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Brown Scapular Enrollment - Jan 1 & 2
“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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Thank You!

Posted on December 30, 2021 in: General News

Thank You!
A huge THANK YOU to those who helped make both our campuses beautiful for Christmas!  Your work behind the scenes is so appreciated. And a THANK YOU to ALL our servants who commit to making this parish their home by investing their time helping with all the 'chores'...laundry, candle...

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Jan 5-7: A Journey to Joy! Bringing Scripture to Life with Drama and Humor
JOURNEY TO JOY WITH FRANK RUNYEON Immaculate Heart of Mary (IHM) Church in Minnetonka is blessed to have national acclaimed performer Frank Runyeon perform the Gospel of Luke, explore the Sermon on the Mount, and speak about Hollywood vs. Faith for three days, January 5-7, 7:00 pm in their c...

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Jan 4 ~ Spirituality Tap-In

Posted on December 30, 2021 in: General News

Jan 4 ~ Spirituality Tap-In
Come learn in a fun atmosphere! Join Fr. Kowalczyk and Jeromy Darling as they dive into explaining "How the Church has Survived 2,000 Years"   Tuesday, January 4th at Lupine Brewing Company in Delano, MN. The first 25 to register get a free drink.    Spaced ...

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Ladies - new Temperament group forming to begin in January
Calling all mothers...young and old(er). Do you want to better understand yourself, your husband and your children? Do you desire strong friendships with other moms just like you? Knowing your God-given temperament will help you become a better wife, mom and friend. Learning about your te...

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January 1 Mass - 9 AM at St Peter Campus
It is the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God on Saturday, January 1 (not a holy day of obligation) Fr Kowalczyk will offer Mass at our St Peter Campus Rosary in Latin at 8:30 AM Mass in the Extraordinary Form at 9:00 AM  Confessions at 10:00 AM Mary, Queen of Peace, pr...

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Merry Christmas!

Posted on December 24, 2021 in: General News

Merry Christmas!
Merry Christmas from Fr. Kowalczyk and some of his amazing parish office staff.

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Jan 17 it begins ~ Growing in Prayer!
LECTIO DIVINA SERIES Join fellow parishioners in this 6 week series on praying with scripture. Each session will include a video presentation, some discussion time, some prayer time, and a small amount of work at home. Be prepared to more easily communicate with God!   6 week ser...

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Christmas Mass Update

Posted on December 17, 2021 in: General News

Christmas Mass Update
All Masses will be at our St Peter campus Church Seating for the 4:00 pm Christmas Eve Mass is (pretty) FULL If you signed up in advance, please check in with an usher when you arrive for Mass -- seating is first come, first seated  Overflow Seating will be ...

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COLLEGE BOWLING MOVED

Posted on December 17, 2021 in: General News

COLLEGE BOWLING MOVED
COLLEGE BOWLING EVENT CHANGE   the Dec 20th bowling event has been postponed to Dec 29th, 3-5pm. It has been moved from Huikko Bowl in Buffalo to Delano Bowl. RSVP with Andrew via e-mail at andrew@stmaxkolbechurch.org by Dec 28th All College students home on Christmas Break ...

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Adoration Schedule During Christmas

Posted on December 17, 2021 in: General News

Adoration Schedule During Christmas
So families have time to prepare for Christmas Eve celebrations, adoration will close at 12:00 pm on Friday, December 24th Adoration will open at 12:00 pm on Sunday, Decembeer 26th. Have a blessed Advent and a Merry Christmas!

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No Daily Mass ~ week after Christmas
The parish office will be closed Monday, December 27 - Friday December 31; there will be no daily Mass or confessions at our parish that week. On Saturday, January 1 (not a holy day of obligation), 1st Saturday Mass, in the Extraordinary Form, will be said at 9:00 am at our St Peter cam...

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Teaching Mass ~ December 22

Posted on December 10, 2021 in: General News

Teaching Mass ~ December 22
A great opportunity to learn more about the Mass -- what's happening, why, from where it originated -- will be held on Wednesday, December 22nd at our St Peter Campus, 6:00 - 8:00 pm, inside the church.   

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Daily Mass & Adoration at St Peter Campus for 3 Days
We are thankful for our facilities team who have identified seriously aged and disintegrated pipes below our St Joseph campus which need immediate repair as the pipes are in an extremely fragile state. Since there will be no heat during the repair, and so you can stay warm while praying, we ...

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Sunday 6:00 pm, Dec 12 - Intercessory Prayer + Confession
All are welcome to join us in the Adoration Chapel at or St Joseph Campus as we pray together for our parish. Sunday, December 12 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm   Music by our director, Alexa Vavra, will be played during the prayers, and Father Kowalczyk will be available to hear confessions. All...

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Piano Recital ~ December 4 & 5

Posted on December 03, 2021 in: General News

Piano Recital ~ December 4 & 5
Our Music Director, Alexa Vavra, will be performing a 30 minute memorized piano recital in partial fulfillment of the degree, Master of Arts in Music Education with an emphasis in Piano Pedagogy at the University of St. Thomas.   Her official recital is on December 11 at 2 pm at the Univer...

