The anniversary of Roe v. Wade is on Friday, Jan 22nd. Please offer penance and prayers to help rid our society of this awful scourge and all the terrible effects and consequences it brings. Miserere nobis!
We would like to do the blessing of candles on the Feast of the Purification this year (February 2nd), if you would like to have candles blessed the procedure is as follows:
- Candles must be in a box that can be closed and the box must be clearly labeled with your name
- Your box of candles needs to be brought to the church on SUNDAY JAN 31 or MONDAY FEB 1, and placed on or under the designated table in the entrance area (narthex) of the church. Candles for this blessing will not be accepted at any other time.
- The blessed candles will be transferred back to the table in the narthex area after Mass, where you can collect them at any time.
Saturday with the Sisters – Young ladies ages 11-14 are invited to register for a day of prayer, work, and community spent with the Filiae Laboris Mariae. The day will begin with Holy Mass at 9:00 a.m. and be followed by time spent working with the Sisters, learning about the Sisters’ daily life, and preparing and enjoying lunch together. We will also pray the Holy Rosary and some of the Divine Office. The event will conclude at 2:00 p.m. Please fill out a registration found in the back of church and return it to the parish office or to one of the Sisters. Space is limited to 10 registrants per date. There will be 2 dates offered: Saturday, January 30 & Saturday, February 13. Please indicate your preferred date when registering. Thank you!
From Fr. Pelster: Catholic Special Education: Is your student struggling with learning? Can’t remember how to spell or use phonetic rules (dyslexia)? Difficulties with oral and written expression? Can’t summarize whole or parts of stories? Can’t remember concepts that were covered the day before? Struggles with computations? Processing slowness? We can help! Secret Garden Educational Pathways offers online, special education support from the comfort and safety of home. We use cognitive therapy and targeted remediation administered by trusted, experienced and qualified teachers in a supportive Catholic environment and using Catholic materials. Visit www.secretgardenep.com or call 661-816-9156.
We would like to welcome all visitors and new parishioners to the parish and hope you feel encouraged to learn more about the different apostolates and groups to be a part of. For more information, please sign up for Flocknote and select the various groups you’d like to learn more about. Traditional Catholicism is a great treasure trove with many beauties to discover that help reveal just how tremendously wondrous it is that a majestic God wishes for us to be in communion with Him. Not having a parish center at the moment and being prohibited from having too many in-person extra events may make the means to reach out and welcome everyone fewer, but do know of our gratitude for your presence. Welcome!
A woman named Juliette has asked for a ride each week to the 9:30 AM Mass. If someone is able to pick her up from her home and bring her to Mass each Sunday please contact me for details. Juliette Lives at Portland and 10th Street in Minneapolis (not far from the US Bank stadium). I am sure that she would appreciate getting to Mass. Thanks, -Fr. Pelster