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Readings and Homilies for March 30-31, 2019 (English and Español)

Posted by Jim Thorp

On the weekend of March 30-31, 2019, the Fourth Sunday of Lent, we heard Jesus' retelling of the story of the prodigal son, emphasizing to His listeners the mercy and love of the forgiving father. This is Fr. Newton's favorite Bible passage, and his homily expresses great joy in this ... Read More »

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

Posted by Jim Thorp

On the weekend of March 23-24, 2019, the Third Sunday of Lent, we heard the stories of Moses and the burning bush and Jesus' parable of the fig tree that bore no fruit, with an excerpt from St. Paul's first letter to the Corinthians warning us against pride and ... Read More »

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

Posted by Jim Thorp

On the weekend of March 16-17, 2019, we heard the readings for the Second Sunday of Lent, in which Jesus ascends the mountain with Peter, James and John and is transfigured before them, appearing with Moses and Elijah. Fr. Newton's homily focuses on the theme of transformation: the pagan ... Read More »

Prayer from the Heart: Fr. Mark's Catechetical Institute Formation Talks

Posted by Jim Thorp

On Saturday, March 9, the Catechetical Institute's Class of Padre Pio - Elk River gathered for morning Mass and a Formation Session led by our very own Father Mark Innocenti. The topic was "Prayer from the Heart," and Father shared several thought-provoking perspectives from the saints and others on the ... Read More »

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

Posted by Jim Thorp

On the weekend of March 9-10, 2019, we heard the readings for the First Sunday of Lent, in which Jesus goes into the the desert to fast and pray for 40 days and is tempted by Satan. In Fr. Mark's homily, he draws our attention to the fact that ... Read More »

ABLAZE: Ecclesia Domestica Men's Retreat

Posted by Jim Thorp

Don't miss the 2019 Ecclesia Domestica Men's Retreat, ABLAZE! When: March 29-31, 2019; retreat starts Friday at 9:00 AM and ends Sunday at noon Where: TEC Center, Belle Prairie, MN Cost: Early-bird registrations: $195; after March 10: $225.00

Call Kevin at 763-807-1721 for more information, or register online at ecclesiadomestica.net.

Readings and Homilies for March 2-3, 2019 (English and Español) - Safe Haven Sunday

Posted by Jim Thorp

On the weekend of March 2-3, 2019, we celebrated the Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time, in which Jesus challenges us to address our own sins before looking to the sins of others. Providentially, it was also Safe Haven Sunday, in which the Diocese of St. Cloud asked parishes to talk ... Read More »

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 »