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Immaculate Conception Masses - holy day of obligation
Join us for the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary All Masses will be at the St Peter Campus Tuesday Vigil Masses, December 7 5:30 pm 7:00 pm (Ordinary Form in Latin) Wednesday, December 8 8:30 am  Hail Mary, Full of Grace

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Sunday Night Live - December 5th

Posted on December 03, 2021 in: General News

Sunday Night Live - December 5th
Calling all 4th - 8th graders!    This Sunday, 5:30 - 7:30 pm at the St Peter Campus....games, prayer, and pizza!! Enter through Door 12 from the rear parking lot. Questions?  Contact Andrew Zeisel at andrew@stmaxkolbechurch.org or 1-847-454-4109.    

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Come & See - December 9 ~ Cana Experience
Mothers ~ Small Groups Forming for January 2022 Do you sometimes wonder about who you are as a woman, wife, and mother?  If so, you are not alone. When you enter into the Cana Experience, you will more deeply know who you are in the light of your faith and be equipped with practical ...

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Last Weekend for Christmas Mass "Bid-A-Pew"
Final weekend if you'd like the option to have a pew reserved just for you!      

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Confession Schedule

Posted on November 25, 2021 in: General News

Confession Schedule
Expanded Confession Times during Advent We are fortunate to have Fr Kowalczyk hear confessions for us, and he has expanded the times one is able to receive this sacrament during Advent. Go to our website home page, scroll down a little, and see the Sacrament of Reconciliation block with d...

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General Collections for Month-End October 2021
The image below shows the GENERAL COLLECTIONS through month-ending October 2021. If you have any questions on the parish's finances, please contact our business administrator, Jill Ellingson, at administrator@stmaxkolbechurch.org.  

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Come watch "The Chosen" ~ WEDNESDAY evening
CHOSEN SERIES Come watch the program with us!   Wednesdays at 6:30 pm in St Martha Hall, starting December 1st.  See image for more details.

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Advent Speaker Series - Monday December 20
Come learn about the "Jewish Roots of the Eucharist" In the Season of Advent we prepare and purify ourselves for the great celebration of Christmas.  Be sure to make these 4 talks part of your Advent Journey.  Those 6th grade and up are sure to benefit from these presentations...

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Custos - Consecration to St. Joseph

Posted on November 19, 2021 in: General News

Custos - Consecration to St. Joseph
CUSTOS CONSECRATION TO SAINT JOSEPH Calling All Fathers! Our world today needs men living a life in imitation of St. Joseph.  We need a revitalization, we need a restoration, we need a redemption of Fatherhood! If you desire a challenge.  If you hunger to be pushed.  If yo...

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Parish Office Closed Over Thanksgiving
The Parish Office will be closed for Thanksgiving break on Thursday & Friday, November 25-26.  We will be back in the office on Tuesday, November 30th! If you have a pastoral emergency (i.e. someone needs last rites for an imminent death), please call the office at 763-972-2077...

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Thanksgiving Day Mass 9:30 AM

Posted on November 19, 2021 in: Upcoming Events

Thanksgiving Day Mass  9:30 AM
Join us for Mass on Thanksgiving Day at 9:30 AM at our St. Joseph campus!  

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Raffle Update - Your Support is Needed!
Hello St. Max parishioners! With only 1 week to go for the drawing, we are asking for everyone's support to help us reach our goal!  This is such an important fundraiser for the parish, so please help us in one or more of the following ways: If you have picked up your ticke...

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What's Happening & When

Posted on November 12, 2021 in: General News

What's Happening & When
To see the events scheduled at our parish: click on our ONLINE CALENDAR No cutsie graphics....just quick important details If you're looking for cute graphics and announcements, check our BULLETIN The bulletin is uploaded weekly to our website or you may have one emailed t...

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Moonshine Abbey - Final Weekend!

Posted on November 05, 2021 in: General News

Moonshine Abbey - Final Weekend!
Last chance to see Fr Kowalczyk's musical! Get your tickets at moonshineabbey.com Use code 'moon' for $5 off. The final weekend:  November 19-21. A musical production by Fr. Kowalczyk with performances at St. Agnes School in St. Paul.   Read more about it ...

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Daylight Savings Time - SUNDAY Nov 7
Friendly Reminder to 'fall back' 1 hour this Sunday      

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All Saints Day & All Souls Day

Posted on October 29, 2021 in: General News

All Saints Day & All Souls Day
A reminder about our Masses this coming week.... see our homepage for the times and locations! Our website is filled with information....peruse it often to stay up-to-date.  :)    

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Saints in the Streets

Posted on October 29, 2021 in: General News

Ladies! November 18 event!

