Upper Iowa Canoe/Kayak Trip

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 husband, Brian, providing ground support and a terrific team of chaperones, the group spent the afternoon floating along, eating lunch on a sandbar, and even celebrating Mass on the sandbar with an upside-down kayak serving as the altar!  Thanks to everyone that participated, especially the HFB Crew below (l-r):  Faith Boland, Macy Manning, Thomas Fossum, Mandy O’Neill, Father Sean Smith, Elizabeth Fossum, Jeanne Clements, Nathan O’Neill.

Check out more pictures from the trip in the Photo Gallery.