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

April 11 - Homily for Easter Sunday

Posted by Father Sean Smith on 4/11/20

     I remember that whenever Jerry Lewis ended his MDA Telethons on Labor Day weekend he would sing the lyrics of Oscar Hammerstein II: "When you walk through a storm, hold your head up high and don't be afraid of the dark. ... Walk on, walk on, with ... Read More »

Faith Formation update for Families & Individuals - April 10

Posted by Father Sean Smith on 4/11/20

Hello my friends and fellow disciples:      I receive emails daily in regards to resources available to assist families and children in their growth in the faith. Here are some of these - choose one each day and when you find a resource that is best speaking and teaching you ... Read More »

April 8 Update

Posted by Lane Rich on 4/08/20

From the desk of Archbishop Jackels and Father Moser

A} Archbishop Michael Jackels has announced: 1] All public celebrations of Holy Mass are cancelled until further notice. All Catholics in the Archdiocese of Dubuque are dispensed from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass. 2] The Archbishop will live stream ... Read More »

April 5 - Homily for Palm/Passion Sunday

Posted by Father Sean Smith on 4/05/20

    I want to share with you a story from Joseph F. Sica. Larry and Dorothy's thirty-eight-year-old son was found dead of a heart attack. Dorothy looked me straight in the eyes and said, "It's only Monday. What a week this is going to be."

    With ... Read More »

April 2 update

Posted by Lane Rich on 4/01/20

Palm / Passion Sunday 2020

FASTING & ABSTINENCE: These two disciplines of Lent are meant to help us to focus more on God in our lives.

Good Friday is a Day of fast and abstinence.  All Catholics from age 18-59 are to fast on Good Friday. When fasting, a person ... Read More »

April 1 update - Chrism Mass

Posted by Lane Rich on 4/01/20

Chrism Mass: The Archbishop has postponed this celebration until such time that the Archdiocesan community can gather and the priests are able to be present to renew their promises. The oils will be blessed and consecrated at that time.