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Area Catholic parishes and schools have been invited to participate in a brief online survey to gauge the interest in a regional Catholic high school in the northwest region of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis (Wright County area). This survey is exploratory at this po...
Below are the financials for the month ending April 2022.
If you have any questions on the parish's finances, please contact our parish administrator, Jill Ellingson, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your offering and continued generosity!
A blessing for all mothers:
Loving God, as a mother gives life and nourishment to her children, so you watch over your Church. Bless all mothers, that they may be strengthened with Christ's love and guidance. Let the example of their faith and love shine forth. Grant that their sons...
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...
Join us May 7 morning.
. Rosary in Latin ~ 8:30 AM
. Mass in the Extraordinary Form ~ 9:00 AM
. Confessions ~ 10:00 AM
At our St Peter campus
Booklets will be provided in the church for those wanting to follow along, and they are attached here as well for those who are unable to atten...
If you are graduating from high school this year, you are invited to Mass with a special blessing for you followed by a mini celebration afterward.
Tuesday, June 7 at 5:30 pm
St. Joseph Campus
Save the Date
RSVP on our Home Page
Call the church office with questions: 76...
"Militia Immaculta" Group
A St Max Kolbe parish group for all those
confirmed through college age, and those seeking Confirmation.
Join us TUESDAY, MAY 10
5:30 Mass at our St Joseph Campus
6:00 pm Social and talk with Fr Kowalczyk following ...
Golf Scramble ~ Friday, May 20 at Pioneer Creek Golf Course
Proceeds benefit the St Max Kolbe Catholic School
See image flyer for details..cost, time, location.
A Montessori-style Catholic faith-based learning for young children will be offered later this year at our parish — it’s called Catechesis of the Good Shepherd. Youngsters participate in hands-on activities to learn our beautiful Catholic faith in a space called an ‘atrium&rs...
Calvary (St. Peter) & St. Joseph Cemeteries Needs Your Help
Please come with your rakes and other yard tools to keep our cemeteries beautiful for our parish and the community.
Meet on Saturday April 24
9:00 a.m. at Calvary Cemetery
(located on County Road 17, just south o...
Calling all 4th - 8th graders!
Sunday, 5:30 - 7:30 pm at the St JOSEPH Campus in Handzel Hall....games, dinner, teaching, and prayer!!
Bring a friend!
Questions? Contact Andrew Zeisel at email@example.com or 1-847-454-4109.
All are welcome to join us in the church on our St. Peter campus as we pray together for our parish.
Sunday, May 1
11:30 am following Sunday Mass
All are then welcome to stay for a Potluck Lunch beginning at 12:00 pm in St. Martha Hall -- please bring an item to share.
If you hav...
Thursday, May 5 5:30 - 7:00 PM
Come see the work of the St. Max school students in the Academic & Art Fair on May 5th from 5:30 - 7:00 PM in the St. Max school cafeteria and gym!
Support our St. Max Kolbe School and enjoy a breakfast cooked for you!
At the door on the day of the event
At the St Max Kolbe School office
At the St Maxk Kolbe Church office
Join us following the 10 am Mass on Sunday, May 15
Please join us for any or all of these events on Sunday, May 15!
Donuts, Coffee, Fellowship
See bulletin, poster boards, and our online calendar for more information.
Calling all 1st - 3rd Graders!
Saturday, May 14
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
St. Peter Campus
The Parish Office will be closed Monday April 18 - Friday April 22.
We will be back in the office on Tuesday, April 25th.
All Masses WILL still occur as scheduled that week. Our office staff will just be recouping and organizing after the Holy Week preparations!
See our home page for the Holy Week Schedule.
All are welcome to join in prayer and watch as our St. Max Kolbe School Students perform the Living Stations of the Cross.
St. Max Kolbe School Gymnasium
Final Hours for Confession Before Lent
Friday, April 8 at 7:00 pm - St. Peter Campus
Saturday, April 9 at 3:30 pm - St Peter Campus
Tuesday, April 12 at 4:30 pm - St Joseph Campus
and again at 6:00 pm on Tuesday after Mass
Wednesday, April 13 at 8:00 am - St. Joseph Campus
Come join us tonight at our St Peter campus, April 8
7:00 pm Stations of the Cross with Confessions available during that time.
Please join us on Holy Thursday for a prayerful, beautiful evening after Mass.
Register at this link so we have a head count for the bus.
A suggested donation of $10 per person to help cover the cost of the bus will be appreciated.
Your extra help in covering these utility expenses would be appreciated!
To make a one-time donation online, click here.
To mail in a donation, please send to Church of St Max Kolbe, PO Box 470, Delano, MN 55328.
On Sunday, April 10th, the children of the parish are invited to process in with Fr. Kowalczyk, the deacon, and the servers!
