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Elevator is Working

Posted on December 31, 2020 in: General News

Elevator is Working
Just in case we missed posting it in an e-mail, the elevator (and the sound system) at St Peter's Church is working!  

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NO 1st Saturday Mass this month

Posted on December 31, 2020 in: General News

NO 1st Saturday Mass this month
First Saturday Mass for January 2nd has been cancelled; Father K is not feeling the best so we decided to take precautions and cancel that morning Mass.    We look forward to our next Mass in the Extraordinary Form on Saturday, February 6th. Mary, Queen of Peace, pray for us. &nbs...

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Parish Office Closed on...

Posted on December 24, 2020 in: General News

Parish Office Closed on...
The Parish Office will be closed on January 1st.   We will be back in the office on Tuesday, January 5th! If you have a pastoral emergency (i.e., for a death or for last rites annointing for imminent death), please call the office at 763-972-2077 and follow the instructional prompt...

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Tuesday Dec 29 - NO Mass or Confession
Father K is taking a break following the Christmas and weekend Masses and will be out of the office on Tuesday, December 29th, hence we will not have a public Mass or confessions that day.   The Mass intention for that day will still be offered in Father K's private Mass. Thank you!...

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1st Saturday Rosary & Mass - January 2nd
Join us January 2nd for some beautiful time of prayer: . Rosary in Latin ~ 8:30 AM . Mass in the Extraordinary Form ~ 9:00 AM . Confessions ~ 10:00 AM Saturday, January 2 on the campus of St. Peter's.  Booklets will be provided in the church for those wanting to follow a...

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Confession Hours before Christmas

Posted on December 16, 2020 in: General News

Confession Hours before Christmas
Father K will be hearing confessions inside the Holy Family Room on the campus of St. Peter's. Come receive the sacrament of mercy and welcome Jesus with a clean heart. 

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Prayers for COVID-19 Patients

Posted on December 11, 2020 in: General News

Prayers for COVID-19 Patients
Parishioners across the Archdiocese are invited to prayerfully support those who are suffering most intensely, usually in sterile isolation, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Text: archspm-anointing to 55321 or sign up to receive a text each time a COVID-19 Anointing Corps...

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Unborn/Miscarriage Ministry

Posted on December 11, 2020 in: General News

 Unborn/Miscarriage Ministry
St Max is here to offer Spiritual and Physical Works for any parent experiencing the loss of a holy innocent through miscarriage. We offer  guidance and the resources to help assist with any concerns which may include: navigating both inside and outside of a medical facility ...

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Online Giving ~ tutorial

Posted on December 11, 2020 in: General News

Online Giving  ~ tutorial
  Online giving is an easy way to make a donation to the parish -- as a one-time donation or a recurring donation.    We know that setting things up online can sometimes be confusing, so here's a short instructional video on how to make a gift to the parish: htt...

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Due to the busyness of December AND the social distancing in place, the Knights of Columbus will NOT be meeting this month. Stay well and stay joyful!   We are Catholic men building a bridge back to faith. There is much good and necessary work to be done in this world, and that's what Knights do every day.  

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Adoration Schedule During Christmas

Posted on December 09, 2020 in: General News

Adoration Schedule During Christmas
Normally Eucharistic Adoration would continue throughout the Christmas holy days and season.  Since we adore in St. Peter's Church and there are extra Masses Christmas Eve and no Mass on Saturday December 26th, we have decided to end adoration at 2:00 PM Christmas Eve, Thursday Decemb...

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December 8 ~ Immaculate Conception
Join us Tuesday, December 8th for the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary ~ Confessions:  4:30 - 5:30 pm ~ Mass: 5:30 pm on the campus of St. Peter's, and livestreamed on our Facebook page   Hail Mary, Full of Grace

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EF Mass December 12 ~ Our Lady of Guadalupe
  Join us on Saturday, December 12th as we celebrate the Solemnity of Our Lady of Guadalupe ~ Rosary in Latin at 9:30 AM ~ Mass in the Extraordinary Form at 10:00 AM ~ Confessions at 11:00 AM St. Peter's Campus

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Women's Advent Morning of Reflection
Full of Grace! Prepare your heart to be transformed this Advent! Ladies, are you in need of filling your spiritual cup? Are you open to God’s grace to grow your relationship with your spouse or children or anyone around you?   Receive the gift of grace with the Lord...

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Exodus 90

Posted on December 02, 2020 in: From the Pastor

Exodus 90
The Church of St. Max Kolbe invites all men seeking authentic freedom to join their brothers in Christ for Exodus 90, which will kick off on January 4th. Exodus 90 is a 90-day spiritual exercise that gives Catholic men a clear path for the journey to freedom through prayer, asceticism and support. M...

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Christmas Mass Seating Update

Posted on November 26, 2020 in: Upcoming Events

Christmas Mass Seating Update
Christmas Mass Update As of December 18th:  Three pews remain inside the church for seating at the 9:00 AM Christmas Day Mass Seating inside the church for the 11:00 AM Christmas Day Mass is still available Please Sign Up if you want a seat in...

