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Sign Up for Mass - Required to Attend
    Welcome back! While we are allowed to celebrate Mass together again, Archdiocese directives, in accordance with the agreement with Governor Walz, require that no more than 25% capacity of the church be utilized hence we are required to limit attendance.   (All Masses...

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The Catholic Marriage Summit
Dear Couples,   Please don't miss this unprecedented event for those who are married, engaged, or discerning marriage!   The Catholic Marriage Summit is FREE, online, and includes some of the most trusted and loved Catholic marriage experts in the world as they go deep in t...

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Limited Return to Public Masses
Dear St Max Parishioners You have no doubt heard that the Archbishop has said we may resume Mass! What an exciting time! Thank you for your patience, flexibility and prayers during this long hiatus. The bishops of Minnesota made it clear that parishes should only return to a limited public celebr...

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Congratulations St. Max School Graduates!
Congratulations to the 6th grade graduates of St. Maximilian Kolbe School. Charlie R. Hunter H. Gloria R. Trais T. Charles K.         Olin N. These students worked diligently to complete their final weeks through distance learning.  This class of students has been...

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Novena to the Holy Spirit: May 22-May 30
The 9 day Novena to the Holy Spirit for the Seven Gifts begins... ...this Friday, May 22nd and ends on the Vigil of Pentecost, Saturday May 30th.  The novena in honor of the Holy Spirit is the oldest of all novenas.  It was first made at the direction of Our Lord Himself when He...

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Parish Office CLOSED Monday, May 25th
The Parish Office will be closed in honor of Memorial Day on Monday, May 25th. The office will reopen on Tuesday, May 26th at 9:00 AM Have a blessed, safe weekend!

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Troop 273 Places Temporary Flags in Cemeteries
Thank you to Delano Troop 273 Boy Scouts for placing flags at all veterans' graves in the local cemeteries this week and to American Legion Post #377 who provided most of the flags.   Your service to honor our deceased veterans is kind and appreciated.       &nbs...

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Road Construction Continues

Posted on May 21, 2020 in: General News

Road Construction Continues
Hopefully it won't be too much longer before we can drive on smooth streets and walk on the sidewalk. Until then, if you want to drop your contribution or other mail off at the parish office, you have several options: During normal businses hours*, come to Door 1 (the main p...

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Adoration IS OPEN on Memorial Day
A quick reminder that Eucharistic Adoration will remain open on Monday, May 25 -- Memorial Day -- inside St. Peter's Church. This will be a  good opportunity to pray for the valiant men and women who gave so much to our country!    Please enter through Door 12 off the parkin...

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Are you free for an hour this summer?
Would you like to be part of our Eucharistic Adoration Ministry program? Beginning June 7th, Eucharistic Adoration will shift to starting at 12:00 pm on each Sunday and remain available until 3:00 pm each Friday.  (Currently it is available 24/7.) We are in need of adorers...one per hour&...

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Where is the Can Cart?

Posted on May 18, 2020 in: General News

Where is the Can Cart?
It's back! You may have noticed the can cart missing from Coburn's parking lot the past couple of months.   This cart -- for dispensing of your recyclable aluminum cans -- had been temporarily removed when COVID-19 hit and things got a little too messy to be handling the ca...

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Thank You, Parishioners!

Posted on May 15, 2020 in: General News

Thank You, Parishioners!
Thank you to all who help keep our parish looking beautiful and running smoothly...visibly and invisibly. Those who help with planting of flowers and weeding; those who schedule adorers and take an hour with the Lord; those who wash linens and decorate the churches; those who help with our minist...

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Email Update Switched to Friday Mornings
If you were looking for the e-mail from the parish yesterday, you didn't overlook it....we decided mid-week to switch the delivery day to Friday mornings to coincide more with the upcoming weekend and week ahead.      Be sure to check out our parish website for latest...

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What's Happening Around the Parish
Here are some changes you may have noticed around or inside St. Peter's Church.    As we learn more from the Archdiocese about Phase II of gradually re-opening the churches to public Masses, we will be sure to let you know.    If you ever have a question about what's goin...

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St. Max School is looking ...
...for a few good people to join SAC!   St. Max School Advisory Committee (SAC) is looking for 2 new members to join them for the upcoming year.  If you are 18 years of age or older and a school parent, parishioner, or community member that is interested in the growth and well-bei...

