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2022 Catholic Services Appeal

2022 Catholic Services Appeal

Together in Hope - we can make a difference. Your Gift Can Help. When you give to the Catholic Services Appeal Foundation (CSAF), you partner with fellow Catholics to share Christ’s love with neighbors in need and help provide a better future for all! From campus ministry to support for the disabled; deaf ministry to room and board for future priests, your gift makes a real difference across several different ministries! To learn more, go to www.csafspm.org.

Are you growing in our Catholic Faith?

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You can learn about our Catholic Faith online at any time through FORMED! You will have access to thousands of enriching Catholic movies, programs, audio, & books instantly on FORMED when you sign up through our parishes. There is no cost you! Just follow these easy steps: 1. Visit: signup.formed.org 2. Enter your parish zip code or name (St. Michael 55963 or St. Paul 55992) 3. Grow in our Catholic Faith!

BACCALAUREATE HOLY MASS & RECEPTION – St. Michael

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Please join me in congratulating Samuel & Mariana on their achievement and please remember to keep them in your prayers as they move to new challenges and learning experiences. May God bless you! Fr. Kasel
Congratulations to our Seniors! Samuel Moline & Mariana Pantoja Romero
A reception will follow downstairs in the community room after this Sunday, 8:45am Holy Mass. Everyone is invited!

CATHOLIC VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

August 8-12

CHURCH OF ST. MICHAEL FAITH FORMATION
MARK YOUR CALENDAR!
CATHOLIC VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
AUGUST 8-12, 2022 8:30am-12:00noon
at the Church of St. Michael, Pine Island

Catholic Daughters Meeting

May 23

The Catholic Daughters will meet on Monday, May 23, at Holy Trinity in Goodhue. We will gather at 6:30, with meeting beginning at 7pm. We will pray the patriotic Rosary at this meeting. If you have any questions about CDA or if you would like information on joining our Court, please contact Beth Arendt at 507-272-5829.

Cemetery Collection

May 21/22

There will be a second collection on May 21/22 to support the upkeep of the parish cemetery. Please consider donating to honor our beloved dead and keep the parish cemetery looking beautiful!

Church of St. Paul Fellowship

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Dear fellow Parishioners at the Church of St. Paul: Our Fellowship after Sunday Holy Mass has gone very well, both in terms of numbers and spirit. In order to build on it, some information is needed. One Sunday per month is taken by the Knights of Columbus; one Sunday we are asking the Women’s Circles to cover. The remainder could be taken by a family(ies), a few friends, a couple, etc.
Some Sundays, the food is very elaborate, sometime it is simply donuts and coffee & milk. It is entirely up to the volunteers. Generally, about 40 people come down. However, because there are people whose diets exclude sweets or gluten, some protein would be good, such as cheese & crackers, protein bars, meat sticks, hard boiled eggs, etc. Fruit s always welcome. Also, a parishioner has volunteered to always have a gluten-free item in the freezer and another to make sure the kitchen is adequately stocked. The sign-up sheet will be posted in the back of the Church. Let us try to continue this good action in our parish. It has been a blessing for so many of us. Thank you and Thanks be to God!
From: Fr. Kasel and a few volunteers for Sunday Hospitality

Classes for Faith Formation have ended for the year.

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Thank You to our wonderful teachers: Abigail Slater, Carol Berns, Teresa Liffrig, Maggie Eggerichs, Josefina Meyer, Julie Hoerle, Jennifer Thornwall, Crystal Kerian, Ally & Andy Drees, & substitute teachers: Grace Slater, Pat McCutcheon, Mary Kingsbury, Patrick Smith & hall monitors. Special Thanks to Barb Keehn and all those who helped prepare the meals! God bless you for your sacrifices this past year! In Christ through Mary, Fr. Kasel

Congratulation

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Congratulations to these children who received their First Holy Communion this month of May: Andrew Brost, Oliver Devlin, Magdalynn Ehlenfeldt, Catherine Elo, Jude Elo, Juneau Fuller, Makenzie Guenther, Damian Hernandez, Benjamin Keller, Josephine Keller, Miranda Lee, Juliet Marks, Wil Noser, Ignatius Plenge, Violet Van Slyke, Gregory Wyant Please keep our children in your prayers!

Congratulations

St. Paul

Congratulations to Robert Hill who received his First Holy Communion on May 14, 2022 at the Church of St. Michael. Please keep Robert in your prayers!

Congratulations to Gunner Mancilman who received the Sacrament of Confirmation on May 15, 2022 at the Church of St. Paul. Please keep Gunner in your prayers!

Congratulations!

St. Paul

Congratulations to Mariana Pantoja Romero on receiving a scholarship from the CCW in the first annual award. Mariana will graduate from high school in a few weeks and plans to attend Mankato State University in the fall.

