News & Events

CATHOLIC VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

August 9-13

Save the Dates! – CATHOLIC VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
AUGUST 9-13, 2021 8:30am-12:00noon at the Church of St. Michael, Pine Island

Catholic Services Appeal 2021

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!

Catholic Vacation Bible School

August 9-13

8:30am-12:00noon
at the Church of St. Michael, Pine Island

Church of St. Michael Fall Festival!

September 18/19

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, outside concessions, farmers mar-ket, 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. 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.

Come, Holy Spirit!

Congratulations to the students of our parish who received the Sacrament of Confirmation on May 1 at the Church of St. Michael:
Ohanna Bostrom Theresa Charron
Lyric Fuller Ashley Galvin
John Paul Lorentz Hannah Schollmeier
Reighley Sorum Ethan Weis
Sara Wellik
May God bless you!

Congratulations

Congratulations to Camila Francois, who received Jesus for the first time in the Holy Eucharist on May 21 at the Church of St.
Michael!

Congratulations

Congratulations to the 2021 High School Graduates:
Alexander Bestgen
Peter Bruss
Nicholas Colaiano
Logan Fohrman
Justin Henschel
Tanner Horton
Randall Hubka
Jason Kaiya
Michael Lorentz
Graham Majerus
Jack Swanson
Thomas York
Please join us after the 10:30am Holy Mass on June 13 for a reception to honor the graduates and celebrate God’s blessings in their lives. Best wishes for the future!

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.

Donation Envelopes

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!

Farewell Reception

June 27

occasion of his leaving the Church of St. Paul, as a thank-you for his wonderful service. Coffee, juice, treats, and a light meal will be served.

GO TO JOSEPH

June 13

GO TO JOSEPH: A Biblical Reflection for the Year of
St. JOSEPH on Sunday, June 13th, an On-line presentation Pre-Class Discussion: 5:30pm Lecture: 6:00pm
Holy Mother Church directs us to go to St. Joseph in a special way now, perhaps more than ever. In him we find exemplified those precious realities at the heart of human happiness for all of us: fatherhood and authority. With the help of grace and God’s Word, we can rediscover the truth of these incomparable gifts and experience their power in our lives today. Registration (required) is FREE. Sign up at https://instituteofcatholicculture.org/events/go-to-joseph

Go to Joseph

June 13

A Biblical Reflection for the Year of
St. JOSEPH on Sunday, June 13th, an On-line presentation Pre-Class Discussion: 6:30 PM EST, Lecture: 7:00 PM EST Holy Mother Church directs us to go to St. Joseph in a special way now, perhaps more than ever. In him we find exemplified those precious realities at the heart of human happiness for all of us: fatherhood and authority. With the help of grace and God’s Word, we can rediscover the truth of these incomparable gifts and experience their power in our lives today. Registration (required) is FREE. Sign up at
https://instituteofcatholicculture.org/events/go-to-joseph

Help for the imprisoned

A collection of clothing items is being organized for a male resident (Dale) of the Red Wing Correctional Facility, who will need
clothing items upon his release. There are specific items needed
and they do NOT need to be new. Please call or text Maggie Eggerichs
at 507-951-2316 if you would like to donate or have questions.
Items should be collected by June 27. Thank you for your
generosity and please pray for him.
Items Needed:
Jeans—Size 34x34
Fall/ spring Jacket 2 XL
Work boots size 11
T shirts XL. ( likes colors blue black, maroon) Dress shirt 16.5 long
Sweatshirts XL Boxer shorts L Baseball cap

Holy Hour for Men

June 13

Holy Hour for Men will be Sunday, June 13, at 6:30pm at the Church of St. Michael, Pine Island. All men are invited!

Join the Archdiocesan Synod Journey this Fall

How can we as members of the Body of Christ in the Church better pass-on our beautiful Catholic Faith - whether in our homes or in the broader world? The Archdiocesan Synod kicks into high gear this coming fall! Your input is needed to help Archbishop Hebda chart the course for our local Church. We will be forming small groups in order to discuss and give feedback on priorities within each Synod focus area. More details will come this summer! See more about the Synod focus areas at archspm.org/synod.

LOST ITEM!

One of our parishioners has lost a reliquary Cross containing relics of St. Paul of the Cross and St. Maria Goretti. If you have found it, please return it to the parish office or call 507-356-4280. Thank you!

Natural Family Planning (NFP)

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, visit www.archspm.org/family or call 651-291-4489.

Pine Island Food Shelf

The items requested for June: Cereals

Rachel’s Vineyard Retreats

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: https://rvineyardmn.org/about-the-retreat/register/
If you wish to register by mail, print a registration form: http://rvineyardmn.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/RegForm2021.pdf

Rochester Rosary Rallies

The Sunday Rosary Rallies for our country, conversion, and peace will resume Sunday, April 18 at 3pm near the Rochester Government Center at the corner of 4th St. SE and 3rd Ave. SE.