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Select Your Pew for Christmas

Posted on November 26, 2020 in: General News

Select Your Pew for Christmas
Would you like to be able to pick where in the church to sit at a Christmas Mass?   Perhaps come just 5-10 minutes before Mass starts and walk right to a pew reserved for you, rather than arrive 30+minutes beforehand (with maybe even young ones in tow who don't have the patienc...

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Handy Man Day-1st Saturday of the Month
Gentlemen, Our parish is in need of your great handyman skills but this is more than just fixing this and fixing that. This is about fellowship and using your unique talents in service to Christ and His Church. This Church was built by its parishioners and we as parishioners should take pride in ...

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Troops of St. George

Posted on November 25, 2020 in: From the Pastor

Troops of St. George
We are in the process of starting a chapter, here at St. Max, of Troops of St. George. To do this we need a minimum of 6 father's and 6 son's ages 6-18 to begin our charter. The Troops of St. George is Catholic Scouting.  ABOUT THE TROOPS OF SAINT GEORGE The Troops of Saint ...

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Watch us LIVE...10:00 am on FRIDAY
Raffle Winners to Be Announced   LIVE on our Facebook page at 10:00 AM on Friday... like right NOW if you're seeing this email at 10 am on Friday, November 20th! Click HERE!   And if you missed it live, you can still click there and see the recording!   &nbs...

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No Daily Mass on Friday, Nov 27

Posted on November 19, 2020 in: General News

No Daily Mass on Friday, Nov 27
The parish offices will be closed on Thursday & Friday, November 26 and 27. On Thursday (Thanksgiving Day), Mass will be offered at 9:30 am in St. Peter's Church On Friday, there will be no public Mass;  the intention for that day will be said by Father K in his private Mas...

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Catholic Kids Advent Activity Book

Posted on November 19, 2020 in: General News

Catholic Kids Advent Activity Book
Here's a cute 9-page coloring activity book for children this Advent season. Catholic Activity Book Download the PDF and print at home, or if you would like to pick one up from the parish office, just send me an e-mail at office@delanocatholic.com and I'll make one for you. Happy Ad...

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Mothers with Young Children

Posted on November 19, 2020 in: Upcoming Events

Mothers with Young Children
Join a group of Mothers with Young Children and meet other awesome moms like yourself! Groups forming for January and they CAN be done virtually! See flyer for more information or contact Christy at 651-226-1612 or Barb at 763-972-6843. Don't go it alone -- get the support and camarader...

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Coming Nov 29 - Extended Adoration Hours
Beginning Sunday November 29th, St. Peter's Church will be open for Eucharistic Adoration from Sundays at noon until Saturdays before the 5:00 PM Vigil Mass. During daily Masses, the Blessed Sacrament will be reposed at the start of Mass and then exposed again following Mass. If there is...

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Adoration - Is it Calling You?

Posted on November 18, 2020 in: General News

Adoration - Is it Calling You?
Beginning SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 29, we will extend our hours of adoration as we begin waiting for the Lord in the season of Advent. Many parishioners have stepped forward to take an hour with the Lord - thank you! We are still in need of a couple adorers for the following times; please prayerf...

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Purity Project

Posted on November 18, 2020 in: From the Pastor

Purity Project
The Purity Project We want to introduce you to an initiative here at St. Max called the Purity Project. We have set up a page with links and a battle plan to help you and our culture wipe out the plague of pornography. It is destroying our families. We cannot put our head in the sand on this topi...

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You Can Donate from Your IRA

Posted on November 13, 2020 in: General News

You Can Donate from Your IRA
You can donate directly from your IRA to The Church of St Maximilian Kolbe and support our parish this Christmas. Donate directly from your IRA by December 31st Save income tax on your gift If you have any questions, please call Marie Bauman in our office at 763-972-2077 x 226 or email ...

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Thanksgiving Day Mass 9:30 AM

Posted on November 13, 2020 in: Upcoming Events

Thanksgiving Day Mass  9:30 AM
Join us for Mass on Thanksgiving Day at 9:30 AM inside St. Peter's Church.  

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Militia Immaculata-Young Adult Group
This event is open to all those Confirmed to college age and those seeking Confirmation. The run down: 5:30 Mass 6:00 Adoration with reflection and confession offered This will be ongoing and will meet every 3rd Tuesday Takes place on the St. Peter Campus

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Unbound - Archdiocesan Prayer Ministry
Are you feeling heavy, weighed down with troubles or worries? Do the same heavy thoughts, fears or feelings keep returning? We are fortunate our Archdiocese has prayer teams trained in a ministry formed on the Unbound model of prayer. This prayer is a form of healing and deliverance, and is...

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Raffle Tickets - RETURN BY NOV 18

Posted on November 06, 2020 in: General News

Raffle Tickets - RETURN BY NOV 18
Raffle Drawing is Approaching!   We have some great cash prizes and your efforts in selling tickets help support our awesome parish.   If you need more tickets, please contact Ted May at 763-972-6213. Please return your ticket stubs and money (or unsold tickets) by Wedn...