Posted on October 22, 2021 in: General News

Ladies!   November 18 event!
November 18 - for women of the parish - "A Spirit of Martha, a Desire of Mary" $20, in St Martha Hall, 6:30 - 8:30 pm  desserts, wine, and appetizers speaker:Jenn Messing with Melissa Hillmyer as MC Contact Christy Bauman for more information: 651.226.1612 ...

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Coffee & Fellowship - WEDNESDAY 10/27
Join us for coffee and pastries and fellowship on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month. We will meet in Kolbe Cafe (aka the basement of the church at our St Joseph campus) immediately after the 8:30 am Mass and Divine Mercy Chaplet. All are welcome to attend 9:00 - 10:00 AM. Join us...

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World Mission Sunday ~ October 23-24
  World Mission Sunday is celebrated this weekend, October 23/24. On this weekend, every parish, school and order celebrate World Mission Sunday and our baptismal call to bring the Gospel to all. The collection taken this weekend supports over 1,100 vulnerable communities worldwide.&nb...

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NO Mass on Friday Oct 22

Posted on October 15, 2021 in: General News

NO Mass on Friday Oct 22
There will be no daily Mass on Friday, October 22nd during MEA weekend. Have a safe and refreshing weekend!

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Homemade Caramels ~ THIS WEEKEND!

Posted on October 08, 2021 in: General News

Homemade Caramels ~ THIS WEEKEND!
The College Ministry Team will be selling homemade caramels after all Masses on the weekend of October 16-17. We value the young adults of our parish and want to continue to suport them while they are off at college; your contributions help enable us to do that.   Please stop by and ...

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Oct 1 - Nov 1 ~ Frassati @ Open Window Theatre
Come learn of the saint and see our Youth & Evangelization Coordinator in action. Canonized in 1990, St. Pier Giorgio Frassati is the subject of a play opening Oct. 1 at Open Window Theatre in Inver Grove Heights. Written and directed by Jeremy Stanbary and starring our very own Youth &...

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October 5 ~ 4:30 pm ~ Praise & Adoration
  Join us as we sing praise to our Lord on Tuesday afternoon...4:30 pm - 5:15 pm...at our St. Joseph Campus.  Jeromy Darling, our Youth & Evangelization Coordinator, will lead us in praise music while we adore Christ in the Most Blessed Sacrament of the Altar.    Songbo...

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October 16 ~ Rosary Rally

Posted on September 23, 2021 in: Upcoming Events

October 16 ~ Rosary Rally
Please join the 2021 Public Square Rosary Crusade at 12:00 on October 16th Our nation is in great need of public prayer, repentance and transformation. We ask God to save America through the Rosary of His Most Holy Mother. Please join us in praying for our nation on October 16, 2021...

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Servant Opening

Posted on September 17, 2021 in: General News

Servant Opening
Do you wash or iron your clothing?    If so, can you add another garment to your load and ironing pile? Father Kowalczyk's albs (long white vestment), amices (white neck cloth), and the server's cassocks (long black garment) and surplices (white short garment over the cassock...

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New GLORIA!

Posted on September 10, 2021 in: General News

New GLORIA!
For those of you who like to sing along at Mass, we will be introducing a new Gloria this weekend. The number will be posted during Mass and can be found in the CREDO at page 76. If you'd like to hear the melody in advance, here's a beautiful singing of it.  Gloria ~ Missa Si...

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Funeral Service for David Grengs

Posted on September 02, 2021 in: General News

Funeral Service for David Grengs
Our parish expresses its condolences to the family of David Grengs. The funeral service for David  will be held on Thursday, September 9th, at 11 am, at our St. Peter's campus: 217 2nd Street South, Delano, MN  55328.  Deacon Joe Kittok will be officiating. Visitation will...

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Adorer Opportunity!  1:00 pm on Saturday
Looking for some quiet time with Jesus? On Saturday at 1:00 pm, the hour with Him could be yours! Beginning September 3rd, the 1:00 pm hour is in need of an Adorer; please prayerfully consider taking that hour.  Your gift to our parish and those wanting to come adore will be appreciate...

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Special Haiti Emergency Collection August 28-29
Archbishop Hebda is asking all archdiocesan parishes to join with U.S. Catholics in an emergency collection for those suffering the devastating earthquake in Haiti.  On August 14, a massive 7.2 magnitude quake hit Haiti leveling homes and businesses, leaving many without shelter or food. Hos...

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Journey Home ~ Faith Formation

Posted on August 20, 2021 in: General News

Journey Home ~ Faith Formation
Our Journey Home Program (aka "faith formation") will be starting up again soon.    This year will be a little different as the program is open to ALL parishioners and offers different opportunities and structure. Want to know more? Come to one of the informational ...

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September 25 - Retreat Opportunity
Join us for a wonderful, free opportunity to be trained in catechesis, evangelization, and forming disciples. What? A one-day retreat open to any parishioner interested in growing in the Catholic faith and sharing that with others.  Geared more toward those working with youth, yet...

