Faith Formation Update

From Faith Formation Leader, Stephanie Horns

Welcome to Faith Formation and Youth Ministry!


Our Church Community, Directory and teachers, look forward to your family’s participation. We are eager to share experiences and provide opportunities that will help your child become stronger in our Catholic faith and ultimately strengthen each family’s faith journey.

Please click on the links below to access the parent letter describing this years program and the online registration.

If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie Horns at 563-568-1772 or

Thanks for helping us make our Catholic faith come alive for our children!


The National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC) is held biennially and gathered 25,000 Catholic teens, parish youth ministry coordinators, bishops, pastors, parents, school campus ministers, adult chaperones, coaches, scout leaders, and diocesan leaders in 2017. The conference is sponsored by the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry (NFCYM) and offers a three-day experience for young people to encounter Christ, experience church, and be empowered for discipleship. NCYC offers opportunities for prayer, service, reconciliation, Eucharist, and recreation. NCYC began in 1983 as a regional conference, with sessions held on the East and West Coasts. NCYC was merged into a national conference in 1991. The 2019 NCYC takes place November 21-23 in Indianapolis with the theme Blessed - Broken - Given. For more information about the National Catholic Youth Conference, visit ​​.

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If you are interested in attending please call Stephanie Horns, 563-568-1772.


Safe Haven Training for Parents

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.