Archdiocesan Youth Day for Middle-Schoolers will be held on Friday, April 30, at Mary, Mother of the Church, in Burnsville from 6:00-10:00 PM. The evening will have speakers, games, music, fellowship, & prayer. This is a wonderful opportunity for middle school students to come together to pray, learn, have fun, and get an experience of the greater Church, to learn that they are not alone in their faith. If you are interested in having your child attend, please contact the church by Monday, April 12, to sign up. Transportation to the event would need to be arranged by the families. Parent chaperones from our parish will be present.
Did you know that over 40% of dioceses in the U.S. and U.S. territories are unable to support necessary pastoral activities for their communities? These dioceses face challenges like fragile financial situations, vast distances and difficult terrain. Even dioceses in our own state receive grants from Catholic Home Missions: Duluth, Crookston and New Ulm. By donating to the Catholic Home Missions appeal, you provide support for even the most basic pastoral programs like faith formation and sacraments.
Together in Hope: The Catholic Services Appeal Foundation partners with fellow Catholic to share Christ’s love with neighbors in need through minis-tries that serve the poor, support life and strengthen the Faith. Visit www. csafspm.org to learn more or to donate today!
Fr. Kasel and the Fall Festival committee recently met and are happy to announce that plans have started in order to hold our Fall Festival this year. It is scheduled for Saturday/Sunday, September 18/19. We are planning for most of the familiar activities will be held on Saturday: Tractor Pull, out-side concessions, farmers market, quilt show, craft vendors, bingo, silent auction. For Sunday we are planning: our Beef Dinner, Tractor Show, outside concessions, farmers market, silent auction, quilt show, craft vendors, bingo, Pedal Tractor Pull and kids’ games. All of these events are subject to change. We will need volunteers to make this a success! Please consider helping! There is a sheet in entry of the church for you to sign and make us know you are willing to volunteer. Our next meeting is Wednesday, April 28 at 6:30 in the office building - if you are interested in serving on the committee, please contact Fr. Kasel. If you have any suggestions or questions, please contact the parish office.
Cuppa Joe: 10 Talks on the 10 Wonders of Saint Joseph
First Tuesday of the month (through December 2021) at 4 pm: Cuppa Joe is a series of 10 talks on the 10 wonders of St. Joseph, taking place at 10 locations in our archdiocese entrusted to the patronage of our spiritual father. These talks come just in time for your afternoon coffee. The next talk is Tuesday, April 6 on the topic “Our Spiritual Father,” by Dr. Deborah Savage and hosted at St. Joseph of the Lakes, Lino Lakes. Talks are posted on Face-book, YouTube and Instagram and at archspm.org/cuppajoe.
2:00-4:00pm at the Church of St. Michael, Pine Island All parishioners are invited to attend the Divine Mercy Sunday celebration on April 11 from 2-4pm at the Church of St. Michael, Pine Island, MN. There will be a sermon on Divine Mercy, Adoration, Benediction, Chaplet of Divine Mercy, Holy Rosary and an opportunity for the Sacrament of Confession. Jesus, I trust in You!
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!
Family Rosary Procession IS Sunday, May 2, 1:15 p.m. from the State Capitol to the Cathedral of Saint Paul. Please join Archbishop Bernard A. Hebda for the May Family Rosary Procession. The gathering at the Capitol will begin at 1:15 p.m. and the procession will begin at 2 p.m. For more information visit minnesotarosaryprocessions.org.
Develop your God-Given Gifts at a GIVEN Event for Women: All the women of our parish are invited to a GIVEN Gathering on Saturday, April 24, from 8AM- 4PM at St. Patrick‘s parish in Edina, MN. This event will inspire women of the archdiocese to receive the gift that they are, realize the gifts they‘ve been given, and respond with the gift only they can give, activating their unique talents for the service of the Lord. Join us! More information and registration at
Quilting Bee Cause continues to work from home during this pandemic. Twenty-six quilts were delivered to Sharing and Caring Hands on behalf of the Church of St. Michael. Thank you to everyone who has donated supplies and those who worked on sewing the quilts.
A Rachel’s Vineyard retreat is a weekend opportunity for women and men to resolve issues of guilt, shame, pain, grief, and anxiety after an abortion. The retreat provides a safe and sacred place for you to open up to our Lord and unburden yourself without fear. You will be able to grieve, work on any anger, forgive yourself, reconcile with God, and reconcile with your children. The dates of our upcoming Rachel’s Vineyard weekend retreats are: Friday, Jul 30 through Sunday, Aug 1, 2021, 5pm at Prior Lake, MN 3) Friday, Nov 5 through Sunday, Nov 7, 2021, 5pm at Buffalo, MN Cost: $180.00 per person. If you are unable to pay, financial assistance is available. Registrations are kept in the strictest confidence and privacy. You can register by mail, phone, email, or online with our secure registration form: If you wish to register by mail, print a registration form:
Thank you and an invitation! The Saint Paul and Minneapolis Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women will hold their 88th annual Convention on April 30, 8am to 3:30pm at the Church of St. Pat-rick in Shieldsville. Pre-register through email at email@example.com. Thank you to our local St. Paul CCW and all members of CCW!
There is still time to participate in Zumbrota Area Food Shelf’s March Minnesota Food Share Campaign, which is going on until April 11. This annual effort raises money and food to stock nearly 300 food shelves throughout Minnesota. Our service area includes Wanamingo, Goodhue/Bellechester, andZumbrota. Thank you for your donations in the past. Your ongoing support will assure that our local food shelf will be able to continue to provide food for those in need. Donations may be mailed to Zumbrota Area Food Shelf, PO. Box 43; Zumbrota, MN 55992. Food donations may be dropped off at the church or call 732-7330 to arrange a time to drop off at the food shelf. Thank you!