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Silent Auction ~ Musical with Father K
Holy Spririt Academy is hosting their Harvest Banquet 2020 online with some fun and interesting silent auction items! For example.... "Fish Fry with the Fathers"        "Brunch with Bishop Cozzens"    Chauffeured Limo Ride to Sovereign Estate...

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Holy Water Dispenser

Posted on November 05, 2020 in: General News

Holy Water Dispenser
Are you missing blessing yourself with holy water? Under COVID restrictions, the Archdiocese has stated we are not allowed to have holy water fonts in the churches.  However, you still can get holy water if you want it!  How? Our stainless-steel holy water canister inside St. Pete...

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Memorial Candles

Posted on November 05, 2020 in: General News

Memorial Candles
We had a beautiful Mass for the Commemoration of the Faithful Departed on November 2nd.  The names of parishioners who died in 2020 are listed on scrolls inside St. Peter's church, and the Book of the Dead and blessed memorial candles will remain available throughout the month of No...

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Moving?

Posted on November 04, 2020 in: General News

Moving?
If you're moving across town, or if you plan to vacate Minnesota for the snowy season... ...and have an address change, please let the parish office know.    Having a current mailing address on file will ensure you get mailed notices timely and will save the parish money by ...

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Reading the Bible with New Eyes

Posted on November 03, 2020 in: General News

Reading the Bible with New Eyes
Reading the Bible with New Eyes There is always a hunger for more Bible resources. Chances are you know several people who are already eyeing their new year's resolutions and thinking, "2021 is the year I'll read the Bible cover to cover!" If you're looking to refresh you...

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Do you miss volunteering in our parish?
While COVID has caused us these past several months to temporarily eliminate or reduce gatherings we can host at our parish and curb the number of volunteers that can assist in different ministries, we are starting to slowly and cautiously expand some activities. If you miss volunteering either a...

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Do you like snow? Helper Needed

Posted on October 30, 2020 in: General News

Do you like snow?  Helper Needed
If you are interested in helping out (and learning what equipment we have), please call us at the parish office.  Thank you! Catherine: 763-972-2077 x 221    office@delanocatholic.com

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Handyman/woman?  1 Saturday per Month
If you are interested in helping out or learning more about what is needed, please contact us at the parish office.  Thank you! Parish Office: 763-972-2077 x 221   office@delanocatholic.com

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St. Max Winter Coat and Sock Drive
SAINT MAX WINTER COAT & SOCK DRIVE Donate gently used (or new) adult sized winter coats or pairs of socks to the 7,000 homeless people in the Metro Area during the COLD, Winter months Collection Dates: November 21-22 November 28-29 After all Masses   GOAL: 250 coats and 1,000...

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All Soul's Day Mass - November 2nd
A Requiem Mass in the Extraordinary Form will be said on Monday, November 2nd at 7:00 pm at St Peter's Church.

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Watching Mass from home?  Our story.
Dear St. Max Parishioners, Just a note of encouragement from a fellow parishioner. Has it been a while since you attended church?  It had been a while for me. I asked myself why I hadn’t attended recently during self-introspection.  The fact is, I had become so used to not goin...

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Raffle Tickets - Final Weekend to Pick Up Tickets!
This is the last weekend (Oct 24-25) that you can pick up raffle tickets at St. Peter’s Church.   Starting next week, volunteers will deliver tickets (possibly winning tickets!) to the homes of parishioners who could not pick up their tickets. You will receive a call from ...

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Sign Up for Saturday 10/17 Mass
Reminder that Bishop Cozzens will be here on Saturday, October 17 to install Fr K as Pastor of our parish during the 5:00 pm Mass.   We will LIVE STREAM the Mass on our Facebook page for those at home. If you are planning to come and have not yet reserved a seat, please email office@del...

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Raffle Tickets - PICK THEM UP

Posted on October 16, 2020 in: General News

Raffle Tickets - PICK THEM UP
Our Raffle Ticket PICK UP is underway! Come pick up your tickets ANY TIME Saturday 4 pm through Friday 3 pm in the narthex outside St Martha Hall at our St Peter campus; enter through Door 12 off the back parking lot.   Tickets arranged by last name.     (If you are unabl...

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Financial Update - Month-End 9/30/2020
  Watch for a detailed report to come next month.

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Desired ~ Persons to Help Decorate
Caring for and decorating our beautiful churches takes time and talent. We would love to put together a team of people who'd like to help change out the decorations in the churches.   We have books from people who've decorated in the past filled with ideas, and we know t...

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Online Debate 10/19/20 - How Should a Catholic Vote?
The Argument Club for Women is sponsoring a virtual debate Monday Oct. 19th at 7:30 PM.  "How should a Catholic Vote this November?"   See details in image below.  Free online event.  

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Where Do the Candidates Stand on Life?
If you'd like a short side-by-side comparison of where the U.S. President and U.S. Senate candidates stand on abortion / life, please see the attached article. U.S. President & Senate Candidates Stand

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Parish Name: Will the Real St. Max Please Stand Up?
Will the Real St. Max Please Stand Up?   You may have been noticing some changes to our parish name recently, like our new domain name StMaxKolbeChurch.org, and maybe you are wondering what is going on. Here’s the short version: we aren’t changing anything, we just discovered ...

