October 10 at 7:00 p.m. at the Waukon High School Football Field.  Grades 6th and up are encouraged to attend.  We will not have class for those grades so that you can attend the FOF event.  This is for both FF sites.  Parents are responsible for transportation.  This is a nice opportunity for the youth of our area.  There is music, main adult speaker and student testimonials.  I will be attending this event.  I hope that you can too.  This year’s speaker is Cedric James, who is a former NFL player.

Faith Formation Handbooks have been updated.  Everyone is welcome to have one.  Please pick them up at the Faith Formation office.

Youth Masses will begin in October.  St. Joseph will be on Sunday, October 21 at 9:00 a.m. and I.C. will be on Saturday, October 13 at 5:30 p.m. St. Ann-St. Joseph (Harpers) will start in November.  I hope to get more children to volunteer to help at these youth masses.  It’s good experience for them.  Please encourage your child to volunteer.

I have enclosed a calendar for you.  I can’t believe we are almost to October!  October is the month of the Rosary.  Try to get to Mass early to participate is the Rosary.  Respect Life is also remembered in October.  Please keep all those with special needs and the unborn in your prayers.

Please pray for those who are preparing for the Sacrament of First Reconciliation and Confirmation.

In order to help parents, the parent notices, calendar, Family Matters News Letter, FFC Minutes and other info is posted on our website:

Enjoy the fall season!


Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s), The Archdiocese of Dubuque takes seriously its call to provide the safest possible environment for all of our young people.  As part of that call, we provide information to parents to help them and all of us to be more informed of the issues and topics related to the abuse of children. It is our sincere hope that by partnering together we can continually provide the safest possible environment for all our young people to grow into healthy, Christ-filled adults. 

We invite you to view the Catholic Mutual Group Training “Safe Haven - It's Up to You”  videos that all employees and volunteers in the Archdiocese are required to complete.

As a parent you are invited to access these videos by following these steps:

  1. Go to
  2. Register for a new account
  3. Select your school or parish location
  4. Select Role of “Volunteer”
  5. Select Participation as “Parent”
  6. Start the Training, “Safe Haven Training for Parents - Dubuque”
  7. Register you account

Parents who view the videos through the “Parent” section will not be required to have a background check.  Parents who wish to be a parish/school volunteer, averaging over an hour a week, are asked to participate as “Volunteer” (step 5 above) as this will automatically prompt you through the initial background check process.

Please send the following to your Spanish-speaking families:

Estimados padres de familia/acudientes: La Arquidiócesis de Dubuque toma muy en serio su llamado a proporcionar el ambiente lo más seguro posible para todos nuestros jóvenes. Como parte de esa convocatoria, proporcionamos información a los padres de familia/acudientes para ayudarlos a ellos y a nosotros mismos a estar más informados sobre los problemas y temas relacionados con el abuso de los niños. Esperamos sinceramente que al asociarnos podamos brindar continuamente el ambiente lo más seguro posible para que todos nuestros jóvenes se conviertan en adultos sanos y llenos de Cristo.

Los invitamos a ver los videos de "Refugio Seguro: Depende de Usted" de Catholic Mutual Group Training que a todos los empleados y voluntarios de la Arquidiócesis se les requiere completar.

Como padres de familia, están invitados a acceder estos videos siguiendo los siguientes pasos:

  1. Entre a:
  2. Al lado derecho arriba, al lado de registrarse aquí, cambiar el idioma a Español
  3. Registrarse para una cuenta nueva
  4. Seleccione la ubicación de su escuela o parroquia
  5. Please Select a Role (Seleccione el papel/título de) "voluntarios”
  6. I participate as "parent" (Seleccione participación como “padre”)
  7. Register My Account (Registre su cuenta)
  8. Comience el Entrenamiento, "Entrenamiento de Ambiente Seguro - Dubuque"

Los padres que vean los videos a través de la sección de "Padre" no necesitarán una verificación de antecedentes. Los padres que deseen ser voluntarios de la parroquia/escuela, con un promedio de una hora a la semana, se les pide que participen como "Voluntarios" (paso 5 anterior) ya que esto los guiará automáticamente al proceso inicial de verificación de antecedentes.