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CANCELLED - Aug 27 Intercessory Prayer
The Intercessory Prayer scheduled for Friday evening, August 27th has been cancelled. Look for future prayer events to occur later this Fal!    

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 Synod Small Groups - WEDNESDAY EVE
Small groups meet on Wednesdays in Handzel Hall on our St. Joseph Campus from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm The first meeting was on September 22nd and those in attendance really enjoyed the video from the Archdiocese and the discussion that followed in their groups. If you have not yet signed up and want...

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Drop Box at St. Joseph Campus

Posted on August 06, 2021 in: General News

Drop Box at St. Joseph Campus
An offering box has been placed inside the church on our St. Joseph Campus for those who would like to drop their offering off during the week. If you need to drop off a larger item after hours, there is a secured bin behind the building at Door 6. Thank you!

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UPDATE: Side Altars!

Posted on August 06, 2021 in: General News

UPDATE: Side Altars!
Earlier this year, one of Father K's wishes was to repair and repaint the high and side altars at St Peter's.    Thanks to the generosity and prayers of our parishioners, and to the wonderful workmanship of Nick Vasko, our side altars are once again looking beautifu...

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Transfiguration Mass -  5:00 pm August 6th
Join us at 5:00 pm on Friday, August 6th on our St Joseph Campus as Father Kowalczyk celebrates Mass on the Feast of the Transfiguration.  

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Pro Life Ministry Meeting  ~ August 10
All are welcome to attend the Pro Life Ministry meeting on August 10 at 7:00 pm in the cafeteria on our St. Peter campus. Meetings are held monthly, and we are always open to new ideas and plans of action. For information or questions contact Stephanie at sjspellman5@gmail.com o...

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Aug 3-5: Liturgy of the Hours instead of Mass
In Father Kowalczyk's absence (August 3-5 + 10-11)  the Liturgy of the Hours will be prayed at the St. Joseph Chapel during normal Mass time.  We will pray the Office of Readings each day along with either Morning Prayer (Lauds) or Evening Prayer (Vespers), depending...

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COME FEAST!  St Max Parish Picnic
Our 1st annual parish picnic in celebration of our patron, St. Maximilian Kolbe, is this Sunday! Free Will Offering for the amazing dinner prepared by Chef Jerry Vlaminck! Lupine Beer available for $3 Live music, kid's face-painting, shady trees, wiffle ball tournament Check out t...

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2nd Grade Teacher

Posted on July 15, 2021 in: General News

2nd Grade Teacher
Our St Max Kolbe Catholic School is praying for the right person to fulfill these openings: 2nd Grade Teacher Extended Day Aide Please contact the school principal, Mary Ziebell at principal@stmaxkolbeschool.org or 763-972-2528 if you or someone you know is looking for the opportun...

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August 3 - Honor the Blue / National Night Out
Come to Delano's Central Park on Tuesday, August 3 to show your appreciation and respect for our law enforcement officials. "Delano Honors the Blue" event is organized by parishioner and 2021 high school graduate, Justin May. See image below for more information.  

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New Faces on Campus

Posted on July 14, 2021 in: General News

We welcome a few new people to our parish team! Autumn Burke, Bulletin Editor  Autumn, her husband Tim, and their daughter Alayana joined our parish 3 years ago after moving to Delano in 2016; they came to us from Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church in Mound where they were members as of Autumn's 2015 conversion. Autumn is experienced in advertising and marketing and is e...

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July 25 - Fun Event for Preschoolers!
Calling all children 3 - 6 years of age!  Come to St Max Knight (in the daytime)! Sunday July 25....2:00 pm - 3:30 pm at St Max Kolbe School    

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July 27 - Spirituality Tap In @ Lupine
Come join us this Tuesday night at Lupine Brewery at 7:00 pm. Father Kowalczyk and Jeromy Darling (a convert to Catholicism) will discuss the beauties of our faith that are "Ever Ancient, Ever New".  This should be a 'spirited' conversation that will interest many!&nbs...

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COME CHEER! Wiffle Ball Tournament!
This Friday through Sunday! Check out the brackets are on web home page!  

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Welcome Fr Bill Vos this weekend!
This weekend, we welcome Father Bill Vos as he celebrates Mass with us and represents the Mission Appeal assigned to our faith community by the Archdiocesan Center for Mission. Father Vos, a priest of the St. Cloud Diocese, served in mission with the Maryknoll Lay Missioners (MKLM) for almos...

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July 4 - Adoration begins at 2:00 pm
Due to the 4th of July festivities, we will start adoration at 2:00 PM on Sunday July 4th (rather than normal 12 pm start time) at our St Joseph Campus. Adorers can park behind the church in front of the garage or across the alley next to the old rectory.   Come, let us worship ...

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July 1 ~ Memorial Mass for  Rev. Francis Kittock
A Memorial Mass will be held Thursday, July 1 at 11:00 am at the Church of Saint Charles Borromeo, 2739 Stinson Boulevard NE, Minneapolis, for Reverend Francis R. Kittock.  The public is welcome to attend. Reverend Kittock grew up in Delano, Minnesota and died Thursday May 21, 2020...