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Raffle Tickets ~ Kick Off Weekend is Here!
Pick up your tickets this weekend outside St. Martha Hall and win a bonus prize!       The Harvest of Faith Raffle acknowledges our gratitude to God for his generosity in the fields and on the farms, in our hearts and in our homes. The raffle kicks off at weeken...

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Dennis Langen as "The Lunch Lady"

Posted on October 07, 2020 in: General News

Dennis Langen as "The Lunch Lady"
After many years of working dual roles as Custodian and as what the school children fondly call him, "The Lunch Lady", Dennis Langen has decided to partially retire.    While he will no longer be *cleaning our facilities, he will continue part-time doing Food Service (Hot Lunc...

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SATURDAY at 10:00 AM - Let's Clean!
What's the phrase?  Cleanliness is next to godliness? Whistle while you work? Many hands make light work? Wash the pew you sit in? Well, not all may be familiar, but you get the jest!  Our custodial team at St. Max has been doing a good job keeping up with...

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Why is October "Rosary Month"?

Posted on October 01, 2020 in: General News

Why is October "Rosary Month"?
Why is October referred to as the Month of the Rosary?   And where did the rosary come from?   Great questions!  I found interesting answers to both questions in this article at Northwest Catholic.     Some of my takeaways from the article: October 7 ...

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Adoration: Closing Early on....?

Posted on September 18, 2020 in: General News

Adoration: Closing Early on....?
Generally, Eucharistic Adoration is open from noon on Sundays through 3:00 pm on Fridays.    Sometimes we have to close early due to a funeral or other event taking place in the church; in those situations, we will do our best to update our Online Calendar timely so you can see the...

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General Collections for Month-Ended 8/31/2020
  If you have any questions on this information or would like to adjust your giving, please contact Marie Bauman, our bookkeeper, at 763-972-2077 x 226 or at marie@delanocatholic.com.   Thank you for your support; know that it is greatly appreciated.   "Remember thi...

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Why all the names...?

Posted on September 17, 2020 in: General News

Why all the names...?
Ever wonder why Fr Kowalczyk lists "so many" names during the Eucharistic Prayer?  And why are those particular names stated?    In doing my research, I found the short answer to be:  "During the Eucharistic Prayer I, before the consecration, the priest cal...

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Calling All Mothers

Posted on September 16, 2020 in: General News

Calling All Mothers
Mothers Groups forming now at The Church of St. Maximilian Kolbe parish. Join a group with other moms who want to renew and refresh their energy for their family. There is still time to join the Cana Experience.  The first meeting will be Wednesday September 23rd in St. Martha Hall o...

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Delano Honors the Blue

Posted on September 16, 2020 in: Upcoming Events

Delano Honors the Blue
October 6th from 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm All community members are invited to an event at Delano Central Park on Monday, October 6th to show appreciation for law enforcement officials.    There will be an opening prayer led by Deacon Joe Kittok, food, and speakers.  All...

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Knights of Columbus - 9/15 Meeting

Posted on September 11, 2020 in: General News

Knights of Columbus - 9/15 Meeting
Calling All Men Ages 18+ The Knights of Council 4653 will be having their monthly meeting on Tuesday, September 15th at 7:00 pm in St Martha Hall.   All Brother Knights and men interested in learning more about our awesome fraternity are welcome to attend. KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS&nb...

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September 19 - Vineyard Mass & Dinner
Our neighboring pastor and parish to the south, Fr Peter Hughes with St. Boniface, has invited us to an event:     Saturday Sept 19, 2020 at 4 PM the parish of St Boniface in St Bonifacius MN is hosting a Mass in the vineyards at Sovereign Estate Winery, followed by a H...

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Confessions in Holy Family Room

Posted on September 09, 2020 in: General News

Confessions in Holy Family Room
Confessions will be heard in the Holy Family Room of St. Peter's Church, 30 minutes prior to weekday Masses on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, and 1 hour prior to the Saturday Anticipatory Mass.  Signs are posted inside the church directing you were to wait if the room is occupied.&nbs...

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Ride for a Reason Marathon!  TOMORROW!!
TOMORROW IS THE EVENT!    If you haven't already, please consider making a pledge or asking a student to pray for you!  Prayers are powerful and this marathon is the school's primary fundraiser.   See the letter below, and here's the live link: Ri...

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No-Cost Meals for Seniors

Posted on September 04, 2020 in: General News

No-Cost Meals for Seniors
Wright County Community Action and Catholic Charities have partnered with Nourishing Hope to provide and distribute nutritious made-from-scratch meals to seniors (age 60+) who live in Wright County or Hennepin County. If you have a loved one in your life that is aging and needs help wit...

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Contribution Envelopes?

Posted on August 28, 2020 in: General News

Contribution Envelopes?
Has it been a while since you used your Sunday contribution envelopes?  Have you switched to online giving?   Have you had an address or name change?  Perhaps you're using the envelopes and they're working well for you as they are -- that's awesome and we appreci...

