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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

ALL MASSES are canceled until further notice.

Father Moser will celebrate or offer a daily
private Mass for the intentions of the people
and for the intention listed in the bulletin.

What's Happening in HFB

Homily for May 24 - Ascension of the Lord

     St. Augustine (354-430 AD) was the Bishop of Hippo; in one of ... Read More »

May 20 announcement from Archbishop Jackels

From: Michael O. Jackels, Archbishop of Dubuque Re: reopening of parishes in the Archdiocese ... Read More »

Homily - May 17

     Recently a man stopped Father Joe on the street and asked, "Father ... Read More »

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Saint of the Day

Feast of the Ascension

The Feast of the Ascension is the fortieth day after Easter Sunday, which commemorates the Ascension of Christ into heaven, according to Mark 16:19, Luke 24:51, and Acts 1:2. In the Eastern Church this feast was known as analepsis, "the taking up", and also as the episozomene, the salvation, denoting that by ascending into His glory, Christ completed the work of our redemption. The terms used in the West, ascensio and, occasionally, ascensa, signify that Christ was raised up by His own powers. Tradition designates Mount Olivet near Bethany as the place where Christ left the earth. The feast falls on Thursday. It is one of the Ecumenical feasts ranking with the feasts of the Passion, of Easter and of Pentecost among the most solemn in the calendar. The feast has a vigil and, since the fifteenth century, an octave which is set apart for a novena of preparation for Pentecost, in accordance with the directions of Leo XIII.

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