Browsing the 2020 archive of What's Happening in HFB

Virtual Fireside Get-Together

Posted by Father Sean Smith on 12/01/20

Pull up a chair to the virtual fireplace and join Archbishop Jackels for a family-friendly evening with warm conversation, entertainment and good cheer. Archbishop will be hosting a first ever virtual Fireside Get-Together on Wednesday, December 9 from 6:30-7:30 pm. and YOU are invited to join him.The evening ... Read More »

Movie "Unplanned" Showing in Lansing Parish Hall

Posted by Lane Rich on 10/10/20

Save The Date!

As part of Respect Life Month, please join us for a special showing of the movie “Unplanned” in the IC Lansing Parish Hall on Monday, October 26th.  There will be two showings of the movie, at 1:30 pm and 7:00 pm.  Experience the powerful story of ... Read More »

Layette Project Success!!

Posted by Father Sean Smith on 9/22/20

This past week, 5 ladies from Immaculate Conception, Lansing, packaged over 80 layettes to be distributed to new mothers in need in the Allamakee County area.  A layette is "a set of clothing, linens, and sometimes toiletries for a newborn child," and is a wonderful gift to a mother ... Read More »

Catholics and the Political Process

Posted by Father Sean Smith on 9/22/20

Archbishop Jackels and the other bishops of Iowa, through the Iowa Catholic Conference, recently released a guide to help Catholics form their consciences as they prepare to participate in the upcoming elections.  This guide, "Faithful Citizenship for Faithful Catholics"  and other helpful resources are available on the for the ... Read More »

Job Posting: Parish Secretary/Bookkeeper

Posted by Father Sean Smith on 9/21/20

Parish Secretary/Bookkeeper – The parishes of Holy Family of the Bluffs in New Albin, Lansing, Wexford, and Harpers Ferry are actively seeking to fill a part-time Secretary/Bookkeeper position based in Lansing.  Responsibilities include general office secretarial duties, producing the weekly bulletin and other parish communications, maintaining sacramental records, bookkeeping ... Read More »

Upper Iowa Canoe/Kayak Trip

Posted by Father Sean Smith on 9/17/20

On September 13, high school youth from the parishes of the Holy Family of the Bluffs, as well as St. Patrick, Waukon, and St. Mary, Hanover, had a great time canoeing and kayaking on the beautiful Upper Iowa River.  Youth Minister Mandy O'Neill planned the event, and with her ... Read More »

Pilgrimage to Poland, October 2021

Posted by Father Sean Smith on 8/30/20

If you’ve ever wanted to make a trip rich in spiritual graces and history, this is your chance!  Join Fathers Sean Smith and Ivan Nienhaus on a 9-day pilgrimage to Poland, October 18-26, 2021!  Explore the lives of many of our modern saints, St. Faustina, Pope St. John Paul ... Read More »

Knights of Columbus Tootsie Roll Drive - Sept. 5 & 6

Posted by Lane Rich on 8/28/20

Knights of Columbus annual Tootsie Roll drive in support of those with intellectual disabilities will be held this weekend - Sept. 5 & 6 - at the parishes in Harpers Ferry, Lansing, and New Albin.  K of C Council #12244 thanks you in advance for your generosity in support ... Read More »

Join the High School Youth Upper Iowa River Trip!

Posted by Father Sean Smith on 8/26/20

Hey, young people, Fr. Smith is going!  You should go, too!

Installation of Father Smith as Pastor of HFB - August 15

Posted by Lane Rich on 8/07/20

Something else special is happening on August 15!  Archbishop Jackels will be joining us for the 5:30 pm Mass at Immaculate Conception in Wexford where he will formally install Father Smith as the Pastor of the Parishes of Holy Family of the Bluffs.  Let’s have a good turnout with ... Read More »