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Intercessory Prayer - TONIGHT 6/25
We would like to invite you to come and pray with us tonight, Friday June 25 at 7:00 pm, in the church on our St Peter Campus. We need to pray for our parish, our community, our country, our Church, because prayer is powerful.   Intercessory prayer with praise and worship music will ...

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Donut Sunday June 27 - Fundraiser
St. Maximilian Kolbe's pro-life group, To Save a Life Ministry, will be hosting our parish's  Donut Sunday Social time following both Masses this weekend. Please stop in St. Martha Hall to support and learn more about their ministry. If you're on Instagram, you can follow them...

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Sunday July 4 - 8 AM MASS ONLY
Due to road closings for the 4th of July parade in Delano, Mass times for the weekend of July 3-4 will be: Saturday, July 3 at 5:00 pm Sunday, July 4 at 8:00 am Weekend Masses at our St Peter Campus

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Free movie - UNPLANNED

Posted on June 18, 2021 in: General News

Free movie - UNPLANNED
Unplanned is an inspiring true story of a woman’s journey from being involved in over 22,000 abortions to becoming one of the most ardent pro-life speakers in America.   A powerful movie.   See image below for information on the showing this week and next.

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Daily Mass Schedule - Week of June 21
With the majority of our parish staff traveling to Kansas City for a conference this week -- and the rest of the Archdiocesean priests attending a presbyterial assembly in Winona -- please note the daily Mass times this week: Daily Mass on Wednesday and Friday only, June 23 and June 25 ...

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Girls' Youth Summer Camp 2021

Posted on June 10, 2021 in: General News

Girls' Youth Summer Camp 2021
June 21 - 24 Girls ages 9-14 For information and registration, please go to  Schoenstatmn.com Or scan the QR code in the flyer image above!

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Pietra Fitness for Women

Posted on June 10, 2021 in: General News

Pietra Fitness for Women
Wednesday, June 16 7:00 - 8:30 pm St Joseph Campus ~ Handzel Hall Free!

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Sunday Mass obligation

Posted on June 08, 2021 in: General News

Sunday Mass obligation
Minnesota’s Catholic bishops have reinstated Catholics’ obligation to attend Sunday Mass and holy days of obligation, beginning the weekend of July 3-4, 2021. Come join us for weekend Mass on Saturdays at 5:00 pm or on Sundays at 8:00 am or 10:00 am.  Traveling out of the area? &...

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School Garden Angels Requested
Hello St. Max Families! Our St Max Kolbe School is requesting your service:  they are looking for “Garden Angels” to help keep the front garden at St. Max School watered and looking beautiful this summer! Can your family can give 20 minutes of time to water the plants in front...

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Congratulations High School Seniors
Congratulations to our 2021 High School Seniors! We are proud of their achievement, and we thank Father Kowalczyk and our College Ministry Team for hosting the Baccalaureate Mass and reception this past week. To learn more about our College Ministry program, check us out St Max College Mi...

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Parish Offices MOVED!

Posted on June 04, 2021 in: General News

Parish Offices MOVED!
Amidst the high heat and road construction, our parish office moved from our St Peter Campus to our St Joseph Campus this week.   Staff is busy unpacking and getting the new offices organized and welcoming, so the office will be CLOSED through Wednesday, June 16. We will be checking voice...

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Special Morning Mass - Saturday June 12
Come celebrate and worship with us on the Feast of The Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary Saturday, June 12 9:00 AM Saint Peter Campus Mass will be said in the Ordinary Form in Latin ...which is different than the Extraordinary Form in Latin Mass celebrated on 1st Saturdays...

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River Street Jam - June 5

Posted on May 28, 2021 in: General News

River Street Jam - June 5
Come support our St Max Kolbe School by attending River Street Jam on June 5. Proceeds benefit our awesome St. Max Kolbe School!

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Rumors

Posted on May 28, 2021 in: General News

Rumors
Did you hear that.....   Recently someone called to ask if a rumor they heard was true - THANK YOU for asking! What was the rumor?  That St. Joseph Rectory was going to be bulldozed. We are here to clarify -- THAT IS NOT TRUE.  We are not bulldozing the rectory.  (In ...

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Confessional Box - back in use!
Confessions will once again be heard in the confessional box at the back of the church. Some adjustments have been made to the box at St. Peter Campus so be sure to read and follow the instructional signs :) Namely: Father will be seated in the section that was previously used for 'b...

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Summer Mass & Location Schedule
Please note the CHANGES BEGINNING June 5!  

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Financial Update - Month-End 04/30/2021
Thank you for your offering. For questions concerning these financials, please contact our bookkeeper, Marie Bauman, at marie@stmaxkolbechurch.org or at 763-972-2077 x 226. 

