News & Events

Adoration at the Church of St. Michael

December 1

The time of Adoration at the Church of St. Michael in Pine Island (9:15am-5pm), Wednesday, December 1, will include this intention. Plan now to spend some time with our good Lord asking for His Mercy for our country!

Adoration at the Church of St. Paul

November 30

The time of Adoration at the Church of St. Paul in Zumbrota (9:15am-5pm), Tuesday, November 30, will include this intention.

Adoration to End Abortion

November 30 and December 1

Join in Adoration to End Abortion: On Tuesday, November 30 and Wednesday, December 1, join Catholics across the country in Eucharistic adoration to pray for an end to abortion when, on December 1, the United States Supreme Court hears the landmark pro-life case, Dobbs vs Jackson Women’s Health.

Advent Penances and Act of Charity

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Dear Parishioners: As we enter Advent, I invite all to prayerfully consider undertaking voluntary penances and acts of Charity toward God and neighbor appropriate to this Season of the Church year. Doing this together across our parishes will increase our unity and provide new openings for the Holy Spirit to work in our parishes and our personal lives.
Here are some suggestions: abstaining from meat on Friday and anotherday of the week; fasting on Friday or another day of the week (fasting is: two half meals and only one full meal during that day, with no snacking in between meals); giving up desserts; volunteer your time at the church; make time for more personal prayer; attend one or two weekday Holy Masses per week; give special financial alms; forgive offenses; make apologies for wrongs and make a good Sacramental Confession.
Your may also have some ideas for penances and acts of Charity. Let us make this an Advent that truly prepares our hearts for our good Lord at Christmas!
In Christ through Mary, Fr. Kasel

Advent Penances and Act of Charity

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Dear Parishioners: As we enter Advent, I invite all to prayerfully consider undertaking voluntary penances and acts of Charity toward God and neighbor appropriate to this Season of the Church year. Doing this together across our parishes will increase our unity and provide new openings for the Holy Spirit to work in our parishes and our personal lives.
Here are some suggestions: abstaining from meat on Friday and an-other day of the week; fasting on Friday or another day of the week (fasting is: two half meals and only one full meal during that day, with no snacking in between meals); giving up desserts; volunteer your time at the church; make time for more personal prayer; attend one or two weekday Holy Masses per week; give special financial alms; forgive offenses; make apologies for wrongs and make a good Sacramental Confession.
Your may also have some ideas for penances and acts of Charity. Let us make this an Advent that truly prepares our hearts for our good Lord at Christmas!
In Christ through Mary, Fr. Kasel

CHURCH OF ST. Michael FAITH FORMATION

December 1

The next Faith Formation class/session will be on Wednesday, December 1, at the Church of St. Michael, Pine Island.
Below is the schedule:
6:00-6:30pm - Meal
6:35-7:25pm - Children Class/Parent & Adult Session
7:30-7:45pm - Church for Adoration At 7:30pm all students, parents and teachers gather in the Church for Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and Benediction.

CHURCH OF ST. PAUL FAITH FORMATION

December 1

The next Faith Formation class/session will be on Wednesday,
December 1, at the Church of St. Michael, Pine Island.
Below is the schedule:
6:00-6:30pm - Meal
6:35-7:25pm - Children Class/Parent & Adult Session
7:30-7:45pm - Church for Adoration
At 7:30pm all students, parents and teachers gather in the
Church for Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament & Benediction.

Catholic Services Appeal 2021

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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 www.GiveCSAF.org to donate today!

Cemetery Collection

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There will be a second collection November 20-21 to provide for the upkeep of the St. Michael Cemetery. Please be generous in remembering our beloved departed in prayer and alms.

Christmas Flowers

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This year we will again be collecting Christmas Flower offerings for the purchase of poinsettias for the Christmas Season. You will find a Christmas Flower envelope in your packet. The suggested donation is $13. Please put your envelope in the collection basket by Sunday, December 12. If you miss this deadline, please drop off donation at the Church office by Dec. 15. Thank you and God bless you!

Christmas Sharing Collection

Collection ends December 5

We will again be collecting items for those in our community that are need this Christmas - through the Community Connections Event. This is the same collection as in the past, however no need to pick an ornament from the tree. Choose whatever requested item you wish and return to the vestibule or church office by December 5. Items requested are: Household products such as paper products, laundry deter-gent, soap, shampoo, toothpaste. Gift cards are also welcome. You could donate either local cards, or Target, or Walmart - preferably $20 increments so that all are the same value. Thank you for your generosity in sharing God’s gifts with those in need. Please contact Maggie Eggerichs at 507-951-2316 with questions

Church of St. Paul Men's Club Pancake Breakfast

December 5

Pancake Breakfast and the St. Paul CCW Annual Bake Sale ***Sunday, December 5, 2021 at 8:00am-12:30pm
Free-will offering. Plan now to attend

Congratulations to...

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James & Minji Lee on the baptism of their daughters, Miranda Sumin Lee, Samantha Jeongmin Lee, and Alice Jimin Lee, on October 10, 2021.

Cuppa Joe: 10 Talks on the 10 Wonders of Saint Joseph

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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.

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 practices. 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 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 peri-odically 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

Have you invited someone to become Catholic
recently?

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If you know someone who would like to become Catholic, please contact Father Kasel at Church of St Michael 507-356-4280 or Church of St Paul 507-732-5324. Let us pray for those souls God is calling to join us in our Catholic Church!

Have you invited someone to become Catholic recently?

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If you know someone who would like to become Catholic, please contact Father Kasel at Church of St Michael 507-356-4280 or Church of St Paul 507-732-5324. Let us pray for those souls God is calling to join us in our Catholic Church!

Holiday Tea

December 4

O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
Saturday, December 4, 2021 at the Church of St. Michael, Pine Island

Holy Hour for Women

November 28

The next Holy Hour for Women will be Sunday, November 28, at 6:00pm at Church of St. Michael, PI. All women invited!