We continue to pray for peace and healing in the world; here is one beautiful prayer you may like to recite.
O Blessed Mother, heart of love, heart of mercy, ever listening, caring, consoling, hear our prayer. As your children, we implore your intercession with Jesus your Son. Receive with unders...
Come support the school and eat some incredible-tasting food!
Friday, March 18th at our St Peter Campus: 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm.
IF YOU WANT CURBSIDE PICKUP, YOU MUST PRE-ORDER by March 17 TO RESERVE YOUR PLATE! Order Here
If you are eating indoors, you do not need to pre...
Sunday, March 20 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Come kick up your heels and learn some fun dances!
Live music with Caller Sherry Zeisel!
Free lessons provided! Potluck luncheon (bring an item to share).
Fun for the whole family!
For more information on this event, fee...
Did you know that careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) are growing more than twice as fast as the rest of the job market? You already know how valuable STEM is to our children's future success . . . but do you know how much fun it can be?
Come watch the St....
Sponsored in part by our Delano Knights of Columbus and benefiting local seminarians.
The funeral Mass for John Neisen will be held on Tuesday, March 8 at 11:00 a.m at our St. Peter campus.
Visitation will take place in St. Martha Hall on our St. Peter Campus from 10:00 - 11:00 am prior to the Mass.
Fr. John Meyer will officiate the Mass.
Eternal rest gra...
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...
The funeral Mass for Karl Van Beusekom will be held Friday, March 11 at 11:30 a.m at our St. Peter campus.
Visitation will take place in St. Martha Hall on our St. Peter Campus from 9:30 am - 11:30 am prior to the Mass.
Fr. Paul Kubista will officiate the Mass.
Fr. Kowalczyk will be on a retreat the week of March 7th so there will be no daily Mass or confession here that week.
Fr. Kowalczyk will be back on March 12 to celebrate weekend Masses with us and hear confessions that weekend.
Our Adoration Chapel will remain open for prayer, Sunday noon thro...
A Mass of Christian Burial for Idella "Del" Rumpza will take place on Tuesday, March 1st at 11:00 a.m at our St. Peter campus.
Visitation will take place in St. Martha Hall on our St. Peter Campus from 9:00 am - 10:00 am prior to the Mass.
Fr. Kowalczyk will officiate. &nb...
Friday, February 25 will be our annual themed bingo with pulled pork dinner, wine, Lupine beer & seltzer, and prizes! Be sure to register for this fun event as tables will fill up!
Please join us on Saturday March 19th, 9:00 am - Noon, for a beautiful morning of prayer and reflection with Fr. Kowalczyk.
All ladies welcome; invite your friends.
See image below and sign up with the link on our home page.
RSVP encouraged so we can plan for breakfast and seating; tha...
Come join in the activites at our parish this Sunday, January 30th!
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free will offering
Proceeds benefit St Max Kolbe School
School Open ...
We are pleased to welcome Archbishop Hebda to celebrate Mass with our school students on Friday, February 25 at 8:30 am in the church on our St. Peter campus.
All are welcome to attend.
Bring a candle if you would like it blessed.
February 2nd is the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord, and for years this date has also been celebrated with a blessing of candles.
We will have Mass at 8:30 AM on Wednesday February 2nd in the Adoration Chapel on our St Joseph Campu...
The church office is hiring a part-time administrative assistant to work 12-20 hours per week, Tuesday through Friday, to support our current staff.
If interested, please submit your resume and cover letter to the church office by February 4th; in person, by mail, or via email at&nbs...
Sunday January 30: 9 am - 12:00 pm
Come build-a-waffle, visit with fellow parishioners, and tour the school!
Waffle & Sausage Breakfast with proceeds benefiting our St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic School.
At our St. Peter Campus ~ in the school cafeteria
Free Will Offering
Sunday, January 30 ~ 9:00 am - Noon
Come check out our Catholic school!
The Church of St. Maximilian Kolbe is following the guidelines of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis with respect to COVID safety; at present, face coverings and social distancing are not required in churches. Hand sanitizer and wipes are provided at church entrances.
The Church of St. Maximilian Kolbe will host a blood drive for the American Red Cross on Thursday, February 3rd: 12 - 6 pm.
Canteen Volunteers Needed for 2 hour shifts - please contact Andrew@stmaxkolbechurch.org.
Blood Donors also needed! Sign up at 1-800-RED CROSS
For All Married Couples
An evening to celebrate sacramental marriages with a wooded walk, fires, warm beverages and warm food.
For more information or to have questions answered, please contact either Sara Triplett 612.201.7356 or Jeff Reither 763.645.4324.
Fr. Kowalczyk & Jeromy Darling on "Ever Ancient, Ever New" Podcast
If you haven't checked out the "Ever Ancient Ever New" podcasts in a while, there are a few more episodes!