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Marriage Retreat ~ Buffalo, MN
Keep Your Marriage Healthy & Alive A Marriage Encounter weekend can rekindle the excitement and romance in your relationship and strengthen its bond. This is a private weekend away from life's distractions that allows a husband and wife to focus on each other.  The next ...

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Saturday Mass - Fr David Blume
Father David Blume, Director of Vocations with the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, will be with us this Saturday August 29th for confessions at 4:00 pm in St Martha Hall and Mass at 5:00 pm inside St. Peter's Church.   We are grateful he can be here with us while Fr Kow...

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Coming Soon - RAFFLE!

Posted on August 26, 2020 in: General News

Coming Soon - RAFFLE!
Due to the current pandemic, we will not be having our annual parish Harvest Festival this year; we know this is tradition and it will be missed.  We WILL, however, have our annual RAFFLE and some new exciting changes to it will be announced soon!   Look for a letter to arrive...

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College Bound?

Posted on August 26, 2020 in: General News

College Bound?
College Students Will you be living away from home this Fall while working on your undergrad or technical degree?  Would you like to stay connected to our parish during the school year?   Would you be happy to receive notes of encouragement throughout the year i...

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Tuesday, August 25th - num!

Posted on August 21, 2020 in: General News

Tuesday, August 25th - num!
Tuesday, August 25th is National Banana Split Day!   This may not be the type of announcement you expect to see from our church's website, yet we do like to have fun and it IS an announcement you'll see on our Facebook page this Tuesday. If you haven't signed on to Face...

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Financial Update - Thank You

Posted on August 21, 2020 in: General News

Financial Update - Thank You
Thank you for your continued generosity to our parish!  We recently concluded our fiscal year on June 30, 2020 and we are pleased to report that we exceeded our budget for general collections (Sunday envelopes & electronic withdrawals).  In addition, we exceeded our general collections...

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Do we have your current address..or phone #?
Has it been a while since you've updated your information with our church office?  Any recent change in address?  Phone number?  How about email address change?   Perhaps you've moved or switched parishes and need us to update that information.   Do you thi...

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School Mass - for Students & Staff Only
Beginning Friday, September 11th, daily Mass on Fridays will be at 8:30 AM and until further announced, the Mass will be limited to St. Max Kolbe school students and staff only.    While we would love to have anyone who wanted to attend Friday Mass come, for the safety of our students and ...

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Thank You "Garden Club"

Posted on August 14, 2020 in: General News

Thank You "Garden Club"
Thank you to those volunteers who came out this week to pull and spray some weeds around St Peter's campus -- much appreciated!   Our grounds are looking better and with a little more work -- and the new blacktopped roads SOON to come -- we will once again shine. PS We don't ...

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The Assumption - Mass at 10:00 AM
Saturday, August 15 at 10:00 AM The Assumption is not a holy day of obligation this year as it falls on a weekend. However, Father Kowalczyk will offer Mass for this solemnity on Saturday, August 15 at 10:00 AM on the campus of St. Peter's.  The Mass will be said in the Extr...

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Brown Scapular Enrollment - August 15
“WHOSOEVER DIES IN THIS GARMENT SHALL NOT SUFFER ETERNAL FIRE.” - promise of Our Lady to St. Simon Stock on July 16, 1251   In the year 1251, in the town of Aylesford in England, Our Lady appeared to St. Simon Stock, a Carmelite. She handed him a brown woolen scapular and sai...

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Pray the Rosary - August 15

Posted on August 06, 2020 in: Upcoming Events

Pray the Rosary - August 15
Saturday, August 15th 9:15 AM on the campus of St. Peter's Feast of the Assumption Let's surround our church and pray the rosary outside Mass in the Extraordinary Form following at 10:00 AM  

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Sunday Mass - Live streamed & Recorded
Our Sunday 8:00 AM Mass... ...is live-streamed via our Facebook page every Sunday.   Following the Mass, we will post the recording to our Facebook page so you may watch (or re-watch) it at any time thereafter.   The link to our Facebook page is found on t...

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Gen Z - August 4th Eve

Posted on July 30, 2020 in: Upcoming Events

Gen Z - August 4th Eve
I like the rhyme of the title...and hopefully it will help families remember the first social and prayer hour for our newly formed Youth & Young Adults Group is planned for the evening of August 4th. The Youth and Young Adult Committee is wanting to reach parishioners in the roughly...

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Is This a Weed?

Posted on July 30, 2020 in: General News

Is This a Weed?
Do you know a weed from a flower or plant?  Do you like to dig up weeds and work in the soil and make things tidy and nice-looking? We've got quite a few weeds around our campuses and would love some more volunteers who enjoy working outside to come help make the church propert...

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Did You Know - Bulletin news?

Posted on July 29, 2020 in: General News

Did You Know - Bulletin news?
Did you know you can easily access our online bulletin?  While we have printed ones available at St. Peter's church...and we have Announcements on our website and Posts on our Facebook page...the Bulletin contains other information you may want to read.  Don't want a p...