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Handzel Hall Temporarily Closed
Reopen Date Unknown The flooring at Handzel Hall needs to be removed and replaced because the original asbestos manufactured tiles are buckling and/or have become loose creating a potential health risk.  An estimate to repair the flooring has been received, yet due to the current COVID-19 he...

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May 17 - Mass & Blessing for High School Seniors
As was announced last week, the St. Maximillian Kolbe Baccalaureate Mass will be a little different this year.  This Sunday, May 17th, Father Kowalczyk will direct his homily toward the graduating seniors during the online Mass at 10:30 am. Parish Facebook Page Following the Mass, the g...

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Cemetery Decorating Reminders
With Memorial Day approaching May 25, 2020, here are some reminders for those who decorate the graves of their loved ones: Live plantings are not allowed around flat stone memorials No digging is allowed without permission from cemetery personnel Remove all decorations by June 10, 202...

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Outdoor Volunteers Needed

Posted on May 11, 2020 in: General News

Outdoor Volunteers Needed
Volunteers are needed at St. Joseph's Cemetery ....to trim around the gravestones two times per month during May, June, July, August, and September.  Please call Joe Kittok to schedule your times and arrange equipment needs.  763-221-6658. Thank you for helping keep our parish...

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Drop Off Location ~ Door 4 or Door 1
Due to the sidewalk construction... ...in front of the parish office, if you want to drop off your contributions at the office, please feel free to either: a) continuing using the secure mail slot at Door 4; or b) ring the doorbell at Door 1 during normal office hours and hand it to us. ...

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Virtual Catholic Love Life Conference
Free Registration is Now Open! Join thousands of Catholics seeking the secrets to an amazing Catholic LoveLife. With all of the empty promises that the world offers about love, sex, and marriage we can be left wondering if real love is even possible. It's time we retur...

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Important - Weekend of May 8-10 Adoration
Adoration continues except on...   Adoration will continue in St. Peter's Church 24/7 until further notice and unless a special situation arises, such as this one:      On FRIDAY this week, May 8, adoration will BE CLOSED from 10 am - 1 pm for a private funeral ...

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Spirituality Tap In

Posted on May 06, 2020 in: Upcoming Events

Spirituality Tap In
Virtual Spirituality Tap-In, Tuesday, May 12th at 7:00 pm. Title: Beer, Friendship and Communion Those interested can stop by Lupine to pick up some beer to go from 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm on Tuesday May 12th.    The first 25 to register will receive a free crowler, and everyone else...

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National Day of Prayer ~ May 7
The History of The National Day of Prayer On April 17, 1952, President Harry Truman signed legislation establishing the National Day of Prayer in law in the United States. In 1988, President Ronald Reagan amended the law, designating that the National Day of Prayer should fall on the first Thursd...

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High School Graduates!  Who are you?
High School Graduates May 17th was originally planned as a Baccalaureate Mass for our high school seniors.  While we cannot gather together this year, we still invite all high school seniors and their families to join us online for our 10:30 am Mass on May 17th to celebrate.   Pari...

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Our Lady of Fatima ~ May 13th
In 2018 I had the pleasure of visiting Fatima, Portugal with my son, Adam.   While our time there was limited, we were able to experience the beauty and holiness of the grounds, and kneeling next to each other in prayer at the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary was moving and beyond w...

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Seen flowers at the Holy Family statue?
If you've driven or walked by St. Joseph's Church this week, you may have noticed more flowers than normal around the Holy Family Statue at St. Joseph's Church. Since it is a Catholic tradition to honor Mary, our Mother, during the month of May by placing on her statue a crown of flow...

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Mother's Day is May 10th

Posted on May 06, 2020 in: General News

Mother's Day is May 10th
Happy Mother's Day Wishing all mothers a blessed day on May 10th...and always! In tribute to mothers, here's a writing by Cardinal Joszef Mindszenty from his book, Mother   "The most important person on earth is a mother. She cannot claim the honor of having built Notre...

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May Crowning Variation

Posted on May 01, 2020 in: Upcoming Events

May Crowning Variation
Mary pray for us.  St Joseph protect us. It is a Catholic tradition to honor Mary, our Mother, during the month of May by placing on her statue a crown of flowers.  Normally done as a devotional ceremony, it honors the Blessed Mother of Jesus and give thanks to her for bringing our...

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