Pastor’s Messages

Late Summer News

Dear Fellow Parishioners, The State Fair has begun! Of course this is the sign that summer is coming to a close and fall is about to begin. This is a wonderful time to give thanks and to look ahead at what the coming church year will be. To assist in this twofold task, everyone (i.e.,…

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Future Church Leaders

Dear Fellow Parishioners, Last week I announced that our parish was being considered to assist in the formation of two of our future Church leaders. While I have yet to hear from the St. Paul Seminary, I believe we still need to be prepared. We will be expected to put together two Teaching Parish Committees…

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Vocations

Dear Fellow Parishioners, This week marks a month since we celebrated the funeral of our beloved former pastor Fr. Michael Tegeder. One of the universal comments I received during these past weeks has been that Fr. Mike died too young. Yes, age 67 is young, and is getting younger every year for many of us.…

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A Tribute to Priests and Fr. Mike Tegeder

Priesthood They are my anointed ones, and I call them My Christs, because I have given them the office of administering Me to you, and have placed them like fragrant flowers in the mystical body of holy Church. The angel himself has no such dignity, for I have given it to those men whom I…

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Welcome Fr. Corti!

Dear Fellow Parishioners, This weekend we celebrate our annual Mission Appeal. Listen to the words of Deacon Mickey Friesen, the Archdiocesan Director of our Center for Mission: “I am happy to announce the 2016 Missionary Cooperation Plan (MCP) for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. This year we will welcome 60 mission groups (representing…

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Consider Totus Tuus

Dear Fellow Parishioners, Summer is upon us! In the past our parish has offered Vacation Bible School (VBS) for our children. This tradition ended a couple years ago; and yet, we still receive inquiries about VBS. While we don’t foresee re-starting this program, there are alternatives. Consider the Totus Tuus program sponsored by the Archdiocesan…

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You Have the Key

The Keys: One morning, early in her career, a teacher arrived at school early and was surprised to see a youngster anxiously waiting at the door. “It’s locked,” the student said as the teacher tried the door. In the teacher’s words: I began to fumble for my keys and the child immediately brightened. “You’re a…

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The Most Holy Body & Blood of Christ

I, Berengarius, firmly believe and confess with my mouth, that the bread and wine which are laid on the altar, by the mystery of sacred prayer and the words of our Redeemer, are substantially converted into the very flesh and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ, true and life-giving; and that after consecration it is…

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Feast of the Most Holy Trinity

Dear Fellow Parishioners: This weekend we celebrate the Feast of the Most Holy Trinity. We are invited to profess and reflect on this central mystery of our Christian faith. In Canon 234 The Catechism of the Catholic Church states: “The mystery of the Most Holy Trinity is the central mystery of Christian faith and life.…

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With Great Hope

Dear Fellow Parishioners: This weekend marks a time of new beginnings. Our “50-day” party ends as our Easter season comes to a close. We have had the opportunity to once again look back on the early years of the Church. Our journey through the Acts of the Apostles followed Peter and Paul, the pillars of…

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