Dear Parishioners, Join us stating Monday, February 15th, as we begin a 33-day preparation for the Consecration to St. Joseph at 6:30pm at the Church of St. Michael, Pine Island. The consecration Holy Mass will be on March 19, 2021.
ACCW Leadership Day Via Zoom Saturday, March 6, 2021 9am-12noon Leadership, Training & Development Contact the ACCW office to Register before February 24th. There is no cost for this wonderful morning of information from NCCW.
Archdiocesan World Day of the Sick Mass Date: Saturday, February 13 Time: 10-11am Location: Virtual Event, Livestreamed by St. Agnes, St. Paul Please join virtually in the Archdiocesan World Day of the Sick Mass, with Archbishop Hebda as celebrant. Watch online:
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
Give Change...Change Lives. Here we are at another season of Lent! Water bottles are available again to support our Partnership of Kitui with much-needed water. Each time you turn your faucet on to take a drink of water, remember there is a child or persons who may be dying because of lack of water. Please be generous this year as you have been in the past to support this project which assists those in Kitui to build dams, supply water tanks for schools, and help CARITAS Kitui to find the areas of the diocese that are in most need of water. May God bless you during this Lenten Season. Questions regarding the Kitui Partnership may be directed to Parish Office 507-356-4280
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.
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.
“Dear Fr. Kasel: I am writing to thank you, and the people of your Parish, for welcoming and supporting the missionary group that came to your parish recently under the Missionary Cooperation Plan of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. Each year we participate in this face-to-face encounter with the efforts of one missionary organization so that we might personally share in the story of the Good News of Christ being proclaimed in one part of the world. Your effort continues the tradition going back to St. Paul who gathered assistance for the Church in Jerusalem as an act of communion and encouragement within the Body of Christ. May our Missionary God continue to strengthen you in living out your own call to proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ. Peace, Deacon Mickey Friesen, Director” Thank you for your gift of [$2,980.75 Church of St. Michael] and [$607.00 Church of St. Paul] to The Center for Mission for the Missionary Cooperation Plan.