We will continue to meet on Mondays at 6:30pm at the Church of St. Michael for the 33-day preparation for the Consecration to St. Joseph. The next meeting is Monday, March 8, and the consecration Holy Mass will be on March 19, 2021.
Faith and Culture Series: January 20-February 9, Four sessions 7-8:30 p.m., Virtual Event; Link sent to registrants. Inspired by the thousands of participants at the Prayer and Listening Events, this series connects their stories to the story of the Church. Each virtual event includes a talk, testimonials, and a live panel discussion. Registration is required to participate live. Find topics, dates and registration at archspm.org/synod.
The St Paul CCW are planning to do the spring Church cleaning on Wednesday, March 10th starting at 9am. Please bring a bucket and rags. Other cleaning supplies will be provided. Many hands make light work! For questions, contact Marie Robinson (507) 732-4555.
Fifty-two weeks a year women religious live a life of prayer and union with God, teach children, care for the elderly and sick, assist the poor and homeless, offer hope and support - but for one week, March 8-14, we shine the spotlight on women religious and encourage young women to consider this beautiful calling from our Lord. Please pray for women religious vocations!
Together in Hope: The Catholic Services Appeal Foundation partners with fellow Catholic to share Christ’s love with neighbors in need through ministries that serve the poor, support life and strengthen the Faith. Your gift brings hope by helping provide: • Thousands with life-giving care via hospital chaplains. • 12,000 people / week with fresh groceries and hygiene items. • 1,200 hot meals monthly. • 635 people with housing/emergency shelter each month. • 33,000 young people with Faith-filled outreach. • 1,300 women and families with pro-life support. • 28,000 Catholic school students with in-person learning. • Over 50 seminarians studying to be future priests of our Archdiocese with tuition assistance, room and board. Visit to learn more or to donate today!
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!
Dear Parishioners, After consulting the Parish Trustees and other leaders of the Parish, due to extenuating circumstances, it is deemed to cancel the Fish Fries for this Lent. If you have questions, please contact me or the Parish office. In Christ through Mary, Fr. Kasel
The St. Pio Knights of Columbus Council is sponsor-ing a food drive to support both the Pine Island and Zumbrota food shelves. Food, household goods, and personal care items may be brought to St. Michael or St. Paul on the weekends of March 13 and 20. Specifically requested items include non-perishable foods, coffee, spaghetti noodles, toilet paper, and dish soap.
Please continue filling your water bottles with change and return to the church when full or by the end of Lent to help those in the Kitui Diocese in Africa overcome their water shortage. If you are finished filling your bot-tle, you can return it to the church. Thank you!
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: 1) Friday, Apr 16 through Sunday, Apr 18, 2021, 5pm at Albertville, MN 2) 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:
Fervent prayers continue to be needed for our country, conversion, and peace. Please join us as we continue to publicly pray the Patriotic Rosary on all the upcoming Sundays until further notice. These rallies will all be held near the Rochester Government Center at the corner of 4th St. SE and 3rd Ave. SE at 3pm, the Divine Mercy Hour, lasting about 35 minutes. Questions: Contact Mary Amiot at mamiot@hotmail. com or 507-287-6481 OR Janela Hubka at or 507-282-6090.
Synod at Home: Tips and Tools for Growing in Faith
February 18—March 18
Tips and Tools for Growing in Faith New sessions posted weekly through March 18 -- Do it when it works for you! During Lent, we often take on practices to deepen our faith lives and commitment to serving others. But once Easter comes, those practices can easily go to the wayside. How can we make those practices stick, to continue on a path toward holiness? The Synod at Home series takes helpful videos, tips and tools for growing in faith, and pairs them with family-friendly activities based on four pillars: Prayer & Sacraments, Lifelong Learning, Generosity & Service, and Traditions & Fun. Individuals, couples and families will find their faith and relationships strengthened by Synod at Home. Find weekly videos and materials at archspm.org/synod, sign up for emails (archspm.org/synod/updates) or access through the Synod app: text APP to 88202, then in the app search for Archdiocesan Synod.
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. Patrick in Shieldsville. Pre-register through email at email@example.com. Thank you to our local St. Paul CCW and all members of CCW!
“Your generous parish-contribution of [$ 691.67 from the Church of St. Michael and $432.00 from the Church of St. Paul] will enable hundreds of religious communities to meet their pressing retirement needs, while continuing to serve the People of God. … With sincere gratitude, Sister Lynore Girmscheid, SSND” Coordinator, RFR