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Face Coverings Required

Posted on July 24, 2020 in: General News

Face Coverings Required
Face Coverings Required  In order to comply with Governor Walz's Executive Order effective July 25, 2020 requiring people in Minnesota to wear a face covering in all public indoor spaces, unless alone, we are asking those who attend Mass or have an appointment in the parish office t...

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NEW MINISTRY - The Calling Tree
In a world with social media, cell phones, e-mail, and Internet browsing, it can be easy and quick to disseminate information to people.  However, we are aware that some people are still without electronic means of communication.   With the rapidly changing scenarios and orders during...

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Night of Hope: July 19 ~ For Adults
You don’t have to feel alone or disoriented by the shadows hanging over our world. Come together as Church for this FREE virtual event sponsored by Steubenville Conferences.  Featuring: Host: Sr. Miriam James Heidland, SOLT Worship Leader: Bob Rice Keynot...

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Did you know? ONLINE CALENDAR

Posted on July 17, 2020 in: General News

Did you know?  ONLINE CALENDAR
Did you know our parish has an online calendar with up-to-date information* that you can acccess 24/7? Wondering if Adoration closes early one day (possibly due to a funeral or other event)? Wondering what time Confession is on Thursday morning? What time is Mass now on Fridays? Are ther...

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OFFICE UPDATE:  Who retired ~ What’s gone ~ I Don't Know who’s left
The title sounds like an Abbott & Costello act and at times with all the changes over the past several months in our parish office, it may feel or look like one. Here are some of the recent changes to our Parish office team! In June, Connie Botz retired 100%!  After working years in th...

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Journey Home(Formerly Faith Formation)
Dear St. Maximilian Kolbe parish families,     We pray this letter finds you well and enjoying the MN summer with your family!    Living as a Catholic family in the world has always been tough, but today it seems like it is harder than ever. Then, add a pandemic on top of tha...

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GROW IN FAITH: Discernment of Spirits
The phrase "discernment of spirits" refers to what St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Jesuits, calls "the motions of the soul." These motions are felt by all of us - thoughts, images, feelings, desires, and repulsions that flow through us and shape who we are. Not many of ...

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Summer Mass Schedule

Posted on July 02, 2020 in: General News

Summer Mass Schedule
For your bulletin board or refrigerator posting :)       

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Sign Up NO LONGER Required

Posted on July 02, 2020 in: General News

Sign Up NO LONGER Required
After several weeks of monitoring Mass attendance, we are eliminating the sign-up requirement for all Masses; we believe this will be easier on folks and we will still be able to comply with Archdiocese guidelines during the pandemic.   Every other pew will remain open with no seatin...

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Mass Schedule for June 28 - July 4
    Beginning in July, our daily Masses will return to a more 'set' schedule and with different times than we had previously....stay tuned!  Those Mass times to be announced next week.  Until then, here's the schedule for this upcoming week of Jun...

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Happy Father's Day!

Posted on June 19, 2020 in: General News

SIGN UP for WEEKEND Masses

Posted on June 19, 2020 in: General News

SIGN UP for WEEKEND Masses
We are trying "Book A Pew" to reserve seating for weekend Masses; it is a calendar version so you can reserve for any weekend you choose.    Please see the instructions and link on our website homepage: Parish Home Page - Sign Up for Masses

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Weekend of June 27-28 Masses
We will have a visiting priest with us for the June 27-28 Masses (and confession) -- Father Richard Dee Du from Missionaries of Faith in Waco, Texas!   If you'd like to read more about the Order and their work, visit Missionaries of Faith   We look forward to welcoming F...

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Mass Survey - Part II - Weekdays
Daily Mass Times - your input requested In order to make the Eucharist accessible to parishioners more broadly, we are proposing an adjustment to some of the daily Mass times to allow different groups of parishioners (parents with kids, working people, commuters) to make it to Mass at least ...

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Summer Office Hours

Posted on June 12, 2020 in: General News

Summer Office Hours
Parish Office Hours for the Summer will be: Monday:  Closed Tuesday: 11 am - 5 pm Wednesday:  8 am - 2 pm Thursday:  8 am - 2 pm Friday:  8:30 am - 11:30 am  We are still requesting visits by appointment only as we are practicing safe social...

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MASS SIGN UP for WEEKENDS

Posted on June 11, 2020 in: General News

MASS SIGN UP for WEEKENDS
We will soon be into week 3 of being back together for Masses and things have been going well.  THANK YOU for signing up for Mass and following our guidelines. The Archdiocese announced this week that we can allow up to 50% capacity of our church in attendance (versus 25%); we are grate...

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Event of May 25th and Following Days
Dear St. Max Parishioners,  What to say in times like this? It seems like anything anyone says is condemned by the other side, somehow or other. Even silence has been criticized. I didn’t preach on it last weekend because I didn’t think your first time back to the Eucharist in 2 ...

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Mass Schedule for June

Posted on June 05, 2020 in: General News

Our Mass scheduling is fluctuating....   during Phase II of public Masses as we are dependent on staff for sanitizing our facilites and we need to coordinate schedules.    We will resume a more 'normal' schedule as time goes on and be sure to update you! Please see the updated Mass schedule on our homepage of this website: delanocatholic.com    ...