Check back often on our website as recordings are happening frequently on different top...
The Church of St. Maximilian Kolbe invites all men to participate in Exodus 90 which will kick off on Saturday, January 15th! Come to the breakfast in St. Martha Hall to learn more and see if you'd like to participate.
Exodus 90 is a 90-day spiritual exercise that gives Catho...
Gift yourself 1 hour with Jesus.
Eucharistic Adoration is open 12:00 pm Sunday though 4:00 pm Saturday every week.
Please prayerfully consider taking one hour with Jesus. There are many hours to choose from. Please contact Barb Janas at 763-972-6843.
“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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
Merry Christmas from Fr. Kowalczyk and some of his amazing parish office staff.
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 ...
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!
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...
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.
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 ...
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...
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
7:00 pm (Ordinary Form in Latin)
Wednesday, December 8
Hail Mary, Full of Grace
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 ...
Final weekend if you'd like the option to have a pew reserved just for you!
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...
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join us for Mass on Thanksgiving Day at 9:30 AM at our St. Joseph campus!
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...
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 ...
Friendly Reminder to 'fall back' 1 hour this Sunday
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. :)
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
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.
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...
There will be no daily Mass on Friday, October 22nd during MEA weekend.
Have a safe and refreshing 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 ...
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 &...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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 ...
Join us for a wonderful, free opportunity to be trained in catechesis, evangelization, and forming disciples.
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...
The Intercessory Prayer scheduled for Friday evening, August 27th has been cancelled.
Look for future prayer events to occur later this Fal!
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...
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.
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...
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.
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 email@example.com o...
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...
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...
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 763-972-2528 if you or someone you know is looking for the opportun...
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.
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...
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
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...
This Friday through Sunday!
Check out the brackets are on web home page!
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...
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 ...
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...
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 ...
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...
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
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.
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
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!
Wednesday, June 16
7:00 - 8:30 pm
St Joseph Campus ~ Handzel Hall
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? &...
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...
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...
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...
Come celebrate and worship with us on the
Feast of The Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Saturday, June 12
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...
Come support our St Max Kolbe School by attending River Street Jam on June 5.
Proceeds benefit our awesome St. Max Kolbe School!
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 ...
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 :)
Father will be seated in the section that was previously used for 'b...
Please note the CHANGES BEGINNING June 5!
Thank you for your offering.
For questions concerning these financials, please contact our bookkeeper, Marie Bauman, at email@example.com or at 763-972-2077 x 226.
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 ...
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
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)
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 ...
For any questions related to these figures, please contact our bookkeeper, Marie Bauman, at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 763-972-2077 x 226.
Thank you for your generosity.
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!"
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.
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&...
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
We will try this through April and re-evaluate.
We are happy more people are ret...
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
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.
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...
Adoration closes at 6:00 pm on Holy Thursday
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
Thank you for your continued generosity.
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...
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.
Campus of St. Peter
Father Kowalczyk presiding
As a reminder, the ...
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...
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. ...
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...
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.
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...
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...
Women's Lenten Retreat
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.
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 :)
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...
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...
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...
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...
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
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 ...
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
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...
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...
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
"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
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) -...
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...
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.
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. ...
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...
? 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...
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,...
Just in case we missed posting it in an e-mail, the elevator (and the sound system) at St Peter's Church is working!
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.
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.
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.
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...
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
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:
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.
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
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...
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...
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!
And if you missed it live, you can still click there and see the recording! &nbs...
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 email@example.com and I'll make one for you.
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
Holy Spririt Academy is hosting their Harvest Banquet 2020 online with some fun and interesting silent auction items!
"Fish Fry with the Fathers"
"Brunch with Bishop Cozzens"
Chauffeured Limo Ride to Sovereign Estate...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
A Requiem Mass in the Extraordinary Form will be said on Monday, November 2nd at 7:00 pm at St Peter's Church.
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
Watch for a detailed report to come next month.
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...
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.
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
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your support; know that it is greatly appreciated.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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.
We don't ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
Host: Sr. Miriam James Heidland, SOLT
Worship Leader: Bob Rice
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?
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...
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 ...
For your bulletin board or refrigerator posting :)
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...
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...
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
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...
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 ...
Parish Office Hours for the Summer will be:
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...
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...
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 ...
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
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...
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
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...
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...
Congratulations to the 6th grade graduates of St. Maximilian Kolbe School.
These students worked diligently to complete their final weeks through distance learning. This class of students has been...
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...
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!
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
...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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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
To You, O Blessed Joseph
Pope Pius XIII Aug. 20, 1885
“A partial indulgence is granted to the faithful who invoke S...
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...
“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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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!
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...
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.
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...
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...
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
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...
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...
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 email@example.com.