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We are four linked Roman Catholic Parishes and one Oratory of the Archdiocese of Dubuque (Iowa) in the picturesque county of Eastern Allamakee along the beautiful Mississippi River....

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Holy Family of the Bluffs

  

Holy Family of the Bluffs

Mass Times

Friday, September 13
Lansing 7:30am

Saturday, September 14
Harpers 4:00pm
Lansing 5:30pm

Sunday, September 15
Wexford 7:30am
New Albin 9:15am

Monday, September 16
Wexford 8:00am
Lansing 4:00pm

Tuesday, September 17
New Albin 8:30am

Wednesday, September 18
Lansing 7:30am

Thursday, September 19
Thornton Manor 9:45am

Friday, September 20
Lansing 7:30am

Saturday, September 21
Harpers 4:00pm
Lansing 5:30pm

Sunday, September 22
Wexford 7:30am
New Albin 9:15am

What's Happening in HFB

HFB Outdoor Mass & Picnic & Msgr. Edward Lechtenberg 93rd Birthday! - Sunday, September 29

Holy Family of the Bluffs Annual Outdoor Mass & Picnic

Sunday, September 29, 5:30 p.m. ... Read More »

HFB Altar Server Training in IC Lansing on Saturday, September 21

September 21 - Holy Family of the Bluffs altar server training for any student ... Read More »

Faith Formation Calandar 2019-2020

Take a moment every day to pray for our youth and catechists as they ... Read More »

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MONDAY - FRIDAY 8:30AM TO 4:30PM

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Saint of the Day

St. Joseph of Cupertino

On September 18, the Church celebrates the life of St. Joseph of Cupertino, a mystic who was perhaps most famous for his ability to fly.  His father, a poor carpenter, died before his birth and his mother, who was unable to pay the debts, lost her home and gave birth to Joseph in a stable at Cupertino, Italy on June 17, 1603.Joseph began having mystical visions when he was seven, and was often so lost to the world around him that the other children made fun of him giving him the nickname, "open-mouthed" for his gaping manner.He had an irascible temper and read very poorly, giving others the impression that he was dumb and good for nothing. Aside from that, he was so continually drawn into ecstasy that it was impossible for him to be attentive to the tasks at hand. Thus, when he secured a job, he lost it very quickly.He finally managed to obtain a post taking care of a stable in a Franciscan convent near Cupertino. Upon realizing his holiness and aptitude for penance, humility, and obedience, it was decided that he could begin studying for the priesthood.Joseph was a very poor student, however during his final examination, the examiner happened to ask him a question on the one topic he knew well.  He passed and was admitted into the priesthoodIt was also soon recognized that though he knew little by way of worldly knowledge and had little capacity to learn, Joseph was infused with a divine knowledge that made him capable of solving some of the most intricate theological quandaries.For the last 35 years of his life as a priest he was unable to celebrate Mass in public because he would often, without being able to help it, be lifted up into the air when he went into an ecstatic state, which happened at nearly every Mass.  It took only the slightest reference of anything having to do with God in order for this state to be induced in him.Despite being moved from one friary to another, because of the disruption he caused by his ecstasies and the persecutions he endured from some of his brothers who were envious of his gifts, he remained profoundly inundated by the joy of abandoning himself to Divine Providence.He died on September 18, 1663 and was canonized in 1767 by Pope Clement XIII.  He is the patron of air travelers and students preparing for exams.

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