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TOMORROW...St. Max Beautify Day-May 15
St. Max Beautify Day   We would like to invite all of our St. Max parishioners to our St. Max clean up day on May 15th from 9-noon. It's that time of the year when we need to spruce up both of our beautiful campuses.  All work will be outside getting the grounds looking g...

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Corpus Christi Procession - June 6 at 11 AM
Procession on the Solemnity of Corpus Christi    On Sunday, June 6, following the 10:00 AM Mass, all are welcome to process through downtown Delano as the Most Blessed Sacrament is transferred to our St Joseph Campus. Meet outside near the front steps of the church on our ...

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Looking for something unique to do on Mother's Day?    At the Church of St. Andrew in Elk River For more information, go to treasuresofthechurch.com    

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Mass on Friday April 30 at 9:30 am
There will be no school Mass on Friday, April 30th, so we are able to accommodate the public! Mass will be at 9:30 am on the Campus of St Peter.  (no confessions that morning)  

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St Max Kolbe School HIRING

Posted on April 23, 2021 in: General News

St Max Kolbe School HIRING
St. Max School has openings for several elementary teachers for the 2021-2022 school year.  We are looking for energetic, faith-filled teachers who would like to be a part of the St. Max School team.  For more information, please check out the full job description on the Archdiocese ...

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Financial Update - Month-End 03/31/2021
For any questions related to these figures, please contact our bookkeeper, Marie Bauman, at marie@stmaxkolbechurch.org or at 763-972-2077 x 226.   Thank you for your generosity.  

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April 17 - Cemetery Clean Up and Beautification
Calvary (St. Peter) & St. Joseph Cemeteries Needs Your Help Catholic United Financial is supplying the funds for supplies and repairs of our cemeteries.  Come to volunteer your time and rakes to keep our cemeteries beautiful for our parish and the community. Meet on Saturday April 17...

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Easter Thank You!

Posted on April 09, 2021 in: General News

Easter Thank You!
Thank you to all who helped decorate so beautifully our parish for Easter! With several talented regular volunteers taking the lead, and many others who graciously stepped forward to help, our church looks and smells beautiful and clearly shows, "He is risen!  He is risen indeed!" ...

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Divine Mercy Sunday - April 11

Posted on April 08, 2021 in: General News

Divine Mercy Sunday - April 11
If you'd like to attend a Divine Mercy Sunday prayer event, here's a link to show churches in the area hosting one: Divine Mercy Sunday Events   For the sake of his sorrowful passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.  

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May 4th Meeting

Posted on April 08, 2021 in: General News

May 4th Meeting
A new ministry is forming called, "Respect Life Ministry", which is for adults who want to come together to support respect for human life through all stages, from natural conception to natural death. We invite all interested persons to a meeting on Tuesday May 4th at 7:00 p.m. in&...

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New Sunday Mass Times!

Posted on April 02, 2021 in: General News

New Sunday Mass Times!
Beginning April 11, we will add a 3rd Mass on Sundays in order to allow more people to attend Mass in the church. On a provisional basis, we are shifting Mass times to  7:30 AM 9:00 AM 11:00 AM We will try this through April and re-evaluate. We are happy more people are ret...

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1st Saturday Mass - Transferred to April 10
Reminder....due to the Easter Vigil falling on the first Saturday of April, we moved our 1st Saturday Devotional Mass to April 10...this Saturday! Rosary in Latin at 8:30 am Mass in the Extraordinary Form at 9:00 am Confessions at 10:00 am  

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After celebrating the Triduum and then his 40th birthday on April 5th, Father K will be taking the day off on Tuesday, April 6 so there will be no evening Mass or confession on that day. Daily Mass and confession will resume on Wednesday, April 7.    

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Seating for Holy Week

Posted on April 01, 2021 in: General News

Seating for Holy Week
Did you pre-register for Holy Week services? Church seating is full for all Holy Week services and seating has been pre-assigned. If you pre-registered to sit in the church, please check in with an usher and you will be directed to your pew. If you did not pre-register, you may sit anywhe...

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Adoration Closed During Triduum
Adoration closes at 6:00 pm on Holy Thursday

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7:00 pm Mass - March 25

Posted on March 18, 2021 in: General News

7:00 pm Mass - March 25
Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, March 25 7:00 pm on the Campus of St Peter Ordinary Form in Latin ~ booklets will be provided with Latin/English translation for those who'd like to follow along

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Financial Update - Month-End 02/28/2021
Thank you for your continued generosity.

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Thank You for Supporting Life

Posted on March 12, 2021 in: General News

Thank You for Supporting Life
Youth from St. Max's "To Save a Life Ministry" recently presented a $354 check to Cornerstone Options for Women in St. Michael. They raised money through an online t-shirt and sweatshirt fundraiser; THANK YOU to all who purchased! Those pictured (L to R) are Jadyn Weinzierl, Ca...

