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Bishop Kettler's Letter on Diocesan Planning and Area Catholic Communities

Posted by Jim Thorp

Bishop Donald Kettler and the Diocese of St. Cloud have released a letter (in English and en español) regarding diocesan planning and Area Catholic Communities, a new collaborative approach for all parishes in the St. Cloud diocese. Both versions of the letter are available for review and printing at ... Read More »

Lenten Series on the Holy Land with Seminarian Tom Skaja (in English and Español)

Posted by Jim Thorp

Friends, in January, I had the wonderful opportunity of visiting the Holy Land with my brother seminarians. It was a great experience, and a trip I will never forget. For me, the most moving part of this experience was being able to follow the Lord’s footsteps in his final ... Read More »

Readings and Homilies for February 23-24, 2019 (English and Español)

Posted by Jim Thorp

On the weekend of February 23-24, 2019, we heard the seemingly impossible commandment of Jesus to love our enemies. Fr. Newton uses the first reading's account of David sparing the life of Saul to remind us that it is not for us to dispense God's divine justice. For Jesus, ... Read More »

Readings and Homilies for February 16-17, 2019 (English and Español)

Posted by Jim Thorp

On the weekend of February 9-10, 2019, we heard St. Luke's account of the Sermon on the Mount, in which Jesus re-frames God's Law in the Beatitudes. At the English-speaking Masses, parishioners listened to Bishop Kettler's  message regarding the Bishop's Annual Appeal; if you missed it, the video version is below. Spanish-speaking ... Read More »

Join Us for Quilt Bingo This Sunday!

Posted by Jim Thorp

Saint Andrew Quilts and Crafts are hosting their second annual Quilt Bingo this Sunday, February 24, at the Saint Andrew Catholic Church and School Gymnasium. Enter Door C and follow signs to the Gym. Doors open and limited quantities of bag lunches available at noon; Bingo starts at 1:00 ... Read More »

Readings and Homilies for February 9-10, 2019 (English and Español)

Posted by Jim Thorp

On the weekend of February 9-10, 2019, we heard humbling first-person accounts of the call of the prophet Isaiah and the apostle Paul, as well the gospel account of Jesus calling the fishermen Peter, James and John. All three readings include the realization among those called that they are ... Read More »

Readings and Homilies for February 2-3, 2019 (English and Español)

Posted by Jim Thorp

On the weekend of February 2-3, 2019, we hear the continuation of Luke's gospel account of Jesus' reception, then rejection, in His hometown of Nazareth. In the end, those who knew Him only as the carpenter's son were so infuriated by Him that they wanted to through him off a nearby cliff. (See ... Read More »

Readings and Homilies for January 26-27, 2019 (English and Español)

Posted by Jim Thorp

On the weekend of January 26-27, we hear the account from Luke's gospel of Jesus going to the synagogue in His hometown of Nazareth and proclaiming Isaiah's prophesy fulfilled...by Him!

In Fr. Mark's homily, he emphasized the great gift of the Word of God, which, when believed, has the power ... Read More »

Readings and Homilies for January 19-20, 2019 (English and Español)

Posted by Jim Thorp

On the weekend of January 19-20, we marked Jesus' first miracle, turning water into wine at the wedding at Cana. In their homilies, both Fr. Newton and Fr. Mark talk about the importance of marriage throughout sacred Scripture as a metaphor for God's love for His people. Fr. Newton also tied ... Read More »

Attention, Men: Exodus 90 Meeting Tonight!

Posted by Jim Thorp

Attention, Men! Interested in preparing for Lent and Easter in a big way this year? Come and learn about Exodus 90! Join Keith Bistodeau in the lower level of the Parish Office TONIGHT at 7:30 PM if you are interested in hearing more.