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Ordination of Father Sean Smith

Posted by Father Sean Smith on 5/08/20

news flash from Archdiocese of Dubuque

     ORDINATION: Archbishop Michael Jackels will be ordaining Deacon Sean Smith to the priesthood this Saturday, May 9, at 10:00am. The ordination will be live streamed on the Archdiocese of Dubuque website - www.DBQArch.org from the Cathedral of Saint Raphael. You will not want ... Read More »

Repent and Rediscover

Posted by Father Sean Smith on 5/07/20

REPENT and REDISCOVER      In my announcement last month about being transferred to the Catholic parishes of Waukon, Hanover and Dorchester I wrote about how blessed I have felt here in the Holy Family of the Bluffs Catholic community. I shared that God's blessings have been showered upon ... Read More »

Ordination to be live-streamed

Posted by Father Sean Smith on 5/04/20

     Archbishop Michael Jackels will be ordaining Deacon Sean Smith to the priesthood this Saturday, May 9, at 10:00am. The ordination will be live streamed on the Archdiocese of Dubuque website www.DBQArch.org from the Cathedral of Saint Raphael. Mark your calendars and watch this inspirational and uplifting religious ... Read More »

Homily for May 3 - "I am the gate"

Posted by Father Sean Smith 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 Sean Smith 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 Lane Rich 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 Lane Rich 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 Lane Rich 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 Sean Smith 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 Sean Smith 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 »