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Fr. Randal Kasel
Church of St. Paul &
Church of St. Michael
Welcome to the website for our parishes of St. Paul and St. Michael. We invite you to explore it and discover the many opportunities you have to participate in our ministries and faith communities. We welcome you to join us as we worship and celebrate the Eucharist!
Please see the bulletin for the weekly Mass schedule.
Please see our Facebook page for a schedule of our live streamed Masses.
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Weekday Holy Masses are generally streamed at 8:30am, and Sunday at 10:30am.
Schedule will be emailed to Parishioners.
For questions call the Parish office.
Do I Need to Attend Sunday Mass?
The Sunday Obligation: The precept of the Church specifies the law of the Lord more precisely: "On Sundays and other holy days of obligation the faithful are bound to participate in the Mass."
“I mean, brethren, the appointed time has grown very short; from now on, let those who have wives live as though they had none, and those who mourn as though they were not mourning, and those who rejoice as though they were not rejoicing, and those who buy as though they had no goods, and those who deal with the world as though they had no dealings with it. For the form of this world is passing away.” --First Corinthians 7:29-31
Archdiocesan Synod Prayer to St Joseph Year of St Joseph December 8, 2020 – December 8, 2021
Heavenly Father, who gave St. Joseph to Jesus and Mary as protector and guide, grant that our Archdiocesan Synod, under his protection and guidance, may help us discern your direction for our Church. May we listen as he listened, trust as he trusted, obey as he obeyed, receive as he received, love as he loved, and share in his life of devotion to Jesus and Mary. Amen. St. Joseph, pray for us. archspm.org/synod/stjoseph
“Beautiful is God, the Word with God... He is beautiful in Heaven, beautiful on earth; beautiful in the womb, beautiful in His parents’ arms, beautiful in His miracles, beautiful in His sufferings; beautiful in inviting to life, beautiful in not worrying about death, beautiful in giving up His life and beautiful in taking it up again; He is beautiful on the Cross, beautiful in the tomb, beautiful in heaven. Listen to the song with understanding, and let not the weakness of the flesh distract your eyes from the splendor of His beauty.” St. Augustine of Hippo
"God, the Lord of life, has entrusted to men the noble mission of safeguarding life, and men must carry it out in a manner worthy of themselves. Life must be protected with the utmost care from the moment of conception: abortion and infanticide are abominable crimes." [nefanda sunt crimina] Vatican Council II, Church in the Modern World #51 “America, your very future as a nation depends on your willing-ness to protect the Right to Life of the most defenseless in your society.” St. John Paul II
CHURCH OF ST. PAUL FAITH FORMATION
CHURCH OF ST. MICHAEL FAITH FORMATION
The Next Session: Wednesday, February 3, at 6:30-7:45pm
TOPIC for February: Sacrament of the Sick (Everything You Always Wanted to Know and Never Got to Ask)
Rochester Rosary Rallies:
Our country continues to need fervent prayer. The next Rosary rallies will be at 3pm on January 24 & 31 near the Rochester Government Center at the corner of 4th St. SE and 3rd Ave. SE.
Pine Island Food Shelf: The items requested for January: Tuna, Hamburger, or chicken Helpers; Boxed Mac & Cheese
If you are a regular contributor, please pick up a box of contribution envelopes at the church entrance. These envelopes make the money counters’ job faster and easier to record contributions. Thank you!
Words to live by:
America needs no words from me to see how your decision in Roe v. Wade has deformed a great nation. The so-called right to abortion has pitted mothers against their children and women against men. It has sown violence and discord at the heart of the most intimate human relationships. It has aggravated the derogation of the father's role in an increasingly fatherless society. It has portrayed the greatest of gifts -- a child -- as a competitor, an intrusion, and an inconvenience. It has nominally accorded mothers unfettered dominion over the independent lives of their physically dependent sons and daughters". And, in granting this unconscionable power, it has exposed many women to unjust and selfish demands from their husbands or other sexual partners. Human rights are not a privilege conferred by government. They are every human being's entitlement by virtue of his humanity. The right to life does not depend, and must not be declared to be contingent, on the pleasure of anyone else, not even a parent or a sovereign." Blessed Mother Teresa
“Be brave and try to detach your heart from worldly things.” St. John Bosco “God doesn’t ask that we succeed in everything, but that we are faithful. However beautiful our work may be, let us not become attached to it. Always remain prepared to give it up, without losing your peace.” St. Teresa of Calcutta
“If ever you have a fit of sadness or trouble, remember that it is because you are still attached to life, or health, or some comfort, or person, or thing that you ought to forget and despise that you may desire Jesus Christ only.” St. Claude de la Colombiere
“Whatever a man loves he inevitably clings to, and in order not to lose it he rejects everything that keeps him from it. So he who loves God cultivates pure prayer, driving out every passion that keeps him from it.” St. Maximus the Confessor
“It is a reasonable consequence that he who runs after perishable goods should himself perish.” St. Teresa of Avila
The next Holy Hour for Women will be on Sunday, January 31, at 6:00pm at Church of St. Michael. All women are invited!
CHURCH OF ST MICHAEL PRAYER CHAIN
Do you have a prayer intention? Please contact Fr. Kasel or the
parish office at 356-4280 or email@example.com.
CHURCH OF ST PAUL PRAYER CHAIN
If anyone has a prayer chain request, please contact Fr. Kasel at
732-5324 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Spiritual Communion Prayer:
My Jesus, I believe that You are truly present, Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity in the Most Holy Eucharist. I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally in the Most Holy Eucharist, please come at least spiritually into my heart now. I spiritually embrace You and choose to unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You and Your Love. Thank You, Jesus! I love You! Amen.
Consecration to the Holy Family O Lord Jesus, you lived in the home of Mary and Joseph in Nazareth. There you grew in age, wisdom and grace as you prepared to fulfill your mission as our Redeemer. W e entrust our family to you. O Blessed Mary, you are the Mother of our Savior. At Nazareth you cared for Jesus and nurtured him in the peace and joy of your home. W e entrust our family to you. O Saint Joseph, you provided a secure and loving home for Jesus and Mary, and gave us a model of fatherhood while showing us the dignity of work. We entrust our family to you. O Holy Family, we consecrate ourselves and our family to you. May we be completely united in a love that is lasting, faithful and open to the gift of new life. Help us to grow in virtue, to forgive one another from our hearts, and to live in peace all our days. Keep us strong in Faith, persevering in prayer, diligent in our work, and generous toward those in need. May our home, O Holy Family, truly become a domestic church where we reflect your example in our daily life. Amen. Jesus, Mary and Joseph, pray for us!
Safe Environment: The Archdiocese of St. Paul/Minneapolis requires all volunteers who interact with minors or vulnerable adults to complete the Essential 3 (background check, Code of Conduct, and VIRTUS training) before beginning their service, and to renew every three years while serving. Please contact the Safe Environment Coordinator for details on how to register for a VIRTUS class, complete the Essential 3, or do updates.
Churches of St. Michael and St. Paul Safe Environment Coordinator: Sara McNamara
Archdiocese Victim Assistance Program Hotline: 651-291-4475