Monday of the Second Week of Advent
O God, who by the Immmaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin prepared a worthy dwelling for your Son, grant, we pray, that, as you preserved her from every stain by virtueof the Death of your Son, which you foresaw, so, through her intercession, we, too, may be cleansed and admitted to your presence. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.
Dates to Remember:
- Monday, December 9 - Feast of the Immaculate Conception - Masses at 8:00 am and 7:00 pm in the Church
- Sat-Sun, December 14-15 - Women's Council Guilds' Christmas Boutique
- Sunday, December 15 - Children's Christmas Pageant - 12:15 pm
- Wednesday, December 18 - Children's Christmas Pageant - 5:00 pm
- Tuesday, December 24 - Christmas Eve - Masses at 4:00 & 10:00 pm
(with caroling 30 minutes before)
- Wednesday, December 25 - Christmas Day - Masses at 9:00 & 11:00 am
(with preludes 15 minutes prior)
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news & upcoming events
A Special Message from Archbishop Nienstedt - ...this week, the archdiocese announced new disclosure practices as part of a broader set of actions underway to address the issues associated with clergy sexual abuse of minors...Read the full text here or in the Catholic Spirit. Go to the archdiocesan website (click on the icon that says "Advocacy and Victim Assistance") for additional information. Click here for Disclosure Q & A.
Christmas Boutique is coming December 14-15 - Mark your calendar! Once again, handmade goods, baked goods, hostess gifts and homemade candies will be available in the Celtic Center after weekend Masses.
Remember the food shelves as the holidays approach! Deliver groceries to the Celtic Center when you come to Mass, or at the Parish Office during the week. Thank you!
Donate NEW socks, hats, and mittens/gloves for the children at Risen Christ School. Please drop your donations off at the Parish Office as soon as possible.
more info & resources
Archbishop Nienstedt will be reaching out to Catholics in our local Church in a brand new way, with the goal of reaching as many of the Catholic faithful as possible through our parishes. Along with his column in The Catholic Spirit, the Archbishop will share a video column in which he will personally share his message on the web and in social media. View the November 21 video here.
New Security Procedures are in effect -
Please enter the building at the main Parish Office entrance
(east parking lot off St. Patrick's Lane) and check in with the receptionist.
All other entrances will be locked after Morning Mass.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Sunday Hospitality Returns the First & Third Sundays of the month! Share your gifts of hospitality and service by signing up online to provide Sunday Hospitality after an upcoming Sunday Mass! Online Sign-up here....
Emmaus - Thursdays, 8:30-9:30 am, St. John's Room. No registration required. The Emmaus group is the invitation to kinship on our spiritual journey. We invite you to join us for this informal weekly gathering to explore our faith. We hope that you will discover that in community, none of us is a stranger. For more details, please contact Maura Schnorbach.
Check out this video link from one of St. Pat's Guatemala pilgrimages promoting our water project partnership.
Fr. Tim and the St. Patrick's community have been invited to be a part of the Teaching Parish Program through the St. Paul Seminary School of Divinity. What is the Teaching Parish Program? Read more... Seminarian Matthew Regan from the Diocese of Crookston has been assigned to St. Patrick's as part of his formation program to the priesthood. Read more...
Help support our Youth Programs including: new programs, scholarships and reducing the cost of junior and senior high mission trips and retreats. Donate online Thanks!
An extensive interview with Pope Francis was published and there has been a great deal of media attention given to it. Unfortunately, some of the Holy Father’s comments have been misinterpreted and/or selectively quoted. When understood in its entire context, it is clear that Pope Francis is certainly not changing any teaching of the Church, and in fact he is boldly emphasizing the Gospel message. A statement from Archbishop Nienstedt regarding the interview can be found here.
YOU are invited to REDISCOVER: Catholicism... Save the date now for the 2014 Rediscover: Catholic Celebration on Friday evening and Saturday all day,
October 3-4, 2014!
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