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Solemnity of St. Joseph Mass - March 19
Mass will be celebrated at 7:00 pm on Friday, March 19 There will be no Stations of the Cross on Friday, March 19th as Mass will instead be celebrated at 7:00 pm in honor of the Solemnity of St. Joseph. 7:00 pm Campus of St. Peter Father Kowalczyk presiding As a reminder, the ...

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Calling All Cooks (or Delivery Persons)
Our Meal Ministry for Families in Need requests a few more cooks...or delivery persons! Our parish has some families who need meals prepared for them due to physical limitations (permanent or temporary).   We have a small group of people who make 1 meal every month for these famil...

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St. Joseph's Church - March 19
Friday, March 19: St. Joseph's Church will be open for prayer from 7:30 am - 6:00 pm... in celebration of the Solemnity of St. Joseph; anyone who desires to come pray in the church on that date during that time, is welcome. Mass will be celebrated at 7:00 pm on the Campus of St. ...

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Seniors - "Keeping in Touch"

Posted on March 02, 2021 in: General News

Seniors -  "Keeping in Touch"
Senior Parishioners!  Did you know that the Delano Senior Center is open for business again?   They are offering limited activities, including coffee hour, daily lunch service, movies, knitting & crocheting, and other small gatherings.  You are welcome to stop in and say h...

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Request for Lawn Mowing Bids

Posted on February 24, 2021 in: General News

Request for Lawn Mowing Bids
REQUEST FOR LAWN MOWING BIDS The Cemetery Board for the Church of St. Maximilian Kolbe is requesting bids from qualified contractors to mow the cemeteries commonly known as St Peter’s Calvary Cemetery, St Joseph’s Cemetery, and St Peter’s “old” Cemetery.  Int...

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Stations of the Cross ~ FRIDAY MARCH 26
Friday - March 26 - Last Stations of the Cross On Friday, March 19th, there will be Mass at 7:00 pm to celebrate the Solemnity of St. Joseph so we will not have Stations of the Cross On Friday, March 26th, we will have the last Stations of the Cross Father K will be available to hear confes...

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This Lent - Surrender

Posted on February 17, 2021 in: General News

This Lent - Surrender
Do you ever find yourself worrying about things?  I do. Too often I let my heart become concerned with things I cannot change or have limited control of...choices other people make, comments spoken, the speed of the driver ahead of me, the weather, etc.  Some concerns are large, ot...

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Raise Money for our School While Shopping
Buy Gift Cards..get the Full Value Purchased... and Scrip Donates a % of Sales  to Our School See image below for details.  To make it easier for you, here's a quick link to the Scrip website   ShopWithScrip.com.  Once there, follow the instructions below be...

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Women's Lenten Retreat-February 27
Women's Lenten Retreat   Lent 2021 Love and Hope in God's Mercy   Times are trying and the world does not give us reason for much hope or comfort. God's ocean of mercy and love is abundant. Come and rest in His vast ocean in this time of reflection.   ...

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Lent & Holy Week Schedule

Posted on February 12, 2021 in: General News

Lent & Holy Week Schedule
Postcards with times of Masses, Stations of the Cross, and Confession were mailed to all registered parishioners last week.   The schedule is also posted on our Home Page.   Perhaps post it on your refrigerator or bookmark the home page so you have the schedule handy :) &n...

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Free Ultrasound for Pregnant Mothers? Possibly!
Robbinsdale Women's Center provides life-saving help in life-changing ways. Robbinsdale Women’s Center is conducting Ultrasound Training for their nurse sonographers and they need ultrasound models! RWC is looking for models who are pregnant in their first trimester or seco...

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Catholic Services Appeal - 3 min VIDEO
Together in Hope Please watch this 3 minute video on the Catholic Services Appeal, with a message from Archbishop Hebda  CSA Video The Catholic Services Appeal Foundation partners with fellow Catholic to share Christ’s love with neighbors in need through ministries that serve t...

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TOMORROW! Adoration, Praise & Worship
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2021 ~ 7:00 - 8:00 pm At St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Excelsior MN 680 Mill Street, Excelsior, MN  55331 Come worship with songs like “10,000 Reasons”, “Good, Good Father”, “Waymaker”, etc. led by Kari Hoeft who ear...

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Virtual Men's Conference

Posted on February 02, 2021 in: Upcoming Events

Virtual Men's Conference
An Annual Conference Serving Thousands After 23 years of hosting thousands of men in person, the 2021 Columbus Catholic Men's Conference will provide the opportunity for thousands more men to participate virtually as well as from Select Conference Viewing Sites. ‚Äč Information about Conf...

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Life & Dignity and Catholics at the Capitol 2021
The Minnesota Catholic Conference is hosting it's bi-annual Catholics at the Capitol event in St. Paul on April 15th. This day of prayer, education, and advocacy will form you in the faith, inform you on issues, and, along with Catholics from across Minnesota, you will help transform our state t...

