Browsing the March 2020 archive of What's Happening in HFB

Homily for March 29

Posted by Father Sean Smith on 3/29/20

     In today's Gospel we stand at the entrance of the tomb of Lazarus with Martha and Mary, with Thomas and the disciples, with family and friends of Mary and Martha, and with Jesus. There we stand as with them as they weep and mourn seemingly overwhelmed by ... Read More »

March 28 message from Father Moser

Posted by Father Sean Smith on 3/28/20

          message of March 23 - Archbishop Michael Jackels announces:

Abstaining from meat: The Catholic faithful in the Archdiocese of Dubuque are dispensed from the obligation to abstain from meat on Friday, April 3. This dispensation does not apply to Good Friday, April 10. This ... Read More »

March 28 update - Faith Formation

Posted by Father Sean Smith on 3/28/20

                     Holy Family of the Bluffs Catholic community

                            from the desk of Father John Moser

from a previous message Once faith formation classes resume we will ... Read More »

March 25 note from Father Moser

Posted by Father Sean Smith on 3/25/20

     It might seem counterintuitive or strange to think of being self-guarantined as a blessing, but it can be! Use this "downtime" for prayer and service. 1] Deepen your prayer life. How many times have you made an excuse for your lack of a prayer life? We say ... Read More »

Here are some useful Resources while we are homebound

Posted by Lane Rich on 3/23/20

Here are some useful Resources while we are homebound

Archbishop Michael Jackels - live stream Holy Mass each Sunday 9am Mass in English, followed by Mass in Spanish

Live stream Rosary on Thursdays at 2:00pm.  Visit https://dbqarch.org

         Bishop Robert Barron – live stream daily Mass:  Go ... Read More »

News for Faith Formation

Posted by Lane Rich on 3/23/20

Once faith formation classes resume we will add 15 minutes to each class to make up for the time lost due to coronavirus. So far, one additional class is being added to calendar - Wednesday, May 6 in Lansing and Wednesday, May 13 in Harpers Ferry. Check our HFB ... Read More »

News from Archbishop Michael Jackels - March 23

Posted by Lane Rich on 3/23/20

News from Archbishop Michael Jackels ... Today, March 25: Because of the coronavirus pandemic all the faithful of the Archdiocese are invited to join in a day of fast, abstinence, and prayer (like we do on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday). This "Penance" is completely voluntary, no one is obligated ... Read More »

Homily & prayers - March 22

Posted by Father Sean Smith on 3/22/20

Sunday Homily – Fourth Sunday of Lent - March 22, 2020             Diana shares the following story: He stood on the street corner in a tattered coat, and I knew right away who and what he was. Sure enough, as I mentally tried to force the light to turn green, ... Read More »

Update on March 20 from Father Moser

Posted by Father Sean Smith on 3/20/20

Here are some useful Resources while we are homebound

         Archbishop Michael Jackels - live stream Holy Mass each Sunday 9am Mass in English, followed by Mass in Spanish

                       Live stream Rosary on Thursdays at ... Read More »

From the desk of Father Moser

Posted by Anthony Spalla on 3/17/20

Archbishop Michael Jackels has taken the following steps aimed at slowing down the spread of the coronavirus: 1} All public celebrations of Holy Mass are canceled until further notice - beginning on 19 March 2020. All Catholics in the Archdiocese of Dubuque are dispensed from the obligation to attend ... Read More »