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Browsing the 2020 archive of What's Happening in HFB

Homily for May 3 - "I am the gate"

Posted by Father Joseph Sevcik on 5/03/20

     On this past Monday Governor Reynolds announced that some restrictions would begin to be lifted in 77 of the 99 counties in Iowa; in addition, the governor declared that restrictions on religious services would be loosened. A few hours later Archbishop Jackels sent an email to the ... Read More »

Mass schedule for May 4 - 10

Posted by Father Joseph Sevcik on 4/30/20

from the desk of Father John Moser

    Mea culpa! My fault! I was overly optimistic when finalizing the May 3rd bulletin. My apologies for any confusion about the Mass schedule during the upcoming week (May 4 through May 10). I sent in our HFB bulletin to Liturgical ... Read More »

April 29

Posted by Amber Lier on 4/30/20

     Today (April 29) is the feast day of St. Catherine of Siena. She was born in 1347 to Jacopo and Lapa Benincasa who were the parents of over 20 children; it is thought that Catherine was the youngest child. During her lifetime Catherine had mystical experiences, the ... Read More »

Novena to St. Isidore, Patron Saint of Farmers

Posted by Amber Lier on 4/29/20

Join Catholic Rural Life for the Novena to St. Isidore, Patron Saint of Farmers

Every year hundreds of people join together for a very special Novena to St. Isidore, patron saint of farmers and Catholic Rural Life. Given the essential nature of farmers, farmworkers, and all who are involved ... Read More »

April 29 - From Archbishop Jackels & Bishops of Iowa

Posted by Amber Lier on 4/29/20

                                  April 28, 2020Our Dear People:     Since the arrival of the coronavirus pandemic, Catholics in Iowa have been obliged by civil,scientific, and church authorities to sacrifice the opportunity to receive sacraments and ... Read More »

Homily for April 26

Posted by Father Joseph Sevcik on 4/26/20

     Tom told about a recent incident when he was visiting his friend Bill who was down on his luck. While they were visiting outside suddenly three young men attempted to steal Bill's bicycle. Tom began to chase after the thieves; he realized that he didn't have a ... Read More »

Novena for Healing

Posted by Father Joseph Sevcik on 4/24/20

As the covid-19 pandemic continues we pray to "Jesus, the Divine Physician" in a nine day novena for healing.

Response to daily intention:   Jesus, son of David, have mercy on us.

Intentions   1. For all sick and lonely persons that they may experience the healing hands of the Lord ... Read More »

April 20 - Notes from Father Moser

Posted by Father Joseph Sevcik on 4/20/20

[1] On July 14 of this year I will become pastor of St. Mary Parish (Hanover), St. Patrick Parish (Waukon), and St. Mary Parish (Dorchester). After Deacon Sean Smith is ordained a priest [the Ordination Mass is scheduled for May 23, 2020], he will be assigned as Pastor on ... Read More »

Homily for April 19 - Divine Mercy Sunday

Posted by Father Joseph Sevcik on 4/19/20

Homily on April 19, 2020

            The psalm today proclaims, “His mercy endures forever.” We behold this mercy in the nurses and doctors caring for COVID patients, when someone washes clothes or dishes for a brother who has a broken leg, whenever a friend says “I forgive you” when ... Read More »

April 17 announcement

Posted by Father Joseph Sevcik on 4/17/20

from desk of Father John Moser

     Archbishop Michael Jackels has notified me that on July 14, 2020 I will be transferred from my current assignment as pastor of the four parishes comprising "Holy Family of the Bluffs Catholic community". I am being reassigned as pastor of a ... Read More »