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Virtual Catholic Conference

Posted on January 28, 2021 in: Upcoming Events

Virtual Catholic Conference
Great Opportunity throughout the whole year.  Men's Conference coming February 19-21 and Women's Conference March 12-14 And many more throughout the year.    Click on the link for more information, calendar and to sign up https://virtualcatholicconference.c...

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The Bulletin Contains What?

Posted on January 28, 2021 in: General News

The Bulletin Contains What?
Readings & Psalm for Weekend Masses The Readings, Psalm, Gospel, Sanctus, and Agnus Dei are printed in the bulletin each week...and one can even be e-mailed to you Saturday morning!    If you're attending Mass in person, feel free to take a bulletin as you enter the chu...

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Blessing of Throats ~ February 3
Blessing of Throats - St. Blaise ~ Wednesday, February 3rd Join us for the 8:30 am Mass on Wednesday, February 3rd followed by the Blessing of Throats or come at 6:30 pm in the evening for the blessing. To learn more about this Catholic tradition, check out SimplyCatholic  ...

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Be a Weekend Usher

Posted on January 22, 2021 in: General News

Be a Weekend Usher
Volunteer once a month! Our ushers have been doing a fantastic job assisting at weekend Masses, especially during this pandemic as their duties have changed a little.   Not only do they do a head-nod greeting as people enter, they help ensure safe seating in the church, bring ...

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Marriage Retreats ~ grow together

Posted on January 22, 2021 in: General News

Marriage Retreats ~ grow together
Listen with your spouse for God’s message of love... ....by exploring a Worldwide Marriage Encounter (WWME) weekend.   The next WWME weekends at the beautiful King's House Retreat Center in nearby Buffalo, MN are February 12 - 14 April 30 - May 2  ...

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Lent is coming...

Posted on January 22, 2021 in: General News

Lent is coming...
Lent begins with Ash Wednesday on February 17.  Postcards with the Lenten & Paschal Triduum schedule will be mailed within the next couple of weeks.   If you've had any change to your personal information that we have on file for you (name, address, marital status, pho...

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Snow Parking - Night Hours at Church
As the snow season continues, we would like to clarify where to park in the parking lot on our St. Peter's campus if there is a snow event, especially for those Adorers coming in the evening/night hours.   Please park in front of the narthex in the unmarked spots near Door...

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Catholic Schools Raffle is Here!

Posted on January 14, 2021 in: General News

Catholic Schools Raffle is Here!
Every dollar raised stays with our St Max Kolbe School!   Catholic Schools Raffle sponosored by Catholic United Financial               January 15 - February 28, 2021        Live drawing to be held on March 11, 2021 ...

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Lenten Retreats for Men & Women
"A Listening Heart" is the theme of these nearby silent retreats   For more information, please contact Christ the King Retreat Center at 763-682-1394 or register online at KingsHouse.com  

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Easily Update your Information

Posted on January 08, 2021 in: General News

Easily Update your Information
Now Available ~ Update Cards for your Personal Information Having current and correct information on file for our parish family is helpful and necessary! If you have a change to your home address, phone number, or email - or if you've had a family status change (birth, divorce, marriage) -...

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FORMED is for everyone

Posted on January 08, 2021 in: General News

FORMED is for everyone
What's on FORMED? Have you checked out the videos, books, audio books, and programs on FORMED lately?  Great resources for Catholics, most of it free, and something for everyone, from children to teens to adults.  You can access the site on your smartphone, tablet or compu...

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9 Days for Life Novena - January 21-29, 2021
9 Days for Life (January 21-29, 2021) is a Novena for the protection of human life.  Each day's intentions is accompanied by a short reflection and suggested actions to help build a culture of life.  Sign up for daily prayers sent by email or text messages here. Reso...

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January 22 | 10:30 am | Prayer Service for Life
Prayer Service for Life | Cathedral of St. Paul | January 22, 2021 | 10:30 a.m.   You are welcome to join in the Annual Prayer Service for Life.  This prayer service commemorates the millions of lives lost to abortion and the many women and men wounded by abortion’s aftermath. ...

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Adoration Closed 9:45 am - 1:00 pm Saturday
Adoration will be closed this Saturday, January 9th from 9:45 am - 1:00 pm for the private funeral Mass of Dolly Secora.   May God grant eternal rest to all the faithful departed.   Normal Adoration Hours: Round the clock from Sunday 12:00 pm through Saturday 4:45 pm in...

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Your Helpful Feedback is Welcome

Posted on January 08, 2021 in: General News

Your Helpful Feedback is Welcome
? QUESTION, COMMENT, COMPLIMENT ? Do you have a question about the Catholic faith?  Is your name misspelled on your giving envelope? Do you like the communication provided in our Friday electronic newsletter?    Your questions, comments, and compliments are welcome...

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Lenten Vocation Retreat for Women
Calling all single women between the ages of 17 - 32   The Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist, are sponsoing an afternoon lenten retreat for single women discerning their vocation.  The event is free and will be held at St Agnes Convent in St. Paul, MN on Sunday,...

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