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

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

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Mass Schedule

Posted on July 02, 2020 in: General News

Mass Schedule
Beginning the week of July 6th, here are the daily Mass times!  

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Sign Up NO LONGER Required

Posted on July 02, 2020 in: General News

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

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Happy Father's Day!

Posted on June 19, 2020 in: General News

SIGN UP for WEEKEND Masses

Posted on June 19, 2020 in: General News

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

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Father Kowalczyk will be out of town the week of June 22nd.  With the current pandemic and restrictions in how Mass is celebrated, we will not have a substitute priest for the weekday Masses. If you'd like to see the Mass & Confession schedules of our neighboring parishes, the links are below; note that they require sign up even for daily Mass. Sts. Peter and Paul in Lor...

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Summer Office Hours

Posted on June 12, 2020 in: General News

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

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MASS SIGN UP for WEEKENDS

Posted on June 11, 2020 in: General News

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

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Mass Schedule for June

Posted on June 05, 2020 in: General News

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Road Construction Continues

Posted on May 21, 2020 in: General News

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

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

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

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Where is the Can Cart?

Posted on May 18, 2020 in: General News

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

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Thank You, Parishioners!

Posted on May 15, 2020 in: General News

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

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

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

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

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

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Outdoor Volunteers Needed

Posted on May 11, 2020 in: General News

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Mother's Day is May 10th

Posted on May 06, 2020 in: General News

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

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Go Fly a Kite

Posted on April 30, 2020 in: General News

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

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

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

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St Catherine of Siena

Posted on April 29, 2020 in: General News

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

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We are Here for You!

Posted on April 23, 2020 in: General News

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

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Adoration? Yes!

Posted on April 21, 2020 in: General News

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

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

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Easter Vigil PROGRAM

Posted on April 09, 2020 in: General News

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

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Confession Hours

Posted on April 08, 2020 in: General News

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

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

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

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

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

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Confession Hours

Posted on March 24, 2020 in: General News

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

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Magnificat - free online

Posted on March 23, 2020 in: General News

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

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Receive the Bulletin by Email

Posted on March 23, 2020 in: General News

Receive the Bulletin by Email
While our bulletin is posted on our website under Resources, you also have the option to have it emailed to you automatically each week. Click here to sign up for the free digital bulletin: Digital Bulletin

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Thank You for Giving

Posted on March 20, 2020 in: General News

Thank You for Giving
Your financial support is appreciated and necessary.   Please continue to give what you can. By MAIL:   PO Box 470, Delano, MN  55328 By DROP OFF:  At the Parish Office: 204 S River Street, Delano, MN 55328 By ELECTRONIC: Click here to be taken to our...

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

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Homlilies

Posted on September 30, 2019 in: General News

Homlilies
Want to relisten? Maybe you were out of town!   Follow this link to all past homilies. https://delanocatholic.com/Grow-In-Faith/Homilies

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Results of Coat and Sock Drive

Posted on December 17, 2018 in: General News

Well done St. Max!! You came through again on the coat and sock drive! A big St. Max thank you to all that donated. Here are the numbers: 16 Hats 13 pairs of gloves 1,163 pairs of socks 203 coats 22 new toothbushes And Otto Transfer drivers collected 1000's of shampoo, lotion and soaps. All of this will be delivered to Allan Law and he will be personally handing all of it out on th...

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Youth Life Night

Posted on November 15, 2018 in: General News

The Journey Together

Posted on November 05, 2018 in: General News

The Journey Together
Saturday, December 1st 5:00 pm ~ Handzel Hall A Father/Daughter Event Mass Dinner Speaker Dance $20 per Adult $5 per Daughter Tickets will be sold the first three weekends of November. Questions? Contact Jennifer Dougherty at 763-528-0022.

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