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Financial Update to Parishioners
Dear St Max Kolbe Parishioners Thank you very much for your continued generosity to our parish during these challenging times!  June is the last month of our current fiscal year and we wanted to provide some information on the current state of our financials, specifically where we stand with...

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Saturday Mass Added - June 6th
We have added a Mass for this Saturday, June 6 at 4:00 pm at the Church of St. Peter....up to 20 households may register via Sign Up Genius. Since we have openings still for both Masses on June 14 and for our daily Masses June 9-11, you may sign up for a second Mass in this SignUp :SignUp Genius

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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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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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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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Go Fly a Kite

Posted on April 30, 2020 in: General News

Go Fly a Kite
Go Fly a Kite The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has staffed and supported parishes in the diocese of Ciudad Guayana in Venezuela since 1970. The “Did you know?” papers are designed to give you a better understanding of life in Venezuela and to strengthen conne...

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May 3 - Rosary Procession and Consecration
Rosary Procession and Consecration Live-Streamed via the St Paul Cathedral Sunday, May 3rd at 2:00 pm CT At 2:00 pm CT on Sunday, May 3, Archbishop Hebda and Bishop Cozzens will preside at our annual Rosary Procession, which this year will be a private celebration live-streamed from t...

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May 1 - Feast of St Joseph the Worker
May 1 is the Feast of St Joseph the Worker Pope Pius XIII composed a St. Joseph prayer fitting for our pandemic, and those who pray it may obtain a partial indulgence. To You, O Blessed Joseph Pope Pius XIII Aug. 20, 1885 “A partial indulgence is granted to the faithful who invoke S...

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How the Saints Handled Irritations
Living in general has its challenges -- from minor uncertainties or inconveniences to dealing with people who have varying opinions or dispositions than us to handling major life changes.  And with restrictions in place due to COVID-19, not being able to socialize closely with friends...

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St Catherine of Siena

Posted on April 29, 2020 in: General News

St Catherine of Siena
“Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire.” Having been named after St Catherine of Siena, I wanted to post something on her feast day, April 29, and providentially (?), this article arrived in my in box; it is a homily from FAITH Catholic for St Catherine's f...

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We are Here for You!

Posted on April 23, 2020 in: General News

We are Here for You!
    Our parish staff is still here and available to you! While public Masses may be suspended and office visits are allowed by appointment only, we are still here and availble to you! Have a question or concern?  Call us at 763-972-2077 or email us at info@delanocatho...

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Adoration? Yes!

Posted on April 21, 2020 in: General News

Adoration? Yes!
Christ has risen! Allelulia!  Spend an hour with Him. There is something special about meeting with Christ face-to-face in Eucharistic Adoration.   Thanks to people who volunteer to to 'take an hour' and sit with Christ in the church, our parish is able to keep adoration go...

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Baseball Withdrawal in the USA and Venezuela
Baseball Withdrawal in the USA and Venezuela The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has staffed and supported parishes in the diocese of Ciudad Guayana in Venezuela since 1970. The “Did you know?” papers are designed to give you a better understanding of life in Venezue...

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Cana Banquet - May 1

Posted on April 16, 2020 in: Upcoming Events

Cana Banquet - May 1
Celebrate the Joy of Family! What: 2020 Cana ONLINE Banquet When: Friday, May 1, at 7 PM Central Rather than allow COVID-19 concerns stop the 2020 Cana Banquet, Cana Family Institute invites you to join us ONLINE for an inspiring evening featuring Most Rev...

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Divine Mercy Sunday - April 19
Sunday of Divine Mercy is April 19th Our parish will live-stream the Divine Mercy Chaplet around 11:30 AM, directly following the 10:30 AM Mass on Sunday.  Please join us via our Facebook link here Facebook Parish Page Confessions will be heard at 12:00 pm in St Martha's H...

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Easter Sunday Masses

Posted on April 09, 2020 in: Upcoming Events

Easter Sunday Masses
Our Parish of St Maximilian Kolbe will be live-streaming Mass at 10:30 AM CT on Easter Sunday; please join us for Mass through our Facebook page Parish Facebook Page   For those without Facebook or who want to catch Mass at another time... ...WCCO Radio 830AM will be broadcasting ...

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Easter Vigil PROGRAM

Posted on April 09, 2020 in: General News

Easter Vigil PROGRAM
For those who want to follow along with the Easter Vigil Mass, a program has been created.   You may pick up a printed copy in the narthex at St. Peter's Church, or you may view or print a copy of the attached PDF file here Easter Vigil 2020 PDF Easter Blessings to you! &nbs...

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Being Church Together this Holy Week
  Greetings in Christ, No doubt this has been a unique Lent and start to Holy Week for all of us.  Although public Masses remain suspended, large gatherings are on hold, and maybe even your family Easter traditions are in flux, there are still ways for us to honor this important seas...