Congratulations...

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Samuel & Kathryn Schollmeier on the baptism of their son, Owen Bernard Schollmeier, on April 24, 2022.

Dirk & Shin Ae McGrane on the baptism of their children, Leia Kim McGrane, Marie Kim McGrane, Ian Kim McGrane & Erin Kim McGrane, on April 30, 2022.

Dear Parishioners:

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To encourage and foster both prayer and connecting families together here at the Church of St. Paul, we are beginning two new practic-es. First, every Tuesday, from 12noon until 1pm, a group meets in the library downstairs to pray the Holy Rosary in the Divine Will and other prayers. We invite any Parishioners to join us for these prayers as his and her time permits. As part of this prayer ministry, we have placed a box for you to share with us any of your prayer intentions. That box will now be on the cabinet in the entry way of the church. Please place your prayer requests in it; a wonderful bonus is that periodically the requests are taken to a Shrine of the Blessed Mother to ask for her intercession. Second, in the near future there will be a book on the cabinet where Parishioners can write in their prayer requests. We hope you will consider participating in these new practices! God bless you!
In Christ through Mary,
Louise Gerken,
Shirley Gregory,
Fr. Kasel

Dear fellow Parishioners at the Church of St. Paul

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Dear fellow Parishioners at the Church of St. Paul: Our Fellowship after Sunday Holy Mass has gone very well, both in terms of numbers and spirit. In order to build on it, some information is needed. One Sunday per month is taken by the Knights of Columbus; one Sun-day we are asking the Women’s Circles to cover. The remainder could be taken by a family(ies), a few friends, a couple, etc.
Some Sundays, the food is very elaborate, sometime it is simply do-nuts and coffee & milk. It is entirely up to the volunteers. Generally, about 40 people come down. However, because there are people whose diets exclude sweets or gluten, some protein would be good, such as cheese & crackers, protein bars, meat sticks, hard boiled eggs, etc. Fruit s always welcome. Also, a parishioner has volunteered to always have a gluten-free item in the freezer and another to make sure the kitchen is adequately stocked. The sign-up sheet will be posted in the back of the Church. Let us try to continue this good action in our parish. It has been a blessing for so many of us.
Also, we are looking at ways to reduce expenses for those who volunteer. Solutions include providing a budget through the parish and making putting out a free-will offering basket to help defray costs. Thank you and Thanks be to God!
From: Fr. Kasel and a few volunteers for Sunday Hospitality

FROM NICAEA TO ROME

May 24

FROM NICAEA TO ROME By: John Pepino, Ph.D. The Medieval, Renaissance, and Modern Councils (Lecture Series) on Tuesday, May 24 In the last twelve centuries, the Church has weathered many grave crises, facing schisms, heresies, political and ecclesiastical threats, and moral corruption within and without. Join Dr. John Pepino to study the Councils through which the Church responded to these critical moments in history. Pre-Class Discussion: 6:30 PM, Lecture: 7:00 PM. Registration is required https://instituteofcatholicculture.org/events/from-nicaea-to-rome

First Choice Clinic’s 16th Annual 5K Run/Walk for Life

June 18

Please join us at Bay Point Park in Red Wing on Saturday, June 18 from 8am to Noon for our Annual 5K Run/Walk for Life. Other free family-friendly games and activities at the event include: Kids Run, Bounce House, Silent Auction, & Homemade Father’s Day cards. To Register: www.firstchoiceclinic.org/events. Rain or Shine!

GRADUATION HOLY MASS & RECEPTION

May 22

Sunday, May 22, 2022, after the 10:30am Holy Mass at the Church of St. Michael, Pine Island All are invited! Please keep our seniors in your prayers.

GRADUATION HOLY MASS & RECEPTION - St. Michael

May 22

May 22, 2022 at 10:30am
Please join me in congratulating the seniors on their achievement and please remember to keep them in prayers as they move to new challenges and learning experiences. May God bless you! Fr. Kasel
Congratulations to our Seniors!
John Bauer, Jayden Brown, Piper Fuller, Brooklyn Horton, McKenzie Horton, Rita Kaiya, Rachel Kneeland, Riley Kuehl, Joseph Pass, Rachel Schultz, Margaret Tescher A reception will follow downstairs in the community room after the 10:30am Holy Mass. Come to celebrate with our seniors!

GRADUATION HOLY MASS & RECEPTION – St. Paul's

May 22

Sunday, May 22, 2022 after the 8:45am Holy Mass at the Church of St. Paul, Zumbrota All are invited! Please keep our seniors in your prayers!

Garden Plots Available!

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The parish will again have garden plots available this summer for parishioners who would like to grow their own vegetables. For more information, talk with Father Kasel or Andy Drees.