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10 years of Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at the Church of St Paul

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Thank you to our Good Lord and to the Adorers for the 10 years of the Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at the Church of St. Paul! So many answered prayers, blessings, and graces were received through approximately 4,100 hours of Adoration during these 10 years. We are looking for more Adorers! Please contact the parish office at 507-732-5324 or stpauls@hcinet.net if you are interested in signing up to spend one hour a week with Our Lord.

Activity packets for children at St. Paul

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Dear Parents: There are activity packets and books for young children to use during Holy Mass in the Church entry. If helpful, you are welcome to use them.
Be sure to take the packet along home to display and enjoy!

Altar Flower Donations Update

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Thank you to all who have given donations for Christmas and Easter altar flowers! Your gifts have helped us to beautify the Church of St. Michael for the Sacred Solemnities.
Due to your generous and prayerful donations for flowers, the amount collected has exceeded the actual cost of the flowers. After consideration of options, I suggest to you that any extra money be used toward the cost of flowers at other times of the Liturgical year and improvements in the sanctuary and nave of the church (such as the carpet and pew projects). If any past do-nors have objections to this, please contact me or the parish staff. God bless you! Fr. Kasel

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!

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!

Catholic Daughters Meeting

January 23

Catholic Daughters Court St. Mary Peter #1864 will meet Monday, January 23, 6:30 pm at Church of St. Paul in Zumbrota. We will begin with a light meal, followed by our meeting. If you would like to learn about Catholic Daughters, call Linda Kazmierczak 612-759-6399 for more information.

Church of St. Michael Faith Formation

February 1

The next Faith Formation class/session will be Wednesday, February 1, 2023, at the Church of St. Michael.
Topic for February: The Virtue of Trustworthiness
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

February 1

The next Faith Formation class/session will be Wednesday, February 1, 2023, at the Church of St. Michael. Topic for February: The Virtue of Trustworthiness
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 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

Congratulations to

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Ruben & Jessica Mars on the baptism of their daughter Sanne Elizabeth Mars on December 15, 2022.
Christopher & Molly Slater on the baptism of their daughter Lucy Lynn Slater on December 29, 2022.
Santiago & Carolyn Ocariz on the baptism of their daughter Esther Joan Ocariz on December 30, 2022.

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!

Holy Hour for Women

January 22

The next Holy Hour for Women will be on Sunday, January 22, at 6:00pm at the Church of St. Michael, Pine Island. Fr. Kasel will give a talk on the practice and spiritual benefit of praying the Holy Name of Jesus. All women are invited!

Institute of Catholic Culture Lecture: CATHOLIC POLITICAL THOUGHT 101: Foundations and Principles

January 26

Institute of Catholic Culture Lecture: by: Chad Pecknold, Ph.D. CATHOLIC POLITICAL THOUGHT 101: Foundations and Principles
In this course, we will examine the history of Catholic Christianity in relation to the nature of political order, especially in the first fifteen centuries of Christendom, placing a strong emphasis on the teaching of popes, councils, and doctores ecclesiae. We will pay careful attention to the relation of religio and ordo, the relation-ship between temporal and spiritual power, and the mediating ecclesial bonds which unite the common good to the highest good that is God. Event Details: Thursdays, January 26 - June 15, from 8:00 - 9:15 PM EST, Pre-Class Discussion: 7:30 PM EST, Lecture: 8:00 PM EST. Registration is required at: https://instituteofcatholicculture.org/events/catholic-political-thought-101

Invitation to the join the Knights of Columbus

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The Knights of Columbus offers a free online membership providing Information, Fellowship and Parish Service Opportunities. For online information: https://www.kofc.org/secure/en/join/jointhe- knights.html or see local parish Knights of Columbus members for specific information. Your talents are appreciated and needed!

Join the Archbishop for Dinner!

February 1

Join the Archbishop for Dinner! Miriam Dinner: Wednesday, February 1 , at 6:00-8:00pm at Archdiocesan Catholic Center, 777 Forest Street in St. Paul. Archbishop Bernard Hebda invites Catholic women, ages 16 – 35, who are discerning consecrated life to join him for dinner and conversation. Fr. Louie Floeder, Office of Vocations Assistant Director, will help lead the dinner program that will include consecrated women sharingtheir vocation testimonies, stories of consecrated life and discernment tips. It is typical for women discerners to be accompanied by their pastor, religious sister or youth minister. Online registration before January 28 is required. For more information and to register, see 10000vocations.org.

Knights of Columbus Chili Feed

January 29

The Knights of Columbus Chili Feed is scheduled for January 29, 2023, after the 10:30am Holy Mass at St. Michael. This will be a Best Chili Cook-off Contest! All are invited to bring their best chili for others to try. The judging will be similar to last year. Each pot of chili will be given a number and people will respond with the one they like best. We will have a prize for the winning chili!

Little Flowers Girls Club!

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Mothers and Daughters are invited to join the Little Flowers Girls Club! Little Flowers is a national Catholic girls organization where girls ages 5-13 are taught how to live virtuous lives by emulating the lives of saints. We meet monthly on the 2nd Thursday of the month at the Church of St. Michael in Pine Island. Girls have lessons, do crafts or learn hospitality skills, and have social time. If you think Little Flowers might be a fit for your daughter or for more information, please email authenticcatholicgirls@gmail.com or contact Ally Drees. Little Flowers Girls Club - Growing Holier One Virtue at a Time!

MCCL March for Life

January 22

Please join the annual MCCL March for Life at the Cathedr al and State Capitol on Sunday, January 22, at 2:00pm. Please come and join thousands of others to show lawmakers the need to protect the lives of unborn children. A bus will be leaving from Rochester around noon and returning to Rochester by 4:30pm. The bus will stop at Zumbrota. Please call Linda McGuire to reserve a seat at 507-259- 4035.

Natural Family Planning (NFP) Classes

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Natural Family Planning (NFP) Classes teach couples the Church approved methods on how to achieve or postpone pregnancy while remaining in God’s Will for the gift of sexuality. For a complete list of classes offered throughout the Archdiocese, vis-it https://www. archspm.org/marriage/natural-family-planning-nfp/ or call 651-291-4489

Operation Andrew Dinner

February 7

Operation Andrew Dinner: Tuesday, February 7, 6 -8 pm at Archdiocesan Catholic Center, 777 Forest Street in St. Paul. Archbishop Bernard A. Hebda, Fr. David Blume, Director of Vocations and Fr. Louie Floeder, Assistant Director of Vocations, invite Catholic men, ages 16 and older, who are discerning their vocations, to join them for dinner and conversation about priesthood and religious life. It is typical for guests to invite their pastor, religious brother or youth minister to meet them at the Andrew Dinner. Online registration before February 3 is requested. For more information and to register, see 10000vocations.org.

“The Lord continues to call by name, just as He once called the Apostles on the shores of the Sea of Galilee.”Pope Benedict VI

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