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Confession Hours

Posted on April 08, 2020 in: General News

Confession Hours
Fr Kowalczyk will be hearing confessions in St. Martha's Hall at St. Peter's Church at the times noted on our website home page: DelanoCatholic.com

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Virtual Holy Week Retreat

Posted on April 02, 2020 in: From the Pastor

Virtual Holy Week Retreat
The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has put together a Virtual Holy Week Retreat. Please follow the link beginning this Sunday, April 5th, Palm Sunday.   https://www.archspm.org/holyweek

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Drive-Through Confessions APRIL 4
On Saturday April 4th from 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm, confessions will be heard. You have the option of going into St. Martha's Hall where Fr Kowalczyk will be hearing confessions, or you may go "drive through" style where Fr Peter Hughes will be hearing confessions outside. For drive-...

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Holy Week Activities for Your Family
St. Max Families, It's been a challenging and intersesting time in our world and for the Church. Even more challenging is that we are quickly approaching Holy Week, the pinnacle week of our faith and why we are Catholic. I would never have guessed that we would not be able to worship together...

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Palms Ready for Pick-up!

Posted on March 30, 2020 in: Upcoming Events

Palms Ready for Pick-up!
Palms have been blessed and are ready for pick up.  Blessed palms are in separated bundles on tables in the vestibule inside St. Peter's Church.  You may pick them up at anytime starting at 2:00 pm on Thursday April 2nd, and they will be available through Wednesday, April 8th, w...

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Decree of the Apostolic Penitentiary on the granting of special Indulgences to the faithful in the current pandemic
Please follow this link for this important decree.   http://press.vatican.va/content/salastampa/en/bollettino/pubblico/2020/03/20/200320c.html

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DOOR 4...For your contributions & other mail
Door 4 is on the side of the parish office facing Rockford Avenue....there is a sidewalk with steps leading up to the door for your convenience. Since the office is temporarily closed to visitors, except by appointment only, we ask that you drop any donations, certificates of marriage or bap...

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Confession Hours

Posted on March 24, 2020 in: General News

Confession Hours
   Please check our website frequently for scheduled hours.       You may also call the Parish Office during regular hours to request a scheduled appointment.    View the current schedule here:  Confession Schedule  

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Magnificat - free online

Posted on March 23, 2020 in: General News

Magnificat - free online
Reminder that you can access the digital edition of Magnificat (for adults and children) or register and download the App for free access through the end of May by visiting www.magnificat.com/free. The Sunday missalette, MagnifiKid! (for 6-12 years old) is also available for access an...

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Your Generosity is Appreciated!
Thank you for giving generously to support our parish. We are humbled by your willingness to continue giving in difficult financial times, and your support is appreciated and necessary . Donations can be submitted: By MAIL:   PO Box 470, Delano, MN  55328 By DROP OFF...

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Office Visitors by Appointment Only
To protect the health of all individuals, the office will be open to visitors by appointment only.   Our hours are Monday - Thursday, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM and Friday 9:00 AM - Noon. Please call or email us when possible: 763-972-2077  office@delanocatholic.com.    Deli...

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Litany In Time of Need

Posted on March 19, 2020 in: From the Pastor

Litany In Time of Need
Dear Parish Families, Archbishop Hebda and Bishop Cozzens are urging all Catholic school students and their families, parish faith formation students and their families, teachers, and the entire Archdiocesan Catholic community to join them in praying daily the Litany in Time Need.   ...

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Important Message From Fr. Kowlacyzk
Jesus, I Trust In You!   https://www.facebook.com/stmaxparishdelanomn/videos/197938711476571/?t=5

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Camp Anima-Middle School Summer Camp
Middle School Summer Camp The middle school portion of Camp Veritas has changed It is now Camp Anima(Soul) and will be located at Camp Victory near Rochester Please access the link below for full details and to sign up https://saintsppta.org/summercamps Camp Veritas for high schoolers...

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Summer VBS/Totus Tuus-BUS AVAILABLE!!
June 8-12 There will be a bus available: Leaving from St. Peter Parking Lot at 8:30 am and returning by 3:00 pm. We will need a count of how many kids we will have to get the proper bus. We need at least 15 kids to have the bus.  Please contact Eric Russek eric@delanocatholic.com Totus Tu...

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Women’s Morning of Reflection on Saturday, March 7th
Join us for a morning of prayer and reflection The retreat will be held at St. Joseph’s Church 8:30 am First Saturday Mass 9:00-10:00 am A delicious breakfast and fellowship sponsored by the Men of Exodus 90 10:00am-10:45 am Lenten Reflection by Fr. Kowalczyk 10:45-11:45 am Expo...

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Parish Holy Hour

Posted on January 31, 2020 in: Upcoming Events

Parish Holy Hour
Parish Holy Hour Bring your whole family! Sunday, February16, 2020 9:00 –10:00 am † St. Peter Church   Join us between Masses for Adoration, Prayer, Meditation and Confession  

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Unprotected Movie showing

Posted on January 13, 2020 in: Upcoming Events

Unprotected Movie showing
Moving Showing Unprotected: A Pope, the Pill and the Perils of Sexual Chaos   This showing will be on February 18th at 7:00 pm in the Youth Room at the Parish Life Center(St. Joe's Church) This is a free showing put on by To Save a Life Ministry. You can email them at to...

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